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  January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st January 1971
IndAF
Hunter       Sqn. Ldr. S. K. Gupta   Martin-Baker
1st January 1971 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1971 NFD      

 

 
    Martin-Baker
2nd January 1971
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0359
JV
469th TFS/388th TFW

 W of Ban Ban valley, Laos, hit by AAA over northern edge of Plain of Jars, headed back to base but crashed

Capt. H. Weir ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter   Martin-Baker
Lt. R.Brown ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter   Martin-Baker
5th January 1971
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155577
NE 1 
VF‑21
USS Ranger

CVA-61
Operational loss, missed wires during landing on USS Ranger and went overboard, Pilot ejected and was rescued, RIO drowned Gulf of Tonkin c70 M NE of Dong Hoi, NVN,      
Lt. L. Rinne ejected, recovered one killed Martin-Baker
8th January 1971
USN
A‑6C Intruder 155647
NE 5

VA‑145; USS Ranger
CVA-61

Operational loss, ditched in front of USS Ranger shortly after launch, pilot killed. Gulf of Tonkin off NVN,      
Pilot killed BN Lt. Cdr. G.Smith rescued Martin-Baker
8th January 1971
RAF
Vulcan B2 XM610 44 Sqn Fire in the No. 2
engine damaged the flying controls. Crashed at Wingatte, County Durham

all three rear crew bailed out over the Cheviot Hills, Northumberland

Flt. Lt. Alcock ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. Hoskins ejected safely   Martin-Baker
13th January 1971
Civ
Mirage G   take-off from Istres during Flight 316 Mr. Jean Coureau
                      photo-md
Martin-Baker
17th January 1971
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 66‑0288
LC
21st TFS/366th TFW

hit by AAA during target run on NVA storage area at Ban Kaloung, Laos. Caught fire. Pilot turned towards sea. Crashed in sea 15 M E of Da Nang, SVN. Pilot killed

 
WSO Major J. D. Siderius ejected and  rescued by USAF helicopter   Martin-Baker
18th January 1971
USMC
F-4 Phantom        Lt. S.T.Turner   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. F.W.Pickerell   Martin-Baker
19th January 1971
GerAF
F-104       O.Lt. P.Buendgen   Martin-Baker
19th January 1971
USMC
A-6 Intruder       1st Lt. Salewski ejected   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. F. J. Gose ejected   Martin-Baker
19th January 1971
USAF 
F-4 Phantom        Capt. L. Gregory   Martin-Baker
Capt. A.A. Salge     Martin-Baker

22nd January 1971


USMC
Crusader F-8K (BuNo) 146937 VMF-112
NAS Dallas Marine Reserves
detachment
El Toro Lt.COL Robert G. Davis     Martin-Baker
 
Happened on your site.
 
I ejected from F8K Bureau Number 146937 after 42 (forty-two) second in a takeoff roll at El Toro on the short east/west runway on 22 January 1971. Had 3 afterburner explosions and left it at about 150 feet in the mung. Later discovered several burner pigtails were broke and high pressure fuel was being pumped around burner can. Martin baker seat worked like a hose, I swung once. LA Times was pissed because the plane didn't fall out of the sky in the Old Folks apartments close to the end of the runway. Only got 4 lines on front page. Got my tie about four years later from M/B rep at Farnbourgh.
 
I think the Squadron was still VMF 112 and not VMFA 112 (was changed a bit late). Squadron was from Navy Dallas Marine Reserve . I was Squadron CO and was the last flight out after a 14 day deployment. Nice way to spoil a deployment. Had to fly a transport home.
 
Thanks,
Robert G. Davis
Colonel USMCR (retired)

in email 17th January 2007

20th January 1971
USAF  
F-4E Phantom II 67‑0267
LC
421st TFS/366th TFW

hit by small arms fire shortly after take‑oft from Da Nang. Engine caught fire. Crashed  in sea off Da Nang, SVN,

 
Capt. D.Warner ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter 

 

Martin-Baker
Major Kiefer  ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter    Martin-Baker
25th January 1971
RAF
Lightning F.3 c/n 95184 XP756 "E" 29 Squadron Reheat fire in the jet pipe which caused a loss of control. crashed into the North Sea off Great Yarmouth  Capt. W.Povilus ejected safely.   Martin-Baker
26th January 1971
USN
A‑4F 154980
NIP
VA‑164 Crashed during launch from LUSS HancockSouth China Sea off SVN pilot ejected   Douglas
28th January 1971
RAF
Lightning F.2A XN772/N 92 Sqdn Aircraft went into a spin at 36,000ft and could not be recovered. Crashed near Diepholz, West Germany Flg. Off. Hitchcock ejected   Martin-Baker
29th January 1971
RAF
Canberra T17 WH874 60 Sqn Canberra T17 WH874 and Canberra T4 WJ862 Collided over Sutton in
Ashfield, near Mansfiled, Nottinghamshire when flying in formation and crashed

 

 

 

Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. Alan Threadgould
[First ejection - see also
13th May 1988 - Hawk]
Flg. Off. Chris R. Pitt  Martin-Baker
29th January 1971
RAF
Canberra T4 WJ862 60 Sqn Flg. Off. Jake W.Pearson
[left seat]
  Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. Pete T Jennings
[Nav]
 
Flg. Off. Doug Irwin  

 

 

Martin-Baker
29th January 1971   LLTV #2 NASA   Stu Present ejected    

 

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd February 1971
GerAF 
F.G91       O.SFW K. Boehm    
3rd February 1971
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8777
FA
25th TFS/8th TFW Near Ban Kantaloung, 10 M SW of Ban Karai Pass, Laos, hit by AAA during sensor dropping mission
Pilot Robert Standerwick
MIA - Killed on ground

WSO Norbert A. Gotner
POW
Martin-Baker
4th February 1971 IndN Sea Hawk       Lt. M. Bhada     
5th February 1971 Leb Mystere       M. Ibrahim    
5th February 1971 USN F-8J Crusader BuNo 149197
NP 1
VF-211 of CVA-19 USS Hancock struck ramp during landing on USS Hancock, in Gulf of Tonkin oft NVN Lt. J.Bodansket    
6th February 1971 USN F-4 Phantom       Lt.JG C.D.Boyer    
Lt. J.S.Payne    
9th February 1971 Iran F-4 Phantom       ejected    
M. Zarrabi ejected    
11th February 1971 Fr AF Mirage       Capt. Vericen    
11th February 1971
USAF
F‑4D  66‑7473
HK
480th TFS/12th TFW

or

389th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Phu Cat

hit by automatic weapons fire while pulling up from target, near  Be Long, 12 M SW of Quang Tri, SVN

     
pilot Capt. M. W. Ford ejected and rescued by ground troops WSO 1st Lt .Robert A. Eisenbeisz killed pic on file
  11 Feb 1971 Captain M. W. Ford and 1st Lt .Robert A. Eisenbeisz of the 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Phu Cat were flying a close air support mission near Ba Long, some 12 miles southwest of Quang Tri City. Their aircraft, F-4D #66-7473, was hit by automatic weapons fire while pulling off from their third pass. Although Captain Ford successfully ejected and was picked up, 1st Lt Eisenbeisz did not leave the aircraft
15th February 1971 Ger AF F.G91       HPT N. Heel    
15th February 1971 USA Mohawk       WO1 Dover    
SP4 Calloway    
16th February 1971   Lightning Mk3 XP747 9 Sqdn 9 Sqdn XP698 and XP747 collided off Harwich. Flt. Lt "Chile" Cooper in XP698 was killed Flt Lt Paul Reynolds ejected safely   Martin-Baker
16th February 1971
USAF
F‑4D 66‑8787
FA
25th TFS/8th TFW

lost control due to AAA damage sustained over Ban Karai Pass 40 M E of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand

 

Lt. COL W.Cox ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter    
Capt. D.Warner ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter    
24th February 1971 RAF Jet Provost T3 XN465/3  3 FTS failing to recover
from a spin crashed near Easingwold, Yorks
P.O Spears    
Flt. Lt. F. Morrison    
24th February 1971 USN A‑6A  Intruder

156994   NE 5

VA‑145
USS Ranger

CVA-61
Operational loss. Crashed shortly after launch from USS Ranger Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, Lt. Cdr. W. Galbraith ejected and rescued ??? Martin-Baker
Lt. D. D. Waters ejected and rescued ??? Martin-Baker
25th February 1971
USAF
F‑4D 65‑0637
HK
480th TFS/12th TFW AAA near Ban Tampanko, SVN pilot ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter    
WSO ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter    
25th February 1971
USAF
F‑4D 66‑6691 366th TFW

AAA hit in cockpit during target run near Ban Tamil 17 M SW of Khe Sarah, SVN

pilot killed    
WSO ejected safely    
26th February 1971 USN F-8J Crusader BuNo 149150 VF-124 USA      
27th February 1971
USN
A‑7E NH 4 VA‑195 engine flamed out and could not be relighted in SEA pilot ejected safely    
27th February 1971
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 155884
NE 1
VF‑21
USS Ranger

CVA-61

afterburner failed during catapult launch off USS Ranger. Aircraft crashed into the sea Gulf of Tonkin c125 M E of Gong Hoi, NVN

 

     
ejected and killed Lt.JG J. Carroll ejected and rescued Martin-Baker
18th February 1971 USAF F-4 Phantom II            
Capt. C. Ferrell 1.Lt. T.Propeck  
22nd February 1971 Den F-104        SK.Lt. P. E. R. Anthonsen    
24th February 1971 RAF Jet Provost            
P/O Spears Flt. Lt. F. Morrison  
25th February 1971 USAF F-4 Phantom            
Lt. T.McLaughlin Capt. J. Talley  
25th February 1971 USAF F-4 Phantom       Capt. Hedditch    
25th February 1971 USN Intruder            
Lt. Cdr. W.Galbraith Lt. D.D.Waters  
26th February 1971 GerAF  F-104       MAJ Schebiella    
26th February 1971 Fr AF Mystere       Capt. Marion    
26th February 1971 Fr AF Mystere       ADJ.CH Mandon    
26th February 1971 USN F-8 Crusader       Lt.JG Larson    
27th February 1971 USAF F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. E.Payne    
27th February 1971 USN F-4 Phantom       Carroll    
th February 1971                
th February 1971                
th February 1971                
 
 

 

 

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1971 Fr AF Mystere       Lt. Druau    
3rd March 1971
Fr AF
Mirage IV           Martin-Baker Mk.BM.4
Capt. Wirotte Lt. Inge Martin-Baker Mk.BM.4
4th March 1971 IndAF Marut       Flt. Lt. S. Agnihotri     
4th March 1971
USA
 OV‑1B
Mohawk
64‑14240 131st AVN company
Phu-Bai
Aircraft suffered an engine failure while on night reconnaissance mission, then as the aircraft approached its base, Phu-Bai Thus, Thien province, SVN, the other engine failed  
Martin-Baker
pilot Captain James John Shereck ejected but seat malfunctioned and he fell to earth still strapped to the seat Tech Obs. SPE3 Martin ejected OK Martin-Baker
6th March 1971
USAF
A-1H Skyraider 139734     1st Lt. Charles L. Tipton   YANKEE extraction
9th March 1971 GerAF  F-104       O.Lt. D.Nickolai    
11th March 1971   F‑100D 56‑3181 35th TFW

 

 
engine caught fire during take‑off, runway 33, Phu Cat AB, SVN      
12th March 1971 WGAF F-104G Starfighter 25+85     Lt. H.Gebhardt
ejected
  Martin-Baker
13th March 1971
USN
A-7E Corsair II 157589
NE315
VA 113
USS RANGER
Struck by AAA during combat mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos
Alive on ground
Did not return
Lt. Barton Sheldon Creed Escapac
14th March 1971 RAAF Canberra Mk.20 A84-228 2 Sqn
Phan Rang.
hit by two SAMs. Crashed 31 miles from Quang Tri,
South Vietnam
     
Pilot W. Cdr. F.J.L. Downing used face blind to eject aircraft staright and level at 14,000ft. at est. 250kt.After separation from the seat stabilised in free fall until parachute automaticaly opened. Crashed through tree and laned on his knees on steep slope. No ejection injuries but badly bruised left knee, broken right kneecap, minor injuries to right elbow. Navigator Flt. Lt. Pinches ejected at 14,000ft. at 290kt.. Crashed through tree,
suspended few feet from the ground in harness. Fractured 4 spinal vertebrae on ejecting, probably being caused by being hunched up on ejection when seat fired after second pull of
th face blind. Fractured his left wrist and badly bruised his right hand in the tree.
Martin-Baker Mk.1C

Parachute seat pack Mk.14

Both were
rescued by helicopter 28 hrs. later
15th March 1971 GerAF  F-104       O.Lt. J.Wagner    
15th March 1971 Peru Mirage       ???    
17th March 1971 IndAF Hunter       P.O J. P. S. Talwar    
17th March 1971
Kuwait AF
Jet Provost       P.O  A. R. Ghanam   Martin-Baker
15th March 1971 RAAF Sabre   41 OTU from Williamstown crashed some 41 miles awy from base  Pilot. Off.
O.J. Elsbury ejected at 4,000ft, and 130kt. with aircraft spinning out of control.. Superficial injuries
during ejection. Rescued 2 hours later by SAR helicopter from single seat life raft.
  NAA - ejection seat. Parachute back type
16th March 1971 USN F-8J Crusader (BuNo) 150294
NP 114
VF-211 CVA-19 struck ramp during landing on carrier, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN Lt. R. Amber    
22nd March 1971
USAF
F‑4D
Phantom II
66‑7655
OC
13th TFS/432nd TRW hit by SAM during recce escort mission, 10 M SW of Dong Hoi, NVN     Martin-Baker
MAJ Robert "Bob" Cubberley ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter MAJ Robert "Bob" Priest ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter
[see also
10th November 1958]
Martin-Baker
23rd March 1971 Ger N F-104         K. K. Gladziejewski  
23rd March 1971 USN RF-8G Crusader       Lt. T.A. Pearl    
24th March 1971   OV‑10A 67‑14693 20th TASS/504th TASG hit in cockpit by 37mm AAA. 5 M E of Ban Talon, S of Saravan, Laos pilot ejected but was captured    
26th March 1971 Den L.T33            
Sgt. A. Berg Flt. Lt. G. Houlind  
30th March 1971


USN

A-6 Prowler 156480 NATC Pax R   Lt. W. Lawrence ejected    
th March 1971                
                 

 

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
6th April 1971   A-1J Skyraider 142077     Capt. J. Steward   YANKEE extraction
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
19th April 1971
USN
 A-6 Intruder            
Lt. J. R. MacDonald Lt. Cdr. B. Bremner ejected  

19-4-1971
USN A-6 Intruder.  and .
[sj./3030 & 3031]23-4-1971
USN Crusader F-8J (BuNo) 150878 VF-191 US

 

 

 

4-4-1971
USN Crusader F-8J (BuNo) 149196 VF-194 CVA-34



19-4-1971
USN A-6 Intruder. Lt. J. R. MacDonald and Lt. Cdr. B. Bremner ejected.
[sj./3030 & 3031]23-4-1971
USN Crusader F-8J (BuNo) 150878 VF-191 US

23-4-1971
RAF Harrier GR1 XV798/T of 20 Sqn. Suffered a very heavy vertical landing at Wildenrath, West
Germany. The pilot ejected.
[bmal/178] & [bmalog/31]

28-4-1971
RAF Lightning F.6 XS938/E of 23 Sqn. crashed into the estuary of the River Tay, 12 miles north
east of Leuchars, Fife after being abandoned following a reheat fire. Pilot ejected safely.
[barg/ap/54/91] & [bmal/178] & [bmalog/31]

28-4-1971
RAAF Macchi crashed into the sea off HMAS Albatros near Nowra. Pilot Lt. E. M. Kavanough and
Lt. P.L. Clark ejected and landed safely in the bush near Sussex Inlet. after aircraft went into an
inverted spin.
[Australian listing]

04-Apr-71 Lt. D. R. Woltz   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
07-Apr-71 Lt.JG R. Lifer   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
07-Apr-71 Lt. G. W. Kraus   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
07-Apr-71 Lt. W. Meingast   GerAF  F.G91   M-B OC    
08-Apr-71 TEN P. Mossenta   Italy F.G91   M-B OC    
15-Apr-71 ADJ.CH G. Cornil   Fr AF Mirage   M-B OC    
16-Apr-71 HPT J.H.Heinrich   GerAF F-104   M-B OC    
19-Apr-71 MAJ Guidotti   Italy F-104   M-B OC    
22-Apr-71  Capt. R.S.Dotson   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
22-Apr-71  Capt. B.D.Smith   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
23-Apr-71  Lt. FL T. Middleton   RAF Harrier   M-B OC    
23-Apr-71  Lt. K. D. Welch   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
28-Apr-71  Lt. P. Clarke   RAN F-8 Crusader    M-B OC    
28-Apr-71  Flg. Off. S. McCIean   RAF Lightning    M-B NK    
28-Apr-71  Lt. E.Kavanagh   RAN  F-8 Crusader    M-B OC    
30-Apr-71  S.M.Sgt. S.Liebold   GerAF  F-104    M-B NK    

13apr71          55‑3749  F‑100D  VP  614th TFS/35th TFW, 25 M W of Katum, lust inside, Cambodia, hit by 37mm AAA during pull‑up

        from attack run, pilot ejected safely

 

15apr71          56‑2955  F‑100D  VM  352nd TFS/35th TFW, nr Kontum, SVN, hit by small arms fire during pull‑up from target run 4 M

        SW of Ben Het, nr Dak To. Turned towards base but crashed on the way back, pilot ejected

        safely and rescued by an Army unit

 

17apr71          157511  A‑7E  NE 305  VA‑113, or Ding, 35 M N of Muang Fangdeng, Laos, hit by 23mm AAA while attacking truck

        convoy, pilot ejected and was rescued by helicopter

 

21apr71          66‑7717  F‑4D  FP  497th TFS/8th TFW, southern part of Laos, hit by AAA, 2 crew ejected and were rescued

 

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th May 1971
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. Cdr. J.Allen   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG Lehman   Martin-Baker
6th May 1971
USAF
F‑4E 67‑0335  4th TFS/366th TFW hit by AAA. Tonle Kong river, 10 M SW of Muang Fangdeng, Laos Major A. J. Blisset ejected and were rescued   Martin-Baker
Capt. J. E. Seaton ejected and were rescued   Martin-Baker
8th May 1971
CAF
CF-100       Capt. R. McKendry   Martin-Baker
Capt. G.E.Benton   Martin-Baker
10th May 1971
or
11th May 1971
Confirm ???

RAF
Lightning F3 XP744/H 56 Sqn Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea eight miles south east of Cyprus, 15 miles west of Akrotiri  Flt. Lt. R.D.Cole ejected due to a fire   Martin-Baker
11th May 1971
Leb
Mirage ONE OR TWO AIRCRAFT ???     Capt. J.Nader   Martin-Baker
Capt. H. Daher   Martin-Baker
12th May 1971
RAF
Buccaneer       Flt. Lt. R. Holland    
12th May 1971
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Major W. RowIey   Martin-Baker
????   Martin-Baker
17th May 1971
USMC 
Cougar       1.Lt. L. D. Cohen   Martin-Baker
18th May 1971
Fr N
Etendard       2.MTR Daumic   Martin-Baker
19th May 1971
RN
Phantom XT862/VL156 767 Sqn. Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 25 miles off
Newquay / Torquay, Devon
 Lt. P.Love   Martin-Baker
Cdr. W. Hawley   Martin-Baker
20th May 1971 NFD             Martin-Baker
21st May 1971
USMC
F-4B Phantom II   MCAS El Toro double engine flame out doing FMLP Pilot Lt Tom Valerga ejected   Martin-Baker
 1.Lt. E.Hamamoto   Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK
As a young Marine RIO Lt. I ejected out of my F-4B at MCAS El Toro after having a double engine flame out doing FMLP.  Pilot was Lt Tom Valerga.  May 21, 1971.  We couldn't have been higher than 300 feet when we left.  Thankfully, we were in landing configuration and within the ejection envelop.

I live in Hawaii with my wife of 37 years.  She was 6 mo. pregnant with my son, now 35, at the time of my ejection.

Talk about a bad day at the office!
 

Eugene Hamamota

26th May 1971
RAF
Lightning XS902/J  5 Sqn Reheat fire. Crashed into the North Sea nine miles south east of Spurn Head,
15 miles north east of Grimsby, Yorkshire
Flt. Lt. A. McKay ejected   Martin-Baker
27th May 1971
Ger N 
F-104        1.Lt. G. Kohlke   Martin-Baker

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
Friday 4th June 1971
USN
F‑4J Phantom II Blue Angels
Blue Angels
 Caught fire during
practice. Crashed over Narragansett Bay near the ex-NAS Quonset Point in Rhode
Island.
Cmdr Harley Hall ejected

[see also 27th January 1973]

Martin-Baker
29th June 1971

RAF
Jet Provost T3 XN558 3FTS
RAF Dishforth
ingested BIRDs on approach      
Flight Lieutenant C S Hall
ejected
  Martin-Baker
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

 

 

21-6-1971
USN Crusader F-8J (BuNo) 150868 VF-194 CVA-34

5-6-1971
RAF Buccaneer S2B XN987 of 12 Sqn. Lost control during air refuelling and crashed near Creil, 28
miles north east of Le Bourget, Northern France.
[bmal/178] & [bmalog/31]

8-6-1971 [SEA Conflict ?]
USA Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. SP4 R. Bailey and Maj. J. Collamore ejected.
[sj/3069 & 3070]

22-6-1971 [SEA Conflict ?]
USA Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. SFC Hinners ejected.
[sj/3077]

29-6-1971
RN Phantom FG1 XV565/R001 of 892 Sqn. Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida, USA
while operating off HMS Ark Royal. The crew ejected.
[bmal/177] & bmalog/35]

29-6-1971
RAF Jet Provost XN558/4 of 3FTS. Crashed at Dishforth, Nort Yoyrks after suffering a bird strike.
The crew ejected safely.
[bma]/179] & [bmalog/35]
 

041un71     

67‑14692        OV‑10A  20th TASS/504th TASG, nr Ban Thakkapang, 15 M NE of Muang Fangdeng, Laos, hit by ground

        fire. 2 crew ejected safely

 

O6jun71   151458        F‑4B  WS  VMFA‑323, nr Azusa, N of Duarte, CA, USA, collided with Air West DC‑9 N9345, pilot killed, RIO

        ejected safely. 49 on board DC‑9 killed

 

201un71    67‑14668  OV‑10A    20th TASS/504th TASG, or point where borders of Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam merge,

          but just inside Laos, hit by ground fire 15 M SE of Muang Fangdeng, 2 crew ejected safely and

          were rescued

21jun71 150868    F‑8J  NM 2  VF‑194, Gulf of Tonkin c70 M E of Dong Hoi. NVN, entered the break and flew into the water,

          pilot was squadron XO, he ejected but was killed when he drowned

 

 

241un71 

60‑6936    YF‑12A    NASA, Edwards AFB, CA, USA, caught fire on approach due to metal fatigue in fuel lines, 2

          crew ejected safely

 

291un71    66‑8686  F‑4D  FO    435th TFS/8th TFW, nr Da Nang AB, SVN, hit by 37mm AAA over western part of DMZ, tried to

          reach Da Nang but lost control on final approach, 2 crew ejected safely

04-Jun-71  Cdr. H. H. Hall   USN F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
04-Jun-71  Capt. E. Zepponi   Italy F-8 Crusader    M-B OC    
04-Jun-71  TEN R. Fabbiani   Italy MB326    M-B OC    
05-Jun-71  M R.G.Kemp   RAF Buccaneer   M-B OC    
05-Jun-71  Flt. Lt. A.W.Marrs   RAF Buccaneer   M-B OC    
06-Jun-71  1.Lt. C. E. Schiess   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
07-Jun-71  Lt. K. A. Strauss   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
07-Jun-71  Lt. D.McDonald   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
08-Jun-71  SP4 R.Bailey   USA  Mohawk   M-B NK    
08-Jun-71  MAJ J. Collamore   USA Mohawk   M-B NK    
10-Jun-71  Capt. J. R. Dempsey   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
10-Jun-71  Capt. Daubas   Fr AF  Mystereere   M-B NK    
15-Jun-71  Capt. L. Catanzaro   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
15-Jun-71  Lt. H. S. Conrad   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
16-Jun-71  Lt. D. Hausmanns   GerAF  F.G91   M-B OC    
18-Jun-71  Flt. Lt. Orak Zai   Pak F-86 Sabre   M-B NK    
22-Jun-71  SFC Hinners   USA  Mohawk   M-B NK    
28-Jun-71  Lt. M. J. Grainger- Holcombe   RN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
28-063 Lt. D. A. Hill   RN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
29-Jun-71  Flt. Lt. C. S. Hall   RAF  J.Provost   M-B OC    
29-Jun-71  Capt. W. Ricks   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
29-Jun-71  Flt. Lt. C. J. Thompton   RAF  J.Provost   M-B OC    
29-Jun-71  Lt. B. D. Buffkin   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
28th July 1971
USN
 A-6 Intruder            
Lt. A. T. Nilsen ejected  Lt. Cdr. G. O'Brian ejected  

28-7-1971
USN A-6 Intruder. and.
[sj./3102 & 3103]

 

 

 

8-7-1971
RAF Lightning F3 Xp705/L of 29 Sqn. Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea 35 miles south off
Akrotiri, Cyprus after the pilot ejected following an engine fire.
[bmal/179] & [bmalog/35]

10-7-1971
F-4 Phantom U.S.A.F., South East Asia 3,000th Life saved by Martin-Baker seat. [MB H7AF]




29-7-1971 Vietnam
USMC OV-10 Bronco of VAL-4 the "Black Ponies" was shot down by Viet Cong Fire. The two
man crew ejected and were rescued by Army helicopter.
[Air Enthus. No 32 p. 78]

10jul71   

  66‑0392    RF‑4C  AC    12th TRS/460th TRW, 45 M W of Saigon, SVN, hit by automatic weapons fire and starboard

          wing caught fire nr Stoeng Treng, 60 M N of Kratie, Cambodia. Fire went out and crew tried to

          return to Tan Son Nhut but lost control, 2 crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

 

227ul71    65‑0847  RF‑4C  AC    12th TRS/460th TRW, nr Prom Prey Rumdeng, 55 M S of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, hit by AAA,

          crew ejected safely and rescued by Army helicopter

 

28jul71    139702  A‑1 H  TC    1st SOS/56th SOW, 10 M W of Khe Sanh, SVN, hit by small arms fire, pilot ejected and was

          rescued by US Army helicopter

 

05-Jul-71  MAJ A. Politis     F-104   M-B NK    
06-Jul-71  Lt. N. E. Todd   RN S.Vix   M-B OC    
06-Jul-71  Flg. Off. Hamlyn   RN S.Vix   M-B OC    
07-Jul-71  F. R. Spraul   USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B NK    
07-Jul-71  1.Lt. M. J. Lotti   USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B NK    
07/08/1971  Flt. Lt. Clarke           RAF   Lightning    M-B OC    
10-Jul-71  Lt. J. C. Bates     F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
10-Jul-71  1.Lt. J. F. Stermer      USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
10-Jul-71  Capt. R. C. Wheeler    USAF  F-4 Phantom      M-B EA    
10-Jul-71  Lt. N. D. Hudnall   USN   F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
10-Jul-71 Lt. C. M. Rubel   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
10-Jul-71  Lt.JG A. T. Beck    USN   F-4 Phantom    M-B NK    
21-Jul-71  Lt. T. K. Pal   IndN Sea Hawk   M-B OC    
22-Jul-71  Lt.COL Musgrove    USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
22-Jul-71 . 1.L TJ. F.Stuermer     USAF F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
26-Jul-71 Flt. Lt. I. U. H. Siddui         M-B      
27-Jul-71  Cadet A. N. Mazook     Kuw   S.Mas   M-B OC    
27-Jul-71 M. Haleen   Kuw S.Mas    M-B OC    
28-Jul-71  Lt. A. T. Nilsen     USN  Intruder    M-B OC    
20-Jul-71  Lt. Cdr. G. OBrian     USN  Intruder    M-B OC    

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd August 1971 Sing  S.Mas            
Capt. Y.P.Yong Cadet N. K. Ngen  
3rd August 1971 RAF Harrier GR1 XV803/Y 1 Sqn Crashed near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire after nozzle valve
failure.
pilot, Capt. L. Distelzweig USAF unable to eject as the ejection
seat safety pins had been left in. Killed
   
12th August 1971 USN KA-6 Intruder 152598
NF 517
VA‑115 Caught fire in refuelling equipment, Gulf of Tonkin, NVN      
Lt. J. S. McMahon Lt. Cdr. B. S. Wade ejected  
20th August 1971 USA Grumman OV-1 Mohawk            
Capt. G. Baxter 1st Lt. J. Killackey  
24th or 25th August 1971 USN F-8J Crusader (BuNo) 150315 VF-191 Japan Lt.JG Swearingen    
27th August 1971 RAF Hunter F6 XG229/42 63 Sqn / 229 OCU flying control seiure. Crashed in a field near Merton, Devon Pilot Flg. Off. Scoffham ejected    
27th August 1971 USN  F-4 Phantom            
Lt. M.R.Bolier Lt.JG MJ.Stancel  
                 

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
22nd September 1971 RAF Lightning MkF.3 XP736 "G" 29 Sqdn Wattisham crashed in North Sea 30 miles east of
Lowestoft, Norfolk
Fg. Off. Mottershead on first trip with squadron  ejected but was never found. crashed into the N. Sea off Lowestoft,

sources: [FI 20-1-71 p109], [barg/n/171/85], Peter Hindley

 
  Martin-Baker
30th September 1971 RAF Lightning F6 XR764/E 29 Sqn Engine fire. Crashed into Limasol Bay, 35 miles east of Akrotiri,
Cyprus
pilot  Flt. Lt. R. Bealer ejected

sources:[bmal/179] & [bmalog/35]

  Martin-Baker
th September 1971                
th September 1971                
th September 1971                
th September 1971                
th September 1971                
th September 1971                
th September 1971                
                 

07sep71     66‑0316    F‑4E    1st TFW, c5 M SE of Clewiston, FL, USA, left engine caught fire, 2 crew ejected safely
 

21sep71    148262  TF‑4A    US Navy, nr San Diego, CA, USA, canopy became separated, at least 1 crewmember ejected

        safely

22sep71    68‑0559    RF‑4C  ZR  86th TFW, Zweibrucken AB, West Germany, 2 crew ejected safely

30sep71      66‑0332        F‑4E  FD  27th TFS/1st TFW, Tampa Bay, FL, USA, engines lost power, lost control during approach, 2

        crew ejected safely

 

02sep71    66‑8731  F‑4D  OC  13th TFS/432nd TRW, nr Ban Len, northern edge of Plain of Jars, Laos, hit by small arms fire

      

  while attacking enemy troop concentrations, 2 crew ejected and rescued by Air America

        helicopter

 

 

08sep71    153223  A‑7A  NM 3  VA‑153, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, engine failed during launch from USS Oriskany, pilot ejected

        safely and was rescued

 

 

22sep71    154430  A‑78  NM 411  VA‑215, m SEA, probably in sea oft NVN, engine failure during strike mission, pilot ejected

        safely

 

 

26sep71   

  67‑14664    OV‑10A    19th TASS/504th TASG, 10 M NW of Kampong Cham, Cambodia, hit by AAA while controlling air

        strike against 4 12.7mm AAA sites. Caught tire and crashed, 2 crew ejected and were rescued

        by USAF helicopter

 

02-Sep-71  MAJ J.B.Compton   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
02-Sep-71  Capt. R. Fitzgerald   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
04-Sep-71  WO G.C.Cecconi   Italy F.G91    M-B OC    
06-Sep-71  Classified         M-B      
07-Sep-71  HPT H.Kretschmar   GerAF  F.G91    M-B OC    
07-Sep-71  Capt. E.C.Hebner   USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
07-Sep-71  MAJ R.B.Reed   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
08-Sep-71  Capt. A.Bosi   Italy F-104   M-B OC    
09-Sep-71  F.Frutschi   Switz Vampire   M-B OC    
15-Sep-71  Flt. Lt. J.B.Williams   Oman S.Mas   M-B OC    
17-Sep-71  Cdr. L.T.Logue   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
17-Sep-71  Lt. J.Sumnick   USN F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
21-Sep-71  Sgt. W.Oppl   GerAF  F-104    M-B NK    
22-Sep-71  Lt. D.J. Lortscher   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
22-Sep-71  Capt. Watkins   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
22-Sep-71  MAJ CJ..Jefflies   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
27-Sep-71  Capt. J.P.Daniel   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
27-Sep-71  Capt. R.Hand   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
30-Sep-71  MAJ E. C.Hebner   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
30-Sep-71     USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st October 1971 Civ F-104       CMDT V.Sanserevino    
1st October 1971 USAF RF‑4C OZ 14th TRS/432nd TRW hit by AAA 5 M NE of An Lee, SVN      
pilot killed WSO Capt. J.Sigler ejected and rescued  
4th October 1971 USMC  F-4 Phantom            
1.Lt. Erickson  Capt. R.J.Dugal  
4th October 1971 RAF  Canberra      
Flg. Off. K. Woolford    
Flt. Lt. W.Woolley    
Flg. Off. G.C.Edwards    
5th October 1971 Austrian Air Force Saab 105 OE       pilot ejected    
6th October 1971 RAF Canberra E15 WH973 98 Sqn Rolled out of control and crashed at Lobthorpe, 3 miles from
Cottesmore airfield, Leics
ejected    
ejected    
ejected    
9th October 1971 RAF Hunter XG1 56/E 79 Sqn. / 229 OCU Landed at Gibraltar with a main wheel retracted. It
ran off the runway into some concrete blocks
pilot ejected but was killed    
9th October 1971 USN A-6 Intruder            
Lt. C. J. Taylor  LtJg J. A. Dickey  
12th October 1971 RAF Phantom FGR2 XV479/J 54 Sqn  engine failure.Crashed into a farmhouse near Holstebro, Jutland, Denmark shortly after take off from Karup      
Flt. Lt. S. B. Cox ejected Flt. Lt. R. Northcote ejected  
    

12th October 1971   A‑7E 156866
INK 3
VA‑97
USS Enterprise
 mechanical problems with undercarriage during launch from carrier crashed  Gulf of Tonkin off NVN pilot ejected and was rescued    
15th October 1971 RAF Phantom FGR2 XT904 228 OCU loss of control in a spin. Crashed into the North Sea, near Coningsby off Cromer,
Norfolk
     
Flt. Lt. Miles ejected Sqn. Ldr.  J. D. Armstrong ejected  
15th October 1971 USN A-6 Intruder            
Lt. J. W. Adair Lt. D. C. Wright ejected  
28th October 1971 USN A-6 Intruder            
Lt. J. M. Perry II Lt. R. E. Klemm ejected.  
28th October 1971 USN Cougar       Lt.JG T. Muschlitz    
29th October 1971   OV‑10A 155394
LM
VAL‑4 hit by ground fire during rocket firing pass, vcrashed in sea off Mekong delta, SVN,  15 M SE of Phu  Vinh,      

ejected and rescued by Army helicopter

ejected and rescued by Army helicopter

 

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th  November 1971
USAF
A‑7D Corsair II     Salt Lake City, UT, USA pilot accidentally ejected   Escapac
 7th November 1971
USAF
F-4 Phantom       MAJ J. A. Robertson   Martin-Baker
 MAJ H. J. Viccellio    Martin-Baker
8th November 1971
GerAF 
F-104         Lt.COL F. M. Totten    Martin-Baker
17th November 1971
USN
Prowler       Lt.JG M. A. Allen   Martin-Baker
AOAN D.R. Lavean   Martin-Baker
Cdr. J. OHarmon   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. W. A. Martin   Martin-Baker
20th November 1971
Fr AF
Mirage       CAPTR. Bugin   Martin-Baker
CNE Hervouet   Martin-Baker
22nd November 1971
Pakistani A.F
Sabre   Dacca shot down by Indian A. F. Gnat fighters 100 kms north-east of Calcutta Flt. Lt. Parvez Mehdi Quereshi ejected and was captured NAA
22nd November 1971
Pakistani A.F
Sabre   Dacca shot down by Indian A. F. Gnat fighters 100 kms north-east of Calcutta Flg. Off. Khalil Ahmed ejected and was captured NAA
26 November 1971
USAF
F-4 Phantom II
66-7752
FP
OWL 08
497TH TFS, 8TH TFW, 7TH AF Ubon RTAFB, Thailand Forward Air Controller (FAC) mission. Lost near Don Tan, Laos   Martin-Baker
pilot 1st Lt. James E. Steadman
KIA
 
WSO 1st Lt Robert D. Buetel
KIA
Martin-Baker
 

I am looking for information. My father, Capt. James E. Steadman flew a phantom F4D with the 497 TFS, 8TFW (Night Owls) out of Ubon, Thailand. He was listed as MIA 26 Nov 1971.
Being that I really never knew him, I am interested in trying to find people who worked with him, in order to get some more insight as to who he was. Can you give me some leads as to where I may try looking?
From: Karin Steadman
kbsteadman@gmail.com

 29th November 1971
USAF
A‑37B 69‑6352
CF
8th SOS/315th TAW hit in port engine during pull‑up from target run, 25 M NW of Kampong Chem, Cambodia pilot ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter   Weber

   December     

.

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th December 1971
Pakistan A. F
F-86 Sabre     Enemy action  Flt. Lt. S. Sajjad Noor   Martin-Baker
4th December 1971
Indian A. F
Hunter     Enemy action Flt. Lt. V. S. Chati   Martin-Baker
5th December 1971
Indian A. F
Marut     ??? Wg. Cdr. J. L. Bhargava    Martin-Baker
8th December 1971
Indian A. F.
MiG-21   No.45 Squadron Pathankot Pakistan AAA in the Chamb area Sqn Ldr Denzil Joseph Keelor VrC. ejected spine was injured KM-1
9th December 1971   Buccaneer S.2B XV347 12 Squadron caught fire after the port engine blew up while taxying at
Lossiemouth.
ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
10th December 1971
Indian A. F.
Hunter F56 BA-275 14 Sqdn Engine flamed out  flying over Hilli region in East Pakistan   Martin-Baker
SD Narayanganj Ejected Sqn Ldr R C Sachdeva ejected from the aircraft but was killed Martin-Baker
10th December 1971 USAF F‑105B 63‑8326
ZB
17th WWS/388th TFW  shot down by SAM, pilot killed c10 M N of Ban Na Phao, Laos

WSO rescued

 
  Republic
12th December 1971
Pakistan A. F.
Lockheed F-104     Shot down by Flt. Lt. Soni Indian A.F. MiG-21 over the Gulf of Kutch     Lockheed C-2
 

PAF Lockheed F-104 was shot down by Indian A.F. MiG-21 from No. 47 Sqn. "The Black Archers", based at Jamnagar Air Base. Two Mig-21 FLs flown by Flt. Lt. Soni and Flt. Lt. Saigal were scrambled at 14:00hrs to a pre-designated CAP orbit at 6,000ft above the air base to intercept PAF F-104s. Flt. Lt. Soni used his twin barrel GSh-23 cannon at a distance of less than a 1,000yds. F-104 pilot ejected over the Gulf of Kutch.

 
13th December 1971
Indian A. F
Mystere IVa IA-1331 3 Squadron shot down by AA fire on a photorecce sortie over the Fazilka area. Sqn Ldr J D Kumar tried to eject but was killed SNCASO
OR
Martin-Baker
16th December 1971 USAF F‑4D Phantom II  66‑8744
FG
433rd TFS/8th TFW

hit by 12.7 mm AAA 25 M W of Phnom Penh while attacking enemy troop concentrations. Crashed near Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 
MAJ K. S. Morris ejected safely and was rescued   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. W. J. King   ejected safely and was rescued   Martin-Baker
17th December 1971   F‑4E Phantom II 69‑7559
LA
4th TFS/366th TFW, hit by SAM during recce escort mission N of Mu Gia Pass, Laos, Lt. M. H. Murray  ejected and rescued by HH‑53C photo in bio file Martin-Baker
Lt.COL A. S. Blissett ejected and rescued by HH‑53C   Martin-Baker

 

18-Dec-71  Lt. S. R. Vaughan   USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
18-Dec-71  MAJ W. T. Stanley   USAF.  F-4 Phantom      M-B EA    
18-Dec-71  Capt. L. O'Brien     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
18-Dec-71  MAJ L. L. Hildebrand    USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
18-Dec-71  MAJ K.R. Johnson       USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
18-Dec-71  Lt. K. R. Wells   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    

18dec71          64‑0954  F‑4D  OC  13th TRS/432nd TRW, Laos, ran out of fuel before it could reach a tanker following MiG engage­

        ment, 2 crew captured

  65‑0799        F‑4D  OC  13th TFS/432nd TRW, Laos, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew rescued

  66‑0241        F‑4D  OY  555th TFS/432nd TRW, nr Ban Poung Ban, nr Bac Giang, Laos, shot down by a North

        Vietnamese MiG‑21, 2 crew captured

26th December 1971 USAF OV‑10A Bronco 67‑14648 23rd TASS/504th TASG hit by ground fire c15 M E of Ban Hai, Laos pilot ejected and was captured    
30th December 1971    A‑6A Prowler 155677
ING 506
VA‑165 hit by SAM and aircraft broke up in Gulf of Tonkin nr Hon Nieu island, off Vinh. NVN, pilot killed, BIN rescued by Navy helicopter   Martin-Baker
30th December 1971   F‑4B Phantom II 150418
AL 203
VF‑111  hit in tail by SAM and control was lost in sea just off Vmh. NVN Lt. Cdr. J D.W. Hoffman   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG N. A. Charles    Martin-Baker
30th December 1971 Fr AF   Mirage        Lt. M. Charrin   Martin-Baker
S.Lt. Paolini   Martin-Baker
th December 1971                
th December 1971                
th December 1971                
th December 1971                
th December 1971                
th December 1971                

 

 

EASTERN SECTOR

Date

Aircraft

Sqn

Name of the Pilot

S.No Location

Rem

Fate

04-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

221

Sqn Ldr V. Bhutani

. Tejgaon

SD AAA Fire. Ejected,

POW *

04-Dec-71

Hunter

37

Sqn Ldr S B Samanta

BA252 Tejgaon SD AAA Fire or F-86

killed

04-Dec-71

Hunter

37

Fg Off S G Khonde

BA266 Tejgaon SD AAA Fire ?

killed

04-Dec-71

Hunter

14

Sqn Ldr K D Mehra

. Tejgaon

SD F-86 0800 Hrs

Eject

04-Dec-71

Hunter

14

Flt Lt K C Tremenhere

. Tejgaon

SD F-86 (Sqn Ldr Dilawar)

POW *

04-Dec-71

Hunter

7

Sqn Ldr S K Gupta

BA287 BaghdograAFB Dam AAA Fire Ejected at base

Eject

06-Dec-71

MiG-21

4

Sqn Ldr Rao

. Gauhati

AAA Fire - Ran out of fuel

Eject

07-Dec-71

Hunter

-

-

. Dum Dum AFB Dam AAA Fire Ejected at base

Eject

10-Dec-71

Hunter

-

-

. Lal Munir Hat SD AAA  Pt Rescued in EP

Eject

12-Dec-71

MiG-21

28

Sqn Ldr P.S.Gill

. Agartala

SD AAA Ejected at EP

Eject
Grand losses   19 Known Losses (6 Operational Accidents)
Unattributed Pilots:
Hunter (5 ) : Flt Lt L H Dixon (Date Reason Not Known)
Mi-4 (2 ) : None Available

 

WESTERN SECTOR
Date Aircraft

Sqn

Name of the Aircrew S.No Location Remarks Fate

04-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

222

Flt Lt P N Saksena . - AAA fire Counter Air Mission Eject

04-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

101

Flt Lt Gurdip Singh . Chamb AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Eject

04-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

108

Flt Lt D R Natu B 854 Indian terr AAA Dam Ejected Pt safe Eject

04-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

32

Flt Lt M S Grewal . Shorkot AFB SD AAA   1400 Hrs POW

04-Dec-71

Hunter

27

Fg Off V Chati A 479 Mianwali SD F-6 (Fg Off Qazi Javed) POW

04-Dec-71

HF-24

220

Flt Lt J L Bhargava . Nayachor SD AAA   POW

05-Dec-71

Mystere

3

Flt Lt A V Pethia IA 954 Bhawalnagar SD AAA   0715 Hrs POW

05-Dec-71

MiG-21

29

Flt Lt Harish Singhji C 764 Suleimanke SD AAA   1530 Hrs POW

05-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

26

Sqn Ldr D S Jafa B 891 E of Lahore SD AAA   1555 Hrs POW

06-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

222

Fg Off K C Kuruvilla B 854 JassarBridge SD AAA 1025 Hrs. POW

06-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

101

Flt Lt J Bhattacharya . Chamb SD 1225 Hrs. Eject

06-Dec-71

Mystere

3

. . Haveli Engine Failure Eject

08-Dec-71

MiG-21

45

Sqn Ldr Denzil Keelor . Chamb SD AAA   Eject

08-Dec-71

Hunter

7

Wg Cdr B A Coelho BA329 Suleimanke SD AAA   1200 Hrs Hasilpur POW

08-Dec-71

Mystere

3

. . Haveli SD AAA Amruka Eject

09-Dec-71

HF-24

10

Sqn Ldr A V Kamat BD859 Hyderabad. SD AAA at Kotri, POW

10-Dec-71

Sukhoi-7

26

Flt Lt Dilip Parulkar . Zafarwal SD AAA   POW

17-Dec-71

MiG-21

29

Flt Lt Tejwant Singh C 716 Pasrur SD F-86 (F/L Maqsood Amir) POW

17-Dec-71

Mystere

3

. . Haveli Engine Flame out. Eject

Eastern Sector

04-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

14 Sqn.

W/C S M Ahmed (KIA)

SD by Hunter , Pt ejected, but Killed

04-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

14 Sqn.

F/L Saeed Afzal Khan (KIA)

SD by Hunter , Pt ejected, but Killed

04-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

14 Sqn.

F/O Sajjad Noor

SD by Hunter , Pt ejected  rescued

.

07-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

15 Sqn.

F/O Hamid Khawaja

Flame out during chase . Ejected

07-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

18 Sqn.

S/L Cecil Choudhry

Own AAA near Chamb

08-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

26 Sqn.

F/L Fazal Elahi (KIA)

SD by AAA over Chamb

08-Dec-71

MiG-19 (F-6)

1

23 Sqn.

F/O Afzal Jamal Siddiqui (KIA)

Flew through debris of Su-7, Accident

10-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

26 Sqn.

S/L Aslam Choudhry (KIA)

SD by Hunter  S/L R N Bharadwaj

12-Dec-71

F-104 Starfighter

1

9 Sqn.

W/C M H Middlecoat (KIA)

SD by MiG-21 Jamnagar, Flt Lt B B Soni

12-Dec-71

MiG-19 (F-6)

1

23 Sqn.

F/L Ejazuddin

SD by Su-7, Flt Lt S S Malhotra

13-Dec-71

F-86 Sabre

1

19 Sqn.

F/O N N A Baig (KIA)

SD by Hunter, Talhar by S/L F J Mehta

17-Dec-71

F-104 Starfighter

1

9 Sqn.

F/L Samad Ali Changezi (KIA)

SD by MiG-21 Naya Chor, F/LA K Dutta

17-Dec-71

MiG-19 (F-6)

1

25 Sqn.

F/O Shahid Raza (KIA)

SD at Shakargarh, AAA

 

3 mar 1971 Capt WIROTH and LTT INGE aicraft Mirage IV

10 jun 1971 Capt Daubas Mystère IV ejected safely flameout.

 

THANKS TO

Jean Vincent Brisset (AF Brigadier, ret,) for information on the Mirage IV crashes on the 3rd March & 10th June 1971


 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
??-??-1971 Yugoslavian Air Force MiG-21       Lt. Borisav Nikolic ejected    
??-??-1971 Yugoslavian Air Force Galeb       Captain Ljubisa Stefanovic ejected    
??-??-1971 Yugoslavian Air Force Galeb       First Lt. Veselin Velic ejected    
??-??-1971 Yugoslavian Air Force MiG-21       Captain Josip Frontal ejected at low altitude and was
killed.
   


44613 VFP-63 area Vn non-combat

20-09-1971
Due to an engine failure , a Starfighter,the D-8267 from 311 squadron of Volkel airbase crashed into sea.The pilot , Elt Scholten used his ejection seat and was rescued by a passing ESSO oil tanker.

25th August 1971


DDR

MiG‑21U

661116
249
JAG‑15 Engine failure. Crashed ErdschieBen, Polen, Germany Hptm Wolfgang Worm ejected   SK-1
OS Lutz Gerloff ejected   SK-1