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The Lockheed Hudson served with 39 RAF Squadrons, operating first as maritime patrol aircraft with Coastal Command, operating against German submarines and shipping. It later served as a transport aircraft, flew meteorological research flights, fought in the Middle East and Far East and served as a target towing and anti-aircraft calibration aircraft. The Hudson also served in large numbers with the RAAF, RNZAF and RCAF.

RAF Squadrons

Sqn

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

Duty

8

 

 

 

 

VI

VI

 

Maritime Patrols, East Africa

24

I, V, exact date unclear

 

 

Communications

48

 

 

III, V

V, VI

VI

 

 

Coastal Command

53

 

 

V

V, III

III

 

 

Coastal Command

59

 

 

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

 

 

 

Coastal Command

62

 

 

 

III, VI

III, VI

 

 

Bomber, Far East

117

 

 

 

VI

VI

 

 

Transport

139

 

 

III

III

 

 

 

Bomber, Far East

161

 

 

 

 

III V

III V

III V

Special ops

163

 

 

 

IIIA, VI

 

 

 

Transport

194

 

 

 

VI

VI

 

 

Transport Far East

200

 

 

III, IV, V

III, IV, V

 

 

 

Anti-submarine, West Africa

203

 

 

 

II, III

 

 

 

Reconnaissance, Eastern Mediterannean

206

 

I-V

I-V

I-V

 

 

 

Coastal Command

216

 

 

 

III, VI

III, VI

 

 

Transport and casualty evacuation

217

 

 

 

III, VI

III, VI

 

 

Anti-submarine, Ceylon

220

I, III, VI

I, III, VI

I, III, VI

I, III, VI

 

 

 

Coastal Command

224

I, III

I, III

I, III, V

V

 

 

 

Coastal Command

231

 

 

 

 

 

VI

VI

Transport

233

I, II, III, V

I, II, III, V

I, II, III, V

I, II, III, V

I, II, III, V

I, II, III, V

 

Coastal Command

251

 

 

 

 

 

III

III

Air-sea rescue, Iceland

267

 

III, IV, V

III, IV, V

III, IV, V

III, IV, V

 

 

Transport, Mediterranean

269

 

I

I, II, III

II, III

II, III

II, III, V

V

Coastal Command
Scotland 39-41
Iceland 41-44
Air-sea rescue 44-45

271

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

Transport

279

 

 

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

 

Air-sea rescue

285

 

 

I

I

 

 

 

Target towing for anti-aircraft cooperation

287

 

 

III

III

 

 

 

Target towing for anti-aircraft cooperation

288

 

 

III

III

 

 

 

Target towing for anti-aircraft cooperation

289

 

 

III

III

 

 

 

Target towing for anti-aircraft cooperation

320

 

I, II, III

I, II, III

I, II, III, VI

VI

 

 

Coastal Command

353

 

 

 

III

III

III, VI

 

Transport, India

357

 

 

 

 

 

III

III

Special Duties, India

500

 

 

III, V

III, V

III, V

III, V

 

Coastal Command

512

 

 

 

 

IIIA

 

 

Transport

517

 

 

 

 

III

 

 

Meteorological

519

 

 

 

 

III

III

III

Meteorological

520

 

 

 

 

III

III

III

Meteorological

521

 

 

 

III

III, V

III, V

III, V

Meteorological

608

 

 

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

III, V, VI

 

Coastal Command then North Africa

RAAF

Sqn

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

Duty

1   I I I       Bomber-reconnaissance, Malaya, Singapore, Java
2     I, III I, III I, III     Australia, Singapore, New Guinea
6     IV IV       Papua New Guinea
7     IV ?       Darwin, Bairnsdale
8   III III III       Bomber-reconnaissance, Malaya, Singapore, Java
13   II II II II II   Darwin June 1940-7 December 1941
Laha (Ambon): 7 December-31 January 1942
Darwin: 31 January 1942-
Ambon (central Indonesia island), Namlea, Darwin, Koepang (Timor)
14   IV IV IV       Australia
23               Dates unclear, maritime patrols off east coast of Australia
24   Y Y Y      

Type unknown, October 1940-January 1942

Rabaul, three Hudsons December 1941

32       III, IV III, IV     New Guinea
38         Y Y   Transport, Australia
459      

III, VI

III, VI

III, VI

 

Maritime Patrol, North Africa

RCAF

Sqn

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

Duty

11 I I I, III III III III   Anti-submarine, East Coast, Canada
113       I, III       Anti-submarine, East Coast, Canada
119       III III III   Anti-submarine, East Coast, Canada
120     I         Anti-submarine, West Coast, Canada
145       I, II I, II     Newfoundland

407

 

 

I, III, V

III, V

V, VI

 

 

Coastal Command

RNZAF

Sqn

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

Duty

1                
2                
3                
4                
9                
40               Transport
41               Transport
Lockheed Hudson Aircraft in WWII, Andrew Hendrie, Crowood Press. A look at the development of the Hudson, and its career with the RAF, USAAF, RNZAF and RAAF. Covers the anti-submarine and anti-shipping uses of the Hudson, as well at its role in Air-Sea Rescue and special operations. The text is supported by a good collection of first hand accounts. cover cover cover

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 May 2008), Lockheed Hudson Squadrons , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_lockheed_hudson_squadrons.html

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