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  F-4 Phantom 1970

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
All Losses in USAF, USN & USMC Service
1970
(Draft Listing)

                 

1970

 
   
 2nd January 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8784
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon LORAN calibration flight.
Hit by ground fire on approach to
 the town of Ban Tampanko
pic   Martin-Baker
Capt John Thomas West
KIA
1Lt Ronnie George Lindstrom
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
5th  January 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 152283
WH
VMFA‑542, MAG‑11, USMC, Da Nang Hit by 37mm AAA and crashed near  near Ban Kapay pic   Martin-Baker
Maj Larry Warren Robinson
KIA
1Lt Robert Wayne Burnes
KIA
Martin-Baker
6th January 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
   
 7th January 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0357
LC
421 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Crashed at low altitude during training flight near Da Nang     Martin-Baker
Capt Robert Ochab
KWF
1Lt Campbell
(survived)
Martin-Baker
   
11th January 1970
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155750
NE-2
NF-2 ?
 VF‑154; USS Ranger
CVA-61
Operational loss crashed into the sea shortly after being launched from the Ranger on a BARCAP mission PIC pic Martin-Baker
Lt Terrence Patrick Ryan
killed
LTJG K. D. Forbes
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
Monday 12th January 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 65-0168         Martin-Baker
   
Monday 12th January 1970
11:30
also seen as 13th

USAF
F-4C Phantom II 63-7619 9th TFS, 49th TFW, Holloman AFB Crashed south east of the base
into San Pablo Bay, San Fransisco, California on flight from Hamilton AFB to its home base at Holloman
    Martin-Baker
Captain John Dale Ryan Jr.
29
Killed
Captain J. Travis Nelson
29
killed
Martin-Baker
   
14th January 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 67-0460     F. Hutto
ejected


Captain W. H. Rath
ejected

??????

  Martin-Baker
14th January 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 68-0332       Martin-Baker
   
 15th January 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II
Stormy FAC
66‑8820
LF
390 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by ground fire near Ban Kate     Martin-Baker
Major Tommy Ray Warren
KIA
1Lt R D Leblanc [k?]
ejected
rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
19th January 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 68-0442
CR
32nd TFS Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea near Italy     Martin-Baker
   
20th January 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 152231
AA-1
VF-11
USS Forrestal
Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea pic pic Martin-Baker
Lieutenant A. L. Johnson
ejected
Lieutenant Commander R. W. Leeds
ejected
Martin-Baker
20th January 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-7632 36th TFW       Martin-Baker
   
6th February 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155790
NG-1
VF-96   LTJG L. E. Smith
ejected
LTJG L. E. Queen
ejected
Martin-Baker
 6th February 1970
also seen as 7th

USMC
F-4B Phantom II 152322
VW
VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Engine failure during a strike mission in South Vietnam     Martin-Baker
Capt J E Sharkey
ejected
1Lt C E Stewart
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 8th February 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 149467
VW
VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Damaged from either own ordnance or ground fire near Duc Pho. Flew feet wet about 25 miles southeast of Da Nang     Martin-Baker
Major J. B. Leonard
ejected
rescued by helicopter
1Lt J. C. Coon
ejected
rescued by helicopter
Martin-Baker
10th February 1970 USAF F-4B Phantom II 68-0356   Crashed in Providence Mountains, CA at 4,000 ft      
??
killed
??
killed
 
   
 12th February 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 151454
DC-5
VMFA‑122, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Lost on combat mission near Quang Tri   PIC Martin-Baker
Lt Robert S Bradshaw
KIA
1Lt Michael Hugh Breeding
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
17th February 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 148389         Martin-Baker
 18th February 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7526
FO
WO ?
435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Hit by ground fire during low level mission along Route 7 near Ban Paka, 40 miles east of the Plain of Jars. Lost near Nam Can during strike against Route 7, in Eastern Laos PIC   Martin-Baker
Maj Thomas Eldon Gillen
KIA
Capt Robert S Dotson
ejected

rescued at dusk by a HH‑53 piloted by Lt Col Shipman of the 40th ARRS

[see also 21 April 1971]

Martin-Baker
 

Subject: Thomas E. Gillen, MIA out of Ubon 2/18/70
I'm wondering if *anyone* out there might have known my father, Thomas E. Gillen, an F-4D driver with the 435th who went MIA on February 18, 1970 on a strike against Route 7, in Eastern Laos.
My father ejected his navigator, Robert S. Dotson, who was fortunately rescued later that day, yet a chute was never sighted for my dad.
I'm especially looking for the other men in his flight that day. They were: BANYAN flight: Thomas C. Lowry, Stanley J. Miller, Charles M. Gibson, Louis K. Obdyke,Thomas H. Lewter, George A. Barnes.
Of course, I'd like to talk with *anyone* who knew my father, even if you knew him only from the O'club or BX. If you didn't know him, would you perhaps know of someone from that time and place who might have?
I realize this is a long shot, but if you happen to have *any* information, my family and I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, in advance. Tom Gillen
Reply-To:
tomgillen@cox.net

 

CHECK DETAILS

 18th February 1970
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 63‑7671
XC
557 TFS,12 TFW, USAF, Cam Ranh Bay hit by 37mm flak during a night strike about 10 miles southwest of the Ban Karai Pass PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt Thomas Carl Daffron
KIA
1Lt Charles Frank Morley
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
 19th February 1970
also seen as 20th

USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150427
VW
VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Hit by ground fire during night close air support south of Da Nang     Martin-Baker
1Lt D. W. Vanhorne
ejected
rescued by USMC helicopter
1Lt W. K. Meyer
ejected
rescued by USMC helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
24th February 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64-1015 10th TRW Electrical fire. Crashed at Cowell south east of Norfolk, England     Martin-Baker
??
ejected
killed
Major R. J. McEwan
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
25th February 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 152286
NL-206
VF‑161
USS Coral Sea
Fuel exhaustion when aircraft did not meet up with tanker aircraft that was not in the correct position.     Martin-Baker
Lt A Gilchrist
ejected
LTJG T. Young
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
9th March 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0282
LA
4 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by 37mm flak near Chanum in southern Laos, 35 miles southwest of Kham Duc.     Martin-Baker
Capt Lothar Gustav Thomas Terla
KIA
1Lt Larry William Cotten
KIA
Martin-Baker
9th March 1970
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155775
NE-1
VF‑21; USS Ranger
CVA-61
Operational loss
Photographic reconnaissance escort duty over Laos
    Martin-Baker
Lt. Leonard J. Schoeppner
KIA
Lt. (jg) Rex Lewis Parcels, Jr.
MIA
Martin-Baker
9th March 1970
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155853
AE-1
VF‑41; USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

Araxos, Greece

    Martin-Baker
CDR W. A. Lott
ejected
LT M. L. Meier
[M. A. Meier]
ejected
Martin-Baker
9th March 1970 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt. M. L. Meier Cdr. W. A. Lott  
9th March 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0282 4 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by 37mm flak near Chanum in southern Laos, 35 miles southwest of Kham Duc.      
Capt Lothar Gustav Thomas Terla
KIA
1Lt Larry William Cotten
KIA
 
9th March 1970
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155775 VF‑21; USS Ranger
CVA-61
Operational loss
Photographic reconnaissance escort duty over Laos
pic pic  
Lt. Leonard J. "Chops" Schoeppner
KIA
Lt. (jg) Rex Lewis Parcels, Jr.
MIA
 
   
16th March 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7503 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by debris from an EC-121M belonging to VQ-1      
No crew involved    
   
19th March 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8696
FO
Wolf 6
435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Hit by AA near  Ban Senphan, S of Mu Gia Pass, Laos      
Capt William A Rash
ejected
survived
rescued by a 40th ARRS HH‑53C on 21st
1Lt Dennis Gerald Pugh
ejected
KIA
 
 

  

19th March 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8707 13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by AAA 15 miles northwest of the Lulu Gia Pass as it crossed the North Vietnamese border      
Lt Col W E Brown
ejected
five miles northwest of Nakhon Phanom
Lt Col L L Melton
ejected
five miles northwest of Nakhon Phanom
 
 

19 March 1970

 TYPE ??? 

A Misty FAC aircraft was controlling a strike on a road intersec­tion point 10 miles northeast of Ban Talan in southern Laos when it was shot down. The aircraft burst into flames when it was hit by 37mm anti‑aircraft fire and the crew ejected a few miles to the east of their target. They were later rescued by a USAF heli­copter. Capt Farnsworth had been shot down in the same area exactly two months earlier when he was flying a back‑seat mis­sion with Capt Brown.

 

20th March 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom       Lt.COL L.J.Shipman    
21st March 1970 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt.JG F.W.Conroy Lt. Cdr. W.J.Davis  
21st March 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom     Enemy Action ?
ejected
   
30th March 1970 USAF F-4D Phantom II 66‑8707
OC
13th TFS/432nd TRW
Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand
Hit by AAA north west of Mu Gia. Attempted to fly back to base but engine failed      
Lt.COL W.Brown Lt.COL L. Melton  
   
16th March 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7503 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by debris from an EC-121M belonging to VQ-1     Martin-Baker
No crew involved   Martin-Baker
   
19th March 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8696
FO
Wolf 6
435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Hit by 37mm AAA near Ban Senphan, south of Mu Gi Pass, Laos   PIC Martin-Baker
Capt William A Rash
ejected
survived
rescued by a 40th ARRS HH‑53C on 21st
1Lt Dennis Gerald Pugh
ejected
KIA
Martin-Baker
21st March 1970
USAF
      enemy action not named    
21st March 1970
USAF
        LTCOL L. J. Shipman
ejected
   
   
21st March 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155870
NK-1
VF-143       Martin-Baker
LTJG F. W. Conroy
ejected
LTCDR W. J. Davis
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
27th March 1970
USAF
F-4C Phantom II

64-0876

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
30th March 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8707 13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF,
RTAFB
, Udorn
Hit by AAA 15 miles northwest of the Lulu Gia Pass as it crossed the North Vietnamese border     Martin-Baker
Lt Col W E Brown
ejected
five miles northwest of Nakhon Phanom
rescued by a USAF helicopter
Lt Col L L Melton
ejected
five miles northwest of Nakhon Phanom
rescued by a USAF helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
4th April 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150416
VW
VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Hit by ground fire near DMZ     Martin-Baker
1Lt R K Cecka
ejected
about four miles off the coast rescued by a Navy ship
1Lt G K Bruce
ejected
about four miles off the coast rescued by a Navy ship
Martin-Baker
5th April 1970
US
F-4B Phantom II 152325
NL-103
VF‑151, USN, USS Coral Sea BARCAP mission. Fire and explosion on return from mission   pic  
Lt Thomas Terrill
ejected
over the Gulf of Tonkin about 90 miles northeast of Dong Hoi
Lt Curtis Henry Cropper
ejected
drowned ?
KIA
 
   
6th April 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7695
OY
Laredo FAC
555 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by ground fire during attack on trucks on Route 7, bout 10 miles southeast of Ban Ban, northern Laos      
Maj R S Vanbrunt
ejected
1Lt O H Loyd
ejected
 
Rescued the next day by a USAF HH‑53 SAR helicopter from the 40th ARRS flown by Lt Col Hegewood
   
10th April 1970
US
RF-4C Phantom II 65‑0863
00
11 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn, Thailand

Barrel Roll mission. Hit by AAA during a photo run at 4,500 feet over a segment of road in northern Laos. Crashed on final approach

     
Maj J L Leaphart
ejected
sustained injuries
Capt J C Bernholtz
ejected
sustained injuries
ejected
sustained injuries
 
   
16th April 1970
USAF
RF-4C
Phantom II
66‑0409 12 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut presumed shot down by ground fire in Vinh Linh Special Zone, just north of the DMZ Laos    
Maj Richard Lee Ayers
KIA
Capt Robert Ernest Rausch
KIA
 
   
17th April 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7598 389 TFS,12 TFW, USAF, Phu Cat Hit by small arms fire 15 miles northwest of Phu Cat      
Maj Loel F Rexroad
KIA
1Lt Robert W Smith
KIA
 
18-Apr-70 Capt. J. McCarren   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC  
   
21-Apr-70 Capt. B.Smith   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK  
22nd April 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8702
OC
13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn, Thailand Barrel Roll mission. Hit by 37mm AAA in northern Laos seven miles southwest of Ban Ban. Attempted return to base.      
Maj T A Rush
ejected about 10 miles south of
Udorn AFB
Capt B E Foster
ejected about 10 miles south of
Udorn AFB
 
23rd April 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7639
Wolf FAC
433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Steel Tiger mission. Hit by AAA near Ban Topen west of the Ban Karai Pass      
Capt Albin Earl Lucki
KIA
1Lt Robert Arthur Gomez
KIA
 
23rd April 1970
US
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8775
LF
390 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang hit in the fuselage by 23mm AAA near Tavouac, southern Laos.      
Capt M W Nelson
ejected rescued by a USAF helicopter
1Lt J D Holmquist
ejected rescued by a USAF helicopter
 
   
25th April 1970
US
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0214 34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Barrel Roll mission. Hit by AAA about seven miles south­west of Ban Ban      
Capt Charles K Hackett
KIA
1Lt S R Hancock
ejected
rescued by a USAF helicopter
 
 
28th April 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom            
Capt. D. Heitz 1.Lt. Macweston  
29th April 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom            
??
ejected
??
ejected
 
   
   
5th April 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 152325
NL-103
VF‑151
USS Coral Sea
BARCAP mission. Fire and explosion on return from mission   PIC Martin-Baker
Lt Thomas Terrill
ejected
over the Gulf of Tonkin about 90

miles northeast of Dong Hoi


 

Lt Curtis Henry Cropper
ejected
KIA
Martin-Baker
  F-4B 152325, USS CORAL SEA 04/05/1970:
  • LT Curtis H. Cropper, Paso Robles, CA
  • LT Thomas Terrill (picked up)
   
6th April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7695
OY
Laredo FAC
555 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by ground fire during attack on trucks on Route 7, bout 10 miles southeast of Ban Ban, northern Laos     Martin-Baker
Maj R S Van Brunt
ejected
1Lt O H Loyd
ejected
Martin-Baker
Rescued the next day by a USAF HH‑53 SAR helicopter from the 40th ARRS flown by Lt Col Hegewood
   
9th April 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-0397
GB
4546th TTS
479th TFW
      Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
10th April 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 65‑0863
OO
"Falcon 34"
11 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn

Barrel Roll mission. Hit by AAA during a photo run at 4,500 feet over a segment of road in northern Laos.  Control lost on approach crashing into the American Forces Thailand Network radio station. Nine broadcasters & engineers are killed.

    Martin-Baker
Major John L Leaphart
ejected
sustained injuries
Captain Joseph C. Bernholtz [Burnholtz]
ejected
sustained injuries
ejected
sustained injuries
Martin-Baker
   
10th April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-7602         Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
16th April 1970
USAF
RF-4C
Phantom II
66‑0409
AC
12 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut Presumed shot down by ground fire in Vinh Linh Special Zone, just north of the DMZ Laos   Martin-Baker
Maj Richard Lee Ayers
KIA
Capt Robert Ernest Rausch
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
17th April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7598
HB
389 TFS,12 TFW, USAF, Phu Cat Hit by small arms fire 15 miles northwest of Phu Cat     Martin-Baker
Maj Loel F Rexroad
KIA
1Lt Robert W Smith
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
18th April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 65-0616         Martin-Baker
Captain J. McCarren
ejected
  Martin-Baker
   

21st April 1970


USAF
        Captain B. Smith
ejected
   
   
22nd April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8702
OC
13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Barrel Roll mission. Hit by 37mm AAA in northern Laos seven miles southwest of Ban Ban. Attempted return to base.     Martin-Baker
Maj T A Rush
ejected about 10 miles south of
Udorn AFB
Capt B E Foster
ejected about 10 miles south of
Udorn AFB
Martin-Baker
   
23rd April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7639
YG
Wolf FAC
433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Steel Tiger mission. Hit by AAA near Ban Topen west of the Ban Karai Pass PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt Albin Earl Lucki
KIA
1Lt Robert Arthur Gomez
KIA
Martin-Baker
23rd April 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8775
LF
390 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang hit in the fuselage by 23mm AAA near Tavouac, southern Laos.     Martin-Baker
Capt M W Nelson
ejected rescued by a USAF helicopter
1Lt J D Holmquist
ejected rescued by a USAF helicopter
Martin-Baker
   

24th April 1970


USN
F-4J Phantom II 155507
AD
VF-101       Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
25th April 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0214
JJ
34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Barrel Roll mission. Hit by AAA about seven miles south­west of Ban Ban     Martin-Baker
Capt Charles K Hackett
KIA
1Lt S R Hancock
ejected
rescued by a USAF helicopter
 
Martin-Baker
   
26th April 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69-0256
BT
401st TFW       Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
28th April 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64-1011
AS
10th TRW  On ferry flight from Robins AFB, Georgia to Torrejon Air Base, Spain. Thunderstorm damaged aircraft. Crashed Burgherst, near Munster, West Germany     Martin-Baker
Captain Daniel Heitz
25
Grand Rapids, Michigan
ejected
Lt. MacArthur Weston
28
Jacksonville, North Carolina
ejected
Martin-Baker
36,000 feet 150 miles E of Charleston, South Carolina. Located by rescue aircraft and picked up two hours later by Texaco Illinois tanker.
Both crew were injured by hail.
   
29th April 1970
USAF
            Martin-Baker
??
ejected
??
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 2nd May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8721
Falcon Fast FAC
13 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn shot down by anti‑aircraft fire just to the north of the DMZ     Martin-Baker
Capt B R Bodenheim
ejected
rescued by USAF helicopter
1Lt G R Jackman
ejected
rescued by USAF helicopter
Martin-Baker
 2nd May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 65‑0628
HK
480 TFS,12 TFW, USAF, Phu Cat

Shot down as it was bombing a North Vietnamese staging area about 12 miles west of Loc Ninh and four miles within Cambodia

 
    Martin-Baker
Maj T Herring
ejected
recovered by ground troops
Maj F C Peters
ejected
recovered by ground troops
Martin-Baker
   
3rd May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7613
FP
497 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Barrel Roll seeding mission. Hit by ground fire  about 15 miles southeast of Ban Ban     Martin-Baker
Lt Col Lawrence Yerges Conaway
KIA
1Lt Carl Russell Churchill
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
 5th May 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 65‑0914
AC
12 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut hit by 37mm AAA 25 miles to the southwest of Hue     Martin-Baker
Maj R E Moffitt
ejected
rescued by a USAF helicopter
Lt Col D A Kellum
ejected
rescued by a USAF helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
 6th May 1970
17:35

USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64-1018
AR
1st TRS
10th TRW
RAF Alconbury
Defensive Combat Manoeuvres training. Crashed into Stripes Wood at Unthank near Millthorpe, Derbyshire     Martin-Baker
Major Donald "Don" E. Tokar
37
Colorado Springs
ejected
landed at Curbar Edge
Major Peter M. Dunn
34
Salem, Illinois
ejected
landed at Curbar Edge
Martin-Baker
 
Peter M. Dunn
3004 Alsup Dr, Columbia, MO 65203
001-573-445-6663
 
Donald E Tokar 1318 Woodlawn St, Lockhart, TX 78644
512-376-6246
   
 7th May 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0293
JV
Tiger FAC
469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat hit by 12.7mm ground fire on a mission over northern Laos about eight miles northwest of Ban Ban     Martin-Baker
Capt T G Sweeting
ejected
rescued by an Air America helicopter
1Lt D L Yates
ejected
rescued by an Air America helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
 12th May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7643
LF
390 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang

hit by small arms fire about 15 miles west of Plei Djering

    Martin-Baker
Capt P W Harbison
ejected
rescued by an Army helicopter
1Lt J E Shelton
ejected
rescued by an Army helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
 13th May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 65‑0607
HK
480 TFS,12 TFW, USAF, Phu Cat Hit by AAA during a strike on a bridge just five miles inside Cambodia and about 40 miles to the west of Kontum PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt Alan Robert Trent
KIA
1Lt Eric James Huberth
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
 15th May 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 148414
GD
VAQ-33
NAS Paxutent River, Maryland
Damaged     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
 15th May 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150424
VE
VMFA‑115, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Hit by small arms fire. Returning to Da Nang forced to abandon aircraft     Martin-Baker
1Lt R C Rissel
ejected
1Lt J F Fitzmaurice
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 17th May 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 152239
NL-2
VF‑161, USN, USS Coral Sea Lost straight after launch PIC   Martin-Baker
Lt Norman Philip Westwood
KIA
Lt J Kane
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 19th May 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 65‑0827
OO
11 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by ground fire in the Ban Ban Valley to the east of the Plain of Jars 5 miles southeast of the town, in Laos     Martin-Baker
Maj C A Crawford
ejected
rescued by an Air America helicopter
Capt F P Norton
ejected
rescued by an Air America helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
20th May 1970
USN
F‑4J  Phantom II 155738
NG-2
VF‑92
USS America
CVA-66
Operational loss due to control failure     Martin-Baker
Lt.(jg) J. A. Hapgood
ejected
recovered
Lt.(jg) R. C. Williamson
ejected
recovered
Martin-Baker
   
 22nd May 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II

66-0347

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 23rd May 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 152319
VE
VMFA‑115, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai

Caught fire after taking off from Chu Lai on a combat mission

    Martin-Baker
1Lt J D Brewer
ejected
1Lt J Nelson
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 25th May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑0245
FG
433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon

Hit by AAA near Ban Dakbong Noy in southern Laos, 30 miles west of Kham Duc. Flew 70 miles going feet wet

 
    Martin-Baker
1Lt G M Rubus
ejected
rescued
by a USAF helicopter
1Lt J T Sornberger
ejected
rescued
by a USAF helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
 26th May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 50th TFW   Crashed 4 miles south of Alzey, West Germany     Martin-Baker
Lieutenant G. Clark
ejected
Captain L. Alford
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 27th May 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑0275
HK
480 TFS,12 TFW, USAF, Phu Cat Hit by AAA near the village of Phum Chas Yang, about 45 miles west of Ban Me Thuot, Cambodia   PIC Martin-Baker
1Lt Glen Hung Nin Lee
KIA
Capt George R Keller
KIA
Martin-Baker
 27th May 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 149403
VW
VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Hit by ground fire near Ban Tampanko in southern Laos     Martin-Baker
Capt R E Dahart
ejected
near Quang Tri City.
Rescued by a US Army helicopter
1Lt R C Blakely
ejected
near Quang Tri City.
Rescued by a US Army helicopter

see also 11th June 1970

Martin-Baker
  CHECK DETAILS
   
 4th June 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 66‑0385
AC
12 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut

Night‑time photographic reconnaissance sortie in South Vietnam.

PIC   Martin-Baker
Maj Bobby Gene Huggins
(KIA)
Maj Alvin Eugene Mather
(KIA)
Martin-Baker
 4th June 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 66‑0385 12 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut

Night‑time photographic reconnaissance sortie in South Vietnam.

    Martin-Baker
Maj Bobby Gene Huggins
(KIA)
Maj Alvin Eugene Mather
(KIA)
Martin-Baker
   
 7th June 1970
also seen as 9th

USMC
F-4B Phantom II 151478
DC
VMFA‑122, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Damaged by groundfire  attacking enemy position near An Hoa,15 miles southwest of Da Nang. Crashed about 15 miles from target     Martin-Baker
1Lt Kurt Michael Wilbrecht
did not eject
Gunfire struck cockpit area
(KIA)
1Lt W T Pepper
ejected
(survived)
rescued by helicopter
Martin-Baker
8-Jun-70 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt.J(jg) C.Buchanan Lt.JG T.OConnor  
9-Jun-70 USAF F-4 Phantom            
Capt. C.Ripple Capt. P. Clingaman  
   
9th June 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0295 469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Night mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail near Tavouac in southern Laos. Hit by 37mm AAA while flying escort to gunship     Martin-Baker
Capt R L Clingaman
ejected
(survived)
Capt C W Ripple
ejected
(survived)
Martin-Baker
rescued by a USAF helicopter
   
 11th June 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 153022 VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai

Close air support mission northern South Vietnam. Damaged by ground fire. Flew feet wet three miles off the coast near Chu Lai.

    Martin-Baker
Capt B A Rindt
ejected
rescued by ship
1Lt R C Blakely
ejected
rescued by helicopter

see also 27th May 1970

Martin-Baker
   
 12th June 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8770
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon, Thailand Returned from mission. Engine failure during circuit. Crashed killing pilot     Martin-Baker
Captain Richard Dennis Massari*
KIA
1Lt E Payne
ejected
Martin-Baker
  *See also 20th December 1967
 18th June 1970
US
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0297 21 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by small arms fire over Cambodia close to  Sre Chas,  by the Mekong River     Martin-Baker
Maj Harry Lawrence McLamb
no ejection
KIA
Maj Carl Wilson Drake
no ejection
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
19th June 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150653 VMFA‑122, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Crashed during landing with  an asymmetric ordnance load     Martin-Baker
1Lt F. Hall
egressed on ground
OK
1Lt G. Mitchell
egressed on ground
OK
Martin-Baker
22nd June 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom            
MAJ J.R.Gentry 1.Lt. C.E.McElroy  
 30th June 1970
USAF
F-4 Phantom II
Tiger FAC Phantom
67‑0279 34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Lost over Laos     Martin-Baker
Capt Mitchell Olen Sadler
KIA
1Lt Gordon Clark Hill
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
     
30th June 1970 USN F-4B Phantom 153913
NL 1
VF-151
USS Coral Sea
CV-43
Crashed into the Pacific off California during launch when nose gear collapsed Pilot killed RIO Cdr. F.B.Winton  
   
30 June 1970
USAF
F‑4E
Phantom II
Tiger FAC
67‑0279 34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Lost over Laos
   
Capt Mitchell Olen Sadler (KIA) 1 Lt Gordon Clark Hill (KIA)  
   
   
 7th June 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 151478
DC
VMFA‑122, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Damaged by groundfire  attacking enemy position near An Hoa,15 miles southwest of Da Nang. Crashed about 15 miles from target     Martin-Baker
1Lt Kurt Michael Wilbrecht
did not eject
(KIA)
1Lt W T Pepper
ejected
(survived)
rescued by helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
8th June 1970
USN
F‑4J  Phantom II 157263
NH-1
VF-213       Martin-Baker
LTJG C. Buchanan
ejected
LTJG T. O'Connor
[K. J.  O'Connor]
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
9th June 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0295
JV
469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Night mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail near Tavouac in southern Laos. Hit by 37mm AAA while flying escort to gunship     Martin-Baker
Capt R L Clingaman
ejected
(survived)
Capt C W Ripple
ejected
(survived)
Martin-Baker
rescued by a USAF helicopter
   
10th June 1970
USN
F‑4J  Phantom II 155856
AE-1
VF-41
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
      Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
11th June 1970
USAF
F-4 Phantom II    

Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea

    Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
 11th June 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 153022
VW
VMFA‑314, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai

Close air support mission northern South Vietnam. Damaged by ground fire. Flew feet wet three miles off the coast near Chu Lai.

    Martin-Baker
Capt B A Rindt
ejected
1Lt R C Blakely
ejected

see also 27th May 1970

Martin-Baker
   
 12th June 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8770
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Returned from mission. Engine failure during circuit. Crashed killing pilot     Martin-Baker
Capt Richard D Massari
KIA
1Lt E Payne
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
12th June 1970
USMC
F‑4B  Phantom II 148406 MCAS Cherry Point       Martin-Baker

Pilot
landed aircraft

Captain F. L. Massy
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
17th June 1970
USMC
F‑4J  Phantom II 155795
WT-12
  Kanagawa, Japan     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 18th June 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0297
LC
21 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Hit by small arms fire over Cambodia close to  Sre Chas,  by the Mekong River     Martin-Baker
Maj Harry Lawrence McLamb
no ejection
KIA
Maj Carl Wilson Drake
no ejection
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
19th June 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150653 VMFA‑122, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Crashed during landing with  an asymmetric ordnance load     Martin-Baker
1Lt F. R. Hall
shown as ejected
also seen as egressed on ground
OK
1Lt G. A. Mitchell
shown as ejected
also seen as egressed on ground
OK
Martin-Baker
   
21st June 1970
USN
F‑4J  Phantom II 153087
XF
VX-4       Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 22nd June 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 66-0285   Crashed 10 miles north east of California City, California     Martin-Baker
Major J. R. Gentry
ejected
1st Lieutenant C. E. McElroy
ejected
Martin-Baker
   

30th June 1970


USN

photo: Daniel Sauceda
    Martin-Baker
F-4B Phantom II

153913
NL-1

VF-151
USS Coral Sea
CV-43

On home flight to Miramar. Crashed into the Pacific Ocean off California, about 250 miles west of San Diego. Nose wheel collapsed due to becoming entangled with guide wire that disconnected and wrapped itself around the nose gear, just as the shuttle pulled the craft forward during launch from #3 cat.

LCDR Robert "Bob"  C. Keating
ejected
struck bulletproof front of the cockpit of a taxying Phantom F4B [Buno 152325] then went along side of aircraft and into the sea
killed
CDR Fred B. Winton
CO of VF-151
ejected
went across deck and into water. Recovered
Martin-Baker
   
 30th June 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II
Tiger FAC Phantom
67‑0279 34th TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Lost over Laos PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt Mitchell Olen Sadler
KIA
1Lt Gordon Clark Hill
KIA
Martin-Baker
   

13th July 1970


USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64-1008
AS
  Crashed north west of Whitby, Yorks     Martin-Baker
Captain J. Wilson
ejected
Colonel R. Campbell
ejected
Martin-Baker
20th July 1970
USAF
        1st Lieutenant A. Gusie
ejected
   
   
23rd July 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 151437
DW
VMFA-251 Damaged
Homestead AFB
    Martin-Baker
Pilot
attempted ejection prior to impact
 
1st Lieutenant D. K. Hagaman
ejected
at low level out of envelope
killed
Martin-Baker
   

24th July 1970


USAF
F-4C Phantom II 63-7609
DM
4453rd CCTW Crashed 10 miles north west of Douglas, Arizona     Martin-Baker
Captain P. Lang
ejected
Captain R. Mazet
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
24th July 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-7761
OY
555th TFS
432nd TFW
Udorn
Hit over the Plain of Jars, Laos PIC   Martin-Baker
1Lt Donald Bruce Bloodworth
KIA
Capt James William Reed
KIA
Martin-Baker
 

Note:
This is Old, but will Answer, since Bill, was a Friend of mine, and also his (2) Sister's were Friends of My Older Brother.
Bill, was from Cambridge, Ohio, and His Status was changed to KIA. as of 1986, when a piece of Dental plate was found at Crash site in Laos. James William (Bill) Reed, was inducted into Cambridge Post 2901, VFW, and has a Spitiual Memorial constuted, for His Family and Friends.
We also have a Plane, setup, (a Trainer, type), which is Set Up at Out Local Airport, in His Honor, like the One in
South Carolina, at the Citidal.
You can reach Me, at this Location,
TheSarge8@yahoo.com, or TheSarge578@roadrunner.com.
Address PO Box 476
Cambridge, Ohio 43725-0476

Regards:
The Sarge
""Honor and Courage""
 

   
25th July 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155789
NG-2??
VF-92
USS America
CVA-66
Control problems 60 miles east of Vinh. Flew feet wet and ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin     Martin-Baker
LT. Paul Anthony Gregory
ejected at low level.

Did not survive

 LTJG William "Bill" Harding
ejected
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

"The correct RIO for the 25 July 1970 F-4J ejection (Martin Baker seat) was LTjg William "Bill" Harding (me).  It occurred over the Gulf of Tonkin.  Lt. Paul Gregory did not survive the low-level ejection.  The USS Josephus Daniels fished me out of the water just before North Vietnamese fishing boats reached me. (the rescue helo was "down" that day) My wingman, LT Willie Williamson and LT Craig Hoffman (RIO) remained overhead for a short time before returning to USS America for low-fuel status."

Bill Harding
in email 22nd February 2010

25th July 1970


USAF
F-4D Phantom II 65‑0693
FG
433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Night escort mission. Hit by 37mm AAA on second run at target near the village of Ban Pha Bong­tai, 12 miles west of the DMZ     Martin-Baker
Lt Col Richard W Pennington
ejected
died from wounds sustained
Capt R L Rigel
ejected
survived
Martin-Baker
Rescued by a 37th ARRS helicopter
25th July 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 152314 VF-101 In flight fire near Key West      
Lieutenant R. H. Clime
ejected
LTCDR P. G. Gilleece
ejected
 
   
Night of 29th / 30th July 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 66‑0436
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn

Night photographic reconnaissance mission over southern Laos. Believed lost near Plateau des Bolovens, about 25 miles north of Muang Fangdeng.

 

PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt Gary Anthony Chavez
(KIA)
Capt Donald Alan Brown
(KIA)
Martin-Baker
   
5th August 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-7653
BS
36th TFW Bitburg, Germany TDY to Zaragoza Air Force Base, Spain. Crashed on a gunnery range about 25 miles from Zaragoza, Spain
also seen as Welshbillig, Germany
    Martin-Baker
Charles A. Baldwin
28
Charleston, West Virginia
Capt. Stephen N. Smith
27
Pinebrook, New Jersey
Martin-Baker
 
5 August
A USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II of the 36th TFW, Bitburg, Germany, TDY to Zaragoza Air Base, Spain, crashes on a gunnery range 25 miles from Zaragoza, killing pilot Capt. Charles A. Baldwin, 28, of Charleston, West Virginia, and navigator Capt. Stephen N. Smith, 27, of Pinebrook, New Jersey.[279]
 
 10th August 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II

65-0636

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
10th & 11th Captain J. Dalton ejected,

?? ejected,

?? ejected,

Captain Flynn ejected

?? ejected,

?? ejected,

Captain I. Iveson ejected

Major G. Thompson ejected

Further details neede to match crews to aircraft and locate the un-named four ejectees

   
 11th August 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II

68-0510

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 17th August 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0312 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Mid-air collision with 67‑0257 during night strike on  position 10 miles southwest of Da Nang PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt David Leroy Ramsey
KIA
Maj Phillip Rogerson Wellons
KIA
Martin-Baker
17th August 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0257 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Mid-air collision with 67‑0312 during night strike on  position 10 miles southwest of Da Nang PIC   Martin-Baker
Capt James Watson Wood
KIA
Capt Stephen Bernard Melnick
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
20th August 1970
USAF
      enemy action Captain D. Flynn
ejected
   
   
20th August 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 152312 VMFA-122
Chu Lai
  Pilot attempted to eject. Only canopy jettisoned. Landed aircraft Major C. R. Fairchild
ejected
 
   
30th August 1970
USN

                                                                                                               photo: Ardis Guyer
Martin-Baker
F‑4J Phantom II Blue Angel
(#4)

153085

Cedar Rapids AP, IA, USA

belly landed with one engine stuck in afterburner. aircraft ran off runway

pilot Lt. Ernie Christensen
eject
ed
   
 2nd September 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150466
VE
VMFA‑115, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Ground accident when taxiing to fuel pits.
3 ground crew killed
    Martin-Baker
??
killed
??
killed
Martin-Baker
   
 14th September 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155814
NJ
VF-121 Fuel starvation. Crashed near San Diego     Martin-Baker
Lieutenant D. J. Lortscher
ejected
LTJG J. F. Anderson
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
15th September 1970
USMC
F-4J Phantom II 153844 VMFAT-201
MCALF Bogue Field
On approach landing cable broke. Slid off end of runway.      
Pilot
did not eject. Uninjured. Ground egress
1st Lieutenant E. F. Mares
ejected
 
   
22nd September 1970
USMC
F-4J Phantom II 153894 VMFA-333 Crashed 24 miles from Daytona Beach      
1st Lieutemant W. P. Isbell
ejected
Captain M. S. Pierson
ejected
 
   
30th September 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 153048 VMFA-251 50 miles from Beaufort      
Pilot
killed
did not eject
1st Lieutenant M. K. Kirkpatrick
ejected
found dead below chute in water
 
   
 8th October 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 68‑0610
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Shot down during photographic reconnaissance to the southwest of the DMZ PIC PIC Martin-Baker
Capt William August Ott
KIA
Capt Donald Emerson Shay
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
 12th October 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-7584
BS
36th TFW Welshbillig, West Germany     Martin-Baker

Major W. A. Fall
ejected

  Martin-Baker
   
 21st October 1970
USN
F-4 Phantom II

157285

VF-101 Control lost during missile run. Crashed68 miles from Key West     Martin-Baker
LTJG C. W. White
ejected
LTCDR J. Berry
ejected
Martin-Baker
 21st October 1970 Lieutenant H. Kesler
ejected
 22nd October 1970
USAF
F-4 Phantom II           Martin-Baker
LTCOL D. Smith
ejected
Lieutenant Hanson
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 23rd October 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II

67-0252

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
                 
 29th October 1970
USAF
        ??
ejected
   
   
 11th November 1970
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 64-0863
WS
81st TFW Crashed into a bird sanctuary in the North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk     Martin-Baker
Captain J. M. Jones
ejected
Captain D. C. Allen
ejected
Martin-Baker
 
11 November
A USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II crashes in the North Sea after an engine fire. Both crew eject. Capt. Johnny Jones, 28, of Snow Hill, North Carolina, and Capt. David Allen, 27, of Darien, Connecticut are rescued by helicopter, officials at Ruislip, England said.[284]
 
 12th November 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II

65-0860

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 13th November 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 66‑0420
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by 37mm AAA near Ha Tinh, about 35 miles south of Vinh.     Martin-Baker
Maj David Irvin Wright
KIA
1Lt William Warner Bancroft
KIA
Martin-Baker
   
 14th November 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155778
NK-2
VF-142 Fuel exhaustion. Bergstrom AFB     Martin-Baker
Lieutenant G. W. Geigel
ejected
Lieutenant J. W. Hummell
[Hummel ?]
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 16th November 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 1530021
NJ
VF-121       Martin-Baker
Lieutenant R. H. Griesser
ejected
Lieutenant L. O. Milam
ejected
Martin-Baker
 16th November 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155903
AD
VF-101       Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
 
16 November
A U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II crashed in the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles E of the Virginia Capes shortly after launch from the carrier USS Forrestal, CVA-59. Two crew, out of NAS Oceana, Virginia, are lost, the Navy reported 17 November. Pilot was Lt.j.g. John Dale O'Connor, and RSO was Lt.j.g. Thomas F. Hanagan, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia. They were attached to a fighter squadron based at NAS Oceana at Virginia Beach.[286]
 
 17th November 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II

65-0709

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 18th November 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 157244 VF-114
USS Kitty Hawk
Fire on underside of aircraft shortly after cat shot. Crashed into water      
Lieutenant D. G. Matthews
ejected
Lieutenant J. E. Kerr
ejected
 
   
 20th November 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 157244
NH-2
VF-114       Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
25th November 1970
USMC
F-4J Phantom II 156829 VMFAT-201
MCAS Cherry Point
       
Lieutenant J. A. Nolen
[S. T. Nolen]
ejected
1st Lieutenant R. W. Reid
ejected
 
   
 27th November 1970
USAF
F-4C Phantom II

63-7661

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 1st December 1970
USN
F-4B Phantom II 151449 VF-101 43 miles from Key West      
Pilot
Land back at Key West
RIO
M. S. Linn
ejected
believed ejection command given
 
   
 1st December 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0329
Stormy FAC
366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Night armed recon­naissance sortie over southern Laos when hit by AAA near Tavouac     Martin-Baker
Capt J R Robinson
ejected
1Lt D A Boulet
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
 8th December 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II

69-7222

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 10th December 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II

66-0257

        Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
 11th December 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64-1085
RR
26th TRW
Ramstein AFB, West Germany
Damaged     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
  Major Nevens
Major W. Ford
 11th December 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 65-0821
AT
10th TRW
RAF Alconbury
Crashed on take-off near Godmanchester, Hunts     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
12th December 1970
USAF
      Enemy action
??
1st Lieutenant R. Kelsey
ejected
   
   
 17th December 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150649
VE
VMFA‑115, MAC‑11, USMC, Da Nang Hit by AAA. Able to fly a further seventy miles before controls lost.     Martin-Baker
Col Albert C Pommerenk
ejected
near Ban Bamran in southern Laos
Maj Noel E Douglas
ejected
near Ban Bamran in southern Laos
Martin-Baker
   
19th  December 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7624
OY
Laredo FAC
555 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by ground fire

about 10 miles south of the Plain of Jars

    Martin-Baker
Capt D H Rotz
ejected
1Lt W K Louis
ejected
Martin-Baker
   
21st December 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 68‑0601
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by AAA during photographic mission in southern Laos     Martin-Baker
1Lt M M Nullis
[Mullis?]

ejected
landed near Ban Kapay, rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter
Maj A F Rush
ejected
landed near Ban Kapay, rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
21st December 1970
USAF
F-4C Phantom II

64-0738

        Martin-Baker
1st Lieutenant Reinhart
ejected
Captain D. Wright
ejected
Martin-Baker
   

 

1970

 
   
   
13th July 1970
USAF
F-4 Phantom II           Martin-Baker
Capt. J. Wilson
ejected
COL R. Campbell
ejected
Martin-Baker
20th July 1970
USAF
F-4 Phantom II           Martin-Baker
  1ST LT A Guise
ejected
Martin-Baker
24th July 1970
USAF
F-4 Phantom II           Martin-Baker
Capt. P. Lang
ejected
Capt R. Mazet
ejected
Martin-Baker
25th July 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155789
NG-2??
VF-92
USS America
CVA-66
Control problems 60 miles east of Vinh. Flew feet wet and ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin pic pic Martin-Baker
LT. Paul Anthony Gregory
ejected at low level.

Did not survive

 LTJG William "Bill" Harding
ejected
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

"The correct RIO for the 25 July 1970 F-4J ejection (Martin Baker seat) was LTjg William "Bill" Harding (me).  It occured over the Gulf of Tonkin.  Lt. Paul Gregory did not survive the low-level ejection.  The USS Josephus Daniels fished me out of the water just before North Vietnamese fishing boats reached me. (the rescue helo was "down" that day) My wingman, LT Willie Williamson and LT Craig Hoffman (RIO) remained overhead for a short time before returning to USS America for low-fuel status."

Bill Harding
in email 22nd February 2010

25th July 1970
USN
F-4 Phantom II           Martin-Baker
Capt. R. H. Clime
ejected
  Martin-Baker

25th July 1970

 


USAF
F-4D Phantom II 65‑0693
FG
433 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Night escort mission. Hit by 37mm AAA on second run at target near the village of Ban Pha Bong­tai, 12 miles west of the DMZ     Martin-Baker
Lt Col Richard W Pennington
ejected
died from wounds sustained
Capt R L Rigel
ejected
survived
Martin-Baker
Rescued by a 37th ARRS helicopter
28th July 1970
USN
F-4 Phantom II            
  Lt. Cdr. P. Gilleece
ejected
Martin-Baker
Night of 29th / 30th July 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 66‑0436 14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn

Night photographic reconnaissance mission over southern Laos. Believed lost near Plateau des Bolovens, about 25 miles north of Muang Fangdeng.

 

    Martin-Baker
Capt Gary Anthony Chavez
(KIA)
Capt Donald Alan Brown
(KIA)
Martin-Baker
   
5th August 1970
[confirm]

USAF
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II   36th TFW, Bitburg, Germany
TDY to Zaragoza Air Base, Spain
Crashed on a gunnery range 25 miles from Zaragoza      
Capt. Charles A. Baldwin
28
Charleston, West Virginia
killed
Capt. Stephen N. Smith
27
Pinebrook, New Jersey
killed
 
   
10th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Capt. J.Dalton NK  
10th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom         NK  
10th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom         NK  
10th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Capt. Flynn NK  
11th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom         NK  
11th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom         NK  
11th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Capt. I.Iverson NK  
11th August 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom       MAJ G.Thompson NK  
17th August 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0312 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Mid-air collision during night strike on  position 10 miles southwest of Da Nang      
Capt David Leroy Ramsey
KIA
Maj Phillip Rogerson Wellons
KIA
 
17th August 1970
US
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0257 366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Mid-air collision during night strike on  position 10 miles southwest of Da Nang      
Capt James Watson Wood
KIA
Capt Stephen Bernard Melnick
KIA
 
20th August 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom     Enemy Action Capt. D.Flynn    
20th August 1970 USMC F-4 Phantom       MAJ C. Fairchild    
30th August 1970 F‑4J 4  Blue Angels 153085 Cedar Rapids AP, IA, USA

belly landed with one engine stuck in afterburner. aircraft ran off runway

Lt. Ernie Christensen ejected safely    
   
 2nd September 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150466 VMFA‑115, MAG‑13, USMC, Chu Lai Ground accident when taxiing to fuel pits.
3 ground crew killed
     
     
   
14th September 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155814 VF-121 Crashed 7 miles from over water San Diego, CA     Martin-Baker
LTJG J. F. Anderson
ejected
LT. David J. Lortscher
ejected
Martin-Baker
                 
15th September 1970 USMC  F-4 Phantom        1.Lt. E. F. Mares    
22nd September 1970 USMC  F-4 Phantom              
1.Lt. W. Isbell Capt. M. Pierson  
 8th October 1970
US
RF-4C Phantom II 68‑0610 14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Shot down during photographic reconnaissance to the southwest of the DMZ      
Capt William August Ott
KIA
Capt Donald Emerson Shay
KIA
 
 12th October 1970 USN F-4 Phantom         MAJ W. A. Fall       
21st October 1970 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt. Cdr. J.Berry Lt.JG C.White  
 22nd October 1970 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt.COL D. Smith    Lt. Hansen    
   
 11th November 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom            
Capt. J. M. Jones Capt. D. C. Allen  
 13th November 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 66‑0420 14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by 37mm AAA near Ha Tinh, about 35 miles south of Vinh.      
Maj David Irvin Wright
KIA
1Lt William Warner Bancroft
KIA
 
14th November 1970 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt. J.Hummell Lt. G.Geigel  
16th November 1970 USN F-4 Phantom            
Lt. L. Milam Lt. R. Griesser  
   
 18th November 1970
USN
F-4J Phantom II   VF-114
Ardvarks
USS Kitty Hawk
CV-63
      Martin-Baker
LT. Doug G. Matthews
ejected
LT J. Kerr
ejected
Martin-Baker
 

 To confirm details

25th November 1970

USMC F-4 Phantom            
Lt. S.T.Nolen 1.Lt. R. Reid  
   
 1st December 1970
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0329
Stormy FAC
366 TFW, USAF, Da Nang Night armed recon­naissance sortie over southern Laos when hit by AAA near Tavouac     Martin-Baker
Capt J R Robinson
ejected
rescued
1Lt D A Boulet
ejected
rescued
Martin-Baker
 1st December 1970 USN  F-4 Phantom       M. S. Linn    
   
11th December 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom            
MAJ Nevens MAJ W.Ford  
12th December 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom   13th TFS, 432nd TRW 7th Air Force
Udorn RTAFB
Low level mission in north east Laos. The rear seater ejected. It is believed he thought the aircraft had been hit. Possible PIO Pilot landed jet back at Udorn 1.Lt. Ronald Keith. Kelsey
Troy. MI
ejected
Contact made when he was on the ground
MIA
 
   
 17th December 1970
USMC
F-4B Phantom II 150649
VE
VMFA‑115, MAC‑11, USMC, Da Nang Hit by AAA in port engine by AAA nr Mu Gia Pass.. Able to fly a further seventy miles in effort to make it back to Da Nang before controls lost and engine failed.     Martin-Baker
Col Albert C Pommerenk
ejected near Ban Bamran in southern Laos.
Rescued by Army helicopter
Maj Noel E Douglas
ejected near Ban Bamran in southern Laos.
Rescued by Army helicopter
Martin-Baker
   
 19th  December 1970
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑7624
OY
Laredo FAC
555 TFS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by ground fire in cockpit area and caught FIRE

about 10 miles south of the Plain of Jars

    Martin-Baker
Capt D H Rotz
ejected
rescued later
1Lt W K Louis
ejected
rescued later
Martin-Baker
   
21st December 1970
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 68‑0601
OZ
14 TRS, 432 TRW, USAF, Udorn Hit by AAA during photographic mission in southern Laos     Martin-Baker
1Lt M M Nullis
ejected, landed near Ban Kapay, rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter
Maj A F Rush
ejected, landed near Ban Kapay, rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter
Martin-Baker
21-Dec-70 1.LReinhart   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK  
21-Dec-70 Capt. D.Wright   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK