Thanks, yes, very hard to say, it would have been great if the makers hallmarked & dated all their wings!
I'll write this because it was a US made aircraft
The RAAF Hudson pilot worked with me, Tom used to bring in his log book and go through each mission, one day he said "oh I forgot about that, we were on an anti sub patrol, switched fuel tanks just off the coast and both engines stopped, we dropped depth charges and had just enough altitude to make a forced landing in a swamp. Everyone was ok, we strung up an antenna and the RO contacted Darwin, they said the Navy will get us in three days. I asked him to get a screwdriver and take the clock out for me.......... I still have it, do you want it?" (You can guess my answer) The next day he came in and gave me the clock, his wings and photos of the aircraft taken a few months later when he flew over on another Hudson........ the clock was U/S, I'm an instrument maker and made a new winding shaft, fitted a new knob cleaned the face, re-painted the hands and had it serviced by a friend.
Tom died a few years later, I contacted his daughter but she didn't know where his log book was.
Edited by Flightpath, 06 August 2017 - 11:53 PM.