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USS Saratoga
CV-60
Ejections & Losses

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th June 1972
USN
RA‑5C Vigilante 156616, AC 601 RVAH‑1
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
SAM; North Vietnam      
LCdr C H Smith recovered Lt L G Kunz recovered  
13th June 1972
USN
A‑7A Corsair II 153206, AC 305 VA‑37
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
SAM; North Vietnam LCdr F J Davis, KIA    
15th June 1972
USN
A‑7A Corsair II 153197 VA‑105
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
Operational loss pilot killed    
17th June 1972
USN
A‑7A Corsair II 153230, AC 406 VA‑105
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
AAA; North Vietnam Lt L R Kilpatrick, MIA    
11th July 1972
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155803, AC 212 VF‑103
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
MiG; North Vietnam    
 Lt R. I. Randall POW Lt . Frederick J. "Bat"  POW Martin-Baker
31st July 1972
USN
A‑7A Corsair II 153193 VA‑105
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
Operational loss pilot recovered    
6th August 1972
USN
A‑7A  Corsair II 153147, AC 407 VA‑105
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
AAA; North Vietnam Lt J R Lloyd, recovered    
17th August 1972
USN
A-7A Corsair II 153207
AC 306
VA‑37
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
SAM, over North Vietnam Lt Cdr  Dale V. Raebel Escapac
6th September 1972
USN
A‑6A Intruder 155626, AC 505 VA‑75
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
SAM; North Vietnam  
LCdr D F Lindland MIA Lt R G Lerseth, POW Martin-Baker
8th September 1972
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 157302, AC 202 VF‑103
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
AAA; North Vietnam      
Cdr P P Bordone recovered Lt J H Findley recovered  
12th September 1972
USN
A‑7A Corsair II 153213, AC 312 VA‑37
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
AAA; North Vietnam Lt G H Averett, recovered    
10th November 1972
USN
A‑7A Corsair II 153161, AC 300 VA‑37
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
AAA; North Vietnam LCdr F W Wright III, KIA    
20th November 1972
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 157288, AC 210 VF‑103
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
SAM; North Vietnam      
LCdr V E Lesh recovered Lt (jg) D L Cordes recovered  
28th November 1972
USN
A‑6A Intruder 155622 VA‑75
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
Operational loss    
recovered Charles M. Earnest KIA  
21st December 1972
USN
A‑6A Intruder 152946, AC 500 VA‑75
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
AAA; North Vietnam  
LCdr R S Graustein, KIA LCdr B S Wade, MIA  
23rd December 1972
USN
SH‑3A 151552, AC00? HS‑7
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
small arms fire; North Vietnam all crew  recovered    
31st December 1972
USN
SH‑3D 156494 HS‑7
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60
Operational loss recovered    
recovered    
recovered    
recovered    
                 
 
USN
   
CVW‑3
USS Saratoga
CV-60