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 July 1966

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
 1st July 1966 RAF Lightning T5 XS453 226 OCU Undercarriage failed to lower. It
crashed into the North Sea five miles off Happisburgh, Norflok
 Flg. Off. G.Fish ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.4
 ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.4
1st July 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4354 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Lt Col Burton W. Campbell  
 1st July 1966   F‑105D    

shot down near Dong Hoi

 
Capt Lewis Wiley Shattuck ejected rescued from the Gulf of Tonkinby an HU‑ 16

[see also 11th July 1966]

 
 July 1966
USAF
A‑1E 52‑132423 602 ACS, 14 ACW, USAF, Udorn Hit by small arms fire about 25 miles northwest of Sam Neua during RESCAP mission over northern Laos. Flew back across Mekong River and bailed out Capt J R Crane recovered by a USAF helicopter   YANKEE or Parachute Bail-Out
????
 6th July 1966   Classified           Martin-Baker
 6th July 1966
USAF
F‑105D 62‑4254 388 TFW, USAF, Korat  AAA 25 miles north of Dong Hoi while attacking railway wagons on a line. flew 35 miles out to sea to egress. Capt E L Stanford  ejected and  rescued.    
 6th July 1966
USAF
F‑105E Thunderchief "Wild Weasel" 63‑8286 13 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Iron Hand strike against a SAM site six miles west of Thai Nguyen hit by  57mm AAA      
Maj Roosevelt Hestle (KIA)  Capt Charles Elzy Morgan
POW ???
(KIA)
 
6th July 1966
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0051 20 TRS
460 TRW
Tan Son Nhut
detached to Udorn
Reconnaissance mission along Route 50 in North Vietnam. Major James Faulds  Young

POW LINK
released on 12 February 1973

Weber
 7th July 1966
USN
Douglas A‑4C Skyhawk BuNo 148456 VA‑216
"Black Diamonds", USS Hancock
 Hit in the cockpit and engine by AAA flying low over the outskirts of Haiphong, flew to coast. Electrical system failure and control loss  25 miles southeast of Haiphong Lt Cdr William J "Ike" Isenhour
ejected recovered by a US Navy helicopter under heavy enemy fire
  Douglas
7th July 1966
USAF
F105D Thunderchief 59-1741 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli shot down by 85mm AAA on raid on a railway bridge 10 miles northwest of Yen BaiVN Lt. Col. Jack Harvey Tomes ejected

POW LINK
released on 12 February 1 973

Republic
8th July 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0158 333 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli hit by a 85mm shell during  raid on a truck park discovered close to Thai Nguyen VN 1 Lt  Ralph Thomas Browning ejected

POW LIST

release on 12 February 1973

Republic
 8th July 1966
00:50 local

USN
A‑4C Skyhawk 149494 VA‑216, USN,
CVA 19 USS Hancock
Bomb was prematurely released on take off from carrier striking aircraft, Tonkin Gulf pilot Lt. Paul Haglund ejected   Rapac
I had a bomb come off the aircraft on the catapult launch which was to be the final mission of the cruise over North Vietnam.
The aircraft was on fire, no hydraulics, no attitude indicator, etc.  I ejected at about 4,000 feet.  I was picked up by the ships helicopter approximately 30 minutes after water entry.
in email 16th July 2007
10th July 1966
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. Weeks    Martin-Baker
Capt. Lennon     Martin-Baker
07/11/1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4282 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Lewis W. Shattuck Republic
10th July 1966   F‑4C 63‑7546 480 TFS, 35 TFW, USAF, Da Nang  hit in the starboard engine by AAA and caught fire while dropping napalm on a target two miles north of the DMZ near Thom Cam Son. Went feet wet.      
Capt T P Weeks ejected less than a mile offshore and   rescued by a USAF helicopter Capt F J Lennon ejected less than a mile offshore and   rescued by a USAF helicopter  
 10th July 1966   A‑4C 147732 VA‑153, USN, USS Constellation Taking part in  offensive against North Vietnamese road traffic. Radio contact lost during pass to ascertain target. Lt Cdr George Henry Wilkins (KIA)   no ejection
 11th July 1966 USN  F-8E Crusader 150902 VF-162
CVA-34
AAA Vietnam     Martin-Baker Mk.5
 11th July 1966   F‑105D 62‑4282 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli hit  by 85mm AAA  during a raid on the Vu Chua railway bridge five miles north of Kep Capt Lewis Wiley Shattuck ejected 25 miles north of Vu Chua

POW

released on 12 February 1973

[see also 1st July 1966]

 
 11th July 1966   F‑105D 61‑0112 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli hit  by AAA  during a raid on the Vu Chua railway bridge five miles north of Kep. Flew on for 125 miles Capt R H Laney ejected near Ban Thin in Laos and rescued by a USAF helicopter    
 11th July 1966   F‑105D 61‑0121 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli  damaged near Thai Nguyen during aerial combat with MiG. Ran out of fuel Maj W L McClelland ejected over Laos (survived)    
 11th July 1966   F‑4B 152262 VF‑143, USN, USS Ranger Technical problem. Unable to refuel from aerial tanker during training flight     Martin-Baker
Lt(jg) M McCarthy Lt(jg) D F Granitto Martin-Baker
 12th July 1966   F‑8E 150902 VF‑162 USS Oriskany Protecting aircrfat on POL raid on Dong Nham near Dong San, 20 miles northeast of Haiphong. Hit by small arms fire Lt (j g) Richard F Adams  ejected near the target picked up 45 minutes later  by a US Navy helicopter

[see 5th October 1965 (SAM) ]

   
 13th July 1966 USN F-8D Crusader 147910 VF-174  in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th July 1966
GAF
Fiat G.91       Sgt. Y. Schneider Martin-Baker  
 14th July 1966 USN F‑8E Crusader 150908 VF‑162, , USS Oriskany Hit by cannon fire in dogfight  with MiG flown by Ngo Duc Mai of Kep's 923rd Fighter Regiment while protecting strike on a storage depot in the Nam Dinh area. Damage prohibited re-fueling on return  flight attempting to divert to Da Nang. Ran out of fuel just 16 miles short of Da Nang Cdr Richard M Bellinger ejected and be picked up by a USAF helicopter photo to be added Martin-Baker Mk.5
 15th July 1966
GAF
F-84F DF337
53-6962
JBG36   Sgt.  R. A. Bischoff   Martin-Baker
 15th July 1966   A‑4E 151024 VA‑55 USS Ranger AAA as they were about to attack a SAM site near the Red River, 12 miles south of Hanoi Lt James Joseph Connell ejected, minor injuries POW
Died in Captivity on 14 January 1971

POW LINK

 
 15th July 1966   F‑105D 59‑1761 388 TFW, USAF, Korat AAA over the coast near Cam Pha east of Haiphong Capt C L Hamby ejected,   rescued by a Navy helicopter    
 15th July 1966   F‑4B  150470 VMFA‑323, MAG‑11, USMC, Da Nang Supportting Operation Hastings. Crashed  15 miles northwest of Dong Ha.      
Maj B O Fritsch ejected safely recovered half an hour  later by a USAF helicopter 1 Lt C D Smith ejected safely recovered half an hour  later by a USAF helicopter  
 17th July 1966   F‑4C 63‑7690 390 TFS, 35 TFW, USAF, Da Nang hit in the engine bay by AAA during attack on a target near Vinh Linh during armed reconnaissance      
Pilot Capt F D Moruzzi  ejected a mile offshore and recovered  by a rescue helicopter WSO 1 Lt J F Preston  ejected a mile offshore and recovered  by a rescue helicopter  
 17th July 1966   F‑105D  58‑1165 388 TFW, USAF, Korat hit by ground fire  a few miles north of Dong Hoi 1 Lt W C Spelius ejected, recovered by a USAF helicopter with minor injuries    
 18th July 1966   F‑105D 62‑4312 421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat engine failure while flying over Thailand pilot  ejected safely    
 19th July 1966 USN F-8E Crusader 150919 VF-162, CVA-34 SAM. area Vietnam POW. Martin-Baker Mk.5
 19th July 1966   F‑8E 150919

VF‑162, USN, USS Oriskany

hit by SA‑2 during strike on the Co Trai Bridge. Crashed near Hoang Xa, 18 miles south of Hanoi

Lt Terry Arden Dennison
(KIA)

CHECK DETAILS

no ejection
 19th July 1966   F‑100E 58‑1217 90 TFS, 3 TFW, USAF, Bien Hoa Hit by groundfire during close air support mission making a strafing pass on a VC concentration near Tan An, 17 miles southwest of Tan Son Nhut      
Capt John Richard Bottesch
(KIA)
AIC Darryl Gordon Winters  [600th Photo Squadron]
(KIA)
 
 19th July 1966   F‑105D 59‑1755 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli Shot down by MiG-17 flown by Vo Van Man of the 923rd Fighter Regiment on way to POL target  over Phuc Yen, 15 miles north of Hanoi 1 Lt Stephen Whitman Diamond ejected
(KIA)
   
30 minutes later
 19th July 1966
  F‑105D 60‑5382

354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

 
Hit by AAA during attack on a target seven miles north of Hanoi. Flew back to Thailand Capt R E Steere ejected    
 20th July 1966   F‑105D 62‑4308

34 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat

hit by an 85mm anti‑aircraft shell during attack on  Vu Chua railway bridge. Crashed  about 25 miles northeast of Kep  Capt Merrill Raymond Lewis ejected
(KIA)
   
20th July 1966
USAF
RB-66C, 54-0464 41TRS, 460TRW attached to 355 TFW  USAF, Takhli  Hit by one or two SA‑2 missiles 25 miles north of Thai Nguyen on an ELINT,mission. Flight maintained 55 miles to the southwest. Crashed  near Phu An near the confluence of the Red River and the Black River     Douglas
 
Captain Glendon Willian "Glenn" Perkins
POW
EWO
1st Lt Craig Roland Nobert EWO
Died in Captivity
Captain Lawrence Barbay Chief EWO ejected
POW
Col. William Harley Means ejected
POW
Captain Norman Alexander McDaniel EWO ejected
POW
1st Lt Edward Lee Hubbard NAV ejected
POW
 20th July 1966   F‑105D 61‑0116

355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

 
Armed reconnaissance mission. Probably hit by ground fire during attack on truck 10 miles south of Hoa Binh and 35 miles southwest of Hanoi

Col William Humphrey Nelson
(KIA)

   
 20th July 1966  

F‑4C Phantom II

63‑7695 555 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon hit by groundfire on a night mission near Vinh Linh. Crashed during emergency landing at Udorn      
Capt R A Walmsley seriously injured 1 Lt S W George
(KIA)
no ejection
 21st July 1966 USMC A‑4E 150101 VMA‑224, MAG‑12, USMC, Chu Lai While attacking a bridge near Xuan Noa, 12 miles north of the DMZ was hit by 37mm AAA. Went Feet Wet. Crashe 10 miles offshore Maj H N Levin ejected recovered by a Marine Corps helicopter   Douglas
 21st July 1966   F‑105D 62‑4227 388 TFW, USAF, Korat hit by AAA during strike on La Banh POL storage site 10 miles north of Yen Bai Capt Rainford Tiffin (KIA)   no ejection
 22nd July 1966 RAF Jet Provost T4 XP625/33 CAW bird strike. crashed near
North Frodingham, Humberside.
    Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. R. B. Myles   Martin-Baker
23rd July 1966
7:30 a.m.

USN
A-4E Skyhawk Bu.No.152100
AH/301
VA-163
AW-16
USS Oriskany
AAA over Gulf of Tonkin during Alpha Strike Cdr. Wynn Foster ejected after being seriously injured RAPAC
23rd July 1966
USAF
F-105E Thunderchief
Wild Weasel
63-8338 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron / 355th TFW Hit by an SA‑2 during Iron Hand strike seven miles west of Phuc Yen. Crashed just north of Hoa Lac. Republic
Major Benjamin Byrd Newsom
POW
DIC
Major Gene Thomas Pemberton
POW
DIC
24th July 1966   A-4E Skyhawk 150040 VA‑55, USN, USS Ranger hit by ground fire about 10 miles west of Mu Ron Main southern North Vietnam Lt E L Foss ejected. Recovered from sea  by a Navy helicopter    
24th July 1966   F‑100D Super Sabre 56‑3343 510 TFS, 3 TFW, USAF, Bien Hoa engine failure during close air support mission pilot ejected    
25th July 1966  

F‑105D

62‑4271 469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat hit in the fuselage by AAA during raid on Thai Nguyen. Returned to base Maj F C Hiebert egressed on ground   crash landing - no ejection
25th July 1966   F‑100D Super Sabre 55‑3739 615 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Phan Rang Hit by small arms fire during strike in the Mekong Delta near Ba Tri, 45 miles south of Saigon. Crashed  near Long Thanh, 10 miles southeast of the airfield Capt G J Farrell  ejected, recovered by helicopter    
 26th July 1966 USAF RF-4C Phantom II 64‑1040 16 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut shot down by AAA over the coast of North Vietnam about 10 miles north of the DMZ      
Capt M G Mayfield ejected rescued by a Navy helicopter 1 Lt R D Clark ejected rescued by a Marine Corps helicopter  
 26th July 1966 USAF RF-101C - Voodoo 56- 56-0201 20 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut detached to Udorn lost due to pilot error in Thailand Pilot Recovered severely injured   no ejection
 27th July 1966
RAF
Lightning F.3/F.6  XR714 111 Squadron
RAF Akrotiri

Caught in jet blast during formation take‑off. Crashed on runway

     
27th July 1966

RAF
Jet Provost T3 XP625 CAW Bird strike. Crashed near North Frodingham
Abandoned
     
Flt. Lt. R. B. Myles ejected    
 27th July 1966   F‑105D 61‑0045 421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat hit by small arms fire 20 miles northwest of Dong Hoi. Crashed inland 10 miles from coast Capt James R Mitchell ejected rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter    
28th July 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 152077, AH 407  VA‑164; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
SAM; North Vietnam Ensign George P. McSwain ejected POW.   Douglas
28th July 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 152077, AH 407  VA‑164; CVW‑16
USS Oriskany (CVA‑34)
High altitide SAM; near the mouth of the Song Ca River near Vinh North Vietnam Ensign George Palmer McSwain ejected
POW.

released on 4 March 1 973

PHOTO REQUIRED Douglas
29th July 1966
RAAF
Mirage  III-O A3-  28 76SQN 5 nm south of  RAAF
Fairbairn,  ACT  Engine  failure/undercarriage  malfunction.
SQN LDR Doug Johnston ejected at 2,000 ft and  260 kts with only minor  injuries.  ???? Martin-Baker
 29th July 1966   A‑4E 152045  VA‑155, USN, USS Constellation  Hit by AAA during armed reconnaissance mission firing Zuni rockets at barges at Phu Dien Chau, 20 miles north of Vinh. Crashed into sea Lt (j g) Virgil King Cameron (KIA)   no ejection
 29th July 1966   F-100D 56‑2956 615 TFS, 366 TFW, USAF, Phan Rang  Hit by small arms fire or flew into the ground during attack against a Viet Cong target 25 miles west of Saigon Capt William Ray Gower (KIA)   No ejection
 29th July 1966   A‑4E 152095 VA‑164, USN, USS Oriskany flew into the sea while refueling

Lt(jg) Donovan Ewoldt killed

  no ejection
 31st July 1966
USAF
A-1E 52‑132421 602 ACS, 14 ACW, USAF, Udorn hit by small arms fire near Ban Kato, 25 miles west of Dong Hoi Capt. D. W. Lester Jr. bailed out and was picked up by a USAF HH‑3   YANKEE extraction
31st July 1966. 
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0226 20th TRS/460th TRW "Green Pythons" at Udorn
AFB

attached to 15th TRS, Udorn RTAB, Thailand

lost to AAA gunfire in North Vietnam preparing to  to photograph a railwayand road bridge at Bac Ninh, 15 miles northeast of Hanoi Major William D. "Dave" Burroughs. POW

released on 4 March 1973

Weber
31st July 1966.    A‑4C 147677 VA‑172, USN, USS Franklin D Roosevelt engine failure during a training flight off the Philippines pilot ejected.   Douglas
14th July 1966
GAF
Fiat G.91R-3 MC107
557
    Sgt. Y. Schneider Martin-Baker  
                 

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st August 1966
USAF
F‑104C 56‑0928 435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Udorn SAM hit  northwest of Thai Nguyen.

Parachute observed and report in Hanoi newspaper of the capture of a pilot

Capt John Charles Kwortnik (KIA)   Lockheed C2
1st August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62‑4380 13 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat About 7 miles north of Yen Bai and some 55 miles west of his target  aircraft was hit by AAA and caught fire. The pilot BGen Kenneth Walter North ejected at 10,000 feet and was quickly captured,
POW
Republic
2nd August 1966
Den
F100F GT-979           Martin-Baker
1.Lt. F. H. B.Nielsen 2.Lt. J. Sorensen Martin-Baker
2nd August 1966
USN
 F-8E Crusader BuNo 150894 VF-124  in US ENS Wenzle   Martin-Baker Mk.5
3rd August 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader BuNo 146870 VFP-63, CVA-43 in Hawaii Lt. JG F.D.l Litvin   Martin-Baker Mk.5
3rd August 1966
Fr AF
Mirage       Sgt.  R. Viincent   Martin-Baker
3rd August 1966
USAF

F‑100D

56‑3375       308 TFS, 3 TFW, USAF, Bien Hoa  (survived) shot down 1 Lt T L Hodges rescued by a USAF helicopter
presumed ejection
   
3rd August 1966
USMC
F‑4B Phantom II 152330   VMFA‑323, MAG‑11, USMC, Da Nang Take off from Chu Lai - FOD - engine problems

 

  Martin-Baker
Capt R C Johnson 1 Lt J C Lesieur Martin-Baker
4th August 1966
USAF
F‑105D  61‑0119        357 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli hit by AAA and caught fire while on SAR over Laos 1 Lt Allen V Rogers  eject 40 miles northwest of Udorn having returned to Thai air space    
5th August 1966
RN
Sea Vixen FAW9 XS586/V-246   893 sqn HMS Victorious near Ghan (Indian Ocean)     Martin-Baker
Lt. W. Hart ejected Lt. C. R. Hunneyball ejected Martin-Baker
6th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader BuNo 150300 VF-162, CVA-34 AAA Vietnam     Martin-Baker Mk.5
6th August 1966
USAF
F‑105D  62‑4315

 421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat

 
hit by AAA near Dao Cai Bau island 25 miles northwest of Hon Gay - flew south 160 miles

Capt Allen K Rutherford ejected over sea and  picked up by a USAF Albatross amphibian.

    
6th August 1966
USAF
F‑4C Phantom II 63‑7587 557 TFS, 12 TFW, USAF, Cam Ranh Bay Engine failure during a combat air patrol over South Vietnam     Martin-Baker
Lt Tarre ejected, picked up safely Capt Bavousett ejected, picked up safely Martin-Baker
7th August 1966
USN
A-4B Skyhawk BuNo145040 VA-15
CVS-11
WestPac
Ops loss. Contact with sea, cause unknown LCDR Richard "Moose" Allen Moran   Douglas
7th August 1966
USAF
RF-101C  Voodoo 56-0064 20th TRS/460th TRW lost due to pilot error in
Thailand
Pilot ejected     
Sunday 7th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 60‑0499

333 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

struck by an SA‑2 SAM in strike against a POL storage site near Hoang Lien, 20 miles north of Hanoi Lt Col John Henry Wendell
POW
Republic
Sunday 7th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief
`The Lone Star Special'
61‑0140 333 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

hit in the tail by AAA  in strike against a POL storage site near Hoang Lien, 20 miles north of Hanoi

Major Willard Selleck Gideon forced to eject 12 miles east of Kep
POW
Republic
7th August 1966
USAF
F-105F Thunderchief  63‑8361 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli  SAM site a mile south of Kep, struck by an 85mm shell at 4,000 feet Republic
Capt. Robert James Sandvick ejected about 12 miles southeast of Kep
POW
Capt. Thomas Shaw Pyle ejected about 12 miles southeast of Kep
POW
7th August 1966
USAF
F‑105F 63‑8358 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli  SAM site about 12 miles north of Haiphong, hit by an SA‑2 at 13,000 feet, flew on, controls burnt through, crashed a few miles south of Hon Gay      
Capt Edward Larson  ejected, picked up from the sea by a USAF HU‑16B Albatross Capt K A Gilroy  ejected, picked up from the sea by a USAF HU‑16B Albatross  
7th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4370 357 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Col Michael Lee Brazelton Republic
08-Aug-66
RN
Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.1 XN949 736 Sqn
Ark Royal
Engine IGV failure on final approach, a/c pitched up and spun in on turn. Crashed into Moray Firth Lt. J. Eatwell ejected, injured   Martin-Baker
Lt. G. Heron ejected, injured   Martin-Baker
8th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4327 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli returning from strike against trucks and barrack buildings to the northwest of Hanoi, about 15 miles northwest of Yen Bai  aircraft was hit by AAA and crashed about 10 miles to the south 1st Lt. Fredric R. Flom ejected and was captured Republic
8th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62‑4343 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli Part of rescue mission for 1st Lt. Flom. Circling at 1,000 feet about 10 miles south­east of Yen Bai, aircraft was hit by AAA and burst into flames. Major James H. Kasler ejected about
10 miles from initial hit, capturedPOW
Republic
8th August 1966
USAF

F‑105D

61‑0155 421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat Hit by ground fire during attack on believed storage area near Troc, 25 miles northwest of Dong Hoi 1 Lt J R Casper
ejected. Rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter
[see also
14th September 1966]
  Republic  
8th August 1966
USAF
F‑5C 63‑8426 10 FCS, 3 TFW, USAF, Bien Hoa engine failure during a direct air support mission over South Vietnam pilot ejected safely     
8th August 1966   F4C Phantom 64-0687 557 TFS 12th TFW Cam Ranh Bay Airbase in South Vietnam groundfire providing close air support
of friendly forces who were in contact with the enemy northeast of Bien Hoa
airbase near Saigon. Rescue
helicopters were alerted and arrived within minutes. Fate unknown, possibly ejected
   
pilot Capt.
Charles M. Walling
1Lt. Aado Kommendant  
  From WynnePA@IMC7.EMS.LMCO.COM Mon Sep 22, 1997
I am interested in anyone who might have known Patrick E. Wynne from the 555th TFS. He was initially listed MIA August 8, 1966 and subsequently listed KIA on that date after many years. I am his younger brother and was 10 years old when Pat went down. I am looking for any background, photos, etc. that you might be interested in sharing with me. I am particularly interested in the tail number, markings, and co-pilot of the F-4 C he was flying when he went down. Thank you for a great web page.
Peter A. Wynne at home e-mail biggulz@flash.net
10th August 1966 USN Cougar    

 

 
ENS D. W. Garwood   Martin-Baker
10th August 1966
USN
A‑4E Skyhawk 151065 VA‑155
USS Constellation
engine failure as it left the deck on reconnaissance mission Lt Cdr Joseph Stephen Henriquez ejected but the parachute failed to deploy and he was killed (KIA)    
11th August 1966
USN
F-8E Crusader BuNo 150880 VF-111
CVA-34
USS Oriskany
Hit by ground fire about 10 miles south of Hon Gay Vietnam, made it back to "feet wet" Lt. (jg) Cody A. Balisteri ejected picked up by one of the Navy's rescue helicopters
[tragically he  was amongst those killed in the fire aboard USS Oriskany on 26th October 1966]
Martin-Baker Mk.5
11th August 1966   F‑4C Phantom II 63‑7502 497 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon armed reconnaissance mission near Kep Pilot Capt P L Penn ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin and rescued by a Navy helicopter   Martin-Baker
RIO 1st Lt Benjamin B Finzer ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin and rescued by a Navy helicopter

(Killed in accident at Ubon 13 September 1966)

  Martin-Baker
12th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief  62‑4326 333 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

Attack against POL storage site at Thai Nguyen

 

1st Lt Martin James Neuens
POW
Republic
12th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61‑0156

333 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli

 
While making a strafing run on the target, his aircraft was hit by automatic weapons fire. Nghia Lo Province near the
city of Yen Bai. 
Capt. David Jay Allinson ejected - Good Chute observed
MIA PFOD

 

 
Republic
13th August 1966 USN F-8E Crusader 150866 VF‑111
CVA-34
USS Oriskany
 aircraft was hit by ground fire after attacking large barge about 10 miles south of Hon Gay, Vietnam Lt. Cdr. N. S. Levy ejected about five miles east of Dao Cat Ba, rescued by a Navy helicopter   Martin-Baker Mk.5
12th August 1966
USAF
RF-101C - Voodoo 56-0056 20th TRS/460th TRW USAF, Tan Son Nhut detached to Udorn North Vietnam Maj Blair Charlton Wrye  
MIA REmains Returned)

probably no ejection

   
14th August 1966
USMC
 F-8E Crusader 150322 VMF[AW]-235, MAG‑11, USMC, Da Nang Vietnam. Non combat - after-burner failure on take-off Capt. E. S. Kowalczyk   Martin-Baker Mk.5
14th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61‑0197 469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat POL storage around the city of Thai Nguyen SAM -Seventy miles north of
Hanoi
Capt. Charles Edward Franklin ejected KIA PFOD   Republic
14th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62‑4266 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli POL storage around the city of Thai Nguyen Col. John Warren Brodak ejected near Phlen Luong near the Laotian border
POW
Republic
16th August 1966 USN  F-8E Crusader 150287 VMF[AW]232 Hawaii NOT CLEAR WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT - 3 CRUSADERS IN TOTAL   Martin-Baker Mk.5
17th August 1966
USMC
F-8E Crusader 150321 VMF[AW]-235, MAG‑11, USMC, Da Nang Vietnam Non combat. Afterburner failed on take aircraft crashed into a village close to the airfield killing 33 Vietnamese civilians and injuring a further 20 pilot, name unknown (survived) .

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Martin-Baker Mk.5  
17th August 1966 USMC  F-8 Crusader       1.Lt. W. J. Doherty    
17th August 1966 USN  F-8E Crusader 150300 VF‑162, USN, USS Oriskany Hit by small arms fire on bombing run against bridge and barges 15 miles northwest of Vinh. Flew east to coast and "Feet Wet" Lt Cdr `Butch' Verich ejected 5 miles off shore and was rescued by a Navy helicopter[see also second time on 16 July 1967]   Martin-Baker Mk.5 
17th August 1966 USMC  F-8 Crusader       Capt. T. W. Baxter     
17th August 1966
USAF
 F105F Thunderchief 63-8308 Takhli RTAFBL Thailand Mission was a search and destroy mission of surface-to-air missiles (SAM)
and antiaircraft artillery (AAA) sites in North Vietnam. Hit by
AAA over a target 12 miles north of Van Yen, 65 miles west of Hanoi
  Republic

Pilot Maj. Joseph W. Brand ejected at low level.  radioed that he had landed and was OK
MIA
RR

EWO Maj. Donald Maurice
Singer ejected
MIA
RR
18th August 1966
Fr AF
Mirage       ADJ M. Herve   Martin-Baker
18th August 1966
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. Jacquot   Martin-Baker
18th August 1966
Fr AF
Mirage       Lt. Baudevin     Martin-Baker
19-Aug-66


USN

RA-5C Vigilante 149309
NL 703
RVAH-6
USS Constellation CVA-64, Air Wing CVW-15
AAA
about 17 miles northwest of Vinh, North Vietnam
    North American HS-1A  Rocket Seat
Lt. Cdr. J. K. Thompson ejected 10 miles offshore
rescued
by a Navy helicopter
Lt. (jg) G. L. Parten ejected 10 miles offshore
rescued
by a Navy vessel
19th August 1966
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64‑1054 16 TRS, 460 TRW, USAF, Tan Son Nhut Direct hit by AAA on night reconnaissance - photo (Dropping flares) run  near Cao Mai, 30 miles north of Dong Hoi     Martin-Baker
Edwin Tiffany "Tiff" Hawks ejected and evaded the enemy until he was picked up by a rescue
helicopter
Richard M. Milikin believed killed by initial direct hit  buried by villagers from Mai Hoa
21st August 1966
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 151109 AB 505 VA-72
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
CV-42
Air Wing
CVW‑1
AAA; North Vietnam Lt. (jg) Frederick R. Purrington ejected and recovered.
[see also 20th October 1966]
Douglas
21st August 1966
USN
A‑4E Skyhawk 151109 VA‑72, USN, USS Franklin D Roosevelt Hit by  ground fire during an armed reconnaissance mission - five miles southwest of Thanh Hoa - other more likely cause hydraulics failure caused by ingestion of own ordnance debris Lt Allan Russell Carpenter  ejected over the Gulf of Tonkin and was picked up by a Navy helicopter
[see also 1st November 1966 when he was shot down near Haiphong became a POW]
 
21st August 1966
USAF
F‑105D 59‑1770 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli AAA hit following  bombing run on the target five miles northwest of Kep Capt Norman Louross Wells  over the Gulf of Tonkin picked up by a Navy helicopter. [see 29th August 1966 became POW] Republic
22nd August 1966
IAFDF
Super Mystère B.2 No. 16 No. 105 Squadron aircraft caught fire

Capt. Betsalel Ofer  ejected successfully

 

Republic
French
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22nd August 1966   A‑4E Skyhawk 149992 VA‑72, USN, USS Franklin D Roosevelt hydraulics failure caused by ingestion of own ordnance debris following attack on enemy junk, five miles offshore from Lien Qui, northeast of Thanh Hoa Lt K G Craig ejected picked up by a Navy helicopter    
22nd August 1966   F‑5C 64‑13316 10 FCS, 3 TFW, USAF, Bien Hoa hit by Quad‑50 anti‑aircraft guns during mission against head­quarters of a VC unit near Dong Thai on the western coast of South Vietnam, 15 miles south of Rach Gia Capt Clyde L Johns ejected just inshore and landed in a rice paddy     
23rd August 1966 USN F-8E Crusader 150907 VF-111, CVA-34 USS Oriskany engine failure  during a BARCAP mission Non combat Vietnam. Lt. JG H. J. Meadows   Martin-Baker Mk.5
24.8.66
RAF
Lightning F.3 95188
XP760/K
23 Squadron
Leuchars

ECU failure. In-flight fire warning. Crashed North Sea 35nm off Seahouses, Fife.

Flt Lt Al Turley ejected safely   Martin-Baker Mk.4
25th August 1966 RAF Javelin FAW9 XH876/N 64 Sqn The throttles closed in the jammed position while down
wind to land at Tengah, Singapore. Aircraft landed in the grounds of Radio
Singapore
    Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. J. J. Jackson ejected Flt. Lt. P. J. Hart ejected Martin-Baker
26th August 1966   A‑4E 152093 VA‑164
 USS Oriskany
electrical failure during an armed reconnaissance mission - couldn't reach carrier pilot ejected    
27th August 1966
USN
A6A Intruder 151822 VA‑65
USS Constellation

AAA about 15 miles northwest of Vinh en route to bomb the Ngoc Son road bridge

Martin-Baker
Lt(jg) George Thomas Coker ejected at about 3,000 feet POW Lt Cdr John Heaphy Fellowes  ejected at about 3,000 feet badly injured during his ejection POW
27th August 1966 USAF F-4C Phantom 63‑7525 497 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon AAA about 15 miles west of Dong Hoi     Martin-Baker
MAJ J. E.Barrow ejected 10 miles offshore from Dong Hoi , recovered by Navy helicopter 1st Lt. T. H. Walsh ejected 10 miles offshore from Dong Hoi , recovered by Navy helicopter
27th August 1966   A‑4E 150079 VA‑163 USS Oriskany electrical failure during armed recon­naissance sortie pilot ejected     
28th August 1966   A‑1 H 135231 VA‑152
USS Oriskany
hit by AAA while flying along the coast near Van Yen, 25 miles south of Thanh Hoa during an armed reconnais­sance mission Cdr Gordon H Smith bailed out just offshore and was rescued by a Navy helicopter   CHECK FOR YANKEE
29th August 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 60-0523 354th TFS/355 TFW USAF, Takhli Was brought down by enemy automatic fire while strafing trucks. Capt Norman Louross Wells
POW

[see also 21st August 1966]

Republic
29th August 1966
USAF
F‑4C Phantom II 63‑7503 497 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Hit by AAA on night armed reconnaissancedropping napalm on trucks  20 miles northwest of Dong Hoi over Quang Binh Province, NVN,   Martin-Baker  
Capt Kenneth Dale Robinson presumed ejected
(KIA)
RR 1989
1 Lt Sammie Don Hoff ejected brief radio contact with him (KIA)
31st August 1966
USN
RF-8G Crusader 146874  Detachment G, VFP-63, CVA-34 USS Oriskany AAA . hit by 37mm ground fire  nearing Quang Yen, about five miles northeast of Haiphong, Vietnam Lt Cdr Thomas A Tucker  ejected at 1,500 feet over Haiphong harbour. Rescued by helo very close to NVN troops   Martin-Baker Mk.5
August 1966                 

                 
04   aug   1966   FU-41/3R-Y   F-84F     Blu/1Ssm   w/o    
 

 

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st September 1966    F‑104C 57‑0913 435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Udorn hit by AAA as it pulled up from an attack on a truck park near Troc, 25 miles northwest of Dong Hoi. Maj Norman Schmidt (POW‑died)   Lockheed
1st September 1966   A-1G Skyraider 132624 602 ACS, 14 ACW, USAF, Udorn Hit by AAA during search for F-104 (see previous entry) northwest of Dong Hoi. Bailed out near Sakhon Nakhon in Thailand Capt. A. L. Minnick   YANKEE extraction
2nd September 1966   A‑1 H Skyraider 137534 VA‑165
USS Intrepid
shot down by AAA while on a road reconnaissance mission near Vinh Son, 10 miles west of Mu Ron Ma. Went "Feet Wet" Cdr William S Jett bailed outover water (survived) rescued by a Navy helicopter   YANKEE ???
2rd September 1966   F‑105D
Thunderchief
62‑4303 13 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat hit  by AAA at 4,500 feet over the coast waiting his turn to attack road traffic around Mu Ron Ma region Capt E R Skowron ejected five miles out to sea and he was picked up by a USAF helicopter    
4th September 1966
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 63-7561 555 TFS, 8 TFW, Ubon Hit  by an SA‑2 SAM approaching Thai Nguyen from the west    
1st Lt. Ray Salzurulo
KIA
[did not leave aircraft??]
1st Lt. John Herbert "Spike" Nasmyth ejected
POW
released on 18th February 1973
 
4th September 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4369 357 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli hit by a 57mm shell during dive on a large POL storage facility at Nguyen Khe, six miles north of Hanoi. Flew on 40 miles before egress. 1st Lt. Ronald Glenn Bliss
POW

released on 4 March 1973

Republic
[20 minutes later]
4th September 1966

USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0085 354 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli  hit by AAA at Nguyen Khe, six miles north of Hanoi.VN Col Thomas Mitchell McNish ejected
POW

released on 4th March 1973

Republic
4th September 1966 USMC F-8D Crusader 148646 VMF[AW]-451  in US     Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th September  1966
USN
F-8E Crusader Bu No 150896 VF-111
CVA-34
USS Oriskany
,
 Shot down by MiG­17s near Ninh Binh. North Vietnam Capt. Wilfred Kesse Abbott (USAF exchange)ejected. His right leg was broken when he ejected
POW

released on 4th March 1973

Martin-Baker Mk.5
5th September  1966   F‑105D 60‑0495 354 TFS, 355 TFW, USAF, Takhli hit by ground fire while bombing a truck park seven miles west of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam Capt T D Dobbs ejected rescued by an HH‑3    
 

          (survived)

 

 

9th September 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 62-4275 357 TFS, 355 TFW, Takhli VN Lt Col John C. Blevins Republic
10th September 1966    A-1E Skyraider 132675     Maj. Lawrence B. Tatum
MIA 
  YANKEE extraction
10th September 1966
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 64-0832 433 TFS, 8TFW, Ubon VN Col Bernard L. Talley Martin-Baker
10th September 1966
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 64-0832 433 TFS, 8TFW, Ubon VN Col Douglas B. Peterson

Bunny Talley

Martin-Baker
10th September 1966 USAF F-4 Phantom        Lt. Bernard L. Talley    Martin-Baker
Capt. Doug Peterson   Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

in email 29th March 2006 (data amended 29/03/2006)
To update your info.
You have the wrong dates for Maj (then Lt.) Bernard L. Talley.  He and then Capt. Doug Peterson were shot down over North Vietnam in September, not 10 Oct.  I know because Bill Andrews were supposed to be on that mission but Doug and Bernard wanted to go since they had just gotten back from R&R.  You do not have Doug Peterson listed anywhere in September.

Ed Garland

12th September 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0201 469 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Col Robert F.  Waggoner

POW LINK

Republic
13th September 1966
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. P. H. Patterson ejected

Capt. J. H. Crietzberger ejected 

Lt. R. W. Thomas ejected

 

NEED TO MATCH CREWS TO AIRCRAFT

  Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
13th September 1966
USAF
F-4 Phantom         Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
14th September 1966
USAF

F‑105D

62-4306 421 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat  Hit by AAA near Bac Ninh,15 miles northeast of Hanoi. Flew over 80 miles to the east and ejected close to the island of Dao Cai Ban 1 Lt J R Casper
ejected. Rescued by a USN helicopter
[see also
8th August 1966]
  Republic  
FEEDBACK

Quoting from "Vietnam Air Losses",  "1Lt J R Casper must have been one of the luckiest pilots in the USAF. He had been shot down near Dong Hoi on 8 August and was plucked from the hands of the North Vietnamese by a USAF rescue helicopter.  On 14 September he was attacking a road bridge near Bac Ninh, 15 miles NE of Hanoi, when his aircraft was hit at 6,000 feet by AAA.  He flew over 80 miles to the east and ejected close to the island of Dao Cai Bau where he was rescued yet again, this time by a Navy chopper."

I take personal interest in 1Lt Casper, since I was the flight leader of the Navy Skyraider rescue combat air patrol that found him, protected him from enemy boats and brought in the rescue helicopter.

Regards,
Martin Demko
Cary NC USA
in email 24th July 2009

 

                 
15th September 1966
RN
Sea Vixen       S.Lt. W. W. Burgher ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. D. B. Knowles ejected   Martin-Baker
15th September 1966   Classified           Martin-Baker
16th September 1966
USAF
F-4C Phantom II  63-7643 555 TFS, 8TFW, Ubon VN   Martin-Baker
Maj. John L. Robertson
ejected
MIA
1st Lt. Hubert E. "Hugh" Buchanan ejected
POW

POW LINK

 

 
16th September 1966
USAF
F-4 Phantom II     combat     Martin-Baker
Lt B. D. Giere
ejected
Lt. Henry James Knoch ejected
[3rd ejection - see also
28th November 1965; 4th May 1966]
Martin-Baker
17th September 1966
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 63-7509 558 TFS Mid-air collision at night. Hung ordinance detonated. 2 miles No. of Cam Ranh Bay Captain Robert E. Rocky
KIA
First Lieutenant Michael E. Surwald
KIA
Captain Edward D. McCann
KIA
Capt
D. G. Browning ejected

 

NEED TO MATCH CREWS TO AIRCRAFT

  Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
17th September 1966
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 64-0716 558 TFS Mid-air collision at night. Hung ordinance detonated. 2 miles No. of Cam Ranh Bay   Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
19th September 1966
USAF
F105D 62-4287 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Col. Donald G. Waltman

POW LINK

Republic
20-Sep-66
RSAF
Lightning F.2/F.52 XN796

52‑657

 

Crashed on take off from Mushayt

Mr. P. G. Hay (Civilian)    
21st September 1966 USAF F-4 Phantom            
Capt. R. C. Kellems 1.Lt. J. W. Thomas  
21st September 1966 USAF F-105       Capt. Glendon Lee Ammon ejected POW - NR KIA    
Others from his Wing observed Ammon's parachute descend to the ground and a  brief emergency radio beeper was heard. However, the area was so deep into  enemy territory and heavily occupied by enemy troops, that no search and  rescue attempts were conducted. Whether Ammon was actually captured is not known
22nd September 1966
GAF
Fiat G.91       1.Lt. K. H. Burhop   Martin-Baker
22nd September 1966 Ger AF Lockheed T-33A BD788
9879
WS50   OBT FW H. Lipprasch    Martin-Baker
23rd September 1966 Ger AF F84       Capt. D. Bartsch     
24th September 1966 USN F-8A Crusader 143767 NAS Dallas Reserves in US Capt. T. P. O Mahoney    Martin-Baker Mk.5
26th September 1966
USAF
F-105D Thunderchief 61-0186 13 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Lt Col Arthur T. Ballard Republic
27th September 1966
Ind
N
Sea Hawk       Lt. A. Sinha   Martin-Baker
29th September 1966 RN Hunter XF983/BY807 759 Sqn Crashed at Brawdy, Pembrokeshire instructor ejected too low and was killed   Martin-Baker
student S.Lt. P. Lewis ejected and was injured   Martin-Baker
29th September 1966 USAF F-4 Phantom             
Lt. Glover    
30th September 1966  USAF F-4 Phantom            
1.Lt. E. Knets    
September 1966                
September 1966                
September 1966