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Gemini space capsule undergoes seat ejection tests.

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
5th January 1963
USMC
Crusader F-8B BuNo 145434 VMF-312 in US 1.Lt. W.D.Bethen ejected    
5th January 1963
Civilian
Etendard       Mons I-Bernard    
8th January 1963
USAF
 F‑104B 56‑3720 Eglin AFB Several air starts were initiated which resulted in power loss, sound of tailing air‑conditioning turbine was mistaken for engine failure. Eglin AFB ranges, FL, USA ejected   Lockheed
ejected   Lockheed
14th January 1963
USN
Skyray       Lt. JGW.E.Handley    
16th January 1963
USAF
F-100 ??-3226 48th TFW/494th TFS in-flight fire crashed near Wheelus AB, Libya Pilot ejected safely   NAA
19th January 1963
Denmark
F-86 Sabre       2.LTF.YNielson    
19th January 1963
USMC
        Capt. C.V.V.Snùffie    

22nd January 1963


USAF

F-100

56-3302

50th TFW, 10th TFS

crashed 38 mi SW of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

24th January 1963
3 p.m.

USAF
B-52C Stratofortress   SAC
Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Crashed into mountain after stabilizer shaft broke during low level execise near Elephant Mountain Greenville, Maine USA pilot, Lt. Col. Dante Bulli ejected    
navigator Capt. Gerald Adler ejected    
no other survivors -    
names    
???    
     
     
     
24th January 1963
USN
Crusader F-8B BuNo 145480 VMF-251   Major K. C. Palmer ejected    
25th January 1963
USN
Crusader F-8D BuNo 147066 VF-124, CVA-19   LTW.S.Fields ejected    
31st January 1963
USAF
F-100 ??-2972 20th TFW/77th TFS Crashed at Wheelus AB, Libya Pilot ejected safely   NAA
30th January 1963
USAF
B‑52E 57‑0018   tail snapped off in turbulence Sangre de Christo mountains, NM, USA ejected OK    
ejected OK    
ejected OK    
ejected OK    
killed    
killed    
15th January 1963                
     
             
Mike
56-3391 F-100F 3MILES  SE OF RAF WETHERSFIELD UK 1 KILLED
Having looked through your excellent website, I have an incident which I 
cannot find there, and you may be able to help with. It involves the crash 
of an F-100 of the 55th TFS, 20th TFW at Gosfield on . The 
crew both ejected but only one survived. The man killed was Wendell J Kelly, 
and there is a small memorial to him in the village playing field at 
Gosfield. Any info at all that you have on this is very much appreciated.

Thanks

Andrew Endean
 
Thanks for the e-mail mike. This adds to the little information I have. The 
serial number etc  can be found at home.att.net/~jbaugher/1955.html , which 
lists the numbers of USAF aircraft, and fate of some of them. The memorial 
was put up since Kelly guided the aircraft away from Gosfield village, it 
was this action which cost him his life. I have contacted one local paper, 
which was around at the time of the crash, only to be told they do not keep 
back issues. So much for history! I do live in Gosfield, but few of the 
residents have any recollection of the incident.

If any other info comes my way I'll pass it on to you

Thanks again

Andrew Endean
Hi there!

Further to my e-mail to you about the 20th TFW ejection, I found some 
further info in 'North American F-100 Super Sabre', by Peter Davies and 
David Menard. The date they give is different for the incident, (23rd Jan), 
but the rest ties up. It seems Col Kelly was carrying out an instrument 
checkout for another pilot, 1st Lt Paul Briggs. At 30,000ft the aircraft had 
a compressor failure, and Kelly turned back for Wethersfield. On the 
approach at 4500ft and 6 miles out, another explosion occured which caused 
Col Kelly to cease both the approach and his attempts to restart the engine. 
He steered the aircraft away from various villages (including Gosfield, 
where he and his family lived), and at 1500ft ordered 1st Lt Briggs to 
eject. The aircraft crashed shortly after this, and Col Kelly evidently 
ejected too late to survive.

Hope this of some help, I'll continue the research and give you anything 
else I find.

Best wishes

Andrew Endean

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
 2nd February 1963
USN
Skyray       Cdr. LA.Cole    
 5th February 1963
USN
Demon       LTICdr. S.T.Zink     
 7th February 1963
Norwegian
F-86 Sabre       2.LTY-E.Heibek    
7th February 1963
USAF
F‑105D 61‑0216 4520th CCTW, Eglin AFB damaged by bomb debris while flying at low level over Eglin AFB ranges, FL, USA pilot ejected safely   Republic
 12th February 1963
French Air Force
Mirage       Capt. Barbe    
CMDT ljean    
15th February 1963
USN
Crusader RF-8A BuNo 145640 VFP-63, CVA-43   Pilot ejected    
 16th February 1963
USN
F-4A Phantom II 146821 NATC hydraulics system failure caused loss of flight control systems. Crashed  in woods 4 M from Atlantic City AP, NJ, USA, Lt. Cdr. D.L.Varner    Martin-Baker
Lt. W.Everett   Martin-Baker
 18th February 1963
USN
     

 

 
Lt. CJ.Herda    
 19th February 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T3 XN642 engine failure in
practice turnback
  Instructor Flg. Off. W. G. Gambold  ejected between 100 - 200ft at 120 Kts. I.A.S. landed with un-deployed parachutes due to low altitude received major injuries,   Martin-Baker Mk.4P
student ejected between 100 - 200ft at 120 Kts. I.A.S. landed with un-deployed parachutes due to low altitude and was killed.   Martin-Baker Mk.4P
25th February 1963
USAF
F‑105D 60‑0420 4529th CCTS/4520th CCTW engine fire. Crashed  13 NM S of Pahrump, W of Las Vegas, NV, USA

pilot ejected safely

  Republic
27th February 1963
USAF
F‑105B 57‑5828 4th TFW La Grange, E of Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, USA pilot ejected safely   Republic
28th February 1963
Uruguay
F-80 Nr 214
[no.3]
  mid-air collision with Nr 222 of Escuadrilla Cocodrilos display team during practice for show on 17th March Captain Dante Lagurara ejected safely   Lockheed
28th February 1963
Uruguay
F-80 Nr 222
[no.4]
  mid-air collision with Nr 214 of Escuadrilla Cocodrilos display team during practice for show on 17th March Tte 1ro Gregorio Abella ejected at very low level and was killed   Lockheed

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th March 1963
RAF
Hunter 6 XE433   collided in mid-air during with
formation aerobaticsXN594
pilot ejected 5-6-,000ft, 300 kts - sustained injuries P. Tate . & C J. Strong

but who was in which aircraft? 

Martin-Baker Mk.2H
7th March 1963
RAF
Hunter 6 XN594   collided in mid-air during
formation aerobatics with XE433
pilot ejected 5-6-,000ft, 300 kts - sustained injuries Martin-Baker Mk.2H
 8th March 1963
Fr AF
Mirage       Sgt.  Ledoux   Martin-Baker
 9th March 1963
USN
F-4B Phantom II 150462 VF‑102
USS Enterprise

Cold cat shot, pilot tried to brake but aircraft  went over the bow into Mediterranean Sea

Cdr. G. G. O'Rourke   Martin-Baker
RIO Dave Philo killed    
9th March 1963
USA
OV-1C Mohawk 61-2702 23rd SWAD  30 M SW of Quang Ngai, SVN
Rep. Of Vietnam
1st Lt. E. B. Cribb Observer   Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th March 1963
RAAF
Sabre   ACT. RAAF W'town lost engine power approx. 35
miles NE of
Canberra
Gp. Cpt.
A.E. Mather
ejected 2,000ft and 200-250 kts Landed in a clear area, dragged 100 yds. in wind. Minor
injuries.
  NAA
14th March 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T3 XN504/34 1 FTS Partial engine failure, aircraft crashed near Rufforth, Yorkshire  QFI ejected 200ft, 85kts minor injuries Lt. P L E. Ward & Lt. A. T. Pinney

but who was who? 

Martin-Baker Mk.4P.1
student ejected 300ft, 95kts minor injuries Martin-Baker Mk.4P.1
FEEDBACK

In reference to XN 504/34 14 March 1963 you ask "who was who?" of the two surviving lieutenants who ejected from an RAF jet Provost. One, I see, was named "A T Pinney", and I suggest that of the two he was probably the instructor. An officer of that name was awarded RN pilot's wings in 1956.

in email 20th March 2008

15th March 1963 NASA M2-F1

The M2-F1 was fitted with an ejection seat before the airtow flights began. The project selected the seat used in the T-37 as modified by the Weber Company to use a rocket rather than a ballistic charge for ejection. To test the ejection seat, the Flight Research Center's Dick Klein constructed a plywood mockup of the M2-F1's top deck and canopy. On the first firings, the test was unsuccessful, but on the final test the dummy in the seat landed safely. The M2-F1 ejection seat was later used in the two Lunar Landing Research Vehicles and the three Lunar Landing Training Vehicles. Three of them crashed, but in each case the pilot ejected from the vehicle successfully.


                                                                         NASA Photo: EC97-44183-4
M2-F1 ejection seat test at South Edwards
19th March 1963
Denmark
F-100F       R. Anderson   Martin-Baker
2. LT C. Skytt   Martin-Baker
20th March 1963
RAF
Victor 2 XM714   aircraft in spin 2nd
pilot Major B. Jackson ejected at 2,00ft, 180 kts Suffered compression
fracture
  Martin-Baker Mk.3LS.2
 23rd March 1963 Classified             Martin-Baker
 23rd March 1963
USN
Fury       Lt. Cdr. W.Leowers   Martin-Baker
25th March 1963
USMC
F-8D Crusader BuNo 148655 VMF-451 in US Pilot Capt. D.E.Cathcart ejected    
26th March 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader BuNo 146862 VFP-62 in US Pilot ??? ejected    
 26th March 1963
Sweden 
Hunter       Pilot ??? ejected   Martin-Baker
 28th March 1963
USAF
F-100D   353rd TFS Myrtle AFB Mid air collision. 56-3461 collided with 56-3442 Ejected. Water landing  broken back and neck Captain Allen Lamb ejected Supersonic and un-strapped in the seat NAA
 30th March 1963
Ger AF
F-84           Martin-Baker

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st April 1963
USN
Cougar       ENG J.M.Cowart ??? Martin-Baker
Lt. R.V-Miklas ??? Martin-Baker
10th April 1963
RAF
Hunter T7 XL600          
pilot was killed on
impact with the ground
2nd pilot involuntary ejected at 8,000ft, 370kts.
aircraft in slow roll. Parachute damaged on aircraft
Martin-Baker Mk.4H
12th April 1963
USAF
      engine failure Capt Richard "Monty" Montgomery
ejected
   
   
16th April 1963
USN
RF8U Crusader 146894 VFP-62,
CVAN-65
USS Enterprise
  Lt W. Newby Kelt  
FEEDBACK

... The pilot was W. Newby Kelt Lt Cmdr he ejected off the Enterprise CVAN65 he was with DET 65 from VFP 62.  The ship was turning into the wind the deck was very slick with oil and the aircraft slid off from the angle deck catapult. Lt Cmdr Kelt ejected safely and flew again. This was a very low level ejection. I was assigned to Det 65 VFP62 and on the deck at the time and watched it happen it was an event I will never forget. As I recall watching, it appeared to happen in slow motion.

Peter Wallace
correspondence thru November 2005 & April 2006

17th April 1963
Sweden
Hunter       P.O L. Boqvist ??? Martin-Baker
17th April 1963
Denmark
F-86        Ungar   Martin-Baker
18th April 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T4 XP635/41 6 FTS False fire warning. Crashed at Long Horsey,
Northumberland
QFI Flt. Lt. Shadbolt ejected at 14,700ft, 120kts suffered slight
injuries
??? Martin-Baker Mk.4P
student P.O  A. Gladwin ejected at 14,000ft, 120kts suffered slight
injuries
  Martin-Baker Mk.4P
19th April 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T4  XP623/44 2 FTS Failed to recover from an intentional spin. Crashed at Thrussington, Leics student pilot AP.O Nj.Tillotson ejected
safely suffering slight injuries on landing
??? Martin-Baker Mk.4P
22nd April 1963
Ger AF 
F-86 Sabre       Major E. D. Bernhard   Martin-Baker
26th April 1963
RAF
Lightning F.1  XM142/H 74 Sqn Crashed in the North Sea off
Cromer, Norfolk after hydraulic failure
pilot MAT T. J. Bums ejected safely at
10,000ft, 400kts
???? Martin-Baker Mk.4BS
29th April 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T3 XM368/15 3 FTS Failed to recover from an intentional spin. Crashed on Polkstone Moor,
Yorks.
QFI  ejected safely at 5,500ft, 110kts suffered
compression fracture
??? [Martin-Baker Mk.4PA1
Student ejected safely at 6,000ft, 110kts ??? Martin-Baker Mk.4PA2
30th April 1963
USAF
F‑104C 56‑0888   engine flamed out on approach to Kirtland AFB. NM, USA pilot ejected safely   Lockheed

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st May 1963
USN
Demon       Lt. JG I. G. Làne   Martin-Baker
2nd May 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T4 XP588/51 CFS false fire warning. Crashed at Chedworth, Gloucestershire Pilot Flt. Lt. G.Sturt ejected at 2,500ft, 100kts   Martin-Baker Mk.4P1
6th May 1963
RAF
Javelin 9 XH884   unintentional spin Navigator P.0 A.Evans ejected at 19,000ft, 0-90kts   Martin-Baker Mk.3JS
8th May 1963
GerAF
F84       FW K. Stoeber   Martin-Baker
10th May 1963
USAF
F‑104 57‑0912 479th TFW

explosion in gun caused part of gun door to be ingested by engine which then failed, Coulsecrest. WA, USA

 
pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
13th May 1963
USN
 F‑4B Phantom II 148419
NJ
VF‑121, NAS Miramar, CA, USA pilot attempted to rotate at too low speed; aircraft crashed pilot Lt. Cdr. J.F.Nichols ejected OK   Martin-Baker
RIO remained with a/c and was OK    
14th May 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 145563   VF-194, CVA-61 Lt. JG B. N. Walker   Martin-Baker
15th May 1963
Den
F-86 Sabre       P.S. H. Olsen   Martin-Baker
16th May 1963
USN
F-8B Crusader 145537   VF-62, CVA-38 Lt. JG J. S. Emerson   Martin-Baker
22nd May 1963
RN
Scimitar XD239
103/R
800 Sqn
HMS Ark Royal
diverted to RAF Khormaksar with radio and Hydraulic 1 intermittent failure after making four failed deck passes, failed on first attempt at runway due to poor visibility, lost height in turn, aircraft ditched in 6ft of water, Aden Harbour Sub Lt. C. D. Legg ejected injured Martin-Baker 4C
24th May 1963
CIA
A‑12 60‑6926    aircraft stalled due to instrument malfunction; entered flat spin 4 M S of Wendover, UT, USA pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
27th May 1963
USAF
F‑105D 61‑0101 49th TFW engine failure at low level, Frankfurt, West Germany pilot ejected safely   Republic
28th May 1963
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. JG J. Boyd   Martin-Baker

16 May 1963:
About 15:30, while flying, an USAF B-57 crashed into Moro
Hospital in Hongou, Moroyama Town, Iruma County, Dasaitama
Prefecture.
http://www.town.moroyama.saitama.jp/
5th Air Force, based at Yokota AB.
Two crew ejected and lightly wounded.
One patient killed: Oohata Kichinosuke (49). 31 wounded.
Three nurse dormitories destroyed. 24 buildings damaged. 14
civilian houses near hospital had glasses and roofs damaged.

http://kokkai.ndl.go.jp/SENTAKU/sangiin/043/0106/04305310106005c.html
 

   June    

   Gemini space capsule undergoes seat ejection tests
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th June 1963
USA
F‑84F   12th TFW Engine failure on finals. Crashed Tampa Bay nr Homestead Al FL. USA pilot ejected too low and was killed    
6th June 1963
RAF
Lightning F.Mk 1A XM 179/Y
56 Sqn
"Firebirds"
Collision during practice  "bomb burst"  for the Paris Air Show with Lightning F.1A XM 181/J. Crashed Great Bricet, Suffolk. XM174 landed
safely at Wattisham
Flt. Lt. Michael Cooke ejected at 400-430 knots I.A.S.
at 800ft. sustaining
serious injuries to neck
Martin-Baker Mk.4BS
11th June 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 146930 VF-124 in US Lt. (jg) F. H. Harrington
[see also
28th November 1965]
  Martin-Baker
11th June 1963
USMC
Cougar       Capt. W. H. Ridings

Capt. R.M.Hoff

2nd Lt. P. B. Wyrick

WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT ???

  Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
11th June 1963
USMC
Cougar         Martin-Baker
13th June 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146832 VFP-63 in US Lt. D.R.Morris

which aircraft

other pilot ???

  Martin-Baker
15th June 1963
USN
F-8E Crusader 149183 VF-124  in US   Martin-Baker
 
18th June 1963
RAF
Lightning XM186/B 111 Sqn Spun into the ground at Wittering,
Cambs. after take
off for an aerobatic display
The pilot ejected too low and became the first
Lightning fatality
  Martin-Baker
18th June 1963
USMC
 F‑8E Crusader 149200
WS
VMA(AW)‑323 Fuel cell overfilled during refueling and caught fire. Crashed into Pacific Maj Tooker ejected through a sheet of flames. safely moments before the
aircraft exploded.
  Martin-Baker
19th June 1963
USMC
F‑8E Crusader 150298
WS
VMA(AW)‑323 Fuel cell overfilled during refueling and caught fire. Crashed into Pacific 1Lt. Cliff Judkins, III was unable to eject due to a seat failure, so he was forced to bail out at 220 knots, . His parachute, however, failed to open, and Judkins fell 10,000 feet
into the ocean. Incredibly, he survived, with moderate injuries to his face,
pelvis, and ankles.
He was picked up in a little over 2 hours.

photo via Cliff Judkins
 

  Notes from web:

While one sortie was in-flight refueling over the Pacific Ocean, Maj Tooker’s F8E caught fire and he had to bail out  He was in the water about 20 minutes and the raft 20 minutes and was picked up by a Navy Destroyer.  The next day, LT Judkins F8E caught fire at 15,000 feet and his canopy and Martin Baker seat did not function.  he manually bailed out and his chute did not deploy.  Incredibility he survived the 15,000 foot free fall.  

 

The Death Rattlers VMFA-323 put the new Crusaders to good use in January 1963 by
participating in a large scale exercise at MCAS Yuma, AZ. Two more exercises
were conducted in February at Camp Pendelton. On June 18, the squadron
participated in the nearly-disastrous, Operation: Green Wave, a WestPac
deployment. With the intention of flying their Crusaders across the Pacific to
NAS Atsugi, Japan, the squadron launched its aircraft in three groups of six
aircraft, with the first two elements led by LtCol. Claude Barnhill and Maj.
Donald Tooker. Two of Barnhill’s pilots had to turn back, while the remaining
aircraft flew to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI. Maj. Tooker’s aircraft caught fire
during an aerial refueling cycle and he was forced to eject The rest of the flight proceeded to Kaneohe while Maj.
Tooker was fished out of the ocean by the USS Koiner (DDE-331).

The third element proceeded west the following day, and 1Lt. Cliff Judkins, III
experienced the same problem as Maj. Tooker during his refueling cycle. Judkins
was unable to eject due to a seat failure, so he was forced to bail out WWII-
style. His parachute, however, failed to open, and Judkins fell 10,000 feet
into the ocean. Incredibly, he survived, with moderate injuries to his face,
pelvis, and ankles.

 

20th June 1963
USN
F-8A Crusader 143692 VF-174 in US     Martin-Baker
20th June 1963
Fr N
F-8 Crusader     IS THIS THE ABOVE AIRCRAFT FLOWN BY AN EXCHANGE PILOT ???? ENS J.P.Robillarq    Martin-Baker
22nd June 1963
Ger AF
F.G91       O.Lt. C. Haesler   Martin-Baker
22nd June 1963
Iraq Air Force
Hunter       1st Lt. A. Nersis   Martin-Baker

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd July 1963
Denmark
F-100D 54-2240
G-240
    Major B. E. Pedersen   Martin-Baker
7th July 1963
USMC 
AF-1E
Fury
143609
7W
  Crashed  Philadelphia Capt. J. W. Butler   Martin-Baker
                 
1963
9th July 1963
RAF
Canberra WZ482     2nd pilot Lt. R.T.Brinkhurst involuntary ejected at 1,800ft 135kts due to unlocked ejection seat gas lock. Suffered compression fracture   Martin-Baker Mk.3CT
15th July 1963
USN
Cougar       Ensign W.T.Callaway   Martin-Baker
16th July 1963
Denmark
F-86 Sabre       2.Lt. F.Nielsen   Martin-Baker
18th July 1963
RAF
Lightning XM186   aircraft stalled nose down at 100-150ft Pilot ejected at too low an altitude and was killed
on impact with the ground
  Martin-Baker Mk.4BS
19th July 1963
Ger AF
F84       HPT K.J.Mahncks   Martin-Baker
24th July 1963
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. L. O.Rogers   Martin-Baker
Lt. JG R.C.Stearne   Martin-Baker
29th July 1963
RAF
Jet Provost T3 XM380/9 2 FTS Engine disintegrated. Crashed at Thrussington, Leics The QFI L. A. Naismith ejected safely at
8,000ft, 100kts., in diving turn
  Martin-Baker Mk.4P2
student AP.O P. Fisher  ejected safely at
8,000ft, 100kts., in diving turn
????? Martin-Baker Mk. 4P1
30th July 1963
USA
OV-1A Mohawk 60-3720 Army Aviation School Ft. Rucker, AL, USA Capt. D. F. Horton   Martin-Baker Mk.5
30th July 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 146977 VF-124 Crashed west of Superstition Hills in eastern Borrego Valley, CA. Lt. Cdr. D. L. Whitman   Martin-Baker
31st July 1963
English Electric Company
Lightning F.1 XG311   Crashed into the river
Ribble near Warton, Lancashire
pilot Mr. Don. M. Knight ejected due to undercarriage
failure
[personal testimony]
  Martin-Baker
31st July 1963
USN
 F‑4B 151005 VF‑121 Aircraft became uncontrollable. Crashed in Pacific off CA, USA. pilot became incapacitated during in‑flight pressure suit check pilot killed    

RIO Lt. C.H.Guernsey ejected

  Martin-Baker

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st August 1963
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. P.Dannay   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1963
RN
Sea Vixen       Lt. J. L. Spear ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader BuNo 145597 VF-103 in US Lt. G. F. Talken ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd August 1963
Fr N
Etendard       Lt. R. D. G. Gray   Martin-Baker
5th August 1963
USN
F-8E Crusader BuNo 150312 VF174  in US Lt. T. R. Swartz   Martin-Baker
9th August 1963
USA
OV-1C Mohawk 61-2725 11th AIR ASSAULT DIV Trenton, SC Capt. R. E. Harris   Martin-Baker Mk.5
18th August 1963
Fr AF
Mirage       Capt. J. Rigault   Martin-Baker
22nd August 1963
USAF
F-100 56-3225 48th TFW/494th TFS Crashed near Wheelus AB, Libya Pilot ejected safely   NAA
26th August 1963
USN
F-8A Crusader BuNo 143729 VC-10 in US Lt. JG D. H. Beyer   Martin-Baker
26th August 1963
USA
OV-1 Mohawk 61-2707 23rd SWAD Thau Duc, Rep. Of Vietnam 2.Lt. Dao Dac Deo   Martin-Baker Mk.5
1st Lt. E. B. Cribb ARep. Of Vietnam Observer - see also 9th March    
27th August 1963
Civ
OV-1C Mohawk 61-2678 Army Aviation School Ft. Rucker, AL, USA MAJ J. A. Barrett   Martin-Baker Mk.5
Mr. J. T. Judkins   Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th August 1963
USN
RF-8A  Crusader BuNo 144610 VFP-62  in US Lt. JG T. V. Hillcom   Martin-Baker
29th August 1963
RN
Sea Vixen       Lt. D. J. Dunbar Dempsey ejected   Martin-Baker
S. Lt. W. Hart ejected   Martin-Baker

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd September 1963
USMC
F-8 Crusader       Capt. M. J. Hanley   Martin-Baker
5th September 1963
USA
OV-1C Mohawk 61-2706 23rd SWAD Rep. Of Vietnam 1st Lt. J. B. Bisbey   Martin-Baker Mk.5
Ng Hoy Binh   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th September 1963
USN
Fury       Lt. D. J. Mellem   Martin-Baker
11th September 1963 Classified             Martin-Baker

11th September 1963


USAF

F-100

56-2916

474th TFW/429th TFS

crashed at Fontanafreddia, 5 mi SW of Aviano AB, Italy. 

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA
13th September 1963


DDR

MiG‑21 F‑13

74 2004
652
JG‑8 Engine failure. Crashed Zechin, Germany Maj. W.Biattner Kdr.JG, ejected   SK-1
17th September 1963
USN
F‑4B Phantom II 150461
NE
VF‑21

Part of wing broke off and landing gear was damaged during bolter on Midway. Aircraft diverted to Miramar but could not land safely. Crashed  in Pacific off NAS Miramar, CA. USA

Lt. J. W. Ryan  ejected over the sea   Martin-Baker
Lt. JG B. R. Scott  ejected over the sea   Martin-Baker
19th September 1963
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. R. G. Fortin   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. W. B. Hoskovec   Martin-Baker
20th September 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 147008 VF-194 in US Lt. Kiper ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1963
RN
Scimitar F.1 XD213
H 152
803 Sqn
HMS
Hermes
 Hydraulic 1 failure after take‑off  port leg failed to lower on approach  to Yeovilton, One oleo leg remained locked down after take, and aircraft was overweight for a safe landing, unable to steer aircraft out to sea  aircraft crashed  in field nr East Chaldon, nr Weymouth, Dorset Sub Lt. A. J. Middleton ejected safely landing among herd of cows   Martin-Baker 4C
22nd September 1963
USN
Fury       Lt. J. M. Hendricks   Martin-Baker
23rd September 1963
RN
Sea Venom       Lt. K. R Alderson   Martin-Baker
Lt. M. Walker   Martin-Baker
23rd September 1963
USAF
F‑105D 60‑0509 53rd TFW Fuel system malfunctionCrashed 1 M SW of . Bitburg AB, West Germany pilot ejected safely   Republic
27th September 1963
Fr N
Etendard       1.MTR Bonderf   Martin-Baker
28th September 1963
USN
Demon    
 
Lt. JG A. L. Uner   Martin-Baker
29th September 1963
USMC 
Cougar       2.Lt. H. A. Zapf   Martin-Baker
30th September 1963


DDR

MiG‑21 F‑13

74 2010
710
JG‑8 Training Flight. Technical problem. Crashed Germany Hptm. Horst Hubert   SK-1
30th September 1963
RAF
Vampire T11 WZ578/37 8FTS Engine failure. Crashed at Upton Magna, near
Shawbury, Salop
QFI Flt. Lt. P. Callaghan ejected at 800ft 170kts   Martin-Baker Mk.3B
student P.O D. Aylward ejected at 900ft, 170kts   Martin-Baker Mk.3B

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
9th October 1963
USN
F-8D Crusader 148674 VF-32,CVA-60   Lt. Cdr. A. D. Williams    Martin-Baker
9th October 1963
RAAF
Sabre   3 Sqn crashed 12 miles NE of Butterworth Pilot Wg. Cmr R.M. Hanstein ejected at
10,000ft and 170 kts. with aircraft spinning. He landed in rubber tree sustaining minor injuries to
the elbows.
  NAA ejection seat,Parachute packer L.A.C. R. Hetherington.
10th October 1963
USN
F-8E Crusader 150338 VF-62, CVA-38   Lt. Cdr. H. L. Terry   Martin-Baker
14th October 1963
Ger AF
F84       Sgt.  R. Oelmann   Martin-Baker
15th October 1963
USN
L.T33       Lt. D. D. Timm   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. G. Augustine   Martin-Baker
16th October 1963
RAF
Jet Provost       ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
16th October 1963
Switz
Hunter       ejected   Martin-Baker
17th October 1963
RAF
Javelin 9 XH758   in bunt attitude, following
centre line closure of starboard engine.
Flt. Lt. R. Boulton ejected at 27,000ft, 250kts.   Martin-Baker Mk.3JS
Flt. Lt. P. Morley ejected at 27,000ft, 250kts.   Martin-Baker Mk.3JS
17th October 1963
USN
F-8A Crusader 143787 VF-162, CVA-34   Lt. JG J. P. Humbert   Martin-Baker
20th October 1963
Ind AF
Vampire       Sqn. Ldr. Karmik   Martin-Baker
21st October 1963
RN
Buccaneer XK 533 809 Sqdn
RNAS Lossiemouth
double engine failure due to fuel starvation about 3 nmls from Lossie over the sea     Martin-Baker
Lt. David P. Mears ejected without injury

[personal testimony]

Lt. Cdr. Arthur J. White ejected without injury

[see also 26th November 1964]

Martin-Baker
21st or 22nd October 1963
CONFIRMATION

USN
RF-8A Crusader 144621 NARF NO ISL in US Lt. J. J. Adams   Martin-Baker
22nd October 1963
Ger AF
F.G91       O.Lt. G. Jaron   Martin-Baker
23rd October 1963
IDF / AF
Super Mystère B.2 No. 63 No. 105 Squadron experienced severe vibrations

 Lt Uri Shachar ejected successfully

   
29th October 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader 144622 VFP-63, [C?]VA-14   Lt. D. B. Fickenscher Note
previous BuNo loss!
Martin-Baker

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th November 1963
RAF
 Javelin 3 XM336   Crashed following centre line closure
of both engines
 Flt. Lt. D. E. Berks ejected at 6,000ft, 215kts Pilot was suspended in a tree for one hour   Martin-Baker Mk.3JT
Flt. Lt. C. Holman ejected at 6,000ft, 215kts Navigator lost his helmet

ARE THESE THE CORRECT CREW POSITIONS FOR THESE TWO EJECTEES ???

  Martin-Baker Mk.3JS
6th November 1963
USN
F-8D Crusader 148676 VF-154, CVA-43   Lt. K. J. J. Jackson ejected   Martin-Baker
7th November 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 145547 VF-124 in US ENS J. R. Andrews   Martin-Baker
7th November 1963
RAF
Javelin 9 XH871  5 or 11 squadron
Geilenkirchen
Aircraft suffered centreline closure on both engines after a series of unexplainable incidents Pilot details ????? ejected  over Belgium    
Navigator Capt. E. F. Murray ejected over Belgium
at 21,000ft, 250-28-kts. with aircraft in spin. Fractured ankle on landing
  Martin-Baker Mk.3JS
8th November 1963
Ger AF
F-84       Lt. J. Wirthgen   Martin-Baker
8th November 1963
Peru
Hunter       Lt. J. Pitaluga ejected   Martin-Baker
8th November 1963
USN
Cougar       Lt. H. E. Nelson   Martin-Baker
11th November 1963 Classified             Martin-Baker
12th November 1963
RAAF
Sabre   2(F) OCU RAAF W'town  Crashed Mayfield NSW Plt. Off. R.A. Slater ejected,
with aircraft spinning out of control at 12,000ft. Landed on suburban road. Minor Abrasions.
  NAA ejection seat, and free style parachute .Parachute packed by L.A.C. Barnes
13th November 1963
Fr AF 
Mirage       Lt. G. De Suduiraut   Martin-Baker
13th November 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader 14683
AJ 902
VFP‑62 in US pilot Lt. JG J. M. Baucom ejected safely Martin-Baker
14th November 1963
USAF
 F‑89J 53‑2526 116th FIS WA ANG Chepka mountain, WA, USA lost control during practice night intercept, may have been just over the border in Canada ejected safely   Northrop
ejected safely   Northrop
20th November 1963
IDF / AF
Super Mystère B.2 No. 62 No. 105 Squadron engine cut

 Lt Col Israel Lahav ejected too low and was killed

   
20th November 1963
11 a.m.

USAF
Lockheed U-2C 56-6683 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing,  Davis-
Monthan AFB, AZ,

Lost on photographic reconnaissance over flight of communist Island of Cuba. Took off from forward-deployed  location at Barksdale AFB, LA, near Shreveport, LA. On return trip entered flat spin from 70,000 feet MSL+

Capt. Joe G Hyde, Jr. Ejection initiated at 10,000 feet MSL. Seat failed.
              via Joe Hyde

Capt. Joe G Hyde, Jr.

Lockheed

Pilot presumed  dead. Body never recovered, but wreckage was recovered with ejection  seat missing. 180 miles from Cuba; 40 miles W-NW of Key West, Florida  over Gulf of Mexico.
information and photo courteousy of Joe Hyde's son, Joe Hyde
see also LINK

26th November 1963
USMC
F-8B Crusader 145461 VMF-251 in US 1.Lt. W. A. James  ejected   Martin-Baker
27th November 1963 Switz Hunter       O.Lt. Lusher   Martin-Baker
29th November 1963
Iraq Air Force
Hunter       1. Lt A. Abdullah ejected   Martin-Baker

 

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crash / test crew photo seat
4th December 1963
Lockheed USA
F‑104 61‑2606   Engine failed due to FOD in flight 7 M E of Palmdale AP, CA, USA pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
6th December 1963
Martin-Baker AC
      Chalgrove Doddy Hay ejected at 300ft, 200kts Martin-Baker
7th
USN
LT-33       Lt. Cdr. R. R. King    
7th
German Air Force
F-84            
10th December 1963
Lockheed
Lockheed NF-104A Starfighter 56‑0762

 56‑0762  NF‑104A    Al Mojave desert nr Edwards Al 10 M N of Mojave, CA, USA, entered flat spin at high altitude during altitude record breaking attempt ‑ pilot was Chuck Yeager who ejected safely

Entered flat spin at high altitude during altitude record breaking attempt. Al Mojave desert near Roger's Dry Lake nr Edwards AFB General Chuck Yeager ejected

[personal testimony]

 

 
Lockheed

 

 

 

 

Testing the operational parameters of the aircraft General Chuck Yeager had taken the aircraft to 108,000ft. in the morning. On the second flight fight in the afternoon went over the arc at 104,000ft. and went into a spin. After 14 spins he ejected. Landed near Highway 6.

photo courtesy of Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager

 

 

 

 

1963 - Chuck Yeager's ejection was on December 10th, not the 12th...  Reference - http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/NF-104A_crash_site.htm
 
And I have a QuickTime movie of his flat spin and ejection if you're interested.
 
 
Christopher Freeze
www.Check-Six.com
 

 

11th Classified              
11th December 1963
USA
OV-1A Mohawk 59-2603 23rd SWAD Vinh Long, Rep. Of Vietnam Capt. M. F. Menefee
ARep. Of Vietnam Observer
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
WO N. D. Thai   Martin-Baker Mk.5
12th December 1963
USAF
F‑102A 56‑1012 431st FIS engine flamed out at 35,000 ft, 50 NM NNW of Zaragoza, Spain pilot ejected safely   Convair
13th December 1963
USN
Crusader F-8C
NJ
BuNo 145577 VF-124  in US.over the desert, CA Lt (jg) E. J.Chancy ejected

 

 
 
13th December 1963
RAF
Jet Provost 3  XM421/47 7 FTS crashed two miles NW of Church
Fenton, Yorks
The student pilot AP.0 T.Afichaels ejected at
15,000ft, 200kts., nose up attitude
  Martin-Baker Mk.4P1
19th December 1963
RAAF
Sabre 3 Sqn   control system
failure. Crashed near Butterworth
Flg. Off. M.L. Nosworthy ejected at 10,000ft, 200-250 kts   NAA ejection seat with American free type Back chute
19th December 1963
USAF
F‑101C Voodoo 56-0036 81st TFW RAF Bentwaters crashed while on GCA approach,  nr RAF Bentwaters, UK Major Bud Watt ejected. Injured.   Weber
31st December 1963 Nor F-86 Sabre       2.Lt. H.E.Rasch    
December 1963
USAF
             

          Further Information and dates needed

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1963 Yugoslav Air Force F-86       Captain Miroslav Miljkovic ejected   NAA
1963 Yugoslav Air Force F-86       First Lieutenant Ivan Karic ejected   NAA
1963 Yugoslav Air Force F-84       Cadet Branko Vukovic ejected   NAA

The task of the Detachment 52 was close-air-support (CAS) for the Army in Guine, and Sabres saw much combat. By 1964, when they were returned to Portugal due to US pressure, they flew 577 sorties, of which 430 were of ground attack and close air support nature. In the course of these operations, FAP Sabres suffered two losses: in August 1962, 5314 overshot the runway during emergency landing with bombs still attached on underwing hardpoints and burned out, while in May 1963, 5322 was shot down by guerrilla (pilot ejected safely and was recovered shortly after). Several others suffered combat damage of various degree, but were subsequently repaired.