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USS Essex
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Author's Collection photo USN   

Can anyone add any identities to the pilots of
All Weather Fighter
Squadron 11

"RED RIPPERS"
aboard
USS ESSEX (CV-9)
during 1958


The F2H Banshee in the photo carries the name L.CDR R. P. TAYLOR and the P.C. R. W. Peters AN

 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
11th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124983 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Returning from Reconaissance Mission. After landing, lost all braking power, rolled over the side Lt(jg) Treadwell was rescued by helicopter   no ejection
16th September 1951

On combat mission following Mid-air collision an F2H-2 Banshee crash landed  into aircraft parked on the forward flight deck causing an explosion and fire which killed seven.
The carrier went to Yokosuka for repairs returning to  frontline action on 3rd October 1951. Strikes up to the Yalu River and providing close air support to U.N. troops.

16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124972 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Mid-air collision with F2H-2 buno. 124968 flown by Lt(jg) Keller, landed OK

[see also

Lt. Cdr. Irad B. Oxley, landed OK   no ejection
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124968 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
mid-air collision with F2H-2 buno. 124972, flown by Lt. Cdr. Oxley, crash landed into parked aircraft Lt(jg) John K. Keller
Remains recovered
  no ejection
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124966 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Unmanned aircraft destroyed by fire after F2H-2 buno.  124968 crashed into it     no ejection
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 234978 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Unmanned aircraft destroyed by fire after F2H-2 buno.  124968 crashed into it     no ejection
16th October 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124951 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
 hit by AAA on  armed recon mission. Exploded on impact w/ground near Majon-ni, Lt. Cdr. Irad B Oxley VF-172 Operations Officer
KIA

[see also when he was involved in another F2H loss]

  no egress noted
25th October 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124959 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Catapult malfunctioned, unable to stop, went over port bow, aircraft struck by ship Lt(jg) Robert F. Doss Injured, rescued by USS Essex helo   no ejection
19th January 1952
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124945
Side Nr. R217
VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Photo escort mission. Hit by AAA, caught fire, crashed & burned Major Francis N. McCollom (USAF exchange officer)
KIA
  no egress noted
                 
                 
 
USN
             
28th May 1959
USN
FJ Fury   USS ESSEX East of Jacksonville, Fla. Crashed aboard carrier causing explosions and fire, killing two, and injuring 21      

 

 

 

 

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