Built by Lockheed in Burbank, California. Constructor Number 3836. Purchased by the United Kingdom and assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) as Hudson Mark III serial number V9251. Disassembled and loaded aboard Waiotapu as cargo and shipped across the Pacific to New Zealand.
Assigned to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as Hudson Mark III serial number NZ2023. On September 29, 1941 BOC by Unit 1 and reassembled at No. 1 Aircraft Depot (1 AD) at Hobsonville Airfield. Assigned to 1 Squadron Whenuapai Airfield. On February 25, 1942 assigned 4 Squadron at Suva Airfield (Nausori) on Fiji. On July 19, 1942 transfered to 9 Squadron based at Plaine
Des Gaiacs Airfield on New Caledonia. No known nose art or nickname.
On December 7, 1942 took off from Plaine
Des Gaiacs Airfield on a mission. Returning, this Hudson suffered a heavy landing and was damaged. On December 30, 1942 officially written off and reduced to spare parts. The rest of this Hudson was abandoned.
The center wing section of this Hudson remains at Plaine Des Gaiacs Airfield.
ADF Serials - Hudson NZ2023
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August 10, 2018