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  Aircraft by type

Vought F-8 Crusader
Losses & Ejections
Part 2: 1965 - 1966
[Part 1 : 1956 - 1964]
[Part 3 : 1967 - 1968]
Preliminary Listing
(Help appreciated to add pilot names and photos)
[any errors or omissions noticed please let me know so that I can correct them - mbenshar@aol.com ]

   Operators


USN

USMC

French Navy
     
               

 January

7th January 1965
USAF
F-8A Crusader 149166 VF-13 / CVA-38   J. C. Doggette
ejected
  Martin-Baker
9th January 1965
USN
F-8A Crusader 143748 NAS Dallas
VF-701
in USA - first incident involving Naval Air Reserve Crusader LT T. Dave J. Thigpen
ejected
  Martin-Baker
19th October 1967  Dave Thigpen and Max Gordon made the first emergency crew module ejection from an F-111
13th January 1965
USMC
F-8B Crusader 145467 VMFA-251 in USA 2nd Lt. Danny R. Slayden ejected   Martin-Baker
18th January 1965
USN
DF-8F Crusader 145346 VC-8 Puerto Rico LT. R. G. Snow
ejected
  Martin-Baker

 February 

                 

?? February 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

?

x

x

x

x

x

4th February 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

145429

x

x

x

x

x

5th February 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

147903

x

x

x

x

x

7th February 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

?

x

x

x

x

x

11th February 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader  148633

NL 403

VFA-154 / CVA-43

USS Coral Sea

Hit debris own rockets. Combat Lt. Robert H. Shumaker ejected (POW) Martin-Baker
13th February 1965 USN F-8C Crusader 147011 VF‑24
USS Hancock in the South China Sea
Ditched off carrier following tail hook failure and slowing to non-flying speed Lt(jg) Tom Irwin
rescued from water
  Martin-Baker
18th February 1965
USMC 
F-8B Crusader 145538 VF-661

NAF Washington

  Capt. S. N. Prost ejected   Martin-Baker
21st February 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150897
NP-
VF-211
CVA-19 USS Hancock
Power loss failed launch, Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam Lt(jg) R. N. Smith ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd February 1965
USMC 
F-8E Crusader 150290 VMF-235 in USA Capt. E. S. Kowalczyk ejected   Martin-Baker

 March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1965
USN 
F-8E Crusader 150928 VF-162 / CVA-34   Lt (jg)  R. A. Bengston ejected   Martin-Baker
8th March 1965
USMC
F-8D Crusader 148690 VMF(AW)-451 38 miles from Key West 1.Lt. J. W. Maples
ejected
  Martin-Baker
8th March 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader BuNo. 145612 VMCJ-2 Cherry Point in USA Captain Gary A. Davis
ejected
Martin-Baker
Mk.5

24th March 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

150671

x

x

x

x

x

26th March 1965
also seen as 29th
Confirm ??

USN
F-8D Crusader 148664
NL 400
VFA-154
USS Coral Sea
AAA
North Vietnam
Lt. C. E.. Wangeman Jr. ejected - rescued   Martin-Baker
29th March 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148642
NL-407
VFA-154
USS Coral Sea
AAA
North Vietnam
Cdr. William N. Donnelly ejected - rescued   Martin-Baker
29th March 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148668
NL-408
VFA-154
USS Coral Sea
Ground fire, crashed at sea at a point near Dao Bach Long Vi island in the Gulf of Tonkin North Vietnam LCDR Kenneth Edward Hume (KIA)
No ejection
Martin-Baker

  April

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th April 1965
USMC
F-8C Crusader 146925 VMF(AW)-334 in USA Major D. G. Keast
ejected
  Martin-Baker

23rd April 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

149167

x

x

x

x

x

 May

                 
3rd May 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146833 VMCJ-2 in USA Capt. R. B. Goodman
ejected
  Martin-Baker
8th May 1965
USN
F‑8D Crusader 148637, NE 4?? VF‑111
CVW‑2
USS Midway
CVA-41
First raid against a North Viet­namese airfield. Hit by AAA; crashed into the sea a few miles offshore near the island of Hon Nieu, North Vietnam Cdr James David La Haye,
CO of VF‑111
KIA
No ejection recorded
8th May 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145628
PP 9??
also seen as
BuNo 145620
VFP-63 / DET-A
USS MIDWAY
CVA 41
AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg)  W. B. Wilson
ejected
  Martin-Baker
9th May 1965
USN

F-8D Crusader

148673
NL-413
VF-154
USS CORAL SEA

Ground fire

LT David Allen Kardell
(KIA)

pic

 
10th May 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 147913 VU-10 in USA LCDR P. A. Revak
ejected
  Martin-Baker

16th May 1965


USN

F-8E

150931
AH-

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

 

 

 

 
17th May 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150992
or is ot
150922
[check]
VF-174 in USA Lt. J. B. Best
ejected
  Martin-Baker

27th May 1965


USN

F-8D Crusader

148706
NE-

F‑111
CVW‑2
USS Midway
CVA-41

strike against the railway yards at Vinh. AAA; North Vietnam

CDR Doyle Wilmer Lynn
CO (KIA)

Martin-Baker Mk.5
CDR Lynn had earlier ejected on 7th June 1964 having been shot down by ground fire when he flew with VF-111 aboard USS Kitty Hawk]
28th May 1965
USN
F-8C Crusader 146976 VF-24 in USA Cdr.  H. J. Post
ejected
  Martin-Baker

 June

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st June 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146852
PP-
VMCJ 1
[assisiting
VFP-63 DET-E]
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
AAA LCDR Frederick Peter Crosby
(KIA)
 
 
The loss on 1 June 1965, LCDR Crosby was the pilot, was actually a Marine Corps aircraft assigned to VMCJ 1.  I can not remember the nose numbers for either of the planes but both had RM designations. We normally has two aircraft on Yankee Station to assist VFP 63,  Again, I was plane captain on this flight.
 
J Smoot, Cpl USMC
VMCJ 1 1964-65
1st June 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146881
PP 9??
VFP-63 / DET-A
USS MIDWAY

CVA-41
AAA. North Vietnam LTJG M. R. Fields ejected
[confirm rank ??]
  Martin Baker
22nd June 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146878 VFP-63 NAF El Centro ENS John Ballard Stewart
ejected
  Martin Baker
30th June 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150657
NM-???
VF-194 / CVA-31 USS Bon Homme   Richard AAA, South Vietnam Lt. Cdr. R. E. Weedon
ejected
  Martin Baker

 July 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st July 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150288 VMF(AW)-235 in USA Capt. E. S. Kowalcsyk ejected   Martin-Baker
16th July 1965
USN
F-8C Crusader 145600 VC-4 in USA Ens. David "Dave" K. Johnson
ejected
  Martin-Baker

Dave Johnson was awarded  a DFC from the Navy for ejecting and crashing the A/C in an empty field in the middle of a densely populated area in Dallas.

29th July 1965


USN

Vought F-8E Crusader

150337
NM-102

VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Small arms fire

LTJG Edward Dean Brown Jr (KIA)

x

 August 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd August 1965
USMC
F-8A Crusader 145328 NAS Dallas Marine Base Yuma Maj.  S. J. Dolan
ejected
  Martin-Baker
12th August 1965
USMC
F-8D Crusader 147911
NE-
VF-111
USS MIDWAY
  LTJG Gene Raymond Gollahon
(KIA)
   
13th August 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146849
PP920
Det. D VPF-63 USS Coral Sea AAA in  North Vietnam Maj.  P. A. Manning ejected   Martin-Baker
17th August 1965
USMC
Vought F-8D Crusader 148671
VMF(AW)-451
CVA-59
USS Forrestal
first landing attempt during a night operation due to a flame out. LCDR Robert Norman Smith
ejected
picked up by the Navy Rescue Helicopter
[LCDR Smith was lost in combat on 19th August 1969 flying
VMFA‑542, F-4]
Martin-Baker Mk.5
22nd August 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146884 VMCJ-1 non combat - Vietnam 1/LT J. G. Dodson
ejected
  Martin-Baker
29th August 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146828
PP 919
Det. G VPF-63 / USS Oriskany Ground fire 25 miles northwest of Vinh Lt. Henry Sterling McWhorter
possible ejected
KIA
  Martin-Baker

 September 

7th September 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146826
PP-992
VFP-63 DET-D
CVA-43
USS CORAL SEA
Shot down? Lost over North Vietnam LTJG Charles Bernard Goodwin
(KIA)
Martin-Baker
8th September 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146825
PP-918
VFP-63 DET-G
USS ORISKANY
AAA

LTJG Robert David Rudolph
(KIA)

   
12th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150331
NM-
VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
Accident

LTJG Gerald Green
(KIA)

   

16th September 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

150914

x

x

x

x

x

19th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150309 VF-13 / CVA-38
Shangri La
? CDR  J. R. Foster
ejected
underwater
  Martin-Baker
24th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader

150668
NM-

VF-194
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
Flew into the water after catapult launched LTJG Geoffrey Holmes Osborn
(KIA)
   
25th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 149168
NM-
VF-194 /
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
CVA-31
non combat - Crashed when landing on the carrier Vietnam LTJG  D. C. Duffy ejected   Martin-Baker
29th September 1965
French N.
F-8E(FN) Crusader No. 28 ? ? Lt. V. Imbert
ejected
  Martin-Baker

 October

5th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150848
AH-227
VF-162 / USS Oriskany
CV-34
SAM Vietnam Lt. (jg)  Richard F. Adams
ejected
[1st ejection see also
11th July 1966]
  Martin-Baker
8th October 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145617
PP-
VFP-63 DET-D
USS CORAL SEA

USS Coral Sea
non combat - Control system failure, Vietnam Lt. M. E. Dunne ejected   Martin-Baker
11th October 1965   

USN
F-8D Crusader 147899
NL-406
VF-154 /
USS CORAL SEA

CVA-43
hit by AAA - North Vietnam Lt. Jack A. Terhune ejected photo needed Martin-Baker
 

This sequence of photos show Lt Jack Terhune ejecting from his combat damaged F8 over the Gulf of Tonkin in 1965. He was picked up by a helicopter from the USS Coral Sea.

Thanks to

Randy Kelso

former AQF2, VF-154, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), USN 1962-65
for providing the sequence of Lt. Jack Terhune's ejection. The photos were taken by LTJG Al Zink of VFP 63, flying alongside in an RF8 photo bird.

 

17th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 149198
WD-105
VMFA(AW)-212 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany Non combat. Ramp during a night approach CAPT Ross C. Chaimson
ejected
[1st ejection - see also 13th November 1965]
  Martin-Baker
   

26th October 1965

Vought F8 Crusader

149140

x

x

x

x

x

27th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150655
NM-105
VF-191, CVA-31 Bon Homme Richard hit by AAA or SAM - North Vietnam  Lt. Dennis Anthony Moore
ejected
(POW)
Martin-Baker

 November 

3rd November 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148635
NE-457
VF-111
"Sundowners""
CVA-4
USS Midway
 Control system failure following explosion while strafing in support of ground troops in IV Corps area of South Vietnam.   LTJG Victor "Vic" Riley
ejected
Martin Baker
I don't know if I sustained damage from the ground fire or if I possibly had a breech block failure of the 20mm cannons on the a/c, possibly jamming a live round over a chambered round."
 

The ejection listed for November 3, 1965 was by me, Lt.jg Victor Riley, of VF-111 while operating off the USS Midway.  While strafing, I experienced a loud explosion in the cockpit with accompanying vapour which I believe was hydraulic fluid due to the subsequent loss of Utility and PC1 hydraulics and the loss of the back up air charge to extend the gear and wing.  I chose to eject overhead Midway. 
Vic

in email 20th November 2008

4th November 1965
16:00

USN
F-8E Crusader 150893 VF-124 in USA Ens P. R. Laberge ejected   Martin-Baker
5th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader

WD 106

150665
WD-106
VMF(AW) - 212 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany struck by 57mm ground fire VN Capt. Harlan P. Chapman
ejected (POW)
Martin-Baker
7th November 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader   VMF-235 Ridgeland, SC, in US Lt. Nease
ejected
  Martin-Baker
7th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 149191 VMF-235 Ridgeland, SC, in US Lt. Rothgaber
ejected
  Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150308
NM-402
VF-194 /
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
CVA-31
hit by AAA - North Vietnam - Cdr.  Robert S. "Bob" Chew
CO of VF-194
ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin, recovered by helicopter - returned to Da Nang
Martin-Baker
13th November 1965
also seen as
17th November 1965
[confirm]

USMC
F-8E Crusader

WD 103

150675
WD-103
VMF(AW) - 212 /  USS Oriskany
CVA-34
hit by AAA - North Vietnam - then flame out Captain Ross C. Chaimson
ejected
[2nd Ejection - see also 17th October 1965]
  Martin-Baker
   
  First, while crossing the beach, a Crusader from VMF-212 lost electrical power after being hit by 37mm anti-aircraft fire.  The pilot, Capt. Ross C. Chaimson, flew back to “Yankee Station” and ejected safely.  He was rescued by a UH-2 helicopter from Bon Homme Richard

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/o4/oriskany.htm

18th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150875
WD-
VMF(AW) - 212 /  USS Oriskany
CVA-34
Ramp strike when it was landing 1/Lt. G. E. Peil
ejected in sight of Bon Homme   Richard, recovered by helicopter
  Martin-Baker
18th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150875 VMF(AW) - 212 /CV-34 non combat loss Pilot Ejected   Martin-Baker
18th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150332
NM-108
VF-191 / CVA-31 hit by AAA - North Vietnam - Lt. (jg)  W. D. Sharp ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin, recovered by helicopter   Martin-Baker
28th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150854
NM-411
VF-194 /
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

CVA-31
hit by AAA - North Vietnam Lt. (jg)  Frank H. Harrington

[2nd F-8 ejection see also 11th June 1963]

Martin-Baker
28th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150327
NM-104
VF-191,  Bon Homme Richard
CVA-31
hit by AAA - North Vietnam Cdr.  Howard  E. Rutledge
CO of VF-191
ejected (POW)
Martin-Baker Mk.5
30th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 149176
NF-
VF-53
USS TICONDEROGA
Failed landing on carrier. Crashed into sea LTJG Stephen Gould Richardson
(KIA)
   

 December 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
12 Dec 1965   F4B   VF-41 Fly off at end  cruise returning home from Vietnam. Center line fuel tank busted
on cat shot
     
CDR Bob Gormley
remained with aircraft
landed safely
Lt(jg) William "Bill"Cote
ejected
recovered by ships helo
 
Skipper CDR Bob Gormley ordered ejection of Cote.  Gromley able to continue flight to
NAS Oceana and land safely
   
                 
21st December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150313 VF-174 in USA ENS K. A. Andrews ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150843
NF-
VF-53
Iron Angels
USS TICONDEROGA

CVA-14
Ramp strike during night recovery Lt. (jg)  W. S. Brougher
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
FEEDBACK

The squadron was VF-53 IRON ANGELS, not Pukin Dogs. The accident occured after a long flying day and an extra launch was added to the schedule for the benefit of Bob Hope and his troup to be able to see night recoveries. Brougher hit the ramp, ejected, picked up by Angel suffering only scratches and bruises and rewarded in sick bay with a kiss from Joey Heatherton, part of Hope's Christmas troup.

Wayne Skaggs (Ens. at the time)
VF-51 Screaming Eagles
Air Wing 5, CVA-14 Ticonderoga
in email 11th February 2012

24th December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150891
NP-
VF-211 /
USS HANCOCK
CVA-19
? Cdr.  P. H. Speer ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   January  

16th January 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 147012
NP-
VF-24
USS HANCOCK
Its tail hook sheared when it caught a wire and sank LCDR Frederick Albert Neth (KIA)    
20th January 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E  150884 VF-124, CVA-41 Midway Ramp strike during night qualifications off the coast of California. The aircraft slid along the deck taking at least one crewman overboard LCDR Richard H. Richardson
ejected on deck
killed
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
   

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
2nd February 1966
USMC
Crusader F-8E  149142
DB-
VMF[AW]-235, MAG-11, Da Nang ground fire near Quang Ngai, feet wet An Tho Captain R. J. Harris ejected
[should this be R. I. Harris ???]
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th February 1966
USN
 F-8C Crusader  146932 VC-2 Back Bay, Virginia Beach in US LTJG  J. H. Morgan   Martin-Baker
                 

23rd February 1966

Vought F8 Crusader

145576

x

x

x

x

x

   March

11th March 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E  150846 VF-13 Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico ?? Lt. Cdr. R. W. Moore ejected   Martin-Baker
25th March 1966
USN
F-8E 150673
DB-
VMF(AW)-235 Ground fire 1LT John Brooks Sherman (KIA)    
30th March 1966
USN
Crusader F-8C  145561 NATC PAX Fuel cell implosion Lt. Ed W. Clexton
ejected at 10,000ft
[also ejected out of an F-4
B
7th September 1967
]
Martin-Baker
   

 April  

3rd April 1966
USN
Vought F-8C Crusader 146919
NP-450
VF-24
USS HANCOCK
AAA LT Richard Lee Laws (KIA)    
4th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E  149208 VF-124. Miramar in US LTJG W. R. Kocar ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th April 1966
USN
F-8C Crusader  146957 VC-2 Currituck Sound, NC in US Lt. Cdr. M. R. Defeo   Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th April 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150296 VF-111, CVA34 Oriskany   Lt. Cdr. Norman "Norm" S. Levy
ejected

[see also
13th August 1966]
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
 
My friend Lt Cdr Norm Levy, VF 111 had an ejection on 6 April 1966 and another on 13 August 1966 and, as you note, was killed in the fire aboard Oriskany on 26 October 1966. Your 6 April 1966 entry does not note this however the 13 August 1966 entry does.

 

8th April 1966
USAF
Crusader RF-8A  144611 VFP-63 CVA-19 AAA More details needed to confirm this   Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th April 1966
USN
RF-8A Crusader 144611
PP-908
VFP-63, ET-L
USS HANCOCK
USS Hancock
AAA Lt. (jg) Thomas Gavin Walster ejected but drowned   Martin-Baker
14th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149179
NF-
VF-51, USS Ticonderoga
CVA-14,
Non combat, struck ramp on landing Ensign G. W. Riese ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th April 1966
USN
Crusader RF-8A 146843
PP-937
VFP-63 DET-B
USS TICONDEROGA
AAA Lt. Ron F.  F. Ball   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150853
NF-2XX
VF-53,
USS TICONDEROGA

CVA-14
AAA Cdr. R. F. Mohrpardt   Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149161 VF-124 Miramar in US Capt. Wilfred Keese. Abbott ejected

[see also 5th September  1966 ejected and captured]

Martin-Baker Mk.5
                 
28th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E

150867
NP-111

VF-211
USS HANCOCK
Collided with Karst rock jutting near the target LTJG Thomas Edward Brown (KIA)    

 May  

2nd May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149169
NP-100
VF-211,
USS HANCOCK
CVA-19.
Vietnam. AAA Hydraulic failure Lt. Eugene J. Chancy
ejected
[see also 13th December 1963]
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th May 1966
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146831
PP-908
VFP-63, Det L, USS Hancock
CVA-19
Vietnam. 37mm AAA Lt. John Heilig ejected - POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
20th May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8B 145495 NAF Washington DC Reserves Miramar LCDR R. H. Van Meter
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
23rd May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150901
NP-102
VF-211,
USS HANCOCK

CVA-19
Vietnam. AAA Lt. L. S. Miller ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
27th May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149181 VMF[AW]-232  Kaneohe Bay, in Hawaii. 1.Lt. Alton G. Graham
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5

   June    

20th June 1966
USN
Crusader F-8C 145569 VF-637
NAS Atlanta Reserves
3 miles from Yuma Tacan LCDR R. C. Llewellyn ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
20th June 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150334 VF-124 3.5 miles from Miramar Tacan, in US LTJG F. E. Zerlaut   Martin-Baker
21st June 1966 USN F-8E Crusader 149152
NP-100
VF-211, USS Hancock
CVA-19,
Shot down by
MiG-17
VN
Lt. (jg) Cole Black ejected - POW
XO of VF-211
Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st June 1966
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146830
PP-909
VFP-63, Det L, USS Hancock
CVA-19,
AAA VN Lt. Leonard Corbett Eastman ejected -POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
29th June 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150892 VX-4 7.5 miles from PT. Muger, in US Lt. J. R. Dobbins   Martin-Baker

29th June 1966

Vought F8 Crusader

148701

x

x

x

x

x

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
11th July 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150902
AH-203
VF-162,
USS ORISKANY
CVA-34
Vietnam. AAA LTJG Richard F Adams
ejected(SURVIVED)
[2nd ejection - see also
5th October 1965]
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th July 1966
USN
F-8D Crusader  147910 VF-174 Cecil Field, US LTJG J. M. Yoder
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th July 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150908
AH-202
VF-162,
USS ORISKANY
CVA-34
Ejection area Vietnam. Hit by MiG - attempted to divert to Da Nang but exhausted fuel Cdr. Richard M Bellinger
ejected
Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th July 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 150919 VF-162 Struck by enemy fire when he was on
the Red River about 30 miles southeast of the city of Hanoi in Hai Tay
Province
LT Terry Arden  Dennison
KIA
Martin-Baker Mk.5

20th July 1966

Vought F8 Crusader

150870

x

x

x

x

x

   August     

2nd August 1966
USN
 F-8E Crusader  150894 VF-124  Cubi Point, in US ENS Wenzel
[sp. Wenzle ??]
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
3rd August 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader  146870 VFP-63, CVA-43 38 miles from Honolulu Vortac, in Hawaii LTJG F. D. Litvin
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150300 VF-162, CVA-34 AAA Vietnam     Martin-Baker Mk.5

10th August 1966

Vought F-8B Crusader

145469
7B

NARTU
Atlanta

x

x

x

x

11th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150880 VF-111
CVA-34
USS Oriskany
AAA over Vietnam, made it back to "feet wet". Hydraulic failure. Lt. (jg) Cody A. Balisteri
ejected

was picked up from an island by an SH-3 helicopter from Chicago (CG-11)
Martin-Baker Mk.5
[tragically he  was amongst those killed in the fire aboard USS Oriskany on 26th October 1966]
13th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 150866
AH-113
VF-111
USS ORISKANY

CVA-34
During one attack run on a barge hit by AAA caught fire. Vietnam. Flew feet wet Lt. Cdr. Norman "Norm" S. Levy
ejected  3,500 feet
picked up by Navy helicopter, and given a medical check in Towers (DLG-9) before being returned to Oriskany.
[see also April 1966]
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
 

Lcdr Levy was also killed in the fire aboard the Oriskany on 26 October 1966.

14th August 1966
USMC
 F-8E Crusader 150322
DB-
VMF[AW]-235 Vietnam. Non combat Capt. E. S. Kowalczyk   Martin-Baker Mk.5

15th August 1966

Vought F8 Crusader

145360

x

x

x

x

x

16th August 1966
USN
 F-8E Crusader 150287 VMF[AW]232 37 miles from Kaneohe, Hawaii CAPT T. W. Baxter
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th August 1966
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150321
DB-
VMF[AW]-235 Da Nang Vietnam Afterburner failed on take off. Many VN civilians killed when bombs exploded on impact

1.Lt. W. J. Doherty
ejected

  Martin-Baker Mk.5  
17th August 1966
USMC 
F-8 Crusader ???          
17th August 1966
USN
F-8 Crusader ??          
  IT APPEARS THAT THE TWO F-8s above are errors and should be removed from list - confirm???
18th August 1966


USN

F-8E Crusader 150300
AH-211
VF-162
USS ORISKANY
Small arms fire

LCDR Demetrio A Verich (SURVIVED)

   
23rd August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 150907
AH-101
VF-111, VF-111
USS ORISKANY

CVA-34
Vietnam. Non combat Engine failure LTJG H. J. Meadows
[5th December 1967]
Martin-Baker Mk.5
31st August 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146874
AH-602
VFP-63, DET-G
USS ORISKANY

CVA-34
AAA 37mm ground fire Vietnam. Lt. Cdr. T. Tucker   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Sunday 4th September 1966
early morning

USN
[F8U-2N]
F-8D Crusader
 BuNo 148646
VM

VMF[AW]-451
"Warlords"
MCAS at Beaufort S.C., USA
 On return flight to MCAS Beaufort. Had stopped to refuel at Cecil Field. Crashed
, during take off very shortly after a tyre blew out.
MAJOR Rudolph "Rudy" Matt Multz Jr.
36
ejected at low level out of seat envelope.
killed
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
 

Hello, my Mother's youngest sister married Rudy in 1958 while he was attending Berkley University in SF. He was an enlisted Marine for 5 years before becoming an officer and then going to flight training at Pensacola. I met Rudy once when they, at that time they had 2 children, came to visit my mom and her sister in 1963 the same week President Kennedy was killed, we lived in Indiana. Rudy showed us slides of when they were in Japan and I can remember how proud I was at 15 of having a relative that was a fighter pilot. Rudy was born in Alameda and he met my aunt at Berkley. I never seen my uncle Rudy again. On September 04, 1966 we received word that he had been killed in a plane crash. This year I flew out to San Diego to visit my youngest son who was an aspiring ROTC student wanting to be an aviator but ending up as a SWOL officer. After leaving San Diego I drove to Los Angeles to visit my 2 aunts that I hadn't seen in almost 30 years. Wanda an Juanita, Ludy, the one that was married to Rudy. I spent the night and had many questions about her late husband. She gave me a clipping from the local paper in Alameda.

On that fateful day Rudy was flying out of NAS at Cecil Field on an early Sunday morning after refueling heading back to MCAS at Beaufort S.C., a tire blew out on his Crusader F-8D and shortly after takeoff crashed. Rudy ejected but his parachute didn't open in time. Recently I set my mind to try to find out everything I could about what had happened to him. I went to several websites and accidently stumbled onto this one, I did find Rudy's crash profile giving the location of the crash, his unit VFM(AW)451 and ejection seat martin/baker, but not any mention on his outcome. Could you please update this information and I will contact his family. Hopefully I can send a photo.

Thank you,
Roger Schmidt

5th September  1966
USAF
F-8E Crusader Bu No 150896
AH-106
VF-111, USS Oriskany
CVA-34
Vietnam. AAA
or MiG-17
check ??
Capt. Wilfred Kesse Abbott
POW

[see also 28th April 1966 ejected at Miramar]

Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th September 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader 144624
AB-
VFP-62 DET-42
USS F.D. ROOSEVELT
Crashed into the sea LTJG Norman Lee Bundy
sank with aircraft (KIA)
 
24th September 1966
USMC
F-8A Crusader  143767 NAS Dallas Reserves US Capt. T. P. O Mahoney    Martin-Baker Mk.5

   October    

6th October 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  1450924
AH-201
VF-162,
USS ORISKANY

CVA-34
Ran out of fuel
or
AAA
????
Vietnam
Lt. Richard "Dick" D. Leach
ejected
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
7th October 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader   VF-53 Blythe Vortac LTJG R. P. Gordon
ejected
   
8th October 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader  146899
PP-896
VFP-63, DET-A
USS CORAL SEA

CVA-43
AAA. Vietnam. Lt. JG F. D. Litvin
ejected and recovered
  Martin-Baker Mk.5

   November   

9th November 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 149153 VF-53 El Toro Vortac, in US Cdr. Paul T. Gilchrist Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th November 1966
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150858
DB-???
VMF[AW]-235 AAA Vietnam Hon. Orson G. Swindle , III
POW
Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st November 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 150860 VF-124 NAS Miramar, in US ENS B. S. Foster   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   December     

14th December 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 149148
NM-408
VF-194
CVW‑5
USS Ticonderoga
CVA-1
4
SAM SA-2 about 10 miles north of the city of Qui Chau in Nghe An Province
Combat flight over North Vietnam.
LT Michael Thomas Newell
(KIA)
BNR
  Martin-Baker
  LINK - http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mtnewell.htm
                 
Triple Ejectee

23rd February 1965

USMC

F-8 Crusader

Capt. E.S.Kowalczyk

MB Mk5

01st July 1965

USMC

F-8 Crusader

Capt. E. S. Kowalcsyk

MB Mk5

14th August 1966

USMC

F-8 Crusader

Capt. E. S. Kowalczyk

MB Mk5

   

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