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  Lockheed Hudson Mark III Serial Number NZ2023  
RNZAF
9 Squadron

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Nicolas Duprey 2000

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed. Constructors Number 3836. Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number V9251. USAAF serial number unknown. Aquired by British purchasing mission contracts and shipped overseas to New Zeland.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Hudson NZ2023. No known nose art or nickname. On September 29, 1941 BOC by Unit 1 and assembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot Hobsonville Airfield. Assigned to 1 Squadron Whenuapai Airfield. On February 25, 1942 assigned 4 Squadron at Nausori Airfield on Fiji. On July 19, 1942 transfered to 9 Squadron based at Plaine Des Gaiacs Airfield.

Mission History
On December 7, 1942 took off from Plaine Des Gaiacs Airfield on a mission. Returning, this Hudson suffered a heavy landing and was damaged. Written off on December 30, 1942 as reduced to spare parts.

Wreckage
This Hudson remains at Plaine Des Gaiacs Airfield.

References
ADF Serials - Hudson NZ2023

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January 31, 2018

 

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