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F-105 Thunderchief
Losses & Ejections

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Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
16th December 1955
USAF
Republic
YF-105A
Thunderchief
54-0098   Prototype - crash landed at Edwards AFB Russell M. "Rusty" Roth n  
11th October 1958
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5777   Crashed into Long Island Sound during test flight      
29th August 1959
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5799          
20th November 1959
USAF
Republic
JF-105
Thunderchief
54-0108   Written off       
4th January 1960       Elgin AFB   Pilot ejected   Republic
18th March 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5794   Crashed near Elgin AFB      
12-May-60 USAF F-105 ??? x x x pic x
28th June 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5805   Crashed in Pamlico Bay, NC      
29th July 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5810   Crashed near Florence, AZ      
26th September 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
58-1146   Crashed at Farmingdale, NY      
30th September 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
54-0110   Written off at Brookley AFB      
30th September 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5818   Crashed near Mauk, GA      
04-Oct-60 USAF F-105 58‑1146 x x x pic x
2nd December 1960
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5781   Crashed into Belport Bay, Long Island NY due to engine fire Capt. Raymond Kingston
ejected picked up and taken to the dispensary at County Air Force Base, Westhampton,
y  
11th January 1961
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59-1730   Crashed near Elgin AFB, FL.      
23rd January 1961
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
54-0111   Written off      
12th June 1961
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5800   Crashed due to compressor failure yes     
21st September 1961
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5825   Crashed near Indian Springs, Nevada due to control malfunction      
27th October 1961
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5827   Crashed at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC      
14th November 1961
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5809   Crashed near Seymour Johnson AFB, NC      
16th March 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5821   Crashed at Nellis AFB      
17th March 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
58-1148   Crashed at Elgin AFB      
16th April 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
58-1166   Crashed due to structural failure during LABS pull-up. Pilot Killed Lamb, Captain Charles, Jr.    
17th June 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5832   Crashed after flame-out at Elgin Aux Field 2, FL      
19th June 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105D-6-RE
Thunderchief
60-0410   Written off at Indian Springs, NV. Due to enginge fire. Pilot ejected successfully   y s  
19th June 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59-1740   Crashed near Indian Springs, Nevada.      
18th November 1962
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5822   Crashed 1.5 miles east of McCoy AFB      
25th February 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105D-6-RE
Thunderchief
60-0420   Written off near Nellis AFB due to engine fire. Pilot ejected successfully.   y s  
27th February 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5785   Crashed at Avon Park Range, Florida      
28th February 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5828   Crashed near LaGrange AFB, NC. Pilot ejected at 8,000ft   y  
16th April 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5824   Crashed on landing at Seymour Johnson AFB      
2nd May 1963                
  Two pilots were killed late this afternoon when their jet fighterbombers collided over the Catskill Mountains while on test missions
 

2 Republic Test Pilots Killed As Jets Collide Over Catskills; One F-105 Fighter Crashes Into Ashokan Reservoir

07th June 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5807   Crashed      
18th July 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105B
Thunderchief
57-5786   Crashed near Jonesville, SC      
30th October 1963
USAF
Republic
F-105D-6-RE
Thunderchief
60-0419   Written off at Elgin AFB, Florida      
27th February 1964
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59-1751   Crashed      
9th May 1964
USAF
Republic F-105B-15RE Thunderchief 57-5801

Thunderbird 2

Aircraft broke apart during a climb due to structural problems. following a low pass over Hamilton Air Force Base, California Captain Eugene "Gene" Devlin killed  
13th May 1964
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59-1744   Crashed at Nellis AFB due to loss of power on take off      
14th May 1964
USAF
Republic
F-105D-6-RE
Thunderchief
60-0412   Written off near Wendover, UT due to inflight fire and loss of control. pilot ejected.    
 Pilot experienced a cockpit fire warning. The fire was verified by his wingman
1st June 1964
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
  McConnell AFB, Witchita, Kansas, USA Fire. Crash occurred 17 mls (27 kmh) southwest of AFB Capt. Billy Sparks
ejected
   
  Jun 3, 1964
Air Command said Tuesday the Air Force's F-105 Thunderchief has been ... The action came as the result of the crash of a Re- public F-105 jet Monday nigh
8th July 1964 USAF F-105D 61-0091 George Air Force Base Mid-Air with KC-135 Captain Leonard F. Reynolds
killed
  Republic
28-Jul-64 USAF F-105D 61-0081       pic  
                 
                 
14th August 1964   F-105D
Thunderchief
62‑4371 36 TFS, 41 AD on TDY, USAF, Takhli   Lt David Graben (survived)    
1st October 1964
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
58-1162   Crashed at McConnell AFB      
13-Jan-65 USAF F-105D 62-4296       pic  
16-Feb-65 USAF F-105F 63-8290       pic  
19th February 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4297 McConnell AFB Collided with Army helicopter from Fort Riley, Kan. Captain John B. Abernathy
ejected
  Republic
   

 

  First Rolling Thunder strike mission against North Vietnam
2nd March 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
61‑0214

67 TFS,18 TFW attached to 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat

hit by ground fire at extremely low level

Capt Robert V Baird
ejected
rescued by helo

   
2nd March 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
62‑4325

67 TFS, 18 TFW attached to 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat

Flew damaged aircraft across border to Thailand Capt K L Spagnola ejected near the town of Roi Et    
2nd March 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
62‑4260 67 TFS, 18 TFW attached to 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat Flew across border to Laos Maj George W Panas ejected
rescued by HH-43 helo
   
22nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D
Thunderchief
62-4233 67 TFS,18 TFW attached to 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat Hit by 14.5 mm AAA, in Gulf of Tonkin nr Hong Le, c40 M N of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam Lt. Col. Robinson Risner ejected and rescued by a USAF HU ‑16B Albatross

(1st ejection)

Republic
4th April 1965

also seen as
3rd April 1965


USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4217 44 TFS, 18 TFW, Korat on TDY, USAF, Korat

67th TFS
[CHECK DETAILS]

AAA - during attack on Thanh Hoa railroad bridge, North Vietnam Capt. Carlyle Smith Harris ejected just W of Thanh Hoa

POW
RETURNEE
[
12 February 1973]
Republic

Republic
F-105s from 67th TFS and 355th TFH flew as part of Rolling Thunder Mission Alpha 9 Ham Rong railroad and rail bridge spanning the Song Ma river. [Dragon's Jaw] Thanh Hoa village, approx. 75 miles south of Hanoi.  Republic
F-105D Thunderchief from 67th TFS at Korat, flown by Capt. Carlyle S. Harris was hit as he left target. The aircraft was hit in the fuselage and the left wing tank was torn off. Harris ejected and was captured. He spent seven as a POW. This was the first loss of a Republic
F-105D in Vietnam.

4th April 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59-1754
Steel 3
354 TFS, 355 TFW attached to 2 AD, USAF, Korat Shot down by a MiG-17 during mission to Thanh Hoa Bridge. Major Frank Everett Bennett
KIA
   
4th April 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59‑1764 354 TFS, 355 TFW attached to 2 AD, USAF, Korat Shot down by a MiG-17 during mission to Thanh Hoa Bridge. Capt James A Magnusson
KIA
   
4th April 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
Thunderchief
    KIA POW - BR Capt. Douglas Frank Mahan CHECK  
5th April 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
59‑1742 354 TFS, 355 TFW attached to 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat Hit by AAA over RP3 while hunting for truck near Ban Pang Captain T. Gay
ejected and was rescued
by a USAF HH‑43 helicopter
   
17th April 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
Thunderchief
61‑0171 563 TFS, 23 TFW on TDY, USAF, Takhli Lost in the Mu Gia Pass Capt. Samuel Alexander Woodworth
KIA
   
7th May 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1718   Lost to groundfire over RP4 / North Vietnam. Rescued Lambert, Major R. E.    
09th May 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Wistrand, Capt. Robert Carl

VW

   Republic
15th May 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    Died in accident Greskowiak, Capt. Robert    x
18th May 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1753   [KIA] MIA PFOD - Shot down over Laos Hrdlicka, Captain David Louis  
31st May 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4381 333 TFS, 23 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col Robert D. Peel
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
05-Jun-65 USAF F-105D 61-0133       pic  
08-Jun-65 USAF F-105D 62-4290       pic  
08-Jun-65 USAF F-105D 62-4310       pic  
14-Jun-65 USAF F-105D 62-4220       pic  
14th June 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4220 44 TFS, 18 TFW att to 6234 TFW, Korat VN Col Lawrence N. "Larry" Guarino
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
15th June 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1149   Broke apart in high 'G' pull-up and crashed near Elgin AFB while serving as a test aircraft Test Pilot Carlton B. Ardery Jr
killed 
 
  Republic
23-Jun-65 USAF F-105D 62-4319       pic  
06th July 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA / PFOD Williamson, Capt. Don Ira     Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA Barthelmas, Jr., Capt. William J.     Republic
27th July 1965   F-105 61-0113 563 TFS, 23 TFW, 6235Takl VN Lt Col Kyle D. Berg
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
27th July 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA Farr, Major Jack Graham     Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Kosko, Capt. Walter     Republic
27th July 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4252 12 TFS, 18 TFW,6234 Korat VN Col Robert B. Purcell
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
2nd August 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4249 12 TFS, 18 TFW,6234 Korat VN Lt Col Robert N. Daughtrey
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
3rd August 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
61-0098    KIA BB Bower, Major Joseph Edward     Republic
10-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 61-0184       pic  
11-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 61-0172       pic  
20th August 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105B
57-5806   Crashed near Pahrump, Nevada due to engine problems      
22-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 62-4235       pic  
23-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 59-1826       pic  
23-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 62-4351       pic  
23rd August - 4th Tactical Fighter Wing attached TDY to Homstead Air Force Base Captain Harry deWitt unhurt

 

28th August 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105F
63-8282 67 TFS, 18 TFW,6234 Korat VN

Callsign "Elm Lead" out of Korat AB, Thailand . . .

  Republic
  Maj Wesley D. Schierman
POW
RETURNEE
 
29th August 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105 Thunderchief
61-0193 67 TFS, 18TFW,6234 Korat Possibly own bomb exploded or AAA, North Vietnam  Col Ronald E. Byrne, Jr. ejected nr Bac Yen, W of Hanoi (POW) Republic
30-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 62-4355       pic  
31-Aug-65 USAF F-105D 61-0185       pic  
2nd September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4389 36 TFS/6441 TFW hit by 37/57mm AAA, North Vietnam Col James Quincy Collins
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
16th September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105 Thunderchief
61-0189 67 TFS, 18TFW, 6234 Korat hit by 37/57mm AAA, North Vietnam Raymond J. Merritt ejected c15 M N of Thanh Hoa (POW)
RETURNEE
Republic
16th September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D
61-0217 67 TFS, 18TFW, 6234 Korat North Vietnam Lt. Col. Robinson Risner ejected
POW
RETURNEE

(2nd ejection)

Republic
17th September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Klenda, 1st Lt. Dean Albert     Republic
20th September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0082 334 TFS, 4/6235 TFW,Takhli VN Col Willis E. Forby
ejected
POW
RETURNEE

Republic

20th September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Hawkins, Capt. Edgar Lee 

vw

 
30th September 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Killian, Jr., Lt.Col. Melvin Joseph

vw

   Republic
05th October 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Pogreba, Major Dean Andrew     Republic
5th October 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4376 36 TFS, 6441 TFW, Takhli VN Col Bruce G. Seeber
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
14th October 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Schuler. Jr., Capt. Robert Harry     Republic
15th October 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4333 36 TFS, 6441 TFW, Takhli   LtCol Tom Sima
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
22nd October 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4350 36 TFS, 6441 TFW, Takhli VN Col Fred V. Cherry
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
03th November 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA BB Bowles, Capt. Dwight Pollard     Republic
05th November 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD McCleary, Lt.Col. George Carlton     Republic
12th November 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    Died in accident Miller, Capt. William "Nasty" Ned     Republic
16th November 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
 64--4332   hit by fragments from a near-miss by an SA-2 Guideline missile detonation.  Flew his aircraft some 40 miles over water, hoping to make it to Danang or to eject near a US warship. Instead, he was killed when the aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Tonkin. Green, Capt. Donald George

KIA KIA / BNR

vw 

 
28th November 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4285 335 TFS, 4/355TFW, Takhli VN BGen Jon A. Reynolds
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
01th December 1965
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Reitmann, Capt. Thomas Edward 

vw

   Republic
11th January 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1736 334th TFS at Takhli. Shot down over Laos. Rescued. Stell, Captain J. R.    
16th January 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1719 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli   - Lost to groundfire over Laos strafing gun position near Ban Xal Captain Don Charles Wood
MIA PFOD

vw

  Republic
31th January 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Hamilton, Capt. Eugene David     Republic
02th March 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1724 355th TFW at Takhli Lost in mid-air accident with O-1 Birddog.      
03-Mar-66 USAF F-105D 59-1757       pic  
07-Mar-66 USAF F-105D 62-4219       pic  
07-Mar-66 USAF F-105D 62-4410       pic  
07th March 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Smith, Capt. Harold Victor     Republic
Wednesday 16th March 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
 60-0411   KIA / PFOD Underwood, Major Paul Gerard     Republic
Wednesday 23rd March 1966 USAF F-105D 61-0178 357 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli hit by 37mm flak near the Laot­ian border close to the village of Don Bai Dinh Maj R A Hill
(survived)
ejected 10 miles west of Nakhon Phanom
pic Republic
Wednesday 23rd March 1966 USAF F-105D 60-0473 469 TFS, 6234 TFW, USAF, Korat five miles north of Don Bai Dinh. Hit by 37mm fire 1st Lieut. Kenneth Deane Thomas Jr. ejected over Laos
Rescued
 

KIA on 5th May 1966

Republic
24th March 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
 61-0095   KIA PFOD Bush, Capt. Robert Edward     Republic
15th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    Died in accident McCurdy, Capt. John A.     Republic
15th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1158 469th TFS, Korat, Thailand Crashed due to engine problems      
19th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA BB 1st Lt. Lee Aaron Adams,    Republic
22nd April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4409 421 TFS, 388TFW, Korat VN Gen Charles G. Boyd
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
23th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Dyczkowski, Capt. Robert Raymond 

vw

   Republic
23th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA POW - REM RET Goss, Major Bernard Joseph     Republic
24th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Cooper, Lt.Col. William Earl     Republic
24th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0051 469 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat AAA
VN
1st Lt. Jerry Donald Driscoll
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
26th April 1967
USAF
F105F 63-8277 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col Alton B. Meyer Republic
29th April 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA BB Bruch, Jr., 1st Lt. Donald William     Republic
5th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
 61-147
LOCUST FIVE
469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat  Hit by AAA near Na Lang, 40 miles north of Haiphong, en route to the Cao Nung railway bridge 1st Lt Kenneth D. Thomas Jr
Ejected
Bleeper heard, parachute observed
KIA PFOD

see also 23rd March 1966

  Republic
6th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0179 421 TFS, 388TFW, Korat AAA VN Lt. Col. James Lesley Lamar
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
8th May 1966

also seen as

1st May


USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4236
Callsign "Bamboo Two"
469 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat RTAFB RP VI ground fire
VN
1st Lt. James Edwin Ray ejected - POW
RETURNEE
Republic
10th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Bailey, Capt. John Edward     Republic
11th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA KIA / BNR Feneley, Capt. Francis James     Republic
15th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
 61-0174   MIA PFOD Balcom, Capt. Ralph Carol

tfo

 Republic
22nd May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1164   Shot down by AAA over Laos. Rescued [Route Pack 1] 1st Lt. Richard "Dick" A. Hackford,
ejected
  Republic
25th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1746   KIA - Lost to AAA over Laos. Hunter, 1st Lt. Robert Gerald     Republic
30th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0142 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col David B. Hatcher
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
31th May 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Steen, Capt. Martin William 

vw

   Republic
03th June 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1171   Hit by groundfire over RP1 and crashed at sea. Rescued. Peilin, Captain R. D.    
21st June 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA
PFOD
Sullivan III, 1st Lt. John Bernard     Republic
22th June 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1721   Shot down by AAA over RP1. Rescued. Whipple, Captain J. D.    
29th June 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
60-0460 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Murphy Neal Jones
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
1st July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4354 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Lt Col Burton W. Campbell
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
01th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1722   Hit by groundfire over RP1. Ejected and rescued. Shattuck, Captain Lewis y  
06th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Hestle, Jr., Major Roosevelt L.    Republic
06th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Morgan, Capt. Charles Elzy     Republic
7th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F105D Thunderchief
59-1741 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli shot down by 85mm AAA on raid on a railway bridge 10 miles northwest of Yen BaiVN Lt. Col. Jack Harvey Tomes ejected

POW LINK
released on 12 February 1 973

Republic
8th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0158 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN B/Gen Ralph T. Browning
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
11th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4282 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Lewis W. Shattuck
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
17th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1165   Lost to AA over RP-1. Rescued from Gulf of Tonkin 1st Lt. Wayne C. Spelius,
ejected
  Republic
19th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    POW KIA NR Diamond, 1st Lt. Stephen Whitman     Republic
20th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA  PFOD Lewis, Jr., Capt. Merrill Raymond 

vw

   Republic
20th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA POW - REM RET Nelson, Colonel William Humphrey     Republic
21th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Tiffin, Capt. Rainford     Republic
23rd July 1966
USAF
F-105F 63-8338 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron / 355th TFW HONOR ROLL   Republic
Major Gene Thomas Pemberton  KIA in captivity  POW - KR Major Benjamin Byrd Newsom
KIA in captivity POW - KR
 
27th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
62-4407 12 TFS/18 TFW Hit by heavy automatic weapons fire, North Vietnam ejected nr Thanh Son, c40 M WNW of Hanoi and was recovered. Captain Frank Tullo
ejected
rescued
   
 27th July 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
 61‑0045  421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat AGM-12C ground fire 20 miles northwest of Dong Hoi Capt James R. Mitchell
ejected 10 miles short of the coast
Rescued by USAF SAR helicopter
  Republic
1st August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    Korat AB, fatal, Died in accident 1st Lt Glen F. Buzz Bullock,

vw

 Republic
1st August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4380 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN BGen Kenneth W. North
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
7th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0140 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Willard S. Gideon
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
7th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105F
63-8361 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Republic
Col Robert J. Sandvick
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Lt Col Thomas S. Pyle
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
7th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
60-0499 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col John H. Wendell
ejected
POW
RETURNEE

Link

 

Republic
7th August 1966

also seen as

1st September 1966


USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4370 357 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Michael L. Brazelton
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
8th August 1966
also seen as
1st July 1966
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USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4327 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN
RP VI
1/Lt. Fredric R. Flom
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
8th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4343 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col James H. Kasler
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
 8th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
61-0155   421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Armed recon mission. MuGia Pass - Cam Pha, rescued 1/Lt John R. Casper
ejected
rescued
[see also
14th September 1966]
y  
12th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61‑0156

333 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

 
While making a strafing run on the target, his aircraft was hit by automatic weapons fire. Nghia Lo Province near the
city of Yen Bai. 
Capt. David Jay Allinson ejected - Good Chute observed
MIA PFOD

 

 
Republic Republic
08/12/1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4326 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Martin J. Neuens
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
14th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4266 354 TFS, 355 TFW. Takhli VN Col. John W. Brodak
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
14th August 1966
USAF
F-105     SAM -Seventy miles north of
Hanoi
Charles Edward Franklin

MIA
KIA PFOD

  Republic Republic
14th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Eaton, Capt. Curtis Abbot

tfo 

 Republic
17th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    POW - KIA  - NR Brand, Major Joseph William 

vw

   Republic
17th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    POW - MIA - REM RET Singer, Major Donald Maurice 

vw

 Republic
29th August 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief
60-0523 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN
Was brought down by enemy automatic fire while strafing trucks. Pilot ejected and became POW.
Col Norman L. Wells
ejected
POW
RETURNEE

LINK

 

Republic
4th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4369 357 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Mr. Ronald G. Bliss
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
09/04/1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0085 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Thomas M. McNish
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
9th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
62-4275 357 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col John C. Blevins
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
12th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0201 469 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Col Robert F.  Waggoner
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Link
Republic
 13th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
62‑4281   421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Route Pack I, 1/Lt Kenneth V. Hallmark
ejected
  Republic
14th September 1966 
USAF
Republic
F-105
 62‑4306  421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat  AAA attacking a road bridge near Bac Ninh,15 miles northeast of Hanoi 1/Lt John R. Casper
ejected
near the island of Dao Cai Ban
rescued
[see also 8th August 1966]
y  
17th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Leetun, Capt. Darel Dean

vw 

 Republic
19th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
62-4287 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Col. Donald G. Waltman
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Link
Republic
21st September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
      Capt. Glendon Lee Ammon ejected POW - NR KIA    Republic
Others from his Wing observed Ammon's parachute descend to the ground and a  brief emergency radio beeper was heard. However, the area was so deep into  enemy territory and heavily occupied by enemy troops, that no search and  rescue attempts were conducted. Whether Ammon was actually captured is not known
25th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Cushman, Capt. Clifton Emmet     Republic
26th September 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
61-0186 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Lt Col Arthur T. Ballard
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
1st October 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
60-0483 44 TFS, tdy 421TFS 388TFW, Korat VN Lt Col Cowan Glenn Nix
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
21th October 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Earll, Capt. David John     Republic
27th October 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA/ BNR Johnson, Major Dale Alonzo     Republic
1st November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
     RP VI Capt Robert Loken, y  
01-Nov-66 USAF F-105   RP VI   Loken, Capt Robert  pic y
02-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 60-0469       pic  
02-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 62-4379       pic  
02-Nov-66 USAF F-105     MIA PFOD Kline, Major Robert Earl  pic  
02th November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Kline, Major Robert Earl     Republic
 

2 November 1966

 

F‑1051) 60‑0469               421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat

          Maj Robert Earl Kline (KIA)

 

F‑1051) 62‑4379               421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat

          Capt R F Loken (survived)

A flight of F‑105s on an armed reconnaissance mission ran into trouble about 30 miles northwest of Yen Bai. The aircraft were attacking trains and bridges on the northwest railway line along which supplies were brought into North Vietnam from China. Maj Kline was strafing a train when his aircraft crashed either as a result of ground fire or by flying into the ground. Robert Kline had survived being shot down only a week earlier when his air­craft was hit during a mission over Laos. Unfortunately on this occasion his luck deserted him.

 

Moments later Capt Loken's aircraft was hit by ground fire as he was strafing a railway bridge at Khe Se, 25 miles northwest of Yen Bai. The pilot flew his badly damaged aircraft across North Vietnam and into Laos but was forced to eject 25 miles west of Sam Neua where he was rescued by either a USAF or Air Amer­ica helicopter.

 

04th November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Brinckmann, Major Robert Edwin     Republic
04th November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Scungio, Capt. Vincent Anthony 

vw

 Republic
10th November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    Died in accident Milliman, Major Dain W.     Republic
11th November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA POW - REM RET Mearns, Major Arthur Stewart  yes photo  Republic
22th November 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1161   Crashed at Korat, Thailand      
04-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 60-0529       pic  
04-Nov-66 USAF F-105B 62-4366       pic  
04-Nov-66 USAF F-105F 63-8273       pic  
04-Nov-66 USAF F-105     KIA PFOD Brinckmann, Major Robert Edwin  pic  
04-Nov-66 USAF F-105     MIA PFOD Scungio, Capt. Vincent Anthony  pic  
06-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 60-0487       pic  
06-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 60-5374       pic  
08-Nov-66 USAF F-105F 63-8322       pic  
10-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 62-4288       pic  
10-Nov-66 USAF F-105     Died in accident Milliman, Major Dain W.  pic  
11-Nov-66 USAF F-105D 62-4313       pic  
11-Nov-66 USAF F-105     KIA POW - REM RET Mearns, Major Arthur Stewart  pic  
02th December 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA / BNR Moorberg, Capt. Monte Larue     Republic
05th December 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD fatality Begley, Major Burriss Nelson     Republic
08th December 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1725 453th TFS KIA - PFOD - Lost over RP6 / North Vietnam Asire, Lt. Col. Donald "Don" Henry    Republic
10th December 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1160 357th TFS, Takhli Crashed due to engine failure      
13th December 1966
USAF
Republic
F-105
    POW - KIA REM RET Waters, Jr., Capt. Samuel Edwin     Republic
10th January 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA / BNR Gauley, Capt. James Paul     Republic
20th January 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1717 333rd TFS Crashed at Takhli due to engine failure      
21th January 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA BB Conley, Lt.Col. Eugene Ogden     Republic
21th January 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105D
58-1156   Hit by groundfire over RP6 / North Vietnam. Crashed into the sea and was rescued. Wyatt, Captain W. R.    
29th January 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Biediger, Major Larry William     Republic
29th January 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Silva: 1st Lt. Claude Arnold    Republic
18th February 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105F
63-8262 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Republic
Col David H. Duart
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Jay Jensen
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
04th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA BB Carlock ,Major Ralph Laurence     Republic
10th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F105F
63-8335 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Republic
Col David Everson
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Joes Dave Luna
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
11th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
60-0443 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col Charles E. Greene
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
 
11th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105D Thunderchief
60-0506 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col James E. Hiteshew
ejected
POW
RETURNEE
Republic
11th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    KIA PFOD Karins, Jr., Capt. Joseph John     Republic
15th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Frederick, Lt.Col. Peter Joseph 

tfo

 
19th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    MIA PFOD Austin, Lt.Col. Joseph Clair     Republic
21th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105D
59-1747   Crashed at Osan AFB.      
27th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105
    Died in accident Hornaday, Jr., Capt. Ralph J.     Republic
31th March 1967
USAF
Republic
F-105D