Work in Progress

HomeAbout the SiteContentsEjection ListsEjection StatisticsAcknowledgementsFeedbackDisclaimer

List being compiled

Chronological Listing of South Vietnamese
Losses & Ejections

                 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
13th March 1956
VNAF
Bearcat M   crashed Vietnamese pilot    
21st March 1956
VNAF
Bearcat U or Z   crashed ???    
5th November 1962 USAF

B‑26B Invader

44‑35530 Detachment 2A,1 ACG, USAF, Bien Hoa During napalm attack on VC positions was shot down in An Xuyen province, South Vietnam Capt Robert David Bennett
KIA
   
1 Lt William Boyd Tully
KIA
   

VNAF observer, name unknown
KIA
   
5th November 1962
VNAF
A-1
Skyraider
    Shot down during the night ???    
Monday 8th April 1963
VNAF
B-26     Crashed in a mountainous area about 260 miles north of Saigon while making a strafing run USAF Pilot    
USAF Co-pilot    
VNAF Observer    
  Further details needed
8th October 1963
VNAF
T-28 8373 1st Air Commando Sq 43 miles from Danang, RVN      
Captain Dean A. Wadsworth
US

VNAF
 
19th February 1964
VNAF
T-28     Shot down by AAA near An Giang Province on Cambodian border      
USAF pilot OK
VNAF
Co-pilot OK
 
20th February 1964
VNAF
T-28     Shot down by AAA 90 miles south west of Saigon in Mekong Delta      
USAF pilot killed Vietnamese Co-pilot OK  
8 March 1964 USAF A-1H
Skyraider

VNAF
  1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa armed reconnaissance mission near Tay Ninh Col Thomas Malcolm Hergert
KIA
   
24 March 1964   T-28D 53-8362 1st Air Commando Sq lost a wing during a dive bombing run near Soc Trang      
Captain Edwin G. Shank Jr.
VNAF observer, name unknown KIA
 
   
9 April 1964 USAF T‑28D

VNAF
53‑8361 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa Lost both wings in a strafing attack      

Capt Robert Newton Brumet
KIA
LINK


VNAF observer, name unknown KIA
 
29 August 1964 USAF A-1E
Skyraider
52‑132465 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa shot down by AAA during a night training flight near Bien Hoa      
Capt Richard Dean Goss
KIA

VNAF observer, name unknown KIA
 
 
VNAF
A-1
Skyraider
           
23rd September 1964 USAF A-1E
Skyraider
52‑132441 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa shot down by .50 calibre gunfire near Ap Vinh Tho, south of the Mekong Delta pic    
1 Lt George Edward Flynn III
Bailed Out
MIA

KIA

VNAF  observer, name unknown
Bailed Out
POW
[or was he rescued ??]
 
23rd September 1964 USAF A-1
Skyraider
52‑132656 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa shot down by .50 calibre gunfire near Ap Vinh Tho, south of the Mekong Delta
Emergency crash landing
     
Capt W H May (survived)
VNAF observer, name unknown POW
[or was he rescued ??]
 

26th September 1964

 

  A-1E Skyraider 52‑132450 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa shot down near Ap An Dien in the Mekong Delta      
Maj W G Harris
Bailed Out

Rescued by Helo
VNAF  observer, name unknown
Bailed Out

Rescued by Helo 
 
Friday 2nd October 1964
US
AF
A-1E Skyraider 52‑132654 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa Napalm attack mission near  Giong Dua at the mouth of the Mekong River. Crashed into the South China Sea just off the Vietnamese coast      
Captain Kenneth Earl Walker
KIA
Vietnamese student pilot
2Lt B F Fi

KIA
 

26th October 1964

  A-1E Skyraider 52‑132411 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa shot down five miles west of Tan Son Nhut airfield 1 Lt Glenn Charles Dyer
KIA

VNAF observer, name unknown (KIA)
 
1 November 1964 Mortar attack at night on the USAF, Bien Hoa air base
USAF 5 B-57s and 1 Huski destroyed, and 2 Huskies damaged

VNAF
A-1E Skyraider     Destroyed      

VNAF
A-1E Skyraider     Destroyed      

VNAF
A-1E Skyraider     Destroyed      

VNAF
C-47     Damaged      

VNAF
C-47     Damaged      
                 
Albrecht, George H. Capt 19-Nov-64 4410th Cmbt Crew Tng Sq South Vietnam TDY to Det 6 517870    
Hudson, Leonard P. 1Lt 19-Nov-64 4410th Cmbt Crew Tng Sq South Vietnam TDY to Det 6 517870    
1st December 1964   A-1E Skyraider 52‑132640 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa Training flight. Hit by ground fire. Crashed near Phuoc Vinh      
1 Lt K P Roedeman
Bailed Out (survived)
Rescued by helo
WO D S Tan

VNAF
Bailed Out
KIA
 
27th January 1965   A-1E Skyraider 52‑132666 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa Crashed during close air support mission in Bien Hoa province      
Maj George Frederick Vlisides KIA
VNAF observer, name unknown KIA
 
10 February 1965   A-1E Skyraider 52‑132401 1 ACS, 34 TG, USAF, Bien Hoa Hit by ground fire during a close air support mission. Crashed into the sea.      
Capt William Young Duggan
survived
Rescued by helo

[KIA - 31st Dec 1970]


VNAF observer, name unknown KIA
 
28th March 1965
VNAF
A-1H Skyraider     Collision with USAF C-123 on the ground

WAS the VNAF aircraft stationary or occupied??

pic    
4th April 1965 USAF A-1H Skyraider

VNAF
    lost near the Dragon's Jaw Bridge Capt Walter Frank Draeger
KIA
LINK  
16 May 1965   USAF B‑57B exploded at USAF, Bien Hoa air base in causing a major loss of life and material. The VNAF air suffered 30 A-1s damaged, 2 A-1H's being completely destroyed.
Sunday 4th July 1965
VNAF
A-1H Skyraider     Shot down in Kien Hoa Province, about 60 miles from Saigon Pilot presumed lost    
23rd December 1965 USAF A-1H Skyraider

VNAF
    reconnaissance mission in Hua Nghia province northwest of Saigon Capt James Carl Wise
KIA
LINK  
2 April 1966 USAF A-1H Skyraider

VNAF
    On strafing mission. Shot down in Vinh Long province southwest of Saigon Maj William L Richardson
KIA
   
14th May 1966
16:00

VNAF
A-1J Skyraider 142060
"
Tiger Violet"
VNAF 516th Sqd
Danang Air Base, South VN
Hit by AAA. Too Low to bail out. Crash-landed about 20 miles North of the DMZ in North VN LT Dat Quoc Nguyen
egressed on the ground
POW
pic  
22nd August 1966
VNAF
A-1 Skyraider     Hit by ground fire during support mission to rescue USAF pilot near V.C. positions near Dong Thai on the western coast of South Vietnam, 15 miles south of Rach Gia

NOT certain if the pilots bailed out or crash landed

Rescued by USAF helicopter    
22nd August 1966
VNAF
A-1 Skyraider     Rescued by USAF helicopter    
13th October 1966
VNAF
A-1E Skyraider     Aircraft hit by AAA 50 miles south east of Saigon. Pilot badly wounded, landed aircraft Major Vo Van Hoi
[later had four fingers amputated]
   
Awarded US Silver Star

17th January 1968

USAF A-1H Skyraider

VNAF
  02 ACS, 56 ACW, USAF, Udorn hit by automatic weapons fire during support of downed USAF aircrew Lt Col Robert Frederick Wilke KIA    
16th November 1968 USAF Cessna 0-1F Birddog   Pleiku Reconnaissance mission over South Vietnam      
Major Carl F. Karst
MIA
Captain Nguyen X. Quy
VNAF observer
MIA
 
   
12thth September 1971
VNAF
A-1H Skyraider 52‑134589 `530 TFS', USAF, Pleiku   Pilot
???
Survived
   
23rd March 1972
VNAF
A-1H Skyraider 52‑137622 `514 TFS', USAF, Bien Hoa Engine failure. Crashed in Thailand Pilot
???
Survived
   
10-May-72
VNAF
C-7A Caribou 62-04181 429th TS damaged, Ha Thanh      
11th May 1972
VNAF
A-1 Skyraider     shot down near An Loc      
5th July 1972
VNAF
A-1
Skyraider
    Brought down near An Loc Pilot killed in aircraft    
3-Oct-72
VNAF
C-7A Caribou 62-04192 427th TS        
28-Oct-72
VNAF
C-7A Caribou 61-02407 429th TS        
28-Nov-72
VNAF
C-7A Caribou 63-09744 429th TS damaged, Bin Thuy      
1-Dec-72
VNAF
C-7A Caribou 63-09727 429th TS        

29th April 1975


VNAF

Northrop F-5B
[F-5F ??]

 

Tan Son Nhut air base

Crashed into tree whilst attempting to land on Highway 3, Thailand

    Northrop
Two occupants
killed
Two occupants
killed
Northrop
     
Maj. Toan Duc Nguyen
542nd FS
killed
Major Toan Duc Nguyen had previously ejected from an F-5A
[date and details needed]
Major ???
killed
Major ???
killed
Captain ???
killed
  This Northrop F-5 two seater aircraft was being flown from Tan Son Nhut air base during the evacuation of VNAF personnel escaping the North Vietnamese who were over-running the area. All excess cockpit material was removed including the parachutes. The Northrop ejection seats were lowered. The occupants arranged themselves in each of the two cockpits with one seated and another hunched over him. Initial attempts to take off were aborted when it was thought that the drag parachute had developed, in fact the speed brakes had been left deployed. The parachute was released.  The speed brake chute problem was then realised. Finally the aircraft took off with the enemy in very close proximity to the airfield, that was under mortar, rocket  and small arms fire. It is believed that the hydraulic system was damaged making the brakes inoperable. The aircraft was flown into Thai airspace and a landing was attempted on highway 3. The aircraft landed but without brakes  or drag chute, it  was unable to stop before crashing into a tree killing all four on board.
   
29th April 1975
VNAF
AC-119K   821st Attack Squadron
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Defending the Tan Son Nhut air base perimeter. Hit by SA-7 Strella shoulder-fired missile
near Saigon
     
Lt. Thanh Lt. Tran Van Hien  
Sgt. Son
gunner
Bailed out
Killed when he struck the tail
Other crew were killed  
29th April 1975
0
6.40

VNAF
A-1H Skyraider 137588 518th Fighter Squadron
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Hit by SA-7 Strella shoulder-fired missile
near Saigon
Maj. Truong Phung
killed
   
                 
                 

Helicopters

18th October 1965
VNAF
CH-34     Crashed in bad weather returning to Kham Duc AC 1LT Phan Long
KIA
   
Co Pilot 2LT Nguyen Tung
KIA
   
CE SGT Lua
KIA
   
MAJ Larry Alan Thorne
KIA
   
http://www.vnaf369b.com/silent_warriors.htm

 

I am looking for the full names of the four VNAF crewmembers killed on 10 February 1971 aboard a UH-1H helicopter during Operation LAM SON 719. They were the pilots and crewmembers who had on board Mr. Larry Burrows, Mr. Kent Potter, Mr. Keisaburo Shimamoto, Mr. Henri Huet, Col Nhat, Lt Col Vi and Sgt Tu Vu when the helicopter crashed in Savannakhet Province, LPDR. Please let me know if you can provided any assistance.
                 
24th November 1972
VNAF
AC-47D 157
KJ
817th AS, tail code kJ        
11th May 1973
VNAF
AC-47D 263 817th ASPhan Rang        
16th August 1969
VNAF
AC-47D 43-16065 417th TS,        
17th September 1971
VNAF
AC-47D 43-48701 817th AS, Da Nang damaged      
???
VNAF
AC-47D 43-48929   ???      
9th June 1973
VNAF
AC-47D 43-49211
KS
817th ASQuang Ngai damaged      
???
VNAF
AC-47D 43-49517   ???      
5th September 1969
VNAF
AC-47D 44-76606 417th TS
Bin Thuy
       
   

 


page last updated
Friday, 03 July 2009 18:18