Project Get Out and WALK

BAIL-OUT - BALE-OUT


PLEASE NOTE THIS PAGE IS  ADDED TO ON AN IRREGULAR BASIS

This section of the website is dedicated to those aircrew who did not use ejection seats to egress from their aircraft. They used conventional bail outs using parachute and ripcord. Most were successful, for some the outcome was fatal. The performance dynamics of their aircraft made successful escape without mechanical assistance less certain. Assisted escape systems were needed to give the maximum  chance of survival.

 

MORE PARACHUTE DESCENTS BEING ADDED WEEKLY - AND PHOTOS AS AND WHEN FOUND

1940

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Bail-Outs for
1940

Bail-Outs for 1940 part II   
Bail-Outs for 1940 part III  

Bail-Outs for 1940 part IV

 

Ejections for 1940

1941 >>>>

Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed
26th March 1940 F/O E J Kam pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1766 73 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 of IIZ/JG53 near Saarlautern
2nd April 1940  P/O C D Palmer pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I  N2326 1 Sqn Patrol Shot down by W Molders, fII/JG53  
23rd April 1940 Sgt C N S Campbell pilot   wounded
Escaped across back border

RAF
Hurricane I   73 Sqn Patrol Wounded during combat with Me 109s of JG53 Landed in Luxembourg
26th April 1940 P/O M A Craig‑Adams  pilot   OK
RAF
Gladiator II  N5633 263 Sqn Patrol Engine trouble  

The Battle of France begins

Friday 10th May 1940  

Friday 10th May 1940 04:10 Fw Ernst Schade pilot   POW
Luftwaffe
Ju.88   8/LG1   shot down by F/O Ken Blair near Mons
Gfr Heinrich Maibom gunner   POW
?????     POW
Friday 10th May 1940 05:00 Ofw Kurt Bucholtz pilot all other crew died in crash POW
Luftwaffe
He.111H   7/KG1   shot down by F/O Jim Brazin north of Douai
Friday 10th May 1940 09:15 name unknown crew member Possibly flown by Uffz Karl Schiwek - one crew member baled out OK
Luftwaffe
Dornier DO17Z   4/GK2   shot down by F/O Harold "Ginger" Paul Rouvres
fate of other crew not known      
Friday 10th May 1940 09:15 name unknown pilot reached German territory then baled out OK
Luftwaffe
Me.Bf 109       damaged during engagement with Belgian Gladiators St. Trond-Tongeren
Friday 10th May 1940 Uffz Herman Heintze pilot   POW
Luftwaffe
He.111H   9/KG1   shot down Albert
name unknown ??   POW
name unknown ??   POW
name unknown ??? died in crash  
Friday 10th May 1940 14:30 F/O R Lawrie Lorimer pilot   OK
RAF
 Hurricane I  L1689 1 Sqn  Patrol hit by return fire from  a He 111 of KG53 near Châlons-sur-Marne
Friday 10th May 1940 14:30 F/Lt J Sample  pilot   OK
RAF
 Hurricane I  P2615  607 Sqn Patrol during attack on seven He 111s of KGl over Albert.  
Friday 10th May 1940 Uffz Karl Reinhard pilot   POW
Luftwaffe
He.111H   8/KG54   shot down near Ghent
name unknown ??   POW
name unknown ??    
name unknown ???    
Friday 10th May 1940 18:20 unknown nk   OK
Luftwaffe
He.111P   8staffel   shot down by P/O Frank Carey with F/O Dickie Ball 3 Sqn  
fate of other crew not known      
Friday 10th May 1940 19:30 Uffz Walter Zenner pilot   POW
Luftwaffe
He.111H   9/KG1   shot down Albert
all other crew   died in crash  
Friday 10th May 1940 20:50 unknown nk   OK
Luftwaffe
He.111   LG1 or KG27   shot down by F/O Pat 'Woody' Woods-Scawen 5 miles NW of St. Amand
fate of other crew not known      
11th May 1940 P/O O P DeL Hulton‑Harrop pilot    PoW 
RAF
Hurricane I   N2407  17 Sqn  Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of  JG51  
Friday 10th May 1940 21:00 F/O Dickie Ball     OK
RAF
 Hurricane I  N2333 3 Sqn   unable to find aerodrome St. Maragret's Bay. near Dover RDF Station

Saturday 11th May 1940  

                       
11th May 1940
1915 hrs
F/O P H M Richey  pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I  L1685 1 Sqn Patrol. Shot down by Me-110  
11th May 1940 F/Lt R Edwards pilot    burn injuries
RAF
 Hurricane I L2068 79 Sqn Patrol attack on He-III north west of Mons  
11th May 1940 F/Lt R H A Lee pilot   OK
RAF
 Hurricane I N2388
'VY‑R'
85 Sqn Patrol encounter with Do 17 near Maastricht
12th May 1940 F/O R Lewis  pilot   OK
RAF
 Hurricane I   L1688 1 Sqn Escort combat with Me 109s of  JG27 near Maastricht
12th May 1940  P/O T C Parker  pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L2065 79 Sqn Patrol combat with Do 17 of KG77  
12th May 1940 Sgt F V Howell  pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I   L1632 87 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 of JG27 near Maastricht.
12th May 1940 F/O W E Gore   pilot    Injured 
RAF
Hurricane I   P2572 AF‑B'  607 Sqn   after combat with He 111 of  4/LGl.  
13th May 1940 F/O B Drake  pilot    Injured
RAF
Hurricane I   'P'  1 Sqn    combat with Me-110  
13th May 1940 S/Ldr J O W Oliver pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2821 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109 of JG3 over Belgium.
14th May 1940 F/Lt P P Hanks pilot   OK
RAF
 Hurricane I   N2380'S'  1 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 110s of ZG26 over Sedan
14th May 1940 P/O C G StD Jeffries  pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I  L1908 3 Sqn   combat with Me-110s near Sedan
14th May 1940 P/O J E R Wood pilot    Injured
RAF
Hurricane I N2490 79 Sqn Patrol combat with Ju 88  north of Leuze
14th May 1940 P/O Christopher Charles Dolben Mackworth  pilot Parachute caught fire killed
RAF
Hurricane I  L1834 87 Sqn   Patrol. Combat with Me-110s Belgium
14th May 1940 F/O M E A Royce pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I    L1950 504 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-110s near Louvignies
15th May 1940 F/O P H M Richey  pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I  L1943 1 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 110s of ZG26 near St Hilaire‑le‑Grand
15th May 1940  F/O N Orton  pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  P2579 73 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-110s  
15th May 1940 Sgt L J Humphries pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1693 73 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-110s  
15th May 1940 F/O D H Allen pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I  P2828 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-110s east of Ath
15th May 1940 P/O J H Ashton pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1775 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-110 south of Ath
15th May 1940 F/O H N Fowler   pilot   POW
RAF
Hurricane I P2622  615 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s of JG53  in the Dinant‑Ardennes area
15th May 1940 P/O D J Looker  pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P2554 615 Sqn  Patrol hit by  ground fire  near Waterloon
16th May 1940 Sgt L A Crozier pilot   killed
RAF
Hurricane I N2389 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s  
16th May 1940 P/O T C Jackson pilot   POW
RAF
Hurricane I N2338 7 615 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109s near Tirlemont
16th May 1940  P/O B B Young pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  P2577 615 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109s near Brussels
17th May 1940
0900 hours
F/O C D Palmer pilot   OK
RAF
 Hurricane I P2820 1 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-110s near Reims
17th May 1940 F/O D A E Jones pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I L1609 3 Sqn Patrol combat with Do 17 of KG76  near Merville
17th May 1940 F/O A P Lines pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2822 17 Sqn   combat with Me 109s of JG26  
17th May 1940 F/O R Herrick pilot   POW
RAF
Hurricane I  L2140 79 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109 of JG52  
17th May 1940
Flying Offr. Patrick Philip
'Woody' Woods-Scawen
pilot See also
19th May 1940
1st September 1940
OK
RAF
Hurricane I N2319 85 Sqn   combat with Me 109s of  JG3  
18th May 1940 F/O W N Lepine pilot POW wounded
RAF
Hurricane I N2425 85 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 110s  
18th May 1940
1625 hours
P/O M A Newling pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I N2600 145 Sqn  Patrol combat with He 111 near Brussels
18th May 1940 P/O D deC C Gower pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2676 229 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s  
18th May 1940 P/O M K Brown pilot wounded in right leg Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I N2320 242 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-l10s of ZG26  
18th May 1940 F/O L E Chambers pilot Baled out with burns - taken prisoner next day in hospital POW
RAF
Hurricane I L1922 242 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-l10s  
18th May 1940  P/O J D Ford pilot returned on 21st OK   Hurricane I  L1600 2 253 Sqn Patrol combat  
18th May 1940  F/Lt John Samuel Owen pilot killed in his parachute. Buried at Cambrai, France Killed
RAF
Hurricane I L1912 504 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s near Mons
18th May 1940 P/O R J Renison pilot   POW
RAF
Hurricane I L1944 504 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s near Mons
18th May 1940
Staffelkapitän Wolf-Dietrich “Fürst” Wilcke
pilot released at the fall of France OK
POW

Luftwaffe
    7./JG 53/ III./JG 53   Shot down in combat with French Hawk 75 fighters over the Saar valley, France
19th May 1940  F/O P H M Richey pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  P2805 1 Sqn  Patrol combat with He Ills of KG27 near Chateau‑Thierry
19th May 1940 F/O J C Milner pilot   POW
RAF
Hurricane I N2462 32 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s of JG2 near Le Cateau
19th May 1940
2nd bale out

Flying Offr. Patrick Philip
'Woody' Woods-Scawen
pilot See also
17th May 1940
1st September 1940
OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2547 85 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s SE of Lille
19th May 1940
1630 hours
S/Ldr M F Peacock pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2551 85 Sqn  Patrol combat with He-111s KG4 near Seclin
19th May 1940 F/O J M Strickland pilot wounded by a French bullet Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P2687 87 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109  
19th May 1940 P/O H J L Dunn pilot slight burns injured
RAF
Hurricane I  L1620 87 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s  
19th May 1940
1000 hours
P/O J R Hardacre pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3555 504 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s east of Lille
19th May 1940  S/Ldr J H Hill pilot assaulted by French civilians OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3551 504 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s  
19th May 1940 Sgt M V Mapletoft pilot    Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I N2355  504 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s of JG2  
19th May 1940  S/Ldr G M Fidler pilot   Killed
RAF
Hurricane I  P3535'P' 607 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s of LG2  
19th May 1940 F/O R D Pexton pilot   Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I  N2331 615 Sqn  Patrol combat with Me 109s north of Cambrai
20th May 1940
0600 hours
F/O G R Branch pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2699'D'  601 Sqn   combat with Do 17 near Izel
22nd May 1940 Sgt B E P Whall   pilot   OK
RAF
 Gladiator II  N5719  263 Sqn  Patrol combat with a Do-17 west of Harstad
22nd May 1940 F/O G W B Austin   a/c set on fire, pilot hit in left leg. Evacuated via Dunkirk and hospitalised Wounded
RAF
          near Vermelles
 23rd May 1940 Sgt G L Nowell pilot evacuated via Calais
see 25th May 1940  is this an error
Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3550  32 Sqn Patrol Shot down by Me 109s, near Arras, northern France
 23rd May 1940  P/O J Benzie pilot evacuated via Dunkirk Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P2550 242 Sqn Escort shot down by Me 109 near Ypres N France
 23rd May 1940 P/O J W Smiley pilot    POW
RAF
    I2 Sqn Escort attack by Me 109 N France

24th May 1940
after
1300

F/O H B Bell‑Syer  pilot Pilot burned and hospitalised Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I 'L 73 Sqn Patrol Amiens combat with Me 110 Amiens
25th May 1940 name unknown pilot    
Luftwaffe
Me 109       shot down by Colin Gray shared with Sgt. Norwell  
 26th May 1940 F/Lt Capel Francis Goodson Adye pilot   killed
RAF
Hurricane I ??? 17 Sqn Patrol shot down by Me 109  
 26th May 1940 P/O Peter Vincent Watson pilot Died 28th May 1940 died later
RAF
Spitfire I N3237 19 Sqn   combat  
 26th May 1940 F/O John Hylton Welford pilot parachute did not have time to deploy killed
RAF
Spitfire I P9437 26 Sqn     France
 26th May 1940 P/O J L Allen pilot   Res
RAF
Spitfire I N3188 54 Sqn     France
 26th May 1940 P/O I J Muirhead pilot fired on by Belgian troops OK
RAF
Hurricane I Patrol 605 Sqn   Shot down by Me 110 Dunkirk area
 27th May 1940 P/O M H C Maxwell pilot hit by Belgian AA OK
RAF
Hurricane I P3478 56 Sqn Patrol pursuing He-111- friendly fire  
27th May 1940
Wing Commander Basil Edward Embry
pilot   Esc
RAF
Blenheim Mk.IV   107 Sqn
Wattisham
  German AA while attacking column over St. Omer area , France
Pilot Officer Tom Whiting (Nav)   Esc
Cpl. Lang (Air Gunner) killed in aircraft killed
28th May 1940 Sgt S L Butterfield pilot rescued by the paddle steamer Royal Eagle OK
RAF
Hurricane I P2721 213 Sqn  Patrol   over the sea

29th May 1940 0305h

P/O J F Drummond pilot Patrol OK
RAF
 Hurricane I L1794 46 Sqn   combat with He 111 S of Narvik
29th May 1940 F/O K E Newton pilot rescued by a hospital ship OK
RAF
 Hurricane I P3303 151 Sqn     over the sea
29th May 1940 P/O R N H Courtney pilot rescued by a destroyer Wounded
RAF
Hurricane I P3321 151 Sqn     over the sea
29th May 1940 F/O W G New pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I   229 Sqn Patrol combat with Me109s  
29th May 1940 P/O A S Linney pilot   OK
RAF
Hurricane I   229 Sqn Patrol combat with Me 109s  
29th May 1940 Sgt Evan John Jones Air Gunner turret was hit baled out Killed
RAFVR
Defiant l L6957 264 Sqn Patrol damaged by Me.l10 France
29th May 1940  LAC Fairbrother Air Gunner Pilot P/O R W Stokes crash landed the aircraft wounded
RAF
Defiant I  L7019 264 Sqn Patrol.  Damaged in combat Manston
29th May 1940   pilot    
RAF
           
29th May 1940 Sgt Peter Douglas Jenkins pilot presumed drowned killed
RAFVR
 Spitfire I L1062'L' 610 Sqn Patrol hit by AA fire over the sea
31st May 1940 F/O Robinson pilot returned by ship OK
RAF
Hurricane I  'G' 213 Sqn Patrol   landed on the beaches
31st May 1940 P/O V B S Verity pilot picked up by paddle steamer OK
RAF
Hurricane I Patrol  229 Sqn Patrol combat with Me-l10s  
31st May 1940 P/O M H Young pilot   OK
RAF
Defiant I L6980 264 Sqn Patrol collision with L6961  
LAC Johnson Air Gunner   OK
31st May 1940

1st bale out

F/O G Keighley pilot Rescued from the sea by a trawler then transferred to Naval pinnace
See also 20th July 1940
OK
RAF
Spitfire I  'E' 610 Sqn Patrol    
NOTE

   ##th August 1940 - Fighter Command lost ## aircraft - # successful bale-outs.
   Of the ## crew involved ## were killed, # were safe of whom # was slightly injured

Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed