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Hudson A16-97

Aircraft Model:Lockheed Hudson Mk. II
Manufacturer:Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Identities:A16-97
Units:No. 2 Squadron, RAAF

Timeline

20 June 1940Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA with Engine Nos. 2845 and 2853.
6 July 1940Issued to workshops for erection.
2 August 1940Allotted to No. 2 Squadron, RAAF.
13 August 1940Aircraft crashed on approach to RAAF Station Canberra and burned.
Pilot: F/Lt ROBERT EDWARD HITCHCOCK, RAAF 115 (Killed)
2nd Pilot: P/O RICHARD FREDERICK WIESENER, RAAF 607 (Killed)
Wireless Operator: Cpl JOHN FREDERICK PALMER, RAAF 2130 (Killed)
Flight Mechanic: AC1 CHARLES JOSEPH CROSDALE, RAAF 6673 (Killed)
Passenger: Gen CYRIL BRUDENELL BINGHAM WHITE, ACMF (Killed)
Passenger: Lt-Col FRANCIS THORNTHWAITE, ACMF V159753 (Killed)
Passenger: Brig GEOFFREY AUSTIN STREET, Civilian (Killed)
Passenger: HENRY SOMER GULLET, Civilian (Killed)
Passenger: JAMES VALENTINE FAIRBAIRN, Civilian (Killed)
Passenger: RICHARD EDWIN ELFORD, Civilian (Killed)
27 August 1940Converted to components.

Photos

The wreck of Hudson A16-97 after crashing while on approach to RAAF Station Canberra

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 5 August 2017.


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