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Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
14th August 1956
Vought
 F8U‑1
Crusader
    engine failed at high altitude Test pilot John Konrad, the first man to fly an F-8 in March 1955, was forced to eject   Vought
30th January 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 141350 VX-3 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
6th June 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 141361  VF-32 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
24th June 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 141690 VF-32  in US Pilot ejected   Vought
24th July 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 141357 VX-3 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
30th July 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 142414 VF-32  in US Pilot ejected   Vought
15th August 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 143702 VF-154  in US Pilot ejected   Vought
5th September 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 143733 VX-3 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
12th September 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 141356 VF-32 in US Pilot ejected   Vought

20th September 1957

 


USN
F-8A Crusader 143700 VF-32  in US Pilot ejected   Vought

23rd September 1957

 


USN
F-8A Crusader 143704 VF-24 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
17th October1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 142413 VF-32  in US Pilot ejected   Vought
1st November 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 143736 VF-103 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
 6th November 1957
USN
F-8A Crusader 143721 VF-32 in US Pilot ejected   Vought
6th January 1958
USN
YF-8A Crusader 141343 NATC PAX. in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
7th January 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader 142415   in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
5th March 1958
USN
F-8A
F8U‑1
Crusader
 143801
NL 411
VF-154 from carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19) hydraulic failure during attempted landing on carrier. Crashed shortly after haltering. In Pacific off Ohau, HI, USA Pilot killed during ejected.   Vought
12th March 1958
USN
 F-8A Crusader  143744 VF-96 from carrier USS Midway (CVA-41)   Pilot ejected.   Vought
3rd April 1958
USN
 F-8A Crusader  144433 VF-24 U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
10th April 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143757 VF-32 from carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60)   Pilot ejected   Vought
30th April 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143779 VF-154 from carrier USS Hancock (CVA-19).   Pilot ejected   Vought
9th May 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143706 NAF China Lake in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
11th May 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  144455 VF-24 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
10th July 1958
USMC
F-8A Crusader  143765 VMF-334   Pilot ejected
First USMC ejection
(from this type of aircraft ??)
  Vought
16th July 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143712 VF-11 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
24th July 1958
USN
RF-8A
F8U‑1P
Crusader
 145605 VFP‑63 or VFP-154 from carrier USS Midway (CVA-41)   Pilot
ejected. First
 (F8U‑1P) crash ejection
  Vought
13th August 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  145332 VF-103 in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
18th August 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143717 VF-124 U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
4th September 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  145407 VF-194 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
25th September 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143747 VF-32 from carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
26th September 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143805 VF-24 from carrier USS Midway (CVA-41)   Pilot ejected   Vought
6th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143687 VF-NARF Norfolk  in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
17th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  143763 VF-32 in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
19th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  146364 VF-194  in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
20th November 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader  145340 VF-174  in U.S. Pilot ejected   Vought
20th December 1958
USN
F-8A Crusader 145341 VMF-334 in U.S Pilot ejected   Vought
9th January 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  144460 VF-103 , CVA-59, USS Forrestal unknown Pilot ejected   Vought
21st January 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  145376 VMF-334 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
20th February 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  143781 VF-174 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd March 1959
USN
 F-8A Crusader  144451 VF-211 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
3rd April 1959
USMC
F-8A Crusader  143761 VMF-334 Crashed in US     Vought
24th April 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  143769 VF-211 Crashed in US. Pilot ejected   Vought
29th April 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  144459 VF-196 , CVA-,61, USS Ranger unknown Pilot ejected   Vought
9th June 1959
USMC
RF-8A Crusader  145619 VMCJ-1 Crashed in US Pilot ejected Martin-Baker  
18th June 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  143820 NATC PAX Crashed in US Pilot ejected Vought  
30th June 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  145393 VF-194. Crashed in US Pilot ejected    
13th July 1959
USN
Crusader       ??? is this a mistake and one of the Cougar crew listed below   Vought
26th July 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  143696 H&MS-32 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
  OR IS THIS MISHAP  F8U‑1  DC  VMFA‑122, NC, USA, engine failed, pilot ejected safely
11th August 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  144440 VF-122 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
24th August 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  145465 NATC PAX. CVA-62, USS Independence unknown Pilot ejected   Vought
10th September 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  145414 VF-124 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
23rd September 1959
USN
F-8C Crusader  145556 VX-3 Crashed in US Pilot Ejected   Vought
7th October 1959
USN
RF-8A Crusader  145638 VAP-61, CVA-19, USS Hancock       Vought
30th October 1959
USN
RF-8A Crusader  146853 VFP-63 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
12th November 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  145373 VF-174 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
13th November 1959
USN
RF-8A Crusader  146840 VFP-62, CVA-42, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt unknown Pilot ejected   Vought
17th November 1959
USN
F-8C Crusader  145573 VF-84 Crashed in US Pilot ejected   Vought
21st December 1959
USN
F-8A Crusader  143798 VF-124 Crashed in US Pilot ejected OK   Vought
7th January 1960
USN
Crusader F-8C 145571 VF-84

CVA-62, USS Independence

Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
8th January 1960
USMC
Crusader F-8A 143745
WV
or WU
VMF-334
"Falcons"
Crashed in the US Pilot William C "Bill" Mirams ejected at about 250 feet, nose down.
[personal testimony - 7/April/2006]
  Vought Seat with recent mods. to improve performance
5th February 1960
USN
Crusader F-8C 146954 VMF-451 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th February 1960
USN
Crusader F-8A 144441 VF-124 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th March 1960
USN
Crusader F-8B  145500 VMF-232 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd March 1960
USN
Crusader RF-8A 146841 VFP-63, CVA-19, USS Hancock Crash area unknown Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker A5
29th March 1960
USN
Crusader  F8U-2 (F-8C)  145552 VF-84, CVA-62, USS Independence Bad Cat shot Pilot Doug Clower ejected

[ejected a second time 19th November 1967 and became POW]

  Martin-Baker
15th April 1960
USN
Crusader F-8C 146978 VF-84, CVA-19 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th May 1960
USN
Crusader F-8A 142411 VMF-312 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd June 1960
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145508 VMF-232 in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
7th June 1960
USN
F-8C Crusader  147039 NATC PAX in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
7th June 1960
USN
F-8B Crusader  145418 VF-154, CVA-43, USS Coral Sea Crash area unknown Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
13th June 1960
USMC
F-8B Crusader  145484 VMF-235 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
6th July 1960
USN
Crusader F-8C  147014   crashed in the US Lt (kg) C. D. Metzler ejected   Martin-Baker
6th July 1960
USMC
Cougar       1st Lt. H. G. Haffner ejected   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. D. B. Grimes ejected   Martin-Baker
10th July 1960
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146842  VFP-62, CVA-42, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd August 1960
USMC
Crusader F-8A  145405 VMF-334 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
4th August 1960
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146868 VFP-62, CVA-42, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th August 1960
USN
Crusader F-8A  143741 VF-124 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
26th August 1960
USMC
Crusader F-8A  145355 VMF-334 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
6th October 1960
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146872 VFP-62. CVA-60   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
10th October 1960
USN
Crusader F-8C  147019 VF-194 Crashed in the US Cdr. C. E. Rich ejected   Martin-Baker
11th October 1960
USN
Crusader F-8A  143740 VF-174 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th November 1960
USN
Crusader F-8A  145374 VF-211
CVA-16
Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
21st November 1960
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146900 VFP-63 operational accident. Crashed in the US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
26th November 1960
USN
Crusader F-8B  145496 VF-32. CVA-60   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
1st December 1960
USN
Crusader RF-8A  145630 VFP-62, CVA-60   Pilot ejected    
2nd December 1960
USN
Crusader F-8C  146958 VMF-333 Crashed in the US Pilot ejected    
3rd January 1961
USN
Crusader YF-8C  147040 NATC PAX in US Pilot ejected   Vought
11th January 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145447 VMF-312 in Japan Pilot ejected   Vought
11th January 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  147017 VF-103, CVA-59   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
1st February 1961
USN
Crusader F-8A  145366 VF-51  in US Lt. Cdr. A. C. O'Neal ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd February 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  146923 VF-103, CVA-59   Pilot ejected    
23rd February 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  146988 VF-124  in US Pilot ejected    
27th April 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145428 VMF-312, CVA-41, USS Midway   Pilot ejected   Vought ?
28th April 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8A  145377 VMF-333  in US Pilot ejected   Vought ?
1st May 1961
USN
Crusader F-8B  145452 VF-154 in Philippine Islands Pilot ejected    
1st May 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145427 VMF-312,
CVA-43,
USS Coral Sea
  Pilot ejected    
6th May 1961
USN
Crusader F-8B  145424 VF-124 in US. Ensign P.D.Farley ejected   Martin-Baker
8th May 1961
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Cdr. P.Montilardi   Martin-Baker
22nd May 1961
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146839 VFP-62, CVA-42, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
12th June 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  147003 VF-124 in US     Martin-Baker
22nd June 1961
USN
F-8 Crusader       Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
29th June 1961
USN
F-8 Crusader       Cdr. C.M. Cruse ejected.   Martin-Baker
17th August 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  145570 VF-194  in Hawaii. Lt. N-J.Corica   Martin-Baker
26th August 1961
USN
Crusader F-8A  143708 VF-211 in US Pilot ejected    
30th  August 1961
USN
Crusader RF-8A  145618 VFP-62  in US. Lt. (jg) ?? ejected    
9th September 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  146982 VF-124 in US Lt. W. H. Juvonen   Martin-Baker
19th September 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  145578 VF-194
CVA-61
USS Ranger
  Pilot ejected    
20th September 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8C  146912 VMF-323 in US. Capt. L H.Holmes   Martin-Baker
6th October 1961
USN
 RF-8A Crusader  needed VFP-62 After the pilot's ejection the
aircraft continued in flight for over one hour and had to be brought down over the water by
a Sidewinder missile fired from another fighter
Pilot ejected.

 

  Martin-Baker
16th October 1961
USMC
F-8C Crusader  147033 VMF-333 in US. 1st Lt. James E. Strawn ejected at high speed   Martin-Baker
16th October 1961
USN
Crusader F-8A   144452 VF-211  in US. Lt (jg) W M Boardmen  ejected   Martin-Baker
17th October 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8C    16949 VMF-334 in US. Major R. B.Haines ejected   Martin-Baker
21st October 1961
USN
Crusader F8U-1   145375
AB 212
VF-11, CVA-42, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt   Lt. Kryway ejected after he directed the aircraft off the deck due to fire
caused by heavy landing
broke wheel strut. Famous sequence of photographs [by photographer mate L. J. Cera]
  Martin-Baker
23rd October 1961
USN
Crusader F-8A  143794 VF-191 in Japan. Lt. C. D. Metzler ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd November 1961
USN
Crusader F-8C  146926 VF-194  in Japan Lt. (jg) R. L. Martin    Martin-Baker
2nd November 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8A  147024 VMF-333 in US 1st Lt. J. P. MacDonald    Martin-Baker
12th November 1961
USN
Crusader F-8D  148653 VF-154, CVA-43, USS Coral Sea ??? Lt. (jg) J. J. James   Martin-Baker
15th November 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8C  146922 VMF-333 in Hawaii 1st LT C. W. Vogt    
30th November 1961
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146850 VFP-63  in US L. K. Dalrymple   Martin-Baker
30th November 1961
USN
F-8 Crusader       Pilot ejected
[Is this a duplicate of the above loss ???]
   
4th December 1961
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145448 VMF-312 in Japan Capt. A. L Frucci   Martin-Baker
10th December 1961
USN
Crusader F-8D  147915 VF-32, CVA-60   Pilot ejected   Vought ??
15th December 1961
USN
Crusader F-8D  147900 VF-174  in US Pilot ejected   Vought ??
25th January 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  144442 VF-124 in US     Martin-Baker
25th January 1962
USMC 
F-8 Crusader       1st Lt. H. M. Spann
[is this the Crusader loss above ?]
  Martin-Baker
8th February 1962
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145493 VMF-232
CVA-19
  I.Lt. D. G. Doherty   Martin-Baker
16th February 1962
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146887 VFP-62, CVAN- 65   Lt. H. H. Love   Martin-Baker
27th February 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  145396 VF-124 , CVA- collided during join up in US Lt.(jg) R. G. Bengston   Martin-Baker
27th February 1962
USMC
Crusader F-8A  ????   collided during join up in US 1st Lt. C. P Jackson ???   Martin-Baker
5th March 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  145388 VC-4  in US Lt. (jg) T. H. Godber   Martin-Baker
8th March 1962
USN
Crusader F-8C  146906 VF-103 in US Cdr. A. E. Westmoreland ejected   Martin-Baker
9th March 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  145403 VF-191 in US Lt. Cdr. J. L. Snyder   Martin-Baker
26th March 1962
USN
Crusader F-8C  146962 VMF-334
CVA-34
 in US. Lt. B. J. Bertram   Martin-Baker
28th March 1962
USMC
Crusader RF-8A  146822 VMCJ-2 in US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd April 1962
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146857 VFP-63  in US Lt. (jg) S. W. Betts   Martin-Baker
13th April 1962
USMC
Crusader RF-8A  146875 VMCJ-3 in US Col. H Williams   Martin-Baker
21st April 1962
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145485 VMF-122 in US     Martin-Baker
24th April 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  143709   in US     Martin-Baker
28th April 1962
USN
Demon       Lt. (jg) G. H. Freeborn     Martin-Baker
30th April 1962
USN
Crusader F-8D

[F8U‑2N]

 148683

AE 2

 VF‑132, CVA-64

      Caribbean, damaged in night bolter

Cdr. G. C.Watkins ejected immediately and was picked up by destroyer

  Martin-Baker
7th May 1962
USN
F-8 Crusader  145567 VF-194 in US Lt. jg. O. Burgdorf   Martin-Baker
8th May 1962
USN
F-8C Crusader  147013 VF-24 CVA-41 Lt. jg. Bary E. Kunkel   Martin-Baker
22nd May 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  145375 VF-62 in US     Martin-Baker
14th June 1962
USMC
Crusader       Wg. Cdr. J. G. Matthews   Martin-Baker
22nd June 1962
USN
F-8B Crusader  145541 VMF-312 Ejection in US Major L. A. Seipp ejected   Martin-Baker
26th June 1962
USN
F-8A Crusader  143705 VC-4. Ejection in US Lt. G. E.Custer   Martin-Baker
1st July 1962
USN
Crusader F-8D  149188 VF-33, CVAN-65       Martin-Baker
1st July 1962
USMC
Crusader F-8C  146964 VMF-334 in US     Martin-Baker
4th July 1962
USN
Crusader F-8C  146967 VF-174 in US Lt. jg R. N. Super   Martin-Baker
7th July 1962
USN
RF-8A Crusader  145644 VFP-62  in US     Martin-Baker
10th July 1962
USN
F-8C Crusader  146946 VMF-174  in US     Martin-Baker
11th July 1962
USMC 
F-8B Crusader  145522 VMF-232 in Philippine Islands 1st Lt. N. R. Driscoll   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. M. M. Bomis   Martin-Baker
14th August 1962
USN
Crusader F-8C  146934 VF-84, CVA-62   Lt. (jg) H.E.Shephard   Martin-Baker
25th August 1962
USN
Crusader F-8B  145517 VF-62 in US Cdr. I. G. Brozo   Martin-Baker
14th September 1962
USMC
Crusader F-8D  148685 VMF-235 in US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1962
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. G.K.Webb   Martin-Baker
15th October 1962
USMC
Crusader F-8C  145591 VMF-333  in Puerto Rico 2.Lt. T. D. Carroll   Martin-Baker
16th October 1962
USN
Crusader RF8U  145604 DET65 VFP-62
CVAN65 Enterprise
in US Lt Cmdr W. Newby Kelt Martin-Baker
17th October 1962
USN
Crusader F-8C  145586 VF-174 in US Lt. J. F. Ruchala or Lt. (jg) C. K. Dosch   Martin-Baker
17th October 1962
USN
Crusader F-8D  149156 VF-11, CVA-42   Lt. J. F. Ruchala or Lt. (jg) C. K. Dosch   Martin-Baker
7th November 1962
USN
Crusader RF-8A  146829 VFP-62 in US Lt. McDonell   Martin-Baker
15th November 1962
USN
Crusader F-8A  143728 VF-124 in US Lt. Cdr. J.F.SuWwan   Martin-Baker
4th December 1962
USMC 
Crusader F-8C  146914 VMF-334 in US Lt. Col. W. Panchison   Martin-Baker
11th December 1962
USN
Crusader F-8D  149144 VF-11, CVA-42   Lt. Cdr. F.G.Fellowes   Martin-Baker
5th January 1963
USMC
Crusader F-8B  145434 VMF-312 in US 1.Lt. W.D.Bethen ejected    
24th January 1963
USN
Crusader F-8B  145480 VMF-251   Major K. C. Palmer ejected    
25th January 1963
USN
Crusader F-8D  147066 VF-124, CVA-19   LTW.S.Fields ejected    
15th February 1963
USN
Crusader RF-8A  145640 VFP-63, CVA-43   Pilot ejected    
25th March 1963
USMC
F-8D Crusader  148655 VMF-451 in US Pilot Capt. D.E.Cathcart ejected    
26th March 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader  146862 VFP-62 in US Pilot ??? ejected    
                 
16th April 1963
USN
RF8U Crusader 146894 VFP-62,
CVAN-65
USS Enterprise
  Lt W. Newby Kelt  
14th May 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 145563   VF-194, CVA-61 Lt. JG B. N. Walker   Martin-Baker
16th May 1963
USN
F-8B Crusader 145537   VF-62, CVA-38 Lt. JG J. S. Emerson   Martin-Baker
11th June 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 146930 VF-124 in US Lt. (jg) F. H. Harrington   Martin-Baker
13th June 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146832 VFP-63 in US Lt. D.R.Morris

which aircraft

other pilot ???

  Martin-Baker
15th June 1963
USN
F-8E Crusader 149183 VF-124  in US   Martin-Baker
18th June 1963
USMC
 F‑8E Crusader 149200
WS
VMA(AW)‑323 Fuel cell overfilled during refueling and caught fire. Crashed into Pacific Maj Tooker ejected through a sheet of flames. safely moments before the
aircraft exploded.
  Martin-Baker
19th June 1963
USMC
F‑8E Crusader 150298
WS
VMA(AW)‑323 Fuel cell overfilled during refueling and caught fire. Crashed into Pacific pilot believed to be 1Lt. Cliff Judkins, III was unable to eject due to a seat failure, so he was forced to bail out at 220 knots, . His parachute, however, failed to open, and Judkins fell 10,000 feet
into the ocean. Incredibly, he survived, with moderate injuries to his face,
pelvis, and ankles.
He was picked up in a little over 2 hours.
   
20th June 1963
USN
F-8A Crusader 143692 VF-174 in US     Martin-Baker
20th June 1963
Fr N
F-8 Crusader     IS THIS THE ABOVE AIRCRAFT FLOWN BY AN EXCHANGE PILOT ???? ENS J.P.Robillarq    Martin-Baker
30th July 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 146977 VF-124  in US Lt. Cdr. D. L. Whitman   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader  145597 VF-103 in US Lt. G. F. Talken ejected   Martin-Baker
5th August 1963
USN
F-8E Crusader  150312 VF174  in US Lt. T. R. Swartz   Martin-Baker
26th August 1963
USN
F-8A Crusader  143729 VC-10 in US Lt. JG D. H. Beyer   Martin-Baker
28th August 1963
USN
RF-8A  Crusader  144610 VFP-62 Lost in a operational accident  in US Lt. JG T. V. Hallcom  ejected

 

 
Martin-Baker
3rd September 1963
USMC
F-8 Crusader       Capt. M. J. Hanley   Martin-Baker
20th September 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 147008 VF-194 in US Lt. Kiper ejected   Martin-Baker
9th October 1963
USN
F-8D Crusader 148674 VF-32,CVA-60   Lt. Cdr. A. D. Williams    Martin-Baker
10th October 1963
USN
F-8E Crusader 150338 VF-62, CVA-38   Lt. Cdr. H. L. Terry   Martin-Baker
17th October 1963
USN
F-8A Crusader 143787 VF-162, CVA-34   Lt. JG J. P. Humbert   Martin-Baker
21st or 22nd October 1963
CONFIRMATION

USN
RF-8A Crusader 144621 NARF NO ISL in US Lt. J. J. Adams   Martin-Baker
29th October 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader 144622 VFP-63, [C?]VA-14   Lt. D. B. Fickenscher Note
previous  loss!
Martin-Baker
6th November 1963
USN
F-8D Crusader 148676 VF-154, CVA-43   Lt. K. J. J. Jackson ejected   Martin-Baker
7th November 1963
USN
F-8C Crusader 145547 VF-124 in US ENS J. R. Andrews   Martin-Baker
13th November 1963
USN
RF-8A Crusader 14683
AJ 902
VFP‑62 in US  off the US east coast. pilot Lt. JG J. M. Baucom ejected safely Martin-Baker
26th November 1963
USMC
F-8B Crusader 145461 VMF-251 in US 1.Lt. W. A. James  ejected   Martin-Baker
13th December 1963
USN
Crusader F-8C
NJ
 145577 VF-124  in US.over the desert, CA Lt (jg) E. J.Chancy ejected

 

 
 
19th February 1964
USN
F-8 Crusader  146869     LtCdr. John M. McCall ejected to low and was killed. He was not recovered

 

 
 
25th February 1964
USMC
F-8B Crusader  145501 VMF-232 in Hawaii 2nd Lt. D. L. Dummond ejected   Martin-Baker
4th March 1964 USMC F-8 Crusader       Lt. J. T. Gunn ejected   Martin-Baker
15th March 1964 USN RF-8A Crusader  144439 VC-1 in Hawaii Lt. Cdr. J. L. Berry ejected   Martin-Baker
17th March 1964 USN F-8 Crusader       Lt. S. J. Thomas ejected   Martin-Baker
1st April 1964 USN F-8A Crusader 143725 VC-2 in US Lt(jg) A. D. Jenkins ejected   Martin-Baker
5th April 1964
About 17:30
USMC F-8U Crusader     Returning from Kadena AB, Okinawa Prefecture, to Atsugi AB, Kanagawa Prefecture crashed in shopping area2 Choume, Haramachida, Machida City, Toukyou Capt. R. L. Brown ejected   Martin-Baker
11th April 1964 Chance Vought F-8 Crusader       Test Pilot Mr. R. E. Rostine ejected   Martin-Baker
17th April 1964 USMC F-8C Crusader 146959 VMF-333 Location not known Ejected   Martin-Baker or Vought
23rd April 1964 USN F-8E Crusader 149160 VF-124 in US Ens. P. V. Vampatella ejected
[see book in file for biography]
Martin-Baker
21st May 1964 USMC F-8B Crusader 145506 VMF-232 in Hawaii 2nd Lt. F. C. Gardner ejected   Martin-Baker
6th June 1964
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146823
PP-
probably assigned to VPF-63 or an airborne early warning squadron VAW-111/CVA-63

VFP-63, Det C, Kittyhawk

AAA Ejection in Vietnam War. This was the first combat loss of the Crusader. at Nong Pet, N of Xiangkohang, over Loas Capt Charles Frederic  Klussmann ejected and captured and later escaped Martin-Baker
7th June 1964
USN
F-8D Crusader
NH-110
147064 VF-111
USS KITTY HAWK
shot down, Ground fire 35 M S of Xiangkohang, Laos, CDR Doyle Wilmer Lynn ejected safely, survived
escued next day
  Martin-Baker
8th June 1964 USN F-8E Crusader  150314 VF-174 in US Lt. R. H. Brown ejected    
10th June 1964 USN F-8D Crusader  148669 VF-32 in US Lt(jg) L. M. Nelson ejected    
19th June 1964 USN F-8C Crusader  145581 VF-194 in US Lt. B. C. Morehouse ejected    
22nd June 1964 USN F-8E Crusader  150847 VF-53
CVA-14
  Lt(jg) D. L. Bourland ejected    
14th July 1964 USN F-8E Crusader  149206 VF-174 in US Lt. Cdr. A. L. Alexandar ejected    
24th July 1964   F-8A Crusader 145334 VC-4 in US Lt(jg) G. L. Lawrence ejected    
                 
5th August 1964
USN
F-8E 150319
NM-
VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
Engine failure.

Location not known.

LT W D Storey ejected    
13th August 1964 USMC F-8B Crusader 145504 VF-232 in Hawaii Capt. J. M. Moriarty ejected    
24th August 1964 USN F-8C Crusader 145585 VC-4 in US Ens. S. W. Hauck ejected    
31st August 1964 USMC F-8E Crusader 150285 VF-235 in US Capt. D. E. Downing ejected    
8th September 1964   F-8C Crusader 146935
NM-4
VF-194
CVA-31 USS Bonhomme Richard

Engine trouble. Crashed at the Tateno Metal Factory in Kamisouyagi, Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Ground casualties

     
17th September 1964   F-8D Crusader 148641 VF-174   _Ejected    
21st September 1964   F-8E Crusader 149135 VF-162
CVA-34
  Lt(jg) R. A. Bengston ejected    
24th September 1964   RF-8A Crusader 143749 NATC PAX in US Ejected    
26th September 1964 USMC F-8E Crusader 150886 VMF-312 in US Capt. J. T. Smith ejected    
9th October 1964 USN F-8D Crusader  148629 VF-32 in US Lt. R. N. Fitzgerald ejected    
14th October 1964 USN F-8E Crusader  150856 VF-124 / CVA-34   Ens. C. W. Glasscock ejected    
16th October 1964 USN F-8E Crusader  150929 V62 / CV A-62   Lt(jg) L. K. Clark ejected    
1st November 1964
USN
F-8E 149141
NF-
VF-53
USS TICONDEROGA
Crashed into the sea after launch Unknown (KIA)    
??  November 1964
USN
RF-8A 146879
PP-
VFP-63 DET-F
USS CONSTELLATION
Collided with A-4C (149570) of VA-146 CAPT Darl Russell Bloom USMC
(KIA)
  DID HE EJECT ?
12th November 1964 USMC F-8E Crusader 149224 VMF-122 in Philippines Lt. R. D. Marshall ejected    
8th December 1964 USN F-8A Crusader  145333 VC-5 in Japan Lt(jg) W. C. C. Clark ejected   Martin-Baker
11th December 1964 USMC RF-8A Crusader  146888 VMCJ-1 in US Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
30th December 1964 USMC F-8B Crusader  145440 VMF-232 in Hawaii Lt. A. R. Atkinson ejected   Martin-Baker

Two RF-8s listed that can not be RF-8s. The first is 144439 of VC-1 Hawaii 3/17/1964, pilot Berry.

The second is 143749 NATC/PAX 9/24/1964.

The lowest Bureau No. for the RF-8, other than the prototype which was 141363, was 144607.

 The lower numbers were fighters most likely.

 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 in USA - first incident involving Naval Air Reserve Crusader LT T. D. Johnson ejected   Martin-Baker
13th January 1965   F-8C

147011
NP-

VF-24
USS HANCOCK
Crashed into the sea failure landing the HANCOCK LTJG Tom Irwin    
13th January 1965
USMC
F-8B Crusader 145467 VMF-251 in USA 2nd Lt. D. R. Slayden ejected   Martin-Baker
18th January 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 145346 VC-8 Puerto Rico LT. R. G. Snow ejected   Martin-Baker

 February 

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
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

1965/3/26

 

F-8D

148644

NL-400

VF-154
USS CORAL SEA

AAA

LT C E Wangeman (SURVIVED)

 

1965/3/29

 

F-8D

148642

NL-407

VF-154
USS CORAL SEA

AAA

CDR William N Donnelly (SURVIVED)

 

1965/3/29

 

F-8D

148668

NL-408

VF-154
USS CORAL SEA

Ground fire

LCDR Kenneth Edward Hume (KIA)

 
1st March 1965
USN 
F-8E Crusader 150928 VF-162 / CVA-34   Lt (jg)  R. A.Bengston ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D 62-4260 67 TFS / 18 TFW hit by 37/57 mm AAA nr Muang Xepon, Laos Major George W. Panas ejected and was recovered   Republic
2nd March 1965
USAF
F-105D 61-0214 67 TFS / 18 TFW hit by 37mm AAA nr Xom Bong military staging area, North Vietnam Captain Robert V. Baird ejected and was recovered   Republic
8th March 1965
USMC
F-8D Crusader 148690 VMF(AW)-451   Capt. G. A. Davis ejected   Martin-Baker
8th March 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145612 VMCJ-2 in USA 1.Lt. J. W. Maples ejected   Martin-Baker
26th March 1965
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 VFA-154

USS Coral Sea

AAA

North Vietnam

Cdr. W. N. Donnelly ejected - rescued   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

 May

1965/5/8

 

F-8D

148637

NE-

VF-111
USS MIDWAY

Ground fire

CDR James David La Haya (KIA)
CO of VF-111

 

1965/5/8

 

RF-8A

145620

PP-

VFP-63 DET-A
USS MIDWAY

Ground fire

LTJG W B Wilson (SURVIVED)

 

1965/5/9

 

F-8D

148673

NL-413

VF-154
USS CORAL SEA

Ground fire

LT David Allen Kardell (KIA)

 

1965/5/16

 

F-8E

150931

AH-

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

 

 

 

1965/5/27

 

F-8D

148706

NE-

VF-111
USS MIDWAY

Ground fire

CDR Doyle Wilmer Lynn CO (KIA)

 
3rd May 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146833 VMCJ-2 in USA Capt. R. B. Goodman ejected   Martin-Baker
8th May 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145628

PP 9??

VFP-63 / CVA 41 AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg)  W. B. Wilson ejected   Martin-Baker
10th May 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 147913 VC-10 in USA Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th May 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150992 VF-174 in USA Lt. J. B. Best ejected   Martin-Baker
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

1965/6/1

 

RF-8A

146852

PP-

VFP-63 DET-E
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LCDR Frederick Peter Crosby (KIA)

 

1965/6/1

 

RF-8A

146881

PP-

VFP-63 DET-A
USS MIDWAY

Ground fire

LTJG M R Fields (SURVIVED)

 

1965/6/30

 

F-8E

150657

NM-

VF-194
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Ground fire

LCDR R E Weedon (SURVIVED)

 
1st June 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146881

PP 9??

VFP-63 / CVA-41 USS Midway AAA. North Vietnam Lt. M. R. Fields ejected   Martin Baker
22nd June 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146878 VFP-63 in USA Ens J. S. Ballard ejected   Martin Baker
22nd June 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader     Vietnam Lt. Cdr.  R. E. Wheedon ejected   Martin Baker
30th June 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150657 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

1965/7/29

 

F-8E

150337

NM-102

VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Small arms fire

LTJG Edward Dean Brown (KIA)

 
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. D. K. Johnson ejected   Martin-Baker

 August 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1965/8/12

 

F-8D

147911

NE-

VF-111
USS MIDWAY

AAA

LTJG Gene Raymond Gollahon (KIA)

 

1965/8/13

 

RF-8A

146849

PP-920

VFP-63 DET-D
USS CORAL SEA

AAA

MAJ P A Manning USMC (SURVIVED)

 

1965/8/22

 

RF-8A

146884

RM-14

VMCJ-1

Undercarriage malfuncioned after taking off from DaNang

1LT J Dodson (SURVIVED)

 

1965/8/29

 

RF-8A

146828

PP-919

VFP-63 DET-G
USS ORISKANY

Ground fire

LT Henry Sterling McWhorter (KIA)

 
2nd August 1965
USMC
F-8A Crusader 145328 NAS Dallas Marine Base ? Maj.  S. J. Dolan ejected   Martin-Baker
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
F-8D Crusader 148671 VMF(AW)-451 / VCA-59 ? Lt. COL R. N. Smith ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd August 1965
USMC
RF-8A Crusader 146884 VMCJ-1 non combat - Vietnam 1/Lt. J. Dodson ejected   Martin-Baker
29th August 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146828

PP 919

Det. G VPF-63 / USS Oriskany 25 miles northwest of Vinh Lt. Henry S. McWhorter possible ejected   Martin-Baker

 September 

1965/9/7

 

RF-8A

146826

PP-992

VFP-63 DET-D
USS CORAL SEA

Shot down?

LTJG Charles Bernard Goodwin (KIA)

 

1965/9/8

 

RF-8A

146825

PP-918

VFP-63 DET-G
USS ORISKANY

AAA

LTJG Robert David Rudolph (KIA)

 

1965/9/12

 

F-8E

150331

NM-

VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Accident

LTJG Gerald Green (KIA)

 

1965/9/24

 

F-8E

150668

NM-

VF-194
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Flew into the water after catapult launched

LTJG Geoffrey Holmes Osborn (KIA)

 

1965/9/25

 

F-8E

149168

NM-

VF-194
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Crashed when landing on the carrier

LTJG D C Duffy (SURVIVED)

 
18th September 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader       Cdr.  J. R. Foster ejected   Martin-Baker
19th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150309 VF-13 / CVA-38 ? Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
20th September 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151115

AG 313

 VA-72 /CVA-19 USS Hancock AAA, North Vietnam Lt. (jg) J. R. Harris ejected   Douglas
25th September 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 149168 VF-194 / CVA-31 non combat - Vietnam Lt. (jg)  D. C. Duffy ejected   Martin-Baker
29th September 1965
French N.
F-8E(FN) Crusader No. 28 ? ? Lt. V. Imbert ejected   Martin-Baker

 October

1965/10/5

 

F-8E

150848

AH-227

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

SAM

LTJG Richard F Adams (SURVIVED)

 

1965/10/8

 

RF-8A

145617

PP-

VFP-63 DET-D
USS CORAL SEA

Control system failure

LT M E Dunne (SURVIVED)

 

1965/10/14

 

F-8D

147899

NL-406

VF-154
USS CORAL SEA

Small arms fire

LT Jack A Terhune (SURVIVED)

 

1965/10/17

 

F-8E

149198

WD-105

VMF(AW)-212
USS ORISKANY

Hit the carrier ramp during a night approach

Unknown (SURVIVED)

 

1965/10/27

 

F-8E

150655

NM-105

VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

SAM

LT Dennis Anthony Moore (POW)

 
5th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150848 VF-162 / CV-34 USS Oriskany Vietnam Lt. (jg)  Richard F. Adams ejected   Martin-Baker
8th October 1965
USN
RF-8A Crusader 145617 VFP-63

USS Coral Sea

non combat - Vietnam Lt. M. E. Dunne ejected   Martin-Baker
11th October 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 147899 VF-154 / CVA-43 hit by AAA - North Vietnam Lt. J. Terhune ejected   Martin-Baker
17th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 149198 VMFA(AW)-212 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany non combat Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
27th October 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150655 VF-191, CVA-31 Bon Homme Richard hit by AAA or SAM - North Vietnam  Lt. Dennis A. Moore ejected (POW) Martin-Baker

 November 

1965/11/3

 

F-8D

148635

NE-457

VF-111
USS MIDWAY

Control system failure

Unkown (SURVIVED)

 

1965/11/5

 

F-8E

150665

WD-106

VMF(AW)-212
USS ORISKANY

57mm shell

CAPT Harlan P Chapman (POW)

 

1965/11/17

 

F-8E

150308

NM-402

VF-194
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Ground fire

CDR Robert S Chew (SURVIVED)
CO of VF-194

 

1965/11/17

 

F-8E

150675

WD-103

VMF(AW)-212
USS ORISKANY

37mm AAA

CAPT Ross C Chaimson (SURVIVED)

 

1965/11/17

 

F-8E

150875

WD-

VMF(AW)-212
USS ORISKANY

Hit the Oriskany ramp when it was landing

1LT G E Peil (SURVIVED)

 

1965/11/18

 

F-8E

150332

NM-108

VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LTJG W D Sharp (SURVIVED)

 

1965/11/28

 

F-8E

150327

NM-104

VF-191
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

CDR Howard Elmer Rutledge (POW)
CO of VF-191

 

1965/11/28

 

F-8E

150854

NM-411

VF-194
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Ground fire

LT Frank H Harrington (SURVIVED)

 

1965/11/30

 

F-8E

149176

NF-

VF-53
USS TICONDEROGA

Failed landing on carrier and F-8 went over the sea

LTJG Stephen Gould Richardson (KIA)

 
2nd November 1965
French N
F-8E (FN) Crusader       Capt. Fille-Lambie ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150893 VF-124 in USA Ens P. R. Laberge ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd November 1965
USN
F-8D Crusader 148635 VF-111 / CVA-41 USS Midway non combat Pilot ejected   Martin Baker
5th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader

WD 106

150665 VMF(AW) - 212 / CVA-34 USS Oriskany struck by ground fire VN Capt. Harlan P. Chapman ejected (POW) Martin-Baker
7th November 1965
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Nease ejected   Martin-Baker
7th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 149191 VMF(AW) - 212 in USA Lt. Rothgaber ejected   Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150308 VF-191 / CVA-31 hit by AAA - North Vietnam - Cdr.  R. S. Chew ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin, recovered by helicopter - returned to Da Nang   Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader

WD 103

150675 VMF(AW) - 212 /  CVA-34 USS Oriskany hit by AAA - North Vietnam - then flame out Captain R. C. Chaimson ejected   Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150875 VMF(AW) - 212 /  CVA-34 USS Oriskany  details unclear 1/Lt. G. E. Peil ejected in sight of Bon Homme   Richard, recovered by helicopter   Martin-Baker
17th November 1965
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151083

AH 350

VA-163 /  CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA, North Vietnam Lt. Cdr. Roy H.Bowling ejected   Douglas
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 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 150327 VF-191, CVA-31 Bon Homme Richard hit by AAA - North Vietnam Cdr.  Howard  E. Rutledge ejected (POW) Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150327 VF-191 /       Martin-Baker
28th November 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150854 VF-194 / CVA-31 hit by AAA - North Vietnam Lt. (jg)  F. H. Harrington   Martin-Baker

 December 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st December 1965
USN
Skyray       Lt. R. S. McAfee ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd December 1965
USN
F-4B Phantom 149468 VF-96 / CVAN-65 USS Enterprise non combat, Vietnam Lt. (jg)  R. J. Miller ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg)  G. F. Martin ejected   Martin-Baker
21st December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150313 VF-174 in USA Ens E. K. Andrews ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
24th December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150891 VF-211 / CVA-19 ? Cdr.  P. H. Spear ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th December 1965
USN
F-8E Crusader 150843 VF-53 / CVA-19 ? Lt. (jg)  W. S. Brougher ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5

1965/12/24

 

F-8E

150891

NP-

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

 

SURVIVED

 

1965/12/26

 

F-8E

150843

NF-

VF-53
USS TICONDEROGA

 

SURVIVED

 

   January  

1966/1/16

 

F-8C

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     Martin-Baker Mk.5  

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

1966/2/2

 

F-8E

149142

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

Small arms fire

CAPT R I Harris (SURVIVED)

 
2nd February 1966
USMC
Crusader F-8E  149142 VMF[AW]-235, MAG-11, Da Nang ground fire near Quang Ngai, feet wet An Tho Captain R. J. Harris ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th February 1966
USN
 F-8C Crusader  146932 VC-2 in US     Martin-Baker
10th February 1966
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. (jg)  J. H. Morgan   Martin-Baker

   March

1966/3/25

 

F-8E

150673

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

Ground fire

1LT John Brooks Sherman (KIA)

 
11th March 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E  150846 VF-13 in Puerto Rico Lt. Cdr. R. W. Moore ejected   Martin-Baker
30th March 1966
USN
Crusader F-8C  145561 NATC PAX in US Lt. E. W. Clexton   Martin-Baker

 April  

1966/4/3

 

F-8C

146919

NP-450

VF-24
USS HANCOCK

AAA

LT Richard Lee Laws (KIA)

 

1966/4/9

 

RF-8A

144611

PP-908

VFP-63 DET-L
USS HANCOCK

AAA

KIA

 

1966/4/14

 

F-8E

149179

NF-

VF-51
USS TICONDEROGA

Struck the ramp of the Ticonderoga

ENS G W Riese (SURVIVED)

 

1966/4/19

 

F-8E

150853

NF-2XX

VF-53
USS TICONDEROGA

AAA

CDR R A Mohrpardt (SURVIVED)

 

1966/4/19

 

RF-8A

146843

PP-937

VFP-63 DET-B
USS TICONDEROGA

AAA

SURVIVED

 

1966/4/29

 

F-8E

150867

NP-111

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

Collided with Karst rock jutting near the target

LTJG Thomas Edward Brown (KIA)

 
4th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E  149208 VF-124. in US Lt. JG W. K ??? ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th April 1966
USN
F-8C Crusader  146957 VC-2 in US Lt. Cdr. M. R. Defeo   Martin-Baker Mk.5]
6th April 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150296 VF-111, CVA34   Lt. Cdr. N. S.Levy   Martin-Baker
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 VFP-63, USS Hancock AAA Lt. (jg) Thomas Gavin Walster ejected but drowned   Martin-Baker
14th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149179 VF-51, CVA-14, USS Ticonderoga Non combat, struck ramp on landing Ensign G. W. Riese ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150853 VF-53, CVA-14 AAA Cdr. R. F. Mohrpardt   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th April 1966
USN
Crusader RF-8A 146843 VFP-63 AAA Lt. Ron F.  F. Ball   Martin-Baker Mk.5
20th April 1966
USAF
F-105D 60-0442 421st TFS, 388th TFW, Korat AAA over Laos Captain J. B. Abernathy ejected    
28th April 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149161 VF-124 in US Pilot ejected ????   Martin-Baker Mk.5
29th April 1966
USN
F-8 Crusader       Capt. W. Abbott ejected    

 May  

1966/5/2

 

F-8E

149169

NP-100

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

Hydraulic failure

LT Eugene J Chancy (SURVIVED)

 

1966/5/5

 

RF-8A

146831

PP-908

VFP-63 DET-L
USS HANCOCK

37mm AAA

LT John Heilig (POW)

 

1966/5/23

 

F-8E

150901

NP-102

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

AAA

SURVIVED

 
2nd May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149169 VF-211, CVA-19. Vietnam. AAA Lt. Eugene Chauncey ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th May 1966
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146831 VFP-63, Det L, CVA-19 USS Hancock Vietnam. AAA Lt. John Hellig ejected - POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
20th May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8B 145495 NAF Washington DC Reserves       Martin-Baker Mk.5
23rd May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150901 VF-211, CVA-19 Vietnam. AAA Lt. L. S. Miller ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
27th May 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 149181 VMF[AW]-232  in Hawaii. 1.Lt. A. G. Graham ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   June    

1966/6/21

 

F-8E

149152

NP-100

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

MiG-17

LCDR Cole Black (POW)
XO of VF-211

 

1966/6/21

 

RF-8A

146830

PP-909

VFP-63 DET-L
USS HANCOCK

AAA

LT Leonard Corbett Eastman (POW)

 
1st June 1966
USN 
Cougar       ENS J. D. Baker   Martin-Baker
20th June 1966
USN
Crusader F-8C 145569 NAS Atlanta Reserves   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
20th June 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150334 VF-124 in US Lt. JG F. E. Zerlaut   Martin-Baker
21st June 1966
USN
RF-8A Crusader 146830 VFP-63, Det L, CVA-19, USS Hancock AAA VN Lt. Leonard Corbett Eastman ejected -POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st June 1966 USN F-8E Crusader 149152 VF-211, CVA-19, USS Hancock Shot down by
MiG-17
VN
Lt. (jg) Cole Black ejected - POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
29th June 1966
USN
Crusader F-8E 150892 VX-4 in US Lt. J. R. Dobbins ??   Martin-Baker

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

1966/7/12

 

F-8E

150902

AH-203

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

Small arms fire

LTJG Richard F Adams (SURVIVED)

 

1966/7/14

 

F-8E

150908

AH-202

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

Hit by MiG-17 cannon fire and ran out of fuel during divert to DaNang

CDR Richard M Bellinger (SURVIVED)

 

1966/7/19

 

F-8E

150919

AH-210

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

SAM

LT Terry Arden Dennison (KIA)

 
11th July 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150902 VF-162, CVA-34 Vietnam. AAA     Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th July 1966
USN
F-8D Crusader  147910 VF-174 US Lt. JG R. F. Adams
could be pilot of the above aircraft
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th July 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150908 VF-162, CVA-34 Ejection area Vietnam. Hit by MiG - attempted to divert to Da Nang but exhausted fuel Cdr. R. M. Bellinger   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th July 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150919 VF-162, CVA-34 Vietnam. SAM. Lt. T. A. Dennison POW   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   August     

1966/8/11

 

F-8E

150880

AH-112

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

Ground fire

LTJG C A Balisteri (SURVIVED)

 

1966/8/13

 

F-8E

150866

AH-113

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

Ground fire

LCDR N S Levy (SURVIVED)

 

1966/8/14

 

F-8E

150322

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

Accident

CAPT E S Kowalczyk (SURVIVED)

 

1966/8/17

 

F-8E

150321

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

Afterburner failed on take off

Unknown (SURVIVED)

 

1966/8/18

 

F-8E

150300

AH-211

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

Small arms fire

LCDR Demetrio A Verich (SURVIVED)

 

1966/8/23

 

F-8E

150907

AH-101

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

Engine failure

LTJG H J Meadows (SURVIVED)

 

1966/8/31

 

RF-8G

146874

AH-602

VFP-63 DET-G
USS ORISKANY

37mm ground fire

LCDR Thomas A Tucker (SURVIVED)

 
2nd August 1966
USN
 F-8E Crusader  150894 VF-124  in US ENS Wenzle   Martin-Baker Mk.5
3rd August 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader  146870 VFP-63, CVA-43 in Hawaii Lt. JG F.D.l Litvin   Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150300 VF-162, CVA-34 AAA Vietnam     Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  150880 VF-111
CVA-34
USS Oriskany
AAA over Vietnam, made it back to "feet wet" Lt. (jg) Cody A. Balisteri ejected
[tragically he  was amongst those killed in the fire aboard USS Oriskany on 26th October 1966]
Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 150866 CVA-34 AAA Vietnam Lt. Cdr. N. S. Levy   Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th August 1966
USMC
 F-8E Crusader 150322 VMF[AW]-235 Vietnam. Non combat Capt. E. S. Kowalczyk   Martin-Baker Mk.5
16th August 1966
USN
 F-8E Crusader 150287 VMF[AW]232 Hawaii NOT CLEAR WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT - 3 CRUSADERS IN TOTAL   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th August 1966
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150321 VMF[AW]-235 Vietnam Non combat.     Martin-Baker Mk.5  
17th August 1966
USMC 
F-8 Crusader       1.Lt. W. J. Doherty    
17th August 1966
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Cdr. D. A. Verich    
17th August 1966
USMC 
F-8 Crusader       Capt. T. W. Baxter     
23rd August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 150907 VF-111, CVA-34 Vietnam. Non combat Lt. JG H. J. Meadows   Martin-Baker Mk.5
31st August 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146874 VFP-63, CVA-34 AAA Vietnam. Lt. Cdr. T. Tucanoker   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1966/9/5

 

F-8E

150896

AH-106

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

MiG-17

CAPT Wilfred Keese Abbott USAF (POW)

 

1966/9/6

 

RF-8G

144624

AB-

VFP-62 DET-42
USS F.D. ROOSEVELT

Crashed into the sea

LTJG Norman Lee Bundy (KIA)

 
4th September 1966
USN
F-8D Crusader  148646 VMF[AW]-451 US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th September  1966
USAF
F-8E Crusader Bu No 150896 VF-111, CVA-34 Oriskany Vietnam. AAA Capt. Wilfred Kesse Abbott Martin-Baker Mk.5
24th September 1966
USMC
F-8A Crusader  143767 NAS Dallas Reserves US Capt. T. P. O Mahoney    Martin-Baker Mk.5

   October    

1966/10/6

 

F-8E

150924

AH-201

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

Ran out of fuel

LT R D Leach (SURVIVED)

 

1966/10/8

 

RF-8G

146899

PP-896

VFP-63 DET-A
USS CORAL SEA

AAA

LTJG F D Litvin (SURVIVED)

 
6th October 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader  1450924 VF-162, CVA-34 AAA.
Vietnam
Lt. R. D. Leache   Martin-Baker Mk.5
8th October 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader  146899 VFP-63, CVA-43 AAA. Vietnam. Lt. JG F. D. Litvin ejected and recovered   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   November   

1966/11/11

 

F-8E

150858

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

AAA

CAPT Orson George Swindle (POW)

 
9th November 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 149153 VF-52 in US Cdr. Paul T. Gilchrist Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th November 1966
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150858 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 in US ENS B. S. Foster   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   December     

14th December 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader 149148 VF-194 AAA.Vietnam.     Martin-Baker

1966/12/14

 

F-8E

149148

NM-408

VF-194
USS TICONDEROGA

SAM

LT Michael Thomas Newell (KIA)

 

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1967/1/6

 

F-8E

149184

NM-110

VF-191
USS TICONDEROGA

AAA

LCDR Richard Dean Mullen (POW)

 
 6thJanuary 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  149184 VF-191 AAA Vietnam     Martin-Baker
6th January 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader 149184 VF-191, Ticonderoga VN Capt Richard D. Mullen ejected
POW
Martin-Baker

   February 

1967/2/11

 

F-8E

149192

NF-

VF-51
USS HANCOCK

Struck the carrier's ramp during night landing

LTJG T F Carrier (SURVIVED)

 
11th February 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  149192 VF-51 CVA-19 Ejection area unknown LT J.G T. F. Carrier ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
24th February 1967
USN
F-8E  Crusader  150659 VF-194 Japan     Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th February 1967 USMC F-8D Crusader  148670 VMFA[AW]-212 Hawaii Capt. R. L. Harris   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1967/3/7

 

F-8E

150350

NM-111

VF-191
USS TICONDEROGA

Gyro failure during flying in a thick haze and crashed

LT Robert Lester Miller (KIA)

 

1967/3/15

 

F-8C

147027

NP-452

VF-24
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Hit the water

LTJG Dean Smith (KIA)

 

1967/3/18

 

F-8E

149171

WT-

VMF(AW)-232

Ran out of fuel

LT C W Clarke (SURVIVED)

 

1967/3/25

 

F-8E

149147

NP-

VF-53
USS HANCOCK

The ship's arrester gear failed and fell into the sea

LTJG James Hamilton Hise (KIA)

 
3rd March 1967 USN F-8D Crusader  148679 VF-13, CVA-38 Enemy action Lt. JG Dave D. Johnson    Martin-Baker Mk.5
15th March 1967 USN F-8C Crusader  147027 VF-24 CVA-31 Vietnam Lt. JG J. W. Duffy   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th March 1967 USN F-8D Crusader  147059 VF-62, CVA-38 NEEDS CLARIFYING Lt. JG E. E. Davis Lt.

OR

Cdr. J. P. Viniti

  Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th March 1967   Crusader     NEEDS CLARIFYING Lt. JG E. E. Davis Lt.

OR

Cdr. J. P. Viniti

  Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th March 1967 USMC F-8E Crusader  149171 VMF[AW]-232 Vietnam. Non combat Capt. W. O. Keneipp   Martin-Baker Mk.5
18th March 1967 USN F-8D Crusader  148654 VF-13, CVA-38   Lt. C. W. Clarke   Martin-Baker Mk.5
25th March 1967 USN F-8E Crusader  149147 VF-53, CVA-19 CHECK DETAILS Lt. K. B. Wagner   Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th March 1967
USAF
F-4C Phantom         Martin-Baker
Col. Frederick A. Crow
POW
Henry Pope Fowler Martin-Baker
26th March 1967 USN F-8C Crusader  145588 VC-4 US     Martin-Baker Mk.5

 April  

1967/4/24

 

F-8C

146915

NP-448

VF-24
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

85mm AAA

LCDR Edwin Byron Tucker (KIA)

 
12th April 1967
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Cdr. R. Donnelly    
12th April 1967
USN
F-8 Crusader       ALt. L. Walter    
12th April 1967
USN
DF-8A Crusader  145411 VC-1 Hawaii     Vought or Martin-Baker Mk.5
12th April 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  150876 VF-124 US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th April 1967
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 15     ENS DV F.Bourgeois ejected   Martin-Baker
24th April 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader  146915 VF-24, CVA-31 Vietnam. AAA Lt. Cdr. E. B. Tucanoker   Martin-Baker Mk.5

 May  

1967/5/1

 

F-8E

150301

NF-

VF-51
USS HANCOCK

Engine failed

LTJG C R Ramskill (SURVIVED)

 

1967/5/4

 

F-8E

150316

WT-17

VMF(AW)-232

Rear fuselage was engulfed in flames

MAJ Edward F Townley (SURVIVED)

 

1967/5/17

 

F-8E

149138

NF-101

VF-51
USS HANCOCK

85mm AAA

LT Ronald Wayne Dodge (POW)

 

1967/5/19

 

F-8C

147021

NP-445

VF-24
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LTJG William John Metzger (POW)

 

1967/5/19

 

F-8E

149213

WT-

VMF(AW)-232

Automatic weapons fire

CAPT Harold James Hellbach (KIA)

 

1967/5/19

 

F-8E

150930

NP-109

VF-211
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Ground fire and SAM

LCDR Kay Russell (POW)

 

1967/5/21

 

F-8E

150348

NP-105

VF-211
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LCDR R G Hubbard (SURVIVED)

 
 1st May 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  150301 VF-51, CVA-19 Vietnam
Non combat
Lt. JG C. R. Ramskill   Martin-Baker Mk.5
 4th May 1967 USMC F-8E Crusader  150316 VMF[AW]-232 AAA
Vietnam
    Martin-Baker Mk.5
 17th May 1967 USN F-8A Crusader  143821 NAS Dallas Reserves in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th May 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  149189  VF-51, CVA-19 Shot down about 20 miles northwest of  the city of Vinh in Nghe An Province, North Vietnam Lt. Ronald Wayne Dodge photo available Martin-Baker Mk.5]
19th May 1967 USMC F-8E Crusader  149213 VMF[AW]-232 AAA.
Vietnam
    Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th May 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  150930 VF-211, CVA-31 SAM
Vietnam
Lt. Cdr. Kay Russell Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th May 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  ? VF-51/53, CVA-31 SAM
Vietnam
 - POW   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th May 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader       Capt William J. Metzger Martin-Baker
21st May 1967
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Cdr. R. G. Hubbard     
25th May 1967
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. J. T. McLaughlin    

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1967/6/2

 

F-8C

147031

NP-447

VF-24
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Technical malfunction

LCDR Rex Stewart Wood (KIA)

 

1967/6/4

 

F-8E

149194

DB-5?

VMF(AW)-235

Engine flamed out during combat mission

LCOL L Bates (SURVIVED)

 

1967/6/4

 

RF-8G

145614

PP-902

VFP-63 DET-L
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LCDR Collins Henry Haines (POW)

 

1967/6/6

 

F-8E

150303

NP-104

VF-211
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Ground fire

LTJG Thomas Renwick HAll (SURVIVED)

 

1967/6/6

 

RF-8G

145608
?

PP-991

VFP-63 DET-L
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Hit 57mm AAA but landed safely back on the BHR

(SURVIVED)

 

1967/6/10

 

F-8E

150352

NP-101

VF-211
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LTJG Thomas Renwick Hall (POW)

 

1967/6/11

 

F-8C

147002

NP-450

VF-24
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

AAA

LTJG J R Miller (SURVIVED)

 

1967/6/20

 

F-8E

149209

WT-7?

VMF(AW)-232

Engine flamed out during combat mission

MAJ Charles Ligon Cronkite (KIA)

 
1st June 1967 USMC Crusader F-8B  145475 NAS Willow Groves Reserves in US 1.Lt. D.H.Clarke ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
2nd June 1967 USN Crusader F-8E  149217 VF-124, CVA-43   Lt. D.E.Cowles ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
4th June 1967 USMC Crusader F-8E  149194 VMF[AW]-235 Vietnam. Non combat Lt. COL L. P. Bates   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th June 1967
USN
RF-8G Crusader 145614 VFP-63, det L, CVA-31 Bon Homme Richard Vietnam. AAA Lt. Cdr. Collins H. Haines POW Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th June 1967 USN F-8 Crusader       Lt. JG  T. R. Hall   Martin-Baker
8th June 1967
USAF
F-8E Crusader    

 

 
LCdr Thomas R. Hall

[also ejected on 10th June 1966 - became POW

Martin-Baker
10th June 1967
USAF
F-8E Crusader    

 

 
LCdr Thomas R. Hall
POW

[also ejected on 6th June 1966 - made it to the Gulf of Tonkin and rescued]

Martin-Baker
11th June 1967 USN F-8 Crusader       Lt. JG J. R. Miller   Martin-Baker
16th June 1967 USN F-8C Crusader  146969 VMF[AW]-334 in US MAJ . D. Mitchell   Martin-Baker Mk.5
20th June 1967 USN F-8E Crusader  149209 VMF[AW]-232 Vietnam. Non combat     Martin-Baker Mk.5
25th June 1967 USN F-8A Crusader  143815 NAS Willow Grove Reserves in US Lt. R. F. Pepra   Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th June 1967 USN F-8E Crusader  149219 VF-124 in US "S P. A. Svare   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   July     

1967/7/2

 

F-8E

150286

WT-6

VMF(AW)-232

AAA

MAJ Bruce A Martin (SURVIVED)

 

1967/7/15

 

F-8E

149134

WT-

VMF(AW)-232

VC attack

 

 

1967/7/15

 

F-8E

150344

WT

VMF(AW)-232

VC attack

 

 

1967/7/16

 

F-8E

150925

AH-201

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

SAM

LCDR Demetrio A Verich (SURVIVED)

 

1967/7/19

 

F-8E

150899

AH-206

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

57mm AAA

CDR Herbert Perry Hunter
XO of VF-162 (KIA)

 

1967/7/20

 

F-8E

150916

AH-

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

Settled into the sea being catapulted

LT James W Nunn (SURVIVED)

 

1967/7/31

 

F-8C

146984

AH-110

VF-111
USS INTREPID

SAM

LTJG Charles Peter Zuhoski (POW)

 
2nd July 1967 USMC  F-8E Crusader  150286 VMF[AW]-232 AAA Vietnam Major Bruce A. Martin Martin-Baker Mk.5]
 16th July 1967 USN F-8E Crusader  150925 VF-162, CVA-34 SAM. Vietnam Lt. Cdr. D. A. Verich   Martin-Baker Mk.5
 19th July 1967   F-8E Crusader  150899 VF-162, CVA-34 AAA Vietnam     Martin-Baker Mk.5
 20th July 1967   F-8E Crusader  150916 VF-162, CVA-34 Non combat. Vietnam. Lt. J. W. Nunn     Martin-Baker Mk.5
31st July 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader 146984 VF-111, CVA-34 Oriskany Vietnam. SAM shot down about 20 miles
southeast of Hanoi, .Hai Hung
Province, North Vietnam
Lt. Charles P. Zuhoski  ejected POW. Martin-Baker

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1967/8/12

 

F-8C

146993

AH-12

VF-111
USS INTREPID

AAA

LCDR Foster Schuler Teague (SURVIVED)

 
12th August 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader  146993 VF-111, CVA-11 Vietnam. AAA Lt. Cdr. F. S. Teague   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   September     

1967/9/8

 

F-8C

146929

AH-

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

Electrical failure

Unkown (SURVIVED)

 

1967/9/11

 

F-8E

150910

AH-202

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

Ran out of fuel

LT James Shaw (SURVIVED)

 

1967/9/21

 

RF-8G

144623

NL-710

VFP-63 DET-43
USS CORAL SEA

AAA

LCDR Milton James Vescelius
(KIA)

 
8th September 1967 USN F-8A Crusader 143764 NAF Washington DC Reserves Ejection area in US Lt. T. R. Kniffen ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
8th September 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader 146929 VF-111
CVA-34
AAA Vietnam operating in the Tonkin Gulf  Lt. Cdr. Don Baker
"I was shot down by enemy ground fire, but made it back in the vicinity of the carrier before being forced to eject"
  Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th September 1967
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. J. E. Shaw      Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th September 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader 150910  VF-162, CVA-34 Vietnam. Non combat     Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st September 1967
USN
RF-8G Crusader 144623 VMF-63, CVA-43 Vietnam. AAA Lt. Cdr. M.J. Vescelius KIA   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1967/10/2

 

F-8E

150912

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

Crashed during preparing to land DaNang after mission

1LT Patrick Lewis Ott (KIA)

 

1967/10/5

 

F-8C

146938

AH-114

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

Engine failure or shot down

ENS David Paul Matheny (POW)

 

1967/10/26

 

F-8E

150310

AH-206

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

SAM

LTJG Charles Donald Rice (POW)

 
2nd October 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  150912 VMFA-235 Vietnam. Non combat     Martin-Baker Mk.5]
5th October 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader 146138

or

 146938

VF-111, CVA-34 Oriskany  Aircraft was shot down about 10 miles west of the city of Phat Diem, near the
border of Than Hoa and Ninh Binh Provinces, North Vietnam,
ENS David Paul Matheny ejected

POW

Released 19th February 1968

Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th October 1967
USN
F-8A Crusader  143819 NAS Willow Grove Reserves US Lt. E. T.Leech   Martin-Baker Mk.5]
26th October 1967
USN
F-8E Crusader  150310 VF-162, CVA-34 USS Oriskany Vietnam. SAM Lt.JG  Charles D. Rice ejected

POW

Martin-Baker Mk.5

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1967/11/19

 

F-8C

147004

AH-102

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

Crashed into the sea during launch

LT Edwin Ward Van Orden (KIA)

 
11th November 1967
USN
F-8E  150292 VF-124 US Lt. J. . Unruh   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th November 1967
USN
F-8E  150869 VF-124 US Lt.JG J. D. Clark   Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st November 1967
USN
RF-8G Crusader  145643 VFP-62, CVA-38 unknown Lt. G. R. Adams   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th December 1967
USN
F-8C Crusader  146907 VF-111, CVA-34 Vietnam. AAA? Lt. H. J. Meadows   Martin-Baker Mk.5]

1967/12/3

 

F-8C

146907

AH-102

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

AAA

LT H J Meadows (SURVIVED)

 

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/1/2

 

F-8C

146989

AH-106

VF-111
USS ORISKANY

AAA

LTJG Craig M Taylor (SURVIVED)

 

1968/1/4

 

F-8E

150865

AH-206

VF-162
USS ORISKANY

SAM

LTJG Richard Willis Minnich (KIA)

 

1968/1/9

 

F-8E

150917

DB-18

VMF(AW)-235

Automatic weapons fire

CAPT D W Lorenzo (SURVIVED)

 
2nd January 1968
USN
Crusader F-8C 146989 VF-111
CVA-34
USS Oriskany
Vietnam. AAA? Lt. (jg) Craig M. Taylor   Martin-Baker Mk.5
4th January 1968
USN
Crusader F-8E 150865 VF-162, CVA-34   Vietnam. AAA   Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th January 1968
USMC
Crusader F-8E 150917 VMFA-235 Vietnam. AAA Capt. D. W. Lorenzo   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/2/2

 

F-8E

150667

NM-

VF-191
USS TICONDEROGA

Engine failed

LT Peter Frederick Cherney (KIA)

 

1968/2/14

 

F-8E

150909

NM-402

VF-194
USS TICONDEROGA

SAM

LTJG Robert Charles McMahan (KIA)

 

1968/2/23

 

F-8E

150857

DB-

VMF(AW)-235

Collided with A-6A (152631) of VMA(AW)-533

KIA

 

1968/2/24

 

F-8E

150335

NM-

VF-191
USS TICONDEROGA

Ran out of fuel

LT Wendell Brown (SURVIVED)

 
2nd February 1968
USN
Crusader F-8E 150667 VF-191, CVA-14 area unknown pilot ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th February 1968
USN
Crusader F-8E 150909 VF-194, CVA-14 Vietnam. SAM     Martin-Baker Mk.5
15th February 1968
USN
Crusader F-8E 150293 VRF-32  in US Lt. Cdr. L. A. Henke   Martin-Baker Mk.5
25th February 1968
USN
Crusader F-8E 150335 VF-191, CVA-41   Lt.JG W. E. Brown   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/3/12

 

F-8E

150306

NF-207?

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Hit the trees during landing to DaNang and crashed

LT Jerry Weber
(SURVIVED)

 

1968/3/16

 

F-8E

149225

DB-11

VMF(AW)-235

.50 calibre gunfire

CAPT G L Post
(SURVIVED)

 

1968/3/28

 

RF-8G

144616

NM-601

VFP-63 DET-14
USS TICONDEROGA

Ground fire

LCDR Michael Walter Wallace
(KIA)

 
12th March 1968
USN
Crusader F-8E 150306 VF-53, CVA-31 Bingo divert to Da
Nang. GCA approach ended in the trees
Lt.Jg J. A. Weber ejected   Martin-Baker
16th March 1968
USMC
Crusader F-8E 149225 VMFA-235 Vietnam. AAA Capt. G. L. Post ejected   Martin-Baker
28th March 1968
USN
Crusader RF-8G 144616 VFP-63 Vietnam. AAA?. Pilot Lt Cdr. M. W Wallace ejected KIA   Martin-Baker Mk.5

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
8th April 1968
USN
F-8B Crusader  145544 VC-5  Japan Lt.JG P. R. Harrison should this be the 5th April   Martin-Baker Mk.5
12th April 1968
USN
F-8A Crusader  142410 NAS Dallas Reserves US Lt. R. B. Vongrote   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th April 1968
USN
 F-8B Crusader  145526   US Lt. Cdr. W. L. Hill   Martin-Baker Mk.5

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/5/3

 

F-8E

149173

DB-4

VMF(AW)-235

.50 calibre fire

CAPT Stephen William
(KIA)

 

1968/5/22

 

RF-8G

146886

NF-602

VFP-63 DET-31
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

37mm AAA

LTJG Edwin Frank Miller
(POW)

 
3rd May 1968
USMC
F-8E Crusader  149173 VMFA-235 Vietnam. AAA     Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th May 1968
USN
F-8C Crusader  147026 VF-111, CVS[?]-11 unknown Lt. A J. Nargi     Martin-Baker Mk.5
22nd May 1968
USN
RF-8G Crusader  146886 Det 31, VFP-63, CVA-31 Bon Homme Richard Vietnam. AAA
Vinh, NVN, hit by 37mm AAA during photo run

146886 AAA loss 5/22/1968 Vietnam,  pilot Lt(jg) E. F. Miller ejected, POW.

USS Bon Homme Richard  VFP-63  Det-31 

Lt. JG  E. Miller POW

146899 AAA loss 10/8/1966 Vietnam,  pilot Lt(jg) E. F. Miller ejected, POW.

USS Coral Sea  VFP-63  Det-A 

Martin-Baker Mk.5

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/6/24

 

F-8E

149158

NF-206

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Engine flamed out

LT Jerry Weber
(SURVIVED)

 
15th June 1968
US
F-8H Crusader  148656 VF-24, CVA-19 unknown Lt. J. R. Miller   Martin-Baker Mk.5]
25th June 1968
US
F-8E Crusader  149158 VF-53, CVA-31 Vietnam. Non combat Lt.JG J.A.Weber   Martin-Baker Mk.5]

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/7/4

 

F-8E

149165

NM-401

VF-194
USS TICONDEROGA

Collided with A-4F (155002) of VA-192

LTJG J F Strahm
(SURVIVED)

 

1968/7/21

 

RF-8G

145642

AH-

VFP-63 DET-11
USS INTREPID

Engine failure

LT F W Pfluger (SURVIVED)

 
4th July 1968
US
F-8E Crusader  149165 VF-194, CVA-14 Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam, collided with A‑4F 155002 Lt. JG J. F. Strahm   Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th July 1968
US
F-8A Crusader  143684 NAS Dallas Reserves US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st July 1968
US
RF-8G Crusader  145642
AK 9
VFP-63, CVA-det.11 fuel pump failure during test flight in sea off Vietnam, Lt. F. W. Pfluger ejected and was rescued   Martin-Baker Mk.5
27th July 1968
US
F-8H Crusader  148658 VF-124 US Lt. Cdr. N. Donovan   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/8/19

 

F-8H

147924

NP-

VF-24
USS HANCOCK

Ran out of fuel

LTJG L R Plotz (SURVIVED)

 

1968/8/24

 

F-8H

148694

NP-

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

Hydraulic failure

LTJG B S Foster (SURVIVED)

 

1968/8/31

 

F-8H

147897

NP-

VF-24
USS HANCOCK

Hit the Hancock's ramp and broke in two and exploded

LCDR John Eugene Bartocci (KIA)

 
4th August 1968
US
F-8C Crusader  146920 VF-124 US Lt. C. D. Rottgering   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th August 1968
US
F-8H Crusader  147924
NP 2
VF-24, CVA-19 South China Sea off SVN, ran out of fuel pilot ejected and was rescued   Martin-Baker Mk.5
24th August 1968
US
F-8H Crusader  148694 VF-211, CVA-19 unknown Lt.JG B.S.Foster   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/9/10

 

F-8H

148680

NF-114

VF-51
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Engine explosion

LT J N Quisenberry (SURVIVED)

 

1968/9/17

 

F-8H

148648

NP-204

VF-24
USS HANCOCK

Fuel ran out and engine flamed out

LTJG Paul Eugene Swigart (SURVIVED)

 
10th September 1968
US
F-8H Crusader  148680 VF-51, CVA-31 unknown Lt. J.N.Quisenberry   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th September 1968
US
F-8C Crusader  146942 VF-13 US Lt.JG P.E.Swingart ??   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th September 1968
US
F-8 Crusader       Lt.JG D.J.Wilcox ??   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th September 1968
US
F-8C Crusader  146945 VF-124 US Lt. M.T. Najarian   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1968/10/3

 

RF-8G

144620

NP-

VFP-63 DET-19
USS HANCOCK

Surfered a control failure and crashed into the sae

LT James Lee Merrick
(KIA)

 
3rd October 1968
USN
F-8H Crusader 148631 VF-111  in US Lt.JG G.M. Wright   Martin-Baker Mk.5
20thOctober 1968
USN
F-8A Crusader 143795 NAS Atlanta Reserves  in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
October 1968
US
            Martin-Baker Mk.5

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th November 1968
USN
F-8H Crusader 148707 VF-13, CVA-38  unknown Lt. J. R. Musitano    Martin-Baker Mk.5

1968/11/15

 

F-8H

147923

NP-

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

Struck the ramp on landing the Hancock

LT P R Scott (SURVIVED)

 
15th November 1968
US
F-8H Crusader 147923 VF-211, CVA-19 Vietnam. Non combat Lt. P. R. Scott     Martin-Baker Mk.5
18th November 1968
US
F-8 Crusader       Capt. L. A.Stults   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st December 1968
USN
Crusader F-8J 149227 VF-51 in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
14th January 1969
USN
F-8B Crusader 145478 VC-5  Japan Lt.JG P. Ringwood ??   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th February 1969
USN
F-8H Crusader 147919
NP-
VF-24, CVA-19
USS HANCOCK
Struck the carrier's ramp LTJG Paul Eugene Swigart (KIA)   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1969/4/26

 

F-8J

150341

NF-

VF-51
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Hit ramp as it was landing on BHR

SURVIVED

 

1969/4/28

 

F-8J

150320

NF-204

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Engine problem during CAP

LTJG M E Mansell (SURVIVED)

 
8th April 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150669 VF-194  in US Lt. J. Garuba   Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th April 1969
USMC
F-8A Crusader 145400 NAS Olathe Marine Reserves  in US Capt. L. OKeefe   Martin-Baker Mk.5
27th April 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150341  VF-51, CVA-31  unknown Lt.JG J. G. McGarvie   Martin-Baker Mk.5
28th April 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150320 VF-53, CVA-31  unknown Lt.JG M. E. Mansell   Martin-Baker Mk.5

 

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1969/5/4

 

F-8J

150877

NF-

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Fuel supply problem during CAP

Unknown (SURVIVED)

 

1969/5/8

 

F-8J

149226

NF-

VF-51
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Hit the ramp on landing

LCDR R G Snow (SURVIVED)

 

1969/5/21

 

F-8J

150926

NM-

VF-194
USS ORISKANY

Suffered a fuel system malfunction

LT Obar (SURVIVED)

 

1969/5/24

 

RF-8G

146844

NM-

VFP-63 DET-34
USS ORISKANY

 

SURVIVED

 
3rd May 1969
USN
F-8A Crusader 143683 NAF Washington DC Reserves  in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th May 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 149226 VF-51, CVA-31  unknown Lt. Cdr. R. G. Snow   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th May 1969
USN
F-8A Crusader 143715 NAS Willow Grove Reserves  in US MAJ J. P. Rothenburger   Martin-Baker Mk.5
21st May 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150926 VF‑194, CVA-34  Vietnam, Non combat Lt. Obar ejected recovered   Martin-Baker Mk.5
24th May 1969
USN
RF-8 Crusader 146844 VFP‑63, CVA-34 Vietnam, Non combat Lt.JG S. L. Ritchey recovered   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd June 1969
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. Harkin   Martin-Baker Mk.5
18th June 1969
USN
F-8A Crusader 143768 NAS Dalla Reserves  in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
23rd June 1969
USN
F-8A Crusader 143775 VC-2  in US Lt.JG G.M.Watts   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd July 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150656
AH-206
VF-162, CVA-14
USS TICONDEROGA
 unknown Lt. T. R. Weinal ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th July 1969
USN
F-8H Crusader 148636
AH-
VF-111, CVA-14 USS TICONDEROGA  Engine failure Vietnam, Non combat Lt. G. P. Hahn   Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th July 1969
USN
F-8H Crusader 148640 VF-24, CVA-19  unknown Lt.JG T. E. Albus   Martin-Baker Mk.5
18th July 1969
USN
F-8K Crusader 146974 VC-4  in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
19th July 1969
USMC
F-8A Crusader 145363 NAF Washington DC Reserves  in US MAJ R. N. Bacon    Martin-Baker Mk.5

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat

1969/8/2

 

F-8J

149214

NF-

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Engine exploded during BARCAP

LT G Wells (SURVIVED)

 

1969/8/12

 

F-8J

150330

NF-200

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

Engine problem

LT D Manlove (SURVIVED)

 
2nd August 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 149214 VF-53, CVA-31  unknown Lt. G.Wells   Martin-Baker Mk.5
2nd August 1969
USN
F-8A Crusader 145365 NAF  Washington DC Marine Reserves  in US MAJ J. R. Frola   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th August 1969
USN
F-8A Crusader 143680 NAF Washington DC Marine Reserves  in US MAJ J. M. uebel   Martin-Baker Mk.5
12th August 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150330 VF-53, CVA-31  unknown Lt. D.Manlove   Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th August 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150349 VF-211, CVA-19  unknown Lt. Cdr. J. McCarthy   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
12th September 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150861 VF-194, CVA-34.  unknown Lt. C.Riddle recovered   Martin-Baker Mk.5

1969/9/9

 

F-8J

150861

NM-

VF-194
USS ORISKANY

Struct the ramp

SURVIVED

 

1969/9/27

 

F-8J

149172

NF-205

VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD

 

SURVIVED

 
27th September 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 149172 VF-53, CVA-31  unknown Lt. Cdr. J.Taylor   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
9th October 1969
USN
F-8K Crusader 145596 VC-7  in US Lt. W. Ribble   Martin-Baker Mk.5

1969/10/26

 

F-8J

150284

NM-

VF-191
USS ORISKANY

Nose gear failed at it landing the Oriskany

LT T L Letter (SURVIVED)

 
26th October 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150284 VF-191, CVA-34  unknown  Lt. T. L. Letter recovered.   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
22nd November 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 149212 VF-124  in US Lt. Cdr. J. S. Hellman    Martin-Baker Mk.5

1969/11/28

 

F-8J

150349

NP-

VF-211
USS HANCOCK

Struck the ramp and crashed

LT G W Warrell (SURVIVED)

 
28th November 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 149211 VF-211, CVA-19  unknown Lt. G. W. Warrell   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st December 1969
USN
RF-8G Crusader 145632 VFP-63  in Philippines Islands Lt.JG J. W. Alderi   Martin-Baker Mk.5
15th December 1969
USN
F-8H Crusader 148695 VF-124  in US Lt.JG R. O. Amber   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th December 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150921 VF-124  in US Cdr. R.A.Peters   Martin-Baker Mk.5

1969/12/16

 

RF-8G

145611

NP-

VFP-63 DET-19
USS HANCOCK

Accident

LT Victor Patrick Buckley (KIA)

 
22nd December 1969
USN
F-8J Crusader 150879 VF-194 in US Lt. C.M.Riddle   Martin-Baker Mk.5
                 

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th January 1970 USN Crusader F-8L  145425 NAS Atlanta Reserves in US Lt. Cdr. J. W. Boyd   Martin-Baker Mk.5
9th January 1970 USN Crusader DF-8A  143730 VC-5 in Japan Lt. E.Tarr ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd February 1970 USN F-8J Crusader 150852 VF-194 in US Lt. C.M.Riddle ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd or 5th February 1970 USN F-8K Crusader 145593 VNAS Dallas Marine Reserves   Lt. G.Crowell ejected   Martin-Baker
6th February 1970 USMC  F-8 Crusader       MAJ J. K. Roschlau   Martin-Baker
 19th February 1970 USN F-8J Crusader 150682 Vf-124 in US Lt.JG L.L.Morris   Martin-Baker

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
5th March 1970   F-8L 145497 NAF Washington DC Marine Reserves ????      
9th March 1970 USMC         MAJ C. S. McLeran    
11th March 1970           Lt. S.Ritchey    
11th March 1970   RF-8G Crusader 144619 VFP-63, CVA-34 ???      
18th March 1970   F-8H Crusader 148638 VF-124  in US Lt. D.N.Eggert    

CHECK FOR DUPLICATION OF MISHAP - MATCH PILOT

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
11th April 1970   F-8K Crusader 146956 VC-5  in Japan      
 19th or 20th April 1970   F-8H 148639 VX-4  in US Lt. J. Laughter    
29th or 30th April 1970   F-8H 148650
AJ-
VF-162, CVS-38.
USS SHANGRI-LA
Crashed into the sea after launched Lt. J. Jackson    
30th April 1970                

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
15th May 1970   F-8J 150326
NF-211
VF-53
USS BON HOMME RICHARD
Crashed into the seaduring approach to carrier LTJG Lloyd George Howie (KIA)    

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
10th June 1970   F-8K Crusader 146996 NAS Dallas Reserves ??? Lt. B. Jenkins    

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
31st July 1970   RF-8G Crusader 146866 VVFP-63 US. Lt. Cdr. R.L. White ejected    

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
1st August 1970 USN F-8 Crusader            
12th August 1970   F-8H Crusader 148660
AJ-
VF-162, CVS-38
USS SHANGRI-LA
Fuel system problem Cdr. M. Wright    

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
4th September 1970 USN F-8H Crusader 148699 VF-124  in US Lt. S. Lambert    
9th September 1970 USN F-8K Crusader 146951 VF-202 in US This was the first ejection after the
reorganisation of the Naval Air Reserve [1-9-1970]
   

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th October 1970
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 18     OE2 J.Perron  ejected   Martin-Baker
6th October 1970   F-8J 150289
NM-
VF-191
USS ORISKANY
Hit the ramp and disintegrated on a approach LT John Bernard Martin (KIA)    
 21st October 1970 USN F-8H Crusader 148643
AJ-
VF-162, CVS-38 USS SHANGRI-LA =Crashed into the sea after launched bt engine failed Lt. H.Kesler ejected    
 28th October 1970 USN F-8J Crusader 149202 VF-211, CVA-19  unknown      
                 

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th November 1970 USN F‑8J Crusader 150289 VF‑191   pilot killed    
14th November 1970 USN RF-8G Crusader 145624
NM-602
VFP-63, DET-34
USS ORISKANY
CVA-34
 Crashed into the sea after launched LT Joseph Russell Klugg (KIA)    
24th November 1970
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 24      ejected   Martin-Baker
                 

  January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
19th January 1971
or

22nd January 1971


USMC
Crusader F-8K () 146937 VMFA-112??NAS Dallas Marine Reserves   Lt.COL R. G. Davis     Martin-Baker

 

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
5th February 1971 USN F-8J Crusader  149197
NP 1
VF-211 of CVA-19 USS Hancock struck ramp during landing on USS Hancock, in Gulf of Tonkin oft NVN Lt. J.Bodansket    
26th February 1971 USN F-8J Crusader  149150 VF-124 USA Lt.JG Larson    

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
16th March 1971 F-8J 150294
NP-114
VF-211
CVA-19
USS HANCOCK
    Lt. R. Amber    
23rd March 1971 RF-8G         Lt. T.A. Pearl    

 

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th June 1971           CHECK ENTRY    
21st June 1971   F-8J Crusader 150868
NM-
VF-194
CVA-34
USS ORISKANY
  CDR Charles David Metzler (KIA)    

   July     

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
24th August 1971   F-8J Crusader   150315 VF-191 Japan      
25th August 1971       IS THIS THE ABOVE EJECTION   Lt.JG Swearingen    

 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat


 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
3rd January 1972 USMC  F-8K Crusader 146953 VMFA-321
NAF Washington DC Marine Reserves
  Capt. R. R. Nevitte   Martin-Baker
18th April 1972 USN F-8J Crusader 150883 VF-191  in US. Lt. R.P.McKinster   Martin-Baker
24th May 1972
USN
F-8J Crusader 150311 NP-201 VF-24 . CVA-19
USS HANCOCK
Hit by SAM in Vietnam Capt Carroll  Robert Beeler
POW
Martin-Baker
16th June 1972 USN RF-8G Crusader 145613 NF-601 VFP-63. DET-3 CVA-41 USS MIDWAY Hit by AAA in Vietnam LT P ringwood Ejected
(SURVIVED)
  Martin-Baker
20th June 1972 USN F-8J Crusader 150923 NP-102 VF-211. CVA-19
USS HANCOCK
Hit by AAA in Vietnam CDR James W Davis CO of VF-211 Ejected (SURVIVED)   Martin-Baker
12th July 1972 USN F-8J Crusader 150927 VF-124 . Ejected in US. Lt.JG H.W.Brooks   Martin-Baker
22nd July 1972
US
N
RF-8G Crusader 146873 NF-601 VFP-63.

Det-3

CVA-41 USS MIDWAY

Hit by AAA. Ejected in Vietnam.  Pilot
POW.
Lt. Cdr Gordon Curtis Paige
POW
  Martin-Baker
1st August 1972   RF-8G Crusader 145636 VFP-63 US Lt. W. R. Hanley   Martin-Baker Mk.5
 12th August 1972   F-8J Crusader 150336 NP- VF-24
USS HANCOCK
Crashed into the sea when it approached night landing LT David Mathew Thompson (KIA)    
5th September 1972 USN F-8J Crusader 150299 NP- VFP-63 DET-1
USS HANCOCK
Collided with RF-8G 146861 of VF-24 Lt. J.Schultz   Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th September 1972 USN RF-8G Crusader 146861NP-600 VF-24
USS HANCOCK
Collided with F-8J 150299 of VF-24 Cdr. R. Harrison   Martin-Baker Mk.5
27th September 1972 USN Crusader F-8J 150325 NM- VF-194
USS ORISKANY
Vietnam Pilot ejected KIA   Martin-Baker Mk.5
29th September 1972 USN F-8H Crusader 147902 VF-201 in US  Lt. J. T. Christian ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th November 1972   F-8J Crusader 150887 NM-110 VF-191. CVA-34USS ORISKANY Vietnam. Non-combat Lt.JG G.E.Weller   Martin-Baker Mk.5
13th December 1972 USN Crusader RF-8G 144608 NM-601 VFP-63 DET-43
CVA-34 USS ORISKANY
deck crash, S. China in Vietnam. Non-combat Pilot Lt. T. B. Scott ejected recovered

 

 
Martin-Baker Mk.5

This aircraft was the RF-8A (F8U-1P) used by the then Major John H. Glenn to set a transcontinental west to east speed record in 1957.

4th March 1973
USMC 
F-8 Crusader       Capt. R. G. Holman   Martin-Baker
 19th April 1973 also seen as 24th April 1973
USMC
F-8K Crusader 145560
MG
VMFA-321 Engine Failure in US Capt. D. W. GouId   Martin-Baker
8th May 1973
USMC
F-8H Crusader 147048 VMFA-112 in US Capt. E. L. Rooth   Martin-Baker
31st May 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader 150677 VF-211. CV-19   Lt. L. G. Pearson   Martin-Baker
 9th June 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader 150340 VF-24. CV-19 in Vietnam? Non-combat Lt. Cdr. T.B.Applegate   Martin-Baker

 3rd July 1973

USMC
F-8K Crusader 145574 VMFA-?
NAS Atlanta Marine Reserves
  MAJ J. L. Adkinson   Martin-Baker
10th July 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader 149159 VFP-63  in US ENS P.G.Vander Shuur    Martin-Baker
14th July 1973
USN
RF-8G Crusader 145615 VFP-306
ND 
Engine flamed out and could not be relighted. AZ, USA Lt. Cdr. R. G. Hoch   Martin-Baker
26th July 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader 149186 VF-211. CV-19   Lt.Jg G. M. Brotherton    Martin-Baker
1st August 1973
USMC
F-8H Crusader 147062 VMFA-112 in US Capt. S. T. Palmason   Martin-Baker
18th August 1973
USN
RF-8G Crusader 144625 VFP-206 in US Lt. Cdr. J. R. Miller   Martin-Baker
23rd September 1973
USN
F-8J Crusader 149190 VF-193
CV-34
  Lt. R. P. Boennighausen   Martin-Baker
10th October 1973
USN
Crusader F-8J 150872 VF-191 in US Lt.JG K. W. Chambers    Martin-Baker
18th October 1973
USN
Crusader F-8H 147904 VX-4. in US Lt. L.E.Dawson  

Martin-Baker

18th October 1973
USMC
Crusader F-8H 147908 VMFA-112 in US Capt. J. R. English  

Martin-Baker

24th October 1973
USN
Crusader F-8J 149137 VFP-63. CVT-16   Lt. Cdr. K. A. Rohdenburg  

Martin-Baker

9th November 1974
USN
F-8J Crusader 149195 VF-211 in US Lt. R. A. Smith   Martin-Baker
24th March 1975
USN
F-8J Crusader 150353  VFP-63 in US Lt. J. R. Batman   Martin-Baker
8th April 1975
USN
F-8J Crusader 149139 VF-194 in US Lt. W. G. Hester   Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th June 1975
USN
F-8J Crusader 149221 VFP-63 in US Lt. J.J. A. Wagoner   Martin-Baker
28th July 1975
USN
F-8J Crusader 1449163 VF-194
CV-34
DETAILS ??? Lt. J. R. Batman   Martin-Baker
29th July 1975
USN
F-8J Crusader 149187 VF-194
CV-34
  pilot Lt. R. R. Albertson ejected   Martin-Baker
16th August1975
USN
F-8 Crusader       Lt. S. S. Graham   Martin-Baker
24th September 1975
USN
F-8J Crusader 150318
PP 672
VFP-63 control problems at 18,000 ftin US Ejected at 5000 feet   Martin-Baker
1st June 1976
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146876 VFP-63  in US Lt. D.Graves ejected   Martin-Baker
15th July 1976
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146892 VFP-63 Lost in a operational accident in US Lt.JG D.Hayes   Martin-Baker
13th or 15th August 1976
USN
Crusader RF-8G 146848 VFP-63 Ejected in US LT J. Brown     Martin-Baker
2nd December 1976
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146871 VFP-63 in US Lt. J. Wagoner   Martin-Baker
28th January 1977
Fr N 
F-8E(FN) Crusader 9 16F    P. M. Degletagne   Martin-Baker
1st February 1977
Fr N
F-8E(FN) Crusader 13 14F     ASP Guillot   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
11th May 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader 145629 VFP-63
CV-67
  Lt. Cdr. J. S. Ozbirn ejected   Martin-Baker
18th May 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146895 VFP-63 Lost in a operational accident in US ENS R. B. Platt ejected   Martin-Baker
18th July 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader 141363 VFP-63 in US Lt. E. S. Gregory ejected   Martin-Baker
30th August 1977
USN
RF-8G Crusader 145616 VFP-63  in US Lt. Cdr. D. M. Beam ejected   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
8th December 1977
Fr N  
F-8 Crusader 22     Lt. V.Bourdiniere   Martin-Baker
3rd January 1978
Fr N
F-8 Crusader 38     Capt. Botte   Martin-Baker
28th July 1978
Vought
NTF‑8A Crusader 143710    Crashed near Dallas, TX Mr. K. Fox   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. P. R. Ronos   Martin-Baker
13-10-1979 USN Crusader RF-8G 145646 VFP-63, CV-63 area unknown Ejection   Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th May 1980
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 41     Lt. V. P. Cambot ejected    Martin-Baker
28th August 1980
USN
RF-8G Crusader 144615 VFP-306, CV-63 Pilot ejected just forward of port bow at an estimated 500 kt., at 300 ft. MSL. Pilot ejected    Martin-Baker
9th June 1981 USN Crusader RF-8G 146897 VFP-63, CV-62

USS Independence  VFP-63  Det-4 

Lost in a operational accident

Lt. JG R. Wright ejected   Martin-Baker
19th July 1981 USN Crusader RF-8G 145641 VFP-63, CV-43 USS Coral Sea   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
 13th June 1983
Fr N
F-8E(FN) Crusader 20 12F   Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
 18th June 1983
Fr N
F-8E(FN)Crusader 40 12F    L.V M. Mezencev ejected   Martin-Baker
11th March 1985
USN 
F-8G Crusader 146855
AF 606
VFP‑206
NAS Miramar
engine failure shortly after take‑off from NAS Miramar, crashed Sorrento Valley, CA, USA Cdr. D. G. Strong ejected    Martin-Baker
9th May 1985
Fr N
F-8E(FN) Crusader 30 12F    ENS F.Hoff   Martin-Baker
9th May 1985
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 14      ejected   Martin-Baker
le 9 juin 1986
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 12  
  Détruit .
 ejected   Martin-Baker
12 juin 1987
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 1      ejected   Martin-Baker
14th January 1988
 
French Navy
Aeronavale F8E(FN) Crusader No. 42 12F crashed near Guessant, France, during practice
dog-fight
Pilot ejected but was killed   Martin-Baker
le 8 février 1989
French Navy
F-8 Crusader 17  
  Réformé  aprés une collision avec un ATL-1.
 ejected   Martin-Baker
6th May 1990 - also seen as 4th May 1990
French N.
F-8E(FN)Crusader 33 12F   Lt. DVS P. Jego ejected   Martin-Baker
30th March 1995
French Navy
F-8E(FN)  Crusader  '27' 12F Went through his leaders after-burner flame - exploded in mid-air outside the Atlantic Port of
Rochefort
Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
20th July 1995
French Navy
F-8P Crusader '31' 12F crashed  at Ploudaniel Pilot Alech ejected   Martin-Baker
                 

 
 

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