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Lockheed Hudson
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The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson 759

s/n
 759
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1740

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Diverted from RAF order; first tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7344. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Sqn, from 23 Sep 1939. To EAC with this unit on 1 Apr 1940. Cat “A” crash in the Eastern Passage, at 08:25 hrs on 15 Jul 1940, when the a/c dove into the sea after an engine failure upon take-off. The two-person crew, consisting of Flying Officer J.J.A.V. Lalonde and Cpl M.J. Armitage, were both killed. The a/c had just 232:10 airframe hours when it crashed.
last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-23 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1940-July-15 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Armitage | Lalonde
   1940-September-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1940-July-15 KIA RCAF Corporal Maxwell James Armitage 2022-10-29
1940-July-15 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Joseph Jean Alexander Victor Lalonde 2023-06-14
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 760

s/n
 760
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1741

Known Squadron Assignments: ;145

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7345. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, from 15 September 1939, coded "OY*B". To Eastern Air Command with this unit following transfer to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 1 April 1940 (this is date of ownership transfer, squadron move date is reported as 3 November 1939). Category B damage at Dartmouth at 04:30 on 20 June 1942, when right undercarriage collapsed and aircraft ground looped. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 27 June to 3 September 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Being operated by No. 145 (BR) Squadron based at Torbay, Newfoundland when lost at sea on 28 January 1943. Crashed in vicinity of convoy while on escort mission, no survivors. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-15 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1942-June-20 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hoehn | Maxwell | Porterfield | Willis
1943-January-28 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Over The Atlantic Ocean Names: Barnes | Boyer | Quellette | Snow
   1943-October-20 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-January-28 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Roland Roy Barnes 2023-02-08
1943-January-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Jack Sinclair Boyer 2023-02-08
1943-January-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Edmond Ouellette 2023-02-15
1943-January-28 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Field Crichton Snow 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 761

s/n
 761
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1742

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7346. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, from 15 September 1939. To Eastern Air Command with this unit on 1 April 1940. Flew this squadron's first war time mission, naval cooperation and height finding with HMS Repulse and Furious, 10 November 1939. Aircraft had been on detachment to Torbay, Newfoundland, and was returning to Dartmouth for scheduled maintenance when it crashed at 17:42 on 6 May 1942. Developed engine trouble on lift off, struck the ground wing low and cart wheeled. Caught fire immediately. 8 fatalities, including pilot Flight Lieutenant H.J. Leblanc and people returning to Dartmouth on leave. First fatal crash at RCAF Station Torbay, and the largest. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-15 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1942-May-06 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Torday Newfoundland Names: Brothers | Colville | Crymes | Ehrlichman | Else | Fleischman | Leblanc | Taylor
   1943-April-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Sergeant Monty Holt Brothers 2023-04-30
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Freeborne Colville 2024-03-24
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Smith Edward Crymes 2024-05-23
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Rudolph Irwin Ehrlichman 2023-04-30
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Corporal Charles Frederick Else 2023-04-30
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Norman Clifford Fleischman 2023-04-30
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Joseph Hyacinthe Ulysses Le Blanc 2023-04-30
1942-May-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Fulford Taylor 2023-04-30
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 762

s/n
 762
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1743

Known Squadron Assignments: ;145

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7347. To No. 11 (BR) Sqn at Ottawa on 16 Sep 1943. To EAC with this unit in Apr 1940. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Stn Rockcliffe, ON, dates unknown. With No. 145 (BR) Sqn, EAC, RCAF Stn Torbay, NF, in 1942. Cat “A” crash at Charlottetown, PEI on 9 Jul 1943. The a/c was on cross country flight with a crew of four and two passengers to pick up a ferry crew at Scoudouc, NB. The a/c had an engine failure and attempted an emergency landing at Charlottetown. The Hudson came in too high and overshot the runway. While attempting to go around, the a/c clipped some trees and crashed ending up in a gulley. Five of the six personnel onboard walked away with only slight injuries but the pilot, Flight Lieutenant J.R. Hastie, was killed. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for write off on 13 Jul 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-16 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1943-July-09 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Charlottetown Names: Campbell | Doods | Hall | Hastie | Moir | Tinsley

Operational 1943-07-09 to 1943-07-09

145 (BR) Sqn (RCAF) RCAF Station Dartmouth

145 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Furor Non Sine Frenis) Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Hudson I aircraft 762 had the starboard engine fail and clipped some trees while the pilot attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft crashed and caught fire outside the south-west perimeter of the aerodrome at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Five of the six personnel aboard survived with minor injuries, but the pilot, Flight Lieutenant JR Hastie (RCAF) was killed in this flying accident

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   1943-September-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-July-09 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Jack Renwick Hastie 2023-03-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 763

s/n
 763
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1744

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7348. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, initially with RAF serial marked, by 21 September 1939, when it was flown to Trenton and return. To No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa on 18 September 1939. With this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in late 1939, coded "OY*F". Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940. Category C3 damage in the No. 5 hanger at Yarmouth, NS at 07:00 on 25 November 1942, when an out of control tractor struck the aircraft. Loaned to Central Training Establishment, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit, on 21 October 1943. Pending disposal from 8 August 1944, stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, reported with 1224:40 total logged time while there. By 25 March 1946 stored at No. $ Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, still pending disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-18 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1942-November-25 Accident: RCAF STN Loc: Yarmouth Nova Scotia Names: Hobbs | Lemarre
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 764

s/n
 764
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1745

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7349. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 16 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939, coded "OY*G". Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940. Category C damage at Dartmouth on 1 November 1940. To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941, operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to late 1941. Back to Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for overhaul, 29 August to 25 September 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Loaned to Central Training Establishment from 21 October 1943, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit. To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 22 May 1944. Pending disposal from 28 June 1944. Reported with 1460:35 total time while in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-16 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1940-November-01 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Eastern Landplane Base Passage Names: Butts | Curron | Dubuc | Hall | Roller
1940-December-18 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Dartmouth Names: Douglas | Gillis | Lougheed | Power
   1945-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 765

s/n
 765
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1746

Known Squadron Assignments: ;13

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7350. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 16 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939. To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941. Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to late 1941. Serving with No. 13 (OT) Squadron when it crashed and burned on takeoff from Bellingham, Washington State at 16:18 on 6 July 1942. 3 fatalities, including both Pilot Officer R. McLachlen, second pilot; radio operator, Sgt./WAG Victor A. Utting; and P/O/ E.R. Brooks. 4 passengers seriously injured. Information provided by Sgt. Utting's younger brother, Phillip S. Utting. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-16 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1942-July-06 Accident: 13 OT Squadron Loc: Bellingham Wash Names: Beatty | Brooks | MacBean | Maclachlan | Merredew | Olson | Utting
   1942-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 3 Repair Depot, Vancouver 2019-08-20
1942-July-06 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Ernest Ross Brooks 2023-05-31
1942-July-06 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Bruce MacLachlan 2023-07-03
1942-July-06 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Victor Allan Utting 2023-03-21
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 766

s/n
 766
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1748

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7352. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 20 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939. Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940. To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941. Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to June 1941. Crashed while landing at Patricia Bay at 17:00 on 2 June 1941, after a radio operator training mission. Originally classified as Category A, but to Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver, BC for repairs, 8 July 1941 to 10 March 1942. To Western Air Command when completed, for use by No. 13 (OTU) Squadron. To No. 13 (OTU) Squadron on west coast in 1942. Category C damage at Patricia Bay while with this unit, probably in spring 1942. To Boeing Aircraft again for repairs, 23 April to 18 July 1942. To Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942, probably for use by No. 145 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland. To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 22 May 1944. Pending disposal from 28 June 1944. Reported with 799:10 total time, 383:00 since overhaul, while in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-20 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1941-June-02 Accident: 120 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barnes | Chapman | Haglund | Hutchings | Jessen | Lawrence | Mckay | Wilson
1942-March-31 Accident: 13 OT Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Colville | Corey | Harwood | Isaacs | Smith | Yeats
1943-March-10 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Torbay Aerodrome Names: Corbett | Lunny | Robinson | Williams
   1945-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 767

s/n
 767
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1751

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7354. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 18 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939. Probably first RCAF Hudson loss. Force landed in sea at 16:40 on 30 December 1939, near Pleasant Point, NS. Pounding of waves stove in port fuselage, and aircraft sank. Had 70:00 logged time when lost. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-18 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
   1940-February-25 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1941-October-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clarke | John
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 768

s/n
 768
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1752

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7355. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 18 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939. To Eastern Air Command with this unit in April 1940. Coded "OY*L" when lost. Category A crash in Newfoundland on 28 January 1942. Reported encountering bad weather returning from patrol, then went missing. Wreckage not located until February 1942. Ownership to RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland on 18 February 1942 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1939-September-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-January-27 Accident: 11 BR DET Loc: Newfoundland East Names: Mcgregor | Pilcher | Taylor | Wishart
   1943-January-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 769

s/n
 769
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1753

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7356. To RCAF Station Rockcliffe on 2 July 1940. To Communications Flight on at Rockcliffe on 30 July 1940. To Test and Development Flight at Rockcliffe on 24 August 1940, reported with RAF serial while with this unit. To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 13 September 1940. With No. 110 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, from 5 June 1941. To No. 3 Training Command, for use by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario on 21 April 1942, for testing of short range homing antennae. Back to Eastern Air Command on 21 May 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 30 November 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command on 8 August 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc on 21 March 1944, for scrapping last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-09 Taken on Strength No. 1 Aircraft Depot 2019-08-20
1942-November-27 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Torbay Names: French | Govier | Hastie
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 770

s/n
 770
as/n
 N7360
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1757

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7360. Assigned to RCAF Stn Ottawa on 20 May 1940. To No. 1 Training Command on 16 Jun 1940, still at Rockcliffe. In use with Air Force Headquarters Communications Flight (recently formed from No. 7 (GP) Sqn), RCAF Stn Rockcliffe, ON as a VIP transport when it crashed 1 mile east of Newtonville, ON at 12:15 on 10 Jun 1940, carrying Minister of Defence Norman MacLeod Rogers. Struck trees in a steep bank at high speed. No survivors. Was en route Rockcliffe to Toronto for the Minister to give a speech. May not have had RCAF serial marked by time of crash. Subsequent investigation faulted crew for pressing on into deteriorating weather, and faulted design of Hudson that made it impossible to maintain altitude in steep turns. Had just 48:55 airframe hours when it crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-January-31 Taken on Strength No. 1 (E) Depot 2019-08-20
   1940-November-04 Struck off Strength Category A Write off 2022-01-15
1940-June-10 KIFA RCAF Aircraftman 1st Class Oscar David Brownfield 2023-07-03
1940-June-10 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer John James Cotter 2024-04-30
1940-June-10 KIFA RCAF Aircraftman 1st Class James Edward Nesbitt 2023-06-30
1940-June-10 KIFA MD Civilian Norman Mcleod Rogers 2021-04-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 771

s/n
 771
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1767

Known Squadron Assignments: ;145

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7370. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS when this unit transferred to Eastern Air Command on 1 April 1940. Later with No. 145 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland. Flew this squadron's first operation, patrol on 2 June 1942. Crashed 14 February 1943, while on a navigation exercise from Torbay to Dartmouth. Came down 11 miles from Dartmouth. Wreckage not located until November 1943. 6 fatalities, including US Army passenger. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-10 Taken on Strength No. 11 (BR) Squadron 2019-08-20
1943-February-14 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Between Torbay & Dartmouth Names: Hook | Rolfe | Snell | Stick | Thompson | Watterson
1943-February-14 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Between Torbay & Dartmouth Names: Hook | Rolfe | Snell | Stick | Thompson | Watterson
   1943-October-20 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 21 Sub-Repair Depot 2019-08-20
1943-February-14 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Thomas Hook 2023-04-25
1943-February-14 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Cecil Rolfe 2023-06-22
1943-February-14 KIFA US Army First Lieutenant Eugene Estes SNELL 2021-03-01
1943-February-14 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Robin Stick 2023-04-25
1943-February-14 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer William Hector Thompson 2023-01-19
1943-February-14 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Albert Kidd Watterson 2023-03-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 772

s/n
 772
inst
 A 420
m/d
 Model 14

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7371. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "OY*N", with non-standard fairing in place of turret. Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 25 November 1941. Category B damage at Lismore, NS at 14:00 on 9 January 1942, when bad weather and low fuel resulted in a gear up forced landing. Repaired on site at Dartmouth by 11 Squadron and mobile party from Clark Ruse Aircraft from 12 January 1942. Ownership reverted to Eastern Air Command on 14 January 1942. To workshop reserve at Dartmouth on 18 February 1942. Back with 11 Squadron from 27 April 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft from 16 November 1942 to 30 April 1943, then back to Eastern Air Command. To No. 1 Training Command on 10 July 1943, for radio experiments with No. 1 (C) Flight. To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 29 June 1944, after a Category B crash. Became instructional airframe A 420 on 5 July 1944, for use at Mountain View, Ontario. With No. 1 Air Command when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-10 Taken on Strength No. 11 (BR) Squadron 2019-08-20
1942-January-09 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Lismore Pictou County Names: James | Pilcher | Rhea | Russell
1943-October-06 Accident: 1 Communication Ferry Flight Loc: Main Aerodrome Names: Culver | Furrow | Smith | Wright | Wyatt
1944-May-23 Accident: 1 COMM Squadron Loc: Toronto Ontario Names: Fulton | Schott | Smith | Walker
   1944-July-05 Classified Instructional A 420 2020-06-10
   1945-July-23 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215 | 1968 487

Hudson 773

s/n
 773
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1772

Known Squadron Assignments: 11 (BR)

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7375. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "OY*O". Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940. Category A crash at Dartmouth at 06:05 on 3 October 1941. Ran off end of runway on takeoff and caught fire, later exploded. All crew escaped before explosion. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-22 Taken on Strength No. 11 (BR) Squadron 2019-08-20
1941-October-03 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Aerodrome Names: Mcinnis | Merril | Quirt | Taylor
   1941-November-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce by No. 4 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215

Hudson 774

s/n
 774
inst
 A 430 A 445
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1777

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7380. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in September 1939, still with RAF serial. Used by Communications Flight at Rockcliffe, Ontario for VIP transportation early 1940, still with RAF serial. Carried 11 doctors from Rockcliffe to Trenton on 2 May 1940, while only equipped with 2 passenger seats. Served with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC from 6 August 1940. To storage at Patricia Bay on 13 September 1940. To Western Air Command on 3 March 1941. To Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft from 17 August to 3 September 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 13 October 1943 for overhaul. To storage with No. 1 Training Command on 17 May 1944. Noted as pending disposal on 24 June 1944, with 1225:00 total time, 8:35 since overhaul. To No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School at Fingal, Ontario on 14 October 1944, for use as training aid. Became instructional airframe A 430 on that date. To No. 1 Air Command with this unit on 15 January 1945. Became instructional airframe A 445 on 7 May 1945, used at RCAF Station Aylmer, Ontario. Had been RCAF 774. Pending disposal from 3 January 1948. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-03 Taken on Strength Communications Flight at RCAF Station 2019-08-20
   1944-October-14 Classified Instructional CA A 430 2020-06-12
   1945-May-07 Classified Instructional CA A 445 2020-06-12
   1948-February-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 215 | 1968 487 | 1968 488

Hudson 775

s/n
 775
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1780

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7381. To RCAF Station Trenton in May 1940, back to Rockcliffe on 3 July 1940. Served with No. 13 (OT) Squadron, RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC from August 1940. Later with the Photographic Flight, RCAF Station Rockcliffe, still carrying No. 13 Squadron codes. Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 3 March to July 1941, coded "MX*R". To Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1942. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for overhaul, 18 to 25 September 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. To Clarke Ruse again, 22 June 1943 to 25 January 1944. To storage with Eastern Air Command when completed. Reported in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot about this time, with 1269:00 total time, 1:30 since overhaul. Pending disposal from 28 June 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-January-31 Taken on Strength No. 1 (E) Depot 2019-08-20
   1945-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 776

s/n
 776
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1770

Known Squadron Assignments: ;13

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7373. To RCAF Station Trenton on 15 May 1940. Back to Rockcliffe later that year. To NO. 13 (OT) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC before end of 1940. Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to July 1941, coded "MX*T" and then “AN*T”. Category A crash at Tsehum Harbour, BC (now part of Sidney, BC at 13:55 on 21 February 1942. Pilot overshot on landing attempt at Patricia Bay, failed to raise the flaps, and dived into the sea. Two bodies recovered, including pilot Sgt. W.M. Hatfield. Aircraft was on loan from 3 OTU to No. 115 Squadron at the time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-January-31 Taken on Strength No. 1 (E) Depot 2019-08-20
1942-February-21 Accident: 13 (OT) Squadron Loc: Shoal Bay Names: Hatfield | Hutchinson
   1942-March-25 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-February-21 KIA RCAF Sergeant William Miller Hatfield 2023-05-12
1942-February-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Bruce Hutchinson 2023-05-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 777

s/n
 777
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1781

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7382. To RCAF Station Trenton in March 1940. Back to Rockcliffe on 28 June 1940. To Test & Development Establishment at Rockcliffe on 12 July 1940, reported with RAF serial while there. To storage on 1 October 1940. To Eastern Air Command on 2 June 1941, for use by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. Destroyed in crash at Dartmouth at 13:45 on 15 October 1941. Aircraft swung on takeoff, collapsing undercarriage. Ensuing fire led to explosion. No fatalities in 4 member crew, but all severely burned. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-January-31 Taken on Strength No. 1 (E) Depot 2019-08-20
1941-October-15 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Lashley | Merrill | Porter | Quirt
   1941-November-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to produce by No. 4 Repair Depot 2022-01-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 778

s/n
 778
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1783

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7384. Taken on strength at No. 11 (BR) Sqn at RCAF Stn Dartmouth, NS. To EAC with this unit in Apr 1940. Cat “A” crash at Dartmouth at 14:15 hrs on 26 May 1941. During the landing after a low-level bombing practice mission, the a/c swung to the right, collapsing the port u/c and bursting into flame. The ensuing fire led to an explosion of the bombs onboard. There were no injuries in the 4-person crew last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1941-May-26 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Dartmouth Names: Butts | Crossley | Merril
   1941-July-24 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2022-01-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 779

s/n
 779
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1782

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7383. To RCAF Station Trenton form May 1940. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 8 June 1940. To Clark Ruse Aircraft from 11 November 1942 to 27 March 1943, and again from 9 August to 30 September 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command each time. Category B crash in early 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 25 April 1944, for write off. To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping, on 7 June 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-January-31 Taken on Strength No. 1 (E) Depot 2019-08-20
1944-April-24 Accident: 4 Repair Depot Loc: Rcaf Station Moncton Names: D'aoust | Frank | Nixon | Smith | Spence
   1944-July-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 780

s/n
 780
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1786

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7387. Taken on strength at No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. To stored reserve at Dartmouth on 15 July 1940, with No. 4 Repair Depot. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft from 4 August 1941 to 20 June 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Scheduled for work at Canadian Wright at Montreal from 22 December 1942, this may have been cancelled. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 January 1943, back to EAC on 11 May 1943. Loaned to Central Training Establishment from 21 October to 13 December 1943, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit. To No. 3 Training Command on 13 February 1944. To storage on 1 June 1944. Pending disposal from 16 June 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still pending disposal. Stored at No. 9 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 148:20 total time, 15:30 since overhaul. Sold to L. Hardy of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-27 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1940-June-05 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Blane | Gillis | Hanson
1942-December-31 Accident: HUDSON TRAINING UNIT Loc: Aerodrome Names: Leonard | Loader | Love | Thompson
   1945-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 781

s/n
 781
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1784

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7385. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, probably shortly after delivery. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 9 August 1940. To storage on 11 November 1940, issued from storage on 4 March 1941. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for accident repairs, 11 September to 5 November 1941. Had 114:05 logged time when it arrived there. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by No. 11 Squadron. Category B damage at RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, at 12:45 on 16 September 1942. Reported by No. 145 (BR) Squadron. Struck by wing tip of Hudson BW621 while on the ground. To storage on 22 May 1944. Pending disposal from 28 June 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot, where it was reported with 1004:45 total time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-16 Taken on Strength No. 1 Training Command 2019-08-20
1941-September-04 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bebee | James | Oldham | Taylor
1942-September-16 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Torbay Names: Buchanan | Butler | Hollinger | Ross
   1945-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 782

s/n
 782
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1785

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7386. To RCAF Station Ottawa on 18 July 1940. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from August 1940. To storage at Halifax from 11 November 1940 to 4 March 1941. Back with No. 11 Squadron when it crashed on Sable Island at 11:40 on 3 June 1941. Struck radio tower in poor visibility, while searching for missing Bolingbroke (possibly 9007). last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-16 Taken on Strength No. 1 Training Command 2019-08-20
1941-June-03 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Sable Is Names: Bell | Craig | Dillworth | Gillis | Snow
   1941-July-25 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1941-June-03 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Frederick Judson Bell 2023-01-31
1941-June-03 KIA RCAF Corporal Douglas Earl Craig 2024-05-11
1941-June-03 KIA RCAF Aircraftman 1st Class Gordon Allen Dilworth 2022-01-08
1941-June-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ivan Lloyd George Gillis 2023-04-25
1941-June-03 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Gerald Barclay Snow 2021-07-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 783

s/n
 783
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1787

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7388. To RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 15 May 1940. Back to Rockcliffe on 2 July 1940. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 9 August 1940. Stored at Halifax from 11 November 1940 to 4 March 1941. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 17 January 1942, for fitting of special radio equipment. Back to No. 11 Squadron from 29 January 1942. To Central Training Establishment on 21 October 1943, probably for use by an Operational Training Unit. To storage on 22 May 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was reported with 1079:35 total time. Pending disposal from 28 June 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-March-16 Taken on Strength No. 1 (E) Depot 2019-08-20
   1945-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 784

s/n
 784
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1788

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7389. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, probably from 18 July 1940. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from 14 August 1940. To storage at Dartmouth on 11 November 1940. Back to No. 11 Squadron on 29 May 1941, to replace 778 which had crashed. To No. 145 (BR) Squadron, Eastern Air Command, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland, in 1942. While with this squadron, sank u-boat U-685, 320 miles east of St. John's. The squadron's fourth attack, and EAC's second kill. Loaned to the Central Training Establishment on 21 October 1943, for use by an Operational Training Unit. Severely damaged in early 1944, no details. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 15 February 1944, for salvage. Discussion in documents of using fuselage as training aid at Sydney, NS but not clear if this was done. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-21 Taken on Strength No. 12 Technical Detachment 2019-08-20
1944-February-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Berghofer | Donnelly | McCrea
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 785

s/n
 785
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1789

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7390. To RCAF Stn Ottawa on 18 Jul 1940. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Sqn, RCAF Stn Dartmouth, NS, from late Jul 1940, coded "OY*U". Destroyed at Dartmouth at 22:33 hrs on 30 Jul 1942, while being operated by No. 145 (BR) Sqn. On a practice navigation flight to pick up 2,000 lbs of priority Hudson spares at Dartmouth, the a/c overshot the runway, caught fire and burned out. The a/c was carrying a 4 -person crew and 4 passengers; 5 of the 8 personnel onboard were seriously injured. The a/c remains were assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 10 Aug 1942 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-February-26 Taken on Strength No. 12 Technical Detachment 2019-08-20
1942-July-30 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Dartmouth Names: Dickle | Harron | La Jambe | Lindsay | Pritchard | Ross | Todd | Todor
   1943-January-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 786

s/n
 786
m/d
 Model 14
c/n
 B14L‑1790

Known Squadron Assignments:

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7391. To Eastern Air Command in April 1940, when No. 11 Squadron cam under this Command. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario from 4 February 1942, for installation of radar. Completed by 21 April 1942, back to No. 11 (BR) Squadron. Loaned to the Central Training Establishment on 21 October 1943, for use by an Operational Training Unit. To storage on 22 May 1944. Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 28 June 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was reported with 1294:20 total time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-March-11 Taken on Strength No. 11 (BR) Squadron 2019-08-20
   1945-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 216

Hudson 4123302

s/n
 4123302
m/d
 Model 414
c/n
 414‑6119

Known Squadron Assignments:

Allocated RAF serial BW440, delivered direct to RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19

Hudson 4123303

s/n
 4123303
m/d
 Model 414
c/n
 414‑6120

Known Squadron Assignments:

Allocated RAF serial BW441, delivered direct to RCAF. last update: 2024-February-19

Hudson 4123592

s/n
 4123592
m/d
 Model 414
c/n
 414‑6409

Known Squadron Assignments: ;VP-82

USN Hudson IIIA aircraft #41-23592 crashed at Wadi Seidna, Sudan. Pilot Officer EF Bent (RCAF) and Pilot Officer PH Wyman (RCAF) were killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-20 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Elroy Fenwick Bent 2023-08-05
1942-August-20 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Peter Hersey Wyman 2023-08-05

Hudson A334

s/n
 A334
inst
 A 334

Known Squadron Assignments:

Fuselage only, ex RAF FK524. This aircraft was ordered by the RAF in November 1941, but crashed in North America before being delivered to the UK. Canadian serial number cancelled shortly after being issued, not used as an Instructional Airframe. Not clear if any part of this aircraft was ever in the hands of the RCAF. Struck off by the RAF in July 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1943-November-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1943-November-03 Classified Instructional A 334 2020-06-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 486

Hudson AE519

s/n
 AE519

Known Squadron Assignments: ;279

279 Squadron (To See and Be Seen) (ASR Sqn) Hudson III aircraft #AE 519 OS-S crashed into the sea at St Ives Bay, Scotland. FS HR Bacon (RCAF) who served with #280 Sqn and was killed. Please see WO2 RM Long (RCAF) for full casualty list and details. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harry Robert Bacon 2021-08-26
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Lindsay Vaughan Fletcher 2021-08-06
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Michael Long 2021-08-13
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Edwin Pearce Povey 2021-08-12

Hudson AE523

s/n
 AE523

Known Squadron Assignments: ;62

#62 Squadron (Insperato). FS Margolis was killed when his Hudson aircraft #AE 523 was shot down at Akyab, India. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Albert Abraham Margolis 2021-08-14

Hudson AE524

s/n
 AE524

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1444

#1444 Flight. Hudson III aircraft #AE 524 was enroute to the Middle East and crashed on take-off from the aerodrome at Luqa, Malta. Five RAF airmen were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-09 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Keith Lockhart Hardy 2023-07-20

Hudson AE545

s/n
 AE545

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1PRU

RAF Ferry Command Hudson III aircraft #AE 545 was lost enroute from Canada to England. In April of 1941 last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1941-09-21 to 1941-09-21

() Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson III aircraft AE545 was lost without a trace on a flight between Gander, Newfoundland and Prestwick, Scotland

Flight Lieutenant RF Leavitt (RAF)(Can), Sergeant EW McFall (RCAF) and Canadian civilian Radio Officer RD Anderson were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known graves and all are commemorated on memorials in Canada and the UK

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, pages 311, 389n27

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1941-September-21 KIFA RAF Civilian Radio Officer Robert Desmond Anderson 2023-01-30
1941-September-21 KIFA RAF Flight Lieutenant Robert Frederick Leavitt DFC 2023-01-30
1941-September-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Elwood Wallace McFall 2023-01-30

Hudson AE550

s/n
 AE550

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1444

#1444 Flight. Hudson III aircraft #AE 550 crashed last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-11 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer William James Atkinson 2021-12-30
1942-March-11 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Royce Norval Coleman 2024-04-29

Hudson AE574

s/n
 AE574

Known Squadron Assignments: ;62

#62 Squadron (Insperato). Hudson III aircraft AE 574 shot down on operation near Rangoon, Burma on a reconnaissance flight. Pilot Officer JW Arthurs (RCAF) missing. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John William Arthurs 2023-08-01
1942-April-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Richard Aubrey Baker 2023-07-18
1942-April-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lloyd George MacLeod 2022-01-05

Hudson AE595

s/n
 AE595

Known Squadron Assignments: ;161

#161 Squadron. Hudson III aircraft #AE 595 lost. last update: 2024-February-19
1945-March-21 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Frank Emmanuel Gray 2021-08-07
1945-March-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer George Staudt Ragan 2021-08-11

Hudson AE627

s/n
 AE627

Known Squadron Assignments: ;6 OTU

#6 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft #AE 627 crashed one mile south-west of Thornaby. FSs H.B. Shaver, F.H. Wright, and one RAF airman were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-04 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Alan Montgomery 2021-08-16
1942-September-04 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Howard Bruce Shaver 2021-08-01
1942-September-04 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frank Harris Wright 2021-07-06

Hudson AE641

s/n
 AE641

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-16 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Roger Wallace Haven 2023-07-14
1943-May-16 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Walter Wilson Nichol 2023-07-14
1943-May-16 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Clarence Lloyd Stevens 2023-07-14

Hudson AE645

s/n
 AE645

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Sqn (Forte Et Fidele) Hudson V aircraft #AE 645 OY-N lost during operations over enemy-held territory NW of Bergen, Norway. S/L KD Bruce (RAF)(Can), Flight Sergeant R Brock (RAFVR), Flight Sergeant RF Chisholm (RAFVR) and Flying Officer Dr GB Will (RAFVR) (also the station medical officer) were killed, Pilot Officer HA Sullivan (RAFVR) missing, presumed killed last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-11 KIA RAF Squadron Leader Kenneth Douglas Bruce 2023-07-23

Hudson AE655

s/n
 AE655

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF, coded "RR*R". Lost on an anti-shipping strike on 5 November 1941, all 4 crew killed or missing. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-November-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant Guy Nelson Bryan 2023-09-03
1941-November-05 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Francis Codville 2024-03-10
1941-November-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Francis Thomas James 2023-01-01

Hudson AM525

s/n
 AM525

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/42, coded RR*A". Shot down by flak off coast of Holland on 15 May 1942 during attack on shipping, one of 5 squadron aircraft lost in that mission. All 4 crew killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gordon Forbes Alger 2023-07-26
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Melvin Knight 2021-10-08
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gerald Frederick MacNutt 2021-09-09
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Arthur Tooth 2021-03-14

Hudson AM542

s/n
 AM542

Known Squadron Assignments: ;53

#53 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #AM 542 failed to return from an anti-sub sortie. Four RAF members of the crew were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Stephen George Goatley 2022-01-15

Hudson AM551

s/n
 AM551

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF when it failed to return from patrol on 20 January 1943. Last reported position was 40 miles off Orfordness. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-20 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Boyd Anderson 2023-07-27
1943-January-20 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Leonard William Birkinshaw 2023-08-20
1943-January-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Frederick Thomas Mattison 2021-08-16
1943-January-20 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Omer Kenneth Middleton 2021-08-16

Hudson AM556

s/n
 AM556

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (CS) Squadron, RCAF 1941, coded "RR*E". Made this units first attack, on a motor vessel north of Borkum on 7/8 September 1941. No observed results. Flown by squadron CO W/C Styles on this mission. Failed to return from a convoy attack off Borkum on 5 December 1941. Departed in bad weather. Belived to have been shot down over North Sea, 22 miles west of Borkum Island. All 4 crew missing without a trace, including brothers Sgt. G.M. Drennan and Sgt. J.D. Drennan, both gunners. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant Gerald Maxwell Drennan 2024-01-26
1941-December-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant James Douglas Drennan 2024-01-26
1941-December-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Scott Tudhope Calder Thomson 2021-07-17

Hudson AM563

s/n
 AM563

Known Squadron Assignments: ;53

#53 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #AM 563 was carrying 4,250 lbs. of bombs and failed to return from a night operation. Pilot Officer R. Fairbairn was also killed. One RAAF member of the crew missing believed killed, and one RAF crew member was taken Prisoner of War last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Keith Selwyn Davies 2024-01-03
1942-February-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Douglas Fairbairn 2022-01-07

Hudson AM567

s/n
 AM567

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

#407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High). Hudson aircraft crashed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-17 KIA RCAF Sergeant William John Thomas Flagg 2022-08-14
1942-February-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Arthur William Goulding 2021-08-07
1942-February-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Clarke Harris 2022-10-18
1942-February-17 KIA RCAF Sergeant Raymond George Edward Whale 2021-07-09

Hudson AM571

s/n
 AM571

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF when lost on 28 April 1942. Left Bircham Newton at 20:20 local for night patrol along Dutch coast. Last seen by other aircraft on same mission at about 22:15. All 4 crew missing, presumed dead. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ronald Hancock DFM 2021-08-09
1942-April-28 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Russell John Majeau MiD 2021-08-14
1942-April-28 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Albert Richard 2021-08-09
1942-April-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Albert Edward George Wheadon 2021-07-09

Hudson AM572

s/n
 AM572

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). The pilot of Hudson aircraft #AM 572 was endeavoring to land in adverse weather when he crashed 1,000 yards east of the Blida aerodrome. One crew member, not Canadian, were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alexander Alan O'Brien 2023-07-14

Hudson AM576

s/n
 AM576
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as "Canadian equipped" on 29 May 1942, in signal from RCAF liaison office in New York. To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 22 May 1944. Noted as a "financial adjustment" when struck off (i.e., part of an exchange of aircraft, without an exchange of cash). To No. 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, Quebec when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-July-20 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM586

s/n
 AM586

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF 1941, Lost on an anti E-boat patrol on 10 October 1941, all 4 crew missing. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-October-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Hugh Francis Hegarty 2022-09-06
1941-October-10 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Stuart Mather 2021-09-09
1941-October-10 KIA RCAF Sergeant Charles John Frederick McCrum 2021-09-09

Hudson AM587

s/n
 AM587

Known Squadron Assignments: ;500

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fato Vocent). Hudson aircraft failed to return from operations. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-17 KIA RAF Sergeant Raphael Finkelstone-Sayliss 2022-01-15

Hudson AM598

s/n
 AM598

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/42, coded "RR*P". In use by December 1941. Was reported as "RR*D" when it failed to return from a strike mission on 12 or 14 February 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-12 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Lonsdale Cowperthwaite MiD 2024-05-07
1942-February-12 KIA RCAF Sergeant William Beverley Lenover 2021-10-12
1942-February-12 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Ernest Lister 2021-10-12

Hudson AM602

s/n
 AM602

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/43, . Crashed while attempting to land at Donna Nook on 22 January 1942, after returning early from a strike mission. Bombs went off after crashing, killing all the crew and 13 rescuers. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-January-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Roland Edison Dann 2021-09-17
1942-January-22 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Clifton Gaudet 2022-01-07
1942-January-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harry Arthur Wilkins 2021-07-08

Hudson AM606

s/n
 AM606

Known Squadron Assignments: ;206

#206 Squadron (Nihil Nos Effugit). Hudson aircraft #AM 606 lost whilst on a bombing attack over enemy territory, presumed enemy action. W/C. H.D. Cooke (RAF) and FS G. McGlynn (RAF) were also killed. S/L Cook (RAF) and FS Hubbard (RAF) missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-25 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Cameron Watson 2022-11-26

Hudson AM607

s/n
 AM607

Known Squadron Assignments: ;RAE

Royal Aircraft Establishment, General Duties Flight, RAF Farnborough Hudson AM 607 crashed last update: 2024-February-19
1945-April-27 KIFA RAF Warrant Officer Gordon Henry Dixon 2021-05-15

Hudson AM608

s/n
 AM608

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft flew into a hillside at Kirkrnichael, Isle of Man. FSs C.W. Kelner, R.E. Wells, and one of the crew, not Canadian, were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-21 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Sidney Alfred Gardner 2022-05-04
1942-September-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Theodore Louis Philippe Gilbert 2021-08-07
1942-September-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clarence William Kelner 2021-08-12
1942-September-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ralph Ernest Wells 2023-11-14

Hudson AM612

s/n
 AM612

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). Hudson aircraft #AM 612 did not return after a shipping strike. Three RAF crew members missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-17 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lloyd Norwood Sarles 2021-08-04

Hudson AM614

s/n
 AM614

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/43, . Failed to return from attack on shipping on 15 May 1942, one of 5 squadron aircraft lost in that mission. May have been shot down by night fighter. All 4 crew presumed killed, bodies never recovered. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon Frederick Cook 2024-04-01
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Wilburt Mclarty Crane 2024-05-12
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Joseph William Daubner 2023-12-19
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Arthur Rodolphe Roland Farley 2021-09-23

Hudson AM617

s/n
 AM617

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF, Failed to return from convoy attack mission off Frisian Islands on 8 February 1942. May have strayed over mainland and been shot down by flak. All 4 crew killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-08 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Ryan McCulloch 2021-09-23

Hudson AM618

s/n
 AM618

Known Squadron Assignments: ;220

#220 Squadron (We Observe Unseen). Hudson aircraft failed to return from operations. Three of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1941-October-31 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant George Colquhoun Birchall 2023-08-20

Hudson AM619

s/n
 AM619

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407;6

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF #6 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft was totally destroyed by fire after it crashed at Leen Bridge Farm, Yorkshire, England. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-01 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Albert Royston Sanger 2021-08-04

Hudson AM624

s/n
 AM624

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft #AM 624 crashed and burned 800 feet up the side of Dent Fell, Uldale, Cheshire, England last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Earle Douglas Parrish 2023-01-25

Hudson AM632

s/n
 AM632

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). Hudson aircraft #JM 632 crashed in the sea one mile off Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, England. Three RAF crew members missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Charles MacDonald 2023-04-29

Hudson AM639

s/n
 AM639

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59;50

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). Hudson V aircraft #AM 639 lost. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-28 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Henry Francis Neary 2021-08-17
1942-April-28 KIA RAF Sergeant Eric Stanley Normore 2021-08-17

Hudson AM642

s/n
 AM642

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft #AM 642 failed to return from night bombing operations last update: 2024-February-19

Reconnaissance Terschilling Gat Netherlands (Mussels) 1941-11-05 to 1941-11-05

(BR) Sqn (RAF) Thornaby

On the night of Nov. 5-6, 1941, Yeates took Lockheed Hudson V (AM 642 – R Robert) into the air from RAF Thornaby, in North Yorkshire, and headed for a general North Sea line between Terschelling (Frisian Islands) and the Heligoland Bight. The idea was to patrol and attack anything found.

The strike was led by Wing Commander Rupert Derbyshire, who had eight Hudsons on the operation. It turned out to be a busy, costly evening.

O Orange flew right by a Luftwaffe Me 110, and probably a JU 88, without being seen, then attacked a convoy and likely overshot with its bombs. G George found the same convoy, hit something and caused a fire, without definite results. L Lion surprised a flak ship (which must have scared hell out of the crew as well), dropped its bombs, and came home with a six-inch hole in the starboard wing.

H Harry dropped on a merchant vessel of some description, “starting a fire.”

Nothing was ever heard again from the wing commander and his crew, or Gordon Yeates and his (Sgt. J. Sansome, Sgt. Francis J. Hazlett, Sgt, Eric Elkington). They disappeared into the North Sea and are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, north west of London.

Source: Malcolm Kelly is the author of SPROG: A Novel of Bomber Command, available at shops and online.


1941-November-05 KIA RAFVR Eric William Elkington 2023-02-15
1941-November-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Francis James Hazlett 2023-02-15
1941-November-05 KIA RAFVR Joseph Sansome 2023-02-15
1941-November-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gordon Richardson Yeates 2023-02-15

Hudson AM646

s/n
 AM646

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF, coded "J". Fell into a hill in Pembrokeshire during low level bombing practice on 3 November 1942. 2 crew killed instantly, one died later from injuries. One of 2 Squadron aircraft lost on bombing practice on that day (see AM648). last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-03 KIA RCAF Sergeant Gilbert Gerard Belec 2020-11-06
1942-November-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leslie Eric Letchford Huddleston 2021-03-02
1942-November-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Frederick Page 2021-09-29

Hudson AM648

s/n
 AM648

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF. Crashed into the sea off Newquay during low level bombing practice on 3 November 1942. All 6 occupants killed or missing. One of 2 Squadron aircraft lost on bombing practice on that day (see AM648). last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Carl Clinton Shook 2021-07-30
1942-November-03 KIA RCAF Sergeant Michael Bernard Valette 2021-07-13
1942-November-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Raymond Oliver Worthington 2021-10-02

Hudson AM650

s/n
 AM650

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

#407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High). Hudson aircraft #AM 650 was carrying 2 x 250 lb. and 6 x 100 lb. bombs and was engaged in an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch Coast when it was hit by flak. The aircraft burst into flames, hit the water and exploded. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-29 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Frederick Clarke 2024-02-27
1942-May-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Patrick McCarthy 2021-08-17
1942-May-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Franklin Race 2021-08-11
1942-May-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Moses Dorrien Robinson 2021-08-08

Hudson AM676

s/n
 AM676

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1OTU

#1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. Hudson V aircraft #AM 676 crashed in the sea. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-25 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Douglas McKenzie 2023-01-25
1942-August-25 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Ray McMillan 2021-08-17
1942-August-25 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ernest Lloyd Randall 2021-08-11

Hudson AM679

s/n
 AM679

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/42, coded RR*B". Failed to return from attack on shipping on 15 May 1942, one of 5 squadron aircraft lost in that mission. Seen to score a hit on one freighter before bursting into flames and crashing into sea. All 4 crew killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Alfred Haliburton 2021-02-24
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Aston James Walter Pottle 2021-02-24
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leighton Ogilvie Scott 2021-02-24
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lloyd Newton Skinner 2021-02-24

Hudson AM683

s/n
 AM683

Known Squadron Assignments: ;53

#53 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #AM 683 was engaged in a bombing operation when it was shot down near Den Helder, at Hvisduinen, Holland. Three RAF members of the crew were also killed last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-08 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Charles John Wyllie 2021-05-30

Hudson AM684

s/n
 AM684

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF, coded "RR*O". Shot down off Hanstholm harbour, Denmark, on 5 April (or 5 May?) 1942. 4 crew killed. Had departed Bircham Newton, UK, on a Saucer patrol (defined route for a coastal patrol). Was attacking small German vessel VP 1211, shot down by cannon fire from this ship and shore based battery. Crashed 700 metres off coast after being hit in cockpit and fuel tanks, only 3 bodies recovered. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-05 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Samuel Douglas Dean 2023-08-30
1942-April-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Arthur Kenneth Hamilton 2023-08-30
1942-April-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Frederic Paul Henri Lafreniere 2021-02-24
1942-April-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant Leo George Murphy 2023-08-30

Hudson AM687

s/n
 AM687

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer William Sydney Brown 2023-09-03
1942-February-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer James Hugh Watt 2023-01-25

Hudson AM695

s/n
 AM695

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

#407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High). Hudson aircraft lost.. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-23 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant James Lloyd Ellam 2021-08-06
1942-December-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Joseph Lucien Gaucher 2021-08-07
1942-December-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Walter Woodward 2021-10-02

Hudson AM696

s/n
 AM696

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF, possibly coded "RR*D". Lost over North Sea on 6 April 1942. 4 crew killed. NOTE: some sources record this aircraft as being with 233 Squadron, RAF at time of loss. Has this aircraft been confused with AM684? last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-06 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Donald Alexander Foley 2021-08-06
1942-April-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Norman Abraham Leckie 2021-08-13
1942-April-06 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Herman Mervyn Lowry 2021-08-14
1942-April-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Daniel Allister McCann 2021-09-23

Hudson AM701

s/n
 AM701

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/43 coded "RR*V". Shot down during mission to Dunkirk on 6 September 1942, all 4 crew killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Benson Arnold Wilson Coutts 2024-05-05
1942-September-06 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Charles Rootham Foskett 2022-01-07
1942-September-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Benjamin Leo Kohn 2023-08-25
1942-September-06 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Edward Wilkes 2024-02-21

Hudson AM710

s/n
 AM710

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Sqn RAF Hudson V aircraft #AM 710 missing over Mediterranean from an anti-submarine patrol off Sicily, possibly shot down by a Ju 88. Flying Officer BGS Bradley (RAAF)(Can), Flying Officer KC Cherer (RCAF), F/S EN Pettitt (RAAF) and FS LT Sheldon (RAAF) missing, believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-14 KIA RAAF Flying Officer Basil George Sheridan Bradley 2023-07-21
1943-September-14 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Keith Claude Cherer 2024-02-12

Hudson AM711

s/n
 AM711

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

#407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High). Hudson aircraft #AM 711 was carrying practise bombs when it hit the mast of a wrecked ship that was used for bombing practise. The Hudson crashed into the sea and burned five miles off Selsey Bill, England. Sgts A.R. Thomas, A.N. Urquhart, G.J. Pearson, AC1 E.R. Watson, and one RAF airman were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-13 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Smith Patterson 2021-08-18
1942-June-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gordon John Pearson 2021-08-18
1942-June-13 KIA RCAF Sergeant Arthur Roy Thomas 2021-07-20
1942-June-13 KIA RCAF Sergeant Alexander Norland Urquhart 2021-07-14
1942-June-13 KIA RCAF Aircraftman 1st Class Edward Roland Watson 2021-07-10

Hudson AM712

s/n
 AM712

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF when lost over the English Channel on 12 February 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-12 KIA RCAF Squadron Leader William Andrew Anderson DFC 2023-07-27
1942-February-12 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Harold Victor Spicer 2021-10-02

Hudson AM713

s/n
 AM713

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft #AM 713 missing during operations. Three RAF members of the crew, WO L.C. Bonthan, Flight Sergeant B.H. Leek, and FS T.E. Willey were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Albert Anthony Hemery 2023-07-23

Hudson AM715

s/n
 AM715

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft lost. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-November-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Noile Fullerton 2023-08-30
1941-November-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Russell Hamilton Macmillan 2023-08-30

Hudson AM719

s/n
 AM719

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

#407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High) RAF North Coates, Hudson V aircraft #AM 717 stalled on a landing approach and crashed one half mile from the southern perimeter of the airfield at North Coates while practicing take-offs and landings Pilot Officer RE Buckolz (RCAF)(USA), Flight Sergeant GC Bingley (RCAF) and Cpl C Naylor (RAF) were killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-30 KIA RCAF Sergeant George Cuthbert Bingley 2022-01-15
1941-July-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Rollie Ernest Buckolz 2022-04-20

Hudson AM720

s/n
 AM720
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Crashed at Debert at 16:45 on 7 January 1942. Lost visual contact with ground in a snow flurry during circuits and bumps, stalled on short final, collapsing undercarriage. Initially classified as Category B damage. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for inspection on 10 January 1942. Arrived at Scoudouc on 15 January 1942. Request to write off approved by Eastern Air Command on 12 September 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-January-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Canning | Weaver
   1942-September-15 Struck off Strength - Cat “A” write-off; struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2022-01-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM721

s/n
 AM721
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category A crash at 19:56 on 7 June 1942, near Polly Lake, NS. Struck high ground while flying in bad weather. Pilot Pilot Officer J. Creighton and 2 crew members killed. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping on 11 June 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Folly Lake Nova Scotia Names: Creighton | King | Lennon
   1942-November-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-June-07 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Traquair Creighton 2024-05-14
1942-June-07 KIFA RAAF Sergeant N D King 2021-01-13
1942-June-07 KIFA RAF Sergeant D H Lennon 2023-01-02
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM723

s/n
 AM723
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category A crash at 16:15 on 27 August 1941, at the Debert aerodrome. Undercarriage collapsed on landing, aircraft severely damaged in resulting fire. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-August-27 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Elliott | Pitts | Powell | Price | Webb | Wilson
   1941-October-02 Struck off Strength Written off at No. 4 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM726

s/n
 AM726
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category B crash at 19:05 on 8 December 1942, when this aircraft swung after landing at the Debert aerodrome. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 14 December 1942 to 15 June 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage on 22 May 1944. To 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, Quebec, as a financial adjustment. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-08 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brigden | Springsteele | Wilkinson | Wilson | Young
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength Struck off, transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM728

s/n
 AM728

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

#407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High). Hudson aircraft lost. This was WO Cluff's sixth operational flight. addendum 2: See page 129. Hudson aircraft AM 728 was probably shot down by German Coastal batteries during a night anti-shipping strike in the North Sea off Holland. FS. D. Moss D.F.M., Sgt.s M.H. McDonald (RAF), and S.C. Herbert (RAF) were also killed last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Murray Cluff 2024-03-06
1941-December-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Moss DFM 2021-09-28

Hudson AM729

s/n
 AM729
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category B crash at 17:45 on 24 January 1942, at Debert aerodrome. Another Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 16:53 on 1 August 1942. Ran off the runway on landing, starboard undercarriage collapsed. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 11 August to 26 November 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. Reported missing from an operational flight from No. 31 OTU on 3 March 1944, flight was actually on 21 February 1944. 2 RAF crew never found. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on same day. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-January-24 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Debert Nova Scotia Names: Henwell | Porter
1942-August-01 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Stevens | Wilson
1944-February-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Unknown Names: Bryant | Fitzner | Jonas | Robinson
   1944-April-19 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2022-01-15
1944-February-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Roy Bryant 2023-02-08
1944-February-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Carl Patrick Fitzner 2023-02-12
1944-February-21 KIFA RAF Sergeant G J Jonas 2020-09-16
1944-February-21 KIFA RAF Sergeant D Robinson 2020-09-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM731

s/n
 AM731

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941, coded RR*H". Lost on 15 December 1941, during anti-shipping mission on the Dutch coast. All 4 crew killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Leonard William Almquist 2023-07-26
1941-December-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Alexander Bitcon 2023-08-20
1941-December-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Percy George Ford 2022-08-17
1941-December-15 KIA RCAF Sergeant Wilfred Turley 2021-07-14

Hudson AM733

s/n
 AM733
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton for crash repairs and overhaul, 24 January 1944. Scrapped at No. 6 Repair Depot last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: 4 RD Scoudouc Names: Bolton | Maderson | McCullough
   1944-November-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM735

s/n
 AM735

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft #AM 735 failed to return from operations. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ralph Wesley Billing 2023-07-21

Hudson AM736

s/n
 AM736
inst
 A 248
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted as "Canadian equipped" in signal from RCAF liaison office in New York in May 1942. Category B crash, 6th August 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 10 August 1942. Classified as Instructional Airframe A 248 on 28 December 1942. Had been RCAF AM736 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-July-20 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-August-06 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Atherton | Ball | Barnes | Chatten | Clarke
   1942-December-28 Classified Instructional CA A 248 2020-06-12
   1945-February-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 484 | 1968 517

Hudson AM737

s/n
 AM737
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

First assigned to No. 31 OTU at RCAF Stn Debert, NS. Cat “A” crash at Debert aerodrome at 14:15 on 30 May 1942. After an oblique photography mission and following an engine failure, the pilot during a landing attempt lost control while attempting to avoid another aircraft on the runway and crashed into woods on aerodrome boundary. Pilot Officer A.E. Hoffman (pilot) was killed. Sgt’s W.D. Earl and A.C. Norris were seriously injured. To No. 4 Repair Depot for write off on 3 Jun 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-May-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Earl | Hoffman | Norris
   1942-August-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-May-30 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Albert Hoffman 2023-01-02
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM745

s/n
 AM745
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. To workshop reserve at no. 4 Repair Depot, 28 July to 28 August 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. Category B crash, no details. To No. 4 Repair Depot for crash repairs on 14 December 1943. Transferred to Canada Car & Foundry on 10 January 1944. To workshop reserve at No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944. Noted on 21 February 1945 "for storage in whole state", when ownership returned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-November-26 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Lawlor | Rainford
   1946-May-08 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM747

s/n
 AM747
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Assigned to Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 9 August 1943, but this may have been cancelled. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for disposal. Pending disposal, on books of Eastern Air Command, from 24 July 1944. Stored at Scoudouc, NB, still there on 25 March 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM748

s/n
 AM748
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. To storage on 9 August 1944. To No. 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, as a financial adjustment. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM749

s/n
 AM749
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 22:05 on 31 May 1942. Pilot overcorrected swing on landing, causing undercarriage to collapse. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc, NB on 3 June 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 4 June 1942 to 30 June 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 22 September 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft again on 30 November 1943. To No. 21 Repair Depot for disposal on 3 April 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-May-31 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ainsworth | Curtis | Davis | Sherriff
1943-September-18 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Charles | Pogson | Russell | Shipway
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM751

s/n
 AM751
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 3 September 1943, following a crash. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 9 August 1943 to 3 April 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage on 9 August 1944. To No. 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, as a financial adjustment. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM752

s/n
 AM752
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Crashed at Crumlin aerodrome at 16:30 on 22 July 1941, reported by No. 4 Air Observer School. Initially classified Category C, revised to Category B on 27 July 1941. To No. 1 Training Command and assigned workshop reserve with No. 12 Technical Detachment on 18 August 1941. Back to No. 31 OTU on 27 March 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs, 4 September 1943 to 24 March 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage on 9 August 1944. To No. 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, as a financial adjustment. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-July-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Connor | Hanes | Kearney
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM755

s/n
 AM755
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 15:45 on 7 October 1941. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 6 November 1941, with 74:45 logged time. To Eastern Air Command and 31 OTU on 19 May 1942. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome again, at 17:30 on 28 February 1943. Swung on take off in strong cross wind, struck a snow bank. To Clark Ruse again for crash repairs, 8 March 1943. Crashed just after takeoff from Debert on 27 September 1943. Sgt. Poyntz and Sgt. B.W. Lambert, both RAF, plus F/Sgts. J. Creighton and S.S. McHardy killed. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 1 October 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bookman | Richards | Whittaker
1943-February-28 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Norlen | Pull | Richards | Stepto
1943-September-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Creighton | Lambert | Mchardy | Poyntz
   1944-January-20 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2022-01-16
1943-September-22 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Creighton 2024-05-14
1943-September-22 KIFA RAF Sergeant Bryan Waldo Lambert 2023-01-02
1943-September-22 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Stanley Swanston McHardy 2023-01-02
1943-September-22 KIFA RAF Sergeant S W Poyntz 2021-01-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM759

s/n
 AM759
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Category C2 damage at Debert aerodrome at 19:50 on 27 October 1941. Category C7 damage at Debert aerodrome at 20:05 on 9 May 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc, NB on 7 July 1943. Assigned to Clark Ruse Aircraft on 14 July 1943, but this was apparently cancelled. To No. 21 Repair Depot for disposal on 3 April 1944. Pending disposal from 24 July 1944. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 Equipment Depot, still pending disposal. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-27 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Collenette | Hammon
1942-May-09 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Berlis | Moody | Price
1943-July-05 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Boulton | Bull | Clark | Gallagher | Murray
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Disposal Corporation for sale 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM761

s/n
 AM761
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 18:15 on 31 January 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs, 18 February to 30 March 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command and No. 31 OTU when completed. Category B damage at Moncton, NB at 16:45 on 30 May 1942, reported by No. 8 Service Flying Training School. To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs. Serviceable on 18 September 1942, when it was returned to Eastern Air Command. Category A crash at Debert on 5 September 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping on 9 September 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-January-31 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Debert Nova Scotia Names: Donkersley | Kennel
1942-May-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Moncton New Brunswick Names: Knight | Simpson
1942-December-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Raf Stnorth Charlottetown Names: Charters | Goodwin | Gulliver | Pettigrew
1943-September-04 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clothier | Luxford | Morrison | Rushworth
   1943-December-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM763

s/n
 AM763
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 04:40 on 17 July 1942. Nosed over on landing, due to heavy braking. To No. 4 Repair Depot for crash repairs, 20 July to 8 December 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered on 7 January 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot for overhaul and repair of fuel tank leak on 31 January 1944. Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 31 July 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, where it was noted with 1224:30 total time, never overhauled. By 26 March 1946 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at No. 5 Equipment Depot at Scoudouc, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-27
1942-July-17 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Armstrong | McCafferty
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM764

s/n
 AM764
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Still with this Unit when it received Category B damage at Summerside, PEI at 16:00 on 14 November 1941. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs with 167:20 logged time. Back to Eastern Air Command on 29 July 1942. Category C7 damage at Debert at 14:30 on 16 June 1942. Category A crash at Doddridge, NS (about 14 miles south-west of Debert aerodrome) on 14 January 1944. Struck high ground while practice descent through cloud procedures. Pilot Officer J.A. Gordon, RAF killed, three other crew members survived. To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping on 14 January 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-November-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Summerside Pei Names: Hodge | Moran | Winstanley
1942-June-16 Accident: 4 Repair Depot Loc: Debert Nova Scotia Names: Beamish | Gilbert | Goodwin | Konchak | Urquhart
1944-January-06 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Doddridge Nova Scotia Names: Bertie | Easton | Gordon | Jeffrey
   1944-April-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1944-January-06 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer John Alastair Gordon 2024-04-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM765

s/n
 AM765
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on strength. The a/c went missing on a night navigations exercise on 13 Sep 1942. There were no anomalies reported and no wreckage was found. Pilot Officer R.A. Clarke (pilot), Flight Sergeant J.M. Johnson (observer), Pilot Officer J.A. Hackett (WAG) and Flight Sergeant D.R Legimediere (WAG) were lost. Assigned to workshop reserve at No. 4 RD on 17 Sep 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Unknown Names: Clark | Hackett | Johnson | Lagimediere
   1943-January-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-September-13 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer Raymond Albert Clarke 2024-02-28
1942-September-13 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer James Alfred Hackett 2023-02-12
1942-September-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant James Mclean Johnson 2023-02-12
1942-September-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Donald Roderick Lagimodiere 2023-02-12
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM766

s/n
 AM766
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Damaged at the Patricia Bay, BC aerodrome at 17:00 on 2 June 1941, reported by No. 120 (BR) Squadron. Originally classified Category A, but subsequently repaired? Not yet on RCAF books at this time, this may have been an RAF Category A incident. Probably ferrying to eastern Canada from California at this time. Category B damage at Dorval airport at 11:30 on 23 October 1941. To Trans-Canada Airlines for crash repairs on 1 November 1941, with 414:10 logged time. To No. 3 Training Command books on 3 November 1941. To Eastern Air Command on 27 April 1942. With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when it crashed into trees near Henworth, NB (not found?) during radio range practice at 13:00 hrs on 22 Jul 1942 after an engine failure. One of the WAGs, Pilot Officer P. Platson was fatally injured. The rest of the crew, Pilot Officer S.H. Brown (pilot), Pilot Officer B.S. Walker (Observer) and Flight Sergeant R.C, Hopkinson (WAG) were all injured but survived. Airframe to No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping on 24 Jul 1942 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Dorval Airport Names: Brant | Golberg | Nussbaum | Triggs
1942-July-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Wentworth Nova Scotia Names: Brown | Hopkinson | Platsom | Walker
   1942-October-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-July-22 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Paul Platson 2023-06-23
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM767

s/n
 AM767
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Cat “C” damage at Debert aerodrome at 20:15 hrs on 21 Oct 1941 when the a/c struck a contractor’s heavy construction vehicle while taxiing. On 17 Nov 1942, during a bombing exercise with sea markers in Cobequid Bay, NS, the a/c was inadvertently ditched due to pilot error when a wing struck the water during a low level turn. The crew escaped without serious injury but the a/c was written-off. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 20 Nov 1942. Scrapped there last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-17 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Cobequid Bay Names: Anderson | Brown | Peacock | Waters
   1943-January-22 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off; struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2022-01-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM769

s/n
 AM769
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: 31 OTU

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Cat “A” crash at Debert aerodrome at 19:30 on 13 Jun 1942. Aircraft swung to starboard on takeoff, pilot over corrected. The port wing hit the ground and the a/c crashed and the starboard engine burst into flame. The airframe was destroyed by the ensuing fire. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 16 Jun 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barton | Bowen
   1942-August-17 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM770

s/n
 AM770
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: 31 OTU

Taken on strength for No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. To storage at No. 4 Repair Depot pending allocation to a contractor on 1 Mar 1944, after a Cat “B” crash on 22 Feb 1944. During a night operational training flight, upon landing the a/c swung to starboard, hit a snowbank and collapsed the u/c. Subsequently, scrapped. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-February-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Debert Aerodrome Names: Bell | Howard
1944-February-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Glasgow | Medhurst | Mumby | Vaughn
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM772

s/n
 AM772
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: 31 OTU

Taken on strength for No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “C” damage at Debert at 20:55 hrs on 12 Jan 1942 when the a/c rolled forward after the chocks were removed on startup and struck another a/c. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 45 (RAF) Group, at Dorval, as a financial adjustment last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-January-12 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Debert Nova Scotia Names: Blackley | Hanson
1943-April-08 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bennett | Cunningham | Markle | Wilson
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM773

s/n
 AM773
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Taken on strength for No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at Sussex Army Camp, NS at 16:45 on 15 April 1942. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs on 20 April 1942, with 269:20 logged time. Arrive there on 26 April 1942, re-allocated to Clarke Ruse on 20 May 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command on 26 October 1942. Lost on an operational patrol on 19 April 1943. 4 crew killed: Sgt. A. Longstaff, RAF; Pilot Officer J. Howard-Bangs and Sgt. J.A. Gillis, RCAF; plus Sgt. P.M. Burns, RAAF. Application to write off dated 5 May 1943, when aircraft was still listed as missing. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-June-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Sussex Army Camp New Brunswick Names: Duncan | Kirkwood | Ryon
1943-April-19 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Burns | Gillis | Howard-Bangs | Longstaff
   1943-July-03 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-April-19 KIFA RAAF Sergeant P M Burns 2020-09-18
1943-April-19 KIFA RCAF Sergeant John Archibald Gillis 2023-02-12
1943-April-19 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer J Howard-Bangs 2020-09-18
1943-April-19 KIFA RAF Sergeant A Longstaff 2020-09-18
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM778

s/n
 AM778

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Took off from North Coates at 01:24 in Hudson Mark V (Sqn code: RR-J Coastal Command 407 Sqn). Ditched in North Sea. Crew picked up a few days later last update: 2024-February-19
unkown date PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Harvey Neil Fraser 2021-05-18

Hudson AM782

s/n
 AM782

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). Hudson aircraft AM 782 was carrying 4 x 250 lb. bombs and was shot down in the North Sea while on anti-sub patrol. One RAAF and three RAF members of the crew missing believed killed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Alexander St Ours 2022-01-18

Hudson AM784

s/n
 AM784

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

Killed In Action May 29/42 age 21. #59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). Hudson aircraft # AM 784 was shot down in the Baltic Sea. Sgt.s Sidney Wilson (RAF) and Stanley Wilson (RAF) were also killed. One other member of the crew, not Canadian, missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Clifton Imeson 2021-08-11

Hudson AM788

s/n
 AM788

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 OADU

Hudson aircraft #AM 788 stalled and crashed on take-off at Has El Ma, Algeria. Flying Officer Daws and FS R.H. Jarvis were both killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-25 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Frederick John Daws 2023-07-15
1943-July-25 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ralph Hendy Jarvis 2023-07-15

Hudson AM794

s/n
 AM794

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft #AM 794 crashed in the sea. Three RAAF members of the crew also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Thomas King 2023-01-25

Hudson AM803

s/n
 AM803

Known Squadron Assignments: ;53

#53 Sqn Hudson aircraft #AM 803 failed to return from operations. Three RAF crew members missing believed killed. Addendum: Three RAF crew members, FS. D.G. Stanley, Sgt.s H. aiffe, and A.R. Clouston were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Nelson Moore 2021-09-28

Hudson AM804

s/n
 AM804

Known Squadron Assignments: ;6 OTU

#6 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft #AM 804 went out of control whilst in a steep turn and dived into the North Sea one mile off Redcar, Yorkshire. FSs L.J. Krapek, W. Archibald Walker, Flight Sergeant F.H. McMullin, and two RAF members of the crew were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-17 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Floyd Bryson Cobb 2024-03-07
1942-March-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Louie Joseph Krapek 2021-08-12
1942-March-17 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Francis Hugh McMullin 2021-09-23
1942-March-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Archibald Walker 2021-07-12

Hudson AM805

s/n
 AM805

Known Squadron Assignments: ;206

#206 Squadron (Nihil Nos Effugit). Hudson aircraft failed to return from an anti-sub patrol. One RAAF and two RAF members of the crew missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert John Edgar 2021-08-06

Hudson AM807

s/n
 AM807

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. FS.s Eyre and W.M. Spafford were both killed when their Hudson aircraft # AM 807 went down in the sea off the east coast of England. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Crowther Eyre 2022-01-31
1943-April-21 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Marshall Spafford 2024-03-26

Hudson AM811

s/n
 AM811

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, aircraft failed to return from a non operational flight over the English Channel, 23 March 1942.
last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Maurice Daniel Gallagher 2021-08-07
1942-March-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward James Graham 2021-08-07
1942-March-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Elmer Joseph Frederick Paquette 2021-08-18
1942-March-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Raymond Joseph Thompson 2021-10-02

Hudson AM812

s/n
 AM812

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF c.1941/42, . Failed to return from attack on shipping on 15 May 1942, one of 5 squadron aircraft lost in that mission. Seen to have scored several hits on a freighter before being hit by flak from Gernam destroyer. 3 crew killed, one crew member reported PoW. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Samuel Richard Balden 2021-01-27
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Norman Clifford Doehn 2021-01-27
1942-May-15 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Wilbur Ronald Hamilton 2022-03-22
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald McDonald 2022-01-20

Hudson AM825

s/n
 AM825

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft #AM 825 was carrying practice bombs and stalled when a low turn was made. The aircraft crashed in the sea at Allonby, Cumberland. Three RAF airmen were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-18 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Robinette Godfrey 2023-01-25

Hudson AM828

s/n
 AM828

Known Squadron Assignments: ;500

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #AM 828 crashed at Kolea, Algeria. Pilot Officer E. Redman, and two of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Edward Melville 2023-07-14
1943-April-03 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Earle Redman 2023-07-14

Hudson AM840

s/n
 AM840

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. The Hudson aircraft, from OTU RAF Thomaby-on-Tees, ditched in the North Sea off West Hartlepool, County Durham. WO2 Boisvert drowned. F/S F.J.V. McGrath (415541) (RAAF) was also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-19 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph George Louis Boisvert 2022-01-16

Hudson AM842

s/n
 AM842

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). W/C RH Niven DFC (RAF)(Can) had flown Spitfire aircraft on photo reconnaissance operations during 1940 and 1941. He lost his life while on an anti-shipping mission in Hudson V aircraft #AM 842, hit by ship's flak last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-30 KIA RAF Wing Commander Robert Henry Niven DFC 2021-09-29
1942-May-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Joseph Reilly 2021-08-10

Hudson AM852

s/n
 AM852

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes) Hudson V aircraft #AM 852 TR-F lost during operations over Kiel, Germany. *Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross* FS EWK Baker (RCAF) killed, Pilot Officer V Moss (RAF), Flight Sergeant L Davis (RAF) and F/S SA Coombs (RAF) missing (www.number59.com, R McNeill www.rafcommands.com) last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-11 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Eric Walter Kenneth Baker DFC 2021-08-26

Hudson AM857

s/n
 AM857

Known Squadron Assignments: ;500

#500 County Of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #AM 857 failed to return from operations. WO J.H. Smith (RAF) was also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-03 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Harold Smith 2022-01-18

Hudson AM864

s/n
 AM864

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF when lost on 15 May 1942. Reported as "RR*R" at time of loss. Took off from Bircham Newton at 20:21 for attack on German convoy. Damaged by flak during attack, crash 1/2 mile north of Coningsby while attempting emergency landing there. All 5 crew killed. One of 5 aircraft from 407 Squadron lost on this mission. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Waldron Creeden DFM 2024-05-14
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Albert Easton 2022-07-21
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ralph King Howson 2021-09-21
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Douglas Emanuel Parks 2021-01-13
1942-May-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert John Henry Powell 2021-01-13

Hudson AM873

s/n
 AM873

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft #AM 873 failed to return from a bombing operation. One RAAF and two RAF members of the crew missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-16 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Gerald Purcell 2021-08-11

Hudson AM877

s/n
 AM877

Known Squadron Assignments: ;53

#53 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #AM 877 was carrying bombs when it crashed three miles north-east of the Donna Nook Lifeboat Station, England. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Colin Stuart Milne 2024-06-06

Hudson AM878

s/n
 AM878

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF when lost on 18 April 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward George Alexander 2023-07-22
1942-April-18 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Arthur Conrad Draper 2022-07-04
1942-April-18 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edmond David Girardot 2021-08-07
1942-April-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Stewart Kennedy 2021-08-12
1942-April-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Bruce Wilbert Weaver 2021-07-10

Hudson AM881

s/n
 AM881

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft #AM 881 failed to return from a bombing trip. Three RAF members of the crew missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-17 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Robert Paisley 2021-08-18

Hudson AM885

s/n
 AM885

Known Squadron Assignments: ;301 FTU

#301 Ferry Training Unit, Lyneham, England. Hudson aircraft # AM 885 crashed at Curraghmore, Ireland. Two RAF airmen were also killed last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-16 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alexander James Chabara 2024-01-23

Hudson AM886

s/n
 AM886
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS when it crashed on night of 25/26 October 1941. Came down in marsh near Big Topper Lake near Malone, New York. (Also reported as near Tupper Lake, which is 50 miles south of Malone.) All 3 crew, Pilot Officer T.D. Shellshear, Pilot Officer A. Nowosad and Sgt. D.R. Gill killed. RCAF Record Card records crash location as Franklin City, New York, which is probably Franklin, 20 miles south of Malone. Wreckage salvaged by No. 6 Repair Depot. Aircraft may still have been on RAF books at time of crash, ownership to RCAF for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1941-October-25 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Big Tupper Lake Names: Gill | Nowosad | Shellshear
   1941-November-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1942-March-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1941-October-25 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Douglas Roy Gill 2023-05-22
1941-October-25 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer August Nowosad 2023-06-30
1941-October-25 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Douglas Shellshear 2023-06-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 517

Hudson AM887

s/n
 AM887
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: 31 OTU

Taken on strength for No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair depot on 28 Jan 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs, 15 Feb to 30 Jul 1943. to EAC when completed, on the Central Training Establishment account. On the 11 Nov 43, the a/c swung violently to port on take-off and crashed. The crew was uninjured. To Clark Ruse again for crash repairs, 17 Nov 1943 to 29 Feb 1944. to EAC when completed. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 45 (RAF) Group, at Dorval, as a financial adjustment. Assigned to No. 231 Sqn and then 6 FU.
Crashed upon landing at Miami, FL on 01 Nov 1945. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-27 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Alexander | Banks | Calhoun | Golding
1943-November-10 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Berger | Freeman | Lowe | Miller
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM888

s/n
 AM888
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength for No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 23:50 on 18 December 1942. Aircraft swung during night landing. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 28 December 1942 to 26 July 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, on the Central Training Establishment account. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, as a financial adjustment. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-July-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-18 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Davis | Gamble | McLeod | Nixon
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM889

s/n
 AM889
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 18:20 on 30 January 1943. Port landing gear collapsed on heavy landing. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 February 1943. To Clark Ruse for crash repairs, 8 February to 25 July 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Category A crash at Debert on 23 March 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 24 March 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-August-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-23 Accident: 123 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barton | Clayton | Kenny | Kilby | Stevens
1943-January-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Fraser | Gray | Langford | Tonner | Weber
1944-March-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Blake | Carey | Harrison | Mundrick
   1944-June-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM890

s/n
 AM890
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Taken on strength at No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “C” damage at Debert aerodrome at 18:55 hrs on 29 Oct 1941. Cat “B” crash during a forced landing at Bass River, NS (14 miles west of Debert aerodrome) at 12:30 hrs on 15 Dec 1941, following failure of starboard engine. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs, 31 Dec 1941 to 29 Jun 1942. To EAC when completed. Cat “A” crash at Debert aerodrome at 16:05 hrs on 27 Jan 1943. The a/c spun in while on short final; all 4 crew, Pilot Officer (RAF) D.M. Bennett (Nav), Pilot Officer (RAF) E.J.H. Nash (Pilot), Flight Sergeant H.R. Leadley (WAG) and Flight Sergeant E. Mark (WAG), were killed. Airframe ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 Jan 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-29 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Debert Nova Scotia Names: Hodgson | Kowvers
1941-December-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Bass River Nova Scotia Names: Fitzgibbon | Friel | Russell | Whitty
1943-January-27 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bennett | Leadley | Mark | Nash
   1943-April-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-January-27 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Donald Malcolm Bennett 2023-04-25
1943-January-27 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Henry Roy Leadley 2023-04-25
1943-January-27 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward Mark 2023-03-04
1943-January-27 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer E J Nash 2020-08-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM891

s/n
 AM891
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clark Ruse Aircraft, 13 March to 30 June 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 3 March 1944, following a crash. Temporary repairs performed at unit, before ferry flight to Scoudouc. Stored there, pending allocation to a contractor for full repairs. Approval to scrap received 16 May 1944, but this was apparently cancelled. Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 31 July 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, where it was noted with 1113:05 logged time, never overhauled. By 25 March 1946 on the books of Maintenance Command, stored at No. 5 Equipment Depot at Scoudouc, NB. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-July-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-26 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Arnold | Carley | Holt | Howey | Mclean | Munro
   1946-November-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM892

s/n
 AM892
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Cat “B” crash when the a/c swung on landing at Debert aerodrome at 20:20 hrs on 14 Oct 1941 while the a/c was doing practice circuits and landings. No injuries to the crew. Again taken on strength after this at No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 23 Jan 1942, with 232:50 airframe hours. To EAC on 13 Jul 1942. “A” Cat crash due to pilot error on 13 Nov 1942 at Debert while the a/c was on short final. All 4 crew, including Pilot Officer (RNZAF) H.F. Willis (pilot), Flight Sergeant (RAF) C.W. Stratton (observer), Flight Sergeant J. Barber (WAG), and Flight Sergeant H. Le France (WAG) were all killed. Assigned to workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 16 Nov 1942, delivered on 20 Nov 1942. Scrapped there last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1941-October-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brookman | Whittaker
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barber | La France | Stratton | Willis
   1943-January-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-November-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant John Barber 2023-06-07
1942-November-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Hubert Elias Joseph Lafrance 2023-03-04
1942-November-13 KIFA RAF Sergeant C W Stratton 2020-08-10
1942-November-13 KIFA RNZAF Pilot Officer Harold Frederick Willis 2023-04-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM893

s/n
 AM893
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 12:05 on 14 October 1941. Aircraft swung on takeoff and went into rough ground. Slight injuries amongst crew. Taken on strength after this at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 6 November 1941. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1941-October-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brant | Shellshear | Thompson
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1942-March-12 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM894

s/n
 AM894
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Clark Ruse Aircraft, 15 October to 30 December 1941. Taken on strength while there, for No. 31 Operational Training Unit. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 12:45 on 26 April 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 May 1942. To Clark Ruse for repairs on 4 May 1942, with 426:00 logged time. Assigned to Eastern Air Command on 5 September 1942, delivered on 31 October 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot for salvage on 1 January 1944, following a Category A crash. Crash at Debert, date also reported as 31 January 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-26 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Colman | Goldberg | Wilson
1944-January-31 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Avent | Grimble | Havelock
   1944-May-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM895

s/n
 AM895
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Taken on strength at No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “A” crash at L'Abord a Plouffe, QC (now part of Laval, QC) on 23 Oct 1941, while attempting a forced landing. Destroyed in post impact fire. Crash also reported as 22 Oct 1941, near St. Martin, QC (50 miles south of Laval). All 4 crew, Pilot Officer J.F. Fisher (pilot), Pilot Officer A.E. Wainwright (nav), Flight Sergeant A. Kirsh (WAG) and LAC (RAF) A.J. Morris, were killed. To No. 3 Training Command on 3 Nov 1941 for write-off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Carterville Names: Boyd | Kirsh | Morris | Wainwright
   1941-December-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Fisher Boyd 2023-03-02
1941-October-23 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Abie Kirsch 2023-06-19
1941-October-23 KIFA RAF Leading Aircraftman A J Morris 2021-04-07
1941-October-23 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Alan Ewart Gilbert Wainwright 2023-02-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM896

s/n
 AM896
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Taken on strength at No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “A” crash at 07:30 on 23 Oct 1941, near Great Village, NS (7 miles west of Debert). The a/c flew into the ground and disintegrated, all 4 crew, Pilot Officer C.B. O’Hanley, (pilot), Pilot Officer R.A. Luard, (nav), Flight Sergeant (RAF) N.L. Hornsey (WAG) and Flight Sergeant R.F. Kelly (WAG), were killed. Scrapped by No. 4 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Great Village Nova Scotia Names: Hanley | Hornsey | Kelly | Luard
   1941-December-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to produce 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 KIFA RAF Sergeant Norman Leonard Hornsey 2021-03-01
1941-October-23 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Robert Frederick Kelley 2023-04-25
1941-October-23 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Richard Aubrey Luard 2023-04-25
1941-October-23 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Charles Beeching O'Hanley 2023-04-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM899

s/n
 AM899
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 12 April 1943, delivered on 19 April 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-April-09 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Gallagher | Hardman | Lensdale
   1943-June-01 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM901

s/n
 AM901
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 18:20 on 23 November 1941. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 13 December 1941, with 179:40 logged time. Back to Eastern Air Command on 20 May 1942, and back to No. 31 OTU. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 19:20 on 24 August 1942. Faulty use of controls caused aircraft to swing, undercarriage collapsed. To Clark Ruse for crash repairs again, 1 September 1942 to 28 January 1943. To Eastern Air command when completed. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 45 Group, RAF at Dorval, as a financial adjustment. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-August-24 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Waygood | Wilson
   1944-September-21 Ownership Transferred Transferred to RAF 2019-08-20
   1944-September-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM902

s/n
 AM902
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Taken on strength at No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “B” damage at Debert aerodrome at 11:25 on 23 Oct 1941. Assigned to Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 6 Nov 1941, with 282:55 airframe hours. Arrived there on 31 Dec 1941. Back to EAC on 19 May 1942. To Clark Ruse for repairs again, 25 Aug 1943 to 29 Feb 1944. To EAC when completed. During a practice bombing mission the a/c crashed into Cobequid Bay, NS on 16 Apr 1944, and was never recovered. The 6-person crew: Pilot Officer J.W. Gibson (pilot), Pilot Officer I.A. Macdonald (2nd pilot), Pilot Officer M.W. Warwick (nav), Pilot Officer D.G. Reynolds (nav), Flight Sergeant G.A. Stewart (WAG) and Flight Sergeant A.E. Cloutier (WAG) were declared “missing” presumed “dead”. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot for write off on 17 Apr 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Debert Aerodrome Names: Baker | Biggs | Moran
1944-April-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Minas Basin Nova Scotia Names: Cloutier | Gibson | MacDonald | Reynolds | Stewart | Warwick
   1944-May-25 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1944-April-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Albert Edward Cloutier 2024-03-05
1944-April-15 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Wilson Gibson 2023-02-12
1944-April-15 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Iain Alasdair MacDonald 2023-02-12
1944-April-15 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Douglas Glen Reynolds 2023-02-15
1944-April-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant George Albert Stewart 2023-02-16
1944-April-15 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Murray Alfred Warwick 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM903

s/n
 AM903
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: 31 OTU

Taken on strength at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category A crash on 13 February 1942, near Abiteau Lake, NS (also known as Parrsboro Lake, about 50 miles west of Debert). Details not clear, may have been attempting a forced landing after encountering icing. Crew uninjured. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 18 February 1942 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-February-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Abiteau Lake Parsboro Names: Donkersley | Mcnall
   1942-March-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 518

Hudson AM905

s/n
 AM905
inst
 A 190
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clark Ruse Aircraft 15 October 1941 to 2 January 1942. To Eastern Air Command and back to No. 31 OTU. when completed. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 19:50 on 3 July 1942. Swung on landing in strong cross wind. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 7 July 1942. Classified as Instructional Airframe A 190 on 5 November 1942, used as a synthetic trainer (a simulator) at No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. To No. 1 Training Command on 1 September 1943. Had been RCAF AM905 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-October-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-July-03 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Downey | Nicholson | Smith | Steadman | Verity
   1942-November-05 Classified Instructional CA A 190 2020-06-12
   1944-July-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2020-10-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 484 | 1968 518

Hudson AM906

s/n
 AM906

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Served with No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, coded RR*O". Damaged by flak during attack on German convoy north of Terschelling on 16 May 1942. Both engines failed on landing at Docling, UK and aircraft crashed into gun pit. 1 crew and 1 gunner on the ground killed, one crew injured. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Angus Lloyd Kippen 2021-03-12

Hudson AM934

s/n
 AM934

Known Squadron Assignments: ;60

#60 Squadron (Per Ardua Ad Aethera Tendo). Pilot Officer Corbett was killed when his Hudson aircraft crashed at Bazar, Bengal last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-17 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Ernest Clayton Corbett 2024-04-15

Hudson AM949

s/n
 AM949

Known Squadron Assignments: ;357

#357 Squadron. Hudson aircraft crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Bruce Adam Ogilvie 2021-08-18
1944-March-15 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Richard Blake Palmer 2021-08-18
1944-March-15 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Lorne Patterson 2021-08-18

Hudson BW381

s/n
 BW381
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First served with No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. With No. 36 OTU when damaged in a precautionary landing, due to approaching darkness and bad weather, at Pleasant Harbour, NS at 19:15 on 9 October 1942. Originally classified as Category B but revised to Category C28 on 14 October 1942. To Clark Ruse for crash repairs, 21 October 1942 to 6 April 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered on 30 April 1943 to user unit. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 September 1943 as a "fly in repair" after a Category B crash. To No. 6 Repair Depot for overhaul, 13 October 1943 to 7 February 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Converted to target tug by EAC from 9 June 1944, also noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization form this date. To Western Air Command in July 1944. Allocated on 18 August 1944 as a spare aircraft for air-sea rescue. On 23 November 1944 to No. 22 Sub-Repair Depot at Vancouver, for replacement of Cyclone G205A engines with Cyclone G202A. To Coates Limited for repairs, 20 February 1945 to 4 January 1946. To storage at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Abbotsford when completed, pending disposal from this date. Noted with 800:10 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-09 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Pleasant Harbour Nova Scotia Names: Aldridge | Beeston | Jones
   1947-March-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW382

s/n
 BW382
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Reported missing on 14 December 1941, while still on RAF books. Had taken off at 18:25 for one hour local flight, last radio contact at 18:29. Wreckage presumed to be from this aircraft washed up on beach at Cape Pleasant, NS (40 miles west of Debert, at the entrance to the Minas Basin off the Bay of Fundy) on 24 December 1941. All 4 crew missing. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot for write off, still not located, on 2 February 1942. Note that aircraft could have come down in salt water as close as 6 miles south-west of Debert aerodrome, with wreckage being carried by strong tides through Cobequid Bay to the Minas Basin. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1941-December-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Atlantic Ocean Names: Bird | Blyth | Pickles | Rowke
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength paper transfer only 2019-08-20
   1942-April-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1941-December-13 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Maurice Edward Charles Bird 2023-02-08
1941-December-13 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer K W Blyth 2020-08-22
1941-December-13 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer A Pickles 2020-08-22
1941-December-13 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Clyde Burton Rourke 2023-02-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW383

s/n
 BW383
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category A crash at Debert in early 1944. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot for salvage on 20 March 1944. All salvageable items returned to No. 4 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-March-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Palmer | Tisdale
   1944-April-21 Struck off Strength Cat A write off 2022-01-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW384

s/n
 BW384
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;Halifax

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Cat “B” crash at Debert aerodrome at 19:50 on 15 Mar 1942. Arrived at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs on 25 Mar 1942, ownership transferred to No. 4 RD on 27 Mar 1942. Had 156:50 airframe hours. To EAC on 10 Nov 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 20 May 1942 for repairs. The a/c took off on 3 Dec 1942 with four employees from Clark Ruse Aircraft onboard for a familiarization flight with a RCAF test pilot at the controls. The pilot apparently lost control of the a/c at low level in snow flurries and crashed just off a breakwater in Halifax harbour. All on board were killed including: Flight Lieutenant J.H. Prentice (pilot) , Mr. A. Cahill, Miss J. Curran, Miss M. MacQueen and Mr O. MacAulay. On the books of No.17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment when written off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-March-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dela Paklle | Wilson
1942-December-03 Accident: CLARKERUSE AIRCRAFT Loc: Halifax Names: Cahill | Curran | MacCaulay | Mcqueen | Prentice
   1943-April-07 Struck off Strength Cat A write off 2022-01-17
1942-December-03 KIFA Civilian T Arthur Cahill 2022-02-17
1942-December-03 KIFA Civilian Jean Curran 2024-06-02
1942-December-03 KIFA Civilian Owen MacCaulay 2022-02-17
1942-December-03 KIFA Civilian Mary McQueen 2022-02-17
1942-December-03 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Henry Prentice 2023-05-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW399

s/n
 BW399
m/d
 L‑214
c/r
 CF‑FGH

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released from a British Lend Lease contract. Category B damage 1 mile east of Sydney, NS at 06:30 on 14 July 1942. Pilot had become lost during night flight, attempted forced landing due to low fuel. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 20 July 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 30 July to 17 November 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed, noted as on loan to Home War Establishment. To No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton for "fly in" crash repairs, 23 February 1944. Noted as converted to transport on 24 August 1944. To No. 1 Air Command when completed. To No. 1 Air Command Communications Flight at Trenton on 22 November 1945. Referred to as "the AOC's aircraft" in unit records. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946, but operated by No. 12 (T) Squadron from Rockcliffe on 19 April 1946, flew to Trenton and return. Ownership back to No. 6 RD on 19 June 1946, still pending disposal. Noted with 1015:10 total time while in storage. To civil register as CF-FGH. With Photographic Survey Co as of Dec 1946. To Aerofoto Ltda / Aero Fotographia SA with registration of C-321 in 1947. Overshot the runway on take-off at Maganue, Columbia on 28 Dec 1947 and damaged beyond repair. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-July-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Sydney Nova Scotia Names: Bullock | Jeffries | Mcallister
1944-February-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Berseford | Doff | Flecknell
   1946-December-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528 | 1968 626

Hudson BW400

s/n
 BW400
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. To No. 3 Training Command on 1 February 1943, for use by Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. Noted as fitted with special ASV (radar) equipment on that date. To No. 9 Repair Depot for repairs, 21 June to 10 July 1944, then back to Test & Development Establishment. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. to No. 9 (T) Group on 4 June 1946, still pending disposal, stored at Rockcliffe. Noted with 1203:05 total time, 68:05 since overhaul, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-December-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW401

s/n
 BW401
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Crashed on Dalhousie Mountain, near Scotsburn, NS in the early morning on 10 August 1942. On cross country exercise, ordered to divert to Charlottetown, PEI due to deteriorating weather at Debert. Acknowledged order, struck mountain top at cruise speed en route to Charlottetown and completely disintegrated. All crew killed, including Pilot Officer J.A. Bursill (or Bursil?), RAAF; Pilot Officer A. Rogers, Sgt. A.W. Cooke; Sgt. J.K. Hobson; Sgt. H.J. Vincent. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 13 August 1942 for write off. Memorial service for victims held on 66th anniversary of crash, 10 August 2008, at crash site. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1941-December-22 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-August-10 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Pictou County Nova Scotia Names: Bursill | Cooke | Hobson | Rogers | Vincent
   1942-November-12 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-August-10 KIFA RAAF Pilot Officer J A Bursill 2020-09-18
1942-August-10 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Arnold William Cooke 2024-04-06
1942-August-10 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Kenneth Hobson 2023-06-30
1942-August-10 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Paul Amos Rogers 2023-06-22
1942-August-10 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Howard James Vincent 2023-07-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW402

s/n
 BW402
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. “B” Cat accident at Debert on 13 Sep 1943 when the a/c swung on landing while practicing circuits. No injuries to the crew. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 17 Sep 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs, 30 Nov 1943. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 Dec 1943 for write off. Allocated to No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 Apr 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-September-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: McCracken | Robinson | Tennant
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW403

s/n
 BW403
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons to be released from RAF lend lease contract. Taken on strength at Debert, NS, may have been with No. 31 OTU at the time. Noted on 16 Feb 1942 as on loan from RAF to Home War Establishment. With No. 113 (BR) Sqn at Yarmouth, NS, in 1942. One of several Hudsons detached by this Sqn to Chatham, NB in Sep 1942, in response to German U-boat activity in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Attacked U-165, 20 miles south of Anticosti Island in the Gulf, on 9 Sep 1942. With No. 11 (BR) Sqn, RCAF Stns Torbay, NF or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1943 to 1944. Coded "S". Pending disposal from 11 Sep 1944, when it was noted with Western Hemisphere Organization. Stored by No. 4 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1,174:30 airframe hours, never overhauled. Sold to Ambrose Aviation of White Plains, New York.To TACA as TI-77. Broken up in San Jose, Costa Rica as of 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1945-August-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW404

s/n
 BW404
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category C21 damage at Dartmouth, NS at 12:38 on 30 April 1942. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 6 May to 11 July 1942. to Eastern Air Command when completed. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, 20 August to 24 November 1943. To storage on 22 May 1944. To Eastern Air Command on 9 June 1944, for conversion to target tug. Noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization on that date. To No. 3 Training Command on 2 September 1944, as a target tug. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 2 May 1945. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 20 March 1946, at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Noted with 1367:35 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Dartmouth Names: Colman | Goldlerg | Wilson
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW405

s/n
 BW405
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Cat “B” crash at Debert at 04:05 hrs on 25 Apr 1942 when the a/c swung on landing during a student’s first solo night flight. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 4 May to 5 Sep 1942. Had 161:25 airframe hours when it arrived. To EAC when completed. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 2 Nov 1942, following another crash. To Clarke Ruse for crash repairs again on 9 Nov 1942. To EAC on 10 May 1943, for use by a training unit. Another “B” Cat crash on 18 Jan 1944 when the a/c swung on landing and hit snowbank at Debert. Airframe to storage at No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 Feb 1944, pending allocation to a contractor. Still there when scrapped. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-25 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barber | Martin
1942-October-30 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: No 2 Runway Names: Martin | Terriff
1944-January-18 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Arnold | Frew | Taylor
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW406

s/n
 BW406
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. To No. 1 Training Command, for use by Instructional Flight at the Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, on 27 November 1942. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. By 19 June 1946 on the books of No. 6 Repair Depot. Noted with 2460:50 total time, never overhauled, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW407

s/n
 BW407
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 25 September 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs, 30 November 1943. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-September-19 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Gourtois | Storrie
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW408

s/n
 BW408
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Converted to target tug, date and location not known. To Eastern Air Command on 8 August 1944, as a target tug. To storage on 2 October 1945. Pending disposal from 9 January 1946, stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Noted with 1377:45 total time, never overhauled, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW410

s/n
 BW410
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36

Delivered to Debert, NS with TC. Coded “L2” Crashed at 17:25 hrs on 11 Dec 1942, while taking off from No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, with passengers and parts en route back to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Flight Lieutenant E.O. Richards (pilot) and Flight Sergeant H.L.J. Wilkins were killed and LAC M.J. Morrison was severely injured. The precise cause was not determined. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-August-04 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-11 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Scoudouc Names: Morrison | Richards | Wilkins
   1943-April-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-December-11 KIFA RAF Flight Lieutenant Elmer Oscar Richards 2023-03-02
1942-December-11 KIFA RAF Sergeant Henry Lionel John Wilkins 2023-01-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW412

s/n
 BW412
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 2 March 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 4 March to 10 September 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by a training unit. To stored reserve on 22 May 1944, transferred from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization in August 1944, still in storage. Issued to Eastern Air Command on 15 May 1945. In use as staff transport at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS in June 1945. Back to storage on 27 August 1945. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Pending disposal at Mt. Pleasant from 20 March 1946. Noted with 1272:00 logged time, never overhauled, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-February-25 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Kingston Names: Marsh | Parry
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW423

s/n
 BW423
inst
 A 247
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 14 July 1942, following a Category B crash. Classified as Instructional Airframe A 247 on 28 December 1942. To No. 1 Training Command on 17 august 1943, for use by No. 1 Technical Training School at Aylmer, Ontario. Declared of no further instructional value on 9 May 1946, retained at Aylmer in whole state pending instructions from War Assets Corporation. Had been RCAF BW423 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-July-05 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cameron | Roehricht
   1942-December-28 Classified Instructional CA A 247 2020-06-12
   1946-May-09 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 484 | 1968 528

Hudson BW430

s/n
 BW430
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at Torbay, Newfoundland in 1942/43. To No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS on 21 October 1943. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 13 July 1944, for conversion to air-sea rescue configuration. Transferred from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization on same date. To Western Air Command on 10 November 1944, for use by No. 122 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To workshop reserve at Patricia Bay on 26 January 1945, for repairs. Back to Western Air Command on 8 February 1945, for use by No. 123 (S&R) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. Pending disposal at Sea Island from 3 October 1946. To War Assets Corporation in June 1947, but back to Northwest Air Command on 10 November 1947. Still being operated by No. 123 (S&R) Flight in November 1947 and January 1948. Flew flood relief transport missions in BC interior in May and June 1948. Pending disposal again from 20 August 1948. Noted with 889:35 total time while in storage, date not clear. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1948-December-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW431

s/n
 BW431
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category C14 damage at Debert aerodrome at 13:35 on 18 April 1942. To Eastern Air Command on 8 August 1944, as a target tug. Noted on that date as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization. To storage 2 October 1945. Noted as serviceable on that date, with 1411:05 logged time, never overhauled. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 9 January 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-18 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Graves | Scharff | Tait
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW432

s/n
 BW432
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Coded “A1”. Cat “B” damage at Aylesford, NS (about 7 miles north east of Greenwood) on 16 Jan 1943, in a gear up forced landing. Reported by No. 36 OTU at Greenwood, NS. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 19 Jan 1943, delivered there on 29 Jan 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 1 Feb to 10 Jun 1943. To EAC when completed. Cat “A” crash on 21 Aug 1943. The a/c took off on a famil flight with an instructor pilot, a student and two passengers on board. On take-off the u/c was retracted too early and the right wing tip touched the ground. The pilot over controlled and the a/c struck the opposite wing on the ground and cartwheeled. The student pilot, Flight Sergeant (RAF) L. Marshall was fatally injured. The remaining members were seriously injured. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 Sep 1943, for inspection and report. Declared beyond further aeronautical value. Scrapped at No. 4 Repair Depot last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-16 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Berwick Bombing Range Names: Miles | Young
1943-August-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Gontier | Lemoine | Marshall | Pearson
   1944-February-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1943-August-21 KIFA RAF Sergeant L Marshall 2021-04-12
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW433

s/n
 BW433
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Destroyed in Cat “A” crash at Debert aerodrome at 22:16 hrs on 4 May 1942. On the way to practice circuits with two pilots on board, the a/c swung on take-off and crashed into an embankment just off the runway and was destroyed by fire. There were no injuries to the crew. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 7 May 1942, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-May-04 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Saunders | Van Der Pol
   1942-July-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW434

s/n
 BW434
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 11:25 on 14 May 1942, swung off runway on takeoff, into rough ground. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 21 May 1942. To Clark Ruse aircraft for repairs, 26 May 1942. May have been involved in Category A crash on 5 May 1943, hand written record not clear. On the books of No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment when written off. Scrapped by Clark Ruse. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-May-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Stephens | Van Der Pol
   1944-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW436

s/n
 BW436
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 13:22 on 3 June 1942. Swung on takeoff, left runway, undercarriage collapsed when aircraft struck a ditch. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, then to Clark Ruse Aircraft on 11 June 1942, had 262:30 logged time when it arrived. On the books of No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment when written off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-03 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bowen | Dravers
   1944-February-02 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW437

s/n
 BW437
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category C4 damage at Debert at 03:15 on 21 June 1942, ground collision with Hudson BW628. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 May 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs, 1 June 1943 to 3 January 1944. To storage with Eastern Air Command when completed. Issued from storage on 21 February 1944, for use at No. 31 OTU. To No. 21 Repair Depot 3 March 1944, for repairs. To storage with EAC on 23 May 1944, issued from storage on 16 June 1944. Converted to target tug by 8 August 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 5 February 1945, to be held there pending allocation to pending disposal. Noted with 952:55 total time while stored there. Pending disposal from 21 March 1945. Sold to Ambrose Aviation SA of Whitestone, Long Island, New York. To TACA as TI-78. Broken up in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bardon | Bullock | Cadwell | Downey
1943-May-24 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Harrison | Hopkin
   1945-August-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW438

s/n
 BW438
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category B damage at 11:45 on 26 September 1942, at Debert aerodrome, ground looped on landing. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 29 September 1942. To Clark Ruse aircraft for crash repairs, 6 October 1942 to 29 January 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 12 June 1943, following another crash. To Clark Ruse again for crash repairs, 17 June 1943 to 25 January 1944. To storage with Eastern Air Command when completed. Issued to No. 31 OTU on 21 February 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 July 1944, for conversion to air-sea rescue configuration. To Eastern Air Command on 2 November 1944. To storage at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 4 January 1946. Noted with 724:15 total time while in storage. Pending disposal from 9 January 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-26 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Frehner | Mclachlan
1943-June-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dyson | Sutton
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW439

s/n
 BW439
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. Category C14 damage near Greenwood aerodrome, at 17:00 on 8 December 1942. Struck a tree during unauthorized low flying. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 11 January to 18 March 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered on 24 March 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 11 February 1944 following a Category B crash, when the port u/c collapsed during taxiing and awaiting allotment to repair contractor. Scrapped there. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-August-07 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-07 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Names: Kelty | Williams
1944-January-29 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Lang | Pratt | Walker
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW441

s/n
 BW441
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength for Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 at one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at Torbay, Newfoundland in 1942/43. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland, 9 December 1942 to 5 June 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by No. 145 Squadron at Sydney, NS. To No. 3 Training Command on 11 September 1943, for use by Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. Used for trials with carburettor de-icing alcohol spray. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. to No. 9 (T) Group at Rockcliffe on 4 June 1946, still pending disposal. Reported with 784:45 logged time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-16 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Torbay Names: Dalgleish | Harle | Richmond | Suzak
   1946-December-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW442

s/n
 BW442
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 24 September 1943, following a crash. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs on 10 January 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-September-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Barnes | Sparks
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW443

s/n
 BW443
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category B damage at 15:45 on 9 June 1942, at Debert aerodrome. Swung on take off. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 16 June 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 17 June 1942. Had 329:10 logged time when it arrived. Scrapped at Clark Ruse. May have been scrapped as early as December 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-09 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cole | Stirling
   1943-March-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW444

s/n
 BW444
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category A crash at 02:25 on 25 February 1942, near Presque Isle Army Air Field, Maine. Left engine failed on approach, stalled and landed short. 2 minor injuries amongst 6 people on board. Arrived at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 28 February 1942 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-February-25 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Preque Isle Airport Maine Names: Duncan | Hamilton | Lonsdale | Pearson | Petts | Stevenson
   1942-June-01 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off; struck off and reduced to spares and produce 2022-01-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW447

s/n
 BW447
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;113

Noted on 10 Feb 1942 as to be loaned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Sqn at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. . During a low-level practice bombing mission, the a/c dived or spun out of control into clump of trees 5 mi west of the station. All five of the crew, including Pilot Officer E.W. Vogelsang, Flight Sergeant D.M. May, Flight Sergeant L.E. Thomas and LAC W. Dale, were killed. Application for write off submitted from No. 4 Repair Depot on 11 Jan 1943 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-08 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth County Nova Scotia Names: Dale | Macrae | May | Thomas | Vogelsang
   1943-May-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-January-08 KIA RCAF Leading Aircraftman William Dale 2023-03-02
1943-January-08 KIA RCAF Sergeant William David MacRae 2023-04-25
1943-January-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant David Merriman May 2023-06-07
1943-January-08 KIA RCAF Sergeant Leslie Edmund Thomas 2023-04-25
1943-January-08 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edward Walter Vogelsang 2023-06-30
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW448

s/n
 BW448
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. During a dual circuits and landing mission, the starboard engine cut out on take-off. The pilot aborted the take-off but the a/c swung off the runway and crashed into a snowbank. No injuries to the two-man crew. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs on 13 Jan 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot for scrapping on 3 Apr 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-19 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Sharpe | White
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW449

s/n
 BW449
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;145

Noted on 10 February 1942 as to be loaned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Reported missing on 2 November 1942, off coast of Newfoundland, near Torbay, while with No. 145 (BR) Squadron. Had departed on an anti-submarine and convoy escort patrol at 16:35 GMT. Subsequent report theorized that an inexperienced pilot may have let down through fog and crashed at sea. All 4 crew missing, presumed dead. Application for write off submitted by RCAF Station Gander on 5 November 1942. Ownership to No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot at Gander on 1 December 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-01 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Over Atlantic Ocean Names: Beattie | Davies | Feldman | Robinson
   1943-January-12 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-November-01 KIA RCAF Sergeant Harry Cameron Beattie 2023-02-08
1942-November-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Robert Davies 2023-02-11
1942-November-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leonard Feldman 2023-02-12
1942-November-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Lewis Gerald Robinson 2023-02-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW450

s/n
 BW450
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. To No. 6 Repair Depot at RCAF Station Trenton from 22 November 1943 to 24 April 1944. To No. 1 Training Command when completed. Used at Island Airport, Toronto, for experimental project undertaken with Research Enterprises Limited. (This was a Crown Corporation, involved in armaments research. President of this company, F.E. Coombs, would later be the founding president of the Canadian Association of Physicists.) To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. to storage on 3 October 1945. Issued from storage on 6 November 1945. Pending disposal from 2 February 1946, stored at Malton, Ontario. Noted in storage with 1368:15 total time, 313:10 since overhaul. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-September-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 528

Hudson BW451

s/n
 BW451
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 12:40 on 30 July 1942. Nosed up after too sudden application of brakes. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for repairs, 3 August to 25 October 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage on 25 May 1944. Pending disposal from 8 August 1944. Stored by No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1500:40 logged time. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of Long Island, New York. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-July-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Treleaven | Warner
   1945-July-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW452

s/n
 BW452
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Category C21 damage at Debert aerodrome at 11:37 on 10 April 1942. Tire burst on heavy landing. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 19 June 1942, this may have been a separate incident. Had 165:00 logged time when it arrived. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for further work on 19 June 1942. To Eastern Air Command on 25 September 1942, for use by a training unit. Transferred to Home War Establishment on 9 June 1943, to replace Hudson BW723 which had crashed while on loan to BCATP from Home War Establishment. To No. 21 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 8 July 1944, for conversion to transport. Back to Eastern Air Command on 1 December 1944. To storage with No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit on 11 October 1945, noted then as serviceable, with 1251:50 logged time. By 10 March 1946 stored at Mount Pleasant, PEI. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-10 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Burnett | Crumpton
1943-June-01 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Arch | Giles | Jardine | Myles
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW453

s/n
 BW453
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Loaned to Home War Establishment in February 1942, for use by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "L". Category C1 damage at Dartmouth aerodrome at 19:00 on 16 March 1942. Not clear if aircraft was still with No. 31 OTU, or No. 11 Squadron. Category A crash while with No. 11 Squadron, at Dartmouth aerodrome at 23:20 on 24 February 1943. Crashed and exploded after attempting to land in bad weather after returning from anti-submarine patrol, and then diverting to Debert. Exploded on impact, 6 miles east of Runway #4 at Dartmouth. Pilot A/F/S H.C. Johnson and 3 other crew killed. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 26 February 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-March-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Alston | Fleming | Pilcher | Wishart
1943-February-24 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Names: Johnson | Macmillan | Rhea | Rowe
   1943-April-26 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Chester Johnson 2021-08-11
1943-February-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant Edgar Macmillan 2023-03-02
1943-February-24 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class David Ronald Rhea 2023-02-01
1943-February-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Maurice Medcalf Rowe 2023-03-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW454

s/n
 BW454
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Noted on 5 February 1942 as to be loaned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "K". Did not return from patrol mission that started at 08:45 GMT on 25 September 1942, report filed on 26 September 1942. Pilot and 4 crew not found. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 29 September 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-25 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Names: Booth | Junge | Knowles | Sawyer | Selig
   1943-February-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, reported scrapped 2019-08-20
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Arthur Roland Booth 2023-02-08
1942-September-25 KIA RAAF Pilot Officer W L Junge 2020-08-26
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer David Mcgillivray Knowles 2023-02-12
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Charles Gordon Sawyer 2023-02-15
1942-September-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Douglas Selig 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW456

s/n
 BW456
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength for use by Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario for de-icing tests. Loaned to Home War Establishment for records purposes only, on 16 March 1942. With the Establishment when the port oleo collapsed in a heavy landing and ground loop at Rockcliffe at 09:45 on 21 March 1942 due to visibility being obstructed by ice on the windshield. Category B damage repaired on site by mobile repair party from No. 9 Repair Depot, returned to service. Had 14:00 logged time. Noted on 12 November 1942 as transferred from Home War Establishment to Canadian Training Establishment. To No. 1 Training Command on 7 April 1944. To Winter Experimental and Training Flight at Kapuskasing, Ontario on 22 December 1943. With this unit to RCAF Station Gimli, Manitoba on 1 April 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 1 December 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 22 January 1945. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. By 4 June 1946 on the books of No. 9 (T) Group, still pending disposal. Noted with 580:25 total time, 21:35 since overhaul, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training Command 2019-08-20
1942-March-21 Accident: TEST & DEV EST Loc: Aerodrome Names: Beaston | Campbell | De Marcos | Hensler | Power
   1946-December-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW457

s/n
 BW457
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. On 11 Nov 1942 the a/c was detailed for a low-level practice bombing and air firing exercise with a normal 4-person crew. The a/c experienced carburetor icing and a complete loss of power while at low level and was forced to ditch in the ocean. There were only minor injuries to the crew. To workshop reserve at no. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 13 Nov 1942. crapped by No. 4 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Cobequid Bay Names: Bain | Brown | Dickson | Foster
   1943-January-19 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW458

s/n
 BW458
m/d
 L‑214
c/r
 CF‑FGI

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 2 Jul 1943 to 29 Feb 1944. To EAC when completed. Converted to Cyclone G202A engines by 29 Feb 1944. To No. 1 Training Command on 24 Apr 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 Jan 1945. Pending disposal from 1 Apr 1946. By 19 Jun 1946 on the books of No. 6 Repair Depot, still pending disposal. Noted with 317:10 airframe hours while in storage. To civil register as CF-FGI with Kenting Aviation, complete with aerial survey mods as of 23 Dec 1946. Caught fire after landing at Oshawa, ON on 28 May 1956 and was damaged beyond repair. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-June-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Evans | Mckeown
   1946-December-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529 | 1968 626

Hudson BW460

s/n
 BW460
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. With Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, dates unknown. Allocated to Eastern Air Command on 8 August 1944, as a target tug. Noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization on that date. To storage, 2 October to 21 November 1945. Noted as serviceable on 2 October 1945, with 1514:30 logged time. Pending disposal from 9 March 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1948-May-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW614

s/n
 BW614
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Converted to target tug by 8 Aug 1944, still with EAC where it was assigned to 121 Sqn in Dartmouth, NS. On 21 Jun 1945, the a/c had a near miss when a propeller struck the sea and was damaged during a low-level pass to examine an object in the water. To storage on 2 Oct 1945. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Noted on this date as serviceable, with 1,674:35 airframe hours. Pending disposal from 9 Jan 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal. 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW615

s/n
 BW615

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Flying Officer Hyland and FS C.B. Simpson were killed when Hudson aircraft #BW 615 crashed at Nashville, Tennessee, USA. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-22 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Ernest William Hyland 2023-06-14
1943-February-22 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Baxter Simpson 2023-04-04

Hudson BW616

s/n
 BW616
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 5 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. To storage on 24 August 1944. Pending disposal from 20 March 1945. By 25 May 1946 stored at No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, NB. Noted with 1179:20 total time while in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW617

s/n
 BW617
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 5 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. To No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS on 21 October 1943. To storage, 22 May to 19 July 1944. Noted on 19 July 1944 as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization. Converted to target tug by 8 August 1944. Used by No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944/45. To storage on 2 October 1945, noted at the time as serviceable. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was pending disposal from 9 January 1946. Had 1193:26 logged time while in final storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW618

s/n
 BW618
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, in 1942. Coded "Q". Served with No. 145 (BR) Squadron at Torbay, Newfoundland in 1942/43. Pending disposal from 11 September 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1057:00 total time, never overhauled. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, still pending disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW619

s/n
 BW619
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS from 14 July 1942. Still with this Squadron when it suffered Category B damage in a forced landing due to low fuel and bad weather, in a lake near Bridgewater, NS (40 miles south-south-west of Yarmouth) in mid July 1942. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot on 16 July 1942. Allocated to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 24 July 1942, delivered on 28 July 1942. To Eastern Air Command on 22 February 1943. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron from 14 June 1943. To Clarke Ruse at Dartmouth, NS on 21 June 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 20 September 1943. Allocated to RCAF Headquarters Overseas on 27 September 1943. Used for VIP flights around UK. Loaned to No. 168 (T) Squadron in April 1944, for series of mail flights to the Mediterranean area. Delivered AOC 6 Group from Hendon to Dishforth in June 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 2 February 1945. With No. 168 (T) Squadron from 6 March 1945. Pending disposal from 13 June 1946. Had 927:40 logged time when struck off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-June-14 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Biccum | Porter | Retallick | Stead
   1947-August-01 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW620

s/n
 BW620
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;113

Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Taken on strength by EAC, for use by No. 113 (BR) Sqn at Yarmouth, NS. Flew this Sqn's first operation, special search from Yarmouth on 25 Mar 1942. Cat “A” crash at Yarmouth on 23 Apr 1943. Flying Officer C.L. Tripp (pilot), Flight Sergeant A.J. Baillie (Nav), Flight Sergeant M.E. Tarrnat (WAG) and Flight Sergeant R.F. Cavers (WAG) were all killed. The a/c was taking off on an ASW escort mission when it crashed from 100 ft and burst into flames. Sadly two more emergency response personnel, LAC L.E. Briggs and AC1 F. Haliek, were also killed and three others injured when the depth charges on board the a/c subsequently exploded as they tried to put out the flames and rescue the crew. To No. 4 Repair depot for write off on 25 Mar 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-March-23 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Rcaf Stnorth Yarmouth Names: Baillie | Briggs | Cavers | Hallek | MacDonald | Russel | Ryan | Tarrant | Tripp

Reconnaissance 1943-03-23 to 1943-03-23

113 (BR) Sqn (RCAF) RCAF Station Yarmouth

113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Hudson aircraft BW 620 was taking off for an operational patrol when it crashed, caught fire and exploded at the aerodrome at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Aircrew, WO2 ME Tarrant (RCAF), Flying Officer CL Tripp (RCAF),Warrant Officer RF Cavers (RCAF), FS AJ Baillie (RCAF) and two of the five ground crew that tried to rescue the aircrew, LAC LE Briggs (RCAF) and AC F Hallek (RCAF) were all killed in action when the depth charges aboard the aircraft exploded

General Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson III in Yarmouth: 6 killed I Bureau of...

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   1943-August-10 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-March-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alexander John Baillie 2022-10-27
1943-March-23 KIA RCAF Leading Aircraftman Lloyd Edward Briggs 2023-05-03
1943-March-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Franklin Cavers 2024-01-22
1943-March-23 KIA RCAF Aircraftman 1st Class Frank Hallek 2022-10-27
1943-March-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Mervin Elwood Tarrant 2022-10-27
1943-March-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Leroy Tripp 2023-01-10
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW621

s/n
 BW621
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Originally intended for No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "Z". Category C damage at Torbay at 12:45 on 16 September 1942, reported by No. 145 (BR) Squadron. With No. 167 (Comm) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS when it was destroyed in a crash at Dartmouth on 20 October 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 13 November 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-September-16 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Torbay Names: Buchanan | Butler | Hollinger | Ross
1944-October-20 Accident: 167 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Emans | Herr | Moore | Speirs
   1944-November-20 Struck off Strength reduced to produce 2022-01-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW622

s/n
 BW622
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, when it received Category B damage at 14:08 on 14 October 1942 at Mont-Joli, Quebec. One engine cut during takeoff on Runway 1 for maintenance test, pilot aborted before becoming airborne but ran off the end of runway. Assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 16 October 1942, delivered on 23 October 1942.. Back to Eastern Air Command on 8 April 1943. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1943 to 1944. Coded "A". Pending disposal from 11 September 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1049:15 total time, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-14 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Mont Joli Names: Futer | Mahoney | Nixon | Smith
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW623

s/n
 BW623
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "K". Pending disposal from 11 September 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1353:15 total time, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW624

s/n
 BW624
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command at Debert, NS, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. Pending disposal from 8 August 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1260:10 total time, never overhauled. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot there. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW625

s/n
 BW625
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942.

First U-Boat kill.

Sank U-754 on 31 July 1942, south-east of Sable Island.

General Uboat.net U-754

Pilot Flight Lieutenant N.E. Small received DFC (killed 6 months later in crash of Canso 9737).

Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944 to 1945. Regular aircraft of Air Officer Commanding Eastern Air Command. Pending disposal from 1 June 1946, stored at Dartmouth. Noted with 1978:25 total time while in storage, never overhauled.

last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1948-June-09 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW626

s/n
 BW626
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. Category C damage at Dartmouth while with this Squadron, at 12:05 on 30 April 1942. To No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS on 21 October 1943, noted then as "Returned to Central Training Establishment". Allocated for conversion to target tug on 8 August 1944, noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization on that date. Used by No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944/45. Pending disposal from 2 January 1946. Noted at that time with 1185:05 total time, 132:15 since overhaul. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-April-30 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cruikshank | Houle | Matheson | White | White
   1946-January-17 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW627

s/n
 BW627
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "X". Pending disposal from 26 September 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1632:55 total time. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of Whitestone, New York. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1945-August-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW628

s/n
 BW628
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category C5 damage at Debert at 03:15 on 21 June 1942, when this aircraft collided on the ground with Hudson BW437. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc on 25 June 1943, following a Category B crash. Delivered there on 1 July 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 3 July 1943 to 29 January 1944. To storage with Eastern Air Command when completed. Fitted with droppable life boat, for ASR, at No. 21 Repair Depot from 13 July 1944. To Western Air Command, for use by Air Sea Rescue Flight of No. 122(K) Squadron in BC, on 9 December 1944. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC on 13 March 1945, for further modifications for rescue work. Back to 122 Squadron on 22 March 1945. To No. 10 Repair Depot on 6 October 1945 for radar installation. Back to Western Air Command on 4 January 1946, probably to No. 3 (Comm) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC. Back to No. 10 Repair depot on 23 January 1946. To Western Air Command on 17 April 1946. With No. 123 (C&R) Flight at RCAF Station Sea Island, BC in June 1947, when it carried out practice boat drop in English Bay. Gave rides to multiple air cadets at Patricia Bay in summer of 1947. Noted in fair condition on 1 December 1947, with 496:38 total time, one of the last serviceable Hudsons in the RCAF. Flew flood relief transport missions in BC interior in May and June 1948. Pending disposal with North West Air Command from 20 August 1948. Still with No. 123 (S&R) Flight at Sea Island at that time. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bardon | Bullock | Cadwell | Downey
1943-June-22 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ballard | Hyder
   1948-December-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW629

s/n
 BW629
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First used by No. 113 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS. Category B damage at Yarmouth at 10:10 on 2 February 1943, when the aircraft swung on take off and struck a snow bank. To No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS on 21 October 1943. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 1 Training Command on 8 August 1944, for conversion to transport. Intended for the Visiting Flight at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To storage on 21 October 1944. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage. Issued from storage on 9 July 1945. To stored reserve on 3 October 1945. Pending disposal from 2 January 1946. Noted with 929:05 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-02 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Coulter | Draper | Francis
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW630

s/n
 BW630
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category B crash on 17 September 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot, pending disposal instructions. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot on 5 November 1943. To No. 3 Training Command on 21 April 1944, for use by Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. To No. 6 Repair Depot on 13 September 1945. Pending disposal from 2 November 1946. Noted with 1174:55 total time, 194:25 since overhaul, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-January-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-January-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW631

s/n
 BW631
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;113;10

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First used by No. 113 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS. Disappeared off Fundy Bay on 1 June 1942, apparently due to fuel exhaustion. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot for write off on 17 June 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-01 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Bay Of Fundy Names: Johnston | Mcdonald | Mcpherson | Scholey
   1942-August-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-June-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Trask O'Neil Johnson 2023-02-12
1942-June-01 KIA RCAF Sergeant Joffre Kitchener McDonald 2023-02-13
1942-June-01 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Roderick McPherson 2023-02-13
1942-June-01 KIA RCAF Sergeant Charles Leonard Scholey 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW632

s/n
 BW632
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B crash at 19:18 on 11 July 1942, at Debert aerodrome. Nosed over after heavy landing. To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs, back to Eastern Air Command and No. 31 OTU on 22 September 1942. Category B damage at 08:40 on 11 February 1943 at Greenwood, reported by No. 36 Operational Training Unit. Aircraft swung on landing, both airscrews damaged. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 17 February 1943 for repair, back to Eastern Air Command on 30 July 1943, for the BCATP. Transferred to Western Hemisphere Organization on 10 August 1944, for use by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS. Coded "Y". Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944 to 1945. Reported serviceable on 2 October 1945, total time 1053:30, never overhauled, placed in storage on that date at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 9 January 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-July-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Callin | Heritage | Stirling
1943-February-11 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cross | Macleod
1943-February-11 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cross | Macleod
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW633

s/n
 BW633
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category A crash at 06:10 on 25 April 1942, at Debert aerodrome, while being flown solo in circuits by Pilot Officer J.S. Tait. Destroyed by fire after crash, no casualties. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 May 1942 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-25 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Kidd | Tait
   1942-July-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW634

s/n
 BW634
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;113

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First used by No. 113 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS. Category A crash into Bay of Fundy at 12:00 on 26 February 1943. Cause of crash "obscure", pilot Pilot Officer J.B. Bond and 3 crew killed. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 March 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-26 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Digby Names: Beverley | Bond | Daly | Treadwell
   1943-May-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Sergeant George Beverley 2023-06-23
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Basil Bond 2023-02-08
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Lorne Kenneth Daly 2023-06-14
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Nathan Treadwell 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW635

s/n
 BW635
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. To RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland on 16 October 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot at Gander on 30 November 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command on 24 March 1943. To No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS on 21 October 1943. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot for inspection and report on 23 February 1944, following a crash when the a/c swung violently on take-off and collapsed the u/c. There were no crew injuries. Originally reported as Category B, but scrapped without being repaired last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-13 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cann | Feldman | Page | Parker | Robinson | Snow | Stevens | Wells
1944-February-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Arnold | Carley | Lysack | Mackinnon
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW638

s/n
 BW638
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario for de-icing tests. Still with this unit when the nose dropped on landing at Rockcliffe on 16 July 1943, aircraft skidded and caught fire. Burnt out. Wreckage to No. 9 Repair Depot at St. Jean, Quebec on 22 July 1943 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-24 Taken on Strength No. 3 Training command 2019-08-20
1943-July-16 Accident: T & D ESTABLISHMENT ROCKLIFFE, ONT Loc: Aerodrome Names: Costello | Eggert | O'Kelly | Snyder | Wiley
   1943-December-09 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW639

s/n
 BW639
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot on 1 March 1944, for repairs following a Category B crash. Pending disposal from 31 July 1944, apparently never repaired. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, still pending disposal. Noted with 1157:00 logged time, never overhauled, while in storage at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Chambers | Prince
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW640

s/n
 BW640
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Fitted with dual controls. First used by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Category B damage at Greenwood at 20:25 on 26 January 1943. Aircraft drifted on landing, and port wheel became stuck in snow beside runway. To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs. Noted with 474:00 logged time on 10 May 1943, when it returned to Eastern Air Command. To Canada Car & Foundry at Moncton, NB on 13 January 1944. To storage at No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944, pending disposal instructions. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-26 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Aerodrome Names: Hartley | Young
1943-December-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Middleton | White
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength Written off at No. 21 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW641

s/n
 BW641
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot on 18 March 1943, following a Category B crash. Assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for repairs on 24 March 1943, delivered there on 26 March 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command on 25 July 1943. To storage on 22 May 1944. By 9 August 1944 stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Pending disposal at Mount Pleasant from late 1944. Noted with 1231:30 logged time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-March-14 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Main Aerodrome Names: Baxter | MacDonald | Maden | Morton | Sharpe | Taylor
   1947-July-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW642

s/n
 BW642
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Fitted with dual controls. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 5 November 1942, then to Clarke Ruse Aircraft on 9 November 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command, for use by a training unit, on 10 May 1943. Category B damage reported on 22 August 1943 in Griffin, not confirmed by Record Card. To storage from 22 May to 9 June 1944. Noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization on 9 June 1944. To Western Air Command on 7 July 1944, for use by No. 122 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. Allocated for conversion to target tug on 9 June 1944. Noted as held in storage as spare for Air Sea Rescue flights on 18 August 1944. To No. 122(K) Squadron on 4 December 1944, for use as a conversion trainer for one month. Crashed at Port Hardy, BC at 16:07 on 22 August 1945. Originally reported as Category B, revised to Category A by 8 September 1945 when aircraft was transferred to ownership of No. 3 Repair Depot for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-02 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Churchyard | Terriff
1945-August-22 Accident: 122 (COMPOSITE) Squadron Loc: Pt Hardy Airfield Names: Bennett | Gibbs | Murray | Nafe | Steane | Stevens | Varley
   1945-September-25 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW643

s/n
 BW643
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Category B crash in early 1944. to storage at No. 4 Repair Depot on 10 February 1944, pending allocation to a repair contractor. Scrapped at No. 4 Repair Depot without being repaired. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-05 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Berghofer | Cole | Donnelly
   1945-May-16 Struck off Strength 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW644

s/n
 BW644
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, 1942 to 1944. Coded "H". Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944 to 1945. To storage on 20 February 1945, stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 20 March 1946, stored at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Noted with 1972:15 logged time, never overhauled, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-October-12 Accident: 167 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Evans | Gwynne | Labreche
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW645

s/n
 BW645
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Used by No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS. Category B damage at Sydney, at 16:10 on 20 February 1943. Aircraft bounced on cross wind landing, drifted into ungraded ground at side of runway. Recommended for salvage by No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 March 1943, but to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 5 March 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command on 25 August 1943, for the Home War Establishment. To No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS on 26 October 1943. "Completely demolished" in a crash at Debert on 25 March 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 March 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-20 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Sydney Names: Barnes | D'orsay | Dallison | Hodgson | Mungham
1943-February-20 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Sydney Names: Barnes | D'orsay | Dallison | Hodgson | Mungham
1944-March-26 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clarke | Graham | MacDonald
   1944-May-23 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW646

s/n
 BW646
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Taken on strength by EAC, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Assigned to No. 11 (BR) Sqn, RCAF Stns Torbay, NF or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "F". Failed to return from a practice bombing exercise on 19 May 1944. Seen by a small naval vessel to be on fire and to dive into the sea. The 3-man crew, which consisted of Flight Lieutenant D.J. Jones, WO2 L.G. Martin and WO2 J.J. Cowan, all perished. Records transferred to No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot in NF for write-off as of 24 Jun 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1944-May-19 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Cowan | Jones | Martin
   1944-July-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1944-May-19 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Henry Cowan 2024-05-06
1944-May-19 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Douglas Jackson Jones 2023-02-12
1944-May-19 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Lawrence George Martin 2023-02-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW647

s/n
 BW647
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. At No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB by 16 October 1942, ownership transferred on 2 November 1942. To Clarke Ruse aircraft for repairs on 7 November 1942, following a Category B crash. Back to Eastern Air Command on 12 May 1943, for the Home War Establishment. Converted to target tug by 8 August 1944. Used by No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944/45. To storage on 2 October 1945, noted as serviceable on that date. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was pending disposal from 9 January 1946. Noted with 1312:55 total time, never overhauled, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW648

s/n
 BW648
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by EAC, for the Home War establishment. Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 119 (BR) Sqn detachment at Mt. Joli QC, when it attacked a submarine in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, near Sept Isle, QC on 7 Jul 1942. 4 depth charges were dropped, extensive damage observed. This was 119 Sqn's fourth attack, and the first from a Hudson. Destroyed on night takeoff in Oct 1942 when it struck a parked USAAF B-17. The five-man crew escaped with only minor injuries. The Hudson was destroyed by fire and explosions of the depth charges. The B-17 was also extensively damaged. Wreckage to No. 4 Repair Depot in Scoudouc, NB on 20 Oct 1942, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-16 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Sydney Names: Buchanan | Butler | Coop | Jewsbury | Macpherson
   1943-February-09 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW649

s/n
 BW649
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First used by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. Coded "D". Category B damage at Dartmouth at 17:58 on 25 July 1942. Swung on landing after operational patrol, left oleo "gave away". To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repair on 3 August 1942, back to Eastern Air Command on 25 September 1942. Pending disposal from 11 August 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1322:55 total time, never overhauled. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-July-25 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Bill-victor | Cameron | Laramee | Smith
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW650

s/n
 BW650
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B crash in fall of 1943. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 October 1943, pending movement to contractor. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 10 October 1944. Allocated to No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-September-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Burke | Counihan | Mcrae | Scanlan
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW651

s/n
 BW651
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Converted to target tug by 8 August 1944. Pending disposal from 30 August 1944. Stored at No. 4 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 18:45 total time. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aircraft of New York. Sold to TACA as TI-80 in 1945. Broken up in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1945-August-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW652

s/n
 BW652
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First intended for No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. With No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, Nova Scotia. Destroyed at Sydney aerodrome at 12:05 on 27 September 1942. Aircraft was returning early from patrol due to poor weather, ground looped on landing in cross wind. Post crash fire set off depth charges. 600 windows on base blown out, no injuries. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 29 September 1942 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-July-27 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Deans | Harris | O'Sullivan | Porter
   1943-January-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW653

s/n
 BW653
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS. Category C damage at 15:00 on 3 May 1942. Ground looped in "variable wind condition". Originally classified as Category A. Assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 13 August 1942, delivered there on 17 August 1942. Returned to Eastern Air Command on 27 November 1942. Delivered to No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 29 January 1943, still with this unit when lost. Aircraft took off at 17:00 on 24 February 1943, and became lost while attempting to return in bad weather. Crew eventually jettisoned depth charges, damaging a building in Charlottetown, and then bailed out. Crew came down on ice pan in Northumberland Strait, rescued 5 days later by the Charlottetown ferry. Aircraft carried on and crashed in New Brunswick, near Shediac. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 26 February 1943, some wreckage delivered there on 12 March 1943. Rear fuselage shipped to RCAF Station Mountain View, Ontario. This is one of two Squadron aircraft lost in bad weather that evening, see also BW453.
Kestrel's report states "The a/c took off at 17:00 hrs on 24 Feb 1943 with five other a/c on an ASW sweep. The weather deteriorated and the a/c were recalled. The crew of BW 653 became lost and ran out of fuel. They successfully bailed out of the a/c from 3,000 ft. The a/c subsequently landed itself relatively intact on a frozen lake"

August 25, 2020
Gentlemen,
Thank you kindly for the information and prompt response. I believe that the Walker and Bradley accounts hold up with what I have. All are consistent on bailout just prior to 2400 hrs, not sure what to make of Bradley's 0220 reference. I have used newspapers.com where possible and photocopied contemporary newspaper accounts held by the family. Additional information:
Pilot: S/L Kenneth Campbell Wilson (C1217)
Crew: Flying Officer Albert J Barrette, Pilot Officer William A Richardson (navigator, US national), WO2 Joseph Alfred Dobson (R62890, WAG)

Pilot and WAG received Mention in Despatches (Supplement to London Gazette, 1 January 1944, pp 55-56, no citation)

RCAF association website, honours and awards division for Wilson claims that his aircraft (i.e. BW653) was repaired insitu at crash site and flown to Moncton. This is at odds with Walker account and documentation. Bradley mentions light damage so some cause to wonder at the exact sequence of events which could involve No.4 Repair Depot near Moncton. On balance, Walker data seems sound.

Thanks again.

Lt. Col (ret'd) Ronald Dobson last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-24 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Shediac New Brunswick Names: Barrette | Dobson | Richardson | Wilson
   1943-April-30 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW654

s/n
 BW654
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. To No. 3 Training Command on 29 April 1944. To No. 2 Air Command on 7 December 1944. To North West Air Command on 10 October 1945. Pending disposal from 17 March 1946. Noted with 1512:35 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1948-June-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW655

s/n
 BW655
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Used by No. 119 (BR) Squadron at various east coast locations. Category C damage at Mont Jolie aerodrome at 12:15 on 31 August 1942, while with 119 Squadron detachment there. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 8 September 1942, back to Eastern Air Command on 1 February 1943. With No. 119 (BR) Squadron, probably Chatham NB detachment, when it searched for a reported submarine north of Bathurst, NB in 1943. Turned out to be log float. Converted to target tug by 8 August 1944. Category A crash at Dartmouth on 9 March 1945, while being operated by No. 121 (K) Squadron. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 12 March 1945 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1944-December-03 Accident: 121 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Stn Names: Cole | Dewit | Sellers
1945-March-09 Accident: 121 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Richard | Sutherland | Weatherbe
   1945-April-18 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW656

s/n
 BW656
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Intended for No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category A crash at Sydney, NS on 3 May 1942. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 6 May 1942, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-May-03 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cato | Jessup | Racicot | Ramsay | Smith | Yvonne
   1942-July-17 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW657

s/n
 BW657
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Category B crash at Sydney aerodrome at 21:20 on 4 September 1942 . Pilot mis-judged height in heavy rain, resulting in heavy landing and ground loop. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 15 January 1944, then to No. 21 Repair Depot at Moncton, NB on 4 February 1944, apparently never repaired. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-December-29 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Baldwin | Clearwater | MacDougall | Mulvihill
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW658

s/n
 BW658
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "M". Pending disposal from 11 August 1944. Noted with 1483:00 total time, never overhauled, while in storage. Sold to Frank Ambrose Aviation of Whitestone, New York. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-September-27 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Scoudouc Names: Deans | Hoehn | Quirk
1944-August-08 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Cow Bay Names: Cirko | Currie | Rowberry | Symons
   1945-August-29 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW659

s/n
 BW659
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Debert, NS. Category B crash at Debert at 15:55 on 11 May 1942. Crashed during bombing exercises, "cause not yet available". Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 13 May 1942. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 25 May to 24 October 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered to a training unit on 10 November 1942. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 1 Training Command on 8 August 1944, for conversion to transport. Used by Visiting Flight from RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. On the books of No. 6 Repair Depot by 19 June 1946. Noted with 1098:35 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-May-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: No 2 Bombing Range Names: Hayes | Hill | Mcwilliam
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW660

s/n
 BW660
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "A". Category C damage at Dartmouth at 21:30 on 6 January 1943 while with this unit. Ran into snow drifts while landing, damaged one propeller. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 27 March 1944. Pending disposal from 29 August 1944, stored at Scoudouc. Noted with 1303:50 logged time, never overhauled, while in storage. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-January-06 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Knapp | Laramee | Osborne | Sherman
1944-March-13 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Amrosia | Weiglund
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW682

s/n
 BW682
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category A crash during takeoff at Debert aerodrome at 11:50 on 12 July 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot for write off on 21 July 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2022-01-17
1942-July-12 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Runway No 31 Names: Griffiths | Towell
   1942-October-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW683

s/n
 BW683
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS, noted as on loan from RAF. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Later with No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS. Category B crash at Sydney aerodrome at 10:05 on 5 August 1942. Ground looped while attempting to take off in "varying wind conditions". To No. 4 Repair Depot on 6 August 1942. Re-assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 21 August 1942, completed on 27 November 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Converted to target tug on 8 August 1944. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 7 April 1945, pending decision on disposal. Pending disposal from 24 April 1945, stored at Scoudouc, NB. Noted with 1243:10 total time, never overhauled, while with No. 4 Repair Depot. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot, still at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW685

s/n
 BW685
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS, noted as on loan from RAF. Later with No. 11 (BR) Sqn, RCAF Stn Dartmouth, NS. Coded "T". The a/c went missing on 25 Oct 1942 during an operational convoy escort sortie with that unit from Mont Joli, QC. The a/c was later discovered to have crashed approximately 20 miles NE of Chandler, QC. The a/c may have had an engine fire and was attempting a forced landing. The crew of four including Pilot Officer E.R. Hodge (pilot), Flying Officer F. Tate (Ops O), Pilot Officer E. Davies (nav) and Flight Sergeant R.A. Martin (WAG), were all killed. Application for write off dated 4 Nov 1942, from No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc, NB last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-08 Accident: 126 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Thomspon
1942-October-14 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Chandler Quebec Names: Davies | Hodge | Martin | Tate
   1943-March-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-14 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Frederick Eugene Davies 2023-04-17
1942-October-14 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edward Russ Hodge 2023-02-12
1942-October-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Roy Alfred Martin 2023-04-04
1942-October-14 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Chapple Tate 2023-01-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW686

s/n
 BW686
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later with No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Category B damage at Greenwood aerodrome at 14:55 on 22 February 1943, nosed over on landing. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 24 February 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 25 February to 15 August 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Transferred from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization (to an operational unit) on 8 August 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot from 22 March to 10 May 1945 for modifications, then back to Eastern Air Command. Noted as Air Sea Rescue aircraft in June 1945. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot from 1 February to 1 June 1946, then back to Eastern Air Command. Back in storage by end of 1946. Pending disposal from summer of 1947, stored at Greenwood. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-February-22 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Aerodrome Names: Beneke | Garden | Geddes | Rankin
   1947-December-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW687

s/n
 BW687
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later with No. 119 (BR) Squadron at Sydney, NS. Category C damage at Sydney aerodrome at 20:15 on 12 September 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 16 October to 2 November 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by Home War Establishment. Converted to target tug, still with Eastern Air Command, on 8 August 1944. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. Stored at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, where it was noted with 1671:05 total time, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1948-June-09 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW688

s/n
 BW688
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Converted to target tug on 8 August 1944. Pending disposal from late August 1944. Noted on 25 March 1946 as stored at Scoudouc, NB, still pending disposal. Noted with 1569:40 total time, never overhauled, while at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW689

s/n
 BW689
inst
 A 291
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Still with this unit when it swung on takeoff at the Greenwood aerodrome at 16:50 on 13 February 1943. Fuselage was twisted, and buckled in several places. Originally classified as Category B, revised to Category A (beyond economical repair) on 14 February 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 15 February 1943. Became Instructional Airframe A 291 on 29 April 1943. Had been RCAF BW689 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-16
1943-February-13 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Phillips | St Onge
1943-February-13 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Phillips | St Onge
   1943-April-29 Classified Instructional CA A 291 2020-06-12
   1943-July-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 485 | 1968 529

Hudson BW690

s/n
 BW690
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 34 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge, NB in January 1944. Allocated for conversion to target tug on 8 August 1944, noted on that date as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization. To storage at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 11 October 1945. Noted as serviceable on that date, with 1596:15 logged time, never overhauled. Issued from storage to RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 21 November 1945. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-27 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-09 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Aerodrome Names: Engelberg | Jones | MacDonald | Williams
   1948-May-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW691

s/n
 BW691
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Still with this Unit when it suffered Category B damage at 20:25 on 3 February 1943, on the aerodrome at Greenwood. Swung on landing, undercarriage collapsed. Damage to wing centre section, fuselage damaged by propeller. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 8 February to 30 September 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage at No. 4 Repair Depot on 21 March 1944, following another Category B crash. Reported with 779:00 logged time, never overhauled, while there. Pending disposal from 31 July 1944. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, still pending disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-February-03 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hartley | Young
1943-February-03 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hartley | Young
1944-March-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Currell | Schultz | Stewart
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW692

s/n
 BW692
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Central Flying School at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 27 November 1942, for use by the Instructional Flight. Category A crash on 22 September 1944, still with the Central Flying School. To No. 6 Repair Depot on 30 September 1944, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-September-22 Accident: CENTRAL FLYING SCHOOL TRENTON Loc: Aerodrome Names: Mclachin | Mitchell
   1944-November-11 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW693

s/n
 BW693
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later with No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS. Category C7 damage at Sydney at 10:15 on 20 October 1942. Converted to target tug on 8 August 1944. To storage on 2 October 1945. Noted as serviceable on that date, with 1815:10 logged time, never overhauled. Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit, where it was pending disposal from 9 January 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-20 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Sydney Names: Dewis | Hutchinson | Moffat | Smith
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 529

Hudson BW694

s/n
 BW694
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Cat “B” crash on 28 Feb 1943, when the a/c swung to port on landing and ended up on its nose. The airframe had 693:30 airframe hours at that time.. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 8 Mar to 25 Jul 1943. To EAC when completed. Still with 36 OTU when it was in a Cat “A” crash on 28 Nov 1943 when the a/c ground looped upon landing after an air test and collapsed the u/c. The crew and passengers escaped uninjured. Wreckage to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 Dec 1943. fuselage shipped to Air Armament School at Mountain View for instructional purposes, authorized on 11 Feb 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-February-28 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Palmer | Taylor
1943-November-28 Accident: 34 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Beacock | Beech | Dennison | Hodgson | Plummer | Williams
   1944-April-13 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW695

s/n
 BW695
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;119

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later with No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS. Category C damage at Sydney aerodrome at 21:20 on 5 July 1942. Category A crash at Sydney aerodrome at 07:00 on 25 December 1942. Both engines failed shortly after takeoff, entire crew killed, including pilot WO2 L. Green. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 28 December 1942, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-25 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Sydney Names: Bailey | Camire | Green | Macgranachan
   1943-March-23 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-December-25 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Benjamin E Bailey 2021-07-08
1942-December-25 KIA RCAF Sergeant Joseph Edward Philippe Edmond Camire 2023-12-10
1942-December-25 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lorne Hugh Green 2023-02-21
1942-December-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert MacGranachan 2023-06-23
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW696

s/n
 BW696
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at 11:15 on 27 January 1943, while with No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Bounced on landing, hit a snow drift, undercarriage collapsed. To No. 4 Repair Depot for repairs on 30 January 1943, with 628:25 logged time. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 22 October 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for repairs on 30 November 1943. Repairs apparently not proceeded with, allocated to No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 October 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-27 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Aerodrome Names: Alston | Baughan
1943-October-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Stacey | Wilson
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW697

s/n
 BW697
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Still with this Unit when it received Category C21 damage at Greenwood aerodrome, at 00:15 on 6 August 1942. To storage from 22 May to 16 June 1944. Noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization when issued from storage. Converted to target tug from 8 August 1944. To storage on 2 October 1945, noted as serviceable on that date. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Still there on 9 January 1946, when it was pending disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-August-06 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Burrows | Tacon
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW698

s/n
 BW698
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to an operational unit with the Home War Establishment. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for repairs after a Category B crash, 8 September 1943 to 23 March 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use with a training unit. To storage on 22 May 1944. Allocated for conversion to target tug on 9 June 1944, noted as on loan from BCATP to Western Hemisphere Organization. To workshop reserve at No. 21 Repair Depot on 12 July 1944, for conversion to air-sea rescue configuration. To Western Air Command on 10 November 1944. With No. 122(K) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, 1944/45. With North West Air Command in 1947, pending disposal. Operated by No. 123 (C&R) Flight at Sea Islandas late as July 1947. Reported with 1196:00 logged time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1948-March-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW700

s/n
 BW700
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Still with this Unit when it crashed near Port George, NS (on the Bay of Fundy, about 9 miles west of Greenwood) at 12:00 on 8 October 1942. Was reported missing on air to sea firing exercise, all seven crew missing assumed killed. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 13 October 1942 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-08 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Port George Bay Of Fundy Names: Armstrong | Barrett | Desmarais | Knowles | Mcfarlane | Shackell | Woodman
   1943-January-30 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-08 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Douglas Wilson Armstrong 2023-02-08
1942-October-08 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Robert Oliver Barrett 2023-02-08
1942-October-08 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Benoit Desmarais 2023-02-12
1942-October-08 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer George William Knowles 2023-02-12
1942-October-08 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Jack Campbell McFarlane 2023-02-13
1942-October-08 KIFA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Daniel Shackell 2023-10-16
1942-October-08 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Henry Raymond Woodman 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW701

s/n
 BW701
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Severely damaged near Debert on 7 July 1943, Severely damaged at No. 31 OTU in Debert on 7 Jul 1943, after a ground loop upon landing. The crew escaped without injury. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 Jul 1943 for write off. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 July 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clarkson | Severin | Wallis
   1943-December-01 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW702

s/n
 BW702
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft from 13 March to 29 June 1943. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton for repairs, 2 September 1943 to 24 March 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To workshop reserve at No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 July 1944, for conversion to transport. Used by No. 167 (Comm) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, from December 1944. To storage on 11 October 1945, reported serviceable on that date. By 16 April 1946 stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit at Mount Pleasant, PEI. Pending disposal there from 1 April 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-August-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hobbs | Mchardy | Vallee
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW703

s/n
 BW703
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 14 October 1942 for scrapping, following a crash. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-10 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Badmington | Edmond | Elder | Finn
   1943-March-18 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-10 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Edward Price Badmington 2023-02-08
1942-October-10 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant David Edmond 2023-01-01
1942-October-10 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant John Jardine Elder 2023-01-01
1942-October-10 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Martin Willard Finn 2023-02-12
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW704

s/n
 BW704
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Cat “B” crash at Greenwood aerodrome at 01:15 on 1 Oct 1942. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 10 Oct 1942 to 24 Feb 1943. To EAC when completed, for use by training unit. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 17 Sep 1943, probably following another crash on 12 Sep 1943 in with the a/c developed a violet swing and ground looped following a poor landing. . To Clarke Ruse again for crash repairs on 30 Nov 1943. Apparently not repaired. Ownership to No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 Apr 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-01 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Macpherson | Park
1943-September-12 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Caddie | Howard | Taylor
   1943-November-06 Struck off Strength 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW705

s/n
 BW705
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. To storage on 25 August 1944. Issued from storage on 22 March 1945, for use by No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS. To storage again on 23 July 1945. Stored by No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 9 January 1946. Noted with 971:50 total time, never overhauled, while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-28 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Halliday | Martin
1944-January-31 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Pratt | Prince | Walker
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW706

s/n
 BW706
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by a training unit prior to August 1944. Reported as a target tug on 8 August 1944. Used by No. 121 (K) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1944/45. To storage on 2 October 1945. Reported serviceable on that date, with 1408:40 total time logged, never overhauled. Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal there from 9 January 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-November-22 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW707

s/n
 BW707
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To storage on 22 May 1944. Issued from storage on 9 August 1944, for use by Western Hemisphere Organization. Noted in March 1946 as fitted for air-sea rescue. Pending disposal from 8 May 1947, with No. 10 Group (then part of Central Air Command, and for-runner of Maritime Air Command). last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-December-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW708

s/n
 BW708
inst
 A 181
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category C21 damage at Debert aerodrome at 17:55 on 2 May 1942. Assigned to workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 7 May 1942, delivered there on 11 May 1942. Not repaired, assigned to use as an instructional airframe A 181 on 5 August 1942. Had been RCAF BW708. To No. 4 Repair Depot in 1944 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-May-02 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Parsons | Robins
   1942-August-05 Classified Instructional CA A 181 2020-06-12
   1945-February-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, scrapped 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 483 | 1968 530

Hudson BW709

s/n
 BW709
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for wing repairs, 4 February to 22 October 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by a BCATP unit. To workshop reserve at RCAF Station Moncton, NB on 10 August1944. Transferred to Western Hemisphere Organization on 1 September 1944. To Eastern Air Command on completion of work, on 13 October 1944. Pending disposal from 1 April 1946. Stored at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, where it was noted with 961:25 total time, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-19 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: New Richmond Names: Elston | Heath | Jenkins
   1948-May-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW710

s/n
 BW710
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. With No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS when it received Category C3 damage at Greenwood aerodrome at 11:30 on 18 January 1943. Still with this unit when it received Category B damage at Greenwood aerodrome at 13:35 on 25 January 1943. Swung on take off, starboard undercarriage collapsed. To workshop reserve with No. 4 Repair Depot on 27 January 1943. Assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 1 February 1943, delivered there on 20 May 1943. Category A crash on takeoff from Lakeburn airport (RCAF Station Moncton) on 30 September 1943. due to pilot error when the a/c stalled on take-off. The a/c had just been collected by a ferry crew after repairs at Clarke Ruse when it crashed. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 14 Oct 1943 for salvage. Possibly on tests after repairs, no record of acceptance from Clarke Ruse prior to accident. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 14 October 1943 for salvage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-18 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Greenwood Names: Corbett | Pattee
1943-January-25 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Aerodrome Names: Chambers | Phillips
1943-September-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Underhill | Wallace
   1944-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW711

s/n
 BW711
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Suffered a heavy landing on 16 Apr 1943 when a student pilot misjudged the landing and collapsed the u/c. Assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 4 May 1943, delivered there on 5 Jun 1943. To EAC on 30 Sep 1943. To storage with No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 Dec 1943 following a crash when the a/c struck a mound at the end of the runway during taxiing due to obscured vision on the windscreen due to icing. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for repairs on 10 Jan 1944. Apparently not repaired, to No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 Apr 1944 for disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-April-16 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Wardrop | Wilson
1943-December-03 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Grant | Harland | Wright
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW712

s/n
 BW712
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. With No. 11 (BR) Sqn, RCAF Stn Dartmouth, NS, coded "E", when it received Cat “C” damage at Dartmouth on 13 Jan 1943. Taxied into a snow plough. Cat “B” crash on 29 May 1944 when the a/c was accidentally taxied into soft ground and then over a concrete catch basin collapsing the port u/c. To No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot for write off. Engines removed and sent to No. 4 Repair Depot, propellers to Pratt & Whitney Canada. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-13 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Agnew | Cook | Pettitpas | Slack | Spencer | Steciuk
1943-May-29 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Taxi Strip In Front Of No 7 Hangar Names: Jessop | Mcgowan | Mcinnis | Morasse
   1944-July-04 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW713

s/n
 BW713
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Cat “B” damage at Greenwood aerodrome at 10:40 on 16 Jul 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 28 Jul 1942. Assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for repairs on 10 Dec 1942, delivered on 20 May 1943. To EAC on 25 Aug 1943, for use at a training unit. Cat “A” crash at Debert, NS on 23 Mar 1944 when the a/c swung on landing. No injuries to the crew. To No. 4 Repair Depot for scrapping on 24 Mar 1944.
last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-March-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clarke | Mitchell
   1944-June-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW715

s/n
 BW715
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 6 Repair Depot on 24 January 1944, following a Category B crash. To No. 1 Training Command on 19 July 1944, for use by the Visiting Flight, Central Flying School, at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. Back to No. 6 Repair Depot for scrapping in October 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-03 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Middletong | Rosender | Webb
   1944-December-06 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW716

s/n
 BW716
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Dartmouth, NS and Torbay, Newfoundland, coded "W". Still with this Squadron when it crashed on 26 August 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 14 September 1944 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-27
   1944-October-26 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW717

s/n
 BW717
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for accident repairs, 10 March to 30 April 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, delivered to a Home War Establishment Unit on 23 May 1943. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, 1943 to 1944. Coded "L". Pending disposal from 11 August 1944. By 25 March 1946 stored at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1215:00 total time, never overhauled. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-March-05 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bott | Gauthier | Gresham | Lonseth
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW718

s/n
 BW718
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1942 to 1944. Coded "O". Pending disposal from 11 August 1944. Stored by No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1854:00 total time, never overhauled. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, NB last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-September-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW719

s/n
 BW719
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;11

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland. Coded "N". Lost on training flight on 17 December 1943, 5 fatalities. Was one of 3 aircraft in night cross country formation flight from Torbay to Stephenville, Gander, and back to Torbay. Reported engine trouble, and left formation at about 10:25 PM local time. Remainder of flight encountered icing conditions shortly after. Ownership to No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot on 29 December 1943, for write off. Wreckage not located until 1948 near Lloyds Lake, 50 miles east of Stephenville, found by an RCMP aircraft. Aircraft had struck ground nearly vertical, and was destroyed by fire. The crews' funeral on 18 August 1948 is widely reported as "the last wartime funeral in Newfoundland". The aircraft is often mis-identified as "719". last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-18 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Stephenville Names: Bennett | Mannet | Morton | Pawson | Weir
   1944-March-20 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-December-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clifford William Bennett 2023-04-30
1943-December-18 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Clarence Wilfred Mannett 2023-04-30
1943-December-18 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Hugh Weir Morton 2023-03-02
1943-December-18 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Hugh Douglas Pawson 2023-04-30
1943-December-18 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Glenn Edgar Weir 2023-05-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW720

s/n
 BW720
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Cat “A” crash at 14:40 hrs on 29 Aug 1942, near Lawrencetown, NS (10 miles south-west of Greenwood). During a post-maintenance test flight after a change of the port mainplane, the a/c became uncontrollable with no aileron control and repeatedly stalled. The pilot ordered all occupants to bail out. The airframe nosed over, crashed and was largely destroyed by post impact fire. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 Sep 1942 for scrapping last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-June-24 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-August-29 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Lawrencetown Nova Scotia Names: Abbott | Gardner | Leach | Utting | Watt
   1942-December-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW722

s/n
 BW722
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To No. 4 Repair Depot for crash repairs, 19 April 1943. Re-assigned to Clarke Ruse Aircraft, 28 April to 25 August 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for the Home War Establishment. Back to No. 31 OTU on 21 October 1943. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 1 Training Command on 9 August 1944, for conversion to transport. Assigned to the Visiting Flight, Central Flying School, RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To No. 6 Repair Depot for repairs on 5 July 1945. No record that repairs were completed. Pending disposal from 22 January 1946, stored at Trenton by No. 6 Repair Depot. Noted with 1328:35 total time while in storage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-April-17 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cotton | Fisher | Lamoureux | Law
1945-June-12 Accident: 1 CFS Loc: Aerodrome Names: Duncan | Spanner
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW723

s/n
 BW723
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. With No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS when it received Category B damage at 21:15 on 9 July 1942. Engine failure while returning from patrol, crash-landed on Scatarie Island (17 miles south-east of Sydney aerodrome). To No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 August 1942. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 12 August 1942 to 10 February 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use with a Home War Establishment unit. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 17 May 1943. Transferred to books of Central Training Establishment on 9 June 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-July-09 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Scatari Island Names: Dewis | Hutchinson | Jessup | Smith
1943-May-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Codequid Bay Nova Scotia Names: Goodkey | Marchand
   1943-August-04 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW724

s/n
 BW724
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later with No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, 1942. Coded "P". Category A crash on 2 July 1942, into the Canso Strait. All crew members baled out safely. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 4 July 1942 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-July-30 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Canso Nova Scotia Names: Hoehn | Junge | Willis
   1942-August-17 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW728

s/n
 BW728
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Noted on 17 February 1942 as to be loaned by RAF to Home War Establishment, transfer cancelled, reported on 2 March 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Ownership Transferred Scheduled date of transfer 2019-08-20
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-March-02 Transfer Cancelled transfer cancelled 2019-08-20
   1942-March-02 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW768

s/n
 BW768
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Struck a tree during single engine practice flying at 09:15 on 31 Aug 1942. Originally classified as Cat “C”, revised to Cat “B”. and repaired. On 6 Mar 1943, the a/c was being flown by an experienced flight commander on an advanced dual control instruction mission with only a student pilot on board. The a/c was last seen descending and never recovered from the dive striking a hill and was destroyed. Flight Lieutenant R.A Miles and Pilot Officer T.O. Proulx were both killed. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 8 Mar 1943, delivered there on 11 Mar 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-August-31 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Chamberlain | Ryder
1943-March-06 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: 6 Mile North Of Greenwood Names: Miles | Proulx
   1943-May-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-March-06 KIFA RAFVR Squadron Leader Richard Arthur Miles DFC 2023-01-01
1943-March-06 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Omar Proulx 2023-01-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW770

s/n
 BW770
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. Cat “A” crash at 11:20 hrs on 25 Jun 1942, 3 miles south-east of Greenwood when the a/c was seen to circle and spin out of control during a practice mission for single engine approaches and landings. Pilot Officer C.W.A. Blick and Flight Sergeant J.N. Hopkinson were both killed. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 3 Jul 1942 for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-June-25 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Blick | Hopkinson
   1942-July-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1942-June-25 KIFA RAAF Pilot Officer Claude Wynter Arthur Blick 2023-01-01
1942-June-25 KIFA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Jack Nettleton Hopkinson 2023-01-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW771

s/n
 BW771
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. Category B damage at Greenwood aerodrome at 17:40 on 26 January 1943, port undercarriage collapsed on landing. To No. 4 Repair Depot, 30 January to 18 March 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, noted as intended for RAF (probably for No. 31 or No. 36 Operational Training Unit). Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot again on 21 December 1943, for temporary fly in repair and storage pending allocation to a contractor for further repairs. To Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS on 10 January 1944. Back to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944. Pending disposal from 31 July 1944. Stored at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 1146:30 total time, never overhauled. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot, still stored at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-26 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Greenwood Aerodrome Names: Alston | Hamilton
1943-December-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Beack | Heyward | Husband | Tisdale
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW772

s/n
 BW772
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB on 20 August 1943. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for disposal. Pending disposal from 25 July 1944. Stored by No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, where it was noted with 948:55 total time. By 25 March 1946 on the books of No. 5 (E) Depot, still stored at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW775

s/n
 BW775
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 OTU at RCAF Stn Greenwood, NS. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 17 Dec 1943 for temporary repairs,, following a Cat “B” crash when the a/c swung on landing on 11 Dec 1943. Assigned to Canada Car & Foundry at Amherst, NS on 10 Jan 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 Apr 1944, to be stored pending disposal instructions. Scrapped there. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-March-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-June-03 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Collins | Fotheringham-parker
1943-October-15 Accident: 123 Squadron Loc: Debert Aerodrome Names: Elfner
1943-December-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Botham | White
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW776

s/n
 BW776
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS, on loan from RAF. Category A crash at Greenwood on 26 August 1942. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 8 September 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-February-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-27
1942-August-26 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bindley | Robertson
   1942-November-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson BW777

s/n
 BW777
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Cat “A” crash at Debert, NS on 20 Jul 1943. The a/c took off on an exercise to practice dual circuits and landings but failed to gain altitude, struck some trees and then crashed and burned. S/L R.T. Hunn and Pilot Officer W.G.M. Papworth were both killed. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 22 Aug 1943 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-July-15 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-01 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Mitchell | Nichol | Sandberg | Stracey
1943-July-20 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hunn | Papworth
   1943-September-28 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-July-20 KIFA RAF Squadron Leader R T Hunn 2021-03-02
1943-July-20 KIFA RAF Squadron Leader Raymond Tom Hunn 2021-03-02
1943-July-20 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer W G Papworth 2021-03-02
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 530

Hudson EW873

s/n
 EW873
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Probably in service at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS, on the books of the RAF, when it crashed in the fall of 1942. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, then to Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 27 October 1942, following a Category B crash. To Eastern Air Command on 10 April 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc on 13 September 1943, for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-August-27 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Crummey | Impey | Oakley | Stevens
   1944-January-26 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-August-28 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Cyril Bertram Crummey 2024-05-22
1943-August-28 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer F E Impey 2021-01-13
1943-August-28 KIFA RAF Sergeant S J Oakley 2021-01-13
1943-August-28 KIFA RAAF Sergeant John Bede Polding Stevens 2021-01-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 537

Hudson EW881

s/n
 EW881

Known Squadron Assignments: 244

244 Sqn Communications Flight, Aden. Hudson aircraft crashed four miles west of Riyan, Jodhpur, India. Three of the crew and four passengers, all not Canadians, were also killed. Pilot Officer Farrell was the fifth and only Canadian passenger killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Patrick Farrell 2023-08-06

Hudson EW897

s/n
 EW897

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft lost. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-21 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Leroy Baxter 2023-07-21
1944-January-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Ray Hawley Garnham 2023-07-20

Hudson EW898

s/n
 EW898

Known Squadron Assignments: 45 Grp

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-06 Accident: 45 GROUP RAF Loc: Martintown Quebec Names: Lloyd | Newman | Smither

Aircraft Ferrying 1943-08-06 to 1943-08-06

45 () Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 RAF Group Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson aircraft EW 898 was on a training flight when it crashed near Martintown, Ontario

Wireless Operator Sergeant GSB Newman (RCAF) and two American Civilian Pilots, LC Lloyd and HM Smither were all killed in this flying accident, cause unknown

Ocean Bridge, The history of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 320

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1943-August-06 KIFA RAF Civilian Leland Cooper Lloyd 2022-12-09
1943-August-06 KIFA RCAF Sergeant George Stanley Burt Newman 2022-12-09
1943-August-06 KIFA RAF Civilian John Marquis Smither 2022-12-09

Hudson EW900

s/n
 EW900

Known Squadron Assignments: 216

#216 Squadron (CCXVI Dona Ferens) Hudson VI aircraft #EW 900 suffered an engine cut out on take off and crashed in Khanka, Egypt on a training flight. Flight Sergeant MO Brown (RAF)(Can), Flight Lieutenant RT Bradshaw (RAF), Flying Officer FV Browne (RAAF), Flight Sergeant DA MacDonald (RAFVR) and LAC F Holland (RAFVR) were killed, Flying Officer LC Pyke MiD (RAAF) and LAC CWF Ironmonger (RAFVR) died of their injuries. LAC GM Paulger (RAFVR) was injured last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-04 KIA RAF Sergeant Max Otto Brown 2023-09-07

Hudson EW916

s/n
 EW916

Known Squadron Assignments: 48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-22 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alfred Ian Gregg 2023-08-01
1944-February-22 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Douglas Morgan 2023-08-01
1944-February-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Alexander Stalker 2023-08-01

Hudson EW921

s/n
 EW921

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Ex USAAF A-28A. With No. 407 Squadron, RCAF when lost on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay on 20 October 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Alvin Keil 2021-08-12
1942-October-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Moses Zumar 2021-03-10

Hudson EW956

s/n
 EW956
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

With No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS when taken on strength. Later with No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome at 07:07 on 4 January 1943. Swung on landing, port main gear collapsed. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 15 January to 18 May 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed, and back to No. 31 OTU. To Clark Ruse Aircraft again for repairs following a crash, 12 August 1943 to 29 February 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage, 22 May to 10 August 1944. Converted to target tug while in storage, noted as on loan to Western Hemisphere Organization from 10 August 1944. With No. 1 Composite Detachment at Torbay Newfoundland when it suffered Category C damage on 10 November 1944. To storage on 5 July 1945. To workshop reserve at No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton on 2 November 1945. Pending disposal from 5 April 1946, still at No. 6 Repair Depot. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-04 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bleay | Foley | King | Scott
1943-August-02 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Coiner | Painter | Stollery
1944-November-10 Accident: 1 COMP DET RCAF Loc: Torbay Airport Names: Brandon | Dolan | Ewart | Henderson | Kerr | Mcneil | O'Toole | Tosh
   1947-January-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 537

Hudson FH168

s/n
 FH168

Known Squadron Assignments: 38 Wing

#38 Wing, Netheravon, England. Hudson aircraft #FR 168 was enroute from Portreath, England to Gibraltar when it crashed and burned seven miles south of St Eval, England. The aircraft was unable to maintain height due to one engine failing and the load it was carrying. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-19 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Arthur Rotenberg 2021-08-06

Hudson FH233

s/n
 FH233

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson IIIa aircraft #FH 233 missing at sea enroute from Dorval, Quebec to the United Kingdom, crashing off the coast of County Sligo, Eire last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-23 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: At Sea Names: Constabaris | Dyer | Engemoen
1942-May-23 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant James Constabaris 2024-03-28
1942-May-23 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Kenneth Bushbridge Dyer 2023-02-12
1942-May-23 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Donald Eugene Engemoen 2023-02-12

Hudson FH235

s/n
 FH235

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command Dorval, Quebec, Hudson IIIa aircraft #FH 235 crashed on a training flight on White Face Mountain, Wilmington, New York, USA. FS RC Brooks (RCAF) and Flight Sergeant AM Harris (RAF) were killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-08 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ronald Charles Brooks 2023-03-02

Hudson FH253

s/n
 FH253

Known Squadron Assignments: 3502 CU

#3502 Conversion Unit, RAF Station, Gosport, England. Hudson aircraft crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Liston Anderson 2021-07-08
1943-July-30 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer William John Marshall 2022-01-21

Hudson FH257

s/n
 FH257

Known Squadron Assignments: ;459 RAAF

#459 Australia Squadron. Hudson aircraft stalled, while in a turn at low altitude, and crashed five miles north-west of Landing Ground Z, Egypt last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Edward Michael Lamb 2023-09-07
1942-August-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Kenneth Norman Macmillan 2023-09-07
1942-August-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Desmond Purcell 2023-09-07

Hudson FH265

s/n
 FH265

Known Squadron Assignments: 200

Killed In Action Sep 16/42 age 32. #200 Squadron. Hudson aircraft crashed.

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Frederick Lawless 2023-08-05
1942-September-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Theodore Benjamin Thomas Moore 2023-08-05
1942-September-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Ruben Rozon 2023-08-05
1942-September-16 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Samuel Ferrier Santy 2023-08-05

Hudson FH281

s/n
 FH281

Known Squadron Assignments: 353

#353 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FH 281 failed to return from operations. Three members of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Maurice Pierre Massey 2021-08-16

Hudson FH285

s/n
 FH285

Known Squadron Assignments: 8

#8 Squadron (Uspiam Et Passim), Khormaksar, Aden. Hudson aircraft crashed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Thomas Joseph (terry) Duggan 2023-08-06
1943-July-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Fred Starr Jamieson 2023-08-06
1943-July-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Clifford Alfred Jones 2023-08-06
1943-July-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Irwin (jack) Moore 2023-08-06

Hudson FH289

s/n
 FH289

Known Squadron Assignments: ARC;1

#1 Squadron (In Omnibus Princeps). Hudson aircraft was in a mid-air collision with a Hurricane aircraft twenty miles south of Hyderabad Sind. Five of the crew of the Hudson, not Canadians, were also killed last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lionel Vernon Osman Smith 2023-07-24

Hudson FH302

s/n
 FH302

Known Squadron Assignments: ;459

#459 Squadron. Hudson aircraft failed to return from operations. Three of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-05 KIA RAF Sergeant Arthur Stewart Killham 2021-04-09

Hudson FH307

s/n
 FH307

Known Squadron Assignments: ;24

#24 Squdron (In omnia parati), Hudson IIIa aircraft # FH 307 lost, Flight Lieutenant last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-20 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Gordon L MacIntyre DFC 2021-08-16

Hudson FH317

s/n
 FH317

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command. Hudson aircraft #FH 317 was engaged in a training flight when it crashed five miles west of the aerodrome at Dorval, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-22 Accident: RAF FC DORVAL, QUE Loc: Dorval Airport Names: Anderson | Burdon-murphy | Mcinnis | Rhodes | Richards

Aircraft Ferrying 1942-07-22 to 1942-07-22

(Ferry) Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

RAF Ferry Command. Dorval, Quebec. Hudson aircraft FH 317 was engaged in a Navigation training flight when it crashed and burned five miles west of the aerodrome near Dorval, Quebec

Pilot Officer FG McInnis (RCAF), Sergeant JL Anderson (RAAF), Sergeant RE Richards (RAAF) and Flight Lieutenant JK Rhodes (RAF) were all killed in this flying accident

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 313

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1942-July-22 KIFA RAAF Sergeant John Lionel Anderson 2023-06-09
1942-July-22 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Brian Joseph Anthony Burdon-Murphy 2023-01-09
1942-July-22 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Francis Gabriel McInnis 2023-01-09
1942-July-22 KIFA RAFVR Flight Lieutenant John Kingsley Rhodes 2023-01-09
1942-July-22 KIFA RAAF Sergeant Ronald Eldred Richards 2023-01-09

Hudson FH335

s/n
 FH335

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command. Hudson aircraft #FH 335 crashed one mile west of New Carlisle, Quebec. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-21 Accident: RAF Ferry S Loc: New Carlisle Quebec Names: Beavis | Gutray | Kember
1942-April-21 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Patrick Albert Beavis 2023-06-09
1942-April-21 KIFA RCAF Squadron Leader Joseph Theodore Gutray 2022-12-03
1942-April-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Robert Richard Kember 2022-12-03

Hudson FH340

s/n
 FH340
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by RAF Ferry Command in Canada, to train ferry crews. Crashed at Camp Borden in June 1942, while still on RAF books. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-03 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-November-12 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 547

Hudson FH343

s/n
 FH343

Known Squadron Assignments: 233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). Hudson aircraft was seen by the crews of other squadron aircraft to spin into the Atlantic Ocean, off La Guardia, Portugal. The aircraft disappeared immediately and only wreckage was sighted. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Thirde 2021-07-20

Hudson FH346

s/n
 FH346

Known Squadron Assignments: ;407

Ex USAAF A-28A. With No. 407 (GR) Squadron, RCAF, coded "RR*A". Lost on 21 June 1942 on operations, crashed into North Sea off Dutch coast. 4 crew, 2 RCAF and 2 RAAF, killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-20 KIA RCAF Sergeant Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead 2022-02-11
1942-June-20 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Patrick Campbell Little 2021-08-13

Hudson FH350

s/n
 FH350

Known Squadron Assignments: 233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). Hudson aircraft #FH 350 crashed in the sea forty miles east of Gibraltar last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Mckinnon Main 2023-07-15

Hudson FH362

s/n
 FH362

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft went down in the sea off Hofn Island. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Alfred Massey 2021-08-16

Hudson FH366

s/n
 FH366

Known Squadron Assignments: 200

#200 Squadron. Hudson aircraft lost off Port Etienne, West Africa. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-27 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Percy Hallowes Wray Johnston 2023-01-08
1943-August-27 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Daniel Ross 2022-01-18

Hudson FH377

s/n
 FH377

Known Squadron Assignments: 269

#269 Squadron. The pilot of Hudson aircraft #FH 377 was flying with poor visibility when he crashed into a hillside six miles north-east of the Stadhur Lighthouse, Iceland. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-10 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John James Hill 2023-07-16

Hudson FH378

s/n
 FH378

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft failed to return from operations last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Dogue 2024-01-18

Hudson FH383

s/n
 FH383

Known Squadron Assignments: 353

#353 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FH 383 crashed while in transit from Jodpuhr to Palam, India, cause obscure last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-02 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Leonard Gostwycke Wates 2023-11-14

Hudson FH386

s/n
 FH386

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson aircraft #FH 386 was engaged in a training flight when it crashed two miles north-west of Dorval, Quebec last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-15 Accident: RAF FC DORVAL, QUE Loc: Dorval Quebec Names: Bryson | Dhondt | Gilchrist | Mole | Sales

Aircraft Ferrying 1942-07-15 to 1942-07-15

() Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson aircraft FH 386 was engaged in a ferry training flight when it crashed two miles north-west of Dorval, Quebec with the loss of the entire crew, cause unknown

Flight Lieutenant HH Gilchrist (RCAF), Sergeant JM Sales (RCAF), Sergeant TI D'Hondt (RAFVR), Sergeant RE Mole (RAAF) and Pilot Officer BJ Bryson (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 313

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1942-July-15 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Basil John Maitland Bryson 2023-01-09
1942-July-15 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Thadde Ignace D'Hondt 2023-06-14
1942-July-15 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Hubert Hamish Gilchrist 2023-01-09
1942-July-15 KIFA RAAF Sergeant Raymond Ernest Mole 2023-01-09
1942-July-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant John Marshall Sales 2022-12-04

Hudson FH395

s/n
 FH395
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

Headquarters, RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. W/C. Carr-Harris, S/L. G.P. Christie D.F.C. (RAF) and LAC C.S. Llewellyn (RAF) lost their lives when Hudson aircraft # FH 395 crashed into Lake St Louis and sank. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
1942-July-05 Accident: RAF FCOM DORVAL Loc: Pointe Claire Quebec Names: Carr Harris | Christie | Llewellyn

Aircraft Ferrying 1942-07-05 to 1942-07-05

45 (T) Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command (Headquarters), Dorval, Quebec. Wing Commander BG Carr-Harris (RCAF), Squadron Leader GP Christie DFC (RAFO) and LAC CS Llewellyn (RAFVR) lost their lives while on a ferry training flight when Hudson III aircraft FH395 crashed into Lake St Louis and sank, killing the entire crew

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie pages 44, 271-2, 313

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


   1942-July-21 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1942-December-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
1942-July-05 KIFA RCAF Wing Commander Brian Gethryn Carr-Harris DFC 2024-01-07
1942-July-05 KIFA RAF Squadron Leader George Patterson Christie DFC & Bar 2024-02-17
1942-July-05 KIFA RAF Leading Aircraftman Clement Stuart Llewellyn 2023-01-08
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 547

Hudson FH407

s/n
 FH407

Known Squadron Assignments: 1402 Met Flt

#1402 Meteorological Flight. Hudson IIIa aircraft #FH 407 failed to return from a meteorological flight.
last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-30 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Samuel Ray Millar 2021-08-16

Hudson FH416

s/n
 FH416
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: 31 OTU

ex-USAAF A-29A serial # 41-37217 Delivered 17 Apr 42. Assigned to No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “A” crash on 20 Dec 1943. Assigned for salvage as of 13 Jan 1944 last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-28 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1943-May-10 Accident: 31 General Reconnaissance School Loc: Charlottetown Airport Names: Barratt | Barton | Henley | Roberts
1943-December-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Erikson | Harrison
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 547

Hudson FH426

s/n
 FH426

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). Hudson aircraft failed to return from operations last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-27 KIA RAF Sergeant John Joseph Griffin 2021-08-09

Hudson FH429

s/n
 FH429

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Cave Canem). Hudson IIIa aircraft #FH429 failed to return from a patrol off Norway. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-10 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Robert Ash 2023-07-28

Hudson FH431

s/n
 FH431

Known Squadron Assignments: 194;

#194 Squadron (Surrigere colligere) RAF Lahore, Punjab, Hudson IIIa aircraft #FH 431 went down near Tezur, India. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Caverhill Cameron 2023-12-11
1942-December-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Giles James Daniel Kerswill 2023-08-01
1942-December-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ralph MacLean 2022-01-05

Hudson FH465

s/n
 FH465

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson aircraft #FH 463 lost in the sea last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-30 Accident: RAFFC DORVAL Loc: At Sea Names: Dezall | Gatehouse | Scarth
1942-May-29 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Raymond Purdy Dezall 2023-02-12
1942-May-29 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer David George Gatehouse 2021-05-11
1942-May-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Arthur Scarth 2023-02-15

Hudson FH466

s/n
 FH466
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

This serial appears on the Record Card for FK466, but must be a typo. FH466 was delivered to the UK, and written off there during the war. FK466 is currently under restoration at RCAF Museum at Trenton, Ontario. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-05 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
   1947-December-10 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 547

Hudson FK386

s/n
 FK386

Known Squadron Assignments: 1 OADU;260

#260 Squadron (Celer Et Fortis). Hudson aircraft #FK 386 missing in transit from Portreath, England to Gibraltar last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-03 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Bowyer Buckley 2023-09-15

Hudson FK393

s/n
 FK393
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Crashed at King, Ontario, apparently while being operated by RAF Ferry Command. Wreckage recovered by No. 1 Training Command, and arrived at No. 6 Repair Depot on 23 November 1942. Airframe only taken on charge, engines were "found to be repairable" and were returned to RAF Ferry Command. Ownership transferred to No. 6 RD on 7 December 1942. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-November-16 Taken on Strength No. 1 Training Command 2019-08-20
   1943-March-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, airframe scrapped, see comments 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK398

s/n
 FK398
c/r
 N22226 F‑GHBZ,

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft #FK 398 crashed into the sea during rocket firing practise fifteen miles east of Gibraltar last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-23 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Joseph Cotter 2024-04-30
1943-October-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Stanley Maynard Craig 2024-05-11

Hudson FK399

s/n
 FK399
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “B” crash at Derbert, at 11:50 hrs on 22 Dec 1942. One engine failed on takeoff, due to freezing, and the a/c overran the end of runway. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 24 Dec 1942 for repairs, but transferred to Clark Ruse Aircraft on 5 Jan 1943, arriving there on 11 Jan 1943. To EAC on 1 Dec 1943. Back to No. 4 Repair Depot on 24 Jan 1944, following another “B” Cat crash on 29 Dec 1943 when the a/c swung on landing after a single engine approach. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Brigden | Springsteele | Wilson | Young
1943-December-29 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Atkinson | Brown | Clark | Jones
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK408

s/n
 FK408
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. With this Unit when it crashed at 21:50 on 8 April 1943, near Cape Mabou Mountain on Cape Breton, NS. Flew into high ground 50 minutes after taking off on navigation exercise, carburetor icing suspected. Pilot Sgt. T.V. Hyland and navigator Sgt. P.W. Elliot, RAAF killed. The WAG, Flight Sergeant B.J. McCarthy survived with only minor injuries. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 12 April 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-November-14 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-April-08 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Cape Mabou Mt Nova Scotia Names: Elliott | Hyland | McCarthy
   1943-August-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1943-April-08 KIFA RAAF Sergeant P W Elliott 2021-02-04
1943-April-08 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Thomas Vincent Hyland 2023-06-09
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK409

s/n
 FK409
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. On 5 Jun 1943, the a/c took off on a night navigation exercise and went missing. The five-person crew were killed including: Pilot Officer J.J. McCarry (pilot), Pilot Officer V.E. Mayhew (nav), Pilot Officer J.L. Summerhill (WAG), Pilot Officer C. Ursel (WAG) and Pilot Officer A.B. Haddow (passenger). Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 9 Jun 1943. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-June-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Haddow | Mayhew | McCarry | Summerwill | Ursel
   1944-February-07 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2020-09-24
1943-June-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Alexander Broom Haddow 2023-02-12
1943-June-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Vernon Earle Mayhew 2023-02-13
1943-June-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Leslie Summerwill 2023-02-16
1943-June-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Clifford Bernard Ursel 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK413

s/n
 FK413

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command;45

Missing at Sea. Flight Lieutenant Crofton R.D.;Flight Sergeant Raymond E Wylie;
Elton D. Brabender last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-12 Accident: RAFFC DORVAL Loc: At Sea Names: Brabender | Crofton | Wylie

Ferry Flight 1942-07-12 to 1942-07-12

45 (T) Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group, RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson VI aircraft FK 413 lost during a Trans-Atlantic ferry flight after departing Gander, Newfoundland, cause unknown

Sergeant RE Wylie (RCAF), Flight Lieutenant RD Crofton (RAF) and Sergeant ED Brabender (RAAF) were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave. Sergeant Wylie is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial. Flight Lieutenant Crofton and Sergeant Brabender are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, page 313

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1942-July-12 KIFA RAAF Sergeant Elton Duncan Brabender 2023-01-08
1942-July-12 KIFA RAF Flight Lieutenant Robert Denis Crofton 2024-05-18
1942-July-12 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Raymond Edgar Wylie 2023-01-08

Hudson FK417

s/n
 FK417

Known Squadron Assignments: 48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). FS Adgey was killed when his Hudson aircraft #FK 417 crashed in the sea.
last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Davey Adgey 2023-07-21

Hudson FK442

s/n
 FK442

Known Squadron Assignments: 45 Grp

#45 Transport Group, Dorval, Quebec. Pilot Officer McLennan, Sgts E.L. Barrett, and P.A. Naylor (RAF) were on a training flight and were all killed when Hudson aircraft #FK 442 crashed between St Adolphe de Howard and Otereke, Quebec
last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-24 Accident: 45 (AT) GROUP Loc: Between St Adolphe De Howard & Otoneke Quebec Names: Barrett | Mclennan | Naylor

Aircraft Ferrying 1943-06-24 to 1943-06-24

45 () Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson VI aircraft FK 442 crashed between St Adolphe de Howard and Otereke, Quebec, while on a training flight when they buzzed Lac St Joseph, lost control and crashed in flames

Pilot Officer DM McLennan (RCAF), Sergeant EL Barrett (RCAF), and Sergeant PA Naylor (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 272-3, 320

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1943-June-24 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Edward Lloyd Barrett 2023-04-25
1943-June-24 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Donald Morrison McLennan 2022-12-13
1943-June-24 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Peter Alan Naylor 2022-12-09

Hudson FK443

s/n
 FK443
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Used by No. 36 OTU at Greenwood, NS. Cat “B” damage near Kawkesbury (possibly Port Hawkesbury on Cape Breton Island), NS at 21:30 hrs on 6 Jan 1943. The a/c was forced landed in open field during local flying but with no injuries. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 21 Jan to 20 Jul 1943. To EAC when completed. Reported missing at sea during an ASW patrol from Derbert on 29 Oct 1943. The crew of four including: Flight Sergeant A.W. Young (pilot), Flight Sergeant E. Pattison (Nav), Flight Sergeant H.S.T. Fraser (WAG) and Flight Sergeant A.J. Horton (WAG) were killed. Records to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 5 Nov 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-06 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Port Hawkesbury Nova Scotia Names: Pedder | Weber
1943-October-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: At Sea Names: Fraser | Horton | Pattison | Young
   1944-January-18 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1943-October-30 KIA RCAF Sergeant Harold Seymour Thomas Fraser 2023-02-12
1943-October-30 KIA RCAF Sergeant Arthur John Horton 2023-02-12
1943-October-30 KIA RAF Sergeant E Pattison 2021-03-02
1943-October-30 KIA RCAF Sergeant Alan Wilmot Young 2023-02-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK460

s/n
 FK460
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To storage, 22 May to 10 August 1944. Target towing gear installed during this time, but removed by 19 October 1944. To storage again on 20 September 1944, at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, pending allotment to pending disposal. Had 1437:00 total time when sent to No. 4 RD. Pending disposal from 5 October 1944. Ownership to No. 5 (Equipment) Depot at Scoudouc on 25 March 1946, still pending disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK464

s/n
 FK464
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs or overhaul, 25 August 1943. To storage at No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944. Pending disposal from 25 July 1944. Later at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, where it was reported with 728:40 total time. Ownership to No. 5 (Equipment) Depot at Scoudouc on 25 March 1946, still pending disposal. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK465

s/n
 FK465
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category A crash at Debert on 16 July 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 19 July 1943, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clark | Firestone | Langford | Seddon | Strickland
   1943-October-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK466

s/n
 FK466
m/d
 L‑214
c/r
 CF‑CEC

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Misidentified as FH466 in some RCAF records. US funded, their designation A-28A and serial 42-47022. Built in September 1942. Arrived at Derbert, NS on 5 October 1942, used there by No. 31 Operational Training Unit. To stored reserve on 22 May 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot at Moncton, NB on 8 August 1944, for conversion to Air Sea Rescue configuration, with droppable life boat. To Eastern Air Command on 12 December 1944, for use by No. 1 Composite Detachment at Torbay, Newfoundland. In bare metal finish by late 1944, coded "R". Dropped life boat in Quidi Vidi Lake on 17 April 1945. Still with this unit when it became No. 1 (Composite) Squadron. This unit disbanded 7 July 1945, aircraft to RCAF Station Torbay Flight. To No. 1 Reconnaissance and Navigation School at RCAF Station Summerside, PEI on 15 September 1945. With this School to RCAF Station Greenwood, NS on 15 December 1945. With Greenwood Station Flight when withdrawn from service on 9 September 1947. Sold to P. Murphy of Berwick, NS, partially cut up and stored. Sold to L.W. Layton Salvage of Canning, NS for $175 in 1980. Acquired by ACAM, a group of enthusiasts, in 1988, eventually transferred to Air Force Museum. With the Air Force Museum at Trenton by October 2010, being restored to wartime configuration and markings using parts of Lodestar 41-23166, ex CF-CEC, and Hudson 41-23419. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-18 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clent | Coutler | Finkelstein | Hanna | Pinder
   1947-November-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20

Hudson FK467

s/n
 FK467
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 8 June 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft the next day. Back to Eastern Air Command on 30 September 1943. To storage from 22 May to 10 August 1944, converted to target tug during this time. Category B (or C?) crash at RCAF Station Gander, Newfoundland on 20 December 1944. Reported as target towing gear removed before accident. To No. 4 Repair Depot for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-June-06 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Aubin | Baker | Kirkpatrick | Loder
   1945-March-08 Struck off Strength 2020-09-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK468

s/n
 FK468
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Disappeared on a night navigation exercise over the ocean on 15 May 1943. Last position report received at 22:45, at second planned turning point. All 4 crew missing. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 21 May 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1943-June-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-May-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Henry Hamilton Carter 2024-01-11
1943-May-15 KIFA RAF Sergeant E R Dixey 2021-01-26
1943-May-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Reginald Carl Horsley 2023-02-12
1943-May-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant William Lloyd McDowell 2023-02-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK470

s/n
 FK470
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. Category B crash in early 1943. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 17 March 1944, pending repair or disposal instructions from Air Force Headquarters. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-14 Accident: 4 Repair Depot Loc: Aerodrome Names: Beeston | Nixon | Prowse
1944-March-12 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Blake | Carey | Harrison | Mundrick
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK495

s/n
 FK495
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36 OTU

Used by No. 36 OTU at Greenwood, NS. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot (at Gander?) on 8 Aug 1944, for conversion to Air Sea Rescue configuration. To be used at RCAF Stn Torbay, NF. Back to EAC on 27 Dec 1944. Cat “B” crash at Gull Lake, NF, 9 Aug 1945 after the pilot ditched the a/c into a small lake after an engine failure on a post-maintenance test flight. The crew and passengers were uninjured. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 16 Aug 1945, for strike off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-March-25 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Cant | Lake
   1945-November-02 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK497

s/n
 FK497

Known Squadron Assignments: ;200

#200 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FK 497 took-off and gained an altitude of 500 feet. Two minutes after take-off the aircraft rolled over and dove into the ground at Fajara Beach, Cape St Mary, Gambia last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-06 KIA RCAF Sergeant Claude Cecil Blamey 2023-08-05
1943-January-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Samuel James McCammon 2023-08-05
1943-January-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Marshall Miller 2023-08-05
1943-January-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joe Shulman 2021-07-30

Hudson FK499

s/n
 FK499
as/n
 42-47055
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

From Joe Baugher: 47055 to RAF as Hudson VI FK499. Crashed into sea during delivery flight Oct 1, 1942 last update: 2024-February-19

Aircraft Ferrying 1942-10-01 to 1942-10-01

(Ferry) Ferry Command (RAF) Natal, Brazil

RAF Ferry Command Hudson aircraft FK 499 having originally departed from West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, made its way south, making several stops along the way before reaching Natal, Brazil. From here the crew flew out over the Atlantic Ocean. During the flight, fuel pump problems arose, which were repaired upon reaching Ascension Island. The crew then elected to continue their flight to Africa rather than wait until the next morning. Nightfall hampered their navigation and after a severe electrical storm knocked out the radio, they made a forced landing at Cotonou, Dahomey, West Africa, an area then under the control of the Vichy French Government. The crew survived the landing but George Phillips, William Campbell and Gordon Seward become interned prisoners until after the Allied landings in North Africa. They were returned to West Palm Beach Florida, USA 1943-01-20 and continued to work for Ferry Command. The impounded Hudson FK 499 was also saved, repaired and went on to serve with the RAF

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie pages 166-8

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General Post on RAF Commands by Col Bruggy, 2009-03-04


1942-October-01 Survived RCAF Flying Officer William G Campbell 2023-12-16
1942-October-01 Survived RCAF Squadron Leader George Hector Reid Phillips MiD 2023-01-13
1942-October-01 Survived RAAF Flight Lieutenant Gordon Anzac Seward 2023-01-13

Hudson FK506

s/n
 FK506
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

First used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for storage on 10 Feb 1944, following a Cat “B” crash on 29 Jan 1944 when the starboard engine failed on take-off and the pilot aborted the take-off and crashed landed. The crew was uninjured. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 24 May to 30 Sep 1943. To EAC when completed. To No. 4 Repair Depot again on 10 Feb 1944, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-January-29 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ager | Cumming | Mears | Nuttall | Wallace
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK511

s/n
 FK511
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B crash late in 1943. Airframe allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 20 October 1943, pending allotment to a contractor. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for repairs, 10 January 1944. To workshop reserve at No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944, pending disposal instructions. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-09-24
1943-October-13 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Blakey | Gunn | Nissen | Siddons | White
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength Struck off at No. 21 Repair Depot 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK512

s/n
 FK512
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. Category B crash in late 1942. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 3 December 1942 to 154 March 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Airframe to No. 4 Repair Depot on 25 November 1943, pending allocation to contractor. Engines retained for further inspection. Back to Clark Ruse at Moncton, NB on 6 December 1943. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944 for storage, pending further instructions. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-24 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: King | Mcnulty
1943-November-18 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Allenby | Figures | Gilbert | Howie | Mattusch
   1944-November-06 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK514

s/n
 FK514
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

To stored reserve with Eastern Air Command on 22 May 1944. Stored post war at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB. Noted with 1576:40 total time while there. Pending disposal from 8 August 1944. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-November-01 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Baril | Fenwick | Gagne | Martinson
   1945-September-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK518

s/n
 FK518
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs, on 31 August 1943. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 8 April 1944, pending disposal instructions. Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 25 July 1944, probably at No. 4 Repair Depot. Ownership to No. 5 (Equipment) Depot at Scoudouc on 25 March 1946, still pending disposal. Noted with 745:00 total time while stored at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-August-24 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ascah | Ashworth | Henderson | McLeod | Thondycraft | Tisdale | Weiser
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2020-09-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK522

s/n
 FK522

Known Squadron Assignments: 1 OADU

#1 Overseas Air Delivery Unit. Hudson VI aircraft #FK 522 crashed in the sea off Portreath, England last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-06 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Joseph Gunn 2021-08-09

Hudson FK534

s/n
 FK534
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ; 36 OTU

Used by No. 36 OTU at Greenwood, NS. Cat “C” accident on 20 Nov 1942 when the a/c struck trees on take-off and was forced to return to land. Cat “B” crash on 4 Mar 1944 when the a/c swung on landing and crashed. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 11 Apr 1944, for storage pending disposal decision. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-20 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Duncan | Kaye | Moore | Ross
1943-April-08 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bennett | Cunningham | Markle | Wilson
1944-March-04 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Arnsol | Carley | Donnelly | Lysack
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 4 RD 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 559

Hudson FK535

s/n
 FK535

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft #FK 535 lost an engine, made a partial recovery from a spin and then crashed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-26 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alan Drysdale 2023-07-14
1943-June-26 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Harold Gulbraa 2023-07-14

Hudson FK539

s/n
 FK539
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “A” crash at Mabou, NS (on the west coast of Cape Breton Island) on 6 Aug 1943. The a/c was on a navigation exercise and went missing with a crew of five. Pilot Officer R.J. Parr (pilot), Pilot Officer H. Smith (nav), Flight Sergeant C.O. Legroulx (WAG), Flight Sergeant J.M.C. L’Heureux (WAG) and WO1 A.A. McLeod (Staff WAG) were all killed. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 7 Aug 1943, for salvage. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-26 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Mabou Mtnorth Cape Breton Names: L'heureux | Legroulx | McLeod | Parr | Smith
   1943-November-04 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
1943-July-26 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Joseph Maurice Claude L'Heureux 2023-06-14
1943-July-26 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Claude Oscar Legroulx 2023-02-03
1943-July-26 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Allan Allister Macleod 2023-03-02
1943-July-26 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer R J Parr 2021-03-14
1943-July-26 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer Earl George Smith 2022-01-16
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK541

s/n
 FK541
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31

Used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “B” damage at Derbert aerodrome at 13:35 hrs on 30 Jan 1943, when the undercarriage struck a snow bank at the end of the runway. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for repairs, 2 Feb to 3 Nov 1943, back to No. 31 OTU when completed. Allocated to No. 4 RD for write off on 3 Apr 1944, after being reported missing at sea on a night operational training exercise on 2 Apr 1944 with four crew on board. Pilot Officer I.W. Horton (pilot), Pilot Officer J.I. Robertson (nav), Flight Sergeant CG. Keegan (WAG) and Flight Sergeant J.A.R. Renaud (WAG) were all killed. The body of Flight Sergeant Keegan was found in a dinghy by a searching navy vessel two days later. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-30 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Boyle | Ingram | James
1944-April-02 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Horton | Keegan | Renaud | Robertson
   1944-June-09 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1944-April-02 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Ian Mclane Horton 2023-02-12
1944-April-02 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Clement Keegan 2023-06-14
1944-April-02 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Alaric Roland Renaud 2023-02-15
1944-April-02 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Ian Robertson 2023-02-15
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK546

s/n
 FK546
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “A” crash at Derbert on 14 Oct 1943. The port tire burst during the take-off causing an uncontrollable swing. The a/c crashed and was destroyed by a post crash fire. The crew escaped uninjured. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 22 Oct 1943, for scrapping. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-October-14 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Berry | Hutchinson | Jardine
   1944-January-20 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK547

s/n
 FK547
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;31 OTU

Used by No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. The a/c had a Cat “B” crash on 11 Feb 1943 when the a/c swung on take-off and crashed. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB, 20 Aug to 24 Nov 1943. Back to EAC when completed. Reported missing from Derbert on 29 Jan 1944 during an night operational training flight. The four-man crew consisting of Flight Sergeant W. Harrison (pilot), Flight Sergeant W. Clark (nav), Flight Sergeant W.J. Bates (WAG) and Flight Sergeant W.J. Bodell (WAG) all perished. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 15 Feb 1944 for write off last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-February-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bradley | Humphries | Moore
1943-February-11 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bradley | Humphries | Moore
1944-January-29 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: A/C Missing Names: Bates | Bonell | Clark | Harrison
   1944-March-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1944-January-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Michael Joseph Bates 2024-02-24
1944-January-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Edwin John Bodell 2023-02-08
1944-January-29 KIFA RAF Sergeant Edwin John Clark 2024-02-24
1944-January-29 KIFA RAF Sergeant W Harrison 2020-08-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK548

s/n
 FK548
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B crash in winter of 1943/1944. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 16 February 1944, for storage pending repairs at a contractor. Scrapped there, apparently without being repaired. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-February-04 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dunne | O'Reilly | Redston | Wood
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK550

s/n
 FK550
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot in Scoudouc, NB on 8 June 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft, 9 June to 30 September 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. Stored with EAC from 22 May to 10 August 1944, converted to target tug during this time. To storage again on 5 July 1945. Stored post war with No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Reported with 1070:45 total time while in storage. Pending disposal from 4 March 1946, when it was stored at the Reserve Equipment Maintenance Satellite at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK551

s/n
 FK551
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB, 19 July to 12 October 1943. Back to Eastern Air Command when completed. Stored with EAC from 22 May to 11 September 1944, possibly converted to target tug during this time. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 11 September 1944. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 14 November 1944, for installation of radios. To No. 1 Technical Signals Unit at Derbert, NS on 20 March 1945, for further radio work (possibly for flight testing). Still with this unit in June 1945, when it became the RCAF TSU. To storage on 29 August 1945, when it was reported as serviceable, with 923:15 total time. Stored at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit by 2 January 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK552

s/n
 FK552
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at this unit's bombing range, at 15:00 on 9 October 1942. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 13 October 1942, then to Clark Ruse Aircraft on 20 October 1942 for repairs. Back to Eastern Air Command on 2 March 1943. Back to Clark Ruse on 24 May 1943, again for crash repairs. Back to EAC on 2 February 1944. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 11 September 1944. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 14 November 1944 for conversion (or possibly for completion of conversion) to target tug. To No. 1 Technical Signals Unit at Derbert, NS on 20 March 1945, for radio installation. Back to EAC on 14 June 1945. Reported serviceable on 12 October 1945. Pending disposal from 13 May 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-09 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Bombing Range Names: Buchanan | Mathews
   1948-June-09 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK553

s/n
 FK553
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B crash in early 1943. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot on 19 April 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for repairs, 22 April to 18 November 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc for scrapping on 21 March 1944, following another crash. Reported with 306:20 total time while at Scoudouc. Apparently retained in whole state, pending disposal from 31 July 1944. By 25 March 1946 ownership had been transferred to No. 5 (Equipment) Depot at Scoudouc. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-April-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Archer | Keough | Regan
1944-March-12 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dickinson | Gibson | Gregory | Saunders | Woods
   1946-December-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK560

s/n
 FK560
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To storage with EAC on 22 May 1944. Pending disposal from 29 August 1944, when it was stored at No. 2 ASU at Stanley, NS, and was noted with 1104:10 total time, 385:00 since overhaul. Sold to Ambrose Aviation of Ottawa, Ontario. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-30 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1945-September-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK561

s/n
 FK561
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

Used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category C damage at Derbert aerodrome at 21:05 on 9 January 1943, when this aircraft was struck by Lysander 477 while on the ground. Category B damage at 11:53 on 8 February 1943, when the aircraft ground looped on take off from Derbert. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 9 February 1943, then to Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton for repairs, 15 February to 10 July 1943. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To Clark Ruse at Moncton again, 14 to 30 September 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 25 February 1944, following a Category B crash. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-08 Accident: 123 Squadron Loc: Debert Aerodrome Names: Fram | Moen | Pengelly
1943-February-08 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dennis | Graves
1943-February-08 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Dennis | Graves
1944-February-17 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Arnold | Carley | Fraser | Jeffries | Menzies | Pollis
   1944-May-16 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK562

s/n
 FK562
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at 17:35 on 23 January 1943 at Derbert aerodrome. Swung off runway on take off. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 25 January 1943, back to Eastern Air Command on 16 June 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 16 August to 24 November 1943. Back to EAC when completed. To storage on 22 May 1944 to 5 February 1945. To EAC, for use by Home War unit. To storage again on 5 July 1945, converted to target tug while in storage. Stored post war at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 4 March 1946, when it was stored at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Noted with 716:35 total time while there. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Humphreys | Wyatt
1945-March-01 Accident: 1 COMPOSITE DET Loc: Torbay Newfoundland Names: Agnew | Racicot | Steele | White
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK563

s/n
 FK563
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B crash in early 1943. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 17 May 1944. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 24 May 1943 to 29 February 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage on 22 May 1944. Issued from storage on 23 October 1944 for modifications and special inspection. Back to storage on 5 July 1945, converted to target tug while in storage. Stored post war at No. 6 Reserve Equipment Maintenance Unit. Pending disposal from 4 March 1946, when it was stored at Mt. Pleasant, PEI. Noted with 746:55 total time while there. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-October-03 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-May-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Clegg | Dober | Hamilton | Scarrott
   1947-June-27 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK564

s/n
 FK564
m/d
 L‑414

Known Squadron Assignments:

First used by No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To Clark Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB, 20 August 1943 to 13 January 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed. To storage on 22 May 1944. Pending disposal from 8 August 1944, when it was stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, and had 1134:45 total time logged. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-September-29 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
   1945-September-15 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 560

Hudson FK569

s/n
 FK569

Known Squadron Assignments: 608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft #FK 569 caught fire immediately after take-off then crashed and burned two miles north of the aerodrome at Grottaglie, Italy. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-16 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Edward George Lewis Roberson 2021-08-08

Hudson FK584

s/n
 FK584

Known Squadron Assignments: 194

#194 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FK 584 was in the landing approach when it stalled during a flat turn at 80 feet. The aircraft crashed at the Badrauli aerodrome. S/L R.L. Cartwright and seven airmen, not Canadians, were also killed last update: 2024-February-19

Transport 1943-08-27 to 1943-08-27

194 (T) Sqn (RAF) RAF Delhi-Palum Station

194 Squadron RAF (Surrigere colligere) RAF Delhi-Palam, India. Hudson VI aircraft, FK 584 was in the landing approach when it stalled during a flat turn at 80 feet. The aircraft crashed at the Badrauli aerodrome, Allahabad, India, killing 10 of twelve crew and passengers aboard

Pilot Officer W C Walsh (RCAF), Squadron Leader L R C Cartwright (RAFVR)(Can), Pilot Officer K Brookman (RAFVR), Squadron Leader C Metcalf (RAFVR), Flight Sergeant L Yealland (RAFVR), Major-General T G G Heywood (Army), Brigadier H P Radley (Army) and US Civilian R Rand were all killed in action

Of the remaining four passengers aboard, two later died of their injuries and and two were severely injured survivors. These four have not been identified to date

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1943-August-27 KIA RAFVR Pilot Officer Kenneth Brookman 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA RAFVR Squadron Leader Louis Richard Conway Cartwright 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA BR Army Major-General Thomas George Gordon Heywood CB OBE 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA RAFVR Squadron Leader Colin Metcalf 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA BR Army Brigadier Hugh Poynton Radley CIE MC 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA Civilian Civilian Robert Rand 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Clayton Walsh 2024-01-21
1943-August-27 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Leonard Yealland 2024-01-21

Hudson FK618

s/n
 FK618

Known Squadron Assignments: 1 ADU

#1 ADU. Hudson aircraft #FK 618 crashed just off the aerodrome at Khartoum. Fourteen of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-30 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Edward Sendall 2023-08-05

Hudson FK619

s/n
 FK619

Known Squadron Assignments: 22 Ferry Command

#22 Ferry Control. Hudson aircraft #FK 619 lost height in a slow turn after take-off then stalled and crashed at Trichanpoly, India. Five RAF airmen were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-May-22 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Edwin William Burrows 2023-07-18

Hudson FK621

s/n
 FK621

Known Squadron Assignments: OADU;1

Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit, Hudson aircraft #FK 621 lost enroute from Gibraltar to the United Kingdom. Sgts H.E. Ash (RNZAF), R.C.G. Rickett (RAAF), and Flying Officer B.W. Poison (RAAF) were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Harold James Crowe 2024-05-21

Hudson FK642

s/n
 FK642

Known Squadron Assignments: 22 Ferry Control

#22 Ferry Control. Hudson aircraft #FK 642 crashed one mile west of Gurgeon, near Delhi, India. F/Os G.J. Frost, H.E. Pittaway, and four airmen, not Canadians, were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-27 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Gordon Joseph Frost 2023-07-18
1943-November-27 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Harold Edward Pittaway 2023-07-18
1943-November-27 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer William Davis Smith 2023-07-18

Hudson FK667

s/n
 FK667

Known Squadron Assignments: ;500

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #FW 667 failed to return from operations. FSs C. Salisbury (RAF) and C. Golby (RAF) were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-02 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Russel Creth Sullivan 2021-07-21

Hudson FK680

s/n
 FK680

Known Squadron Assignments: ;500

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). WO Henderson was killed when Hudson aircraft #FK 680 lost the starboard engine during take-off then crashed and burned at RAF Station, Blida.
last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-12 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Gordon Henderson 2023-07-14

Hudson FK687

s/n
 FK687

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45 Grp

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec Hudson aircraft #FK 687 stalled and crashed when landing at Houlton, Maine, USA. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-05 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Beckwall | Bordewick | Gibson | Harrison
1942-December-05 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Houlton Maine Names: Beckwall | Bordewick | Gibson | Harrison
1942-December-05 KIFA RCAF Sergeant August Leroy Beckwall 2023-07-03
1942-December-05 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Henry Bordewick 2023-01-13
1942-December-05 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Arthur Gordon Bertley Gibson 2023-04-04
1942-December-05 KIFA RNZAF Pilot Officer George Newell Harrison 2023-01-13

Hudson FK690

s/n
 FK690

Known Squadron Assignments: 45 Grp

Hudson s/n FK 690 crashed one minute after take off from Gander and caught fire. All four crew killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-06 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Burrows | Fazel | Simmons | Thomson
1942-December-06 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Gander Newfoundland Names: Burrows | Fazel | Simmons | Thomson

Ferry Flight 1942-12-06 to 1942-12-06

() Ferry Command (RAF) Gander, Newfoundland

RAF Ferry Command, Gander, Newfoundland. Hudson aircraft FK 690 crashed and caught fire just after taking off from the aerodrome for a trans-Atlantic flight, killing the entire crew. The cause of the crash was undetermined

Pilot Officer RG Burrows (RAAF), Sergeant EF Fazel (RAAF), Sergeant DP Simmons (RAFVR) and Pilot Officer GH Thomson (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 316

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1942-December-06 KIFA RAAF Pilot Officer Ronald George Stanley Burrows 2023-01-13
1942-December-06 KIFA RAAF Sergeant Jack Eric Fazel 2023-01-13
1942-December-06 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Douglas Percy Charles Simmons 2023-01-13
1942-December-06 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Graeme Hamilton Thomson 2023-01-13

Hudson FK691

s/n
 FK691

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis) Blida, Algeria. Hudson VI aircraft #FK 691 failed to return from convoy patrol operations in the Mediterranean, believed shot down by a German Ju88 last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-07 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Hubert Vincent Coulter 2024-05-04
1943-May-07 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Hendry Johnston 2021-05-11
1943-May-07 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Allan Newton 2021-05-11
1943-May-07 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Everett Charles Smith 2021-05-11

Hudson FK693

s/n
 FK693

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command

RAF Ferry Command Hudson VI aircraft # FK 693 lost between Gander, Newfoundland and Reykjavik, Iceland. last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1942-11-28 to 1942-11-28

() Ferry Command (RAF) Gander, Newfoundland

RAF Ferry Command Hudson VI aircraft FK 693 lost between Gander, Newfoundland and Reykjavik, Iceland, cause unknown

Flying Officer AM Carey (RCAF), Pilot Officer NA Allen (RCAF), Flying Officer IES Robinson (RCAF) and American Civilian Pilot Captain JP Kiernan were missing presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known grave. The three RCAF crew members are commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial

Captain Kiernan is commemorated on the Runnymede War Memorial

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 315

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1942-November-30 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Allen | Carey | Kiernan | Robinson
1942-November-28 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Norman Alexander Allen 2023-01-13
1942-November-28 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Albert Moore Carey 2024-01-04
1942-November-28 KIFA RAF Civilian Joseph Peter Kiernan 2023-01-13
1942-November-28 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Irwin Edward Stillwell Robinson 2023-01-13

Hudson FK711

s/n
 FK711

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson VI aircraft #FK 711 missing in the Mediterranean on an anti-submarine patrol, cause unknown. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-12 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Anthony Belecky 2023-07-21

Hudson FK715

s/n
 FK715

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Sqn RAF (Omnibus Ungulis) Hudson VI aircraft #FK 715 flew into the ground immediately after take-off from the airfield at Blida, Algeria last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-23 KIA RCAF Sergeant James Locke Johnston 2021-08-11

Hudson FK722

s/n
 FK722

Known Squadron Assignments: OADU;1

Transit Flight. Hudson aircraft #FK 722 was enroute from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar when it crashed in the sea two miles off the aerodrome at Gibraltar. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Percy Philip Fahie 2023-07-22
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gilbert Eric Somerville 2021-07-25
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lorne Herbert York 2021-05-11

Hudson FK733

s/n
 FK733

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis) Hudson IIIa aircraft # FK 733 failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol in the Mediterranean, off Anzio, Italy
last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-31 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles James Down 2022-07-02
1944-January-31 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas William Aubrey Farrer 2022-08-06
1944-January-31 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Herbert Webb 2022-05-23
1944-January-31 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Edward Louis Wilhelm 2021-07-08

Hudson FK735

s/n
 FK735

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). The crew of Hudson IIIa aircraft #FK 735 were returning from an anti-sub patrol when they flew into high ground in very low clouds five miles west of RAF Station, Lagens, The Azores last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-13 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Willis Elnor Ross Machan 2023-07-24
1943-December-13 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Haswell Yorke 2023-07-24

Hudson FK736

s/n
 FK736

Known Squadron Assignments: ;45

#45 Air Transport Group. The crew of Hudson aircraft were on a training flight when they crashed at Ellenberg Depot, New York, U.S.A. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-22 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Donald William Adams 2023-02-28
1944-June-22 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Amos Rowe Dobson 2023-06-22
1944-June-22 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Cyril Harold Thomas 2023-03-02

Hudson FK742

s/n
 FK742

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command;45

#45 Group RAF Transport Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson IIIa aircraft crashed at Reykjavik, Iceland last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-28 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon Douglas Hay 2023-07-16
1943-May-28 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Donald Eugene Woodfield 2023-07-16

Hudson FK743

s/n
 FK743

Known Squadron Assignments: ;251

#251 Squadron. The crew of Hudson aircraft #FK 743 were engaged in a meteorological reconnaissance in the Reykjanes area of Iceland when they flew into high ground near Reykjavik last update: 2024-February-19
1945-March-27 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Edmondson DSO 2023-07-16
1945-March-27 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Maclaren Lincoln 2023-07-16
1945-March-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John James Yule 2023-07-16

Hudson FK758

s/n
 FK758

Known Squadron Assignments: ;269

Hudson aircraft #FK 758 went down off Keilisnes Point, Iceland. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-22 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Lorraine Forrester 2023-07-16
1943-November-22 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant David Macmillan 2023-07-16

Hudson FK759

s/n
 FK759

Known Squadron Assignments: ;521

#521 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FK 759 failed to return from a meteorological flight. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-October-28 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Edwin Lusk Ashbury 2023-07-28

Hudson FK767

s/n
 FK767

Known Squadron Assignments: ;161

#161 Squadron. Hudson IIIa aircraft #FK 767 crashed at Arlesey, Bedfordshire, England. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-28 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class David Stuart Gillander 2021-09-25

Hudson FK788

s/n
 FK788

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Sqn (Omnibus Ungulis) Montecorvino, Italy, Hudson IIIa aircraft #FK 788 was engaged in an air-sea rescue operation for missing #608 Sqn Hudson IIIa #FK 733 when it went down in the sea off Agnone, Italy.

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Aurele Roland Caron 2024-01-06
1944-January-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Geoffrey Doucet 2023-07-21
1944-January-30 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Joshua Smollan 2021-05-11

Hudson FK791

s/n
 FK791

Known Squadron Assignments: 269;209

#269 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FK 791 was on a transit flight from the United Kingdon to the Azores via Gibraltar when it encountered a severe electrical storm. The port engine failed, the aircraft went out of control and crashed near Mira, Portugal last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Philip Arthur Gallop 2024-01-19

Hudson FK804

s/n
 FK804

Known Squadron Assignments: ;608

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson aircraft #FK 804 lost off Sicily during operations. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-27 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Walter Harold Ferris 2023-07-22

Hudson N7239

s/n
 N7239

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Squadron (Alae Defundunt Africam). Hudson aircraft failed to return from an anti-sub patrol. Four of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1939-September-04 KIA RAF Flying Officer Earl Douglas Godfrey 2021-08-07

Hudson N7258

s/n
 N7258

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). Hudson I aircraft N7258 failed to return from shadowing the enemy battleship Scharnhorst. Three of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed.
last update: 2024-February-19
1940-April-12 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Andrew Hood McLaren DFC 2021-08-17

Hudson N7282

s/n
 N7282

Known Squadron Assignments: ;224

#224 Squadron (Fedele All Amico). Hudson aircraft lost in the North Sea while on anti- sub patrol. last update: 2024-February-19
1940-August-07 KIA RAF Flying Officer Roy Bruce Forbes 2021-08-06

Hudson N7298

s/n
 N7298

Known Squadron Assignments: ;224

#224 Squadron (Fedele All Amico). Hudson I aircraft #N 7298 lost during operations last update: 2024-February-19
1941-January-11 KIA RAF Sergeant William Robert Martin 2022-01-05

Hudson N7304

s/n
 N7304

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 (C) OTU

Hudson aircraft lost. According to RAF Commands the crew were:
William George ELLIOTT (747946) Wireless Op; Hubert William LEE (641880); Edward SALMONS (755504);
Malcolm Schofield SMITH (89356) Pilot; Robert James STRICKLAND (531876); Roderick Barker TAYLOR (40781)
last update: 2024-February-19
1941-May-04 KIA RAF Sergeant Hubert William Lee 2023-01-25

Hudson N7314

s/n
 N7314

Known Squadron Assignments: ;220

#220 Squadron (We Observe Unseen) Hudson I N7314 NR-B was returning from a convoy patrol and became trapped by fog over Northern England. Apparently attempting a forced landing, the aircraft hit a power line and crashed and the bomb load exploded, last update: 2024-February-19
1940-August-02 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Charles James Allsup 2021-11-02

Hudson N7333

s/n
 N7333

Known Squadron Assignments: ;206

#206 Squadron (Nihil Nos Effugit). Hudson aircraft lost in the North Sea.
last update: 2024-February-19
1940-December-20 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Richard Ward 2022-01-11

Hudson N7368

s/n
 N7368

Known Squadron Assignments: ;206

Hudson aircraft went down off the Dutch Coast while searching for a lost Hampden aircraft. last update: 2024-February-19
1940-July-04 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Selby Roger Henderson DFC 2021-08-09

Hudson N7377

s/n
 N7377

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Sqn (Ymlaen) RAF Sumburgh, Hudson I aircraft #N 7377 ZS-J believed shot down by German Luftwaffe "ace" Gordon Max "Mac" Gollob while on anti-submarine patrol over the North Sea near the Shetland Islands, Scotland. last update: 2024-February-19
1940-July-09 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Robert Munro Buchanan DFC 2023-09-15

Hudson N7400

s/n
 N7400

Known Squadron Assignments: ;206

#206 Squadron (Nihil Nos Effugit) Hudson aircraft was lost in the North Sea while on anti-sub patrol.
last update: 2024-February-19
1940-May-18 KIA RAF Leading Aircraftman John Leslie Durant 2021-08-04

Hudson P5129

s/n
 P5129

Known Squadron Assignments: ;269

#269 Squadron. Hudson aircraft lost off the Norwegian coast. last update: 2024-February-19
1940-September-28 KIA RAF Flying Officer Lionel Burton Emeno 2021-08-06

Hudson P5162

s/n
 P5162

Known Squadron Assignments: ;206

#206 Squadron (Nihi/ Nos Effugit). Hudson I aircraft #P 5162 failed to return from an anti-sub patrol. last update: 2024-February-19
1940-July-04 KIA RAF Pilot Officer James Elmer Mackinnon 2021-08-16

Hudson T9308

s/n
 T9308

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 (C) OTU

Hudson aircraft #T 9308 crashed into a house at Corby, near Carlisle. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-January-31 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Douglas Mcintosh Burgess 2023-01-25

Hudson T9320

s/n
 T9320

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 (C) OTU

#1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RNAS Eastleigh, Hudson I aircraft #T 9320 struck a balloon cable on take-off and crashed into a house on Nutbeem Road, Hampshire last update: 2024-February-19
1940-August-15 KIFA RAF Squadron Leader William George Allen Coulson 2024-05-04

Hudson T9322

s/n
 T9322

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 (C) OTU

Hudson aircraft #T 9322 crashed. The pilot overshot the landing at the aerodrome at Silloth. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-13 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Leo Gerard Belanger 2022-12-27
1943-January-13 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Douglas Whitham Sanderson 2023-01-25
1943-January-13 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer Gerald James Thomas Snoxell 2022-12-27
1943-January-13 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Franklin Charles Zurbrigg 2022-12-27

Hudson T9325

s/n
 T9325

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 (C) OTU

Hudson aircraft #T 9325 crashed in the dark at Egglescliffe, Yorkshire. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-29 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Arthur Haydn Fletcher 2023-01-25
1943-March-29 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Clyde Haist 2022-09-28
1943-March-29 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Douglas Victor Kaye 2021-08-11

Hudson T9352

s/n
 T9352

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5 (C) OTU

#5 Operational Training Unit. On the night of 29/30th October, 1943, Hudson T9352 took off from RAF Long Kesh, at 1944 hours, to carry out a night non-operational flight., to St Kilda via Barra Head and return to Portrush. W/T go was received at 2005 hours, but no other W/T was received until 2301 hours when a 3rd class fix was obtained giving a position 56.16N 07.50E. After this nothing further was heard from the aircraft, but later an aircraft was reported in the Oban district which might have been T9352. Searches for the missing aircraft over the next 48 hours produced no result.

source: Malcolm Deeley, Ulster Aviation Society

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-30 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Ross Baxter 2023-08-05
1943-October-30 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Earl Kitchener Maden 2021-09-09

Hudson T9353

s/n
 T9353

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1 (C) OTU

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft #T 9353 crashed in Solway Firth, off Silloth Scotland last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-11 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Claire Robinson 2023-01-25

Hudson T9378

s/n
 T9378

Known Squadron Assignments: ;6 (C) OTU

#6 Operational TrainingUnit. The pilot of Hudson aircraft # T 9378 undershot the approach atThornaby and crashed into some trees. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-17 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Clifford Mccormick Carkner 2024-01-04

Hudson T9385

s/n
 T9385
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 3 Training Command on 1 November 1941, for use by Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario. Still with T&DE when it struck trees and a telegraph pole 1 mile east of Mt. Grove, Ontario (about 60 miles south-west of Rockcliffe) at 13:45 on 13 December 1941, after loosing height due to double engine failure caused by severe icing. Classified as Category B, but apparently never repaired. To No. 1 Training Command for salvaging on 3 January 1942. Approval to scrap sent to No. 6 Repair Depot at Trenton. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1940-December-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1941-December-13 Accident: T& D Loc: Smith Falls Names: Beeston | Guthrie | Langille | Power | Smith
   1942-April-28 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 508

Hudson T9390

s/n
 T9390

Known Squadron Assignments: ;500

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #T 9390 missing from a daylight bombing operation last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-12 KIA RCAF LAC Joseph Molnar 2022-01-21

Hudson T9405

s/n
 T9405

Known Squadron Assignments: ;161

Unconfirmed Serial or Unit linked to Morgan OM
Took off from Tempsford at 21:10 in Hudson Mark III (Sqn code: MA-K Bomber Command) last update: 2024-February-19
1945-February-22 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant John Montague Hartman MiD 2023-09-18

Hudson T9414

s/n
 T9414

Known Squadron Assignments: ;279

#279 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #T 9414 crashed at Kinross, Scotland. Four of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-05 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Timothy Alphonse Pertus 2021-08-16

Hudson T9439

s/n
 T9439

Known Squadron Assignments: ;161

Took off from Tempsford at 14:00 in Hudson Mark III (Sqn code: MA-R Bomber Command). Got lost on Radio Navigational Cross-Country Exercise from Tempsford, returning via Cornwall. Force landed, North of Gothenburg, Sweden after weather deteriorated. Radio and compass not working correctly and crew got totally lost and believed they were of Irish coast, rather than Swedish coast. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-19 Interned RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class H F Bourdeau 2021-06-02
1944-April-19 Interned RCAF Sergeant Kenneth Edward Vear 2021-06-02

Hudson T9445

s/n
 T9445

Known Squadron Assignments: ;161

#161 (Special Duties) Squadron. Hudson III aircraft #T 9445 NA-O lost near Sarnre, Belgium whilst engaged in a special operation NORVIC to drop an agent over Germany. last update: 2024-February-19
1945-March-20 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Richard Ameen Nicholas Ferris 2023-08-22
1945-March-21 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Robert Gerald Hutton 2023-08-22
1945-March-21 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Allan Frayne Penhale 2021-08-16
1945-March-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Edward Traill 2022-01-15

Hudson T9449

s/n
 T9449

Known Squadron Assignments: Ferry Command;ATFERO

Lockheed Hudson III (#T9449) was one of five aircraft which took flight from Gander, the Dominion of Newfoundland, on 20 Feb 1941 on a delivery flight to England. There were three aircrew and one passenger aboard. Shortly after take-off and over the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Gander the oil supply to the Hudson’s starboard engine failed. The pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, attempted to shut down the engine and to feather the propeller (i.e.-the blades are rotated parallel to the airflow in order to reduce the drag if an engine fails) but found that it would not feather. The decision to head back to Gander was made, but then the port engine failed in a similar manner. Hudson T9449 crashed in trees near Seven Mile Pond Lake; the navigator, RAFVR Flying Officer William BIRD, and the radio operator, Radio Operator William SNAILHAM, died in the crash. last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1941-02-20 to 1941-02-20

() Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

(ATFERO) Atlantic Ferry Organization, Dorval Quebec. Lockheed Hudson III aircraft T9449 was one of five such aircraft which took flight from Gander, Newfoundland, 1941-02-20 for a trans-Atlantic delivery flight to England. There were three aircrew and one passenger aboard. Shortly after take-off, out over the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Gander the oil supply to the Hudson’s starboard engine failed. The pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, attempted to shut down the engine and feather the propeller (i.e. the propeller blades are rotated parallel to the airflow in order to reduce the drag if an engine fails) but found that it would not feather. The decision to head back to Gander was made, but then the port engine failed in a similar manner. Hudson T9449 crashed in trees at Seven Mile Pond Lake, near Musgrave Newfoundland.

Canadian civilian Radio Officer William Snailham and Navigator, Flying Officer William Bird (RAFVR) both died in the crash

Passenger Sir Frederick Banting KBE MC, initially survived the crash but died before the aircraft crash site could be located

The sole survivor of the crash was, American Civilian Pilot Captain J C Mackey

It took some five days after the crash of Hudson T9449 before search and rescue teams were able to find and reach the remote site

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 309

General The Loss of Flight T9449 - World War II

General Aviation Safety Network

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson III in Seven Mile Pond: 3 killed I ...


1941-February-20 KIFA Army Major Sir Frederick Grant Banting KBE MC 2023-01-23
1941-February-20 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer William Bird 2023-04-17
1941-February-20 Survived RAF Civilian Joseph Creighton Mackey 2023-01-27
1941-February-20 KIFA RAF Civilian William Snailham 2023-01-27

Hudson T9450

s/n
 T9450

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19

Ferry Flight 1941-02-19 to 1941-02-19

() (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

(ATFERO) Atlantic Ferry Organization, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson III aircraft crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from St Hubert, Quebec for a flight to Gander, Newfoundland with the loss of all aboard, cause unknown

Canadian civilian Radio Officer SH McCaughan, American Pilot Captain LA Jackson and American second Pilot G Christopher were all killed in this flying accident

General 3668262, Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search

General 4364318, The Montreal Gazette - Google News Archive Search

 


1941-February-19 KIFA RAF Civilian Pilot Christopher George 2023-01-20
1941-February-19 KIFA RAF Civilian Pilot Leigh Allyn Jackson 2023-01-23
1941-February-19 KIFA RAF Civilian Sherman H McCaughan 2023-01-23

Hudson T9463

s/n
 T9463

Known Squadron Assignments: ;161

Hudson # T9463 MA-L was found three miles north-east of Houffalize, near the south-east border of Belgium and Luxemburg. The crew were on their way home after dropping an agent near Armstadt to the south of Erfurt but a night fighter intercepted them. Detail provided by J.A. Galbraith, Ottawa, Ontario. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-27 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant George Henry Ash DFC 2023-08-08

Hudson T9464

s/n
 T9464

Known Squadron Assignments: ;269

#269 Squadron. P/O. Ebert lost his life when Hudson aircraft # T 9464 crashed one mile north-west of the aerodrome at Kaldadanes after both engines cut out.
last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer George Wilburt Henry Ebert 2023-07-16

Hudson V8983

s/n
 V8983

Known Squadron Assignments: ;24

#24 Squadron (In Omnia Parati) RAF Brize Norton, Hudson III aircraft #V 8983 crashed at Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England with the loss of everyone onboard. It had been on a VIP ferry flight from Hendon to Belfast to drop off some senior officers, and on the return journey it was once again carrying passengers from the Navy, Army and RAF as well as some civilians last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-30 KIA RAFVR Flight Lieutenant Philip Meyer Davis 2021-05-15

Hudson V8985

s/n
 V8985

Known Squadron Assignments: ;233

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). Hudson III aircraft #V 8985 crashed at Sierra Del Haus, Spanish Morocco. Flying Officer A.C. McCrady, Flight Sergeant E.M. Bowery and WO T.H. Currie were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-08 KIA RCAF Sergeant Edwin Maurice Bowery 2023-07-20
1942-November-08 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Thomas Hugh Currie 2024-06-05
1942-November-08 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alexander Curtis McCrady 2023-07-20
1942-November-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Kenneth Dean Rawson 2023-07-20

Hudson V8987

s/n
 V8987

Known Squadron Assignments: 279

#279 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #V 8987 crashed one mile east of St Eval, Cornwall. Flight Sergeant H.T. Farrer (RAAF), F/Os J.J. Holloman (RAAF), and L.W. Waters (RAAF) were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Dow Granger 2021-08-07

Hudson V9044

s/n
 V9044

Known Squadron Assignments: 279

#279 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #V 9044 went down in the sea ten miles north-east of Yarmouth, England, enemy action. FS J.J. Gendron was also killed and three of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Jules Gendron 2021-08-07
1943-February-04 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Joseph Slugoski 2021-07-28

Hudson V9052

s/n
 V9052

Known Squadron Assignments: 459 RAAF

#459 Australian Squadron. Hudson III aircraft #V 9052 GK-D shot down by Bf 110 on shipping strike in the Mediterranean. Pilot Officer FE Anderson (RCAF), Pilot Officer RR Kemp (RAF) Flight Sergeant GN Downward (RAF) and Flight Sergeant JC Aldred (RAF) missing. (D. Vincent) last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Frank Edgar Anderson 2021-08-21

Hudson V9069

s/n
 V9069
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot on 18 March 1943, following a crash. To Eastern Air Command on 24 June 1943. To workshop reserve at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 6 July 1943, following a crash. To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 15 July 1943 to 1 February 1944. To Eastern Air Command when completed, for use by a training unit. To storage on 22 May 1944. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 13 July 1944, for conversion to air-sea rescue configuration. To Western Air Command on 9 December 1944, for use by No. 122(K) Squadron at RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC. To No. 2 Technical Support Unit at Sea Island for radar modifications, 27 April to 13 June 1945. Back to Western Air Command when completed. To storage on 8 August 1946. Pending disposal from November 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-August-13 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-01 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Mitchell | Nichol | Sandberg | Stracey
1943-March-14 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Baxter | MacDonald | Maden | Morton | Sharpe | Taylor
1943-July-05 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ballard | Cavill
   1948-March-10 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2020-10-27
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 508

Hudson V9104

s/n
 V9104

Known Squadron Assignments: ;48

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft lost in the North Sea whilst engaged in an anti-sub patrol. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-September-26 KIA RAF Flying Officer Charles Eric Dewar 2021-08-04

Hudson V9109

s/n
 V9109

Known Squadron Assignments: 500

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #V 9109 went down in the sea off Lowestaff, England. FS Campbell and two RAF members of the crew died of motor boat injuries sustained during the rescue attempt. One RAF crew member missing believed killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-January-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ronald Fawcett Campbell 2023-12-14

Hudson V9111

s/n
 V9111

Known Squadron Assignments: 1404 Met Flt

#1404 Meteorological Flight. Hudson III aircraft #V 9111 flew into the ground during a sudden formation of excessive ground mist and low cloud. Three RAF airmen were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-04 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Bertram Gardner Finlay 2022-08-13

Hudson V9127

s/n
 V9127

Known Squadron Assignments: SGR/FTU;SoGR

RAF Ferry Training Unit Hudson III aircraft #V 9127 was operating with the visibility only twenty feet from the ground when he crashed at Brayspool, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire. Flying Officer D.C. Anderson (RAAF) and two RAF airmen were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19

Operational 1942-02-10 to 1942-02-10

1 (Coastal) (OT) OTU (RAF) RAF Honeybourne

#1(Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RAF Honeybourne, Worcestershire, England. Hudson III aircraft V 9127 on a training exercise, took off in good weather, but conditions changed during flight, such that the the crew was flying in poor visibility only twenty feet from the ground when the aircraft crashed into high ground at Brayspool, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire, Wales, killing the entire crew

It is possible the aircraft was also struck by lightning when it flew through a period of hail and thunder shortly before the crash

Flight Sergeant GR Duncan (RCAF), Flying Officer DC Anderson (RAAF), Sergeant JH Harker (RAFVR) and Sergeant R Hodgson (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

General Air Crew Remembered

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General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...


1942-February-10 KIFA RAAF Flying Officer David Campbell Anderson 2023-01-18
1942-February-10 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gordon Robert Duncan 2023-01-18
1942-February-10 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant John Hammond Harker 2023-01-18
1942-February-10 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Ronald Hodgson 2023-01-18

Hudson V9155

s/n
 V9155

Known Squadron Assignments: 161

#161 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #V 9155 was shot down over Holland whilst dropping two agents and supplies to a resistance organization. Three of the crew and one agent, all not Canadians, were also killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-01 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Warren Macaulay Hale 2022-09-28

Hudson V9171

s/n
 V9171
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments: ;36

Accepted by EAC for use at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Destroyed in crash on 18 March 1943, while with No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. At least one fatality. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 22 March 1943 for write off. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-August-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-27
1943-March-18 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Morristown South Of Berwick Nova Scotia Names: Banks | Gaha | Moran | Ryan
   1943-May-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1943-March-18 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Harry Geoffrey Banks 2023-01-01
1943-March-18 KIFA RAAF Pilot Officer Francis Clive Gaha 2023-01-01
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 508

Hudson V9172

s/n
 V9172

Known Squadron Assignments: 459 RAAF

#459 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #V 9172 Offensive shipping recco CAPE AZZAZ TO TAIFA ROCKS. Failed to return last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-16 KIA RCAF Sergeant Murray Edward Greer 2022-01-20

Hudson V9195

s/n
 V9195

Known Squadron Assignments: ;519

#519 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #V 9195 was on a long-range meteorological flight when it developed engine trouble and ditched north-east of the Shetland Islands. last update: 2024-February-19
1944-October-10 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ross Wellington Akey 2023-07-22
1944-October-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Blair 2023-08-24
1944-October-10 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Norman McNulty 2021-08-17

Hudson V9223

s/n
 V9223
m/d
 L‑214

Known Squadron Assignments:

To No. 4 Repair Depot on 16 July 1943, for salvage following a crash. Damage revised to Category B, to Clarke Ruse Aircraft for repairs on 21 July 1943. No record that repairs were completed. To No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for disposal. Pending disposal with Eastern Air Command from 25 August 1944. Noted in storage at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 25 March 1946. last update: 2024-February-19
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1942-August-07 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-July-10 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Ede | Sturtridge | Winning
   1947-February-12 Struck off Strength Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 1968 508

Hudson V9253

s/n
 V9253

Known Squadron Assignments: ;53

No.53 Squadron. Date: November 10th, 1942. Approx 1030 GMT (06.30 local). Location: approx 107nm East of Edinburgh Field, Trinidad. Aircraft: Lockheed Hudson Mk.III, V9253, PZ-L. Fatalities Pilot: F/Sgt. Ronald Rasleigh Sillcock, AUS. 400840. Observer: Sgt. Patrick George Nelson, NZ. 411726. WOP/AG: Sgt. Robert Millar, RAFVR. 1057521. WOP/AG: Sgt. William Skinner, RAFVR. 1310678 last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-10 MIA RAFVR Sergeant Robert Millar 2023-02-13
1942-November-10 MIA RNZAF Sergeant Patrick George Nelson 2023-02-15
1942-November-10 MIA RAAF Flight Sergeant Ronald Rashleigh Sillcock 2023-02-16
1942-November-10 KIA RAF Sergeant William Skinner 2023-02-16

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