|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
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.
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.
The remains of this aircraft remained at Millingimbi Airfield.
Hudson A16-112 / VH-KOY is painted in the markings of this aircraft and based at the Temora Aviation Museum.
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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April 24, 2018