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

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Bail-Outs for
1941

Ejections for 1941

1942 >>>>

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

based

mission cause crashed
7th April 1941
Kp Danilo Grbic
  Died  
JKRV
Hurricane I   Ind Fighter Esk invasion of the Balkans shot down by  Leutnant Hans “Beisser” Beisswenger 6./JG 54 S Neusatz
FEEDBACK

I find out on your site data about Danilo Grbic, brother of my father. Date of his ejection from hurricane is authentic, but he was not just wounded, unfortunately April 7th, 1941 is date of his dead. My father is still alive, he is in age of 84, and he gave me a picture of his brother Danilo. I'm sending you the photo to put in empty space of your site
Mihailo Grbic - in email 10th November 2007

21st June 1941
Adolf Galland
    OK
Luftwaffe
Bf 109       Shot down  by the Polish ace Boleslaw Drobinski 303 Sqn, RAF east of Boulogne
9th August 1941
Douglas Bader
     
RAF
          St. Omer, France
22nd October 1941
1st bale-out

Gefreiter  Günther Schack
pilot see also
16th January 1944,
17th September 1944,
6th October 1944,
12th April 1945
OK
Luftwaffe
Bf 109   7./JG 51   shot down in combat  
18th December 1941 S/L L W V Jennens Pilot   pow 
RAF
Stirling I W7436 MG‑D


7 Sqn
Oakington

take-off
09:48 

 

Operation against Brest Shot down by Me 109s crashed at Plouguerneau (Finistere),24 km N of Brest
Sgt F K "Pop" Lister RAAF  Co-pilot   pow
Sgt John C Webb Engineer    pow
Sgt E V "Smudger" Smith Navigator   pow 
Flg. Sgt. Walter "Wally" Merrill Baker+
RCAF
 sn. R/52699
W. Op./Air Gunner   KIA
Sgt Frank V Davis Wireless operator / air gunner bailed-out pow
No.90152  19th Dec 1941 - 11May 1945
Sgt J Towns+
sn. 1022750
Air Gunner   KIA
+ buried in Plouguerneau Communal Cemetery