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   January   NFD = No Further Details at present

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1977 NFD             Martin-Baker
4th January 1977
Fr AF 
Mirage       M.Bergasse   Martin-Baker
4th January 1977
Fr AF 
Jaguar       Capt. Amarger   Martin-Baker
10th January 1977
USN
TA‑4J 158511
C 5
VT‑25
NAS Chase Field
Engine failed during circuit training. Crashed nr NAS Chase Field, TX, USA pilot ejected safely   Escapac
17th January 1977
RAF
Vulcan       Flt. Lt. R. M. Aspinall   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. A.Ryder   Martin-Baker
17th January 1977
RAF 
Buccaneer       Sqn. Ldr. R.L. Hollett   Martin-Baker
19th January 1977
USMC
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. J. J. Dicks   Martin-Baker
Capt. J. E. Beery   Martin-Baker
23rd January 1977
RJAF
 T-37      Training Hussein Al Biss ejected
(now Major General)
  Weber
28th th January 1977
Fr N 
F-8 Crusader       P. M. Degletagne   Martin-Baker
31st January 1977
BAF
F-104 Starfighter Fx-25 1 Wing CTT Loss of control following a technical problem Sint Jans Geest Cpt John Cammaerts   Lockheed C2

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st February 1977
Ger AF 
F.G91       W.Bold   Martin-Baker
1st February 1977
Fr N
F-8 Crusader       ASP Guillot   Martin-Baker
3rd February 1977
RAF
Buccaneer S.2B XW548/S 16 Squadron caught fire during a low-level exercise and crashed near
Volkel, Netherlands
    Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. Malcolm W. Brown
ejected
Flt. Lt. R. P. Kemp
ejected
Martin-Baker
4th February 1977
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. Saissy   Martin-Baker
5th February 1977
USAF
  F-4 Phantom      1.Lt. D.E.Olsen   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. F.Himstedt   Martin-Baker
9th February 1977
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt. T. G. Dobrovolny   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG E. E. Mercker   Martin-Baker
11th February 1977
USMC
 AV‑8A 158967
WH 00
VMA‑542 Engine failure. Crashed into water nr NAS Fallon, NV, USA Captain Gary Bain ejected safely
3rd ejection
  Stencel
16th February 1977
Fr AF
Mystere       Sgt. P.Didier   Martin-Baker
21st February 1977
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. Leheup   Martin-Baker
22nd February 1977
USN
F-14 Tomcat       Lt. J.O.Ellis   Martin-Baker
23rd February 1977
Italy
F.G91       Lt. F.Casadio   Martin-Baker
24th February 1977
RAF
Lightning T4 XM968/Q 92 Sqn Hydraulic failure. Crashed near Gutersloh, West Germany Sqn. Ldr. Lawrence   Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr.  G. Granville-White   Martin-Baker
29th February 1977
USAF
F‑15A 74‑0129
WA
57th TTW

Collided with an F‑5E which landed safely and crashed on Nellis ranges 46 NM from Nellis AFB, NV, USA

pilot ejected safely   ACES II

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1977
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 68‑0364
ZF
307th TFS/31st TFW Avon Park range, FL, USA Capt. G. L. Haseloh   Martin-Baker
Capt. D. L. Heiman   Martin-Baker
3rd March 1977
Ger AF 
F-104        O.Lt. P. Kornemnn   Martin-Baker
22nd March 1977
Peru
Mirage       Capt. Vargas   Martin-Baker
23rd March 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
24th March 1977
Switz
Mirage       CAPT C. Keckeis   Martin-Baker
24th March 1977
Switz
Mirage       Lt. D. Trosch    Martin-Baker
24th March 1977
Switz
Mirage        Capt. D. Girardet   Martin-Baker
28th March 1977
USN
F-14 Tomcat       Lt. G. A. Stevens   Martin-Baker
Lt. G. A. Quist   Martin-Baker
30th March 1977
Fr AF
Mirage       S.Lt. Martin   Martin-Baker

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th April 1977
RAF
Buccaneer XW525 208 Sqn   Pilot Flt. Lt. Summers ejected   Martin-Baker
Nav. Flt. Lt. Peter J. R. Hill ejected   Martin-Baker
4th April 1977
RAF
Buccaneer XW525
 
B3-01-69
208 Sqn., RAF Honington Structural failure following violent move to avoid collision with two Hunters during a practice bombing run on the Claerwen Reservoir Dam,
west of Rhyader, Powys
.  losing its tail section, Crashed into Claerwen Reservoir near Rhayader, Radnor aircraft and
Flt. Lt. Summers   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. P. J. R. Hill   Martin-Baker
7th April 1977
USN
A-6 Intruder       Lt. Cdr. G. P. Stone   Martin-Baker
Lt. T. L. Thorson   Martin-Baker
19th April 1977
Ger N
F-104        Lt.CPT E. Stiemerling   Martin-Baker
19th April 1977
USN
F-14A Tomcat 159842  NJ 432 VF‑124 engines flamed out during DACT Chocolate Mountains nr El Centro NAF, CA, USA Lt. G. A. Barrett   Martin-Baker
ENS N. F.Carlock   Martin-Baker
19th April 1977
USMC  
F-4J
Phantom II
Buno. 153883
VMFA-312, Beaufort, S.C. USA
graphic source
airplane caught on fire as a result of bomb fragments from bombs that failed to retard on release during a weapons demonstration. Crashed about one mile north of the 301 Bridge over the Potomac River     Martin-Baker
Major Peter B. Field
USMC
ejected
 450 knots and 4500 feet
minor injuries
Capt. M. I. Mott
USMC
ejected
450 knots and 4500 feet
minor injuries
Martin-Baker
On 3rd March 2006 Major Field's son Christopher ejected from an EA-6B Prowler making them the only father / son ejectees in the Martin-Baker records
20th April 1977
USAF  
F-4 Phantom        Capt. C. D. Nelson   Martin-Baker
     
25th April 1977
USAF  
F-4 Phantom        MAJ Seeger   Martin-Baker
MAJ Danborn   Martin-Baker
27th April 1977
BAF
T-33 FT 04 11 Sqn Collision in flight with the FT 26. Ciney Kotwicz   Lockheed
28th April 1977
RAAF
F-111     crashed near Armidale Pilot Capt. William Baker (USAF)   FIRST RAAF F-111 LOSS
CAPSULE ESCAPE
Flt. Lt. David Clarkson (RAAF]  
29th April 1977
USN
F-14 Tomcat       M. A. Peinemann   Martin-Baker

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th May 1977
Ger AF 
F.G91       MAJ A. M. Stroop   Martin-Baker
11th May 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 145629 VFP-63
CV-67
  Lt. Cdr. J. S. Ozbirn ejected   Martin-Baker
13th May 1977
RAF
Hunter FGA9 XE651/W TWU Engine fire. Crashed 40 miles south of Brawdy, Dyfed Flg. Off. Ruddock ejected   Martin-Baker
13th May 1977
Den
F-100       MAJ J. F. Lauritsen   Martin-Baker
16th May 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. R. J. Schade   Martin-Baker
Capt. E. D. Stites   Martin-Baker
16th May 1977
Pak
SY.F6       Sqn. Ldr. Maqsood   Martin-Baker
17th May 1977
RN
Phantom FG1 XV588/R004 892 Sqn Engine fire. Abandoned on take off from Leuchars     Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. T. Newby Flt. Lt. Steve Riley Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

 

 

Thanks to Steve Riley for correcting the Phantom Serial number and also providing this photo of the damaged XV588

 

in email 21st February 2008

18th May 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 146895 VFP-63  in US ENS R.B.Platt ejected   Martin-Baker
18th May 1977
Ind AF 
Kiran        Flt. Lt. R. K. Poonia   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. R. Bakshi   Martin-Baker
23rd May 1977
Italy
F-104       Capt. R. Ponzanelli    Martin-Baker
24th May 1977
Pak
SY.F6       Flg. Off. Masroor   Martin-Baker

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
6th June 1977
GAF
F-4F
Phantom II
37+87


JG 71
" Richthofen"

      Martin-Baker
Major J. Sauer
ejected
HPT U. Scholz
ejected
Martin-Baker
13th June 1977
BAF
T-33 FT 33 11 Sqn Kerkom Maj Houppert (USAAF) + unsuccessful ejection   Lockheed
15th June 1977
Brazil
MB326       Capt. L. M. Tichetti   Martin-Baker
T. Mayo     Martin-Baker
21st June 1977
USN
F-14A Tomcat 159594
AD
VF‑101

Engine trouble. Crashed into Atlantic 48 M SE of NAS Oceana, VA, USA

Lt. Cdr. D.F. Green   Martin-Baker
Lt. S.C. Miller    Martin-Baker
21st June 1977
USMC  
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. D. L. Smith   Martin-Baker
MAJ R.C. Frantz   Martin-Baker
22nd  June 1977
USMC  
F-4 Phantom        Capt. A. J. Spring   Martin-Baker
27th June 1977
USMC
RF‑4B 157344 RIF 611 VMFP‑3
NAS Atsugi, Japan
engine caught fire during take‑off ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
28th June 1977
10:30

USN
F-14A Tomcat 158996
NK 215
VF-2
NAS Mirimar
Crashed during practice Touch and Go     Martin-Baker
Lt.JG W. R. Kirkpatrick
command ejection initiated by rear seater
LTJG Kevin L. "Duke" Dilley
ejected
Main chute did not fully open
severe impact injuries
Martin-Baker
28th June 1977
USN
F-14A Tomcat 159854
NH 101
 VF‑114 85 M SW of San engine exploded Diego, CA, USA     Martin-Baker
Lt. R. Keever Lt. S.Smith Martin-Baker
28th June 1977
USAF
F‑111D 68‑0146
CC
27th TFW control loss  nr Capulin, NM, USA   McDonnell Douglas Escape Capsule

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th July 1977
Brazil
MB326        LTM.A.C.Azevedo   Martin-Baker
SGTJ.A.P.Filho   Martin-Baker
6th July 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom        Capt. R. Logan   Martin-Baker
8th July 1977
Brazil
MB326       TEN A.M.G.Filho   Martin-Baker
11th July 1977
GAF
RF-4E
Phantom II
35+15
AG 51
'Immelmann'
      Martin-Baker
Major M. Wassel
ejected
Major W. Rauch
ejected
Martin-Baker
11th July 1977
Ger AF 
F-104        MAJ D.A. Fisher   Martin-Baker
14th July 1977
Iran
F-4 Phantom       MAJ.GEN M.Mehrmand   Martin-Baker
???   Martin-Baker
18th July 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 141363 VFP-63 in US Lt. E. S. Gregory ejected   Martin-Baker

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd August 1977
BAF
F-104 Starfighter Fx-98 10 JBW Crash in approach of KB, Ospel  Netherlands SLt D' Haese + unsuccessful ejection   Lockheed C2
2nd August 1977
Ger AF
F-104        O.Lt. A.Sindelar    
4th August 1977
Brazil
MB326        TENA.I.Bittercourt   Martin-Baker
ASP A.F.C.Kanffmann   Martin-Baker
15th August 1977
RAF
 Canberra E.15 WH948/U 100 Sqn starboard engine fire 7 miles
north-west of Coltishall and crashed into woodland near Norwich, Norfolk
S. L Gordon   Martin-Baker
Flt. .Lt. Smith   Martin-Baker
16th August 1977
USN
A-6 Intruder       Lt Jg M. L. Clark ejected   Martin-Baker
16th or 18th August 1977
RAF
Buccaneer S2B XX890/K 15 Sqn In flight fire, caused by a turbine failure. Abandoned in the circuit at Laarbruch Flt. Lt. R.A.Pittaway   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. K.I.Mackenzie   Martin-Baker
17th August 1977
USMC 
F-4 Phantom         Capt. R.A.Cote   Martin-Baker
Capt. D.I.Dannewitz   Martin-Baker
23rd August 1977
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt. G. M. Jack   Martin-Baker
ENS R.A.Ladd   Martin-Baker
26th August 1977
Brazil
MB326        ASPP.R.Pertusi   Martin-Baker
29th August 1977
Italy
F-104        CAPTA.Benfatto   Martin-Baker
August 1977
USMC  
F-4 Phantom        Capt. A. J.Spring   Martin-Baker
30th August 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 145616 VFP-63  in US Lt. Cdr. D.M.Beam ejected   Martin-Baker

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
8th September 1977
RAF
Hunter T7 XL571/99 TWU Engine failure. Crashed into the St. George's Channel one mile west of
Strumble Head, Dyfed
Flt. Lt. S.Parfirt   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. H.E.Spirit   Martin-Baker
8th September 1977
Pak
Mirage           Martin-Baker
20th September 1977
USAF
F-4D Phantom  66-8779 52nd TFW Collided near Stuttgart, West Germany Capt. Cariton

Lt. Pacella

Capt. Zarras

CAN ANYONE MATCH CREW TO AIRCRAFT

  Martin-Baker
20th September 1977
USAF
F-4D Phantom  66-8790 52nd TFW Collided near Stuttgart, West Germany   Martin-Baker
25th September 1977
Italy
F-104        Capt. M.Maugeri   Martin-Baker
26th September 1977
BAF
Mirage 5 BA BA 34 3 wtac Collision birds, Rheinbach, Germany Cdt H. Troupin   Martin-Baker
27th September 1977
USMC  
RF-4B Phantom  157344
RF-611
VMFP-3
NAS Atsugi, Japan
Engine caught fire on take-off Capt. J. E. Miler   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. D. R. Durbin   Martin-Baker

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd October 1977
USN  
F-14 Tomcat       Lt.JG B.L.Devane   Martin-Baker
Lt. W. M.Andemn   Martin-Baker
7th October 1977
WGAF
TF-104G Starfighter 28+18 JaboG 33       Martin-Baker
HPT R. Doniat HPT G. Lohde Martin-Baker
11th October 1977
Pak
Mirage           Martin-Baker
12th October 1977


DDR

MiG‑21 F‑13

74 1609
759
??? Crashed, Germany OSL Waldemar Goetze ejected   SK-1
17th October 1977
RJAF
 F-5F  

Training ??

  ejected   Martin-Baker
27th October 1977
Pak
SY.F6       P.O M.M.Ayub   Martin-Baker
27th October 1977
SAAF
Mirage       MAJ D. R. Jacobs   Martin-Baker
28th October 1977
USAF
FB‑111A  68‑0285 380th BW 6 M WSW of Ashland. ME, USA crew ejected safely   McDonnell Capsule
31st October 1977
RAF
Buccaneer S2B XV348 237 OCU Struck power cables and crashed into Glomfjord,
Norway
    Martin-Baker
pilot was killed Flt. Lt. P. D .Locke  

 

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th November 1977
USMC  
F-4J Phantom  153775 VMFA-451
MCAS Yuma
the two aircraft collided during a landing break 1.LTJ.Ulatowski   Martin-Baker Mk.7

USMC
VMFA-451
MCAS Yuma

F-4J Phantom II BuNo 153778

photo 153778  F-4J, AA/202, MCAS Beaufort, February 1977 -- Bicentennial by Bill Curry located by "TheFifthAce"
and permission to use from his website

Scott Van Aken

7th November 1977
USMC 
F-4J Phantom  153778
200
VMFA-451
MCAS Yuma
the two aircraft collided during a landing break Major J. Cummings   Martin-Baker Mk.7
Pilot ejected but died of injuries   Martin-Baker Mk.7
8th November 1977
Iran
F-4 Phantom        Capt. Yasini   Martin-Baker Mk.7
Capt. Labibi   Martin-Baker Mk.7
10th or 11th November 1977
USN
F-14 Tomcat 159451
AE 210
VF-142
USS America
The aircraft settled off a long bolter     Martin-Baker
Pilot Lt.Cdr. J. A. Cook ejected with only minor injuries. Lt. L. E. Stampe ejected with only minor injuries. Martin-Baker
11th November 1977
USN
EA-6B Prowler 158809
AE 702
VAQ-137
USS America
In collision with F-14 Tomcat 159451 Aegean Sea, Greece Lt. F. C. Philipsen   Martin-Baker
LtJg T. C. Gardner   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. J. Kennedy   Martin-Baker
14th November 1977
Iran
F-14 Tomcat       Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
RIO ejected   Martin-Baker

Very Low level ejection, belly landing, Near RAF Laarbruch, Germany
  Martin-Baker
15th November 1977
RAF
Jaguar T.2 XX845 2 Sqn S.Lt.Knight Flt. Lt. W. A. Langworthy
21st November 1977
RAF
F-4
Phantom 
 
43 Sqn
RAF Leuchars
      Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. Steve W. Gyles
ejected
Flt. Lt. Andy Moir
ejected
Martin-Baker
27th November 1977
Rom
Orio        G.D.Stanka   Martin-Baker
29th November 1977
Italy 
F-104S        Lt. S.Vitaliano     Martin-Baker
29th November 1977
USMC
AV‑8A 158708
CG 5
VMA‑231 engine failure. Crashed into Pacific 21 NM from Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

pilot ejected safely

  Stencel

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th December 1977
RAAF

                                                                                                         photo www.adf-serials.com
Mirage IIIO (A) A3-94
Martin-Baker
Mirage IIIO(A) A3-94 3 Sqn
Butterworth, Malaysia
Crashed RAAF Base, Butterworth, Malaysia following engine failure. Pilot F. Off. B.P. Crowhurst ejected  
7th December 1977
USN 
KA-6D Intruder 151795
NF 522
VA-115
USS Midway
  Lt. Turner   Martin-Baker
Lt. Burbrink or Burbank ???   Martin-Baker
8th December 1977
Fr N  
F-8 Crusader       Lt. V.Bourdiniere   Martin-Baker
15th December 1977
USAF
 F‑111 F  70‑2380 493rd TFS/48th TFW  Exning, nr Newmarket, UK crew ejected safely   McDonnell Escape Capsule
21st December 1977
USMC 
F-4J Phantom  153804
DC
VMFA-122   1.Lt. S.L.Smith   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. K E.Cook   Martin-Baker
23rd December 1977
USAF
F‑100D 56‑3005 162nd TFS OH ANG 2 NM NE of Waverly, IN, USA

pilot ejected safely

Major William "Bill" Stout ejected NAA
Dear Mike,
     I am the pilot who ejected from the F-100 on 23 Dec 77.  I don't know if you want any more information, but if you do, please e-mail me.  I just stumbled upon you site today.
 
                         Bill Stout
                         Maj., ret. OANG.
in email 11th February 2007

   Incomplete dates  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
??-??-1977
Yugoslav Air Force
Jastreb       Lt. Sinisa Mitrovic ejected    
??-??-1977
Yugoslav Air Force
MiG-21       Lt. Tomislav Gvojic ejected    
??-??-1977
Yugoslav Air Force
Jastreb       Lt. Milomir Joksimovic ejected    
??-??-1977
Yugoslav Air Force
Galeb       Lt. Josip Njari ejected    
??-??-1977
Yugoslav Air Force
Galeb       First Lt. Vladimir Stanar ejected