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Hudson A16-117

Aircraft Model:Lockheed Hudson Mk. IV
Manufacturer:Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:6046
Identities:41-23187; A16-117; VH-SMJ
Units:No. 6 Squadron, RAAF
No. 13 Squadron, RAAF
No. 14 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

5 December 1941Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA with Engine Nos. 8521 and 8510.
17 December 1941Satisfactorily flight tested and being fitted with dual controls for OTU.
23 December 1941Allotted to Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
23 February 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for 160 hourly.
9 March 1942Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
23 March 1942Received by No. 6 Squadron, RAAF.
4 May 1942Allotted to No. 13 Squadron, RAAF.
29 June 1942Received by No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
1 July 1942Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
1 August 1942Received by No. 14 Squadron, RAAF.
4 January 1943Allotted to No. 32 Squadron, RAAF, to proceed via No. 5 AD for engine overhaul.
17 January 1943Received by No. 5 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
3 March 1943Allotment to No. 32 Squadron cancelled.
Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
13 March 1943Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
2 May 1943Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for overhaul.
3 June 1943Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, en route to No. 6 Squadron.
22 June 1943Issued to No. 6 Squadron, RAAF.
4 July 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, en route to No. 6 Squadron.
6 July 1943Allotted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for inspection and necessary repairs.
20 July 1943Issued to No. 6 Squadron, RAAF.
4 August 1943At No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, en route to No. 6 Squadron.
12 August 1943At No. 23 Operational Base Unit, RAAF, en route to No. 6 Squadron.
23 August 1943Allotment to No. 6 Squadron cancelled.
No. 23 OBU to advise No. 2 Aircraft Park when aircraft ready for ferrying to Garbutt.
10 September 1943Issued to No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF.
13 September 1943Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
17 September 1943Allotted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, to replace A16-180.
22 September 1943Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, en route to No. 1 OTU.
24 September 1943Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for engine change.
11 October 1943Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
16 January 1945Aircraft force landed at Laverton.
17 January 1945Allotted to No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for complete overhaul and engine change.
3 May 1945Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for complete overhaul.
9 May 1945Received by No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 November 1945Stored under Category "C".
31 March 1947Sold to Herald Flying Service, John Fairfax and Sons, for £1,151.
28 April 1947Issued to purchaser.
30 October 1947Aircraft crashed south east of Muswellbrook, NSW.
Captain: JOHN GEOFFREY HOSKINS, Civilian (Killed)
Co-Pilot: EDWIN OSWALD CONNER, Civilian (Killed)

Photos

RAAF Hudson A16-117Crash site of Hudson VH-SMJ south east of Muswellbrook, NSW

References

Anon. 1947 Newspaper plane crashes; two men killed. Barrier Miner. 30 October 1947. Retrieved 16 November 2017 from <http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/49573418>.

Birkett, G. 2014 RAAF A16 Lockheed Hudson Mk.I/Mk.II/Mk.III/Mk.IIIA/Mk.IV/MK.IVA. ADF Serials. Retrieved 16 November 2017 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a16.htm>.

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

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, Report on investigation into aircraft accident to Lockheed Hudson VH-SMJ at Muswellbrook, NSW on 30 October 1947, A8325, 30/10/1947.

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

Record updated on 16 November 2017.


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