Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructor Number 6058. On September 24, 1941 assigned to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-28-LO Hudson serial number 41-23199. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia as part of Defense Aid consignment on October 21, 1941.
On December 15, 1941 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Hudson A16-129 and reassembled by 2 Air Depot (2 AD).
Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF. Defence Aid 17/10/41:
Rec 2AD ex USA 15/12/41.
Air Tested 20/12/41.
Issued 6Sqn RAAF 28/12/41.
Fitted with Cowl guns in lieu of BP Turret 02/01/42.
Rec 6Sqn RAAF 03/01/42.
On operations Northern Command 25/01/42.
Rec 2AD ex Townsville 01/02/42.17/03/42 departed to Darwin via Charleville and Cloncurry.
Departed Darwin for Richmond 05/04/42 to be fitted with Boulton Paul Turret.
Issued 13Sqn RAAF 13/04/42.
Rec 5AD ex 13Sqn RAAF Rec 14Sqn RAAF 20/07/42.
Accident 1846hrs 27/07/42 when on landing at Pearce RAAF Base, aircraft struck object adjacent to start of runway threshold. Port Oleo snapped on landing, with aircraft then sliding along strip. Damage to Port Under carriage, Port Airscrew, mainplane and flaps.
Crew F/Lt J Newstead, Sgt Lammerton Serv#407484, Sgt N E Grabbe Serv#404755, and Sgt J Perrin Serv#406869 un-injured. Repaired by 14Sqn RAAF . Rec 32Sqn RAAF 03/02/43.
Allocated 6Sqn RAAF 24/03/43.
Rec 3AD for ASV fitment 02/04/43.
Rec 6Sqn RAAF 27/04/43 Coded FX-F.
On August 17, 1943 crash landed at Narewa Airfield on Woodlark
Island. Afterwards, this aircraft was written off.
Accident 17/08/43 at Woodlark Island Strip when aircraft on landing during bad weather returning from a Anti-Submarine patrol struck and collided with a line up of eight P-39s on the airstrip. One being 42-4275.
Pilot F/O E T Rutherford, 403625, Navigator/Bombardier F/O J Blades, 403630, WAG F/O E M Couled, 407492 WAG F/O J. S. Childs, 405067 and passenger unknown U. S. Naval Surgeon. Everyone aboard was slightly injured.
Rec 10RSU 19/08/43.
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ADF Serials - Hudson A16-129
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January 9, 2018