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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

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List only just started - many more to add - they may even be in the Year Listing and not yet transferred

Date

Air Force

A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
24th January 1955
USN
A-4 Skyhawk BuNo.137815
1KA2
 
Crashed during high-speed run near Victorville, CA.
James B. Verdin killed when chute failed to open following ejection. until 1973. Douglas
5th August 1964
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149578
NK 411
  hit by AAA Vn Lieutenant Junior Grade Everett Alvarez was forced to eject. A rescue attempt failed and the North Vietnamese captured him.
FIRST USN POW
Douglas
19th August 1964
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150033 VA-55 Warhorses lost in an operational accident pilot ejected and was recovered   Douglas
23rd November 1964
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151037 VA-55 Warhorses lost in an operational accident pilot ejected and was recovered   Douglas
7th February 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 150075 VA-155 / USS Coral Sea Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam Lt. Edward A. Dickson ejected - parachute not seen (KIA)   Douglas
11th February 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149572
NL 3??
VA-153
USS Coral Sea
shot down by North Vietnamese AAA Lieutenant W. T. Majors ejected over sea and was recovered   Douglas
26th March 1965
USN
A-4E 150130

NP 2??

VA-212 /CVA-19 USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam Cdr. K. L. Shugart ejected   Douglas
29th March  1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150078
NL 505
VA-155
Silver Foxes

USS Coral Sea
shot down by North Vietnamese AAA Commander  Jack  H. Harris was rescued   Douglas
3rd or 13th April 1965
USN
A-4C 148557
NP 6??
VA-216 /CVA-19 USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. Raymond A Vohden ejected (POW) Douglas
9th April 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148481
NL 3??
VA-153
USS Coral Sea
shot down by North Vietnamese AAA Lieutenant Commander C. H. McNeil ejected - rescued   Douglas
20th April 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149507

NE 204

VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway own Mk-81 bomb, North Vietnam Lt. P. N. Butler ejected (POW) Douglas
11th May 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148489  VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway non combat, Vietnam Pilot ejected   Douglas
2nd June 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151144 VA-23 / USS Midway over sea Lt. (jg) David M. Christian seen to eject - no parachute   Douglas
2nd June 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151161

NE 3??

VA-23 / CVA-41 USS Midway small arms fire, North Vietnam Lt. J. B. McKamey ejected (POW) Douglas
3rd June 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148577

NE 2??

VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway AAA, Laos Lt. R. P. Ilg ejected   Douglas
15th July 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149576 NL 308 VA-153
USS Coral Sea
shot down by North Vietnamese AAA Lieutenant A. J. Bennett ejected and was recovered   Douglas
28th July 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 149962

NE 3??

VA-23 / CVA-41 USS Midway own Mk-82 bomb, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) G. R. Townsend ejected    
12th August 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150067
NL 507
VA-155
Silver Foxes
USS Coral Sea
AAA

North Vietnam

Lt. W. T. Fidelibus ejected - rescued   Douglas
13th August 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148564

NE 2??

VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway AAA, North Vietnam Lt. W. E. Newman ejected   Douglas
24th August 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149490

NE 2??

VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway small arms or AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) R. M. Brunhaver ejected (POW) Douglas
6th September 1965
USN
A-E Skyhawk 152042

AH 475

VA-164 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Lt. J. L. Burton ejected   Douglas
9th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151134

AH 352

VA-163 CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Cdr. James B. Stockdale
Commander Air Wing 16
(POW)
Douglas
10th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 149991 VA-155 / USS Coral Sea AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. Wendell B. Rivers ejected (POW) Douglas
13th September 1965
USN
A-4 Skyhawk 149999 VA-72 A/C struck by small arms fire Bleeper heard LTJG Joe
Russell Mossman
probable ejection
MIA

photo via
Skyhawk Association

Douglas
20th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151115

AG 313

 VA-72 /CVA-19 USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) J. R. Harris ejected   Douglas
31st October 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151173

AH 466

VA-164 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. Trent R. Powers ejected (POW - DIC)   Douglas
1st November 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151142

AG 409

 VA-86 / CVA-62 USS Independence AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. B. V. Wheat   Douglas
November 7, 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150071 AH 343 VA-163 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany Badly damaged by AAA, aircraft caught fire during strike against Surface to Air Missile sites south of Nam Dinh, North Vietnam. Continued attack, awarded the Silver Star Lieutenant Commander Charles G. Wack  ejection was successful and he was recovered   Douglas
13th November 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151067

AH 340

 

VA-163
The Saints
CVA-34 USS Oriskany
AAA, North Vietnam Cdr. Harry T. Jenkins Jr. The Saint's CO ejected (POW) Douglas
17th November 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151083

AH 350

VA-163 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. Roy H.Bowling ejected (POW)   Douglas
22nd December 1965
USN
A-4C     Vn Wendell Reed Alcorn Douglas
22nd December 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149562

NG 414

 VA-94 / CVAN-65 USS Enterprise AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) W. L. Shankel ejected (POW) Douglas
25th January 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152021 VA-55 Warhorses lost in an operational accident pilot ejected and was recovered   Douglas
31st January 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152066
NK 407
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam Lieutenant Commander S. G. Chumley ejected and was rescued   Douglas
7th February 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Capt Render Crayton    
17th March 1966
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       Cdr Frederick C. Baldock Douglas
20th March 1966
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       Capt James A. Mulligan Douglas
17th April 1966
USN
A-4 Skyhawk BuNo.151058 VA-56
USS Enterprise
struck by AAA LCDR V.G. Hough ejected and was recovered.   Douglas
20th April 1966
USN
A-4C Skyhawk   VA-113 It is believed he was captured and died of his wounds a few days later Cdr. John Abbott ejected at about 500 knots

POW DIC

Douglas
23rd April 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152025
NK 404
VA-55 Warhorses hot down by AAA anti-aircraft over South Vietnam Lieutenant Commander O. A. Gray ejected and was rescued   Douglas
30th April 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151145
NK 406
VA-55 Warhorses shot down over Laos Lieutenant J. S. Buzby ejected and was rescued.   Douglas
1st June 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151057 VA-55 Warhorses lost in an operational accident pilot ejected and was recovered   Douglas
10th June 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 15085 VA-163
AW-16
USS Oriskany
En route to Vietnam - engine fire following refuel LCdr John I. Miles ejected
[personal testimony]
RAPAC
15th June 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152063
NK 403
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam Capt Theodore F. Kopfman
POW
Douglas
17th June 1966
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149528 NP 693 VA-216 CVA-19 USS Hancock  AAA, North Vietnam LT Paul E. Galanti ejected (POW) Douglas RAPEC
4th July  1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151026 VA-155
Silver Foxes
shot down by North Vietnamese gunboat AAA Lieutenant N. E. Holben was rescued   Douglas
15th July 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151024
NK 410
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam Lieutenant J. Connell ejected and was captured. POW Died while in captivity Douglas
23rd July 1966
7:30 a.m.

USN
A-4E Skyhawk Bu.No.152100
AH/301
VA-163
AW-16
USS Oriskany
AAA over Gulf of Tonkin during Alpha Strike Cdr. Wynn Foster ejected after being seriously injured RAPAC
24th July 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150040
NK 415
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam Lieutenant E. L. Foss ejected and was rescued   Douglas
28th July 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       LCdr George P. McSwain   Douglas
7th August 1966
USN
A-4B Skyhawk BuNo145040
 VA-15
CVS-11. WestPac
 
Ops loss aboard CVS-11. WestPac, Contact with sea, cause unknown LCDR Richard "Moose" Allen Moran   Douglas
27th August  1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150079 VA-163 lost in an operational accident pilot was recovered did pilot eject ?? Douglas
4th October 1966
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147737
NE 224
Redcocks AAA over North Vietnam Capt Donald R. Burns ejected, was captured by the North Vietnamese Douglas
23rd October  1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150072 VA-163 lost in an operational accident pilot was recovered did pilot eject ?? Douglas
1st November 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Cdr Allan R. Carpenter  
21st December 1966
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       Cdr Dan Glenn  
13th January 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk Bu No 151158
 
 
VA-23, Coral Sea
 
anti aircraft fire about 20 miles south of Than Hoa Capt Michael P. Cronin  
15th January 1967


USMC

A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151168
NE 346
VA-23
Black Knights
shot down by North Vietnamese antiaircraft fire - Triple A Lt. (jg) Daniel Hagan Moran, Jr., ejected successfully, was Killed in Action Douglas
11th March 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Capt Ernest M. Moore Douglas
18th May 1967
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       Capt Robert J. Naughton  
26th May 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Capt Read B. Mecleary Douglas
30th May 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Capt James P. Mehl Douglas
31st May 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Capt Arvin R. Chauncey  
30th June 1967
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       Capt John M. McGrath Douglas
9th July 1967
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       VAdm Edward H. Martin Douglas
12th July  1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150102 VA-163 lost in an operational accident pilot was recovered did pilot eject ?? Douglas

14th July 1967


USN

A-4C Skyhawk

      RAdm R. Byron Fuller Douglas
15th July 1967
USN
    VA 164 anti-aircraft fire near Phu Ly in Nam Ha Province, North Vietnam LCDR Richard D. Hartman ejected safely
Captured
POW did not return
  Douglas
20th  July 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150097
AH 312
VA-163 shot down by AAA fire during a combat mission over North Vietnam Lieutenant R. W. Kuhl ejected and was recovered   Douglas
 1st or 4th August1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150052 AH 313 VA-163 shot down by SAM  over North Vietnam Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph C. Bisz ejected but was either KIA or was captured by the enemy and died in captivity shortly thereafter   Douglas
2nd August 1967
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149632 VA-55 Warhorses lost in an operational accident pilot ejected and was recovered   Douglas
31st August 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152058 AH 315   shot down by a SAM during a combat mission over North Vietnam Lt. Jg David J. Carey ejected and was captured Douglas
31st August 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149975 AH 310   shot down by a SAM during a combat mission over North Vietnam Lieutenant Commander H. A. Stafford ejected and was captured   Douglas
31st August 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo.151991 VA-164 aircraft was struck by SAM LtCdr. Richard Clark "Dick" Perry ejected but lost in water

photo via
Skyhawk Association

Douglas
10th September  1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150047   lost in an operational accident pilot was recovered did pilot eject ?? Douglas
3rd October 1967
USN
A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142114
AK-102
lost to AAA in North Vietnam   Lieutenant Junior Grade A. D. Perkins was recovered Douglas
25th January 1968
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150057 NL 312 VA-153 shot down by North Vietnamese SAM Commander T. E. Woodcock ejected and was recovered   Douglas
23rd September 1968
USN
A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155015
NP 507
  shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam. Cdr Dale H. Osborne
POW
[personal testimony]
Douglas
23rd September 1968
USN
A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 155011
NP 511
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam Lieutenant D. J. Wright ejected and was rescued.   Douglas
26th October 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150059
NL 501
VA-155
Silver Foxes
shot down by a SAM over North Vietnam Commander Verlyne W. Daniels ejected and was captured by the North Vietnamese Douglas
26th October 1967
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Hon John S. McCain Douglas
17th November 1967
USN
A-4C Skyhawk       Capt W. Denver Key Douglas
3rd January 1968
USN
A-4C Skyhawk    

 

  Capt Edward D. Estes Douglas
14th March 1970
USN
A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155010
NP 501
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over Laos Lieutenant Junior Grade P. A. Schranz ejected and was rescued   Douglas
8th March 1972
USN
A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154205
NP 502
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over Laos Commander G. D. Fenzi ejected and was rescued   Douglas
27th May 1972
USN
A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 155048
NP 512
VA-55 Warhorses shot down by AAA anti-aircraft over North Vietnam Capt Thomas B. Latendresse ejected and was captured
POW
Douglas
27th May 1972
USN
A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154197 VA-55 Warhorses lost in an operational accident pilot ejected and was recovered   Douglas
11th July 1972
USN
A-4E or F?

Skyhawk

BuNo. 155046
NP 501
VA-55 Warhorses hot down by a surface to air missile over North Vietnam. Capt Henry D. Lesesne ejected and was captured
POW
Douglas
2nd October 1991
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 150073 VFA-126 Crashed into the Pacific Ocean 100km off San Diego Cdr. John "Bug" Roach ejected but was killed when his chute failed to deploy Escapac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
USN
            Douglas
 
USN
            Douglas
 
USN
            Douglas

A-4B BuNo. 144997 was destroyed in 1968 when LT. Dave Dollarhide ejected following an engine failure. The "Clansmen" were flying A-Bs due to the loss of their "E"s in the Forrestal Fire.


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  • October 24, 1967:
    A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149963 AH 311 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire during a combat mission over North Vietnam. The pilot Lieutenant Junior Grade R. A. Foulks successfully ejected and was recovered.

     
  • October 26, 1967:
    A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149959 AH 300 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) during a combat mission over North Vietnam. The pilot Lieutenant Commander John S. McCain III, successfully ejected and was made Prisoner of War.

     


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  • April 20, 1965:
    The VA-22 Fighting Redcocks participated in its first combat operations since the Korean War and on April 20, suffered its first aircraft loss. VA-22 Fighting Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149507 side number NE 204 was shot down by his own Mark 81 bombs exploding. The pilot, Lieutenant Phillip N. Butler successfully ejected, was captured by the North Vietnamese and made Prisoner of War.

     
  • June 3, 1965:
    Lieutenant Raymond P. Ilg (later Vice Admiral) in his A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148577 was shot down by triple A fire while on an armed road reconnaissance mission over northern Laos. He successfully ejected and, following three days of evading capture deep inside enemy territory, was rescued by a helicopter.

     
  • August 13, 1965:
    Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148564 side number NE 207 was shot down by Triple A fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant W. E. Newman, was rescued.

     
  • August 24, 1965:
    Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149490 side number NE 211 was shot down by Triple A fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade R. M. Brunhaver successfully ejected, was captured by the North Vietnamese and was made Prisoner of War.


     
  • September 17, 1966:
    Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148488 side number NE 200 was shot down by Triple A fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade R. A. Hegstrom, was rescued.

     


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  • November 11, 1966:
    Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147718 was lost in a non-combat accident. The pilot was recovered.


     
  • December 27, 1966:
    Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149641 was lost in a non-combat accident. The pilot was recovered.

     
  • January 4, 1967:
    Redcock A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 150584 side number NE 233 was shot down by Triple A fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade J. M. Hayes was rescued.





    May 6, 1972:
    Redcock A-7E Corsair BuNo. 156879 side number NL 313 was shot down by Surface to Air Missile over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant M. B. Wiles successfully ejected, was captured by the North Vietnamese and was made Prisoner of War.


     
  • June 25, 1972:
    Redcock A-7E Corsair BuNo. 157437 side number NL 311 was shot down by triple A fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant G. R. Shumway was never heard from again - Missing in Action.


     

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  • June 2, 1965:
    Black Knight A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151161 side number NE 349 was shot down by North Vietnamese gun fire. The pilot, Lieutenant J. B. McKamey, ejected successfully, was captured by the North Vietnamese and made Prisoner of War.

    July 28, 1965:
    Black Knight A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 149962 side number NE 341 was shot down by his own Mark-82 bomb exploding. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade G. R. Townsend, Jr. ejected successfully and was rescued.



    January 13, 1967:
    Black Knight A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151158 side number NE 345 was shot down by North Vietnamese antiaircraft fire - Triple A. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade M. P. Cronin, ejected successfully, was captured by the North Vietnamese and made Prisoner of War.

    January 15, 1967:
    Black Knight A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151168 side number NE 346 was shot down by North Vietnamese antiaircraft fire - Triple A. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade D. H. Moran Jr., ejected successfully, but was Killed in Action.




    July 29, 1969:
    VA-23 Black Knight A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154184 was lost in a non-combat accident. The pilot was rescued.

     

 


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  • February 9, 1966:
    Lieutenant Commander J. L. Snyder, United States Navy, flying A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149557, side number NF 546, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) over North Vietnam. Commander McCormick ejected and was rescued.

     
  • February 14, 1966:
    Lieutenant Junior Grade J. C. Durham, United States Navy, flying A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 149552, side number NF 543, was shot down by ground fire over Laos. Lieutenant Durham ejected and was rescued.


     
  • December 21, 1966:
    Lieutenant Junior Grade D. E. Glenn, United States Navy, flying A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148507, side number NH 303, was shot down by AAA anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam. Lieutenant Glenn ejected, was captured and made Prisoner-Of War.



     
  • January 5, 1968:
    Commander R. J. Schweitzer, United States Navy, flying A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152074, side number NH 304, was shot down by AAA anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam. Commander Schweitzer ejected, was captured and made Prisoner-Of War.

     
  • January 5, 1968:
    A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 151055, side number NH 3?? was lost in an operational accident. The pilot was recovered.

     
  • March 13, 1968:
    Lieutenant R. E. Curtis, United States Navy, flying A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152088, side number NH 300, was shot down by ground fire over Laos. Lieutenant Curtis ejected and was rescued.


     

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  • August 13, 1969:
    A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 152003, side number NF 504 was lost in during a cat shot. The pilot, LT Bill Easterlin, was recovered.


     
  • June 7, 1970:
    A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154215, side number NF 5?? was lost in an operational accident. The pilot was recovered.
     

 


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    • December 22, 1965:
      Roadrunner A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148305 NG 705 was shot down by anti aircraft fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Lieutenant Junior Grade W. R. Alcorn successfully ejected and was captured and made Prisoner of War.

       
    • January 14, 1966:
      Roadrunner A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147753 NG 713 was shot down by his own snake-eye bomb over Laos. The pilot , Lieutenant Junior Grade S. B. Jordan successfully ejected and was recovered.

       
    • March 20, 1966:
      Roadrunner A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148313 NG 703 was shot down by anti aircraft fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Commander J. A. Mulligan successfully ejected and was captured and made Prisoner of War.

       
    • May 23, 1966:
      Roadrunner A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 147762 NG 712 was shot down by anti aircraft fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, Ensign K. W. Leuffen successfully ejected and was recovered.

       


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    • August 20, 1968:
      Lieutenant DeFillipo flying Roadrunner A-4C Skyhawk BuNo. 148470 while returning from a strike on North Vietnam, collided with his Skipper Commander E. H. Brooks. The two Skyhawks made it back to Intrepid where Skipper Brooks managed to make it into the barrier. DeFillipo stooged about and after losing hydraulics and electronics and with the engine coming apart - eject ten miles in front of Intrepid. An alert crewman saw the chute and minutes later the Angel plucked DeFillipo safely from the drink, The Skipper's Skyhawk was cannibalized and later scrapped.




       

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    To be included

    , in , , , was . Lieutenant Junior Grade Perkins.
    Photograph from John W. Hays.

     

     

     

    Skyhawk Aviators Downed in Combat and Recovered

    List included by kind permission of David Weber
    Skyhawk Association
    while this webpage is being updated
     

    LT Donald
    Vol Hester
    September 6, 1964 150024 (VA-56) Cat shot mishap
    LT W.
    Y. Majors
    February 11, 1965 149572 (VA-153) Downed by AAA
    CDR K.
    L. Shugart
    March 23, 1965 150130 (VA-212) Downed by AAA
    CDR Jack
    H. Harris
    March 29, 1965 150072 (VA-155) Downed by AAA
    LCDR C.
    H. McNeil
    April 9, 1965 148481 (VA-153) Downed by AAA
    LT Raymond
    P. Ilg
    June 3, 1965 148577 (VA-22) Downed by AAA
    LT A.
    J. Bennet
    July 15, 1965 149576 (VA-153) Downed by AAA
    LTJG G.
    R. Townsend
    July 28, 1965 149962 (VA-23) Downed by own bomb explosion
    LT W.
    T. Fidelibus
    August 12, 1965 150067 (VA-155) Downed by AAA
    LT W.
    E. Newman
    August 13, 1965 148564 (VA-22) Downed by AAA
    LT J.
    L. Burton
    September 6, 1965 152042 (VA-164) Downed by AAA
    LCDR P.
    M. Moore
    October 11, 1965 152016 (VA-155) Downed by ground fire
    LCDR Charles
    Wack
    November 7, 1965 150071 (VA-163) Downed by AAA
    LTJG S.
    B. Jordan
    January 14, 1966 147753 (VA-36) Downed by own bomb explosion
    CDR Jack
    L. Snyder
    February 9, 1966 149557 (VA-144) Downed by SAM
    LTJG J.
    C. Durham
    February 14, 1966 149552 (VA-144) Downed by ground fire
    CDR Charles
    E. Hathaway
    April 7, 1966 149639 (VA-195) Downed by ground fire
    LCDR V.
    G. Hough
    April 17, 1966 151058 (VA-56) Downed by AAA
    LTJG H.
    G. Welch
    April 20, 1966 149495 (VA-113) Downed by AAA
    LCDR C.
    A. Gray
    April 23, 1966 152025 (VA-55) Downed by AAA
    LT J.
    S. Buzby
    April 30, 1966 151145 (VA-55) Downed over Laos
    LT R.
    H. Mansfield
    May 1, 1966 151179 (VA-212) Downed by own rocket debris
    Capt. G.
    R. Romano
    May 11, 1966 150011 (VMA-121, MAG-12) Downed by automatic weapons fire
    LCDR O.
    F. Baldwin
    May 21, 1966 148473 (VA-216) Downed over North Vietnam
    ENS K.
    W. Leuffen
    May 23, 1966 147762 (VA-36) Downed by AAA
    LT F.
    H. Magee
    June 25, 1966 149567 (VA-146) Downed by AAA
    LT N.
    E. Holben
    July 4, 1966 151026 (VA-155) Downed by AAA
    LCDR C.
    F. Baldwin
    July 4, 1966 149616 (VA-216) Downed over North Vietnam
    LCDR William
    J. Isenhour
    July 7, 1966 148456 (VA-216) Downed by AAA
    Maj. H.
    N. Levin
    July 21, 1966 150101 (VMA-224, MAG-12) Downed by AAA
    LT E.L.
    Foss
    July 24, 1966 150040 (VA-55) Downed by AAA
    LT Allan
    Russell Carpenter
    August 21, 1966 151109 (VA-72) Downed by AAA
    LT K.
    G. Craig
    August 22, 1966 149992 (VA-72) Downed by ingested rocket debris
    LTJG R.
    A. Hegstrom
    September 17, 1966 148488 (VA-22) Downed by AAA
    LTJG C.
    O. Taylor
    December 13, 1966 147776 (VA-195) Downed by ground fire
    LCDR Charles
    Edward Barnett
    December 13, 1966 147819 (VA-195) Downed by SAM
    CDR Allen
    E. Hill
    November 23, 1966 151172 (VA-192) Downed by AAA
    LTJG J.
    M. Hays
    January 4, 1967 150584 (VA-22) Downed by AAA
    Capt. M.
    F. Adams
    January 6, 1967 150036 (VMA-121, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    Capt. C.
    R. Fye
    January 14, 1967 150106 (VMA-121, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    Capt. R.
    B. Boorer
    February 21, 1967 151042 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    LT S.
    N. Young
    March 7, 1967 152087 (VA-192) Downed by small arms fire
    Capt. Stanley
    P. Krueger
    March 15, 1967 151188 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    LCDR G.
    W. Shattuck
    April 10, 1967 151200 (VA-192 Downed by AAA
    LTJG A.
    R. Crebo
    April 25, 1967 151102 (VA-212) Downed by SAM
    LCDR F.
    J. Almberg
    April 25, 1967 151116 (VA-192) Downed by SAM
    LTJG J.
    W. Cain
    April 26, 1967 152076 (VA-192) Downed by AAA
    Capt. George
    A. Kinser
    May 13, 1967 152060 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    LTJG M.
    Alsop
    May 24, 1967 151076 (VA-93) Downed by AAA
    LTJG M.
    T. Daniels
    May 31, 1967 151183 (VA-212) Downed by AAA
    Maj. Ralph
    E. Brubaker
    July 6, 1967 151032 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by SAM
    LCDR J.
    H. Kirkpatrick
    July 12, 1967 151181 (VA-212 Downed by AAA
    LT J.
    N. Donis
    July 14, 1967 147759 (VA-76) Downed by AAA
    LTJG L.
    J. Cunningham
    July 14, 1967 152049 (VA-164) Downed by AAA
    LTJG Larrie
    J. Duthie
    July 18, 1967 151175 (VA-164) Downed by AAA
    LTJG Barry
    T. Wood
    July 18, 1967 152034 (VA-164) Downed by AAA
    CDR Fredrick
    H. Whittmore
    July 20, 1967 151119 (VA-212) Downed by AAA
    LT D.
    W. Thornhill
    August 1, 1967 147670 (VA-15) Downed by AAA
    Capt. C.
    H. Wood
    August 14, 1967 150122 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    LTJG R.
    W. Gerard
    August 25, 1967 148440 (VA-15) Downed by AAA
    LCDR S.
    H. Hawkins
    September 18, 1967 149590 (VA-34) Downed by SAM
    Maj. Gerald
    L. Ellis
    September 27, 1967 152056 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by AAA
    LTJG A.
    D. Perkins
    October 3, 1967 142114 (VSF-3) Downed by AAA
    LTJG L.
    J. Cunningham
    October 9, 1967 152085 (VA-164) Downed by AAA
    LTJG Ralph
    Eugene "Skip" Foulks
    October 24, 1967 149963 (VA-163) Downed by AAA
    LTJG M.
    A. Krebs
    November 7, 1967 148566 (VA-34) Downed by AAA
    LT George
    Frank Schindelar
    January 1, 1968 151133 (VA-164) Electrical failure
    LCDR D.
    R. Weichman
    January 11, 1968 151152 (VA-164) Downed by AAA
    Capt. Bobby
    G. Downing
    January 21, 1968 151140 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    Maj. William
    E. Loftus
    January 23, 1968 150053 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    CDR T.
    E. Woolcock
    January 25, 1968 150057 (VA-153) Downed by SAM
    Capt. James
    Dale Mills
    January 29, 1968 149976 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    Maj. V.
    P. Hart
    February 25, 1968 150104 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by AAA
    LT R.
    E. Curtis
    March 13, 1968 152088 (VA-144) Downed by ground fire
    Maj. John
    A. Herber
    March 21, 1968 151077 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed on night mission
    Col. L.
    T. Frey
    April 11, 1968 153511 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by small arms fire
    Maj. D.
    F. Newon
    April 11, 1968 153511 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by small arms fire
    Capt. K.
    E. Cook
    April 19, 1968 150063 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    1st Lt. T.
    M. Aiton
    May 5, 1968 151105 (VMA-121, MAG-12) Downed by .50 caliber ground fire
    Capt. Manuel
    A. Guzeman
    May 6, 1968 145096 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Mid-air collision with BuNo 151198
    LT D.
    A. Lawrence
    May 7, 1968 152005 (VA-56) Downed by ground fire
    Maj. L.
    D. Tyrell
    May 9, 1968 152092 (VMA-121, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    Maj. R.
    W. Wardlaw
    May 17, 1968 149970 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    LTJG J.
    A. Douglass
    May 21, 1968 154988 (VA-93) Downed by AAA
    LCDR R.
    S. Thomas
    May 22, 1968 154974 (VA-212) Downed by AAA
    Capt. Steven
    J. Driscoll
    May 24, 1968 148549 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Downed by .50 caliber ground fire
    LT J.
    E. Killian
    May 30, 1968 154174 (VA-212) Downed by SAM
    LT J.
    M. Wright
    June 15, 1968 149665 (VA-56) Downed by small arms fire
    LT E.
    E. Christensen
    June 23, 1968 154216 (VA-113) Engine flame out following combat mission
    Capt. Charles
    B. Coltrin
    June 25, 1968 147804 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Downed by .50 caliber ground fire
    LCDR H.
    A. Eikel
    August 30, 1968 154981 (VA-93) Downed by AAA
    Maj. Donald
    S. Carr
    September 2, 1968 150100 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    LT D.
    J. Wright
    September 24, 1968 155011 (VA-55) Downed by AAA
    1st Lt. David
    I. Habermacher
    October 1, 1968 147767 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Blew tire on takeoff
    Capt. J.
    A. Apaith
    October 1, 1968 153523 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by small arms fire
    1st Lt. U.
    S. Grant
    October 1, 1968 153523 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by small arms fire
    Capt. David
    A. Wellman
    October 21, 1968 151122 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Landing mishap
    LTJG R.
    M. Aaron
    January 3, 1969 147764 (VA-216) Downed over Laos
    Capt. Michael
    P. Green
    January 24, 1969 151097 (VMA-223, MAG-12) Downed by small arms fire
    LCDR J.
    F. Meehan
    February 14, 1969 148547 (VA-216) Downed over Laos
    Maj. A.
    D. Miller
    March 20, 1969 151045 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    Capt. Bob
    Miecznikowski
    April 9, 1969 154299 (H&MS-11) Downed by AAA
    1st Lt. Peter
    W. Otis
    May 23, 1969 150119 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    Capt. P.
    H. Courtney
    August 1, 1969 150074 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by SAM
    Maj. Richard
    E. Lewis
    December 27, 1969 154621 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by ground fire
    1st Lt. Paul
    E. Phillips
    December 27, 1969 154621 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by ground fire
    1st Lt. J.
    E. Barksdale
    February 26, 1970 151135 (VMA-311, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    LCDR R.
    W. Hunter
    March 15, 1970 155044 (VA-212) Downed by AAA
    Capt. R.
    T. Rasmussen
    July 11, 1970 154646 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by .50 caliber ground fire
    1st Lt. W.
    W. Mills
    July 11, 1970 154646 (H&MS-11, MAG-11) Downed by .50 caliber ground fire
    Capt. W.
    E. Ramsbottom
    May 26, 1972 153508 (H&MS-15, MAG-15) Downed by SAM
    CWO2 Bruce
    Edward Boltze
    May 26, 1972 153508 (H&MS-15, MAG-15) Downed by SAM
    1st Lt. D.
    R. Eisenbrey
    September 2, 1972 152000 (VMA-211, MAG-12) Downed by ground fire
    LT W.
    F. Pear
    September 6, 1972 155021 (VA-212) Downed by AAA

     

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    Lieutenant Commander Charles G. Wack was awarded the Silver Star for leading a strike against Surface to Air Missile sites south of Nam Dinh, North Vietnam. All though his Skyhawk was badly damaged by antiaircraft fire he pressed his attack and successfully completed his mission before being forced to eject from his A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150071 AH 343 when it caught fire. Commander Wack's ejection was successful and he was recovered.

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    I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the help of David A. Weber of the
    Skyhawk Association and its members
    with this section of the website especially those who ejected and have provided first hand accounts of their experiences.

    Also former members of the RAN FAA for help with Australian and New Zealand Skyhawk ejections

    The late Harry Gann for his support with this project

    Former NAM POWs who responded to requests for ejection details