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    Wondering if anyone can shed light on this aircraft's history. Baugher's site indicates it flew into high ground near Wilmington, NY Feb 8, 1943. Thanks. Darrell

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    Hello Darrell,

    I do not know if this can be of any assistance to you, Years ago (1970's) the late Cpt. Roy Benwell (BOAC) co author of ‘In Brave Company’ with Bill Chorley, gave me a hand written copy of notes from crash cards on Hudson’s when he brought in the VC10 to Auckland.

    The notes on Hudson 235 were as follows:-

    FH235
    Manufacturers Serial No. 6526
    Formerly: - Bu41- 37037
    Crashed in Transit.
    Cat E/FA 26.5.42

    Its past was with: - 20 MU; OAPU (Overseas Preparation Unit); OADU (Overseas Dispatch Unit) West Africa.

    Best of luck,
    Digger.

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    Thanks Digger. I have this a/c as Bu41- 37036. It was involved in a mishap in Newfoundland in March 1942 and salvaged. I'm unsure but presume it was being ferried oveseas at the time.

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    Hit Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, New York State in snow storm. Killed: Sgt A.M. HARRIS - 656550 - buried Montréal/Québec and F/Sgt R.C. BROOKS - R/82990 - buried Ottawa/Ontario.
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    Hello Henk,

    Thanks very much for this information, appreciated for my files,
    Digger

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