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McDonnell F2H Banshee

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Can anyone add any identities to the pilots of All Weather Fighter Squadron 11, "RED RIPPERS" aboard USS ESSEX (CV-9) during 1958
The F2H Banshee in the photo carries the name L.CDR R. P. TAYLOR and the P.C. R. W. Peters AN

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
13th June 1949
USN
McDonnell F2H Banshee   attached to Cecil Field Crashed two and a half miles from Imeson municipal airport LT Edward L. Zapf
killed
   
9th August 1949
also seen as
[8th September 1949]

USN
McDonnell F2H-1 Banshee VF-171   on a routine training flight after picking up a new F2H Banshee at Cherry Point. Flying at 38,000 feet, near
Walterboro, South Carolina
Lt. Jack L. "Pappy" Fruin ejected at 597 m.p.h McDonnell
 
USN
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 14, 1950
Jet Pilot Killed. CHERRY POINT, N.C., April L3 (A)-A Banshee jet fighter. lane crashed and exploded at- a landing here a n d <illed the pilot, Capt. ...
 
Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 13, 1950
-An F-2-M banshee jet plane at- tached to the marine air corps base here crashed ... Air base officials said, however, they were certain the pilot was killed.
19th May 1950
USN
F2H Banshee   VF-171

ejected near Jacksonville had trouble with G forces before escaping

Lt. Hugh J. Tate ejected got a good chute and descended safely. He suffered only a bruise under his right eye when wind force tore the oxygen mask from his face   McDonnell
 
USN
             
  St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive - May 25, 1950
JACKSONVILLE « A — —Navy Banshee Jet fighter plane crashed and burned on ... about one and one - half miles of «he intracoastal canal The crash caused a brief.
20th September 1950
USN
F2H Banshee     Structural failure, explosion. Spinning Civilian Test Pilot MacMilliam ejected
pulled face curtain 3 times
  McDonnell
11th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124983 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Returning from Reconaissance Mission. After landing, lost all braking power, rolled over the side Lt(jg) Treadwell was rescued by helicopter   no ejection
 
USN
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 14, 1951
PLANE CRASH. Eisberrv, Mo.. Sept. 13 (AP)-A. navy jet Banshee fighter plane crashed and burned near here to- day, killing its pilot-tentatively identified ...
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124972 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Mid-air collision with F2H-2 buno. 124968 flown by Lt(jg) Keller, landed OK

[see also

Lt. Cdr. Irad B. Oxley, landed OK   no ejection
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124968 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
mid-air collision with F2H-2 buno. 124972, flown by Lt. Cdr. Oxley, crash landed into parked aircraft Lt(jg) John Kemp Keller
Remains recovered
  no ejection
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124966 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Unmanned aircraft destroyed by fire after F2H-2 buno.  124968 crashed into it     no ejection
16th September 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 234978 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Unmanned aircraft destroyed by fire after F2H-2 buno.  124968 crashed into it     no ejection
16th October 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124951 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
 hit by AAA on  armed recon mission. Exploded on impact w/ground near Majon-ni, Lt. Cdr. Irad B Oxley VF-172 Operations Officer
KIA

[see also when he was involved in another F2H loss]

  no egress noted
25th October 1951
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124959 VF-172
USS Essex (CV-9)
Catapult malfunctioned, unable to stop, went over port bow, aircraft struck by ship Lt(jg) Robert F. Doss Injured, rescued by USS Essex helo   no ejection
18th January 1952         Crashed into street in Santa Anna
Civilian casualties
Pilot killed    
Saturday 19th January 1952
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 124945
Side Nr. R217

VF-172
"Blue Bolts"
USS Essex
(CV-9)
Photo escort mission. Hit by AAA, caught fire, crashed & burned Major Francis N. McCollom
(USAF exchange officer)
KIA
no egress noted

Here is a crop of a photo of MAJ McCollom standing in front of a VF-172 Banshee with his name on it (BuNo 124975, side no. 204) taken aboard CV-9 ESSEX in the fall of 1951.
photo via
Gerry Asher
in email 5th March 2011

   
 

This article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on 20th January 1952

 

La Canada Flier

Sets New Mark

WITH TASK FORCE 77 IN KOREAN WATERS, Jan. 19(U.P.) Maj. Francis N. McColIom of La Canada, Cal., made his 100th combat carrier landing yesterday.

Maj. McCollom, an Air Force exchange pilot, has served on the USS Essex, flagship of Task Force 77, since last August. He is the first Air Force pilot to make that many carrier landings in combat operations.

Maj. McCollom holds the Distinguished Flying Cross

 

                 
  Florida Athlete Killed In Jet Plane Crash .
 
Times-News - Google News Archive - Apr 18, 1952
Fla high school was killed yesterday when his Banshee jet fighter plane crashed ... Cause of the crash not determined but an investigation was started The ...

24th May 1952
USN
 McDonnell Douglas F2H2 Banshee ????   Engine explosion 200 miles east of Jacksonville, USA Ensign Walter "Walt" E. Ohlrich ejected at 6,000 ft.Rescued by helicopter McDonnell
 
USN
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver - Jul 11, 1952
CHINA LAKE, Calif., July 10 (AP)--A. Navy Banshee plane, 'diving and rockets, ci in front of a ... The pilot had no chance to escape.__________________.

CHINA LAKE, Calif., July 10 (AP)--A Navy Banshee fighter plane, diving and firing rockets, crashed in front of a bleacher full of aviation writers today and ...

Wednesday 18th June 1952
[also seen as Wednesday 16th July 1952]

USN
 McDonnell F2H2 Banshee   Los Alamitos Naval Air Station Lost a wing tip at about 15000 feet Santa Ana. Crashed into house LT Robert Nephi Anderson
[Andersen ??]
29
killed
McDonnell
  The Navy yesterday identified the pilot who died in the crash of a Banshee jet fighter in Santa Ana Wednesday afternoon as Lt. Robert Nephi Andersen, 29, ..
Thursday 10th July 1952
USN
McDonnell F2H2 Banshee     Crashed, straight into ground, China Lake during demonstration flight diving and firing rockets Pilot
killed
   
4th August 1952
USN
F2H-2 Banshee     Collision with tow banner LT(jg) W. M. Stutts ejected   McDonnell
29th August 1952
USN
F2H-2P Banshee 125684 VMJ-1 Hit by AAA, crashed and burned on landing at K-14 Captain Robert E. Benton injured, rescued   Ground egress ???
8th September 1952
USN
F2H-? Banshee   VF-171
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
Catapult launching accident LT Robert Elmer Farrell
killed
   
  $3.95 - New York Times - Sep 9, 1952
Two Fliers Killed There were two deaths during the cruise, both from aircraft ... J. Lieutenant Farrell, a naval reserve, pilot flying a A{ Banshee jet with .
Tuesday 16th September 1952
USN
Hellcat   USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft careered off the carrier deck attempting landing during storm pilot
Major Edward W. Dame
missing
pic  
18th September 1952
USN
F2H-? Banshee       Pilot
killed
   
   
15th November 1952
USN
F2H-2P Banshee 126692 VC-61 Det G
USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
Mechanical failure Lt. D. I. Kinney ejected near K-18   McDonnell
30th December 1952
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 125060 VF-11
USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)
hit by AAA crashed 15 mi W of Wonsan near Yangdok Lt. James F. Lee
KIA
  no ejection
 
USN
    VF-101
Cecil Field
  Edward W. Dame pic  
 
St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive - Jan 6, 1953
JACKSONVILLE Navy pilot from Fighter Squadron 101 based at Cecil Field was killed yesterday when his Banshee Jet fighter exploded while he was making a ...

 

23rd January 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 125668 VF-11
USS Kearsarge (CVA-33)
hit by AAA in a dive, crashed 5 mi W of Wonsan Cdr. Denny P. Phillips CO of VF-11
MIA
  no ejection
29th January 1953
USN
    USS Coral Sea Ramp strike
off Virginia
Pilot killed    
 
Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Jan 29, 1953
pilot was killed when his fighter crashed into the after flight deck ramp on the carrier Coral Sea off Virginia ... He was flying an F2H-3 McDonnell Banshee.

Illinois Jet Pilot Killed in Crash Aboard Carrier
 

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Jan 29, 1953
in Crash Aboard Carrier. Norfolk Va Jan 28V-A jet ... He was identified as Lt Comdr Kenneth G Carlson of Alton III He was flying an F2H3 McDonnell Banshee.

 

15th April 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee     Vertigo, became disorientated Ensign J. D. McGee ejected DID HE SURVIVE ?? McDonnell
22nd April 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee     Explosion Lt(Jg) Norbert H. Navarre ejected Evidently landed in St. John's River [Florida]
killed
(missing and never found)
McDonnell
Further details including photograph received via his nephew
 
USN
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - May 17, 1953
Lt. [j. g.1 William Richard Estell, 30, of Rockford, a naval air reservist pilot, was killed yesterday when his Banshee jet touched a wing to the ground at ...
18th May 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee     Fire Ensign W. C. Burke ejected DID HE SURVIVE ?? McDonnell
16th June 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee     Loss of control Lt(jg) J. H. Stephenson ejected DID HE SURVIVE ?? McDonnell
                 
 
29th June 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee     Fire Lt(jg) L. S. Houchins ejected DID HE SURVIVE ?? McDonnell
22nd July 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 123282 VF-62
USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)
Hit by AAA, caught fire,  Lt. Harold  C. Joines ejected off the East Coast of Korea. Rescued by a helo from the USS Bremerton (CA-130)   McDonnell
23rd July 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 123336 VF-22
USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)
Crashed into water inverted from catapult launch, caused by loss of port tip-tank Ensign Henry K. Wallace
KIA
  no ejection
23rd July 1953
USN
F2H-2P Banshee 128879 VC-61
USS Boxer (CVA-21)
Began landing approach. Crashed into the sea Lt. Daniel R. Paul
KIA
  no ejection
13th August 1953
USMC
F2H-2 Banshee   Cherry Point crashed 400 yards short of the runway at the Marine Air Station 2nd Lt Kenneth E. Wolfe
22
killed
   
                 
26th July 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee 123226 VF-22
USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)
Last seen in deep dive near Honggun-ni, explosion observed in area. SAR effort negative Ensign Edwin N. Broyles Jr.
MIA
  no ejection
                 
  Marine Corps Pilot Killed in Crash of Banshee Jet
 
Pay-Per-View - Daily Boston Globe - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 12, 1953
Marine Corps Pilot Killed in Crash of Banshee Jef. CHERRY POINT Aug II. UPA Itarine Corps BansheeH. Jet lighter plne crashed 400 short of the runway and ...

A Marine Corps Banshee jetfighter plane crashed and exploded 400 yards short of a runway at thel air station here today killI inK the pilot Lieut Kenneth E .

 

 
19th August 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee ??? VF-12
USS F. D. Roosevelt
Crashed into Mediterranean Sea Pilot Killed   no ejection
19th September 1953
USN
F2H Banshee     En route from Oceania Naval Air Station, near Norfolk, Va., to Minneapolis. In a thunder storm aircraft caught fire at high altitude. Rescued on ground by CAP Joe Meder ejected at 40,000 feet falling almost 30,000 feet as he wrestled with his ejection seat, he was  able to separate from it and get his parachute open, only to have it rip and begin to lose air. He landed heavily breaking both ankles  and numerous other bones, also puncturing a lung. He crawled 150 feet  before collapsing in a rain drenched bean field.   McDonnell
  Ensign John J. Medder, 27, of Pittsburgh, a navy jet pilot, was rescued yesterday morning from a field one mile west of Hooppole, Henry county, 14 hours after he bailed out of a Banshee fighter plane at 23,000 feet in a thunderstorm on Fri-...

RESCUE PILOT OUT 14 HOURS IN COLD, RAIN
 

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 20, 1953
... out of a Banshee fighter plane at 23000 feet in a thunderstorm on Fri ... was not equipped with radio and Zonge flew back to the crash scene where a tem

 

24th September 1953
USN
F2H-2 Banshee   USS Bennington        
Monday
15th December 1953

USMC
F2H-4?Banshee     Night crash 2nd LT Kenneth E. Wolfe
killed
   
Saturday 27th February 1954
USN
F2H-?? Banshee     Lost over Lake Michigan in a snowstorm Ensign Ronald J. Pingle
24
killed
   
                 
21st March 1954 Search for Lt. John Fiedler, missing Navy jet pilot, centered yesterday in the Silverado area northeast of El Toro Marine Air Station where six helicopters hovered low over brushcovered slopes seeking evidence of a Banshee fighter crash.

A missing Naval Reserve pilot was sought yesterday by 28 planes after radioing he was bailing out of his jet fighter minutes after take-off from Los Alamitos Naval Air Station.

                 
 
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Mar 26, 1954
Funeral services for Lt. John W. Fiedler, 31, Navy Reserve pilot, ... Lt Fiedler, assigned to Naval Reserve Fighting Squadron 777, was killed while on a ...
Tuesday 2nd March 1954
USN
F2H-?? Banshee   USS Oriskany Pacific fleet exercises. Ramp strike caused by mechanical failure. Fuel tanks ruptured and burst into flames. LT F. J. Repp
escaped from break away cockpit
pic  
Famous pictures of carrier strike and skidding Banshee
  Pictures Tell Story Of Navy Jet Smash .
 
Spokane Daily Chronicle - Google News Archive - Mar 30, 1954
his banshee jet to a landing an the carrier Ortskany during Pacific fleet exercises on March 2, Mechanical failure caused the plane to drop, ...
b-36 survivor picture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

                 
  Pilot Escapes Crash Inferno .
 
The Dispatch - Google News Archive - Mar 29, 1954
Center the Ban shee crashes and flames shoot out At bottom fire envelops the ... ROARING FLAMES and smoke billow from a Navy Banshee lighter plane crashed.

 

Monday 29th March 1954
USN
F2H Banshee   NAMTC
Point Mugu
Disappeared in rainstorm Pilot
Lt Albert D. McHenry
missing
   
 
Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Mar 31, 1954
The navy today released dra-. matic pictures showing -how a carrier pilot walked away from a flam- ing crash that destroyed his jet plane and i I y engulfed ...
   
                 
 
USN
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 17, 1954
A pilot from the Glenview Naval Air station was killed yesterday when his Banshee twin jet fighter dived into the ground from a height of about 800 feet, ...

Glenview Pilot Dies in Crash
 

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 17, 1954
Glen view Pilot Dies in Crash. Jet Plunges. to Ground in. 800 Ft Dive ... Glenview Naval Air station was killed yesterday when his Banshee twin jet fighter ...

 

 
USN
             
  Gettysburg Times - Google News Archive - May 27, 1954
Those killed were the pilot of the plane, Lt. Leroy Sparks, of Laurel, Ind., ... a picture for Westinghouse Electric which produces Jet Banshee engines. ...
 
30th June 1954
USN
F2H Banshee   VF-11
Cecil Field near Jacksonville
crashed on take off at the Memphis Naval Air Station Pilot
killed
   
Friday 22nd October 1954
USN
F2H Banshee     Crashed at Whitehouse field near Jacksonville, Fla Ensign Peter C. Hansen
killed
   
Tuesday 15th February 1955
USMC
F2H Banshee   VMF-533
2nd MAW
Cherry Point MCAS
Routine night cross country flight. Crashed 15 miles south east of the Raleigh-Durham Airfield 2nd Lt. Edmund J. Murphy
ejected
landed in tree
   
                 
 
22nd April 1955
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126330 VX-10 RCN Experimental Squadron
RCNAS Shearwater
Lost on ferry flight from US NAS Quonset Point Lt. D. A. "Duke" Wardrop killed   no ejection
 
USN
        LTJK Robert C.    
 
Gettysburg Times - Google News Archive - Aug 12, 1955
PERRY, Fla., A Navy pilot In trouble apparently crashed his Banshee jet ... to day to avoid hitting two trucks on the highway. The pilot, who was killed, was.
9th September 1955
USN
F2H Banshee     Into San Franxisco Bay LTJG Arthur J. Carpenter
bailed out
[ejected ??]
   
21st October 1955
USN
F2H-3 Banshee   USS ?   Lt. Daren R. Hillery
32
Walnut Creek,
ejected
   
22nd November 1955       USS Ticonderoga Night navigation flight. Tail hook failed to engage
Six fatalities on deck
ENS Otis C. Lightner
went over the side. Recovered.
see  
 
USN
             
  Ocala Star-Banner - Google News Archive - Nov 24, 1955
Navy identified pilot killed in crash of Banshee: Lt. Robert E Hanson, married. VIENNA. Ga. — Elder Statesman Walter George hoped polit ical speeches would ..
                 
7th December 1955
USN
 McDonnell Douglas F2H2 Banshee     Collision, flown into while flying an instrument training flight in VFR conditions over Richmond, VA at
20,000 feet.
Captain Robert Ammann ejected  200 knots

[personal testimony]

to update McDonnell
5th February 1956
 
      Crashed in woods pilot killed    
  $3.95 - New York Times - Feb 5, 1956
The pilot was killed. It was the second Navy plane crash in three days in the area, The plane, a Banshee, cr asked in the woods two miles northwest of the
23rd April 1956 USMC McDonnell Douglas F2H2 Banshee   MAG-11 Crashed on hill 30 miles southwest of Tokyo killed    
                 
  Hamden Pilot Unhurt In Jet Plane Crash
 
Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 10, 1956
... Banshee from Quonset's Utility SQUadron 2 burst into flames and burned over about live acres of brush before the lire was put out Cause of the crash was ...

 

                 
Monday 13th August 1956
USN
McDonnell F2H2 Banshee   VFP-61
NAS Miramar
Crash near San Diego LTJG Emery Jay Rinzel
killed
   
   
                 
  2 Jets Crash Over Shore
 
Pay-Per-View - The Sun - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 16, 1955
... near Hebron Wicomico county about three niiles away The planes were an F9F Pan ther and an F2H Banshee both based at the Patuxent Naval Air Station.

 

                 
  Chute Fails, Pilot Dies in RI Jet Crash
 
Pay-Per-View - Daily Boston Globe - ProQuest Archiver - Dec 7, 1956
The body was found five hours after the crash by party of the nearly 100 Navy men ... The F211 Banshee one of two diverted here by weather on flight from ...

 

 
USN
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Dec 12, 1956
Navy flier was killed today when his F2H Banshee jet fighter apparently. exploded in mid-air, crashed and burned one mile northeast of here. ...
 
USN
        LTJG Robert S. Momtgomery Jr
killed
   
   
  St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive - Mar 13, 1957
JACKSONVILLE, A — Navy pilot died of injuries suffered la MM crash of his jet fight, ... The plane, flying with another Banshee, was making a ground control ...
                 
  Pilot Dies In Crash
 
Pay-Per-View - The Sun - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 14, 1957
YOKOSUKA Japan April 12AP A United States Navy F211 Banshee jet fighter crashed 13 miles northwest of Atsugi yesterday killing the pilot.
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14th May 1957
USN
F2H Banshee     Crashed near Terence Bay Pilot
killed
   
14th May 1957
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126310 VF-871
RCNAS Shearwater
Aircraft tail struck ground during low level attack  training exercise and exploded Sub. Lt. Conrad R. Bissett killed   no ejection
31st May 1957
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126313
"104"
VF-870 During impromptu flypast CJATC Rivers Manitoba - lost starboard wing tip tank, then the wing near McNab Island Lt. Derk A. Prout killed
ejection sequence appears to have been started as canopy ejected just as aircraft hit the water.
  McDonnell
                 
 
Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive - Jun 6, 1957
Two pilots died when the singleseater Banshee crashed. A Reglna pilot was killed May 14 when his roared into a rocky slope after skimming the house tops of ...
                 
  Navy Jet Lands Safely At Airport .
 
Leader-Post - Google News Archive - Jun 17, 1957
A navy Banshee twinjet fighter landed safely at airport before noon Saturday ... Fire trucks from the city ambulances and an airport crash tender sped out ...

 

   
27th August 1957
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126306
"103"
VF-870
RCNAS Shearwater
Practiciing mirror landings - collide with RCN Avenger 53358 flown by Sub. Lt. Julian C. Freeman RCNR. Burst into flames Lt. Edward "Ed" K. Trzcinski (USN) killed    
  Hartford Jet Pilot Killed
 
Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 28, 1957
Naval Flyer Dies In Canadian Crash ... G Freeman 21 of Battcrsca Ont a member of a Kingston Reserve Squadron The crash occurred as a twinjet Banshee fighter ...

 

 
USMC
             
 
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 30, 1957
A Marine Reserve- fighter pilot from a Norfolk (Va.) squadron was killed at 6 ... El Tore said the pi- lot s F2H Banshee jet fight- er developed trouble of ...
 Thursday 19th September 1957
USN
F2H Banshee  
Moffett Field
  Lt Richard Lee Clement
killed
   
Sunday 22nd September 1957
USN
P-2V
Patrol Bomber
  VP-9 NAS Alameda Searching for pilot of Banshee on lost on Thursday 19th September 1957. Crashed 60 miles east of Fallon, Nevada on Mt Desatoya. 1 killed
2 injured
9 on board
   
  One Killed, 2 Hurt In Nevada Crash of Navy Search Plane
 
Pay-Per-View - Daily Boston Globe - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 23, 1957
The Alameda Naval Air Station announcing the crash said the plane was looking ... Ga missing since Thursday in an F2H Banshee Navy Jet out of Moffett Fiel ...
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2nd October 1957
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126403 VF-870
HMCS Bonaventure
Nosed down into the ocean on catapult launch Lt. Howard G. "Howie" Cooper Killed   no ejection
2nd October 1957
USN
F2H Banshee   VF-92
Alameda
Crashed into the bay Stanley C. Fischer
killed
   
16th October 1957
USN
F2H
Banshee
    Aircraft ditched in the bay off  Treasure Island Pilot
sustained minor cut on his forehead
   
25th February 1958
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126428 VF-871
HMCS Bonaventure
Entered dense fog bank at 200 ft above ocean. No further communication. Crash area  about two miles off the Jacksonville Florida Beach Lt. W. T. "Barry" Troy
killed
   
4th March 1958
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126333
"142"
VF-871
HMCS Bonaventure
Port wheel skidded off deck. Fell from flight deck. Lt. Cdr. Brian Bell-Irving ejected. Seriously injured   McDonnell
Friday 22nd August 1958
RCN
F2H Banshee   Shearwater naval air station
Dartmouth, NS
Crash landed at the air station Sub Lt Robert Ferguson    
24th October 1958
USN
      crashed southeast of the San Luis Obispo Pilot
killed
   
?? ?? 1959
USMC
F2H4
Banshee
    Aircraft broke up in flight during training strafing mission Captain Lowe
ejected
through canopy at a very low altitude
  McDonnell
16th June 1961
RCN
F2H-3 Banshee 126434 VF-870
HMCS Bonaventure
During aerobatic manoeuvre looped and hit rocks, exploded two miles from Peggy's Cove, half a mile from East Dover, Manitoba Sub. Lt. "Skip" Rassow killed   no ejection
                 
More Banshee losses to add to this list. I'd be grateful if anyone has any photos of the pilots who ejected or were lost. I believe early Naval Aviation News magazines or US Navy Times may have carried photos of some of these pilots
 


 

   
 
Times Daily - Google News Archive - Apr 23, 1956
Japan Ml— A US Ma rine pilot was killed today in the flaming crash of his Banshee jet on a small hill 30 miles south west of Tokyo. The name of the pilot ...

 

 
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 16, 1957
A Navy jet pilot crash-. landed his twin-en-1 Banshee fighter in the bay off to- day and escaped with only a minor cut on his forehead. ...
  Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 25, 1958
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Oct. 24-The pilot of a Navy jet Banshee fighter plane was killed today when the craft

County ..Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 25, 1958
Navy Jet Pilot Dies in Crash. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Oct. 24-The pilot of a Navy jet Banshee fighter plane was killed today when the craft crashed just southeast .