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Hudson A16-5

Aircraft Model:Lockheed Hudson Mk. I
Manufacturer:Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Identities:A16-5
Units:No. 2 Squadron, RAAF
No. 6 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

26 January 1940Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA with Engine Nos. 2107 and 2109.
29 March 1940Erected and test flown.
1 April 1940Issued to No. 6 Squadron, RAAF.
17 April 1940Unserviceable for 40 hourly at No. 6 Squadron.
29 July 1940Serviceable at No. 6 Squadron, RAAF.
30 September 1940Aircraft was taxied into by A21-38 causing damage to top and bottom rudder.
18 November 1940Unserviceable at No. 6 Squadron.
26 February 1941Engine Nos. 2262 and 3912 to be installed.
31 March 1941Serviceable at No. 6 Squadron.
27 December 1941Allotted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
5 January 1942Issued to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
1 February 1942Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex Darwin, for engine change.
4 February 1942Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex Darwin, for engine repair.
16 February 1942Received by No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
7 March 1942Aircraft extensively damaged at Drysdale Mission, WA.
4 April 1942Demolished by Army authorities.
10 September 1942Write off.

Photos

Lockheed Hudsons (including A16-5, right) possibly at RAAF Station Richmond after being erected by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1943, Aircraft status cards - Lockheed Hudson A16-1 to A16-247, A10297, BLOCK 84.

Wilson, S. 1992 Anson, Hudson & Sunderland in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 30 January 2019.


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