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Hudson A16-36

Aircraft Model:Lockheed Hudson Mk. I
Manufacturer:Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:1887
Identities:A16-36
Units:No. 13 Squadron, RAAF
No. 14 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

9 February 1940Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA with Engine Nos. 3056 and 3059.
2 May 1940Issued to No. 14 Squadron, RAAF.
13 May 1940Port Engine (No. 3056) constant speed propeller governor control couplings sheared.
17 May 1940Engine No. 3056 replaced by Engine No. 3041.
14 April 1941Engines due for complete overhaul.
16 April 1941Engine Nos. 3061 and 2589 to be installed.
27 April 1941Issued to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for engine change.
5 May 1941Serviceable with No. 14 Squadron, RAAF.
28 December 1941Issued to No. 13 Squadron, RAAF.
12 March 1942Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for engine change.
26 March 1942Allotted to No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
14 April 1942Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 June 1942Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 July 1942Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for fitment of Boulton Paul turret.
13 July 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
16 July 1942Issued to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
15 December 1942Aircraft shot down by Japanese ground fire while dropping supplies near Soputa.
Pilot: S/Ldr WILLIAM ALLAN PEDRINA, RAAF 264 (Killed)
Observer: F/O DONALD BEVISS KERR, RAAF 416431 (Killed)
Wireless Operator: Sgt ARTHUR RUPERT ITZEROTT, RAAF 401750 (Killed)
Air Gunner: F/Sgt LEO CHARLES CALLAGHAN, RAAF 300400 (Wounded)

Photos

Graves of F/O Kerr, S/Ldr Pedrina, and Sgt Itzerott at the Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

References

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

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Operation Training Units 1 to 4 Dec 41 - Apr 44, A9186, 443.

Pacific Wrecks 2017 Lockheed Hudson Mark I Serial Number A16-36. Retrieved 15 December 2017 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/hudson/A16-36.html>.

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

Record updated on 15 December 2017.


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