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  Lockheed Hudson Mark III Serial Number A16-119  
RAAF
14 Squadron

Former Assignments
2 AD
1 AD

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Stan Gajda
1982

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 6048. Delivered September 17, 1941 to the U. S. Army as A-28-LO serial number 41-23189. On October 14, 1941 disassembled and shipped overseas across the Pacific to Australia as part of Defence Aid.

Wartime History
On December 5, 1941 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Hudson A19-119. Reassembled by 2 Air Depot (2 AD) and air tested on December 24, 1941.

On December 28, 1942 assigned to 14 Squadron. On February 13, 1942 assigned to 1 Air Depot (1 AD) for turret installation. On February 21, 1942 returned to 14 Squadron.

Assigned to Wing Commander Ivor James Lightfood, commanding officer (C.O.) of 14 Squadron. This Hudson searched for C-53 Skytrooper 41-20066 that was reported as missing on February 26, 1942.

Wartime History
On March 3, 1942 while parked at Broome Airfield at 9:40am destroyed by five A6M2 Zeros strafing the airfield. This Hudson was hit by machine gun fire in the wing root that cause the fuel tank to be set on fire destroying the aircraft. Afterwards, Wing Commander Lightfoot made the first official report of the air raid. On March 20, 1942 this Hudson was officially written off.

References
ADF Serials - Hudson A16-119
World War Two Nominal Roll - Ivor James Lightfood

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January 9, 2018

 

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