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

based

mission cause crashed

   13th January 1945

13th January 1945 2Lt. Jack E. Stocks Pilot Crash landed aircraft OK
USAAF
B-17G Flying Fortress 43-38642 359TH Bomber Squadron,
303rd Bomb Group, RAF Molesworth
to Mannheim Hit by flak over target 2Lt. Jack E. Stocks ordered four of the crew to bail out then crash landed aircraft at Tantonville landing strip

LINK

 

Cpl.
Roger K. Bates
Aerial Gunner bailed out OK
 Sgt. John Fiore Radio bailed out OK
Sgt. John W. Hamilton Armorer Gunner bailed out OK
Cpl. Nauphlet F Daniel Aerial Gunner bailed out injured
T/Sgt Edmund P. Copp Engineer did not bail-out OK
2lt James T. Steineman  Bombardier / Navigator did not bail-out OK
2Lt Ronald A. Anstrom Navigator injured in legs by flak decided not to bail out injured
2Lt John F. Marsh Co-Pilot did not bail-out OK
 
Details courtesy of Mrs Barbara Bates,  Roger K. Bates' wife , Lincoln, California
http://www.303rdbg.com/359stocks.html
21st February 1945 Burt Newark Pilot bailed out
POW
 
USAAF
P-51 Mustang WZ
"Lady Eve"
    hit by flak strafing German trains near Frankfurt. Aircraft caught fire. Bailed Out landing in a tree. Frankfurt, Germany
 

   26th February 1945

26th February 1945 Capt. James Lyons Pilot   Res
USAAF
B-29 Superfortress   40th Bomb Group. Chakulia to the west of Calcutta Damaged by Japanese fighter  while on unescorted photo-reconnaissance mission to Singapore Bailed out over the Bay of Bengal on return from mission  
Mills Bale Co-pilot   Res
Pfc. J. M. Moffit CFC gunner   MIA
1st Lt. William Kintis Bombardier seriously wounded- unconscious  -egress by other crew using static line MIA
TSgt. John Topolski Radar operator   Res
TSgt. Louis Sandrick Left gunner   Res
Sgt. J. J. Carney tailgunner   MIA
SSgt. Anthony P. Peleckis     Res
Lt. Frank Thorp flight engineer   Res
 Lt. Nathan Teplick navigator   Res
Vernon Lester     Res
15th March 1945
Staffelkapitän Rudolf Trenkel
pilot   wounded
Luftwaffe
Bf 109 G-14 “Black 12” WkNr. 465 260  2./JG 52   shot down by flak  
                       
 
31st March 1945
1st Lt. Richard L. "Dick" "Spider" Smith
pilot caught by foot when bailing out

caught arm on tail fin - broke his  arm

injured
USAAF
P-51D Mustang

"5E"
"Easy Does it"

41-3557 1st Scouting Force

8th Air Force

Basingbourn, England

Sweep over Leipzig Engine quite over English Channel at approx. 0900

LINK

I'd like to express my appreciation to Dick "Spider" Smith for allowing the use of his photograph and the links to his autobiography

Inglemunster, Belgium
4th April 1945

2nd bale-out


Oberleutnant Franz Schall
pilot see also
8th November 1944
OK
Luftwaffe
           

    8th April 1945

8th April 1945 Capt. Richard Benson pilot (Sqn Cdr) OK
USAAF
B-24 Liberator 0774825 23 Sqn
5th Bomb Group
13th Airforce

 

based on Samar Island in the Philippines, but staged out of Puerta Princessa Airport on Palawan Island

bombing mission against oil refinery - Saigon combat with 9 Japanese Zero fighters - lost 3 engines

Crew rescued by Submarine "Cobia".

More details on the website belonging to

 

see also

LINK

 

I'd like to express my appreciation to Jean Vandruff for allowing the use of his photograph and the links to his autobiography

Java Sea

Lt. Jean V. "Van" Vandruff
co-pilot   OK
19yr old crew member     OK
Gareth Clift     OK
?????     OK
Jim Steiner     OK
 ??? "Rocky"  Stahl Bombardier   OK
??? Radar Officer chute failed Killed
12th April 1945
5th bale-out

Gruppenkommandeur Günther Schack
pilot see also
22nd October 1941.
16th January 1944,
17th September 1944,
6th October 1944,
OK
Luftwaffe
Bf 109   I./JG 51   shot down in combat  
1st May 1945
Oberfeldwebel Heinz "Negus" Marquardt
pilot he had been shot down seven times previously in his career wounded

later PoW


Luftwaffe
Fw 190 D-9   13./JG 51 top cover intercepted by six Spitfire XIV of 41 Sqn, RAF and shot down Lake Schwerin
                       
6th June 1945  
2nd Lt Roy B. Marker
pilot Bailed Out  
USAAF
P-40 14th Airforce, 5th Fighter Group
Flying Tigers
    He was shot down during a dogfight in which he had shot down one Oscar over China
23rd June 1945 Bill Chowns pilot    
RAF
Squadron 136       mid air collision  
 
 
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed