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
1950

Ejections for 1950

1951 >>>>

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

based

mission cause crashed
7th September 1950
1st Lt. Jack A.
Lightner
pilot  unsuccessful low altitude bail-out KIA
USAF
F-51D Mustang 45-11727 67th Ftr-Bmbr Sq 18th Ftr-Bmbr Gp   On fire in Tsushima Straits 20 mi SE of Pusan, Korea