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  Lockheed Hudson Mark I Serial Number A16-29  
13 Squadron

Former Assignments
14 Squadron

Pilot  FLGOFF John Turnbull, 642 (KIA)
Crew  FLTOFF Robert Kelvin Allen, 404945 (KIA)
Crew  SGT Walter John Lay, 408079 (KIA)
Crew  Sgt B. E. Hack, 407102 (survived)

Crashed  January 1, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed, constructor number 1880. Shipped overseas from United States to Australia recieved by RAAF on March 9, 1940. Assigned to 14 Squadron on April 4, 1940. Next, assigned to 13 Squadron on December 28, 1941.

Accident and loss at 1640Hrs on the 01/01/42, after take-off from Laha Airfield and crashed into sea near Ambon when pilot lost control after an starboard engine stopped and then suffering fire in port engine. Witnessed by crews of two other aircraft in flight, A16-84 and A16-96.

One crew member, Hack was picked up by USN Catalina Flying Boat but was seriously injured with right compound leg fracture, burns to body and cuts and placed into Ambon Hospital.

ADF Serials for aircraft history
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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