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BW381

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 from 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 date: 14 March 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW382

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength, paper transfer only

 

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 date: 16 April 1942 - Struck off

BW383

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 21 April 1944 - Struck off

BW384

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 19:50 on 15 March 1942.  Arrived at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs on 25 March 1942, ownership transferred to No. 4 RD on 27 March 1942.  Had 156:50 logged time.  To Eastern Air Command on 10 November 1942.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft on 20 May 1942.  May have been planned for use as instructional airframe, but was struck off without ever returning to service.  On the books of No. 17 Aircraft Inspection Detachment when written off.  Only one engine written off, the other was presumably salvageable.

 

last date: 7 April 1943 - Struck off

BW399

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength

 

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.  Pending disposal from 1 April 1946.  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.

 

last date: 23 December 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW400

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 19 December 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW401

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 December 1941 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 P/O J.A. Bursill (or Bursil?), RAAF; P/O 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 date: 12 November 1942 - Struck off

BW402

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 17 September 1943.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs, 30 November 1943.  Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 December 1943 for write off.  Allocated to No. 21 Repair Depot on 3 April 1944 for scrapping.

 

last date: 6 November 1944 - Struck off

BW403

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Noted on 12 February 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 Operational Training Unit at the time.  Noted on 16 February 1942 as on loan from RAF to Home War Establishment.  With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, in 1942.  One of several Hudsons detached by this Squadron to Chatham, NB in September 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 September 1942.  With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Stations Torbay, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, NS, c. 1943 to 1944.  Coded "S".  Pending disposal from 11 September 1944, when it was noted with Western Hemisphere Organization.  Stored by No. 4 Repair Depot, where it was noted with 1174:30 total time, never overhauled.  Sold to Ambrose Aviation of White Plains, New York.

 

last date: 14 August 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW404

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 21 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW405

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 04:05 on 25 April 1942.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 4 May to 5 September 1942.  Had 161:25 logged time when it arrived.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 2 November 1942, following another crash.  To Clarke Ruse for crash repairs again on 9 November 1942.  To Eastern Air Command on 10 May 1943, for use by a training unit.  Airframe to storage at No. 4 Repair Depot on 8 February 1944, pending allocation to a contractor.  Still there when scrapped.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW406

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 2 January 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW407

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 6 November 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW408

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 22 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW410

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 August 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

Crashed at 17:25 on 11 December 1942, while taking off from No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB, en route back to No. 36 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Greenwood, NS.  Pilot F/L Richards and one of two passengers killed.

 

last date: 16 April 1943 - Struck off

BW412

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.  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 date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW423

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 June 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.

 

last date: 9 May 1946 - Struck off

BW430

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.  Pending disposal again from 20 August 1948.  Noted with 889:35 total time while in storage, date not clear.

 

last date: 13 December 1948 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW431

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 22 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW432

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  Category B damage at Aylesford, NS (about 7 miles north east of Greenwood) on 16 January 1943, in a gear up forced landing.  Reported by No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS.  Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 19 January 1943, delivered there on 29 January 1943.  To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 1 February to 10 June 1943.  To Eastern Air Command when completed.  Category A crash on 21 August 1943.  To No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 September 1943, for inspection and report.  Declared beyond further aeronautical value.  Scrapped at no. 4 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 5 February 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW433

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  Destroyed in Category A crash at Debert aerodrome at 22:16 on 4 May 1942.  To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 7 May 1942, for scrapping.

 

last date: 23 July 1942 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW434

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 2 February 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW436

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 2 February 1944 - Struck off

BW437

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.

 

last date: 14 August 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW438

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 22 November 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW439

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 August 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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, and awaiting allotment to repair contractor.  Scrapped there.

 

last date: 16 May 1944 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW441

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 16 December 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW442

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 June 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 6 November 1944 - Struck off

BW443

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 5 March 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW444

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 1 June 1942 - Struck off

BW447

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.  With No. 113 (BR) Squadron at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942.  Coded "BT*T".  Application for write off submitted from No. 4 Repair Depot on 11 January 1943.

 

last date: 22 May 1943 - Struck off

BW448

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft at Moncton, NB for crash repairs on 13 January 1944.  To No. 21 Repair Depot for scrapping on 3 April 1944.

 

last date: 6 November 1944 - Struck off

BW449

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.  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 date: 12 January 1943 - Struck off

BW450

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 March 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 6 September 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW451

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 28 July 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW452

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 27 June 1947 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW453

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 while attempting to land in bad weather.  Pilot A/F/S Johnson and 3 other crew killed.  Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 26 February 1943 for write off.

 

last date: 26 April 1943 - Struck off

BW454

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 2 February 1943 - Struck off, reported scrapped

BW456

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 16 March 1942 - Taken on strength by No. 3 Training Command

 

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 date: 19 December 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW457

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 17 February 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books.  To workshop reserve at no. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 13 November 1942.  Scrapped by No. 4 Repair Depot.

 

last date: 19 January 1943 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce

BW458

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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.  To Clarke Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs, 2 July 1943 to 29 February 1944.  To Eastern Air command when completed.  Converted to Cyclone G202A engines by 29 February 1944.  To No. 1 Training Command on 24 April 1944.  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, still pending disposal.  Noted with 317:10 total time while in storage.  To civil register as CF-FGI.

 

last date: 23 December 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.

BW460

Lockheed

 

Hudson

Mk. III

 

 

L-214

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 28 January 1942 - Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command

 

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 date: 26 May 1948 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for disposal.


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