19 JANUARY 1942
CRASH OF HUDSON, A16-143

EX TOWNSVILLE, QLD

 

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Lockheed Hudson

 

RAAF Hudson, A16-143 (see Note) left Townsville on 19 January 1942 on a flight to Rabaul.  It disappeared without trace.  Post war searches in New Britain by an RAAF seach party failed to find anything.

 

NOTE:- Peter Nielsen's book "Diary of WWII - North Queensland" indicates that this aircraft was A16-145.

 

SOURCE:-   Aircraft Crash Sites - Australia

Crash:         No. 56

Position:     19.15 - 146.46

Department of Aviation Chart No:       3219

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

 

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