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.

 

         

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Bail-Outs for
1942

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

1942

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

based

mission cause crashed
30th/31st May 1942
P/0 Leslie  Thomas Manser
RAFVR
pilot Remained in aircraft to allow crew to bale-out

Awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

KIA
RAF Bomber Command
Manchester I L7301
ZN-D
106 Sqn T/o 2301 Skellingthorpe borrowed by 50 Squadron

1000 Bomber Raid 

Hit by flak over Koln and very severely damaged Crashed 0200 into a dyke at Bree (Limburg), 21 km NNE of Genk, Belgium
P/0 R J Barnes co-pilot   POW
Sgt L H Baveystock     evaded capture
P/0 R M Horsley     evaded capture
Sgt S E King     evaded capture
Sgt A McF Mills     evaded capture
Sgt B W Naylor     evaded capture
3rd September 1942
Staffelkapitän Karl-Heinz "Benjamin" Weber
pilot Landing safely, but wounded by a German sentry OK
Luftwaffe
Bf 109 F-2

“White 0”

WkNr. 8240 JG 51   combat with Russian twin-engined bombers Eastern Front, Russia
4th September 1942
Oberleutnant Emil Bitsch
pilot slight injuries OK
Luftwaffe
Bf 109 F-4 W.Nr. 13 325 8./JG 3   shot down by Flak Eastern Front near Wertjatschi am Don northwest of Stalingrad, Russia
25th October 1942
Leutnant Walter “Graf Punski” Krupinski
     
Luftwaffe
Bf 109 ??   6./JG 52   shot down in aerial combat Eastern Front, near Leningrad, Russia