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  F-4 Phantom 1972 July - December

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
All Losses in USAF, USN & USMC Service
1972 part 2
(Draft Listing)

 

 

 

1972 January - June
July - December
   
1st July 1972
0025

USN
F-4J Phantom II 155752
AD
 VF-101
Oceana, VA
8 miles from Oceana     Martin-Baker
LT. R. E. Reinheimer ejected CDR. Robert York Jordan
[personal testimony]
Martin-Baker
   
1st July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0277
JJ
34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat SAM near Kep airfield Martin-Baker
Col Paul K. Robinson Lt Col Kevin J. Cheney
   
3rd July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0289
ED
13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by ground fire near Ha Tinh  
photo via Tony Marshall
Martin-Baker
Capt. Stephen Howard Cuthbert
KIA
Lt Col Marion Anthony "Tony" Marshall
command ejected by pilot
POW
   
5th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-0339 34 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Martin-Baker
1Lt Donald K. Logan Lt Col William J. Elander  
   
5th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0296 34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Shot down by MiG-21 near Hanoi Martin-Baker
Col Brian Seek
ejected
POW
Lt Col William A. Spencer
command ejected the crew
POW
   
5th July 1972
USAF 
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7680 433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Damaged by SAM. Flew "Feet Wet" pic Martin-Baker
Captain Michael D. Van Wagenen
ejected
Major Earl K. Johnson
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
6th July 1972
also seen as 7th

USAF 
F-4D Phantom II 65‑0800 497th TFS, 8 TFW, 7th AF USAF, Ubon

also seen as

435th TFS, 8 TFW

Crashed during landing in heavy rainstorm pic   Martin-Baker
Major Harland Moore Davis Jr.
killed
1Lt Frederick Martin Koss
killed
Martin-Baker
   
7th July 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155857

[is this the buno for a Skywarrior TA-3B ??]

VF-121
USS Enterprise
CVN-65
Lost on a catapult shot.
RIO was rescued by the plane guard helo (Lieutenant Russell L. Hallauer), HS-2 Det
    Martin-Baker
Pilot was killed Lieutenant Commander Samuel N. Hallmark
ejected
Martin-Baker
8th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7563 4 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Takhli Damaged by MiG-21s on return from Hanoi. Flew back into Thailand before abandoning the aircraft north of Udorn      
Lt Col R E Ross
ejected
Captain Stanley M. Imaye
ejected
 
   
10th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7707 25 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Tyre blew out on take off     Martin-Baker
Lt Col Brad L Sharp
ground egress

see also 3 December 1969.

1Lt Michael Pomphrey
ground egress
Martin-Baker
   
11th July 1972
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155803
AC 212

"Clubleaf 212"
VF‑103
"Sluggers"

CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
Shot down by MiG-17 flown by Han Vin Tuong over North Vietnam Martin-Baker
 Lt Robert Irving Randall
POW
returned in 1973
Lt . Frederick James "Bat"  Masterson
POW
Martin-Baker
   
12th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0302 334 TFS, 4 TFW attached to 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Solo tactical mision. Believed shot down by ground fire northwest of Dong Hoi pic pic Martin-Baker
1Lt James Linton Huard
KIA
Capt Samuel O'Donnell
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
12th July 1972
USMC 
F-4J Phantom  153822 VMFA-235 near Kaneohe     Martin-Baker
1.Lt. J. F. Amos
ejected
Capt. R. E. Holt
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
17th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8772

Night Owl FAC

497 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon

Premature bomb explosion from nearby attacking aircraft 20 miles south­west of Hue

  pic Martin-Baker
1Lt G K Tushek
ejected
Capt Wayne Gordon Brown II [III ?]
badly injured
ejected
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
19th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom 66‑0253

7 TFS, 49 TFW, USAF, Takhli

hit by 37mm flake east of Quang Tri     Martin-Baker
Capt. H. D. Weir
ejected

see also 2 January 1971

1.Lt. K. Edwards
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
20th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-0265
"UP"
35TFS/3TFW deployed to Korat RTAFB hit by AAA in Gulf of Tonkin nr Hon Gay island, NVN,     Martin-Baker
Capt. Joe Lee Burns ejected and rescued by Navy SH‑3 1.Lt. Michael "Mike" Nelson
ejected and rescued by Navy SH‑3
Martin-Baker
   
22nd July 1972
USMC
F-4J Phantom II 153822 VMFA-235 Near Kaneohe     Martin-Baker
1st Lieutenant J. F. Amos
ejected
Captain R. E. Holt
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
24th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom 66‑0369 421 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Takhli Shot down by a MiG‑21 near Kep.     Martin-Baker
Capt. S. A. Hodnett
ejected
1.Lt. D. Fallert
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
29th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 66‑0367 4 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Takhli

Hit by Atoll missile from a MiG‑21 15 miles northeast of Kep

Martin-Baker
Capt James D. Kula
ejected
POW
Capt Melvin V. Matsui
ejected
POW
Martin-Baker
   
29th July 1972
USAF
F-105G 62-4443 ?
[this is an F-105 serial]
4th TFW, 366th TFW Korat, Shot down by a MiG-21, both crew rescued by USMC Helicopters      
Major Thomas Joseph Coady
ejected
Major H. Murphy ejected  

30th September 1972

"The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Major Thomas Joseph Coady, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force over Southeast Asia on 30 September 1972. On that date, while escorting fighter-bombers en route to targets near Kep, North Vietnam, Major Coady, an F-105G Pilot, repeatedly engaged the enemy anti-aircraft defenses which opposed the strike force. After attacking and destroying one of the surface-to-air missile sites which guarded the approach to the target, Major Coady's aircraft was severely damaged by a missile from a second site in the area. Realizing the importance of eliminating this threat to the American forces, Major Coady, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, flew his damaged aircraft in a devastating counter attack which destroyed the site and cleared the path for the strike aircraft. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Coady has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force."

General Orders: Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Special Orders GB-0394 (March 28, 1973)

   
30th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7576 435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon SAM hit near Hanoi Martin-Baker
LtCOL William J. Breckner
ejected
POW
1Lt Larry D Price
ejected
POW
Martin-Baker
   
30th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7770

523 TFS, 405 FW attached to 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn

 

Fuel exhaustion returning from an escort mission over the Gulf of Tonkin about 60 miles northeast of Vinh

 

    Martin-Baker
Capt D A Crane
ejected
1Lt D W Petkunas
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
30th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7597

523 TFS, 405 FW attached to 432 TRW,

 USAF, Udorn

Damaged by a MiG. Flew "Feet Wet" 35 miles east of Thanh Hoa     Martin-Baker
Capt G B Brooks Capt J M McAdams Martin-Baker
   
30th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑0274 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Crashed during landing post combat mission     Martin-Baker
??
survived
??
survived
Martin-Baker
   
30th July 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom II 153080
Blue Angels
"Aviation Day 1972"
Landed short of Stallings Field runway at Kingston North Carolina
    Martin-Baker
 Lt. Cdr. Donald K. Bentley
[Bently]
ejected
on ground
not occupied Martin-Baker
   

 

 

 

   
?? August 1972
USAF
F‑4
Phantom II
  Nellis AFB, Nevada Crashed during nighttime training mission on Nellis ranges     Martin-Baker
??
killed
??
killed
Martin-Baker

1st August 1972

 


USAF
RF‑4C
Phantom II
67‑0437         Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
2nd August 1972 
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
155817
WT-17
VMFA-232, MAG‑15, USMC, Nam Phong

Training flight. Fuel starvation crashed on landing

  Martin-Baker
1LT R O Lamers
ejected
1LT Sam Gary Cordova
Ejected
see also 26th August 1972
Martin-Baker
   

9th August 1972

 


USAF
F-4E
Phantom II
66‑0322         Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   

9th August 1972

 


USAF
F-4D
Phantom II
65‑0599
HB
7 TFS, 49 TFW, USAF, Takhli Hit by ground fire southwest of Hue. Finally abandoned about 15 miles north of Da Nang     Martin-Baker
Capt J L Beavers
ejected

see also 17 April 1969

1Lt W A Haskell
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
10th August 1972
USAF
F-4D
Phantom II
66‑0281
HC
497 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Crashed shortly after take off     Martin-Baker
Capt Patrick Thomas "Rick" Mathews
KIA
1Lt Herbert Dewayne Stark
KIA
Martin-Baker
  A memorial from his wife,
Joanne Mathews
108 Resolution Drive, Yorktown, Va 23692
BABSINTOUCH@YAHOO.COM 
14 Nov 2001
13th August 1972
USAF
RF-4C
Phantom II
68‑0604
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn

Daylight reconnaissance flight. Shot down by 57mm AAA near Kinh Mon

 

Martin-Baker
Capt William Aaron Gaunt
ejected
POW
1Lt Francis Wayne Townsend
ejected

DIC
RR
Martin-Baker
   
14th August 1972
USN
F-4J
Phantom II
155737
W
VF‑121
"Pacemakers"
near Miramar
over water
    Martin-Baker
Lt. J. E. Arbini
ejected
[Is this LCDR J. Arbini who was aboard  USS Kitty Hawk in 1978?]
Lt.JG W.A. Scott
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
15th August 1972
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 68‑0352         Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
16th August 1972
USN
F-4J
Phantom II
157262 VF‑114, USN, USS KittyHawk Shot down on night mission north of Haiphong pic pic Martin-Baker
Cdr John Russell Pitzen
KIA
Lt Orland James Pender
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
18th August 1972
USN
F-4J
Phantom II
154783
AE 211
VF‑84 Mediterranean     Martin-Baker
Lt. T. E. Lecours Lt. J. B. Inman Martin-Baker
   
19th August 1972
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 69‑0355
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Reconnaissance mission. SAM hit northeast of Kep pic Martin-Baker
Capt Roger Ernest Behnfeldt
KIA
Maj Tomatsu [Tamotsu?]Shingaki
ejected
POW
Martin-Baker
   
Monday 21st August 1972
14:00

USAF
F‑4C Phantom II 64‑0824
WR
81st TFW
RAF Bentwaters
Mid-air collision, over the north Sea approx 7 miles off Lowestoft, with 64‑0812. Crashed into North Sea near Lowestoft, Norfolk, UK
photo: Megan Chapman Marlowe
  Martin-Baker
Major Earl E. Chapman Jr.
ejected but did not survive
body never found
Captain John S. Davis
ejected but did not survive
body recovered from sea
Martin-Baker

FEEDBACK

". . . My father was Major Earl E. Chapman Jr. And his Co-pilot was Captain John S. Davis.  My fathers plane went down off the coast off Lowestoft and they never recovered his body.  It is hard to go through life not knowing where his remains are located.  I hope that in my lifetime I can bring him home. Fortunately for Captain Davis's they recovered his body. . . "

Sincerely,

Megan Chapman Marlowe

in email 16th June 2013

   
21st August 1972
USAF
F‑4C Phantom II 64‑0812
WR
81st TFW
RAF Bentwaters
Mid-air collision with 64‑0824. Damaged tail. Landed safely at RAF Bentwaters     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
22nd August 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 68-0477
LC
421 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Takhli Hit during air support mission in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.
No one was seen to eject
pic  
Major Lee Morrow Tigner
KIA
First Lieutenant William J. Crockett
KIA
 
   
24th August 1972
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 152240 VMFA-122
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
       
Pilot, 1st Lt. ?? did not eject
survived
[see Feedback}]
RIO, 1Lt Mike J. Allen ejected Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

 

Here’s some more information on another ejection, 24 Aug 72 which is listed with minimal information on your website.  The aircraft was a Marine Corps F-4B from VMFA-122 and the accident was caused by a hard-over nose wheel steering malfunction at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.  The aircraft departed the runway at high speed and struck the arresting gear equipment shearing one of the main landing gears.  The RIO, 1Lt Mike Allen ejected as the aircraft started to roll over and was ejected into the ground (fortunately soft mud) at a very shallow angle surviving with serious back injuries.  The Pilot, a 1Lt (I can’t remember his last name!) did not eject---as the aircraft came to rest inverted with the engines still running, his canopy was not able to jettison preventing his seat from firing, likely saving his life.  Both recovered and returned to flying status.

Bob Dwyer, Tucson, Arizona
in email 2nd July 2007

 

   
25th August 1972
USAF
F-4D
Phantom II
66‑7482
OC 
13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn AB Thailand Hit by 37mm AAA about 30 miles north of Haiphong.   Martin-Baker
Lt Col Carl G Bailey
ejected
rescued by a USAF HH‑53 from the 37th ARRS
Capt Jeffrey S Feinstein
ejected
rescued by a USAF HH‑53 from the 37th ARRS
Martin-Baker
   
25th August 1972
USN
F-4B Phantom II 153020
NF-100
VF-161
USS MIDWAY
SAM hit near Nam Dinh pic Martin-Baker
LCDR Michael William Doyle
(KIA)
Capt John Clyde Ensch
injured
ejected
POW
Martin-Baker
   
26th August 1972 
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
155811
WT-10
VMFA-232 Shot down by MiG near Muong Lat, on Laos, North Vietnamese border   Martin-Baker
1LT Sam Gary Cordova
Ejected - KIA
see also 2nd August 1972
1st Lt Darrell L. Borders
ejected
rescued by HH‑53
Martin-Baker
   
27th August 1972
USN
F-4B Phantom II 151013
NF-210
VF-151
USS MIDWAY
SAM near Phu Ly in  North Vietnam Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg) David A. Everett
POW
Lt. Theodore W. Triebel
POW
Martin-Baker
   
2nd September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II

Raven FAC

68‑0335 421 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Takhli Mission near the town of Ban Na Mai, Plain of Jars. Crashed  near the village of Lat Sen pic pic Martin-Baker
Major Robert Roy Greenwood
ejected
MIA/KIA
Captain William Commodore Wood
ejected
MIA/KIA
Martin-Baker
   
8th September 1972
07:00

USAF
F-4E Phantom II 66-0310 4501 TFRS, 1TFW, MacDill AFB, FL Sarasota Bay, FL   Martin-Baker
Capt. Paul Poppe
ejected
1/Lt. David H. Johnson
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
8th September 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom II
 
157302
AC-202
VF-103
USS SARATOGA
During road reconnaissance mission hit 23mm AAA 25 miles north of Vinh. Flew "Feet Wet", Gulf of Tonkin, back to location of carrier losing both pneumatic and hydraulic systems while approaching the carrier     Martin-Baker
CDR R. P. Bordone
ejected
rescued by SH‑3G
LT J. H. Findley
ejected
rescued by SH‑3G
Martin-Baker
   
8th September 1972
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 66‑0310          
     
   
9th September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7565

307 TFS, 31 TFW attached to 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn

Damaged by AAA about 10 miles north of Hanoi. Flew back over Laos and ejected red river valley book   Martin-Baker
Capt. William J. Dalecky
ejected
rescued by USAF SAR helicopter
Capt. Terry M. Murphy
ejected
rescued by USAF SAR helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
9th September 1972

also seen as 10th


USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7251

Wolf FAC

335th TFS/4th TFW hit  during visual reconnaissance sortie by 23mm AAA west of Deng Hoi, North Vietnam      

ejected
rescued

ejected
rescued
 
   

update

09/09/72 69-7251 – this is on the ranges at Nellis, so not sure serial is correct.

   
   
11th September 1972
USMC
F‑4J  Phantom II 154784 AJ 206 VMFA‑333
USS America
CVA-66
AAA; North Vietnam     Martin-Baker
CAPT Andrew Scot Dudley
ejected,
recovered
1st LT James W Brady
ejected,
recovered
Martin-Baker
   
11th September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0288
SJ
335 TFS, 4 TFW attached to 8 TFW, USAF Ubon Shot down by missile from MiG about 15 miles northeast of Kep Martin-Baker
 Captain Jerome D. Heeren
POW
Capt. Brian M. Ratzlaff
POW
Martin-Baker
   
 11th September 1972
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
 
155526
AJ 201
VMFA‑333
USS America
CVA-66
SAM
North Vietnam
    Martin-Baker
MAJ Lee T Lasseter
XO
ejected, recovered
CAPT John D Cummings
ejected, recovered
Martin-Baker
   
12th September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7266
SJ
335th TFS/4th TFW shot down by a MiG‑21 nr Son Dong, north of Haiphong, North Vietnam   Martin-Baker
Capt. Rudolph V. Zuberbuhler
(POW)
Lt Col Frederick Charles McMurray
(POW)
Martin-Baker
   
13th September 1972
night

USN
F‑4J Phantom II 153854
AJ 103
VF‑74
USS America
CVA-66
Operational loss.
Crashed during a night landing accident in Gulf of Tonkin. Returning from BARCAP mission
    Martin-Baker
Lt.JG R. B. Kummer
was command ejected by rear seater at low level
recovered
Lt. Michael Paul Rice
ejected at low level.

Drowned
Martin-Baker
   
16th September 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom 66‑8785
OY

523 TFS, 405 FW attached to 432 TRW,  USAF, Udorn

Hit by AAA during air strike on guns near Hon La.
Flew feet wet and ejected near USS Preble
    Martin-Baker
 Capt. Frederick R. Cunliffe
ejected
Capt. W. A. Kangas
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
16 September 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom 65‑0647 49 TFW, USAF, Takhli Fuel shortage. Crashed during attempted landing at Cu Chi northwest of Saigon     Martin-Baker
??
egressed on ground
??
egressed on ground
Martin-Baker

update

16/09/72 65-0647 may have been damaged but repaired to fly again as was at AMARG

   
17th September 1972

also seen as 16th


USAF
F-4D Phantom 65‑0593

434 TFS, 35 TFW attached to 49 TFW, USAF, Takhli

 
Fire in cockpit caused by systems failure. Crashed while attempting to land at Ubon RTAFB     Martin-Baker
Capt. E. B. Dyer
ejected
Capt. D. E. Henneman
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
18th September 1972
USN 
F-4B Phantom 150487
XF
VX-4 Lost at Sea 6 miles from Pt. Mugu     Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. W. C. Ackerman
ejected
Lt.JG P. E. Kane
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
22nd September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0385
JJ
34th TFS/388th TFW, Korat RTAFB, Thailand Ran off runway during landing in a thunderstorm      
     
Capt G A Lentz 1Lt N J Holoviak  
 

WSO ejected safely. The pilot landed aircraft safely but it was damaged beyond repair. Both crew are recorded as ejecting in other sources

   
22nd September 1972
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 69‑0351
OZ
14th TRS/432nd TRW Reconnaissance. Lost to AAA near Xuan Noe. Flew Feet Wet      
Capt J G Watts
ejected safely, rescued by USAF helo
1Lt J H Pomeroy
ejected safely, rescued by USAF helo
 
   
5th October 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-8738
FP
35 TFS, 4 TFW att. to 8 TFW, Ubon Wolfpack Phantom.  Shot down by an air‑to‑air missile from a MiG‑21. about 10 miles north of Yen Bai Martin-Baker
Chaplain Keith H. Lewis
ejected
POW

released on 29 March

John Hardesty Alpers Jr ejected
POW

released on 29 March

   
5th October 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0287
SJ
435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Wolf FAC Phantom hit by ground fire near Xom Quan,12 miles north of the DMZ Martin-Baker
BGen James D. Latham
ejected
POW

released on 29 March 1973

1st Lt. Richard Lyman Bates
ejected
POW

released on 29 March 1973

   

6 October 1972


USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 69‑7573
ZF
307 TFS, 31 TFW attached to 432 TRW, Udorn Hit by  MiG during strike over North Vietnam. Flamed out due to fuel cell damage about 60 miles northeast of Udorn near the Thai/Laotian border      
Capt J P White
ejected and recovered by an Air America helicopter
Capt A G Egge ejected and recovered by an Air America helicopter  
   
6th October 1972
USAF
F4E Phantom II 69‑7548
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon damaged by a SAM near Son Tay. Crashed about 25 miles south of Yen Bai Martin-Baker
Pilot Lt. Col. Robert Dale Anderson
Ejected
MIA
WSO Maj. George Francis Latella ejected
POW

released on 29 March 1973

   
10th October 1972
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 67‑0254

307 TFS, 31 TFW attached to 432 TRW,Udorn

 

FAC aircraft shot down near the city of Ron in the southern provinces of North Vietnam pic  
Capt Peter McArthur Cleary (523rd TFS)
(KIA)

mb-list

Capt Leonardo Capistrano Leonor  (523rd TFS)
(KIA)

mb-list

 
   
12th October 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0276 469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat

Shot down by MiGs about 20 miles northeast of Kep while escorting  raid on the northeastern railway

Martin-Baker
Captain Myron A. Young
ejected at 18,000 ft. Evaded capture for over a day.
POW
1st Lt. Cecil H. Brunsom
ejected captured
POW
Martin-Baker
   
12th October 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom II 153789 VF-121
"Pacemakers"
 
near Miramar     Martin-Baker
ENS M. R. Sivers
ejected
Lt. R. D. Gary
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
17th October 1972
USAF
F‑4D Phantom II 66‑8708 435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Night Owl FAC crashed about 25 miles north of the airfield      
???
ejected and recovered by helicopter
???
ejected and recovered by helicopter
 
   
23rd October 1972
USAF
F‑4D Phantom II 65‑0632 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Crashed while landing at Ubon      
???
ejected
????
ejected
 
   
27th October 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7273
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, Ubon Wolf FAC. hit by AAA near the village of Xom Quan, north of the DMZ. Went feet wet. Crashed about 40 miles north of Hue      
Capt. E. L. Bleak ejected and rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter Capt. R. B. Jones ejected and rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter  
   
27th October 1972
USN
F-4B Phantom II 153031 USS Midway Damaged by landing Intruder      
     
   
20th November 1972
USN
F-4J
Phantom II
157288
AC-210
VF-103
USS SARATOGA
SAM north east of Vinh,     Martin-Baker
LCDR V E Lesh
ejected Gulf of Tonkin off Thanh Has
LTJG D L Cordes
ejected Gulf of Tonkin off Thanh Has
Martin-Baker
   
20th November 1972
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
153849
WT-11
VMFA-232, MAG‑15, USMC, Nam Phong AAA near Ban Tampanko,   Martin-Baker
CAPT W D Anderson ejected Captain Donald Charles Breuer
no confirmed ejection(KIA)
Martin-Baker
   
20th November 1972
USAF
F-4D
Phantom II
66‑7501 555 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Lost during training sortie in Thailand pic pic  
Capt Calvin B Tibbett
killed
1Lt William S Hargrove
killed
 
   
25th November 1972
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 65-0825

or

66-0471

363rd TFW
Shaw ATB, near Sumter
Mid-air collision. Crashed over the Atlantic 30 miles off Georgetown     Martin-Baker
Capt. B. W. Stechlein
ejected
taken to Myrtle AFB hospital
Capt. R. L. Jaeger
ejected
taken to Myrtle AFB hospital
Martin-Baker
25th November 1972
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 65-0825

or

66-0471

363rd TFW
Shaw ATB, near Sumter
Mid-air collision. Crashed over the Atlantic 30 miles off Georgetown     Martin-Baker
LTCOL Edward Cole, Jr.
missing
Major Edward W. Tate
missing
Martin-Baker
   
   
28th November 1972
USAF
F-4D
Phantom II
66-7678 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Lost on approach about 18 miles from Da Nang pic    
Capt Jack Rockwood Harvey
KIA
Capt Bobby Marvin Jones
[Flight Surgeon]
KIA
 
   
1st December 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom 155553 VF-33 Fuel starvation. 32 miles from Fallon     Martin-Baker
Lt. D. L. Thurman
ejected
Lt. R. L Moeller
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
6th December 1972
USMC 
F-4B Phantom  152245 VMFA-122 MCAS Kaneohe     Martin-Baker
Capt. P. P. Hayes
ejected
1.Lt. M. A. Hough
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
9th December  1972
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 68-0597 14 TRS, 432 TRW, Udorn

307th STRAT WG 

Hit by SAM, nr Ngai Hung, north of the city of Vinh, North Vietnam   Martin-Baker
Major Billie Joe Williams
KIA

command ejected Acosta
1st Lt. Hector Michael "Mex" Acosta
ejected
POW
   
9th December 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom 155743 VF-92       Martin-Baker
Lt. J. R. Brooke
ejected
Lt. G. B. Bastian
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
10th December 1972
USN
F-4B Phantom 153009 VF-51
USS Coral Sea
off Carrier     Martin-Baker
 Lt.JG  K. C. Cooper
ejected
Lt. R. A. Morris
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
21st December 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-0367

while loaned to team

Thunderbird Crashed during flight test at Nellis. AFB, NV    
Capt. Jerry D. S. Bolt killed Tech Sgt. Charles H. "Chuck" Lynn
killed
 
   
23rd December 1972
USMC
F‑4J Phantom II 153885
AJ 201
VMFA‑333
USS America
CVA-66
photographic reconnaissance. Hit by AAA 85mm flak;15 miles south east of Hon Gay island, North Vietnam pic pic Martin-Baker
Lt. Col. John K Cochran
ejected,
rescued by Navy HH‑3A

see also 11 September 1969

Major H. S. Carr ejected
suffered back injuries
rescued by Navy HH‑3A
Martin-Baker
   
23rd December 1972
USN
F-4 Phantom       J. D. Everitt   Martin-Baker
   
27th December 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0292
OC
13th TFS, 432nd TRW
Udorn, Thailand

Hit by an air‑to‑air missile from MiG-21 during MiGCAP mission in search of F-111 crew southwest of Hanoi

Martin-Baker
Capt  C. H. Jeffcoat
ejected
POW
1.Lt. Jack R. Trimble
ejected
POW
Martin-Baker
   
27th December 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-0234
LC
421st TFS, 432 TRW, Udorn Shot down bt MiG-21 30 miles west of Hanoi, North Vietnam Martin-Baker
1LT Brian  H. Ward
ejected
POW
Captain John Wesley Anderson
ejected
POW