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Ref the record of Hunter ejection at Waterbeach on 15/3/58.I witnessed the incident.I worked in ATC.I think the aircraft was from 56sq not no 6. Great web site.How on earth do you start such a project!!!
 
    Gerry 

 

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
6th January 1958
USN
YF-8A Crusader 141343 NATC PAX. in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
7th January 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader 142415   in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
13th January 1958
Neth
Meteor       Capt. P. Krikken   Martin-Baker

18th January 1958


USAF

F-100

2930

50th FBW

engine failure, crashed 2.75 NE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

Jan1958
USAF
F-94      

Bud Malone

   

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd February 1958
USAF
F-86-L Sabrejets     Head-on mid-air collision - between two F-86-L Sabrejets near Andrews, South Carolina. We were about 42,000 feet, hit at about 1200 combined MPH, and exploded about 6000 lbs. of jet fuel Ray Bronk ejected   NAA
5th February 1958
approximately 2 a.m

USAF
F-86 Sabre     Simulated combat mission collision  between an Air Force B-47 Stratojet and F-86 Sabre at 36,000 ft. B-47 was force to ditch its cargo of  a hydrogen bomb near PARRIS ISLAND, S.C pilot ejected safely   NAA
6th February 1958
USAF
F‑104A 56‑0792   Engine failed shortly after take‑off 1 M W of Palmdale AP. CA, USA Lockheed Test Pilot
Henry C. Bosserman
ejected but was killed
  Lockheed
Henry C. Bosserman had previously crashed in France on 5th October 1944 flying a UC-78
5th October 1944 USAAF UC-78 43-31963 394FS 367FG Crashed during landing in Ernee, France
10th February 1958
USAF
F-100D   2nd TFW RAF Wethersfield Compressor stall Crashed in wheatfield near Chalon Vatry, France 1st Lt. Russell Scott ejected at 2000 ft. 220 knots and landed in ploughed field   NAA
13th February 1958
USAF
F-100D 55-2831 509th Ftr Squadron, on TDY from Langley AFB, Virginia, Cause of the accident was inferior grade steel used in the afterburner spray bars that fatigued out on take off roll, Landstuhl AB, West Germany John R. Coombs ejected at approximately 500 feet   NAA
15th February 1958
Lockheed
F‑104A 56‑0794 Lockheed During pre‑delivery test flight engine failure due to oil loss, nr El Mirage Dry Lake, CA, USA Pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
11th February 1958
RAF
 Javelin FAW4 XA734 23Sqn Crashed near Wymondham, Norfolk Flg. Off. P. Baigent   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. F. H. B.Stark   Martin-Baker
26th February 1958
Gloster AC
Javelin FAW7 XH714   Crashed in the New Forest, Hants Pilot ejected OK   Martin-Baker
Navigator ejected was killed   Martin-Baker

Today is the first time I have seen ejection sites on the web. I ejected from an F-100D , on Feb 13, 1958 at approximately 1500 at  while flying in the . . I was carrying a 450 gal drop tank so I elected to drop it and get as high as I could before ejecting. I .

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th March 1958
USN
F-8A
F8U‑1
Crusader
BuNo 143801
NL 411
VF-154 from carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19) hydraulic failure during attempted landing on carrier. Crashed shortly after haltering. In Pacific off Ohau, HI, USA Pilot killed during ejected.   Vought
6th March 1958
USAF
F‑86     shot down by AAA. Crashed into sea off North Korea, N of DMZ, North Korea

Pilot ejected safely. Captured and returned to South Korea

  NAA
11th March 1958
USAF
F‑100D 64‑2250 49th TFW / 7th FBS  Engine failure. Crashed into Mediterranean 15 M E of Wheelus AB. Libya Pilot ejected safely   NAA
12th March 1958
USN
 F-8A Crusader BuNo 143744 VF-96 from carrier USS Midway (CVA-41)   Pilot ejected.   Vought
13th March 1958
USAF
TB‑47B 50‑0013 3520th CCTW wing tailed in mid‑air Ejected safely    
Ejected safely    
Killed - ejected ???    
13th March 1958
USAF
F‑100C 54‑2023 23rd FDS/36th FDW, Elmstein

engine flamed out at low level. Crashed 10 M SE of Kaiserslautern, West Germany

pilot ejected safely   NAA
15th March 1958
RAF
Hunter F5 WP101/N 56 Sqn undercarriage leg broke off landing
at Waterbeach, Cambs. The aircraft bounced into the air and crashed five miles NW of the airfield
Flt. Lt. J. C. Newby ejected   Martin-Baker
15th March 1958
USN
Grumman
F9F-6
Cougar
BuNo 130937 NAS Olathe NAS Olanthe, Kansas Edward L. Bethel

1st Ejection

Grumman
21st March 1958
Convair
F‑104A 56‑0738 nr Kirtland AFB, NM, USA Engine failure. Loaned to Convair for chase duties pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
25th March 1958 Civ P       Mr. J. Brunner   Martin-Baker
26th March 1958
USAF
T‑33A 51‑8974 32nd FDS crashed at night, 3 M WSW of Nouasseur AB, French Morocco Pilot killed    
Student pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
27th March 1958
RN
Vampire       Lt. J. W. Moore   Martin-Baker
S.Lt.  B. A. Waters   Martin-Baker
29th March 1958
IndAF
Hunter       ejected   Martin-Baker
29th March 1958
IndAF
Hunter       ejected   Martin-Baker
not clear if two hunter involved or a training aircraft

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd April 1958
USN
 F-8A Crusader BuNo 144433 VF-24 U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
7th April 1958
USAF
F‑84F   Nellis Collided with another F‑84F (which landed safely) while coming out of a loop. Indian Springs AFAF, NV, USA Dutch Pilot ejected safely    
9th April 1958
RAF
Canberra B6 WT207 76 Sqn   Flt. Lt. J. P. F. De Salis
[personal testimony]
  Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. P. H. G. Lowe   Martin-Baker

a/c on loan to Napiers and fitted with a Double Scorpion rocket motor in the bomb bay This motor exploded over Monyash, Derbyshire at 56,000ft. Both crew "baled out" with the temperature at -57 deg C and free fell to 10,000ft before their chutes opened]

10th April 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143757 VF-32 from carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60)   Pilot ejected   Vought

10th April 1958


USAF

F-100

2953

50th FBW

mechanical failure crashed on El Uotia range, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

11th April 1958
USAF
 F‑100D 56‑2904 AFFTC
Project ZEL
Rocket failed to separate during ZEL launch 1 M N of Harper's Dry Lake, CA, USA Test pilot Al Blackburn ejected safely   NAA
  "During the second flight flight a problem emerged when the rocket booster wouldn't separate after burnout. This was a cause for concern because there was no way to land the jet with an empty rocket bottle dangling from it like some kind of malignancy. Al Blackburn flew around for an hour and a half trying various tricks to nudge the thing loose, but nothing worked. He finally ejected, somersaulted, and made a rough landing in a 35-mph wind. The F-100 augered in nearby."    
15th April 1958
RN
Sea Venom       Lt. D. J. Schofield   Martin-Baker
Lt. J. Webster   Martin-Baker

16th April 1958


USAF

F-100

53-1982

36th FDW, 22nd FDS

crashed in eastern suburb of Matzen, West Germany after entering spin

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

18th April 1958
RAF
Hunter XG165   Crashed at Bowley, Co. Durham after the
engine cut
Flt. Lt. H. O. Hood ejected   Martin-Baker
21st April 1958
Belgian Air Force
Hunter       Lt. C. Buisseret   Martin-Baker
22nd April 1958
Hawker Sea Hawk
WM992 '136' 802 Sqn HMS Ark Royal   lost at
sea.
R. A. Chandler ejected   Martin-Baker
30th April 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143779 VF-154 from carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19).   Pilot ejected   Vought

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th May 1958 Germany.
Autoflug
      test, Germany Herr Rolf Bulwinkel ejected from the runway at 120kts.   Martin-Baker
7th May 1958
RCAF
CFI00       crew member ejected   Martin-Baker
9th May 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143706 NAF China Lake in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
11th May 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 144455 VF-24 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
13th May 1958
Swedish Air Force
Hunter       Flg. Off. N. H. Hjelm   Martin-Baker
13th May 1958
RCAF
CFI00       Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
Navigator ejected   Martin-Baker
19th May 1958
RAF
Swift FR5 WK312 79 Sqn controls failed five miles west of
Weidenbruck, West Germany.
Flt. Lt. G. G. Lee ejected   Martin-Baker
20th May 1958
USAF
T‑33A 53‑5966 104th FIS MD ANG  Collided with Viscount N7410 4 M ENE of Brunswick, MD, USA.
1 on T‑33 and 11 on Viscount killed
Pilot ?? ejected   Lockheed
Killed   Lockheed
22nd May 1958
USAF
F‑100D 55‑3696 5th FBS/20th TFW Uncontrollable spin. 3 M W of Doddington, UK Pilot ejected   NAA
25th May 1958
RCAF
CFI00       Flg. Off. Petrie   Martin-Baker
27th May 1958
USAF
F‑100C 54‑1924 23rd FDS/36th FDW Flight control system failure, 8 M N of Spangdahlem AB, West Germany Pilot ejected   NAA

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th June 1958
RAF
Javelin       Flg. Off. J. J. Jackson    

9th June 1958


USAF

F-100

54-1947

36th FDW, 23rd FDS

on takeoff from Bitburg AB, West Germany

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA 

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
10th July 1958
USMC
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143765 VMF-334   Pilot ejected
First USMC ejection
(from this type of aircraft ??)
  Vought
11th July 19578
RAF
Javelin       Flt. Lt.  B. Bedford   Martin-Baker
12th July 1958
USAF
F‑100C 54‑1991 461st TFS/36thTFW Collided with F‑1 00C 54‑2000, 60 M ENE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected but was killed

  NAA
12th July 1958
USAF
F‑100C 54‑2000 461st TFS/36th TFW Collided with F‑1 00C 54‑1991, 60 M ENE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

  NAA
16th July 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143712 VF-11 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
16th July 1958
Belg
Hunter       ADJ L. Hanson   Martin-Baker
16th July 1958
Belg
Hunter       Sgt. G. Cornette   Martin-Baker
16th July 1958
USAF
F‑100C 53‑1773 336th TFS/4th TFW 12'h M E of Fort Walton, FL, USA pilot ejected safely   NAA
24th July 1958
USN
RF-8A
F8U‑1P
Crusader
BuNo 145605 VFP‑63 or VFP-154 from carrier USS Midway (CVA-41)   Pilot
ejected. First
 (F8U‑1P) crash ejection
  Vought
26th July 1958
USAF
Lockheed F-104     engine flamed out on takeoff Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe ejected having had to roll his aircraft to compensate for the downward firing ejection seat. Landed on flaming wreckage with his parachute still unfurling
                   USAF Photo
Stanley  Lockeed C-1
29th July 1958
Finl
Vampire       Capt. O. Halminen   Martin-Baker

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
6th August 1958
USN
F9F-6
Cougar
BuNo 13004 NAS Glenview, IL At Waterford,WI USA 1/LT Phil Neubig ejected Grumman

12th August 1959

USAF

F-100

53-1987

36th TFW, 22nd TFS

crashed 5 mi SSE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

13th August 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 145332 VF-103 in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
18th August 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143717 VF-124 U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
18th August 1958
USAF
F‑100D 56‑3089 312th TFW Badwater, Furnace Creek, Death Valley, CA, USA pilot ejected safely   NAA
20th August 1958
RN
Hawker Sea Hawk XE370 [or 379] '116' 801 Sqn. Brawdy   the ejection seat
drogue streamed during a catapult launch from HMS Bulwark. The aircraft went into the sea. Fate
of pilot unknown.
  Martin-Baker
25th August 1958
RCAF
CF100       Flg. Off. B. T. Pharoah   Martin-Baker

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st September 1958
RN
Sea Hawk       Lt. R. C. Dimmock   Martin-Baker
2nd September 1958 Neth Hunter       Sgt. E. Sjamaar   Martin-Baker
4th September 1958
USAF
North American F-86D 52-3698 324th FIS at Sidi Slimane in Morocco lost both fuel controls over the Mediterranean
[see description below]
First Lieutenant Robin Lewis
ejected
  North American
FEEDBACK

Hi,
I was a First Lieutenant with the 324th FIS at Sidi Slimane in Morocco. I  was flying F86Ds. I was playing target that day, I lost both fuel controls  (electronic and manual back up) over the Mediterranean at 40,000 ft and just  under 100 miles back to base. and I made it to 4000' and 8 miles to the base  on 1/2 idle speed. My wing man, who was a Korean ACE asked me what I was  going to do. I looked at the distance and 45 degree turn to make the runway.  All I could see was that I was going to drag a wing tip short of the runway.  I ejected safely. It was one hell of a kick in the butt. The seat got caught  in the parachute and cut 6 or so shroud lines and tore a hole in the canopy.
My lucky day!!! It was 1958 September 4th on a clear day.The air sea rescue  chopper was there immediately. Again my thanks to the Korean ACE on my wing. they taught me a lot.

Sincerely,
Robin Lewis
in email 22nd December 2007

4th September 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 145407 VF-194 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
5th September 1958
USAF
F‑89H   465th FIS left engine exploded during join‑up Ejected   Northrop
Ejected   Northrop
8th September 1958
RN
Sea Hawk FGA6 XE402/A166 804 SQn Collided during anti EOKA sortie over Cyprus from HMS Albion and crashed into the sea Lt. T. M. Tuke   Martin-Baker
8th September 1958
RN
Sea Venom FAW21 XG620/A225 809
Sqn
Collided during anti EOKA sortie over Cyprus from HMS Albion and crashed into the sea Lt. D. W. Ashby   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. A.A.Knight   Martin-Baker
11th September 1958
USAF
RF‑84F 52‑7289 66th TRW nr Souk El Arba, nr Nouasseur AB, French Morocco pilot ejected safely    
17th September 1958
Belgian Air Force
Hunter       Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1958
RAF
Javelin        S.LG.P.Kingston   Martin-Baker
25th September 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143747 VF-32 from carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
25th September 1958
RCAF
CF-100       Flg. Off. Wdhawk   Martin-Baker
25th September 1958
USN
Cougar       2.LT W J.O Connor   Martin-Baker
26th September 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143805 VF-24 from carrier USS Midway (CVA-41)   Pilot ejected   Vought

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st October 1958
RAF
Meteor FR9 WH539/Y 8 Sqn Low fuel and lack of visibility in a sand storm. Crashed near Kormaksar, Aden FL LT K. A .S???? ejected   Martin-Baker

1st October 1956


USAF

F-100

53-1988

36th FDW, 32nd FDS

control system failure crashed into canal near Osterhaut, Metherlands

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

8th October 1958
RAF
Hunter       Mr. H.U.Weber   Martin-Baker
9th October 1958
RAF
Canberra       Mr. D.M.Knight
[personal testimony to be uploaded]
  Martin-Baker
10th October 1958 Taiwan Sabre     action over Long Tian Chang collided with Du's MiG. Claimed both strafed by passing fighter Chang Nai-jun ejected   NAA
10th October 1958 PLAAF MiG-15     Du Feng-rui ejected but killed while on parachute    
15th October 1958
RAF
Gnat T1 XK767 A&AEE Crashed at Stapleford, Wiltshire pilot ejected   Folland
 22nd October 1958
USAF
T‑33A 51‑8761 324th FIS engine flamed out near Quezzane, French Morocco Pilot ejected safely    
24th October 1958
RAF
Vulcan B.1B XA908     Co-pilot ejected and he was drowned on landing in lake St. Clair.   Martin-Baker

Vulcan B.1/B.1A XA908 en route from Goose Bay to Lincoln AFB, Nebraska when it suffered total electrical failure while flying at 35,000' over Dresden, some 60 miles north of Detroit. Instead of supplying back up power for about 20 minutes (enough time to divert to Kellog Field AFB, Michigan) tyhe emergency battery faled after only three minutes. The resultant total failure of the electrical system locked the control surfaces and the control surfaces and the aircraft entered a 60 degree dive. It crashed into a residential area in Detroit totally demolishing five houses. Only the Co-pilot ejected and he was drowned on landing in lake St. Clair.

28th October 1958
RN
Sea Vixen FAW1 XJ479 C(A). Ingested a vulture and caught fire while on trials near Kano,
Nigeria
Lt. Neilson   Martin-Baker
Lt. Stewart-Jervis   Martin-Baker
28th October 1958
15:41 h

USAF
North American F-100D-20-NA  55-3538 35th TFS, 8th TFW Sea of Japan Captain Ronald C. Herrick ejected

[personal testimony]

NAA

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th November 1958
USAF
B-47   Dyess AFB, Texas caught fire on takeoff from Dyess AFB, Texas. One nuclear weapon was aboard when the aircraft crashed Ejected at low level    
Ejected at low level    
Ejected at low level    
Crew member killed    
6th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143687 VF-NARF Norfolk  in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
7th November 1958
RN 
Sea Hawk       Lt. Cdr. G. A. Rowan-Thomson    Martin-Baker
10th November 1958
USAF
North American F-86L Sabre 53-4025 94th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 1st Fighter 
Wing, Selfridge AFB, Mich
Fuel control problems
Robert D. Priest
ejected at approx. 4,000 feet near Bono, Ohio
[see also 22nd March 1971]
  North American Seat
17th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143763 VF-32 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
19th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 146364 VF-194  in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
20th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 145340 VF-174  in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
25th November 1958
USN
Cougar       C.C.Cromer   Martin-Baker
25th November 1958
Belgian Air Force
Hunter           Vought

   December     

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

2nd December  1958


USAF

F-100C

54-2019

36th TFW/23rd TFS

crashed 1.5 miles east-north-east of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

3rd December 1958


USAF

F-100C

54-1861

36th TFW, 32nd TFS

Ran out of fuelcrashed 85 mi ENE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

3 December 1958


USAF

F-100

54-1865

36th TFW, 32nd TFS

Ran out of fuel crashed 47 mi E of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

8th December 1958
RCAF
CF-100       S.LR.J.Burnett   Martin-Baker
8th December 1958
Danish Air Force
Hunter       P. O.  L. Back   Martin-Baker
16th December 1958
USAF
B-58 Hustler   Air Force evaluation crew went down in Deaf Smith County,
Texas
pilot ejected at mach 1.6 - killed   Stanley
navigator ejected at mach 1.6   Stanley
defence systems officer ejected at mach 1.4   Stanley

All three crew ejected using ejection seats fitted with the M-3 catapult at above 600 mph. The pilot and navigator at Mach 1.6, the defence systems officer at Mach 1.3. The pilot was killed and the other two suffered severe flailing injuries of arms and legs, with fractures and dislocations. They were in hospital for months.

20th December 1958
Egyptian Air Force
MiG-17     Shot down by Capt Ya'acov "Yak" Nevo IDF/AF ii Mystere IV Egyptian Pilot ejected over Egyptian territory   KK-1
20th December 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader 145341 VMF-334 in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
26th December 1958
RAAF
Sabre 78 Wing   Engine failure.
crashed near Bruthen, Williamtown, Victoria
Pilot Flt. Lt. R.V. Osborn ejected at 600-1000ft and 180 - 200 kt. Landed in heavy timber on
sloping ground
  NAA
29th December  1958
USAF
F‑100D 56‑2985 79th TFS/20th TFW Aircraft caught fire shortly after take‑off. Crashed into houses on the ground, 1 on ground killed near Kesgrave, E of Ipswich, UK pilot ejected safely   NAA
 

 

FIRST RNZAF EJECTION
RNZAF Venom of 14 Sqn over Malayan Jungle. Flg. Off Geoffrey Hubbard ejected safely.

          Further Information and dates needed

1958 Yugoslav Air Force F-84       Sergeant Savo Raseta ejected   NAA
1958 Yugoslav Air Force F-84       Lieutenant Milija Jelic ejected   NAA
1958 Yugoslav Air Force F-84       Cadet Ljuben Dimitrovski ejected low altitude - did not survive   NAA