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  Lockheed Hudson Mark III Serial Number A16-139 Code G
RAAF
7 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed. Constructor Number 6068. On September 24, 1941 assigned to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-28-LO Hudson serial number 41-23209. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia as part of Defense Aid consignment on October 21, 1941.

Wartime History
On December 26, 1942 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Hudson A16-139 and reassembled by 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On December 31, 1942 test flown. On February 9, 1942 assigned to 7 Squadron with code G. No known nickname or nose art.

On March 26, 1942 force landed near Croydon, VIC. The crew was pilot F/O Arthur Ernest Adams, 692 P/O B. L. Hancock, 406481 (suffered rib injuries), Sgt Bright Brian Bright, 407841 and Sgt Beverley Kilgour Chandler, 21351.

On April 13, 1942 assigned to 5 Air Depot (5 AD) and auctioned for salvage by 1 Air Depot (1 AD) on May 18, 1942. Officially stricken from charge on June 12, 1942.

Memorials
The enire crew was officially declared dead on March 23, 1942. Adams on panel 5. Bright and Chandler on panel 6.

The entire crew is memorialized at the Sydney Memorial.

References
ADF Serials - Hudson A16-139
CWGC - Arthur Ernest Adams
CWGC - Bright Brian Bright
CWGC - Beverley Kilgour Chandler
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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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