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

In the appendices of the book - Sir James Martin by Sarah Sharman there is a listing of over 6000 successful ejections using  Martin-Baker Ejection Seats. January 1973 begins with a list of 44 Classified ejections. The details of these are not available from Martin-Baker.

It is unlikley that there were so many ejections on one day when looking at ejection statistics.
 

From conversations with  sources in Israel it is known that  a composite list of ejections were reported from 1973 and previous conflicts and accidents. It is therefore reasonable to assume that some of the 44 refer to Israeli Defence Force, Air Force ejections throughout 1973 and earlier. Until further clarification is available this list will remain as the given information in the public domain. Known Israeli ejections will be listed and matched on the listing below for comparison.

 

January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
7th October 1973     Lt Eli Gor   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8/9th October 1973     Michael Dvir   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8/9th October 1973     Shabtai Ben‑Shoa   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Meir Shani   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Abraham Ashael   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Uri Shahak   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Gilad Gerber   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Chaim Ram   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Yitzhak Yahav   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Uzi Shamir -   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
9th October 1973     Yoram Paled   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
9th October 1973     Boaz Lerner   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
11th October 1973    

Lt Lipsich

  Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
11th October 1973     F-4 Phantom Pilot   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
11th October 1973     F-4 Phantom Navigator   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
11th October 1973     Uri Arad   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
?? ?? 1970     Kobi Hayon   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
8th October 1973     Kobi Hayon   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
11th October 1973     Kobi Hayon   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details
IDF / AF
9th November 1973     Gideon Sheffer   Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
January 1973 No Further Details             Martin-Baker
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd January 1973
USAF
B‑52D 55‑0056 307th SW South China Sea 25 M NE of Da Nang, SVN, hit by SA‑2. Lost two engines, hydraulic and ejectrical systems. 15 M SW of Vinh, NVN

6 crew survived and rescued by USAF helicopters

   
4th January 1973
USAF 
F-4D Phantom 65‑0745
FP
497th TFS/8th TFW 23mm AAA nr Ban Xesavang, Laos Capt. J.R.Wallerstedt    Martin-Baker
WSO Capt. Steven B. Johnston - ejected but dead on ground killed    
4th January 1973           Lt. R. I. Roy   Martin-Baker
Lt. T. J. Schroeder    Martin-Baker
7th January 1973
USAF
F-4D Phantom 66‑8749 OC  13th TFS
432nd TRW
flight control failure near Udirn RTAFB Capt. T. Wiles   Martin-Baker
MAJ G. B. Nunez   Martin-Baker
11th January 1973
USAF
F‑111 E 68‑0024 55th TFS/20th TFW Engine caught fire after take‑off. North Crawley, Bucks, UK crew ejected   Capsule
11th January 1973
USAF
A‑7D Corsair II 71‑0316
MB
355th TFS/354th TFW ran out of fuel due to fuel transfer failure 20 M NE of Udorn, Thailand pilot ejected safely   Escapac
12th January 1973
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. D. J. Russell   Martin-Baker
Capt. R. L. Heiser   Martin-Baker
14th January 1973
USN 
F-4B Phantom 153068
NF 1
VF‑161

Hit by 85mm AAA Gulf of Tonkin just offshore, 10 M S of Thanh Has, NVN. Caused massive fuel leak and engine to fail ‑ last US aircraft to be shot down over North Vietnam

 
Lt. V. T. Kouvaleski ejected & rescued by Navy HH‑3A   Martin-Baker
ENS D. H. Plautz ejected & rescued by Navy HH‑3A   Martin-Baker
15th January 1973
Greece 
F-104   

  F‑4B    , , 2 crew ejected & rescued by Navy HH‑3A

 
      Martin-Baker
16th January 1973
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. A. Z. Kratz   Martin-Baker
24th January 1973
RAF
Buccaneer S2B XW535 16 Sqn Control was lost after the pilot took evasive action to avoid a collision. Crashed near Minden, West Germany Flg. Off. Wood   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. McEvoy   Martin-Baker

24th January  1973


USAF

F-100

56-3327

110th TFS, 131st TFG, Missouri ANG

engine failure crashed SE of Indianapolis, IN

Pilot ejected safely

 

NAA 

24th January 1973
USN
A-6A Intruder 157007
AJ 507

    VA‑35
USS America

Hit by either SAM or AAA 6 M N of Ouang Tn. SVN. Gulf of Tonkin 55 M NE of DMZ, NVN, Lt. S. H. Hatfield ejected safely and rescued by Navy helicopter   Martin-Baker
Lt. C. M. Graff ejected safely and rescued by Navy helicopter   Martin-Baker
24th January 1973
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. B. L. Madden   Martin-Baker
 27th January 1973
USAF
OV10A Bronco

Nail 89

3806 23rd Tactical Airlift Squadron  
Nakhon Phanom Airbase, Thailand 
Hit by
enemy, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
LW-3
Capt. George W. Morris ejected - good chute
MIA
1Lt. Mark A. Peterson ejected - good chute
MIA
27th January 1973
USN
F-4J Phantom II

Taproom 113

155768
NK-113
VF-143 Pukin' Dogs AAA fire while pulling off target 15 miles northwest of Quang Tr inr Cua Viet river, N of Quang Tri, SVN Martin-Baker
pilot CDR Harley H. Hall
ejected
MIA / DIC
RIO Lcdr Phillip Kientzler
POW
29th January 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 158366 VF‑21; USS Ranger
CVA-61
Operational loss Pilot Lt. E. A. Beaver ejected, recovered   Martin-Baker
RIO Lt. (jg) J.E.Reid ejected, recovered   Martin-Baker

 

 

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
10th February 1973


DDR

MiG‑21 SPS‑K

6502
970
JG‑9 undercarriage failure Olt Hermann Böttger ejected   KM-1
14th February 1973
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. Befombes   Martin-Baker
17th February 1973
USAF
A‑7D Corsair II 70‑0949
DM
354th TFS/355th TFW Hit by AAA, engine failed, 3.47 NM E of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand pilot ejected safely and rescued by HH‑43   Escapac
21st February 1973
Den
F100       S.Lt. S.Donby   Martin-Baker
21st February 1973
Den 
F100       Lt. R. Rasmussen   Martin-Baker
22nd February 1973
WGAF
F-104G Starfighter 24+44       O.Lt. W. Wohligenagen
ejected
  Martin-Baker
27th February 1973
IndAF
Hunter       Flg. Off. K. Singh   Martin-Baker

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1973
Italy 
F-104        S.TEN G. Vuanello   Martin-Baker
4th March 1973
USMC 
F-8 Crusader       Capt. R. G. Holman   Martin-Baker
8th March 1973
Den
Hunter        2.Lt. J. From   Martin-Baker
8th March 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II Blue Angels
153079

Blue Angels

NAFC El Centro
Collided with other Blue Angels F-4Js during practice over Imperial Valley, California, USA
Lt. Cdr. D. K. Bently
Martin-Baker
Mk.H-7
8th March 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II Blue Angel
153080

Blue Angels

NAFC El Centro
Collided with other Blue Angels F-4Js during practice over Imperial Valley, California, USA
Capt. J. R. Fogg
Martin-Baker
Mk.H-7
8th March 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II Blue Angel
153083

Blue Angels

NAFC El Centro
Collided with other Blue Angels F-4Js during practice over Imperial Valley, California, USA
Lt.Cdr. Marlin D. Wiita
Martin-Baker
Mk.H-7
12th March 1973
Pak
F-86 Sabre       A.COM A. R. Yousefzai   Martin-Baker
13th March 1973
RAF
Canberra       Flt. Lt. R. E. "Slim" Pocock   Martin-Baker
15th March 1973
USAF
F‑101 B 57‑0261 178th FIS ND ANG collided with F‑101 B 58‑0341 during radar intercept mission nr Fessenden, ND. USA ejected   Weber
ejected   Weber
16th March 1973
Fr AF
Mystere       Capt. Sivot   Martin-Baker
16th March 1973
GerAF
L.T33       O.Lt. F.Beumler   Martin-Baker
17th March 1973
also seen as 18th

USAF
F-4 Phantom   Holloman AFB, NM   Capt. Mike "Rip" R. Blaisdell
ejected
  Martin-Baker
  see thunderbirds page and desktop
20th March 1973
IAF
Fiat G.91       Lt. M. Rizzo   Martin-Baker
21st March 1973
USMC 
Harrier       MAJ R. E. ODare   Martin-Baker
22nd March 1973
USN
F-4J Phantom 157256     J. E. Bradford   Martin-Baker
L. B. Griffin   Martin-Baker
23rd March 1973
USAF
F-4D Phantom  II 65-728 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Kunsan AB, Korea
Massive fuselage fire on take off, both engine failed     Martin-Baker
Charles "Chuck" Banks
ejected
injured
1st Lieutenant M. Ron Price
ejected
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

I was a 1st Lt at the time.  My WSO was 1st Lt Ron Price.  Ron was not injured.  I had two compression fractures of my back that took several months to heal.  That was because I had to fire the seat while holding full right rudder.

We had a massive fuselage fire just as we took off.  Within 10 seconds, we had lost both engines and the entire fuselage from just behind the cockpits was engulfed in flames with flames twice the length of the plane behind.  We ejected very low while sinking fast and rolling left.  I had an open chute about 2 seconds before hitting the water off the south end of the runway.  The water was 45F and the air was 42F.  We were picked up by a CH-53 in about half an hour as we were being carried rapidly out into the Yellow Sea.

I attached photos of me walking from the CH-53 to the ambulance and of Ron being picked up from his raft.  He was close to shore due to getting out at about 600 feet with the wind blowing onshore.  My seat fired when I was falling through 200 feet with 45 degrees of bank.  I was in the water immediately and in the center of the outflow of a large river with an outgoing tide.

Chuck Banks
in email

25th March 1973
Port.AF
Fiat G.91       Ten. M. F. C. Pessos   Martin-Baker
27th March 1973
RAF
Hunter FGA9 XG256/P  229 OCU Hit the stays on a TV mast on Caradon Hill, near
Liskhead, Cornwall and crashed
Flg. Off. R. Pearson ejected   Martin-Baker
27th March 1973
IndAF
Hunter       Flt. Lt. S. K. Chopra   Martin-Baker
30th March 1973
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. Ciros   Martin-Baker

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd April 1973
RAF
Lightning F6  XS934/B 56 Sqn Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea two miles off Cyprus Flt. Lt. F.A. Greer ejected   Martin-Baker
 6th April 1973 possibly 9th
RAF
Hunter FGA9 XG135/B 45 Sqn Fire warning. Crashed near
Wittering, Cambridgeshire.
Flt. Lt. G. McLeod ejected   Martin-Baker
 7th April 1973
Pak
F-86 Sabre       Sqn. Ldr. J. A. Carrapeitt   Martin-Baker
 8th April 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom        I.Lt. J. D. Chesney   Martin-Baker
Capt. R. E. McLane   Martin-Baker
 10th April 1973
HSA Ltd
Harrier DB XR276 HSA Ltd , Dunsfold Evaluation flight. Crashed on a farm at cranleigh, near
Dunsfold
Lt. Col. H Stauffer Swiss AF successfully ejected at 300ft at 220 kn with the a/c
attitude 10o nose down and with 10o left bank
  Martin-Baker
 10th April 1973
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. D.S.Nimmer   Martin-Baker
Lt. P. T. Arenskov   Martin-Baker
 10th April 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom       MAJ E. R. Bailey   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. W. G. Duncan   Martin-Baker
12th April 1973
RN
Buccaneer S.Mk.2 XV343/R033
 B3-21-66

 
809 NAS
(RN Unit) RAF Honington
Loss of control due to tail plane flap malfunction. Crashed on approach  near RAF Honington, Suffolk     Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. Anthony "Fred" M. D. De La Billiere
ejected
Flt. Lt. D. J. E. Mann
(RN)
killed
Martin-Baker
 12th April 1973
WGAF
F-104G Starfighter 21+97     Lt. W. Buehl
ejected
  Martin-Baker
 19th April 1973 also seen as 24th April 1973
USMC
F-8K Crusader BuNo. 145560
MG
VMFA-321 Engine Failure in US Capt. D. W. GouId   Martin-Baker
 21st April 1973
USN
RA‑5C Vigilante 156609
ING 6
RVAH‑12
USS Constellation
Crashed in sea off carrrier ejected safely    
ejected safely    
 26th April 1973
USN or USMC
F-4 Phantom II 155875 VF-142 Exploded about ½ mile aft of the ship. Survivors brought on board in barely 11 minutes 1.Lt. D. H. Dougherty ejected and rescued by an HS-2 Sea King crew   Martin-Baker
Lt. J. W. Combs ejected and rescued by an HS-2 Sea King crew   Martin-Baker
 29th April 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom 150414  VMFAT-101 Over rotated on take off Capt. P. C. Kindsfater   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. G. G. Stuart   Martin-Baker

                     

 

 

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd May 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom     03/05                        1.Lt. J. M. Windle   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. J.M. Hinkle   Martin-Baker
3rd May 1973
USN
F-4 Phantom 155846 VF-142
CVAN-65
  Lt. Cdr. J. H. Holds   Martin-Baker
Cdr. D.E.Riggs   Martin-Baker
3rd May 1973
USAF
A‑7D Corsair II 71‑0305
JH
3rd TFS/388th TFW
Pochentang AP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
hit by ground fire during bomb run on Mekong River, 20 M NW of Phnom Penh pilot ejected safely and rescued by HH‑53C   Escapac
7th May 1973
RAF
Jet Provost T4 XR647 6 FTS Collided with Jet Provost XS216/Q of 6 FTS - Norton Le Clay, near Boroughbridge, North Yrks Flt. Lt. M.Saunders   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. W. Durham   Martin-Baker
8th May 1973
USMC
F-8H Crusader BuNo. 147048 VMFA-112 in US Capt. E. L. Rooth   Martin-Baker
9th May 1973
Den
F-100       Lt. P. R. V. Madsen   Martin-Baker
10th May 1973


DDR

MIG‑21 SPS

4612
789
1./JG‑7 Oppelhausen, Germany Mj Heinz Miska ejected   KM-1
14th May 1973


DDR

MiG‑21 SPS‑K

6809
998
JG‑9 Technical problem. Crashed Insel Vilm, Germany Olt Hans‑Jürgen Bürgel ejected   KM-1
15th May 1973
USAF
F‑111 E 68‑0008 20th TFW Bird-strike. 21 NM NNE of Machnhanish, Scotland, UK crew ejected safely   Capsule
15th May 1973
Libya
Mirage III     FIRST LOSS OF MIRAGE IN LIBYAN SERVICE
Flat spin. Crashed in the desert south of
Tripoli,Libya
Instructor Tahir Alam (PAF)   Martin-Baker
Student Captain ??? (EAF) multiple fractures on his legs   Martin-Baker
15th May 1973
USN
A-6E Intruder 158789 VA-42
"Green Pawn"
Short of the runway at Fentress Airfield     Martin-Baker
LT R. E. Foster
ejected
ENS M. J. McCamish
ejected
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK Thanks to
Kimberly "Foster" Garcia for updating the details of her dad's ejection
in email 21st May 2013
15th May 1973
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. J.S.Payne   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG G.L. Emigh   Martin-Baker
15th May 1973 NFD             Martin-Baker
16th May 1973
IAF
Fiat G.91       Lt. F. Faberi   Martin-Baker
Lt. G. Salmucci   Martin-Baker
22nd May 1973
USAF
F‑4   nr Ban None Pal, nr Doom RTAFB, Thailand crashed on approach ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
26th May 1973
USAF
F-4D Phantom 65‑0642 8th TFW Hit by AAA - 45 M NW of Kratie, Cambodia Major G. Cox  ejected and were rescued by HH­53   Martin-Baker
Capt. W.A.Hubbard  ejected and were rescued by HH­53   Martin-Baker
30th May 1973
USN
A-6 Intruder       LtJg M. B. Martella   Martin-Baker
Lt. E. Hall   Martin-Baker
31st May 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader BuNo. 150677 VF-211. CV-19   Lt. L. G. Pearson   Martin-Baker

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st June 1973
RAF
Phantom FGR2 XV397/K 17 Sqn  Aircraft entered a steep dive due to instrument failure. Crashed near Kempen, West Germany     Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. George Roberts ejected navigator Flight Lieutenant David Nicholas BAKER was killed
when he ejected into the pilot's canopy.
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

I was stationed at Bruggen  Feb 73 to Aug 75 on 17 squadron. Just some additional information for you.
Dave Baker’s ejection sequence was perfect although he was killed. The SOP for ejection was Nav first Pilot second with no command ejection. As Dave initiated the sequence Sqn Ldr George Roberts heard the first bang and pulled his ejection handle. His canopy struck Dave and he was killed instantly. Weather conditions were extremely poor and with total instrument failure and no visibility due to low cloud George had no option but to abandon the aircraft. The SOP remained the same.

in email 15th January 2008

 1st June 1973
GerAF 
F-104        O.Lt.  D. Kannitz   Martin-Baker
2nd June 1973
IAF
Fiat G.91       Captain A.Gallus   Martin-Baker
 5th June 1973
Lightning T.4
XM989 C/n 95076 226 OCU Entered a spin from a mach 1.1 spiral descent. Crashed into the North Sea 23 miles north east of
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Wg. Cdr. C.
Bruce, ejected safely
  Martin-Baker
 5th June 1973
RAF
Hunter FGA9 XG169/N 229 OCU / 79 Sqn Engine
failure. Crashed at Bideford, North Devon
Capt. Hansen   Martin-Baker
 5th June 1973
RAN
A-4 Skyhawk     FIRST AUSTRALIAN SKYHAWK LOST
Crashed 30 miles north east of Williamtown
 Sub. Lt. Derk Kindeen ejected
and descended into sea. Picked up 25 minutes later
  Escapac
 7th June 1973
USAF 
RF-4C Phantom II 71-0256     Lt.COL R. K. Mock   Martin-Baker
J. B. Williams   Martin-Baker
 7th June 1973 NFD             Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
 8th June 1973
Den
F-104        1.Lt. J. L. Hansen   Martin-Baker
 9th June 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader BuNo. 150340 VF-24. CV-19 in Vietnam? Non-combat Lt. Cdr. T.B.Applegate   Martin-Baker
15th June 1973
BAF
Mirage 5 BR BR 06 2 wtac Collision with a sailplane, Borkenbergen, Germany SLt Laboureur   Martin-Baker
 16th June 1973
USAF
F‑111 A 67‑0111
NA
430th TFS/474th TFW

collided with 67‑0094 (which landed safely at Udorn

Plain of Jars, Cambodia
2 crew ejected safely   Capsule
   
 18th June 1973
Fr AF
Mirage IV   Luxemil, France Crashed on takeoff     Martin-Baker Mk.BM.4
LtC. Desmiez (pilot) ejected Capt. Reynaud (navigator) ejected Martin-Baker Mk.BM.4
 20th June 1973
USN
F-14A 157985 Naval Missile Centre
NAS Point Mugu, CA, USA

hit by own AIM‑7E missile; it pitched up during launch and punctured a fuel tank. Crashed near Point Mugu

Mr W. G. Sherman   Martin-Baker
Mr S. M. Purvis   Martin-Baker
 25th June 1973
Fr AF
Mystère IV     Problems during take off Lt. Allier   Martin-Baker
 26th June 1973
Italy
F-104        Lt. U. Centazzo   Martin-Baker
 26th June 1973
USAF
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. S. H. Sandro   Martin-Baker
I.Lt. R. J. Snyder   Martin-Baker
 28th June 1973
RAF
Harrier GR3 XW919 1 Sqn Loss
of power.Crashed near RAF Lyneham
pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
 28th June 1973
Fr N
Etendard       M. Roussin   Martin-Baker

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
2nd July 1973
or 7th July 1973
need to confirm

CAF
CF-101B 101049   Crash occurred 30 miles NE of CFB Chatham Pilot was Lt. D. R. Baceda   Weber
navigator was Lt. Michand   Weber

 3rd July 1973

USMC
F-8K Crusader BuNo. 145574 VMFA-?
NAS Atlanta Marine Reserves
  MAJ J. L. Adkinson   Martin-Baker
3rd July 1973
USN
A-6 Intruder       Lt. Cdr. G. D. O'Brien   Martin-Baker
Lt. B. B. Betz   Martin-Baker
8th July 1973
 
        Lt. S. D. Lambert   Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
9th July 1973


DDR

MiG‑21U

661018
255
JAG‑15 Test flight ???
Throttle lever jammed, engine remained in afterburner.
Crashed Steinbach, Germany
Olt Hans Gerhard Voigt ejected but killed as parachute tangled with seat   SK-1
????   SK-1
9th July 1973

RAF
Harrier GR3  XV791/W 20 Sqn Bird strike. Crashed on take off from Wildenrath, West Germany Sqn. Ldr. P.G.Sturt   Martin-Baker
10th July 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader BuNo. 149159 VFP-63  in US ENS P.G.Vander Shuur    Martin-Baker
11th July 1973
USAF
F-4C Phantom 64-0721 ex 18TFW/ZL   Capt. Keys   Martin-Baker
Col. Wimberley   Martin-Baker
14th July 1973
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 145615 VFP-306
ND 
Engine flamed out and could not be relighted. AZ, USA Lt. Cdr. R. G. Hoch   Martin-Baker
17th July 1973
RN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. J. C. Gunning   Martin-Baker
Lt. R. C. OConner   Martin-Baker
17th July 1973
Fr AF
Mystere     Received one of his own 30mm bullet on the Captieux shooting range. Ltt. De Foucaud
Bailed out right above the targets.
  Martin-Baker
19th July 1973
GerAF 
F-104        Mr. A. Krauthann   Martin-Baker
20th July 1973 NFD             Martin-Baker
23rd July 1973
USN
RA-5C Vigilante BuNo 156637 “Flight Test, Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD”  The aircraft crashed into the Chesapeake Bay 6 miles southeast of the base.  Frederick (Rick) Hauck North American HS-1A  Rocket Seat
23rd July 1973
Indian A. F.
Hunter F56 BA-324 7 Sqdn Eng Fail during Approach KKD Sofat Ejected   Martin-Baker
26th July 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader BuNo. 149186 VF-211. CV-19   Lt.Jg G. M. Brotherton    Martin-Baker
26th July 1973
USN
A‑7C 156760
AJ 4
VA‑86   CONFIRM ???   Escapac
26th July 1973
USN
F‑4J
Blue Angels 4

153081

 
NAS Lakehurst, NJ, USA collided at low level with 153072 during arrival practice 3 crew killed

ADJ.1C Gerald Harvey ejected safely

WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT ???

  Martin-Baker
26th July 1973   F‑4J
Blue Angels1

153072

 
NAS Lakehurst, NJ, USA collided at low level with 153081 during arrival practice   Martin-Baker
27th July 1973
RAF
Hunter F6 XF420/29 229 OCU/ 234 Sqn False fire warning. Crashed near Chawleigh, North Devon G. Capt. Pedder   Martin-Baker
30th July 1973

RAF
Harrier GR3 XV805/Z 20 Sqn Bird strike. Crashed at Coesfeld, West Germany Major J.Gibson (USMC) ejected   Martin-Baker
30th July 1973
USN
Cougar       ENS R.F.Schaver   Martin-Baker

Hi:

I was the pilot who ejected from RA-5C Vigilante BuNo 156637 on July 23, 1973, while based at NAS Patuxent River, MD.  You can read a bit about in the attached article that was published in the June/July 2003 Smithsonian Air & Space magazine. The photo shows me presenting a bottle of whiskey to the Petty Officer Second Class who had pre-flighted the ejection seat (also seen in the photo).

 Frederick (Rick) Hauck

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
1st August 1973


DDR

MiG‑21 SPS‑K

6706
431
1/JG‑9 Crashed Zempin, Germany Olt Ingbert Ullrich ejected.   KM-1
1st August 1973 NFD         Possible a two seat aircraft - Phantom ???   Martin-Baker
1st August 1973 NFD           Martin-Baker
1st August 1973
USMC
F-8H Crusader BuNo. 147062 VMFA-112 in US Capt. S. T. Palmason   Martin-Baker
1st August 1973
Indian A. F.
MiG-21FL   3 Sqdn DNE - Bird hit at Hindon, Ejected Sqn Ldr Jasjit Singh VrC    
2nd August 1973
RAF
Canberra B2 WJ674/Y 231 OCU Yawed during a practice assymetric approach to
Cottesmore, Leics. Crashed at South Withan near the Fox Inn
Flt. Lt. T.M.Murray   Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
2nd August 1973
BAF
Mirage       Lt. G.Transon   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1973
BAF
Mirage 5 BR BR 01 2 wtac Engine fire. Lessines, Belgium SLt Transon Ejected at  35000 feet. The pilot landed fifteen minutes later and  30 km away from the place of the crash   Martin-Baker
3rd August 1973
Fr AF
Mirage       Capt. Wauber   Martin-Baker
3rd August 1973
USN
S‑3A Viking 157999 NAVPRO simulated in‑flight emergency led to loss of aircraft - Burbank, Lancaster, CA, USA ejected OK    
ejected Killed    
4th August 1973
SAAF
Impala       2.Lt. M. J. De Kok   Martin-Baker
14th August 1973
USN
F-4D Phantom 66-7606 405th TFW/PN  ditched Tiwan Lt.JG R. S. Enzinger   Martin-Baker
Lt. S. P. Leiter   Martin-Baker
17th August 1973 NFD             Martin-Baker
18th August 1973
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 144625 VFP-206 in US Lt. Cdr. J. R. Miller   Martin-Baker
21st August 1973
USAF
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. R. D. Alley   Martin-Baker
Capt. G.D.Crawley   Martin-Baker
22nd August 1973 RAF F-4 Phantom     Crashed near Arfield, 60 miles east of Bonn      
killed killed  
23rd August 1973
IndAF
Vampire       Flt. Lt. A. B. Kadam   Martin-Baker
29th August 1973
BAF
Mirage 5 BA BA 02 2 wtac Fire on takeoff, following a puncture and right underwing fuel tank damaged. Florennes SLt Leveque   Martin-Baker
29th August 1973
IndAF
Vampire       Flt. Lt. J. S. Kahlon   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. S. Ghosh    Martin-Baker

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
f
Port
F.G91       Capt. C. A. Wanzeller   Martin-Baker
3rd September 1973
Italy
F.G91       Capt. M. Cerretto   Martin-Baker
Capt. S. Pirali   Martin-Baker
4th September 1973
Zimb
Vampire       SLt. P. M. Bate   Martin-Baker
6th September 1973 v Harrier GR3 XV750/X 20 Sqn engine failure over Toermond,
Netherlands, near Wildenrath, West Germany
pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
6th September 1973
RAF
Gnat T1 XP508/21 4 TFS
RAF Valley
Loss of power shortly after take off. Crashed into the sea off Angelsey, North Wales ejected   Folland
ejected   Folland
6th September 1973
RAF
Harrier        Sqn. Ldr. Edmonston   Martin-Baker
14th September 1973 NFD             Martin-Baker
18th September 1973
Italy
F-104    rrrrr   Capt. G. Girelli   Martin-Baker
22nd September 1973
USAF
F‑4D Phantom II 66‑8795
FA
8th TFW
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand
Crashed on approach 5 km S of Ubon RTAFB, Thailand ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd September 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader BuNo. 149190 VF-193
CV-34
  Lt. R. P. Boennighausen   Martin-Baker
24th September 1973
RAF
Harrier GR1A XV739/V 1 Sqn Crashed at Episkopi, Cyprus Flt. Lt. Hulley   Martin-Baker
25th September 1973
Fr AF
Mirage Mirage IV ???         Martin-Baker
Capt. Mocaer ADJ Gonneau Martin-Baker
26th September 1973
Fr AF
Mirage Mirage IV ???         Martin-Baker
Lt. Lagoutiere Lt. J. Coppenex Martin-Baker

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd October 1973
USMC
F-4 Phantom II       1.Lt. W. Ayres ejected    
1.Lt. R. Lamers ejected    
4th October 1973
Portuguese Air Force
F.G91        Capt. A. R. Cruz ejected    
7th October 1973
IDF / AF
    No. 105 Squadron

in Egypt

Lt Eli Gor

POW  

Sa'ar

   

8/9th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 247

No 69 Sqn

Night operation against a Suez Canal bridge

Pilot Michael Dvir rescued by a CSAR helicopter

 

Martin-Baker

navigator Shabtai Ben‑Shoa rescued by a CSAR helicopter

 

Martin-Baker

8th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 645

No 201 Sqn

Syrian AAA – Golan Heights

Pilot Meir Shani - POW

 

Martin-Baker

navigator Abraham Ashael - POW

 

Martin-Baker

8th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 621

No 201 Sqn

Syrian AAA – Golan Heights

pilot Uri Shahak - POW

 

Martin-Baker

navigator Gilad Gerber - POW

 

Martin-Baker

8th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 661

No 201 Sqn

Syrian AAA – Golan Heights

pilot Chaim Ram - POW

 

Martin-Baker

navigator Yitzhak Yahav - POW

 

Martin-Baker

8th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 682

No 201 Sqn

Syrian AAA – Golan Heights

pilot Kobi Hayon - rescued Kobi Hayon
[see also
8th October 1970
11th October 1973]

 

Martin-Baker

navigator Uzi Shamir - rescued

 

Martin-Baker

9th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 215

No 107 Sqn, Hatzerim

Previous battle damage over Sinai

Pilot Yoram Paled

 

Martin-Baker

navigator Boaz Lerner

 

Martin-Baker

10th October 1973
USN
Crusader F-8J BuNo. 150872 VF-191 in US Lt.JG K. W. Chambers    Martin-Baker
11th October 1973
IDF / AF
    No. 105 Squadron shot down by AA fire over Tel‑Shams

 Lt Lipsich, pilot ejected

Sa'ar

   

11th October 1973


IDF / AF

F-4 Phantom II

Kurnass 215 Crab 2 ex‑USAF 68‑0456

No 201 Sqn, Hatzor

Did the crew eject ???

 

 

Martin-Baker

 

 

Martin-Baker

11th October 1973

 


IDF / AF
F-4 Phantom II Kurnass 640 Crab 4 No 201 Sqn, Hatzor       Martin-Baker
Kobi Hayon
[see also
?? ?? 1970
8th October 1973]
navigator Uri Arad Martin-Baker
  One of the Israeli Phantom mentioned above crashed near the village of Khiam, on the Lebansese Israeli border. Both crew ejected
                 
11th October 1973
USAF
F-4E Phantom II   86th TFW/RS Lost in Spain Capt. D. M. McAuliffe   

Martin-Baker

15th October 1973
RN
Phantom F-4K XT869/R002 892 Sqn Both engines failed. Crashed into Tentsmuir Forest on approach to
Leuchars, Fife
 Lt. J. Hooton ejected safely at 400ft.  

Martin-Baker

 Lt. D. J. Lortscher ejected safely at 400ft.  

Martin-Baker

16th October 1973
USAF 
F-4 Phantom       R.H.Watson  

Martin-Baker

W.L.Stout  

Martin-Baker

17th October 1973
IDF/AF
Super Mystere B.2   No. 105 Squadron shot down by SA‑6

Capt. Tamir ejected

 

 

17th October 1973
IDF/AF
Super Mystere B.2 No. 74 No. 105 Squadron   Capt. Amiram Shaken ejected  

 

18th October 1973
USN
Crusader F-8H BuNo. 147904 VX-4. in US Lt. L.E.Dawson  

Martin-Baker

18th October 1973
USMC
Crusader F-8H BuNo. 147908 VMFA-112 in US Capt. J. R. English  

Martin-Baker

18th October 1973
Iraq
Hunter       Flt. Lt. Jawad  

Martin-Baker

18th October 1973
IDF / AF
F-4 Phantom II Kurnass 716 No 201 Sqn   Guri Palter ejected  - POW  

Martin-Baker

navigator Yitzhak Baram ejected  

Martin-Baker

18th October 1973
IDF / AF
F-4 Phantom II Kurnass 635   Over Egypt Pilot Doron Shalev ejected  - POW  

Martin-Baker

navigator Yosef Lev‑An ejected  - POW  

Martin-Baker

19th October 1973
 
F-4B Phantom  152211 VF-51
CVA-43
lost at sea Lt. R.D.Gray  

Martin-Baker

21st October 1973 ??? MiG-17
??
    Shot down by Israeli Air Force Pilot Abdul ejected    
24th October 1973
USN
Crusader F-8J BuNo. 149137 VFP-63. CVT-16   Lt. Cdr. K. A. Rohdenburg  

Martin-Baker

24th October 1973
SAAF
Impala       Capt. J. J. Britz  

Martin-Baker

26th October 1973
BAF
F-104 Starfighter Fx-43 1 Wing CTT Problems engine Corbais Cpt P. Naime   Lockheed C2
26th October 1973
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. L. L. Burrill  

Martin-Baker

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd November 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom possibly 155774 VMFA-235    Crashed on take off at Kaneohe 1.L.T W.Stanley   Martin-Baker
also seen as a write off for  01/11/73 ? CONFIRM DETAILS
2nd November 1973
USAF
A‑7D Corsair II 70‑0938
JH
388th TFW 5 M E of Korat RTAFB, Thailand pilot ejected safely   Escapac
November 1973
Civilian
Sea Vixen        MR I. Kilgour   Martin-Baker
 MR Welch   Martin-Baker
9th November 1973
IDF / AF
F-4 Phantom II Kurnass 194 No 119 Sqn, Tel Nof Egyptian SAM SA‑2     Martin-Baker
pilot Gideon Sheffer ejected  at an altitude of 15,000 m at a velocity of Mach 1.7 outside temperature of ‑60 degrees - POW navigator Ofer Tzidon ejected but was killed  
12th November 1973
USN
        Lt.JG D. J. Steffen   Martin-Baker
 Lt. Cdr. H.G.Sprouse   Martin-Baker
14th November 1973
Fr AF 
Mirage       Lt. Garcin   Martin-Baker
22nd November 1973
GerAF 
F-104        MW W. Sadrina   Martin-Baker
 MAJ P.Vogler   Martin-Baker
26th November 1973
USMC 
F-4N Phantom II 150450 VMFA-323  Lost at El Toro. Aircraft went into a spin 1.Lt. Snakenburg   Martin-Baker
Capt. Singleton   Martin-Baker
26th November 1973
USAF
F-4C Phantom II C12-05 ex 81st TFW/WT  Lost in Spain      
Is this the loss listed below ?
29th November 1973
USAF
F-4 Phantom        Lt.COL B. Fredricks   Martin-Baker
30th November 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom 150486 VMFA-122   1.Lt. D. R. Harman

1.Lt. D. R. Mattson

Capt. J. R. Hannemann 

who was in which aircraft

  Martin-Baker
30th November 1973
USMC 
F-4 Phantom          Martin-Baker

 

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
13th December 1973
Kuwait AF
Hunter       Lt. AI-Faris   Martin-Baker
19th December 1973
USN 
F-4 Phantom        Lt. R. E. Drum    
Lt.JG C. F. Newton    
20th December 1973
Fr AF
Mirage         Sgt. Demarco    
 
 

THANKS TO

Jean Vincent Brisset (AF Brigadier, ret,) for information on the Mirage and Mystere crashes on the 18th & 25th June, and 17th July 1973