Aircraft by type

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star
including Korean War

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
20th March, 1945 Lockheed XP-80A Shooting Star 83021     Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier  bailed out and made safe parachute descent but suffered  back injuries Conventional bail-out
30th June 1950
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-603 36th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Hit by AAA during target run, 1st Lt. Edwin T. Johnson  successful bail out 2 mi NW of Suwon   Lockheed
7th July 1950
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star ??? 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Downed by gnd fire ICRC confirmed pilot, Captain Donald S. Sirman as POW   Lockheed
2nd October 1950
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-702 16th Ftr-Int Sq
51st Ftr-Int Gp
Hit by AAA
 
Captain Thomas E. Myers bailed out 5 mi SE of Singosan
MIA
  Lockheed
7th November 1950
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-501 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp on cross-country flight (Japan) due to poor weather, fuel exhaustion 1st Lt. F. C. Winters Bailed out, rescued   Lockheed

7th November 1950


USAF

F-80C Shooting Star Shooting Star

49-735

8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp

on cross-country flight (Japan) due to poor weather, fuel exhaustion

Lt. E. W. ROSENCRANS ejected [b]  Rescued

Lockheed

7th November 1950


USAF

F-80C Shooting Star Shooting Star

49-652

8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp

Ejected [b] on cross-country flight (Japan) due to poor weather, fuel exhaustion

Lt. J WILKINS ejected. Rescued

 

Lockheed
27th December 1950
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-645 25th Ftr-Int Sq
51st Ftr-Int Gp
Downed by 2 MiGs during rocket pass, 20 S of Kwaksan 2nd Lt. Harrison C. Jacobs headed out to sea to bail out
POW
  Lockheed
8th February 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-1817 51st Ftr-Int Gp
16th Ftr-Int Sq
Oil pressure dropped, engine quit,  40 mi N of Taegu Lt. Herbert L. Pickett bailed out, injured   Lockheed
20th March 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-1848 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Hit ground on strafing pass, bailed out over Wonsan Harbor Captain William R. "Bill" Yoakley ejected, rescued by Navy Helo.

personal testimony

  Lockheed
21st March 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-1867 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Disintegrated, crashed into ground during strafing run near Inchon, NK 1Lt. Willie J. Wall Jr. bailed out KIA   Lockheed
8th April 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-800 25th Ftr-Int Sq 51st Ftr-Int Gp Hit by AAA 1 mi SW Songdong-ni, crashed 3 mi E Yongyo-ri (20 NW of Pyongyang), SAR effort negative 1st Lt. Robert C. Lemke ejected, seen alive on ground
RMC Big Switch
  Lockheed
13th April 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star ??? 18th Air Base Gp Hit by AAA Captain A. B. Swanson bailed out successfully and rescued by VMO-6 helo   Lockheed
14th May 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-808 9th Ftr-Bmbr Sq 49th Ftr-Bmbr Gp Flame out over enemy territory Charles R. Osborne, Jr.,  successful bail out RSC   Lockheed
14th May 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-1853 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
36th Ftr-Int Sq
AAA, crashed 2 mi SW of Kujangdong, NK (Kunu-ri area) Captain Carl H OELSCHIG, JR., unsuccessful ejection
MIA
  Lockheed
21st May 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-750 16th Ftr-Int Sq
51st Ftr-Int Gp
Hit by gnd fire Major Thomas D. Harrison  successful bail out 10 miles SW of Chong-ju
RMC Big Switch, Sq/CC
  Lockheed
6th June 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-737 16th Ftr-Int Sq
51st Ftr-Int Gp
Downed by MiG-15 2 mi NW of Sonchon at approx 2025 hours 2nd Lt. Francis E. Johnson ejected safely, USAF, E&E'd, RMC on June 9, 1951   Lockheed
11th June 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-715 7th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
49th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Hit by gnd fire 5 mi NE of Kimchon, alive on the ground, initial SAR effort unsuccessful, Captain Ward M. Millar Injured during bailout, captured, signaled friendly recce acft helo rescue on 10 Sep 51 Lockheed
13th June 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-519 49th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
8th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Hit by gnd fire near Kanggubi, caught fire, SAR effort negative 1st Lt. Warren F. Polk ejected successfully, POW   Lockheed
24th June 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-646 8th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
49th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Flight of 4 F-80s attacked by 12 MiG-15s, downed by MiG over Chonsodae (Sonchon) 1st Lt. Ernest C. Dunning Jr.
RMC Big Switch
  Lockheed
28th June 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-484 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Hit by AAA, caught fire, and crashed near Singesan at 1045L 1st Lt. John R. Murray
POW - Returned
(RMC Big Switch)
  Lockheed
18th July 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-772 9th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
49th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
hit by AAA on bombing mission 1st Lt. John S. Starck unsuccessful ejection at low altitude 2 mi W of Unhung-ni
MIA
  Lockheed
26th July 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-670 80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Disoriented bailed out over water, rescued   Lockheed
10th August 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-761 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp Hit by bomb blast 1st Lt. James R. Kiser successful bail out NE of Cholsan at 1500L, SAR effort negative
RMC Big Switch
  Lockheed
21st August 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-659 80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Hit in right wing, on fire, bailed out over Inchon Harbor 1st Lt. Billy V. Dixon Rescued by Navy chopper   Lockheed
6th September 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-1857 51st Ftr-Int Gp
25th Ftr-Int Sq
Engine failure,  in water near Chinnampo ?? Ryan bailed out. Rescued   Lockheed
12th October 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-746 16th Ftr-Int Sq
51st Ftr-Int Gp
flame out 10 mi S of Chaeryong, air start unsuccessful,  1st Lt. Richard W. Borschelunsuccessful bail out over small reservoir
KIA
  Lockheed
15th October 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-747 16th Ftr-Int Sq
51st Ftr-Int Gp
Hit by AAA 1st Lt. Vernon L. Wright bailed out, rescued by helo, helo hit by gnd fire, downed, rescued by 2nd helo   Lockheed
(Wright was shot down again on 520115 and RMC Big Switch)
29th October 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-598 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
engine trouble 1st Lt. David Warfield - unsuccessful bail out over water in Chinnampo Estuary, SAR effort negative   Lockheed
1st December 1951
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-855 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Downed by MiG, wreckage sighted Thomas T. Mounts successful bail out, extensive SAR effort negative
RMC
  Lockheed
2nd January 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-841 80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
  1st Lt. Robert L. Toomey -Successful bail out - RMC Big Switch   Lockheed
5th January 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-613 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Hit by AAA 1st Lt. Charles W. Maultsby  bailed out
POW
RMC, Big Switch
  Lockheed
6th February 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-792 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Flame out

was this an ejection ???

1st Lt. Robert E. Martin

RMC, Big Switch

  Lockheed
20th April 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-580 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Hit by gnd fire, bailed out, seen alive on the ground 1st Lt. Maxey H. Wall Jr.
POW
(RMC Big Switch)
  Lockheed
24th April 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-874   Hit by gnd fire Lt. James F. Ure, successful bail out, Rescued   Lockheed
30th April 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-680 36th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Downed by MiG 1st Lt. John W. Zwiacher RMC Big Switch   Lockheed
30th April 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-594 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Cockpit fire, wreckage observed in the sea  Captain Victor L. Duer bailed out
POW
  Lockheed
23rd July 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-3600 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Hit by gnd fire, , helicopter and surface boat SAR effort unsuccessful Major James F. Crutchfield bailed out, seen alive on the ground
KIA
  Lockheed
6th August 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-741 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Hit by gnd fire, burst into flame, egress not observed 1st Lt Gene H. Cole
RMC Big Switch
  Lockheed
8th November 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-885 67th Tac Recon Wg Hit by AAA pilot bailed out   Lockheed
8th November 1952
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-586 67th Tac Recon Wg Hit by AAA, 2nd Lt. Paul J. Ochs bailed out
POW
(RMC Big Switch)
  Lockheed
17th January 1953
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-809 35th Ftr-Bmbr Sq 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp Hit by AAA 2nd Lt. Edward L. Stickels bailed out and landed safely
RMC Big Switch
  Lockheed
16th February 1953
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-1858 8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
Hit by AAA, crashed Major Melvin C. Wood, unsuccessful ejection
RR
  Lockheed
22nd February 1953
USAF
F-80C Shooting Star 49-748 80th Ftr-Bmbr Sq
8th Ftr-Bmbr Gp
Mechanical problems, crashed on take-off from K-13 ist Lt. Garfield W. Guyer Jr. low-altitude ejection   Lockheed