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.

 

<<<< 1952

Bail-Outs for
1953

Ejections for 1953

1954 >>>>

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

based

mission cause crashed
10th January 1953

1st Lt. George F. Barnes, Jr.

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

USAF B-29A 44-61802 372nd Bmb Sq 307th Bmb Wg   MiG damage in Yalu area Korea

1st Lt. Francis T. Cuno

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

1st Lt. Frederick W. Forsythe, Jr

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

A1C Edgar B. Gaines

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

SSGT Rex E. Gary

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

A1C William V .Hansen

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

CAPT Arthur Heise

 

 

MIA

SSGT Berger L. Johnson

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

MSGT Richard M. Kaufman

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

A2C Richard W. Krauel

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

1st Lt. Samuel E. Massenberg

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

1st Lt. Albert L. Seaver

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

A1C Robert K. Storkson

 

RMC Big Switch

RMC PoW

18th January 1953 Captain Kenneth L. Spence   RMC Big Switch RMC
PoW
USMC Cessna OE-1 133806 1VMO-6 st MAW recon mission in enemy area Shot down, 1 chute seen landing, gunfire heard Korea
1st Lt. Glen Allen     MIA
19th January 1953 ?????? pilot bailed out OK RAF Vampire FB9 WL502 28 Sqn formation flying Collison with another Vampire South of Pingchau Island, Hong Kong
21st January 1953 Tony Whitacker pilot lost leg as result of accident Inj. RAF Meteor NF.XI WD654 264 Sqn. Routine training execise Could not land in bad weather conditions. Crashed after running out of fuel. North of Shipton, Yorkshire
Peter John Wright nav. cut wrist pulling rip-cord OK
26th January 1953 ?????? pilot bailed out OK RAF Hornet F3 WB871 33 Sqn aerobatics Engine cowling came off, undercarriage could not be lowered. Flew out to sea At sea RAF Butterworth
?????? nav bailed out OK
27th January 1953

MSGT Cleo A. Brown

   

RCV RR

USAF B-29A 44-27262 370th Bmb Sq 307th Bmb Wg   10 crew members bailed out successfully Korea, crashed in UN territory near Tom-ni

1st Lt. Edward R. Francis

   

RCV RR

1st Lt. Ralph I. Phy

   

RCV RR

LT Ernest W. Sharpe, Jr.

   

RSC RR

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28th January 1953 ?????? pilot     RAF Meteor NF.XI WM149 96 Sqn. Routine training execise Could not recover to base 16 miles from Zwolle, Netherlands
?????? nav.    
29th January 1953 ?????? pilot   OK RAF Vampire FB5 WA114 112 Sqn Routine training execise Engine failure Maaseik, Netherlands
                       
PLEASE - DOES ANYONE HAVE ANYMORE BAILOUTS NOTED FOR JANUARY 1953 - SUCCESSFUL OR NOT - ANY AIR FORCE ??

 

4th March 1953 Lt. (jg) J. B. Overton pilot Rescued by a helo from the USS Los Angeles (CA-135) Rescued USN F4U-5N Corsair 12191 VC-3 USS Valley Forge (CVA-45)   Hit by AAA, engine caught fire  near Wonsan, Korea
10th March 1953

Lt. Thomas J. Euston USN

   

KIA

USMC Cessna OE-1 133786 VMO-6 1st MAW recon missio Shot down, bailed out successfully Korea

Captain Dee E. Ezell USMC

  RMC, Big Switch (HQ Battery, 11th Marines)

RMC PoW

17th March 1953 Lt. Col. Barnette  Robinson pilot unsuccessful bailout Recovered USMC AD-3 SKYRAIDER 122812 VMA-121 MAG-12   Developed engine trouble Korea
27th March 1953 Captain Robert O. Peck pilot   Rescued USMC F4U-4B Corsair ??? VMA-312 USS Bataan (CVL-29)   Hit by AAA and exploded 15 m NW Chinnampo, Korea

 

4th April 1953 Cdr.  S. B. Berry pilot Helo rescue, , CO of VA-95 RSC USN AD-4 SKYRAIDER 123859 VA-95 USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47)   Hit by AAA, engine failure Korea

 

17th May 1953 Captain L. K. "Keith" Hatfield (Austr. Army) pilot Rescued by 3rd ROK Capital Division servicemen (3rd Royal Australian Regiment) OK USAF T-6 ??? 6148th Tac Ctl Sq 6149th Tac Ctl Gp   Downed by AAA Korea
Captain Frank E. Winner (USAF) pilot  
17th May 1953 Lt. (jg)  Gaylord A. PEEL pilot   POW USN AD-4 SKYRAIDER 123863 VA-95 USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47)   Hit by AAA Korea
17th May 1953 ENS G. M. Witters   Rescued by helo from the USS Manchester (CL-83) RSC USN AD-4NA  SKYRAIDER 125756 VF-194 USS Boxer (CVA-21) RESCAP Hit by AAA bailed out over Wonsan Harbor, Korea

 

3rd June 1953 ENS Theodore Y. Korsgren, JR   Rescued by a helo from LST-1138 RSC USN AD-4NA SKYRAIDER 125742 VF-54 USS Valley Forge (CVA-45)   Hit by AAA forced to bail out over Wonsan Harbor, helo rescue SW of Yo-do, Korea
11th June 1953 Lt. (jg) J. Torosian pilot   recovered USN F4U-4 Corsair 80878 VF-94 USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47)   Engine fire bailed out over water, Korea
15th June 1953 Sgt. Donald W. Pinkstone pilot RMC Big Switch POW RAAF Meteor A77-982 No. 77 Squadron   Downed by enemy ground fire Korea
19th June 1953 LTJG,   Donald E.  Brewer pilot unsuccessful low altitude bail out KIA USN AD-4N SKYRAIDER 132263 VA-45 USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39   Hit by AAA bailed out near Tanchon, Korea
22nd June 1953 Flg. Off. J. C. Coleman pilot   OK RAAF Meteor A77-415 No. 77 Squadron   Damaged by enemy ground fire over friendly territory, Korea

 

1st July 1953 CAPT Jack V. Allen     MIA USAF B-26C 44-35355 8th Bmb Sq (L) 3rd Bmb Wg (L) Night intruder mission hit by AAA
last contact at 0032L
Korea
A1C B. M. Conner     RSC
1st Lt. R. W. Killeson     RSC
1st Lt. C. R. Lebrun     RSC
15th July 1953     Bailed out   Convair XP5Y-1 Flying Boat

world's first turboprop Prototype

121455   Trial flight Failure of the elevator trim system which eventually caused uncontrollable longitudinal instability. Crashed into the sea of San Diego USA
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
    Bailed out  
16th July 1953 Lt.  J.  F. Dickerson pilot Rescued by Air Force helo RSC USN AD-4 SKYRAIDER 126904 VA-155 USS Princeton (CVA-37)   Hit by AAA Korea
                       
7th August 1953
Pilot Officer Edmund A "Eddie" McCullagh,
pilot came down in the sea about two miles off the north
Devon coast and was picked up by a pleasure boat
RSC RAF Vampire FB5 VV490 229 OCU
Chivenor
Instructional sortie Vampire T11  sliced off part of tail-plane at about 8,000 feet following collision Ilfracombe, Devon
                       
Date crew who bailed out position notes status Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

mission cause crashed

 

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

based

mission cause crashed
                       

 

 

To further research if PoWs, RMCs bailed out -
29th January 1953
B-29A,  42-65357, 28th Bmb Sq, 19th Bmb Wg. Downed by MiGs at night 10-12 mi S of Pyongyang (18 mi E of Sariwon). 3 of crew were returned from captivity,  2 were POWs, 9 MIA

ABRAHAMSON, Gerald D.

A2C

USAF

RMC

RMC Big Switch

ASHLEY, JR., Gilbert L.

1LT

USAF

POW

 

HENRY, Dewey R.

1LT

USAF

MIA

 

ISHIDA, Hidemaro S.

A2C

USAF

POW

 

MILLER, Lee H.

SGT

USAF

RMC

RMC Big Switch

O'MEARA, JR., James J.

A2C

USAF

MIA

 

OLSEN, Arthur R.

1LT

USAF

MIA

 

POPE, James D.

A2C

USAF

MIA

 

SCHWAB, Edward A.

A2C

USAF

MIA

 

SHADDICK, III, John P.

2LT

USAF

MIA

 

STEVENSON, Frank J.

A3C

USAF

MIA

 

STOPA, Dewey NMI

2LT

USAF

KIA

 

TURNER, Harold P.

1LT

USAF

MIA

 

WEINBRANDT, Robert L.

A2C

USAF

RMC

RMC Little Switch