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Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

Douglas Aircraft Corporation begin ground tests of their ejection seats using the remains of an XP-47N Thunderbolt serial number 227387

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crew seat photo
 
                    FIRST LIVE EJECTION IN BRITAIN

Bernard Lynch ejected himself from a Meteor III E416, piloted by Captain Scott, at 8,000 ft and 320 m.p.h. A.S.I.  using 2' dia. Drogue with 7.5"vent, Mark V release, in a test ejection for the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company.

Following the successful test Jimmy Martin congratulates Benny Lynch.

John Scott wrote in his log book -
 "He walked away!"

26th July 1946 Martin-Baker A. C. Meteor III EE416 Chalgrove
 
                    FIRST LIVE EMERGENCY EJECTION IN WORLD POST WORLD WAR II
29th July 1949
RSAF
Saab J-21   2nd Fighter Wing Collide with Saab J-22 over Save, near Gothenburg Lt. Bengt Jarkenstedt  ejected safely at 10,000 feet
[personal testimony from B.J.]

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SaaB

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
 
 FIRST LIVE USAAF EJECTION TEST
17th August 1946 USAAF Converted Northrop
P-61B
42-39498
"Jack in the Box"
USAAF Flown by Captain McGyrt First Sergeant Lawrence Lambert ejects himself from the special section of the test aircraft USAAF
27th August 1946 USAAF Converted Northrop
P-61B
42-39498
"Jack in the Box"
USAAF Flown by Captain McGyrt Harry J. Brickheimer ejects himself from the special section of the test aircraft USAAF

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

   November   

 
 FIRST LIVE USN EJECTION TEST
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crew seat photo
1st November 1946 USN Douglas JD-1   Lakehurst Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Lieutenant Adolph "Chubby" Furtek, USN ejected in a live test from Douglas A.26 Invader fitted with Martin-Baker ejection seat.

Martin-Baker

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo