Lockheed Hudson A16-112

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Lockheed Hudson A16-112

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A16-211 survived Milne Bay and received a complete overhaul before transferring to No.2 Squadron flying out of Millingimbi in the Northern Territory. Together with four other Hudsons, A16-211 carried out an armed reconnaissance to Maikor and Taberfane (both Japanese floatplane bases) in the Aru Islands on 7th May 1943. On returning to Millingimbi A16-211s undercarriage gave way and the aircraft ground looped. It was severely damaged and was converted to components. The remains of this aircraft are still at Millingimbi to this day.

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Re: Lockheed Hudson A16-112

Post by GordyB2 »


Which Hudson are you quoting? Heading is A16-112 but content is A16-211

I've decided to flesh out both for the teased readers

A16-112 c/n6041 FY41-23182 17/09/1941 13/10/1941 5/12/1941 Indent 891:A-28-LO Del 17/09/41 USAAF.Defence Aid 13/10/41:Rec 056/12/41:Rec 2AD ex USA 05/12/41.Fitted with Dual controls, with no armament 14/12/41. Flight tested 23/12/41. Allotted to the Operational Training Unit. In service OTU 17/01/42.Rec 5AD 01/05/42. Issued to 14 Sqn RAAF ex 5AD 11/07/42. Rec 32 Sqn RAAF 23/12/42. Rec 7AD ex 32Sqn RAAF 26/01/43.Allocated 6Sqn RAAF 28/04/43. To proceed to 6 Sqn via 5AD, Forest Hill for fitment of ASV and IFF equipment 03/05/43. Issued to 6 Sqn RAAF 20/05/43. At Cairns with flat Tyre at 12RSU 05/06/43. Rec 6Sqn RAAF 09/06/43.Allotted to 1AD, Laverton ex 6Sqn for modification as Survey Flight aircraft 24/08/43.Rec 1AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 11/09/43. Issued to Survey Flight 17/05/44. Unit Code SU-P. Approval for removal of auxiliary fuel tanks 08/06/44. Received 2AD, Richmond 14/05/46. Allotted to 2AD, Richmond ex the Survey Flight for storage 16/05/46.Cat D Storage 21/11/46. Sold to Mr Ellis, Sherman's Motors, Dubbo for £1,000.04 29/11/46. Sale cancelled 04/09/47.Sold to Mr S Godden, Potts Point, Sydney NSW 10/09/47. Then as VH-EWA to East West Airlines in 1945. Adastra Aerial Services as VH-AGS. Now VH-KOY and previosuly registered to and owned by Malcolm Long. First Post Restoration Flight 10/04/93. On Display at Avalon 2001. Now on Display at Temora Aviation Museum. Registered VH-KOY to Temora Aviation Museum 07/07/04.

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A16-211 6430 41-23613 BW751 22/01/1942 13/02/1942 13/04/1942 Indent 911:Rec USAAF as RA-29 22/01/42.Defence Aid consigned ex USAAF 13/02/42. Rec 1AD 13/04/42. Allocated 6 Sqn RAAF 23/04/42. Accident 21/05/42 when the aircraft, on a flight from Flinders Island to Laverton, made a forced landing at Redva near Marrawah in the north coast of TAsmania due to a compass failure. The aircraft, carrying a sick airman suffering from appendicitis, made a bumpy landing damaging flaps and the tip of one of her airscrews. Crew F/Lt J G Emerton , F/Lt H A Sundstrup, P/O L R Brady, Sgt D Balderstone Serv#416112, Padre E E Nolan and unnamed sick LAC were un-injured. Rec 1AD ex forced landing site 06/06/42 are rudimentary repairs. Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 21/06/42. Accident 14/07/42, when on take-off at Wards Aerodrome, collided with another aircraft.Damage to engine and airscrew.NFDs. Rec 5AD ex 6Sqn RAAF 18/10/42.Rec 6 Sqn RAAF 10/11/42. Rec 12RSU 10/01/43.Rec 2 Sqn RAAF 03/04/43.. Named "The Tojo Buster". Accident 07/05/43 when returning from a bombing and missing Beaufighter search mission, HUG.32 from Maikoor and Taberfane in the Aroe Islands. On this mission, the formation of five Hudsons (A16-171/199/211/219/233) were intercepted by two Japanese Rufes who shot down A16-171 with its bomb load. Three of the aircraft jettison their bombs, but not A16-211.The aircraft made a heavy landing (with bombs aboard) and on the third "bounce", the under carriage collapsed on landing at Millingimbi.Crew F/O Hornsby, F/O Kidman, P/O Williams, F/Sgt Lye, and Sgt Luxton were not injured. Converted to components.SOC 17/07/43. Picture exists of A16-211 being stripped for parts.

The sublimed truth is that A16-112 is painted up as A16-211 isn't it :)

Saw this aircraft last year and I must say in one word, "Brillant"

So both are applicable, per survivor with the vanished paint scheme and markings


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Re: Lockheed Hudson A16-112

Post by Andy in West Oz »

Saw her fly for the first time in September just gone. She's my favourite aircraft in the Temora collection. Oh to see her fly with a Boston, Beaufort or, dare I say it, Beaufighter. Love the twins.
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