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  • American build-up in Vietnam
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 January

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd January 1965
USAF
F‑100D 56‑2908 401st TFW
Takhli RTAFB, Thailand
engine failure pilot ejected safely   NAA
2nd January 1965
Indian Navy
Sea Hawk       S./LT A.D.Bansod ejected   Martin-Baker
5th January 1965
USMC
F-4 Phantom       WO D. D. Fuller ejected   Martin-Baker
6th January 1965
French Navy
Etendard       M. Falgarone ejected   Martin-Baker
7th January 1965
USAF
F-8A Crusader 149166 VF-13 / CVA-38   J. C. Doggette ejected   Martin-Baker
7th January 1965
French Navy
Etendard       Lt. D. E. V. Unguran ejected   Martin-Baker
9th January 1965
USN
F-8A Crusader 143748 NAS Dallas
VF-701
in USA - first incident involving Naval Air Reserve Crusader LT T. Dave J. Thigpen ejected   Martin-Baker
19th October 1967  Dave Thigpen and Max Gordon made the first emergency crew module ejection from an F-111
11th January 1965 RAF Lightning F1 XG335 A & AEE Woodborough, Wiltshire Sqn. Ldr.  J.Whittaker ejected   Martin-Baker
12th January 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       Lt. C. Blot ejected   Martin-Baker
13th January 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4296 44 TFS/18 TFW hit by 37/57mm AAA Ban Ken bridge, Route 7, SW of Ban Ban, Laos Captain Albert C. Vollmer ejected and was recovered   Republic
13th January 1965
USMC
F-8B Crusader 145467 VMF-251 in USA 2nd Lt. D. R. Slayden ejected   Martin-Baker
14th January 1965
French Navy
Etendard       ODE Lorho ejected   Martin-Baker
18th January 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 145346 VC-8 Puerto Rico LT. R. G. Snow ejected   Martin-Baker
20th January 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt(jg) C. Brokaw ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. V. LI Knaus ejected   Martin-Baker
25th January 1965
USMC
F-4 Phantom       Captain W. E. Morgan ejected   Martin-Baker
CW02 K. Moffitt ejected   Martin-Baker
26th January 1965
USN
Cougar       Lt(jg) L. E. Oakes ejected   Martin-Baker
29th January 1965
USN
Skyray       Lt. D. C. Farrell ejected   Martin-Baker

 February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st February 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       Sgt. Vuitton ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd February 1965 Norwegian A.F. F-84        Capt. A. Tveit ejected   Martin-Baker
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
9th February 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Ens Ulrich ejected   Martin-Baker
10th February 1965 RN Sea Vixen        S/Lt. B. Friend ejected   Martin-Baker
11th February 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149572

NL 3??

VA-153

USS Coral Sea

AAA -North Vietnam

over sea

Lt. W. T. Majors ejected - rescued   Douglas
11th February 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader  148633

NL 403

VF‑154
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
combat
AAA North Vietnam
Lt. Robert H. Shumaker ejected (POW) Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th February 1965
USN
F-8C Crusader 147011 VF‑24
USS Hancock in the South China Sea
Ditched off carrier following tail hook failure and slowing to non-flying speed Lt(jg) Tom Irwin
rescued from water
  Martin-Baker
15th February 1965
Italy
Fiat G.91       Sgt.  D. Lagnese ejected   Martin-Baker
15th February 1965 RN Hunter       Lt. Richens ejected   Martin-Baker
 S. Lt. G. J. Broadwater ejected   Martin-Baker
18th February 1965
USMC 
F-8B Crusader 145538 VF-661

NAF Washington

  Capt. S. N. Prost ejected   Martin-Baker
18th February 1965
USA
Mohawk       S/Sgt. I. R. McFadden ejected   Martin-Baker
Capt. P L S. Stebbins ejected   Martin-Baker
21st February 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150897 VF-211 /CVA-19 USS Hancock failed launch, Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam Lt(jg) R. N. Smith ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd February 1965 Rhodesia / Zimbabwe Vampire T.11 RRAF
414
No. 2 Sqn. uncontrollable spin Officer Cadet W. "Bill" W. Buckle ejected   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. F. "Tol"  D. Janeke ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd February 1965
USMC 
F-8E Crusader 150290 VMF-235 in USA Capt. E. S. Kowalczyk ejected   Martin-Baker

 March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1965
USN 
F-8E Crusader 150928 VF-162 / CVA-34   Lt (jg)  R. A.Bengston ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4260 67 TFS / 18 TFW hit by 37/57 mm AAA nr Muang Xepon, Laos Major George W. Panas ejected and was recovered   Republic
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D 61-0214 67 TFS / 18 TFW hit by 37mm AAA nr Xom Bong military staging area, North Vietnam Captain Robert V. Baird ejected and was recovered   Republic
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4325 67 TFS/18 TFW Hit by heavy AAA during attack on Xom Bong military staging area nr Roi Et, NW of Ubon, Thailand Capt. K. L Spagnola ejected safely, recovered   Republic
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-100D 55-2857 613 TFS / 401 TFW

Da Nang

  1st Lt. Hayden J. Lockhard Jr. ejected (POW) NAA
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-100D 56-3150 428th TFS / 474 TFW Takkhli   Lt. J. A. Cullen    
4th March 1965
USMC
F-4 Phantom       1st Lt. L. P. Wilson ejected   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. PLE.Goodenough ejected   Martin-Baker
8th March 1965
USAF
F-105D 61-0067 49 TFW El Uotia range, Libya pilot ejected safely   Republic
8th March 1965
USMC
F-8D Crusader 148690 VMF(AW)-451 38 miles from Key West 1.Lt. J. W. Maples ejected   Martin-Baker
8th March 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 145612 VMCJ-2 Cherry Point in USA Captain Gary A. Davis
ejected
Martin-Baker
Mk.5
9th March 1965
USN
Fury       Lt. S. O. Carter ejected   Martin-Baker
17th March 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       LT B. P. L. Scott ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. J. W. Ryan ejected   Martin-Baker
19th March 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       Lt.  Vermesch ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd March 1965
Italian A. F.
Fiat G91       Capt. B.OrtEnsi ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4233 67 TFS/18 TFW hit by 14.5 mm AAA, in Gulf of Tonkin nr Hong Le, c40 M N of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam Lt. Col. Robinson Risner ejected and rescued

(1st ejection)

Republic
26th March 1965 RN Hunter       PJ.Searle ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. Hadcock ejected   Martin-Baker
26th March 1965
USN
A-4E 150130

NP 2??

VA-212 /CVA-19 USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam Cdr. K. L. Shugart ejected   Douglas
26th March 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148664
NL 400
VF‑154
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
AAA North Vietnam Lt. C. E.. Wangeman Jr. ejected - rescued   Martin-Baker Mk.5
29th March 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148642, NL 407 VF‑154
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
AAA North Vietnam Cdr. W. N. Donnelly ejected - rescued   Martin-Baker Mk.5
29th March 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 150078

NL 5??

VFA-155

USS Coral Sea

AAA

North Vietnam

Cdr. Jack H. Harris ejected - rescued   Douglas
31st March 1965
USAF
F-100D 55-2906 613 TFS / 410 TFW-  Da Nang Laos Captain Ron A. Bigoness   NAA

  April

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd April 1965
USN
A-4C 148557 VA-216 / USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. Raymond A Vohden ejected (POW)   Douglas
3rd April 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0075 45th TRS AAA in  North Vietnam Capt. Herschel S. "Scotty" Morgan ejected (POW) Weber
3rd April 1965

or 4th???


USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4217 67 TFS/18 TFW AAA - during attack on Thanh Hoa railroad bridge, North Vietnam Capt. Carlyle S. Harris ejected just W of Thanh Hoa (POW) Republic
5th April 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 59-1742 354 TFS/355 TFW Hit by AAA over RP3.  North Vietnam Captain T. Gay, ejected and was rescued.   Republic
8th April 1965 RN Sea Hawk       Lt. Cdr. M.W.M.Barron ejected   Martin-Baker
8th April 1965 Sweden J35A       Captain G. B Fritjofsson   Saab
7th April 1965
USMC
F-8C Crusader 146925 VMF(AW)-334 in USA Major D. G. Keast ejected   Martin-Baker
9th April 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148841

NL 3??

VFA-153

USS Coral Sea

AAA

North Vietnam

Lt. Cdr. C. H. McNeil ejected - rescued   Douglas
9th April   1965
USN
F‑4B Phantom II 151425 VF‑96
USS Ranger
CVA-61
non combat - BARCAP. Starboard engine failed during the catapult shot and the aircraft crashed into the sea.

Vietnam

    Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. William E. Greer ejected, recovered Lt. (jg) P. Bruning ejected, recovered Martin-Baker

9th June 1965


US
F-4C Phantom II 64‑0674 45 TFS, 15 TFW on TDY, USAF, Ubon

ran out of fuel after a strike in South Vietnam.

    Martin-Baker
Capt C D Keeter (survived) Capt G L Getman (survived) Martin-Baker
12th April 1965
India A. F.
Gnat Mk.1       Flight Lieutenant P. Singh   Folland
13th April 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148557

NP 6??

 VA-216 /CVA-19 USS Hancock small arms fire, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. R. A. Vohden ejected (POW) CHECK DATE Douglas
16th April 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Ens. W. E. Walthall ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg) B.H.Thompson ejected   Martin-Baker
17th April 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       Capt. Suquet ejected   Martin-Baker
18th April 1965


DDR

MiG‑21 F‑13

74 2011
654
JG‑8 Crashed, Germany Lt. K.Dressel   SK-1
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
20th April 1965 RAF Jet Provost T3 3TDS XM428 Northallerton, Yorkshire P.O Sharples ejected   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. Swaine ejected   Martin-Baker
20th April 1965 RAF Jet Provost T3 3TFS XN631 Northallerton, Yorkshire Flg. Off.  Pack ejected   Martin-Baker
21st April 1965 RN Sea Vixen       Lt. K. R. Alderson ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd April 1965 RAF Gnat T1 XR950 4TFS / 27 collision with  XS108 over Carmel, south of Caernarvon Flight Lieutenant R. C. Tyler   Folland
23rd April 1965 German A. F. F-104G 8108

EA-108

AG 51 Engine failure near Aich Flt Sgt Josef Heidler   Stanley
24th April 1965

Italian A. F.
MB 326       Lt. P. R. Boni ejected   Martin-Baker
26th April 1965 German A. F.  TF-104G 5729

TA-163

MFG 1

Loss of engine power, crashed into Schilling straights

 

 Lt. (JG) Klaus Rösner ejected   Stanley
Lt. (JG) Heinz-Ulrich Lutz ejected   Stanley
27th April 1965 RN Scimitar       Lt. I. P. F. Meiklejohn ejected   Martin-Baker

29th April 1965


USAF

F-100D

55-2948

50th TFW, 10th TFS

crashed 22 mi compressor stall ESE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

29th April 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0190 15th TRS/18th TFW operating from Udorn AAA in Laos Capt.Charles E. Shelton ejected (POW - MIA/DIC)   Weber
27th April 1965
USAF
Ryan XV-5A Vertifan Prototype 62-4505   During a press demonstration at Edwards with another Vertifan violently pitched nose down  Ryan Test Pilot Louis "Lou" Everett ejected, but the ejection seat failed, his parachute caught on the plane’s high tail Killed  

 May

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd May 1965
RAF
Javelin       Flg. Off.  J. Cooke ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd May 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146833 VMCJ-2 in USA Capt. R. B. Goodman ejected   Martin-Baker
4th May 1965
USMC
F-4 Phantom       Capt. J. H. Vandever ejected   Martin-Baker
Capt. J. P. Dawson ejected   Martin-Baker
6th May 1965
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. J. Crown ejected   Martin-Baker
6th May 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0045 45th TRS lost to gunfire over North Vietnam Capt. Robert Austin Stubberfield (MIA)

(bleeper heard indicating possible ejection)

  Weber
7th May 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 59-1718 354 TFS/355 TFW Lost to groundfire over RP4 / North Vietnam Major R. E. Lambert ejected and rescued Gulf of Tonkin, E of Thanh Hoa   Republic
8th May 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145628

PP 9??

VFP-63 / CVA 41 AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg)  W. B. Wilson ejected   Martin-Baker
10th May 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 147913 VC-10 in USA Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
11th May 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148489  VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway non combat, Vietnam Pilot ejected   Douglas
12th May 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0125 563 TFS / 23 TFW   Pilot ejected   Republic
12th May 1965
Swiss A. F.
Venom       STDT C. Schmid ejected   Martin-Baker
13th May 1965 Civ Buccaneer       Lt.  Cdr.  P. Millet ejected   Martin-Baker
MR J. R. Harris ejected   Martin-Baker
17th May 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150992 VF-174 in USA Lt. J. B. Best ejected   Martin-Baker
17th May 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4222 44 TFS/18 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, North Vietnam Captain J. U. Taliaferro ejected S of Khe Bo and was recovered   Republic
18th May 1965   Canadair Sabre JC-372   Engine failure on approach to Pferdsfeld Pilot ejected   NAA
18th May 1965
Italian A. F.
MB 326       S/TEN A. Dalmas ejected   Martin-Baker
S/TEN R. Corda ejected   Martin-Baker
18th May 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1753 563 TFS/23 TFW Shot down over Laos hit by heavy gun fire and aircraft caught fire Captain David Louis Hrdlicka  ejected nr Muang Liat but MIA (probably POW - DIC) Republic
20th May 1965
USN
F-4B Phantom ?? VA-113 / CVS-20 USS Bennington non combat, Vietnam Pilot ejected ???   Martin-Baker
23rd May 1965
USAF
F-105D 61-0054 354 TFS/355 TFW hit by light automatic weapons, North Vietnam pilot ejected in Gulf of Tonkin E of Vinh, rescued   Republic
25th May 1965 Indian A. F. Hunter       Flt. Lt. V. Pais ejected   Martin-Baker
28th May 1965
USN
F-8C Crusader 146976 VF-24 in USA Cdr.  H. J. Post ejected   Martin-Baker
30th May 1965
RN
Sea Vixen       S. Lt. Cotterill ejected   Martin-Baker
S. Lt. Kenward ejected   Martin-Baker
31st May 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-438 35 TFS/6441 TFW hit by gunfire, North Vietnam Robert D. Peel ejected c5 M SW of Thanh Hoa (POW)   Republic
                 

 June

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st June 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146881

PP 9??

VFP-63 / CVA-41 USS Midway AAA. North Vietnam Lt. M. R. Fields ejected   Martin Baker
2nd June 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151144 VA-23 Black Knight/ USS Midway over sea Lt. (jg) David M. Christian seen to eject - no parachute   Douglas
2nd June 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151161

NE 349

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

NE 2??

VA-22 / CVA-41 USS Midway

Shot down AAA while on an armed road reconnaissance mission over northern Laos.

Lt. Raymond P. Ilg ejected successfully and, following three days of evading capture deep inside enemy territory, was rescued by a helicopter.   Douglas
4th June 1965
USMC
Cougar       Capt. P. L. James ejected   Martin Baker
5th June 1965
USAF
F-105D 61-0133 563 TFS/23 TFW hit by heavy gunfire over North Vietnam Captain Walter B. Kosko ejected safely E of Nong Khai, Thailand   Republic
7th June 1965
USMC
Cougar       1/Lt. M. H. Rose ejected   Martin Baker
8th June 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4290 354 TFS/355 TFW hit by heavy gunfire, North Vietnam Captain Harold Rademacher ejected safely c15 M S of Ha Tinh and was recovered   Republic
8th June 1965
USAF
B-57B 62-4290 13 TBS / 405 FW - Tan Son Nhut North Vietnam Captain Gordon F. Nelson ejected   Douglas
Captain James R. Carnes ejected   Douglas
9th June 1965
USAF
F-4C Phantom 64-0674 45 TFS / 15 TFW - Ubon ran out of fuel after a strike in South Vietnam Capt. C. D. Keeter ejected   Martin Baker
Capt. G. L. German ejected   Martin Baker

9 June 1965

F‑4C 64‑0674 45 TFS, 15 TFW on TDY, USAF, Ubon Capt C D Keeter (survived)

Capt G L Getman (survived)

The first USAF F‑4 Phantom unit to arrive in Southeast Asia was the 45th TFS, which deployed to Ubon in April when elements of the 15th TFW arrived from MacDill AFB, Florida. This was not only the first aircraft lost from Ubon but it was also the first USAF Phantom lost in the war. The aircraft had to be abandoned when it ran out of fuel after a strike in South Vietnam.

12th June 1965 German A. F.  F-104G 9047

DA-259

JaboG 31 Engine failure near Suippes Range/France

Capt. Günter Angermann ejected

  Stanley
12th June 1965
USAF
F-100D Super Sabre 55-3702 615 TFS / 401 TFW Da Nang Don Luan, 10 miles northeat of Bien Hoa Captain Lawrence T. Holland ejected safely, Killed in shootout on ground with VC    
13th June 1965
USAF
F-100D Super Sabre 55-3600 416 TFS / 3 TFW Da Nang South Vietnam Captain E. F. Gallarco ejected ??    
14th June 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4220 44 TFS/18 TFW hit by gunfire, North Vietnam Lawrence "Larry" N. Guarino ejected E of Sop Long   Republic
16th June 1965
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. W. J. Smith ejected   Martin Baker
Lt. M. R. Syptak ejected   Martin Baker

20 June 1965

 

US
F-4C Phantom II 64‑0685 45 TFS, 15 TFW on TDY, USAF, Ubon

shot down by  by 37 mm AAA near Ta Chan  North Vietnam over Son La, in northwestwhile bombing a military complex.

[Not shot down by a Mig as was stated in the book, Air Losses in SE Asia]

  Martin-Baker
Capt Paul Anthony Kari
ejected
(POW)
Capt Curt H Briggs
ejected (survived rescued the following day, probably by a USAF or Air America helicopter.
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

". . .l I was rescued the next day by Air America, a H-17 piloted by Dick Casterlin.  The first day Dick got shot up while I was running to the Helicopter and had to leave me."
Capt Curt H Briggs

22nd June 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146878 VFP-63 NAF El Centro ENS John Ballard Stewart ejected   Martin Baker
22nd June 1965
USAF
F-100D 56-3340 615 TFS / 401 TFW, Da Nang out of fuel, South Vietnam Pilot ejected    
22nd June 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader     Vietnam Lt. Cdr.  R. E. Wheedon ejected   Martin Baker
22nd June 1965
RAF
Javelin FAW9R XH877 64 Sqn Tawau Sabah, East Malaysia     Martin Baker
Flt. Lt. P. J. Hart ejected Flt. Lt. P. E. "Dinger" Dell ejected Martin Baker
FEEDBACK

Reference the loss of XH877 on the 22nd of June 1965 over Tawau, Sabah,
I was stationed at RAF Labuan and can remember reading a signals report on the crash.
The pilot had shouted " eject...eject...eject" but the navigator for some unknown reason did not hear him: he was therefore, very surprised when his pilot suddenly and explosively departed! To his credit he soon followed.
The report also had a typing error that became the talk of the communications wing, stating that the pilot had "ejaculated".
I stand to be corrected on the above as this information is not from the horses mouth but I hope it all adds to your excellent website.

Kind regards

Barry Finch
in email 8th March 2010

23rd June 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4319 357th TFS / 355th TFW Takhli ground fire, North Vietnam Major Robert Wilson ejected nr Khe Ve, c60 M NW of Dong Hoi - rescued   Republic
25th June1965


DDR

MIG‑21 PFM

761002
835
JG‑8 Technical problem. Crashed Polen, Germany Olt Klaus‑Dieter Conrad ejected   SK-1
26th June 1965
RAF
Lightning F3 XR712 111 Sqn Watergate Bay, near St. Mawgan Flt.  Lt. A. Doyle ejected   Martin Baker
29th June 1965
German A. F.
Canadair Sabre   JG73 Flame-out near Gomaringen Oberleutriant Jörg Jonatzke ejected   NAA
29th June 1965
German A. F.
F-104G  7071

DC-126

JaboG 33

Spatial disorientation after lightning strike,

  crashed near Grossouire/France

1st Lt Helmar Habig ejected

  Stanley
29th June 1965 classified         crew member ejected   Martin Baker
crew member ejected   Martin Baker
29th June 1965
USAF
B-57B 53-3895 8 TBS / 405 TFW, Da Nang approach to Da Nang engine exploded, wing separated Captain Samuel P. Chambers ejected too low (KIA)   Douglas
1st Lt. Robert G. Landringham ejected too low (KIA)   Douglas
30th June 1965


DDR

MIG‑21 PFM

761003
837
JG‑8 Technical problem. Crashed Germany Ltn Walter Ludwig ejected   SK-1
30th June 1965
USN
F‑8E 150657, NM 4'?'? VF‑194
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
AAA; South Vietnam Lt. Cdr. R. E. Weedon ejected, recovered   Martin Baker Mk.5

 July 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st July 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150288 VMF(AW)-235 in USA Capt. E. S. Kowalcsyk ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd July 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4398 563 TFS / 23 TFW, Takhli fuel exhaustion Pilot ejected   Republic
6th July 1965
USN
A-6 Intruder       Cdr.  R. D. Pollard ejected   Martin-Baker
7th July 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4232 12 TFS/18 TFW shot down with automatic weapons Capt. Don I. Williamson ejected c15 M SE of Vinh - (MIA)   Republic
14th July 1965 German A. F. F-84       O/Lt. H. Escher ejected   Martin-Baker
14th July 1965
USN
A-6A Intruder 151584

AG 507

VA-75
CVW‑7
USS Independence
CVA-62
own Mk-82 bombs Martin-Baker
Lt. Donald "Don" V. Boecker ejected Lt. Donald "Don"  R. Eaton ejected Martin-Baker
15th July 1965 Venezualan Jet Provost       Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
crew member ejected   Martin-Baker
15th July 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149576

NL 308

VFA-153

USS Coral Sea

AAA, North Vietnam Lt. A. J. Bennett ejected - rescued   Douglas
15th July 1965 RN Scimitar       A. C. Hill ejected   Martin-Baker
16th July 1965
USN
F-8C Crusader 145600 VC-4 in USA Ens. D. K. Johnson ejected   Martin-Baker
18th July 1965
USN
A-6A Intruder 151585

AG 508

VA-75 / CVA-62 USS Independence own Mk-82 bombs, Laos Martin-Baker
Cdr.  Jeremiah A. Denton ejected (POW) Lt. (jg)  William M. Tschudy ejected (POW) Martin-Baker
20th July 1965
USAF
F-100D 56-3170 429 TFS / 474 TFW, Bien Hoa struck tree Pilot ejected   NAA
21st July 1965
USAF
F-100D 56-3334 481 TFS / 27 TFW, Tan Son Nhut shot down Captain John T. Parker ejected ??   NAA
22nd July 1965 Civ Lightning       Mr. G. Elkington ejected   Martin-Baker
Mr. J. Dell ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd July 1965
USAF
F-4 Phantom     combat Capt. Fobair ejected   Martin-Baker
Kieren ejected   Martin-Baker
24th July 1965
USN
A-6A Intruder 151585

AG 508

VA-75
CVW‑7
USS Independence
CVA-62
own Mk-82 bombs     Martin-Baker
Lt. R. P. Bordone ejected Lt. (jg) P. F.  Moffett ejected Martin-Baker

24july 1965

 

US
F-4C Phantom II 63‑7599 47 TFS,15 TFW on TDY, USAF, Ubon

providing CAP

first US airmen to be shot down

by a North Vietnamese SA‑2 surface‑to‑air‑missile 40 miles west of Hanoi

  Martin-Baker

Capt Roscoe Henry Fobair (KIA)

 Capt Richard Paul Keirn (POW) Martin-Baker
24th July 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4373 80 TFS/6441 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, Laos pilot ejected c15 M SW of Khe Sanh, on Laos side of border and was recovered   Republic
27th July 1965


DDR

MiG‑21 F‑13

74 1003
617
JG‑3 Technical problem. Crashed Dobern, Germany Lt. J.Ebert ejected   SK-1
27th July 1965
USN
A-6 Intruder     check crew with below Lt. Cdr.  G. B. Ball ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg)  G. F. Wagner ejected   Martin-Baker
27th July 1965
USN
A-6 Intruder       Lt. Cdr.  J. N. Spartz ejected   Martin-Baker
27th July 1965 Danish A. F. F-100D 54-2301     Maj.  P. J. Ensen ejected   Martin-Baker
27th July 1965 Norwegian A. F. F-86       2/Lt. R. Folven ejected   Martin-Baker
27th July 1965 14:00h
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0113 563 TFS / 23 TFW hit by ground fire North Vietnam Kile D. Berg ejected c10 M W of Viet Tri, c40M NW of Hanoi (POW)   Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4252 12 TFS/18 TFW hit by ground fire North Vietnam Robert B. Purcell ejected nr Tu Vu, c40 M W of Hanoi (POW)   Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4407 12 TFS/18 TFW
Korat Royal Thai Air Base
hit by heavy automatic weaponsfire, North Vietnam Captain Frank Tullo ejected nr Thanh Son, c40 M WNW of Hanoi and was recovered   Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4257 563 TFS/12 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, North Vietnam Captain Kosko ejected safely nr Tu Vu, nr 'Black River', c40 M W of Hanoi but became MIA   Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0131 4 TFW Konya gunnery range, Turkey Pilot ejected safely   Republic
28th July 1965
German A. F.
Fiat G.91       O/Lt. B. Bernhardi ejected   Martin-Baker
28th July 1965
USN
F-4B Phantom II 150646
NE 101
VF-21 / CVA-41 USS Midway ombat air patrol due to a double flameout and complete electrical failure at 6500
feet while on combat air patrol off the USS Midway (CVA-41)
in the Tonkin Gulf off Vietnam.
    Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. E. W. Fitzsimmons ejected picked out of the gulf by a USS Midway helicopter Lt. (jg) Ronald L. Griffith ejected picked out of the gulf by a USS Midway helicopter Martin-Baker
28th July 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk BuNo149962

NE 341

VA-23
Black Knight/ CVA-41 USS Midway
own Mk-82 bomb, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) G. R. Townsend Jr. ejected and was rescued.    
29th July 1965 RAF Jet Provost T3 XN603 6 TFS False fire warning

Eshot near RAF Acklington

AP/O S. J. Roncoroni ejected   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. J. J. Walker ejected   Martin-Baker
                 

 August 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd August 1965
USMC
F-8A Crusader 145328 NAS Dallas Marine Base ? Maj.  S. J. Dolan ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4249 12 TFS/18 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, North Vietnam Robert Norlan Daughtrey ejected nr Thanh Hoa, breaking both arms (POW)   Republic
3rd August 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0098 421 TFS/355 TFW hit by heavy automatic weapons fire, North Vietnam Major Joseph E. Bower  ejected over the coastline off Vinh and was never found   Republic
5th August 1965
USAF
RB-57E 55-4243 Det. 1 / 6250 CSG, Tan Son Nhut on return to airfield at Tan Son Nhut Captain Richard E. Damon ejected   Douglas
Captain Richard C. Crist ejected   Douglas
6th August 1965
USAF
B-57B 53-3919 8/13 TBS / 405 TFW, Da Nang Lost to ground fire near Nha Trang, Vietnam Captain Larry J. Horacek
ejected

[see also  17 April 1966 and FEEDBACK]]

  Douglas
1st Lt. Robert W Johnson
ejected
  Douglas
FEEDBACK

Hello,
A minor correction for one of the entries in your database.

 On 6 August 1965 you list Captain Horacek and Lieutenant Johnson's aircraft 53-3919 as being an RB-57E. Baugher lists this aircraft as being a B-57B.

I believe that to be correct as it is consistent with conversations I had with Larry Horacek.  I flew with him hundreds of times over a six year period and I know from this that his mission in Vietnam was not reconnaissance but strafing and bombing.

Further, he said that this was a “controlled bailout” after battle damage made a normal landing impossible.  It occurred at the shoreline near Nha Trang and that both were rescued.  The aircraft crashed on land despite efforts to shoot it out of the air.

His ejection from 53-3833 on 17 April 1966 on the other hand he described as happening more or less at treetop level from a burning/exploding airplane.  He was not sure if he even had full parachute deployment but he traveled somewhat horizontally through the tree tops.  He had to cut his way out of his parachute and was rescued after about an hour on the ground in North Vietnam. . . .

Chuck Ross, in email 21st July 2007
[data entry amended on 22nd July 2007]

9th August 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. Cdr.  J. F. Dorsey ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. F.G. Staudenmayer ejected   Martin-Baker
10th August
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0184 18 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, Laos Captain M. J. Kelch ejected N of Ba Xay and was recovered   Republic
11th August
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0172 563 TFS/23 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, North Vietnam Captain L. E. Wilson ejected c10 M N of Vinh  and was recovered   Republic
11th August 1965
USN
Cougar       Lt. Cdr.  T. B. Green ejected   Martin-Baker
12th August 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 150067
NL 5??
VA‑155
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
AAA North Vietnam Lt. W. T. Fidelibus ejected - rescued   Douglas
13th August 1965


DDR

MiG‑21 F‑13

741603
631
JG‑9 Crashed, Germany Maj Gunther Schmidt ejected at 500m   SK-1
13th August 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146849 PP 920 Det. D VFP‑63
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
AAA in  North Vietnam Maj.  P. A. Manning ejected, recovered   Martin-Baker Mk.5
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
13th August 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0186 363rd TRW AAA in  North Vietnam Captain Frederic M. Mellor ejected (MIA)   Weber
13th August 1965
RCAF
CF‑104 104738 4 Wing Baden Engine failure during flight

Flt. Lt. E. A. Seitz

  Lockheed C-2
16th August 1965 classified         Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
16th August 1965
USA
Mohawk       Mr. R. J. Anderson ejected   Martin-Baker
CWO P. L. Kelly ejected   Martin-Baker
17th August 1965 German N. F-104F 5051

BB-364

 WaSLw 10 Crashed after heavy landing near Wangerland Lt. Eberhard Eichler (Navy) ejected   Stanley
Capt Dietmar Engel ejected   Stanley
17th August 1965
USMC
F-8D Crusader 148671 VMF(AW)-451 / VCA-59 ? Lt. COL R. N. Smith ejected   Martin-Baker
20th August 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 57-5806 4520 CCTW engine failure, Nevada, USA pilot ejected nr Pahrump safely   Republic
22nd August 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4235 36 TFS/6441 TFW hit by gunfire, North Vietnam Pilot ejected c30 M W of Thanh Hoa and was rescued   Republic
22nd August 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146884 VMCJ-1 non combat - Vietnam 1/Lt. J. Dodson ejected   Martin-Baker
24th August 1965
USAF
F-4 Phantom       1/Lt. M. J. Phillips ejected   Martin-Baker
24th August 1965
USN
F-4B Phantom II 152215

NE-21

VF-21
CVW‑2
USS Midway
CVA-41
Strike against the Dragon's Jaw Bridge at Thanh Hoa. SA-2 at about 11,000 feet  near the village of Phu Ban, north of Thanh Hoa,  North Vietnam Martin-Baker
Cdr. Frederick Augustus  W. Franke ejected
POW

released on 12th February 1973

Lt. Cdr. Robert Hartch Doremus ejected
POW

released on 12th February 1973

Martin-Baker
24th August 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149490
NE-211
VA-22
Redcock
CVA-41
USS Midway
small arms or AAA, North Vietnam LTJG R. M. Brunhaver ejected (POW) Douglas
26th August 1965
USN
A-1H 139720
AH 592
VA‑152; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
AAA; North Vietnam Lt. (jg) Edward A. Davis
POW
 

Ed didn't actually eject.  Newton's First Law of Motion applied. He was thrown out of the aircraft, unexpectedly.  He had opened the canopy, released all his fittings (oxygen, radio cords,   seat and shoulder belts, etc.) as he prepared to bail out (no ejection system in the A1*). Suddenly, he was flying through space (at night, low altitude  about 200 feet over ground).  He wingman saw his aircraft pitch into the  ground and explode.  Ed was reported KIA.  His wingman was sure of it.  Ed  pulled the rip cord, took a swing in the chute, and landed.  Two years later his family found out he was alive. 

*Later A-1's were fitted with the Stanley Parachute Extraction System
 

27th August 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       Lt. C. Roffignac ejected   Martin-Baker
27th August 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       Capt. D. Saget ejected   Martin-Baker
25th August 1965 Curtiss-Wright X-19   Pomona Motor on left side fell off. Crashed into a swamp      
Capt. James V. Ryan
ejected
Bernard J. Hughes
ejected
 
   
28th August 1965
USAF
F-105F Thunderchief 63-8282 67th TFS / 18th TFW / PACAF

Callsign "Elm Lead" out of Korat AB, Thailand

hit by light automatic weapons, North Vietnam Captain Wesley D Schierman ejected N of Son La, c140 M W of Hanoi (POW)   Republic
29th August 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146828

PP 919

Det. G VPF-63 / USS Oriskany 25 miles northwest of Vinh Lt. Henry S. McWhorter possible ejected   Martin-Baker
29th August 1965
USAF
F-105 Thunderchief 61-0193 67 TFS/18 TFW Possibly own bomb exploded or AAA, North Vietnam  Ronald E. Byrne, Jr. ejected nr Bac Yen, W of Hanoi (POW) Republic
31st August 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0185 67 TFS/18 TFW hit by 37mm AAA,North Vietnam Major W. H. Bollinger ejected N of Yen Chau, c100 M W of Hanoi and was rescued   Republic

 September 

 --  from   at . .DATE ???

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
September
USN
A-4B Skyhawk 142787 Dugway, UT 787 was disassembled, trucked to O&R Alameda and repaired Lt. Cdr. Bill Odman ejected    
1st September 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. (jg)  C.Stark ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg)  J. S. Reed ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd September 1965 German A. F. Fiat G.91       FW M. Straber ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd September 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4389 36 TFS/6441 TFW hit by 37/57mm AAA, North Vietnam James Q. Collins ejected nr Yen Chau, W of Hanoi(POW) Republic
2nd September 1965 German A. F. Fiat G.91       O/Lt. P. Lemke ejected   Martin-Baker
4th September 1965 Pakistan A. F. F-86 Sabre     shot down in combat, Akhnoor Flg. Off. N M. Butt ejected   NAA
6th September 1965
IIndian A. F.
Hunter   7 Sqn shot down over Halwara, India Flg. Off.  Pingale ejected   Martin-Baker
6th September 1965
IIndian A. F.
Hunter   7 Sqn shot down over Halwara, India Flg. Off.  Gandhi ejected   Martin-Baker
6th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
F-86 Sabre ? 5 Sqn shot down over Halwara, India Sqn. Ldr. Sarfaraz A. Rafiqui attempted to eject but left it too late - KIA NAA
6th September 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4337 67 TFS/18 TFW Korat hit by heavy gunfire, North Vietnam Captain John Thomas Clark
ejected in Gulf of Tonkin off Ha Tinh and was rescued
  Republic
6th September 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4401 388 TFW Nevada, USA
minor accident
see also
5 May 67
Pilot ejected ??   Republic
  On 62-4401 F105 Lost SEA 5 May 67 469 FS Korat  not 6 Sept 65 minor accident
6th September 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4400 562 TFS / 23 TFW, Takhli Northern Thailand Captain Gary D Barnhill   Republic
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
6th September 1965
USAF
B-57E 52-1544 8/13 TBS / 405 FW engine fire Captain W. C. Hamman ejected   Douglas
Captain R. J. Lane ejected   Douglas
7th September 1965
IIndian A. F.
Hunter   27 Sqn near Sargodha Sqn. Ldr. O. N. Kackar ejected   Martin-Baker
7th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
F-104     shot down in combat, Sargodha Flt. Lt. Amjad Husain ejected Lockheed / Stanley
8th September 1965
Sweden
J.32 B.       Pilot Officer H. G. Portland   Saab
Flying Navigator S. L. Jacobson   Saab
8th September 1965
IIndian A. F.
Hunter   7 Sqn AAA Flg. Off.  M. V. Singh ejected (POW)   Martin-Baker
8th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
?     Lahore sector Flt. Lt. Sadruddin ejected   Martin-Baker
8th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Hunter       Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
8th September 1965 ??
IIndian A. F.
Mystere   ? hit by ground fire Flg. Off. D. P. Chinoy ejected in Pakistan, escaped to India   SNCASO
9th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151134
AH352
VA‑163; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
AAA; North Vietnam Cdr. James Bond Stockdale ejected
POW
Douglas
9th September 1965
Swiss A. F.
Venom       Lt. Gmunder ejected   Martin-Baker
9th September 1965
IIndian A. F.
Mystere     hit by ground fire Flt. Lt. I. F. Hussain ejected in Pakistan, escaped to India   SNCASO
9th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151134

AH 352

VA-163 CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Cdr. James B. Stockdale   Douglas
10th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 149991 NL 500 VA‑155
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
AAA; North Vietnam Capt Wendell B. Rivers ejected
POW
Douglas
13th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Gnat Mk.1   2 Sqn SD by Flt Lt Yusuf Khan,  F-86 Flt Lt A N  Kale   Folland
13th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere   8 Sqn AAA Lahore Flt Lt L  Sadarangani ejected (POW)   SNCASO
13th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
F-86 Sabre ? 32 Wing Too low level an attack on goods yard of Gurdaspur Station - hit by fragments of exploding wagons Sqn. Ldr. Alauddin "Butch" Ahmed ejected - believed killed during parachute descent NAA
14th September 1965 (or 13th Sept ??)
IIndian A. F.
Hunter      combat in Taran Taran, Pakistan Flt. Lt. Sharma ejected in India   Martin-Baker
14th September 1965
Swiss A. F.
Venom       SGT/Maj.  Schneeberger ejected   Martin-Baker
14th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
B-57     Adampur Flt. Lt. Sheikh  ejected (POW)   Douglas AMI
Flt. Lt. B. A. Chaudri ejected  (POW)   Douglas AMI
16th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
F-86     shot down in combat, Taran Taran Flg. Off. M. I. Shaukat ejected (POW)   Martin-Baker
16th September 1965
USAF
F-105 Thunderchief 61-0189 67 TFS/18 TFW hit by 37/57mm AAA, North Vietnam Raymond J. Merritt ejected c15 M N of Thanh Hoa (POW) Republic
16th September 1965
USAF
F-105 Thunderchief 61-0217 67 TFS/18 TFW hit by heavy gunfire, North Vietnam Robinson Risner ejected c10 M N of Thanh Hoa, a few M N of Thanh Hoa railway bridge (2nd ejection) (POW)   Republic
18th September 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader       Cdr.  J. R. Foster ejected   Martin-Baker
19th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Gnat Mk.1   9 Sqn   Flt Lt V M  Mayadev ejected (?)   Folland
19th September 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. (jg)  P. S.Anselmo ejected   Martin-Baker
19th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150309 VF-13 / CVA-38 ? Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1965 RN Scimitar       Lt. P. "Paddy" A. Waring ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1965
Pakistan A. F.
F-86     shot down in combat, Lahore sector Flt. Lt. A. H. Mailk ejected   NAA
20th September 1965
Indian A. F.
Hunter       S/L S. K. Sharma ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1965
USAF
F-104C 56-0883 436 TFS / 479 TFW, Da Nang Shot down by Chinese MiG-19 Captain Phillip E. Smith ejected (POW) Stanley C2
20th September 1965
USAF
F-104C 56-0911 436 TFS / 479 TFW, Da Nang       Stanley
20th September 1965
USAF
F-104C 57-0921 436 TFS / 479 TFW, Da Nang       Stanley
20th September 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0082 334 TFS/355 TFW, Tan Son Nhut hit by heavy gunfire, North Vietnam Willis E. Forby ejected nr Huong Khe, c40 M S of Vinh (POW)   Republic
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
20th September 1965
USAF
F-100D 56-3177 481 TFS / 27 TFW, Tan Son Nhut AAA Captain Joseph Reynes   NAA
21st September 1965
IIndian A. F.
Canberra   5 Sqn   Flg. Off.  Manmohan M. Lowe ejected
[rank also seen as Flt. Lt. ???]]
  Martin-Baker
21st September 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0200 562 TFS/23 TFW hit by 57mm AAA, Laos Captain Frederick R. Greenwood ejected nr Ban Na Phao and was rescued   Republic
22nd September 1965
German N.
F-104G 8197

BB-246

WaSLw 10 Engine failure near Stollhamm 1st Lt Uwe Focke ejected   Stanley
22nd September 1965
German A. F.
F-86       SGT K. H. Warzok ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd September 1965
Indian A. F.
Hunter Mk 56   20 Sqn AAA Flt. Lt. K. C. Cariappa ejected (POW)   Martin-Baker
" I ejected from a Hunter Mk 56 on 22 Sep 65. I was shot down by ground fire while attacking a troop position. Was flying very low when I was hit, my controls jammed, all the warning lights came on and I had shrapnel going through the cockpit. My #2 yelled I was on fire, a quick "I know" and I punched out using the overhead 'blind'. I think I must have been doing close to 400 knots and we were very, very low. All I recall is one of my boots flew off, and in the next moments I was on the ground."
K. C. Cariappa
22nd September 1965
Indian A. F.
Mystere   3 Sqn Own AAA Lahore Flt Lt P R Ramchandani   SNCASO
23rd September 1965
USAF
F-100D 55-3738 429th TFS / 474 TFW, Bien Hoa ground fire 1st Lt. G. W. Marlowe ejected ???   NAA
23rd September 1965   Canadair Sabre JC-367   Engine fire after take off Sardinia Pilot ejected (fatal)   NAA
24 September 1965
US
F-4C Phantom II 64‑0700 47 TFS,15 TFW on TDY, USAF, Ubon

AAA

attack on army barracks at the village of

Vinh Linh near the coast

    Martin-Baker
Capt Jack D Gravis (survived)ejected about five miles off the coast and recovered by HU‑16 Albatross, piloted by Maj D C Hollenfeld 1 Lt Wylie E Nolen (survived)ejected about five miles off the coast and recovered by HU‑16 Albatross, piloted by Maj D C Hollenfeld Martin-Baker
25th September 1965
USN
F‑8E  Crusader 149168 VF‑194
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
Operational loss pilot Lt. (jg)  D. C. Duffy ejected, recovered   Martin-Baker
25th September 1965
Norwegian A. F.
F-86       Maj.  G. Wergeland ejected   Martin-Baker
27th September 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0204 15th TRS/18th TFW gunfire in North Vietnam Capt. George R. Hall ejected (POW)   Weber
29th September 1965
French N.
F-8E(FN) Crusader No. 28 ? ? Lt. V. Imbert ejected   Martin-Baker
29th September 1965
RAF
Lightning F3 XP739 111 Sqn Battisford Hill, near Wattisham Flt. Lt. Hedley Molland ejected (2nd ejection see also 3-8-1955) Martin-Baker

 October

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd October 1965
USMC
A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 144973 Reserve Marine Attack 124 Collision with A-4B BuNo 142898 approx 20 miles south of Henderson Tennessee Captain Richard Elliot "Dick" Overman
 ejected safely
Douglas
3rd October 1965
USMC
A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142898 Reserve Marine Attack 124 Collision with A-4B BuNo 144973 approx 20 miles south of Henderson Tennessee Major H. L. Jackson USMC ejected safely   Douglas
5th October 1965
USAF
F-105 Thunderchief       Bruce G. Seeber ejected (POW)   Republic
5th October 1965
US
F-4C Phantom II 63‑7563

43 or 47 TFS,15 TFW on TDY, USAF, Ubon

 

on a road bridge at Lang Met, 40 miles northeast of Hanoi and just nine miles northeast of Kep

 

Martin-Baker

Capt James Otis Hivner (POW) ejected 15 miles northeast of Lang Met

1 Lt Thomas Joseph Barrett (POW) ejected 15 miles northeast of Lang Met Martin-Baker
5th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150848 VF-162 / CV-34 USS Oriskany Vietnam Lt. (jg)  Richard F. Adams ejected   Martin-Baker
5th October 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4376 36 TFS/6441 TFW shot down by AAA, North Vietnam Capt. Bruce G. Seeber  ejected near Lang Met bridge, c15 M N of Bac Giang and was captured (POW)   Republic
5th October 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4295 36 TFS/6441 TFW shot down by 37/57mm AAA, North Vietnam Lieutenant Colonel Dean A. Pogreba ejected near Lang Met bridge, c15 M N of Bac Giang (MIA)   Republic
5th October 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0178 15th TRS/18th TFW AAA in North Vietnam Pilot ejected and recovered   Weber
6th October 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0097 49 TFW gun shot off aircraft's nose during dart pass, engine stalled due to FOD ingestion - Libya pilot ejected safely 33 NM from Wheelus AB   Republic
7th October 1965
French N.
Etendard       2/MTR G. Hautot ejected   Martin-Baker
8th October 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145617 VFP‑63
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
non combat - Vietnam Lt. M. E. Dunne ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th October 1965
RN
Buccaneer       Lt. W. E. Markley ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr.  H. B. Chase ejected   Martin-Baker
11th October 1965
French A. F.
Mirage       SGT V. Marze ejected   Martin-Baker
13th October 1965
German A. F.
Fiat G.91       SGT W. Bruhns ejected   Martin-Baker
13th October 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0180 562 TFS/23 TFW hit by gunfire, North Vietnam pilot ejected nr Tuan Giao and was rescued   Republic
14th October 1965

check for 11th ??


USN
F‑8D Crusader 147899, NL 406 VF‑154
CVW‑15
USS Coral Sea
CVA-43
small arms fire; North Vietnam Lt J A Terhune, recovered famous photo ??? Martin-Baker Mk.5
15th October 1965 Norwegian A. F. F-86       2/Lt. S. Hernes ejected   Martin-Baker
15th October 1965
USAF
F-105 Thunderchief 62-4333 36 TFS/6441 TFW hit by 37mm AAA,  North Vietnam Thomas W. Sima ejected nr Moc Chau  (POW)   Republic
16th October 1965
USN
RA-5C 151615

AG 601

 /CVA-19 USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam      
Lt. Cdr. Jim F. Bell ejected (POW) Lt. Cdr. J. L. Hutton ejected (POW)  

17th October 1965

 

US
F-4B Phantom II 151515 VF‑84, USN, USS Independence

hit by AAA - Thai Nguyen road bridge, 30 miles due north of Hano

North Vietnam

i

  Martin-Baker
no strong evidence to show Lt Cdr Stanley Edward Olmstead (KIA) Lt(jg) Porter Alexander Halyburton (POW) Martin-Baker
17th October 1965
US
F-4B Phantom II 151494

VF‑84, USN, USS Independence

 

hit by AAA - North Vietnam

Martin-Baker
Ens Ralph Ellis Gaither (POW) Lt(jg) Rodney Allen Knutson (POW badly injured during the ejection suffering fractures to his neck and backbone.- killed two of his attackers before knocked unconscious by bullet that grazed his forehead and nose Martin-Baker
17th October 1965
US
F-4B Phantom II 150631 VF-41, USN, USS Independence

Struck by anti-aircraft artillery fire as they made a pass on the Thai Nguyen bridge located approximately 38 miles north of Hanoi made an effort to get "feet wet", the aircraft crashed near the town of Quang Lang, approximately 54 miles north of Haiphong and 65 miles northeast of Hanoi

Martin-Baker
Lt Roderick Lewis Mayer (KIA) Died of Wounds LINK Lt(jg) David Robert Wheat (POW) Martin-Baker
17th October 1965
USMC
F‑8E Crusader 149198 VMF(AW)‑212; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
Operational losses pilot recovered.   Martin-Baker

18th  October 1965

 

US
F-4C Phantom II 64‑0730 68 TFS, 8 TFW attached to 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat

raid on a railway bridge near Ha Tinh, 35 miles south of Vinh

Martin-Baker
Capt Thomas Edward Collins (POW)suffered compression fractures to several vertebrae 1 Lt Edward Alan  "Al" Brudno (POW) Martin-Baker
19th October 1965 classified         aviator ejected   Martin-Baker
19th October 1965 classified         aviator ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd October 1965
USN
Cougar       Lt. T. D. Wilburn ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd October 1965
USAF
F-105 Thunderchief 62-4350 36 TFS/6441 TFW hit by heavy automatic weapons fire North Vietnam Fred V. Cherry ejected 20 M N of Haiphong (POW)   Republic
25th October 1965 RN Hunter       Lt. S.Varma ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. J. Tod ejected   Martin-Baker

26th October 1965

 

US
F-4B Phantom II 151505 VF‑84, USN, USS Independence

hit by AAA - Attacking radar on the island of Bach Long Vi, 70 miles offshore from Haiphong, North Vietnam

    Martin-Baker
Lt Grover G Erickson (survived)  ejected about 10 miles south of the island and recovered  a US Navy vessel Lt(jg) John H Perry (survived) ejected about 10 miles south of the island and recovered by a Seasprite helicopter Martin-Baker
26th October 1965
USN
Cougar       Ens E. T. Saucier ejected   Martin-Baker
26th October 1965 Norwegian F-84       Capt. J. Aarsheim ejected   Martin-Baker
27th October 1965
USN
Cougar       Ens J. R. Greeve ejected   Martin-Baker
27th October 1965
USN
F‑8E Crusader 150655, NM 105 VF‑191
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
hit by SAM; North Vietnam  Lt. Dennis A. Moore ejected (POW) Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th October 1965
US
F-4B
Phantom II
150626 VF-41, USN, USS Independence

bombing run on a bridge about 25 miles west of the DMZ when his aircraft was hit by ground fire

    Martin-Baker
Lt Cdr A M Lindsey (survived) ejected at 1,500 feet. recovered by helicopter Lt(jg) Robert VU Cooper (survived) ejected 3,500 feet recovered by helicopter Martin-Baker

28th November 1965

 

US
F-4C 64‑0729 557 TFS, 12 TFW, USAF, Cam Ranh Bay

providing air support for the defenders of Pleiku, hit by ground fire less than two miles north of the airfield

    Martin-Baker
Capt R D Street (survived) ejected recovered by a USAF helicopter 1 Lt H J Knoch (survived) ejected recovered by a USAF helicopter Martin-Baker
30th October 1965 SAAF Buccaneer 417  
 
 
Pilot Capt Christiaan Maartin Jooste ejected   Martin-Baker
NavigatorLt Johannes Jurgens Antonie de Klerk ejected   Martin-Baker
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

 November 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
1st November 1965
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0174 15th TRS/18th TFW automatic weapons fire in North Vietnam Pilot ejected and recovered   Weber
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
2nd November 1965 Swiss A. F. Venom       Lt. F. Huggler ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd November 1965
French N
F-8E (FN) Crusader       Capt. Fille-Lambie ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd November 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148635 VF-111 / CVA-41 USS Midway non combat Pilot ejected   Martin Baker
4th November 1965
16:00

USN
F-8E Crusader 150893 VF-124 in USA Ens P. R. Laberge ejected   Martin-Baker
4th November 1965
USAF / Northrop
Northrop F-5A ??? Edward's Air Force Base Loss of control during test flight to evaluate extreme flight attitude conditions (high angle of attack and spin tests) Northrop test pilot
Richard G. "Dick" Thomas

ejected at 23,000 feet375 KIAS and rolling 360o/ sec
over Mount Whitney in the High Sierras
Northrop
5th November 1965
USMC
F-8E
Crusader
150665
WD 106
VMF (AW)212; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
struck by ground fire North Vietnam Capt. Harlan P. Chapman ejected POW Martin-Baker
7th November 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Nease ejected   Martin-Baker
7th November 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 150071

AH 343

VA-163 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. C. G. Wack ejected   Douglas
7th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 149191 VMF(AW) - 212 in USA Lt. Rothgaber ejected   Martin-Baker
8th November 1965 RAF Javelin FAW9R XH887 64 qn 5 miles off RAF Changi Flt. Lt. K. E. Fitchew ejected   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. Evans ejected   Martin-Baker
8th November 1965 RAF Javelin FAW9R XH959 64 Sqn 5 miles off RAF Changi Flt. Lt. P. G. W. Unsted ejected   Martin-Baker
8th November 1965 German A. F. Lockheed T-33       1/Lt. W. Schunemann ejected   Martin-Baker
12th November 1965 Civ Sea Hawk       Mr. J. Mullins ejected   Martin-Baker
12th November 1965 RAF Jet Provost T3 XM406 2FTS spin, Newark P/O I. G. Parfitt ejected   Martin-Baker
13th November 1965
USN
A-4E
Skyhawk
151067
AH 340
 VA‑163; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
AAA, North Vietnam Cdr. Harry T. Jenkins ejected POW Douglas
15th November 1965 Sweden Lansen       Pilot Officer L. Eriksson ejected   Saab
Flying Navigator I. Tikkala ejected   Saab
15th November 1965 RAF Jet Provost T4 XP621 3FTS fire warning

Near RAF Leeming

P/O G. Wheeler ejected   Martin-Baker
Flt.  Lt. J. Dearden ejected   Martin-Baker
16th November 1965
USMC
F-4 Phantom       1/Lt. R. C. Martinsen ejected   Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USN
F‑8E Crusader 150308, NM 402 VF‑194
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
hit by AAA; North Vietnam Cdr.  R. S. Chew ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin, recovered by helicopter - returned to Da Nang   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader

WD 103

150675 VMF(AW) - 212 /  CVA-34 USS Oriskany hit by AAA - North Vietnam - then flame out Captain R. C. Chaimson ejected   Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150875 VMF(AW)‑212; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
 details unclear 1/Lt. G. E. Peil ejected in sight of Bon Homme   Richard, recovered by helicopter   Martin-Baker
17 November 1965
USN
A‑4E Skyhawk 151083, AH 350 VA‑163; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
AAA; North Vietnam; LCdr Roy Howard "Hap"  Bowling
Parachute observed
POW ???
???? Douglas
17 November 1965
USN
A‑4E 151083, AH 350 VA‑163; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
AAA; North Vietnam; LCdr R H Bowling, POW    
18th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150875 VMF(AW) - 212 /CV-34 non combat loss Pilot Ejected   Martin-Baker
18th November 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0062 469 TFS/6234 TFW hit by gunfire, North Vietnam pilot ejected just W of Phu Quan, c30 M SW of Vinh safely and was rescued   Republic
18th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150332, NM 108 VF‑191
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
hit by AAA - North Vietnam - Lt. (jg)  W. D. Sharp ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin, recovered by helicopter   Martin-Baker
20th November 1965 RN Buccaneer       Lt. P. J. King ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. A. R. Gleadow ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd November 1965
USAF
        Lt. J. R. Glasgow ejected   Martin-Baker
Capt. J. A. Giglio ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd November 1965 RN Hunter       Lt. R. G. Rance ejected   Martin-Baker
24th November 1965 German A. F. F-104G  7172

DD-119

JaboG 31 Engine fire, crashed near Decimomannu, Italy 1st Lt Wolfgang Schaumburg ejected   Stanley
28th November 1965
USAF
F-4 Phantom     combat     Martin-Baker
Capt. Robert Street ejected Lt. Henry James Knoch ejected
[1st ejection - see also
4th May 1966; 16th September 1966]
Martin-Baker
28th November 1965
USN
F‑8E Crusader 150327, NM 104 VF‑191
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
hit by AAA; North Vietnam Cdr. Howard  E. Rutledge ejected, POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th November 1965
USN
F‑8E Crusader 150854, NM 411 VF‑194
CVW‑19
USS Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
hit by AAA; North Vietnam Lt. (jg) F. H. Harrington ejected, recovered
[see also
11th June 1963]
  Martin-Baker Mk.5

28th November 1965


US
F-4B 151409

VF‑92, USN, USS Enterprise

 

    Martin-Baker
Lt T J Potter (survived) Lt(jg) C W Schmidt (survived) Martin-Baker
28th November 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4285 335 TFS / 355 TFW hit by AAA -North Vietnam Jon A. Reynolds ejected  N of Xom Lom, c80 M W of Hanoi (POW)   Republic

 December 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st December 1965
USN
Skyray       Lt. R. S. McAfee ejected   Martin-Baker
2 December 1965
USN
F‑4B 151409, NG 206 VF‑92
CVW‑9
USS Enterprise
CVAN-65
own Mk82 bombs; South Vietnam     Martin-Baker
Lt T J Potter ejected, recovered Lt (jg) D W Schmidt ejected, recovered Martin-Baker
2nd December 1965
USN
F-4B Phantom 149468 VF‑96
CVW‑9
USS Enterprise
CVAN-65
non combat, Vietnam     Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg)  Robert J J. Miller ejected, recovered by HC‑1 detachment Seasprite helicopter Lt. (jg)  G. F. Martin ejected, recovered by HC‑1 detachment Seasprite helicopter Martin-Baker
7 December 1965
US
F-4B Phantom II 152261

VMFA‑323, MAG‑11, USMC, Da Nang

 

shot down missile or MiG-17 about 45 miles west of Thanh Hoa

  Martin-Baker
Maj John Howard "Howie" Dunn (POW)ejected safely and evaded capture for six days CWO John William Frederick (POW ‑ Died of typhoid on 19 July 1972) Martin-Baker
7th December 1965 RAAF Vampire       Flg. Off.  A. J. Perry ejected   Martin-Baker
8th December 1965
USMC
A-6 Intruder       CW02 W. D. Carr ejected   Martin-Baker
1/Lt. J. H. Bentley ejected   Martin-Baker

9th December 1965


USAF

F-100D

56-3216

50th TFW

engine flameout crashed 59 mi ENE of Wheelus AB, Libya

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA

10th December 1965 classified         aviator ejected   Martin-Baker
                 
12th December 1965
Pakistan A. F.
F-104 Starfighter     Shot down by Flt. Lt. Bharat Bushan Soni IAF over the Arabian Sea Wg. Cdr. Mervyn H. Middlecoat SJ ejected at low level into the sea and was never found Lockheed
12th December 1965
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. (jg)  W. A. Cote ejected   Martin-Baker
15th December 1965
USN
RA-5C 151633

NG 1??

RVAH-7  / CVAN-65 USS Enterprise AAA, South Vietnam Lt. J. K. Sutor ejected    
Lt. (jg) G. B. Dresser ejected    
15th December 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4363 334 TFS / 355 TFW hit by 37mm AAA, North Vietnam pilot ejected Gulf of Tonkin c20 M SE of Cam Pha and was rescued   Republic
17th December 1965 Indian A. F. Hindustan Trainer 2       Flight Lieutenant J. S. Sachdeva    

19 December 1965

 

US
F-4C Phantom II 63‑7527 433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon

Escorting a strike on a road bridge at Bac Can. near miss from an SA‑2 missile at 20,000 feet 35 miles due west of Hanoi

Martin-Baker
Capt Robert S "Bob" Kan (survived) ejected about 15 miles east of Nakhon Phanom 1 Lt Joe L Moran (survived) ejected about 15 miles east of Nakhon Phanom Martin-Baker

20 December 1965

 

US
F-4C Phantom II 64‑0678 433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon

Hit by 57mm AAA over what appeared to be a pilot training dirt airstrip near Lang Son near the Chinese border.

  Martin-Baker
1 Lt George Ivison Mims (KIA) Capt Robert Duncan Jeffrey (POW)ejected through  fireball Martin-Baker
20th December 1965
USAF
F-100F Super Sabre Wild Weasel 58-1231 6,234TFW

Korat

AAA Captain Robert D. Trier ejected (MIA / RR)   NAA
Captain John J. Pitchford Jr. ejected (POW)   NAA
20th December 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0090 354 TFS/355 TFW hit by 37/57mm AAA, North Vietnam pilot ejected safely Gulf of Tonkin c60 M SE of Haiphong and was rescued   Republic
21st December 1965
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 59-1823 421 TFS/6234 TFW hit by 57mm AAA, Laos pilot ejected safely west of Khe Ve on Laos / NVn border and was rescued   Republic
21st December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150313 VF-174 in USA Ens E. K. Andrews ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
22nd December 1965
USA
Mohawk       Capt. A. B. Woodward ejected   Martin-Baker
1/Lt. N. P. Jenne ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd December 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 148305
NG 705
  VA‑36
CVW‑9
USS Enterprise
CVAN-65
AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) Wendell R. Alcorn ejected
POW
Douglas
22nd December 1965
USN
RA-5C 151632

NH 602

RVAH-13 / CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) Glen H. Daigle ejected (POW)    
22nd December 1965 German A. F.  F-104G 9066 

JD-106

JG 74 No place to land due to fog over southern Germany, crashed near Ingolstadt 2nd Lt Richard Haiplik ejected   Lockheed
23rd December 1965
USN
A-4C Skyhawk 149562 NG 414 VA‑94
CVW‑9
USS Enterprise
CVAN-65
AAA; North Vietnam Lt (jg) W L Shankel, POW Douglas
24th December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150891 VF-211 / CVA-19 ? Cdr.  P. H. Spear ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150843 VF-53 / CVA-19 ? Lt. (jg)  W. S. Brougher ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th December 1965
USN
F-4B Phantom 151437 VF‑96
CVW‑9
USS Enterprise
CVAN-65
non combat, Vietnam     Martin-Baker
Lt. D. H. Forsgren ejected, recovered Lt. (jg)  R. M. Jewell ejected, recovered Martin-Baker
30th December 1965
IDF / AF
Super Mystère B.2 No. 38 No. 105 Squadron engine exploded

Capt. Iftach Spector ejected successfully

   
31st December 1965 RN Scimitar       Lt. M. J. Williams ejected   Martin-Baker


 

FEEDBACK

have two F100 ejections
 
10 Dec 1965 65NM north east of Wheelus AB Libya
 
13 May 1969 RAF Marham UK
 
Both engine failures
 
John Harris
 
   

NOTES: For further Research

                 
 

1964 = Twin-boom COIN fighter.
2-place Cabin mid-wing monoplane retractable landing gear
2 x 650hp P&W-Canada T74 (PT6) turboprops
span: 27 feet 6 inches wide
length: 34 feet 10 inches long
load: 6003# v: 319
range (ferry): 3000
ceiling: 21,300 feet
first flew: 11/25/64 (pilot: John W Knebel)
9 foot contra-rotating props.

Produced in only 35 weeks from design, but lost out to North American OV-10, and it was the last complete aircraft to be built with the Convair nameplate. POP: 1 [N28K], destroyed in 1965 after its USN pilot successfully ejected at 100'.