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  Lockheed Hudson Mark IIIa Serial Number A16-179  
RAAF
32 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed in Burbank, CA. Constructors Number 6351. On December 18, 1941 delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) RA-29 Hudson serial number 41-23534. Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number BW672. Disassembled and shipped overseas as part of Defence Aid to Australia.

Wartime History
On March 23, 1942 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Hudson A16-179. Reassembled by 1 Air Depot (1 AD). Assigned to 32 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

This Hudson was flown from Garbutt Field at Townsville via Horn Island Airfield to Port Moresby arriving on July 9, 1942. Departed on July 13, 1942 to Horn Island Airfield and returned to Port Moresby on July 17, 1942.

On July 20, 1942 this Hudson was parked in a revetment at 3 Mile Drome (Kila Kila) near Port Moresby. During a Japanese air raid, burned and completely destroyed. Officially stricken off charge on July 24, 1942.

References
ADF Serials - Hudson A16-179 "Destroyed on ground at 7 Mile Strip, Port Moresby by enemy bombing"
The RAAF Hudson Story Book Two page 202-204

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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