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  F-4 Phantom - 1976

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
All Losses in USAF, USN & USMC Service (Part 8)
1976 - 1979
(Draft Listing)

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd January 1976
USMC
F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
MAJ G. Lindgren 1.Lt. E. J. Bozarth Martin-Baker
7th January 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
Capt. T. R. Brady 1.Lt. R. M. Feeley Martin-Baker
7th January 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
 F. C. Richardson  2.Lt. C. T. Bradley Martin-Baker
30th January 1976
USAF
F-4D Phantom II   8th TFW
Kunsan Air Force Base,
Korea
Mid-Air collision and crashed about 15 miles south of Taejon which is about  75 miles south of Seoul     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
30th January 1976
USAF
F-4D Phantom II   8th TFW
Kunsan Air Force Base,
Korea
Mid-Air collision and crashed about 15 miles south of Taejon which is about  75 miles south of Seoul     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
   
12th February 1976
USMC
F‑4N Phantom II 151480 VMFAT‑101 In flight explosion and fire in rear fuselage during bombing run. Yuma ranges. AZ, USA  2.Lt. R. G. Richardella    Martin-Baker
Capt. G. D. Peterson   Martin-Baker
15th February 1976
USAF
F-4D
Phantom II
66-7580 49th FTW Flew into the ground at 700 mph with a full bomb load on board, 40 miles north east of Beatty, on Nellis AFB ranges      
Pilot
killed
WSO Capt James O'Brien
killed
No ejections
17th February 1976
USMC
F‑4J Phantom II  150009
DW 13
VMFA‑251 collided with A‑4E 150009 during ACM into Pacific off CA, USA

 

   
pilot Captain George Ladd killed  RIO Capt. L. S. Strickland ejected Martin-Baker
 

Hi!, You list a February 17, 1976 pair of ejections arising out of a midair collision between a Navy A-4 and a Marine F-4J.  The F-4 was from my squadron, VMFA-251 and the F-4 pilot who was killed was Captain George Ladd.  George was killed outright by the collision impact and the front cockpit damage prevented the RIO initiated dual sequenced ejection from firing the front seat.  The A-4 “Mongoose” belonged to the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TopGun) but I can’t remember the pilot’s name.  Both aircraft crashed 19 miles south of Tacna, Arizona, not into the Pacific Ocean.  I know because I was a member of the accident investigation board.  Ironically, George Ladd was a member of the board that investigated my September 16, 1975 crash of an F-4J.

Bob Dwyer
Lt Col, USAF, retired (In 1979 I “defected” from the Marine Corps to the Air Force)

in email 6th January 2007
note - Bob Dwyer ejected from USMC
F‑4J Phantom II 153888 on 16th September 1975

 

19th February 1976
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt.JG J. P. Perkins     Martin-Baker
ENS G. E. Crawford   Martin-Baker
Monday 1st March 1976
USAF
RF-4C Phantom 64-1002 AFFTC flying a routine chase mission in an F-4  
                     NASA Photo
Martin-Baker
Major B. Underwood Lt. Col. Mike Love (former X-24B) - died in the crash - ejection seat problems Martin-Baker
Saturday 20th March 1976
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 158368
NE 202
VF‑21
USS Ranger
struck ramp at night and broke in two Lt. H. L. Jones   Martin-Baker
Lt. G.Caswell   Martin-Baker
Tuesday 30th March 1976
USAF
RF-4C Phantom  69-0349
ZR
  Crashed in Black Forest 25 miles from the West German town Karlsruhe one killed, one injured   Martin-Baker
25th May 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom II           Martin-Baker
Pilot RIO Martin-Baker
8th June 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom        DETAILS ???   Martin-Baker
19th June 1976
USN
F‑4J Phantom II  155534
AA
VF‑11       Martin-Baker
Cdr. R. K. Kauber ejected safely Lt.JG E. E. Mercker ejected safely Martin-Baker
Tuesday 29th June 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom   388th TFW
Hill Air Force Base
Utah
 
Crashed 15 miles west of the Great Salt Lake over the Hill AFB Air Force and Gunnery Range     Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Daniel A. Mulligan
23
Highland Park, New Jersey
killed
2nd Lt. Rodney B. Hunter
26
Ogden
killed
Martin-Baker
Wednesday 30th June 1976
15:00

USAF
F-4E Phantom II   61st TFS
McDill Air Force Base, Tampa
Crashed on a training mission in the northwest of the Avon Park Gunnery Range, southeast of Frostproof     Martin-Baker
Captain Richard E. Taylor Jr.,
El Paso, Texas
killed
2nd Lt. David A. Hare
26
San Jose, California
killed
Martin-Baker
Wednesday 7th July 1976
USAF 
F-4 Phantom   RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk Crashed shortly after take-off. Caused forest fire.     Martin-Baker
pilot ejected navigator ejected Martin-Baker
Tuesday 13th July 1976
USMC 
F-4N Phantom II   El Toro
MCAS
 
Routine training mission. Crashed into the ocean 20 miles south of San Clemente Island     Martin-Baker
Marine Capt. D. A. Farmer
Santa Anna
ejected
Navy Capt. V. R. Maddox
ejected
Martin-Baker
Both crew rescued by search and rescue  helicopter. Taken to, and released later from, Balboa Naval Medical Center
Friday 6th August 1976
USN
F-4 Phantom   VA-101
Boca Chica Det.
NAS Norfolk
Crashed in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles northwest of Key West     Martin-Baker
LT Thomas N. O'Connor
[on TD at Key West]
Virginia Beach
killed
LT Edward B. Carroll Jr.
28
Key West
killed
Martin-Baker
14th August 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom        Lt. M.Postai   Martin-Baker
17th August 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom             Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
24th August 1976
USAF  
F-4 Phantom          Capt. M.Krenek     Martin-Baker
Thursday 2nd September 1976
USAF  
RF-4C Phantom II    65-0926
JO
363rd TRW
Idaho Air National Guard
Gowen Field
Training mission. Crashed in Boise National Forest about 80 miles north of Boise, 25 miles north of Lowman.     Martin-Baker
Major Alton B. Bunderson
36
Boise
killed
Captain Dale L. White
38
Boise
killed
Martin-Baker
                 
   
7th September 1976
USAF
F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
Monday 13th September 1976
USAF
F-4E Phantom II   307th TFS
Homestead AFB
 On route to Avon Park Gunnery Range on ground target training mission. Mid-air during "Visual Flight Rules" VFR mission with privately owned Cessna over Brighton Seminole Reserve near Lake Okeechobee     Martin-Baker
IP Major Thomas W. Mehlhaff
 35
American Falls
ejected
2/LT Gregory P. Mellor
Torrington, Conn.
found close to crash site
killed
Martin-Baker
Monday 11th October 1976
12:45 CDT
USN F-4 Phantom II     Crashed shortly after take-off from Fort Campbell where it had made a short stop.     Martin-Baker
??
killed
 
??
killed
Martin-Baker
[possibly a West German Crew]
Saturday 2nd October 1976
17:00
USAF RF-4C Phantom II     Crashed near Tri-City Airport, near a VORTAC station on Holston Mountain USA     Martin-Baker
??
killed
??
killed
Martin-Baker
2nd November 1976
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. Cdr. L. E. McKay   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. C. B. Scott   Martin-Baker
14th November 1976
USN
F-4J Phantom 153817
NL 101
VF‑191
USS Coral Sea
engine caught fire after ingesting FOD and crashed in sea  during  night launch Lt.JG C. F. Bednash   Martin-Baker
Cdr. D. A. Moore   Martin-Baker
7th December 1976
USN
F-4J Phantom II 153875
NL 102

VF‑191
USS Coral Sea

Crashed during launch off Southern California into the ocean. Crash was attributed to engine failure     Martin-Baker
CDR Richard Francis Burns Jr.
30
sank with the aircraft
RIO LTJG Mark Checchio
ejected and rescued
Martin-Baker
   
   

1977

19th January 1977
USMC
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. J. J. Dicks   Martin-Baker
Capt. J. E. Beery   Martin-Baker
5th February 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom    Clark Air Force Base En route to Okinawa. Crashed near AFB,  about 45 miles north of Manila     Martin-Baker
Lt. David E. Olsen
ejected
Lt. Fred Himstedt
ejected
Martin-Baker
Both slightly injured. Rescue helicopters picked them up
9th February 1977
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt. T. G. Dobrovolny   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG E. E. Mercker   Martin-Baker
Thursday 17th February 1977
USAF
F‑4 Phantom II     Crashed in Utah mountain range     Martin-Baker
1st Lt. John L. Tunstall
26
New Braunfels, Texas
killed
1st Lt. Harry Slack
27
New Braunfels, Texas
killed
Martin-Baker
   
1st March 1977
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 68‑0364
ZF
307th TFS/31st TFW Avon Park range, FL, USA Capt. G. L. Haseloh   Martin-Baker
Capt. D. L. Heiman   Martin-Baker
23rd March 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
                 
  Hughes Air West jetliner collided with a Marine Corps F-4 Phantom jet over the Angeles worst crash in aviation history occurred on March 27, 1977,
19th April 1977
USMC  
F-4J
Phantom II
Buno. 153883
VMFA-312, Beaufort, S.C. USA
graphic source
airplane caught on fire as a result of bomb fragments from bombs that failed to retard on release during a weapons demonstration. Crashed about one mile north of the 301 Bridge over the Potomac River     Martin-Baker
Major Peter B. Field
USMC
ejected
 450 knots and 4500 feet
minor injuries
Capt. M. I. Mott
USMC
ejected
450 knots and 4500 feet
minor injuries
Martin-Baker
On 3rd March 2006 Major Field's son Christopher ejected from an EA-6B Prowler making them the only father / son ejectees in the Martin-Baker records
20th April 1977
USAF  
F-4 Phantom        Capt. C. D. Nelson   Martin-Baker
     
25th April 1977
USAF  
F-4 Phantom        MAJ Seeger   Martin-Baker
MAJ Danborn   Martin-Baker
16th May 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. R. J. Schade   Martin-Baker
Capt. E. D. Stites   Martin-Baker
21st June 1977
USMC  
F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. D. L. Smith   Martin-Baker
MAJ R.C. Frantz   Martin-Baker
22nd  June 1977
USMC  
F-4 Phantom        Capt. A. J. Spring   Martin-Baker
27th June 1977
USMC
RF‑4B 157344 RIF 611 VMFP‑3
NAS Atsugi, Japan
engine caught fire during take‑off ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
6th July 1977
USAF
F-4 Phantom        Capt. R. Logan   Martin-Baker
17th August 1977
USMC 
F-4 Phantom             Martin-Baker
Capt. D. J. Dannewitz Capt. R. A. Cote Martin-Baker
23rd August 1977
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt. G. M. Jack   Martin-Baker
ENS R.A.Ladd   Martin-Baker
August 1977
USMC  
F-4 Phantom        Capt. A. J.Spring   Martin-Baker
                 
Monday 29th August 1979
USAF
F-4 Phantom    32nd TFS Soesterberg AFB
Netherlands
Crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch Coast to the north of Terschelling island     Martin-Baker
LT Micky L. Johnson
26
Baton Rouge, La
missing
LT Patrick H. Pondrom
24
New Iberia, La
missing
Martin-Baker
   
20th September 1977
USAF
F-4D Phantom II  66-8779 52nd TFW During Operation Carbon Edge '77 part of NATO's annual program of manoeuvres
Collided in dense fog near Stuttgart, crashing near Schramberg, West Germany
pilot ?? killed

Capt. Patrick Carlton, 25, Zion, Ill

Lt. John B. Pacella, 24, Bridgeville, Pa

Capt. Nicky T. Zarras, 28, Piscataway, NJ

CAN ANYONE MATCH CREW TO AIRCRAFT

  Martin-Baker
20th September 1977
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-8790 52nd TFW During Operation Carbon Edge '77 part of NATO's annual program of manoeuvres
Collided in dense fog near Stuttgart, crashing near Schramberg, West Germany
  Martin-Baker
27th September 1977
 
RF-4B
Phantom II
153104         Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
27th September 1977
USMC  
RF-4B Phantom II 157344
RF-611
VMFP-3
based at Iwakuni AB, Yamaguchi
 Japan
 
Left engine caught fire on take-off from NAS Atsugi, en route to USS Midway in Sagami Bay. Crashed crashed in Eda Chou, Midori Ku
Civilian casualties
    Martin-Baker
CAPT J. E. Miller
Mendota, Ill
ejected
1/LT D. R. Durbin
Natchitoches, La
ejected
Martin-Baker
Thursday 20th October 1977
10:15

USAF
F-4N Phantom II   314th MFAS
El Toro MCAS
Crashed at sea during a routine training mission 65 miles from
NAS Point Mugu, midway between San Nicolas and San Clemente Islands
    Martin-Baker

 
Captain William G. Duncan
30
Irvine
killed
Martin-Baker
                 
   
7th November 1977
USMC  
F-4J Phantom  153775 VMFA-451
MCAS Yuma
the two aircraft collided during a landing break 1.LTJ.Ulatowski   Martin-Baker Mk.7

USMC
VMFA-451
MCAS Yuma

F-4J Phantom II BuNo 153778

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

7th November 1977
USMC 
F-4J Phantom  153778
200
VMFA-451
MCAS Yuma
the two aircraft collided during a landing break Major J. Cummings   Martin-Baker Mk.7
Pilot ejected but died of injuries   Martin-Baker Mk.7
Nov 9, 1977
Two Killed in Marine Jet Crash PUMA, Ariz., Nov, 8 (UPI)-Two Marine Corps F-4 Phantom jets returning from a training mission collided in flight yesterday, ..
Sunday 20th November 1977
US
RF-4C Phantom II     Crashed in a cornfield five miles south of Dodge      
Captain Nolan C. Voigt
38
killed
   
Saturday 3rd December 1977
USAF
F-4E Phantom II   on TD at Hill AFB from
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC
 
Combat Training Mission on the Wendover Bombing and Gunnery Range. Crashed into mountain in the western Utah desert in snowstorm     Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Lawrence H. Larson
26
Clarendon Hills, Ill
killed
Captain James K. Winburn
26
Lee's Summit, Mo
killed
Martin-Baker
   
 
21st December 1977
USMC 
F-4J Phantom  153804
DC
VMFA-122   1.Lt. S.L.Smith   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. K E.Cook   Martin-Baker

1978

6th January 1978
19:43

USAF
F-4 Phantom II   43rd TFS
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, AK
40 miles southwest of Anchorage near the village of Tyonek     Martin-Baker
1/LT Mark B Rogers
25
Milwaukee, Wis
ejected
Captain John A. Fernandez
27
Sierra Vista, Nevada
ejected
Martin-Baker
rescued by 71st Rescue Squadron helicopter
   
 
Monday 30th January 1978
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Major D. E. Benson   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. L. Bames   Martin-Baker
7th February 1978
USMC 
F-4 Phantom      Problems during landing at Tokyo. Ran off runway and crashed into a vehicle. One ground fatality and three injuries     Martin-Baker
 J. A. Humenik
ejected
T. J. Lyman
ejected
Martin-Baker
8th February 1978
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt. T.E.Dewald   Martin-Baker
7th March 1978
USMC  
F-4 Phantom        1.Lt. R. E.Garmeson   Martin-Baker
Major P.E.Davis   Martin-Baker
Monday 27th March 1978
USMC  
F-4J Phantom II   Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station routine training flight, crashed and slid across a highway and striking a car. Capt. L. Wismar   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. R. K. Tucker   Martin-Baker
                 
     
  Apr 7, 1978
Two officers from Southern Cali fornia were killed in the crash of an Air Force Phantom jet fighter near Spangdahlem West Germany the Air Force reported ...
Thursday 13th April 1978
10:00

USAF
F-4E Phantom II   Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro Routine mission. Part of four plane formation climbing from 8,000 - 20,000 ft. Mid-air collision. Crashed into fields near Jacksonville     Martin-Baker
Pilot Capt. Gregg P. Rice
ejected
WSO Capt. Barton W. Cobb
ejected
Martin-Baker
Thursday 13th April 1978
10:00

USAF
F-4E Phantom II   Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro Routine mission. Part of four plane formation climbing from 8,000 - 20,000 ft. Mid-air collision.  Crashed into fields near Jacksonville Pilot 1/LT Terry P. Moore
25
Fairborn, Ohio
killed
WSO Capt. Danny J. Lacayo
ejected
Martin-Baker
  Crew pairings need confirmation
5th May 1978
USMC 
F-4 Phantom        Captain W. W. Moore   Martin-Baker
Capt. M.R. Mohr   Martin-Baker
18th May 1978
USAF
F-4D Phantom II  65-0785
25th TFS*

18th TFW
Kadena AB Okinawa, Japan
 

 
  Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Loyd S. "Chip" Utterback
ejected
Capt. R. L. Gilchrist
ejected
Martin-Baker
*When the Air Force began its withdrawal from Thailand, the 25th TFS was reassigned the 18th TFW at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, where it remained until February 1, 1981
 

I had been there about 2 weeks and was in egress training. The story we got that this ejection was not initiated by either crew member and was out of sequence, the front seat and canopy went first followed by the rear. Both survived. Lt. Gen. Loyd S. "Chip" Utterback retired in 2009

25th May 1978
USAF
F-4 Phantom        Major C. H. Nelson   Martin-Baker
Captain K. J. Stromquist   Martin-Baker
  ne Dead In Navy Jet Crash .
 
Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive - May 13, 1978
One dead in Navy jet crash. One man died and another was seriously injured when a Royal Navy Phantom jet crashed at Leuchars Fife yesterday ...
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Thursday 29th June 1978
09:30
USAF F-4 Phantom II   MacDill AFB Crashed 45 miles southwest of Sarasota into the Gulf of Mexico     Martin-Baker
Captain Steven P. Church
33
Brandon
killed
Captain Larry D. Showalter
33
Brandon
killed
Martin-Baker
Reports of parachutes seen in water
   
Friday 7th July 1978 USAF F-4D Phantom II   474thTFW
Nellis AFB
Crashed near Mormon Mesa in a mountain area about 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nev      
Captain Randall W. Ames (29)
killed
1/LT Leonard J. Lewis (26)
killed
 
  Jul 9, 1978
Two crewmen were killed yesterday when their F4D Phantom jet fighter crashed in a mountain area about 55 miles northeast of here during a routine training ...
                 
   
17th August 1978
USN  
F-4 Phantom II       Lt.Jg D. J. Svajda   Martin-Baker
Lt.Jg S. J. Bonanno   Martin-Baker
Monday 28th August 1978
18:30

USAF
F-4 Phantom II   Hill Air Force Base Crashed near U-30 between Park Valley and Rosette, Box Elder County, north western Utah     Martin-Baker
Lt. Mark A. Fellows
24
killed
Captain Ronald W. Brownlow
29
killed
Martin-Baker
   
Sunday 17th September 1978
11:15

USAF
RF-4C Phantom II   117th TRW Alabama ANG
Shaw AFB
Low level training mission. Crashed 8 miles southwest of Newbury     Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Nelson DePaula
25
Birmingham, Ala
killed
Captain Harold Odom
31
Birmingham, Ala
killed
Martin-Baker
10th October 1978
USAF
 F-4E
Phantom II
67-240 309th TFS
Homestead AFB FL.
Double engine flameout due to fuel entrapment by FOD in cell 2 causing cell 1 to run dry. No warning since low-level float and fuel quantity probes are in cell 2   Martin-Baker H7E
Lt/Col Walter Bjorneby
ejected
Major Phil Burbage
ejected
Martin-Baker H7E
Successful ejections on command at 1500 AGL and 220 KIAS; no injuries at all
17th October 1978
USMC 
F-4 Phantom             Martin-Baker
Capt. D. J. Dannewitz Capt. R. A.Cote Martin-Baker
                 
   
14th November 1978
USAF
RF-4C Phantom  65-0891 179th TRS       Martin-Baker
Major Culbert Captain Cossalter Martin-Baker
17th November 1978
USAF
F-4 Phantom        Major R.J.Micek   Martin-Baker
Monday 20th November 1978
17:22

USN
F-4C Phantom II   Dallas NAS In flight fire. Crashed along the FM 1382 north of Fish Creek Road, in south Grand Prairie during touch and go carrier landing practice.     Martin-Baker
Lt. David L. Davis
ejected
LT Dennis T. Beaver
ejected
Martin-Baker
30th November 1978
USN
F-4 Phantom        Lt. G. M. Jack   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG S.D.Inglis   Martin-Baker
1st December 1978
USAF
F-4 Phantom   Nellis AFB       Martin-Baker
Capt. D. Anderegg MAJ M.Nelson Martin-Baker
                 
  Dec 2, 1978
crewmen safely ejected Friday from an F4E Phantom 11 fighterbomber before it ... turned to Nellis Air Force Base here for examination after the 940 a.m. crash
5th December 1978
USAF
RF-4C Phantom  69-0353
BA
67th TRW   Lt. J.H.Koeffing   Martin-Baker
                 

 

 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
13th January 1979
USAF  
F-4 Phantom   8th TFW,
Kunsan AFB
South Korea
Taking part in exercise at Clark. Crashed north west of Clark AFB, Philippines near Capas, north west of Manila     Martin-Baker
Pilot
killed
Capt. Ronald C. Sims
Albany, GA
ejected
minor injuries. Rescue by helicopter
Martin-Baker
24th or 25th January 1979
USAF  
F-4 Phantom   Osan Air Force Base, Seoul, South Korea Crashed near air base     Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Stephen E. Evans
27
Toppenish, Wash
killed
Captain John A. Chouinard
South Hamilton, Mass
missing/killed
Martin-Baker
25th January 1979
USAF  
Phantom       ?   Martin-Baker
?   Martin-Baker
31st January 1979
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. T. E. Dewald   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. J. E. McNair   Martin-Baker
Friday 2nd March 1979
USAF  
F-4 Phantom II   Hahn AFB, West Germany       Martin-Baker
Capt. Kurt M. Browne
29
Indianapolis
killed
First Lieut. Raymond Reed Jr.
24
Petaluma, Calif.
killed
Martin-Baker
2? March 1979

possibly Thursday 29th


USAF  
RF-4C Phantom II     Routine reconnaissance flying mission. Crashed in Scotland during heavy sleet and snowstorm near Newton-Stewart, Galloway Hills, Scotland     Martin-Baker
Captain Thomas Seagren
26
California
killed
Captain Roy V. Spalding
31
Texas
killed
Martin-Baker
Monday 2nd April 1979
13:00

USAF  
F-4E Phantom II   4th TFW
Seymour Johnson AFB
Crashed in woods near the Alligator River, central Tyrrell County north eastern North California     Martin-Baker
LT Robert Neeshan
24
Columbus, Oh
killed
Captain Larry G. Pitts
29
Dallas
killed
Martin-Baker
18th April 1979
USAF  
F-4 Phantom       Capt. ????   Martin-Baker
Friday 27th April 1979
USAF  
RF-4C Phantom II 68-0560
AR
1st TRS
10th TRW
USAF, Alconbury
Engine problems when performing low level tactical reconnaissance over the North York Moors . Remained with aircraft to direct it away from school at Lealholm, near Whitby, Yorkshire. Crashed to the west of Lealholmside before cart-wheeling in a fireball across fields for almost half a mile below the houses     Martin-Baker
Major Donald Lee Schuyler
36
Palisades, Calif
killed
Lt Thomas D. Wheeler
25
Madris, Ore
killed
Martin-Baker
10th May 1979
USAF
RF-4C Phantom 71-0253/BA 67TRW    Capt. Webb   Martin-Baker
16th May 1979 USAF F-4 Phantom        ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
1st June 1979 USN  F-4J Phantom II 153813
NF 2
VF‑151   Lt.JG R. H. Gallacher     Martin-Baker
Lt.JGC.B.Campell    Martin-Baker
1st June 1979
USMC
F‑4J Phantom II 155828
DW
VMFA‑251  into Atlantic off SC, USA       Martin-Baker
Captain Steve J. Anderson
died after ejecting at low altitude because the parachute had not fully opened when the ejection seat hit the water
1st Lt. J J. Hill
ejected
Martin-Baker
west german f-4f Jun 20, 1979
Phantom jet crashed into a house while practising hedge-hopping here. The two pilots and five people in the two-family house were killed,
2nd July 1979 USAF F-4 Phantom        1.Lt. H.S.Ruth   Martin-Baker
Capt. G. McConneII   Martin-Baker
26th July 1979 USMC   F-4 Phantom        MR. M. E. Meyer

Lt.COL F.H.Menning 

Capt. R. M. Loibl

CW04 R. A. Waltzer

   
26th July 1979 USMC   F-4 Phantom           
9th August 1979   F‑4D 66‑7665
SP
52nd TFW, Saarbrucken, Hahn, West Germany Thalexweiler, nr Saarbrucken, West Germany      
Capt. A. R. Poulin
ejected
Capt. J. M. Sciacca
ejected
 
Friday 17th August 1979 USAF F-4 Phantom 69-0268
SP
50th TFW, Saarbrucken,
Hahn, West Germany
Crashed on the outskirts of of Gonnesweiler in West Germany      
1/LT Thomas J. Newsom
27
Columbus, Miss
ejected
Capt. Lem J. Alley Jr.
31
Hudson, NC
ejected
 
Tuesday 28th August 1979
09:15 PDT
USAF F-4D Phantom   Nellis AFB Operational training mission. Two crashed about 55 miles north of the base, 5 miles north of Interstate 15 near Moapa Steam Plant     Martin-Baker
?? ?? Martin-Baker
Tuesday 28th August 1979
09:15 PDT
USAF F-4D Phantom   Nellis AFB Operational training mission. Crashed about 55 miles north of the base, 5 miles north of Interstate 15 near Moapa Steam Plant     Martin-Baker
?? ?? Martin-Baker
Monday 10th September 1979 USAF RF-4C Phantom II   Shaw AFB Holly Hill     Martin-Baker
?? ?? Martin-Baker
Friday 14th September 1979 USAF RF-4C Phantom II   Shaw AFB Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean     Martin-Baker
Captain Arthur K. Sheppard
31
Gainesville, Florida
ejected
 
Major Thomas A Galayda
36
Trenton, NJ
ejected
Martin-Baker
Rescued by New Inlet Princess deep sea fishing boat
21st September 1979 USN F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr.C. M. Lawler Lt.JG J. M. Forster Martin-Baker
Tuesday 20th November 1979 USN F-4 Phantom   USS Independence Crashed into the Mediterranean when landing     Martin-Baker
LT John Franklin
Virginia Beach
killed
LTJG Richard Buchanan
Virginia Beach
killed
Martin-Baker
10th December 1979 USN F‑4J 155867
AC 214
VF‑103 control lost at 19,000 ft during ACM     Martin-Baker
Lt.JG J. T. Weber
ejected
Lt. Cdr. G. L. Enligh
ejected
Martin-Baker
                 
Wednesday 12th December 1979 USAF F-4
Phantom II
  401st TFW
Torrejon,  Madrid, Spain
Crashed in Spain 150 miles east of Madrid on an instructor upgrade mission     Martin-Baker
Captain James K. Christopher
27
Columbus, NC
killed
George I. Mason
31
San Antonio, Texas
killed
Martin-Baker
Tuesday 18th December 1979 USN ?? F-4J Phantom II 157271
NJ157
VF-121 Crashed into Pacific off San Clemente Island, CA. USA     Martin-Baker
Capt. R. W. Elflein
ejected
1.Lt. D. Harrell
ejected
Martin-Baker
 Rescued safely by helicopter

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