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  Hudson Mark III "The Tojo Busters" Serial Number A16-211  
RAAF
2 Squdron

Former Assignments:
6 Squadron

Crew  F/O Ray Harold Hornby, 403053 (survived)
Crew  F/O Murray Tavender Kidman, 407438 (survived)
Crew  P/O George Henry Williams, 405238 (survived)
Crew  F/Sgt Keith William Lye, 403672 (survived)
Crew  Sgt Ronald Bernard Luxton, 414415
(survived)
Force Landed  May 7, 1943


Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed and assigned Constructor's Number 6430. Assigned to 6 Squadron RAAF during the Battle for Milne Bay. Afterwards, it underwent an overhault and afterwards was assigned to 2 Squadron flying out of Millingimbi Airfield.

Mission History
On May 7, 1943 took off from Millingimbi Airfield piloted by F/O Ray Harold Hornby as one of four Hudsons on an armed reconnaissance mission over Maikoor Seaplane Base and Taberfane Seaplane Base in the Aru Islands (Aroe). Returning to Millingimbi Airfield, the undercarriage collapsed causing it to ground loop and was severely damaged and afterwards converted to components.

Wreckage
The remains of this aircraft remained at Millingimbi Airfield.

Memorials
Hudson A16-112 / VH-KOY is painted in the markings of this aircraft and based at the Temora Aviation Museum.

References
ADF Serials - Hudson A16-211
Australia @ War - Hudson A16-211
Highest Traditions The History of No. 2 Squadron, RAAF page XIV, 182, 385, 413, 429

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Last Updated
April 24, 2018

 

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