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7.8.72 Lightning Mk 3 29 Sqdn XP700 - Flt Lt George Fenton took off but raised the undercarriage before flying speed was reached, A/C sank onto ventral tank and caught fire - he flew straight ahead gaining height and when over open country was advised by tower to eject which he did safely. ( Your note about him attempting an emergency landing is incorrect.). I was watching from the line hut.
 
7.12.72  (?) Canberra crashed at Wattisham attempting an assymetric landing. Crew of 3 were killed
 
Hope this is of interest
Regards
Peter Hindley

 

 

   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st January 1972 ???             Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
1st January 1972 ????             Martin-Baker
3rd January 1972 USMC  F-8K Crusader BuNo. 146953 VMFA-321
NAF Washington DC Marine Reserves
  Capt. R. R. Nevitte   Martin-Baker
8th January 1972   FB‑111A 68‑0283
GD
  N shore of Lake Ponchatrain, Manderville, LA, USA crew ejected but was killed   McDonnell Escape Capsule
10th January 1972 RN F-4 Phantom FG1 XT876
VL160
767 Sqn Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head,
Cornwal
Lt. C. OConnor   Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
18th January 1972 USN A‑7E 156880
NIL 401
VA‑94 USS Coral Sea starboard main landing gear collapsed during launch from carrier in Gulf of Tonkin off NVN pilot ejected safely and was rescued   Douglas Escapac
19th January 1972 RAF Gnat T1 XR996 CFS Compressor failure. Crashed near Pershore Pilot ejected   Folland Ejection Seat
20th January 1972 USAF F‑4E 67‑0247
LC
 421st TFS/366th TFW hit by 23mm AAA and caught fire 20 M W of Khe Sanh, SVN Pilot ejected and rescued by US Army helicopter   Martin-Baker
GIB ejected and rescued by US Army helicopter   Martin-Baker
20th January 1972 USAF RF‑4C 68‑0573
OZ
 14th TRS/432nd TRW hit by AAA 15 M S of Ban Ban Valley, Laos Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
GIB ejected   Martin-Baker
20th January 1972

USAF 

F-4 Phantom

WHICH CREW WERE IN THE ABOVE AIRCRAFT ??

Major R. K. Mock   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. J.L. Stiles   Martin-Baker
22nd January 1972   A‑7E 756849
NG 3
VA‑146 Engine failure during strike mission SEA pilot ejected and was rescued   Martin-Baker
24th January 1972 USN  F-4 Phantom        Lt.JG S.Davis   Martin-Baker
Lt. C. A. Clebaugh   Martin-Baker
31st January 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       Capt. O. J. Davis      Martin-Baker
Capt. R. K. Venables   Martin-Baker

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st February 1972 USAF F‑4D Phantom II 66‑8703
OC
13th TFS/432nd TRW, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand during take‑off
           photo via Kristi Bast
  Martin-Baker
Pilot Paul Bast ejected too late killed WSO Capt. Lester O'Brien ejected
[2nd ejection]
2nd February 1972 USAF F‑105B 63‑8284
JB
17th WWS/388th TFW, engine problems crashed during take‑off end of runway 24, Karat RTAFB, Thailand  pilot killed,WS01 OK

check for ejection ???

   
10th February 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom 66-371
"SEAFOX"
JJ
34th TFS/388th TFW Korat On Tiger FAC - ground fire 5 M NE of Muang Fangdeng, Laos southern Laos   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Tom W. Dobson ejected rescued by HH‑53C Captain John S. Murphy ejected - rescued by HH‑53C
see also 8th June 1972 = POW
Martin-Baker
11th February 1972 GerAF  F-104        O.Lt. R. Diederichs   Martin-Baker
13th February 1972 USAF F‑4D 66‑8741
FO
435th TFS/8th TFW hydraulic failure     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
14th February 1972 USAF  F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. J.F.McCarthy   Martin-Baker
Capt. G.Profitt   Martin-Baker
14th February 1972 RAF Phantom FGR2 XT913 228 OCU Hydraulic failure. Crashed into the North Sea one mile north of
Happisburgh, Norfolk
Flt. Lt. P. L. Preston   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. J. Stone   Martin-Baker
16th February 1972 RAF  Lightning F3 XP747 29 Sqn mid-air-collision with Lightning  .F3 XP698  [Flt. Lt "Chile" Cooper killed.] Crashed 60nm East Harwich Flt. Lt. Paul Reynolds   Martin-Baker
16th February 1972 USAF  F‑4D  66‑7601 FA 25th TFS/8th TFW hit by SA‑2 SAM over DMZ c20 M SE of Dong Hoi, NVN flew to the coast
Capt. W. R. Schwertfeger ejected POW

1.Lt. R. Galati ejected POW
Martin-Baker 
17th February 1972 GerAF  F-104        O.Lt. W.Boehm    

17th February 1972


USAF
F-105G Thunderchief       Mr. Kenneth J. Fraser  
17th February 1972
USAF
F-105G Thunderchief       Maj James D. Cutter  
17th February 1972 USAF F‑4D   432nd TRW

hit by ground fire during rescue mission for downed F‑105B nr Xom Quan Cat, 15 miles west of the
city of Vinh in Quang Binh Province

    Martin-Baker
pilot Major Robert H. Irwin, pilot MIA WSO Capt. E. Hawley POW Martin-Baker
17th February 1972 USAF F‑105B 63‑8333
JB
17th WWS/388th TFW

hit by SAM nr Xom

        Quan Cat, 13 M N of DMZ,  flew out to sea. Crashed in sea 25 M SE of Dong Hoi, 4 M off the coast of NVN

 
    Republic
ejected POW ejected POW Republic
18th February 1972 USN F‑4J Phantom II 157266
NG 207
VF‑92
USS CONSTELLATION

hit by AAA during pull‑up from attack run in southern Laos. Hydraulics failed on approach to carrier Gulf of Tonkin 75 M NE of DMZ, NVN

    Martin-Baker

pilot LT Bruce Phillip Rowe killed

RIO Lt.JG D. L. Spence ejected and rescued Martin-Baker
21st February 1972  Classified             Martin-Baker

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1972   Grumman OV-1B Mohawk 62-05900   Aircraft lost power
on both engines. Crashed in Georgia, USA
     
2nd March 1972   OV‑10A 67‑14658 20th TASS/504th TASG Hit by AAA while directing air strike, 15 M N of Saravan, Laos

pilot ejected and was rescued

 

  LW-3
3rd March 1972 Can CF-100       ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
3rd March 1972 USN F-4B
Phantom II
150417
NIL 1
VF‑51
USS Coral Sea

Control failure during BARCAP mission in SEA

Lt. K. T. Moore ejected and rescued   Martin-Baker
Lt. G. H. Westfall ejected and rescued   Martin-Baker
3rd March 1972 USN F-8K Crusader BuNo. 146933 NAS Atlanta Marine Reserves. location ?? MAJ W.E.Conder   Martin-Baker
8th March 1972 GerAF  F-104        HPT K. Kegel   Martin-Baker
8th March 1972 USN A‑4F Skyhawk 154205
NP 502
VA‑55 hit by AAA Tried to make Da Nang but lost control 12 M NW of Da Nang, SVN

 pilot ejected safely and rescued by USAF helicopter

  Douglas
11th March 1972 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Capt. D. D. Thomssen   Martin-Baker
Capt. R. L. Privett   Martin-Baker
12th March 1972
USAF 
F-105G 63-8327
JB
17th WWS 388th TFW Korat RTAFB, Thailand 45nm S. of Korat RTAFB     Weber
Pilot:  Capt James VerStreate ejected - major injuries upon landing Bear:  Major Harold Stoll ejected - major injuries upon landing Weber
14th March 1972 RAF Gnat T.1 XR948/48 4 TFS engine failure. Crashed  near Llanbedr, Merioneth,
Wales
The pilot ejected safely   Folland
16th March 1972 GerAF F-104        HPT W.Seifert   Martin-Baker
18th March 1972   A-1J Skyraider 142063     Capt. Michael J. Faas   YANKEE extraction
18th March 1972 USAF OV‑10A 68‑3823 23rd TASS/56th SOW hit by AAA and caught fire, 10 M E of Pakse, Laos

LW-3

Maj, Steve Boresky ejected and rescued by USAF HH‑53C

1st lieutenant David Breskman ejected and rescued by USAF HH‑53C LW-3
19th March 1972   A‑7E 157529
NH 3
VA‑192

engine vibrated and failed during climb‑out following launch. Pilot turned around and glided back to carrier, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN

pilot ejected safely and rescued by helicopter   Escapac
23rd March 1972 USN F-4 Phantom       Lt.Jg D. P. Curry   Martin-Baker
Cdr. E. J. Hickey   Martin-Baker
23rd March 1972   A‑7E 157520
NH 307
VA‑192 Oil pressure failed and engine quit W of Phuoc My on SVN/Laos border, inside Laos pilot ejected but parachute did not deploy and he was killed   Escapac
28th March 1972 Belg Mirage       Lt. G. Fonteyne   Martin-Baker
30th March 1972 USMC  F-4 Phantom       l.Lt. J. W. Vandervolt   Martin-Baker
March 1972                

23mar72    137622  A‑1 H  TC  1st SOS/56th SOW, Thailand, engine failure, pilot survived - YANKEE ????

 

 

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Easter Sunday
2nd April 1972

USAF
EB-66C
Bat
21
54-0466 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (TEWS),
Korat A. B.,
Thailand
SAM hit

One mile from bridge at Cam Lo

    Douglas
         
Maj. Wayne L. Bolte - Pilot (KIA) Ltc. Iceal Hambleton - Navigator
"Bat 21 Bravo"
Rescued
Ltc. Charles A. Levis - EWO (KIA) Ltc. Anthony R. Giannangeli - EWO (KIA) Maj. Henry M. Serex - EWO (MIA / KIA) 1/Lt Robin F. Gatwood - EWO (KIA)
3rd April 1972
USAF
OV10A     Bat 21 Rescue Mr. William J. Henderson Martin-Baker
7th April 1972
USAF
OV-10     Bat 21 Rescue     LW-3
Air Force First Lieutenant Bruce Walker

initial radio contact before he began his escape and evasion effort.

Marine Corps First Lieutenant Larry Potts

There were reports that Lieutenant Potts died in captivity

8th April 1972 USN Intruder           Martin-Baker
Lt. J.A. Kelly Lt.JG H.Wurtzbacher Martin-Baker
9th April 1972 USMC A-6A Intruder
BENGAL 505
BuNo 155652
505
VMA(AW)-224
from CVA-43 "USS Coral Sea
Hit by SAM. Laod Major Clyde D. Smith   Martin-Baker
  USMC A-6A Intruder BuNo 155652 side number 505, callsign BENGAL 505 of VMA(AW)-224
from CVA-43 "USS Coral Sea" flown into Laos by pilot Major Clyde D. Smith on a mission
against the Ho Chi Minh Trail as part of build up to Operation "Linebacker". Hit by SAM. The
bombardier-navigator was killed and Smith ejected. His parachute was seen by the North
Vietnamese who expected to capture him. Anticipating the rescue the N.V. moved in. When initial
attempts at rescue failed they tried to lure in other US aircraft. Smith rescued four days after
ejection.
 
9th April 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
Capt. W. Banks Capt. M. Jacobs Martin-Baker
14th April 1972 USN Cougar       Lt.JG D.E.Koerner   Martin-Baker
15th April 1972
USAF
F-4C Phantom II 66-0324 421 TFS, 366 TFW, Da Nang VN Martin-Baker
Lt Col Gale A. DeSpiegler
POW
1Lt. Larry A. Trimble
No evidence of ejection
MIA
16th April 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
1.Lt. V. Parkhurst 1.Lt. M. De-Long Martin-Bake
18th April 1972 Fr AF Mirage       Sgt. Scherrer   Martin-Baker
18th April 1972 USN F-8J Crusader BuNo. 150883 VF-191  in US. Lt. R.P.McKinster   Martin-Baker
18th April 1972 USN   Cougar     ENS M.Granberry   Martin-Baker
19th April 1972 USN F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
Lt.JG Timmester Lt. B. L. Cooper Martin-Baker
20th April 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
Major Edward K. Elias 1.Lt. Ernest S. Clark Martin-Baker
21st April 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd April 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
MAJ C.E.Hall Lt. L.R.Boughner Martin-Baker
24th April 1972 USAF   F-4 Phantom     2.Lt. S.W.Hall   Martin-Baker
26th April 1972


RAF
Harrier GR1 XV749
K
1 Sqn Bird strike. Crashed into the North Sea one mile of Lincolnshire coast,
near Theddlethorpe
Flt. Lt. J. Marshall   Martin-Baker
27th April 1972 RAAF Mirage A3-74 77 Sqn Multiple birdstrike causing engine failure. Crashed 11 miles from Darwin, Northern Territory Flt. Lt. R. L. Perry ejected at 900ft.,
200m.p.h. with aircraft descendind slightly in 5 degree left bank. Used seat pan handle and retained
PSP. Landed in tree and suspended by harness, received superficial injuries. Helicopter rescue
approx. 15 minutes later.
  Martin-Baker OM4. Parachute Mirage Horseshoe Pack
27th April 1972 USN F-4B Phantom II
NL-102
153025 VF-51
USS CORAL SEA
MiG Martin-Baker
Cdr James B. Souder
POW
Mr. Albert R. Molinare
POW
27th April 1972 USMC  F-4B Phantom II
VE-12
151472 VMFA-115 Collided with an O-1     Martin-Baker
Capt. Darryl F. Dziedzic ejected MAJ Thomas Knowles Duffy
KIA
Martin-Baker
28th April 1972 USAF F-4B Phantom           Martin-Baker
Capt. A. S. Arthur  Capt. M. C. Francisco Martin-Baker
28th April 1972 Ind N Sea Hawk       Lt. V.K.Bhatnagar   Martin-Baker

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st May 1972 USAF A‑1 H 134551
TC
1st SOS/56th SOW  Hit by SA‑7, engine caught fire. Gulf of Tonkin, 4 M off the coast nr Quang Tri, SVN

Pilot flew towards the sea and ejected and was rescued by Army helicopter

  YANKEE System
1st May 1972 USN A‑7E Corsair II 156888
NIL 401
VA‑94 Electrical systems damaged by SAM, Gulf of Tonkin NE of Deng Hoi, just oft the coast of NVN pilot ejected and was rescued by Navy HH‑3A   Escapac
2nd May 1972 USAF A‑1 G 133865
TC
1st SOS/56th SOW Hit by SA‑7 S of Quang Tri, SVN pilot ejected and rescued by Army helicopter   YANKEE System
2nd May 1972 USAF A‑1 E 135141
TC
1 st SOS'56th SOW hit by SA‑7. S of Ouang Tn. SVN

pilot ejected and rescued by Army helicopter

  YANKEE
2nd May 1972 USN A-6D 152597
NF 5
VA‑115
CVW‑2
USS Midway
CVA-41

Fire in the cockpit while on a tanker mission,    Gulf of Tonkin off NVN

    Martin-Baker
Lt. R. J. A. Bendel ejected safely and was rescued Lt. J. G. Howser ejected safely and was rescued Martin-Baker
3rd May 1972 RAF Harrier GR1 XV777 1Sqn During transition from hover to
forward flight. Crashed at Wittering, Cabs
    Martin-Baker
3rd May 1972
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 69‑7221
SA
25 TFS, 8 TFW,Ubon

OR

334th TFS/4th TFW

hit by AAA, just N of Then Cam Son, nr Tu Chinn, just N of DMZ, NVN Martin-Baker
Maj Theodore "Ted" Sienicki
POW
Timothy Robert Ayres
POW
4th May 1972 RAF Harrier GR.1 XV794/K 4 Squadron Bird strike. Continued to fly for nearly 40 minutes after the pilot had ejected. Crashed at Hutten, West Germany     Martin-Baker

5 May 1972

    147850 RVAH‑12 Albany, GA

 

   
Cdr. Boke Ltjg. Hawken
5th May 1972 USAF F‑4E Phantom II 69‑7230
SA
334th TFS/4th TFW hit by AAA, nr Ba Long, 10 M SW of Ouang Tri, SVN     Martin-Baker
ejected and rescued ejected and rescued Martin-Baker
6th May 1972 USN A‑7E
Corsair II
156879
NIL 313
hit by SAM15 M NW of Dong Hoi, NVN VA‑22, pilot ejected but was killed by North Vietnamese   Escapac
7th May 1972


USN

RA-5C 151618
NH 604
RVAH-7
USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63, Air Wing CVW-11
AAA c10 M N of Thanh Hoa,
North Vietnam
North American HS-1A  Rocket Seat
Cdr. C. R. Polfer
POW
Lt. (jg) Joe E.  Kernan
POW
7th May 1972 USMC  F‑4J Phantom II 155576
WD
VMFA‑212

Hit by AAA while attacking truck convoy with SA‑2 launchers 8 M NW of Then Cam Son. Caught fire crashed 10 M E of Khe Sanh, SVN

  Martin-Baker
 pilot CAPT John Wadsworth Consolvo killed - no ejection reported

RIO CWO3 J J Castonguay ejected and was rescued by USAF helicopter

8th May 1972 USN A‑7E Corsair II   VA‑94 shot down by AAA,  into sea off Haiphong, NVN pilot ejected & rescued   Escapac
10th May 1972
USAF
trainer jet   FURTHER DETAILS APPRECIATED Lost over an Air Force base in central Texas Capt. Charles Conrad Jr
(astronaut)
bailed out
ejection presumed
 
10th May 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155800
NG 100
VF‑96

USS CONSTELLATION

Damaged by SAM explosion shortly after shooting down 3 MiG‑17s. Wingtip was blown oft and hydraulics failed. Caught fire, lost control and spun into the sea into Gulf of Tonkin off NVN,


                  photo: usn


                   photo: usn

Martin-Baker
LT Randy H Cunningham ejected and rescued by Navy SH‑3 LTJG Willie P Driscoll ejected and rescued by Navy SH‑3 Martin-Baker
10th May 1972
USAF
F‑4D Phantom II 65‑0784
OY
555th TFS/432nd TRW

shot down by a MiG‑19 shortly after shooting down a MiG‑21 itself, nr Tuyen Quang, NVN

 

     
pilot killed WSO rescued
10th May 1972
USN
F-4J Phantom II 155797 NG 212 VF‑92
USS CONSTELLATION
hit in tail by AAA  Engines and electrical  systems failed following which aircraft caught fire. Nearr Hai Duong, W of Haiphong, NVN,  

  Martin-Baker

Lt. Stephen Anthony Rudloff
POW
Commander Harry Lee Blackburn Jr
DIC
Remains Returned
10th May 1972
VPAF
MiG-19 ??? 925th FR La Mount in Tuyen Quang Province. Conflicting reports - ran out if fuel - hit by SAM - damaged in combat Nguyen Hong Son ejected but later died of his injuries K-1
10th May 1972
VPAF
MiG-17 ??? 923rd FR
Kep
Hit by two missiles 15km from Hai Duong Nguyen Hang ejected killed during parachute descent   KK-1
10th May 1972
VPAF
MiG-17 ??? 923rd FR
Kep
missile hit from F-4 Phantom  north west of Tu Ky Nguyen Van Tho ejected   KK-1
10th May 1972
VPAF
MiG-17       Tra Van Kiem    
11th May 1972
USAF
F-105G Thunderchief 62‑4424 JB      17th WWS/388th TFW shot down by a MiG‑21 nr Phu Xuan, SW of Hanoi, NVN Republic
Col William H. Talley
POW
Lt Col James P. Padgett
POW
11th May 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑0230 OY 

    F‑4D  555th TFS/432nd TRW

 
shot down by a MiG‑21, nr Thai Nguyen, c30 M NW of Hanoi, NVN, Martin-Baker
Col Joseph W. Kittinger
POW
Lt Col William J. Reich
POW
12th May 1972
VPAF
MiG-19   925th FR Noi Bai Pilot ejected    
17th May 1972 USN A‑7E 158015
NG 404
VA‑147

hit by 37mm AAA while attacking AAA site 20 M NW of Deng Hoi. Caught fire. Crashed in Gulf of Tonkin 5 M off the coast or Deng Hoi, NVN

pilot ejected and was rescued by Navy HH‑3A   Escapac
19th May 1972
USN
A-7B Corsair II 154541
NF 411
VA‑56
CVW‑2
USS Midway
CVA-41
Iron Hand flight attacked an anti‑aircraft gun position near the town of Ha Tinh, 25 miles south of Vinh. AAA at 6,000 feet hit tail, attempted Feet Wet.  North Vietnam Lt. Aubrey  Allen Nichols ejected. Facial burn injuries due to fire in cockpit
POW

released on 28 March 1973

Escapac
19th May 1972
USAF
OV-10A Bronco 67‑14622 20th TASS/366th TFW c25 M NW of Hue, SVN, hit by ground fire,

Crashed near Don Due,

LW-3
Col David P. Mott
POW
CWO-4 William E. Thomas
POW
20th May 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II OY  F‑4D    555th TFS/432nd TRW

shot down by a MiG‑21 about 50 M W of Hanoi, NVN, 

  Martin-Baker
pilot rescued by HH­53 WSO Lt Col James W. Williams ejected
POW
21st May 1972 USN F-4B
Phantom II
 
153032
NF 2
VA‑115
CVW‑2
USS Midway
CVA-41
crashed during launch from USS Midway     Martin-Baker
 Lt. Cdr. H Sampson ejected - rescued by SH‑3G Lt (jg) R G Draggett ejected - rescued by SH‑3G Martin-Baker
21st May 1972 USAF F‑4E Phantom II
LA
67‑0358  4th TFS/366th TFW, hit by 23mm AAA 10 M W of Quang Tri during mining mission, pilot tried to reach Da Nang. Crashed South China Sea 25 M N of Da Nang, SVN ejected and rescued by Navy ship   Martin-Baker
ejected and rescued by Navy ship   Martin-Baker
23 May 1972 Cdr. Charles Edward Barnett, ejected flying A-7A Corsair II from USS Midway]  Name: Charles Edward Barnett
Rank/Branch: O5/US Navy
Unit: Attack Squadron 93, USS MIDWAY (CVA-41)
Date of Birth: 18 January 1935 (Eudora MS)
Home City of Record: Houston TX
Date of Loss: 23 May 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 201700N 1062500E (XH479432)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A7B
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
Refno: 11863
 
23rd May 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66‑8726

435th TFS/8th TFW,

nr Tang Ky, just N of DMZ, NVN, hit by AAA during attack on POL site   Martin-Baker
Col William G. Byrns
POW
Col William R. Bean
POW
23rd May 1972
VPAF
MiG-19 ??? 925th FR Reported as hit by SAM from ADF Nguyen Duc Tiem   K-1
24th May 1972
USN
F-8J Crusader BuNo. 150311 VF-24 . CVA-19 Hit by SAM in Vietnam Capt Carroll R. Beeler
POW
Martin-Baker
25th May 1972 USMC A-6 Intruder       1st. Lt. J. D. Buchanan   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. J. W. Pitz   Martin-Baker
5/27/72
USN
A-4F       Capt Thomas B. Latendresse Douglas
27th May 1972 USN A-6 Intruder       Lt. Kern ejected   Martin-Baker
29th May 1972 USMC A-6 Intruder     Vietnam Lt. Cdr. P. Schuyler   Martin-Baker
Capt. L. J. Ferracane   Martin-Baker
May 1972                
May 1972                
May 1972                
May 1972                
May 1972                
May 1972                

 

 22may72 

    66‑7462        F‑4D  LP  35th TFS/3rd TFW, nr Ouang Tri, SVN, hit by a SAM, 2 crew ejected and were rescued

 

  24may72          156877  A‑7E  NL410  VA‑94, Gulf of Tonkin 25 M SE of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM while attacking SAM site 8 M NE of

          Haiphong. Turned towards sea, lost hydraulics and engine power, pilot ejected and was

          rescued by Navy SH‑3

    150311        F‑SJ  NP 201  VF‑24, NVN, hit by SAM, pilot captured

 

25may72 

    67‑14678        OV‑10A  20th TASS/366th TFW, 7 M N of Hue, SVN, hit by SA‑7 SAM, 2 crew ejected and rescued by

          VNAF helicopter

  26may72          153508  TA‑4F  Y V  H&MS‑15, 10 M SE of Da Nang, SVN, damaged by SA‑7 SAM while strafing enemy tank 15 M

          NW of Hue, almost made R back to base, 2 crew ejected and survived

    66‑7621        F‑4D  366th TFW, S of Khe Sanh, SVN, hit by AAA, 2 crew ejected and were rescued

 

 

 27may72          154197  A‑4F  NP S  VA‑55, Gulf of Tonkin oft NVN, crashed during launch from USS Hancock, pilot ejected and was

          rescued

    155048        A‑4F  NP 512  VA‑55. 14 M S of Vinh, NVN, hit in port wing by AAA, pilot captured

  29may72          155650  A‑6A  NIL 503  VMA(AW)‑224, Gulf of Tonkin 75 M SE of Haiphong, NVN, hit by AAA three times during ap­

          proach to target at Uong Bi railway yard 12 M NE of Haiphong Wing caught fire during last hit

          and crew ejected as fire burned through wing spar, 2 crew ejected and rescued by Navy HH‑3A

01-May-72  Flg. Off. C. J. E. Adams   RAF Harrier   M-B OC    

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
1st June 1972
USAF
F‑4E 69‑7299
ZF g
308th TFS 31st TFW damaged by SAM S of Yen Bai flew back to Thailand. Was unable to make safe landing Crashed nr Udorn RTAFB

ejected safely

  Martin-Baker
ejected safely   Martin-Baker
4th June 1972
USAF
F‑4E   66‑0327
Number 3
 
Thunderbirds Washington Dulles IAP, VA, USA, pilot ejected but was killed   Martin-Baker
7th June 1972


USN

RA-5C 156616
AC601
RVAH-I
USS Saratoga CV-60, Air Wing CVW-3
SAM
North Vietnam lost at sea.
over Haiphong, NVN
Lt. Cdr. C. H. Smith
rescued
picked up by helos from HC-7
Lt. L. G. Kurtz
rescued
picked up by helos from HC-7
North American HS-1A  Rocket Seat
8th June 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-303 Korat Tiger FAC along DMZ - hit by groundfire   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. Larry Johnson ejected - rescued Captain John S. Murphy ejected - POW
(see also 10th February 1972)
8th June 1972
USAF
OV‑10A 68‑3803 23rd TASS/56th SOW double engine failure. Thailand ejected and were rescued   LW-3
ejected and were rescued   LW-3
11th June  1972
USMC
A-6A Intruder 154145
NIL 502
VMA(AW)-224, Coral Sea

nr Nam Dinh, NVN, hit by AAA in the wing root, wing broke off and aircraft dived into a lake.

William Kerr Angus
POW

[pilot KIA]

Martin-Baker
13th June 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Mr. Gregg O. Hanson
POW
Martin-Baker
16th June 1972 USN RF-8G Crusader BuNo. 145613 VFP-63. CVA-41 Hit by AAA in Vietnam Ejected   Martin-Baker
18th June 1972 USN F-4J
Phantom II
NH-107
157273 VF-213
USS KITTY HAWK
23mm AAA LCDR Roy Cash can anyone confirm ejections ??? Martin-Baker
LT RJ Laib Martin-Baker
20th June 1972
USAF
A-1J Skyraider 142043     Capt. Larry G. Highfill YANKEE extraction  
20th June 1972 USN F-8J Crusader BuNo. 150923 VF-211. CVA-19 Hit by AAA in Vietnam Ejected   Martin-Baker
20th June 1972 RAF Harrier GR1A XW920 3 Sqn Fuel unit failure. Crashed at Decimomannu, Sardinia pilot ejected.   Martin-Baker
21st June 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Martin-Baker
Lt Col George A. Rose
POW
Lt Col Peter Callaghan
POW
24th June 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II       Mr. Charles A. Jackson

[Pilot James. L. McCarty MIA]

Martin-Baker
24th June 1972
USAF
F-4C Phantom II       Martin-Baker
Capt. David B. Grant
POW
Lt Col William D. Beekman
27th June 1972

RAF
Harrier GR1A XV780
B
4 Sqn Bird strike. Crashed at Wessel, nr Wildenrath, West Germany Wg Cmdr McKee ejected   Martin-Baker

27th June 1972


USAF

F-4E Phantom II       Lt Col Richard L. Francis
POW

[Farrell J. Sullivan - Killed in Aircraft]

   
27th June 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Lt Col Thomas J. Hanton
POW
Martin-Baker
27th June 19/2
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Col Richard H. McDow
POW
Martin-Baker
27th June 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Martin-Baker
Col David B. Dingee
POW
John P. Cerak
POW
June 1972                
June 1972                
June 1972                
June 1972                
June 1972                
June 1972                

  On June 21, 1972, CDR Sam Flynn, XO of the VF-31 Tomcatters, and his NFO, LT Bill John, were leading a section of F-4 Phantoms during the second alpha strike of the day by CVW-3 aboard USS Saratoga, operating from Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin. They had set up a barrier between Hanoi's Phuc Yen airfield and the strike group. The Phantom crew spotted a flight of three North Vietnamese MiG-21s. CDR Flynn was maneuvering into position to fire when his wingman reported he was under fire by enemy Atoll missiles from another MiG. Flynn broke off his engagement and maneuvered against the MiG-21 attacking his wingman. Flynn fired his Sidewinder and hit the MiG. Its tail blew off and the pilot ejected.

 

08jun72    67‑0303  F‑4E  ii  34th TFS/388th TFW, in sea off Minh Moo in DMZ, NVN, hit by AAA, pilot captured, WSO

        rescued by Navy helicopter

 12jun72

  67‑0365    F‑4E  ZF g  308th TFS/31st TFW, N of Tuyen Quang, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew captured

 

 

  16jun72    145613  RF‑8G  NF 60  VFP‑63 Det.3, in Gulf of Tonkin 70 M off Thanh Hoa, NVN, hit by 37mm AAA during recce

          mission over Thanh Hoa bridge, caught fire headed out to sea, pilot ejected and rescued by

          Navy SH‑3

 

17jun72

  157531    A‑7E  NH 3  VA‑192, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, damaged by 2 SAMs nr Thanh Hoa and lost hydraulics. Made i

        back to the USS Kitty Hawk but lost control when aircraft started to roll on approach, pilot

        ejected and was rescued

 

18jun72    69‑6349  A‑378  CF  8th SOS/377th ABW, 2 NM NE of Tan Son Nhut AB, SVN, operational accident, pilot ejected safely

 

 

19jun72   

  157273    F‑4J  NH 107  VF‑213, Gulf of Tonkin 100 M off Minh, NVN, hit by 23mm AAA during BARCAP mission over

        Hon Nieu island, nr Vinh. Headed back to carver but lost hydraulics and finally lost control, 2

        crew rescued

20jun72

  150923    F‑8J  NP 102  VF‑211, N of A Shau valley, NW of Hue, SVN, hit by 37mm AAA during strafing run. Lost contrc

        when hydraulics and flight controls failed and aircraft entered flat spin, pilot rescued

211,n72          69‑0282  F‑4E  SA  334th TFS/4th TFW, nr Piu The, 40 M NW of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew

        captured

 

 

24jun72          66‑7636  F‑4D  FA  25th TFS/8th TFW, W of Hoa Binh, nr Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, pilot killed, WSO

        captured

  68‑0315        F‑4E  LC  421st TFS/366th TFW, 60 M WNW of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew captured

 

261un72          158364  F‑4J  INE  VF‑154, nr NAS Fallon, NV, USA, collided with F‑4J 158379 during simulated airstrike, 1 pilot

        killed, 3 safe

 

158379        F‑4J  NE  VF‑154, nr NAS Fallon, NV, USA, collided with F‑4J 158364 during simulated airstrike, 1 pilot

        killed, 3 safe

 

271un72     

  67‑0243        F‑4E  ZF g  308th TFS/31st TFW, 40 M W of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew captured

  68‑0314        F‑4E  ZF g  308th TFS/31st TFW, nr Gia Lam AP, E of Hanoi, NVN, hit by SAM, pilot killed, WSO captured

  69‑7271        F‑4E  366th TFW, 80 M W of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, pilot rescued, WSO captured

  69‑7296        F‑4E  366th TFW, 80 M W of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, pilot rescued, WSO captured

301un72 

  67‑14700        OV‑10A  20th TASS/6498th ABW, 8 M SE of Quang Tri, SVN, hit by ground fire, pilot ejected and was

        rescued by ground forces, observer killed

            

 

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st July 1972
0025
  F-4J Phantom II 155752
AD
 VF-101
Oceana, VA
  CDR. Robert York Jordan
[personal testimony]
  Martin-Baker
LT. R. E. Reinheimer ejected   Martin-Baker
1st July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 277     Martin-Baker
Col Paul K. Robinson Lt Col Kevin J. Cheney
3rd July 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom      
photo via Tony Marshall
  Martin-Baker
Lt Col Marion A. "Tony" Marshall Capt. R. P. Cuthbert
5th July 1972 GerAF  F.G91       Major H. U. Junke   Martin-Baker
HPT K. A. Barenyi   Martin-Baker
5th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-0339 34 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat VN Martin-Baker
Mr. Donald K. Logan Lt Col William J. Elander  
5th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Martin-Baker
Col Brian Seek Lt Col William A. Spencer
5th July 1972 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Capt. M. D.Vanwagen   Martin-Baker
6th July 1972 RAAF Mirage       Flg. Off. J. W. Kindler   Martin-Baker
7th July 1972
USMC
A6A       Mr. Alan J. Kroboth

Leonard Robertson MIA

  Martin-Baker
7th July 1972 USN F-4 Phantom II   VF-121
USS Enterprise
Lost on a catapult shot.
RIO was rescued by the plane guard helo (Lieutenant Russell L. Hallauer), HS-2 Det
Pilot was killed Lieutenant Commander Samuel N. Hallmark ejected Martin-Baker
8th July 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       Lt. Cdr. S.Hallmark?   Martin-Baker
?   Martin-Baker
10th July 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       Lt.COL R.E.Ross   Martin-Baker
?   Martin-Baker
11th July 1972
USN
A-4E Skyhawk       Capt Henry D. Lesesne Douglas
11th July 1972

also seen given as 10th


USN
F-4J Phantom II 155803
AC-212
VF-103
USS SARATOGA
AAA   Martin-Baker
Lt. Frederick J. Masterson Lt.  Robert I. Randall Martin-Baker
12th July 1972 USN F-8J Crusader BuNo. 150927 VF-124 . Ejected in US. Lt.JG H.W.Brooks   Martin-Baker
12th July 1972 USMC  F-4 Phantom        Capt. R.E.Holt   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. J.F.Amos   Martin-Baker
13th July 1972 USN Cougar       Lt.JG G. T. Wierzbicki    Martin-Baker
 Lt.JG J. J. Manis   Martin-Baker
17th July 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       ?   Martin-Baker
?   Martin-Baker
18th July 1972 NFD             Martin-Baker
18th July 1972 GerAF  F.G91        HPT E.Henninger   Martin-Baker
18th or 19th July 1972
VPAF
MiG-21 ??? 921st FR Hit by AAM from F-4D 13th TFS / 432 TRW  Nguyen Ngoc Thien ejected but badly injured when landed in trees. Died a few days later   SK-1
19th July 1972
USAF
F-4 Phantom  

 

  Capt. H.D.Weir   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. K. Edwards   Martin-Baker
20th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-0265
"UP"
35TFS/3TFW deployed to Korat RTAFB hit by AAA in Gulf of Tonkin nr Hon Gay island, NVN, Capt. J.L. Burns ejected and rescued by Navy SH‑3   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. Michael "Mike" Nelson ejected and rescued by Navy SH‑3   Martin-Baker
22nd July 1972
US
N
RF-8G 146873 VFP-63. CVA-41 Hit by AAA. Ejected in Vietnam.  Pilot
POW.
Cdr Gordon C. Paige   Martin-Baker
24th July 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       Capt. S. A. Hodnett   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. D.Fallert   Martin-Baker
29th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II         Martin-Baker
Col James D. Kula Melvin Matsui
29th July 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom 63-4443 4th TFW, 366th TFW Korat, shot down by a MiG-21, both crew rescued by USMC Helicopters     Martin-Baker
Pilot Major T. Coady ejected Major H. Murphy ejected Martin-Baker
30th July 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II       MGen William J.Breckner Martin-Baker
30th July 1972 USN Intruder   VA-19

USS Enterprise

experienced control difficulties barely five minutes into its flight to Miramar, Calif. Lieutenant Commander Richard J. Toft ejected successfully Toft sustaining injuries requiring extensive treatment. Martin-Baker
Lieutenant (jg) John D. Austin, Jr. ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
July 1972                
July 1972                
                 
30-Jul-72  1.Lt. D.W.Petkunas   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
30-Jul-72  Lt. Cdr. D. K. Bentley   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
30-Jul-72  Capt. D. A. Crane   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
30-Jul-72  Capt. J. M. McAdams   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
30-Jul-72  Capt. G.B.Brooks   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
30-Jul-72  1.Lt. L.D.Price   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
30-Jul-72  Lt.COL W. J. Breckner   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    

1jul72            67‑0277        F‑4E  ii  34th TFS/388th TFW, 8 M SE of Kep AB, 10 M N of Hanoi, NVN, hit by SAM, 2 crew captured

02ju172

03ju172          69‑0289  F‑4E  ®  58th TFS/33rd TFW, 15 M SW of Ha Tinh, 30 M S of Vinh, NVN, hit by AAA, pilot killed, WSO

        captured

951U172          A‑378  CF  8th SOS/377th ABW, 10 M SW of Hue, SVN, shot down by SA‑7 missile, pilot ejected and

        rescued

  66‑7680        F‑4D  FG  433rd TFS/8th TFW, Gulf of Tonkin 35 M NE of DMZ, NVN, hit and damaged by SAM lust E of Kep

        AB, Flew out to sea and finally lost control, 2 crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

  67‑0296        F‑4E  ii  34th TFS/388th TFW, 8 M E of Kee AB, nr Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21 PFM, 2 crew

        captured

  67‑0339        F‑4E  ii  34th TFS/388th TFW, 20 M NE of Kee AB, nr Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21 PFM, 2 crew

        captured

  56‑1612        T‑33A  4 M NNE of Don Muang AP, Thailand, crew OK

 

 

071u172          155690  A‑6A  ED 11  VMA(AW)‑533, 5 M S of Khe Sanh, SVN, hit by AAA during pull‑up from target run and caught

        fire, pilot captured, BIN killed

  59‑2600        B‑52G  43rd SW, in Pacific nr Andersen AFB, Guam, stalled and crashed shortly after take‑off, 1 killed.

        6 survived

 

 

08jul72   69‑7563        F‑4E  LA  4th TFS/366th TFW, N of Udom, Thailand, damaged by a MiG‑21 45 M SW of Hanoi, crashed in

        Thailand, 2 crew rescued

 

 

101u172 

    155803    F‑4J  AC 2  VF‑103, 7 M W of Kep AB, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑17, 2 crew captured

 

  66‑7707  F‑4D  FA  25th TFS/8th TFW, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, main tyres blew during take‑off, aircraft caught fire

        and caught the barrier. finally bombs exploded, 2 crew safe

 

11p172    155046  A‑4F  NP 501  VA‑55, nr Duy Tien, c20 M SW of Hai Duong, c20 M S of Hanoi, NVN, hit by SAM, caught fire

        and lost control, pilot captured

 

17ju172

  156771  A‑7C  AJ 401  VA‑86, 15 M NE of Da Nang, SVN, F‑4D 66‑8772 was flying lead in LORAN mission in formation

        with A‑7Cs 156771 & 156792. Upon dropping bombs one exploded, badly damaging all 3

        aircraft. Lost fuel rapidly and ran out, pilot ejected and was rescued by USAF helicopter  i

  156792  A‑7C  AJ 405  VA‑86, just S of Hue, SVN, F‑4D 66‑8772 was flying lead in LORAN mission in formation with A­

        7Cs 156771 & 156792. Upon dropping bombs one exploded, badly damaging all 3 aircraft.  r

        Caught fire which burned through controls, pilot effected and was rescued

  66‑8772  F‑4D  FP  497th TFS/8th TFW, 20 M SW of Hue, SVN, F‑4D 66‑8772 was flying lead in LORAN mission in

        formation with A‑7Cs 156771 & 156792. Upon dropping bombs one exploded, badly damaging

        all 3 aircraft. Caught fire, pilot survived, WSO ejected but died of injuries

 

19ju172    66‑0253  F‑4D  HO  7th TFS/49th TFW, in sea 5 M oft Quang Tn, SVN, hit by 37mm AAA while attacking enemy bun­

        kers 2 M E of Quang Tri. 2 crew ejected and rescued by Navy ship  ' 1

 

 

  64‑17978  SR‑71A  9th SRW, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, ran off runway in strong crosswinds and hit a concretf

        structure, crew ejected safely

 

 

22ju172  146873  RF‑8G  NF 6  VFP‑63 Det.3, nr Prong Bai, c10 M N of Quynh Lou, c40 M SSW of Thanh Hoa, NVN, hit by AAA

          m cockpit which caused ejection seat to fire, pilot captured

 

 

23ju172

  154532  A‑7B  NF 4  VA‑56, Gulf of Tonkin 40 M off Thanh Hoa, NVN, hit by AAA, turned around towards coast.  ?'

        Engine was damaged by debris and failed on way back to carrier, pilot ejected and was

        rescued

 

24ju172    66‑0369  F‑4E  LC  421st TFS/366th TFW, Gulf of Tonkin 25 M SE of Haiphong, NVN, damaged by a MIG‑21 over

        Kep AB, crashed later on, 2 crew rescued by Navy HH‑3A

 

  29ju172  66‑0367  F‑4E  LA  4th TFS/366th TFW, 15 M NE of Kep AB, c50 M E of Thai Nguyen, NVN, shat down by a MIG‑21

          caugh tfire, 2 crew captured

    62‑4443    F‑1056  JB  17th WWS/388th TFW, in sea 20 M NE of Da Nang, SVN, right wing damaged when Sidewinde  ..

          missile fired at a MiG exploded prematurely, both crew ejected safely and were rescued by

          USMC helicopters    "

 

  30p172   56‑0677    B‑52D    307th SW, 1 h M N of At Samat, Thailand, lightning strike and fire knocked out instruments, 5

          killed, 1 survived

 

66‑7576    F‑4D  FO    435th TFS/8th TFW, 5 M E of Hanoi, NVN, hit by SAM, 2 crew captured


 

30ju172          66‑7597  F‑4D  FIN  523rd TFS/405th FG, Gulf of Tonkin 35 M E of Thanh Hoa, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew

        rescued by Navy HH‑3A

  66‑7770  F‑4D  PIN  523rd TFS/405th FG, Gulf of Tonkin 60 M NE of Vinh, NVN, ran out of fuel, 2 crew ejected and

        rescued by Navy HH‑3A

31ju172          153193  A‑7A  AC 4  VA‑105. Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, engine failure during launch from USS Saratoga, pilot ejected

        safely

6-7-1972
RAAF Mirag A3-98 of 3 Sqn JahoreHQBUT DetA. Crashed 30 miles from Tengah on fire. The
pilot F/Off J.W. Kindler ejected at 5,500ft., 350kts. Lost his helmet. Landed in clear area. Used his
PRC-90 to talk to rescue helicopter. Picked up 15 - 20 minutes later.
[Martin-Baker OM4, Parachute Mirage Horseshoe Pack]
[Australian Listing]





 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
2nd August 1972 
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
WT-17
155817 VMFA-232     Martin-Baker
1LT R O Lamers 1LT Sam Gary Cordova
Ejected
see also 26th August 1972
Martin-Baker
6th August 1972
US
N
A-7   USS Saratoga SAM. on a bombing mission near Vinh Lt. Jim Lloyd ejected into enemy territory at night. Rescued    
6th August 1972
US
N
A-7B       Mr. Michael G. Penn Escapac
13th August 1972
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II        
Francis Wayne Townsend
DIC
RR
Lt Col William A. Gauntt  
8/17/72
USN
A7A       Capt Dale V. Raebel  
8/19/72
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II       Maj Tomatsu Shingaki Martin-Baker
19th August 1972
VPAF
MiG-19 ??? Phuc Yen AIM 7 from an F-4 Nguyen Thang Duoc    
August 22, 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 68-0477   air support mission in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.
No one was seen to eject
   
Major Lee Morrow Tigner First Lieutenant William J. Crockett  
24th August 1972 USMC F-4B Phantom II   VMFA-122
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
       
Pilot, 1st Lt. ?? did not eject RIO, 1Lt Mike Allen ejected Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

 

Here’s some more information on another ejection, 24 Aug 72 which is listed with minimal information on your website.  The aircraft was a Marine Corps F-4B from VMFA-122 and the accident was caused by a hard-over nose wheel steering malfunction at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.  The aircraft departed the runway at high speed and struck the arresting gear equipment shearing one of the main landing gears.  The RIO, 1Lt Mike Allen ejected as the aircraft started to roll over and was ejected into the ground (fortunately soft mud) at a very shallow angle surviving with serious back injuries.  The Pilot, a 1Lt (I can’t remember his last name!) did not eject---as the aircraft came to rest inverted with the engines still running, his canopy was not able to jettison preventing his seat from firing, likely saving his life.  Both recovered and returned to flying status.

Bob Dwyer, Tucson, Arizona
in email 2nd July 2007

 

25th August 1972
USN
F-4B Phantom II
NF-100
153020 VF-161
USS MIDWAY
SAM   Martin-Baker
Capt John Clyde Ensch LCDR Michael William Doyle (KIA) Martin-Baker
26th August 1972 
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
WT-10
155811 VMFA-232 MiG   Martin-Baker
1st Lt Darrell L. Borders 1LT Sam Gary Cordova
Ejected - KIA
see also 2nd August 1972
Martin-Baker
27th August 1972
USN
F-4B Phantom II
NF-210
151013 VF-151
USS MIDWAY
SAM Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg) David A. Everett
POW
Lt. Theodore W. Triebel
POW
Martin-Baker
29th August 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom II   13th Tactical Fighter Squadron,
Udorn AB Thailand
    Martin-Baker
Lt.Col. C.Bailey Capt. Jeffrey Feinstein  Martin-Baker
                 
                 
                 
7th August 1972   Lightning Mk F-3 XP700
c/n 95154 "K"
29 Sqdn
RAF Wattisham
Crashed at Valley Farm, Great Waldingfield near
Sudbury, following an engine fire. The undercarriage was raised before flying speed was reached, A/C sank onto ventral tank and caught fire - he flew straight ahead gaining height and when over open country was advised by tower to eject.
Flt Lt George N. Fenton ejected safely   Martin-Baker

 

01-Aug-72  HPT A.Brait   GerAF  F.G91   M-B OC    
01-Aug-72  MAJ H. Neugebauer   GerAF  F.G91   M-B OC    
01-Aug-72  Lt. W. R. Hanley   USN  F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
03-Aug-72  Flt. Lt. R. V. Richardson    AusAF  Mirage   M-B OC    
09-Aug-72  1.Lt. A. Haskell   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
09-Aug-72  Capt. J. Beavers   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
13-Aug-72  1.Lt. F. W. Townsend   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
13-Aug-72  Capt. . WA. Gaunt   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
14-Aug-72  Lt. J. E. Arbini   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
14-Aug-72  Lt.JG W.A. Scott   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
17-Aug-72  ENS J. R. Owens   USN Cougar   M-B NK    
18-Aug-72  Lt. J. B. Inman   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
18-Aug-72  Lt. T. E. Lecours   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
19-Aug-72  Capt. R.E.Behnfeldt   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
19-Aug-72  MAJ T. Shingaki   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
21-Aug-72  Lt.COL WJ.Breckner   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
21-Aug-72  1.Lt. H.D.Price    USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
24-Aug-72  1.Lt. MJ.Allen   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B      
25-Aug-72  OTL D.Paque   GerAF  F-104    M-B OC    

Source:

1-8-1972
USN Crusader RF-8G, BuNo. 145636 of VFP-63. Ejected in US.
[Martin-Baker]
[crusader book]

4-8-1972 [possibly 4-8-1972]
RAAF Mirage A3-4 of ARDU crashed near Avalon RAAF Base, [Melbourne/Victoria]? following
engine flame out. Pilot Flt. Lt. Robert Richardson ejected safely 800ft., 22m.p.h.
[Martin-Baker]
[Australian listing]

10-8-1972
RAF Hunter F6 XF387 of 4 TFS. Crashed near Valley, Anglesey, North Wales following a mid-air
collision with Hunter F6 XF384. [see next entry] Pilot ejected.
[Martin-Baker]
[bmalog/37]



10-8-1972
RAF Hunter F6 XF384 of 4 TFS. Crashed near Valley, Anglesey, North Wales following a mid-air
collision with Hunter F6 XF387. [see previous entry] Pilot ejected.
[Martin-Baker]
[bmalog/37]



12-8-1972
USA Grumman OV-1D Mohawk Sn. 69-17025 crashed in [SEA Conflict due to enemy action].
Pilot unable to maintain control of aircraft after engine failure on take-off. Pilot ejected when he
realised that full left aileron and rudder were insufficient to prevent aircrft from rolling to the right.
[USlisting]
 

aug72          F‑4  USAF, Nellis AFB ranges, NV, USA, during nighttime attack training mission, 2 crew killed

0?aug72 67‑0437  RF‑4C

  145636  RF‑8G  VFP‑63, NAF El Centro, CA, USA, engine failure

02aug72 155817  F‑4J  WT 17  VMFA‑232, at Nam Phong AB, Thailand, ran out of fuel on approach, 2 crew ejected safely

  66‑0942  UH‑1D

04aug72 145111  A‑4C  6G  MARTD Alameda, 15 M SW of Avenal, CA, USA

  64‑13581  UH‑1D

05aug72 151571  A‑6A  NIL  VA‑95

O6aug72 153147  A‑7A  AC 407  VA‑105, nit My Ngoc, 20 M NW of Vinh, NVN, either hit by SAM or by 37mm AAA, pilot ejected

        and was rescued by Navy HH‑3A

 

  154508  A‑78  NF 4  VA‑56, S of Uong Bi, 10 M NE of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM, pilot ejected and was captured

 

07aug72          70‑0997  A‑7D  DM  355th TFW, 9 NM S of Willcox, AZ, USA

08aug72          151705  E‑2B  VAW‑115, in Pacific 80 km SE of Miyazaki, Japan

09aug72          151580  KA‑6D  AA 5  VA‑85

  65‑0599  F‑4D  HB  7th TFS/49th TFW, in sea 15 M N of Da Nang, SVN, hit by automatic weapons fire during bomb

        run and headed out to sea, 2 crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

  66‑0322  F‑4E

t0aug72          66‑0281  F‑4D  HC  8th TFS/49th TFW, nit Upon RTAFB, Thailand, crashed shortly after take‑off, 2 crew killed

  63‑8806  UH‑1D

11aug72          157363  TH‑57A  E04  HT‑8

12aug72          62‑1853  C‑130E  DL  776th TAS/314th TAW, nit Soc Trang AB, SVN, engine hit by small arms fire during take‑off, 30

        killed, 14 survived

 

  150336  F‑8J  NP 2  VF‑24, Gulf of Tonkin ci25 M E of Vinh, NVN, crashed during night approach to USS Hancock,

        pilot killed

  87‑17283  UH‑1H  61stAHC,SVN

 

13aug72 68‑0604  RF‑4C  OZ  14th TRS/432nd TRW, or Kmh Mon, c15 M NW of Dong Ha in DMZ, NVN, hit by 57mm AAA, pilot

        captured, WSO killed

  154029  CH‑46D  YW  HMM‑165

14aug72 155737  F‑4J  W  VF‑121

  145904  SP‑2H  LY  VP‑92

  156692  T‑2C  2F  VT‑4. DBR

15aug72 68‑0352  F‑4E

  67‑15531  AH‑1G  D/17th CAV, Thua Thien province, SVN, hit by ground fire, 1 killed, 1 injured

t6aug72 157262  F‑4J  NH 211  VF‑114, nr Dong Trieu, c20 M NW of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM, 2 crew killed

  68‑15047  AH‑1G

17aug72 153207  A‑7A  AC 306  VA‑37, c25 M SW of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM nr Phu Ly. Caught fire and lost fuel, pilot turned

        towards coast. Engine failed before he was able to reach the coast, pilot ejected and was

        captured

 

  147304  TF‑9J  3K 4  VT‑24

 

18aug72          154783  F‑4J  AE 211  VF‑84, somewhere in Mediterranean

  68‑10361  HH‑53C  37th ARRS, Da Nang AB, SVN, destroyed by VC rocket attack on the base, no crew

  68‑10980  O‑2A  20th TASS/6498th ABW, Da Nang AB, SVN, destroyed by VC rocket attack on the base, no crew

19aug72          157018  A‑6A  NH 502  VA‑52, Gulf of Tonkin, c20 M E of Cam Pha, NVN, disappeared, 2 crew killed

  69‑0355  RF‑4C  OZ  14th TRS/432nd TRW, 8 M NE of Kep AB, NE of Bac Giang, NE of Hanoi, NVN, hit by SAM, pilot

        killed, WSO captured

  70‑1547  QU‑22B  554th RS/56th SOW, in SEA, pilot lost control in heavy turbulence, pilot survived

21aug72          64‑0824  F‑4C  WR  81st TFW, into North Sea off Lowestoft, Norfolk, UK, collided with 64‑0812 which landed safely

22aug72          156906  TA‑4J  3H 3  VT‑23

  68‑0477  F‑4E  LC  421st TFS/366th TFW, Cua Viet River, Quang Tri city, SVN, hit by 14.Smm AAA which separated

        wing, causing aircraft to spin into the ground out of control, 2 crew killed

25aug72          153020  F‑4B  NF 100  VF‑161, 20 M NE of Nam Dinh, c15 M W of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM, pilot killed, RIO captured

  66‑7482  F‑4D  OC  13th TFS/432nd TRW, Gulf of Tonkin c45 M NE of Vinh, NVN, hit by 37mm AAA 30 M N of

        Haiphong. Flew to the coast, 2 crew ejected and rescued by USAF HH‑53

  70‑1546  QU‑22B  554th RS/56th SOW, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, engine failed during take‑off, pilot

        survived

26aug72          155811  F‑4J  WT 10  VMFA‑232, nr Muong Lat, on Laos/NVN border, inside NVN, shot down by a MiG, pilot killed on

        ground, RIO rescued by HH‑53

  65‑9772  UH‑?D

 

27aug72          151013  F‑4B  NF 210  VF‑151, nr Phu Nho Quan, W of Lac Thuy, c40 M S of Hanoi, NVN, hit by SAM, 2 crew captured

  54‑2020  F‑100C  174th TFS IA ANG, Smoky Hill ranges, KS, USA. pilot OK

 

30aug72          62‑4314  F‑105D  WA bky  57th FWW, Nellis AFB, NV, USA, pylon separated from wing during final approach

 


 

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd September 1972 USAF F-4 Phantom       MAJ R. R. Greenwood    
 Capt. W.C.Woods    
2nd September 1972
VPAF
MiG-19   925th FR Missile hit from an F-4 Nguyen Van Thuan ejected - died later of injuries    
 2nd September 1972 USN A‑4E 152000
CF3
VMA‑211

 Port wing hit by ground fire, tried to return to base but lost control 12 M N of Bien Hoa AB, SVN

pilot ejected safely and rescued by Army helicopter    
5th September 1972 USN F-8 Crusader       Cdr. R. Harrison    
5th September 1972 USN F-8 Crusader       Lt. J.Schultz    
6th September 1972 RAF Lightning       1.Lt. R.Verbist   Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr.  Gauvain   Martin-Baker
6th September 1972 USN A‑4F 155021  NP 304 VA‑212 Hit in tail by 23mm AAA 10 M SE of Thanh Hoa. NVN during attack on truck convoy. Crashed in Gulf of Tonkin, 5 M offshore pilot ejected and rescued by Navy helicopter    
6th September 1972
USN
A-6A Intruder 155626 AC 5 VA‑75, or Klan An airfield hit by 2 SAMs, c10 M SW of Haiphong, NVN Martin-Baker
Lt. (j.g.) Roger G. Lerseth (POW)  [Lt. Cdr. Donald F. Lindland]
MIA
 
6th September 1972 USN A-4F Skyhawk   VA-212, "Rampant Raiders" from USS Hancock direct hit from anti-aircraft fire Lt. Will Pear ejected Douglas  
  6-9-1972 Vietnam
USN A-4F Skyhawk of VA-212, "Rampant Raiders" from USS Hancock [on seventh Vietnam
cruise]. During a mission over Than Hao, North Vietnam, while bombing a line of trucks Lt. Will
Pear's aircrfat took a direct hit from anti-arcraft fire. Although the aircraft caught fire Lt. Pear was
able to get to approximately 2,000ft and about 3 miles off shore before ejecting. Rescued by
helicopter that came under North Vietnamese shore fire. Other A-4's from USS Hancock silenced
the enemy guns.
[U. S. Naval Aviation, Ian Allan "airextra", No.12, p. 17, isbn 0307-7411]
   
7th September 1972 Italy F.G91       L.TEN P.Cagnatel    
 September 1972                
 September 1972                
8th September 1972
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Capt. P.Poppe   Martin-Baker
Lt. D. H. Johnson   Martin-Baker
8th September 1972
USN
F-4J
AC-202
157302 VF-103
USS SARATOGA
23mm AAA CDR R P Bordone   Martin-Baker
LT J H Findley   Martin-Baker
9th September 1972
USAF
F-4 Phantom II       Capt. T. M. Murphy   Martin-Baker
Capt. W. J. Dalecky   Martin-Baker
11th September 1972
USMC
F‑4J  Phantom II
AJ-206
154784 AJ 206 VMFA‑333
USS America
CVA-66
AAA; North Vietnam     Martin-Baker
CAPT Andrew Scot Dudley ejected, recovered 1st LT James W Brady ejected, recovered Martin-Baker
 11th September 1972
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
 
155526
AJ 201
VMFA‑333
USS America
CVA-66
SAM
North Vietnam
    Martin-Baker
MAJ Lee T Lasseter XO ejected, recovered CAPT John D Cummings ejected, recovered Martin-Baker
11th September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II       Martin-Baker
 Jerome D. Heeren
POW
Capt. Brian M. Ratzlaff
POW
Martin-Baker
12th September 1972 USN A‑7A 153213
AC 3
VA‑37

hit by AAA during pull‑out from attack against enemy truck park 30 M N of Dong Her, crashed Gulf of Tonkin 12 M E of Mu Ron Ma, NVN

pilot ejected and was rescued by Navy destroyer    
12th September 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7266
SJ
335th TFS/4th TFW shot down by a MiG‑21 nr Son Dong, N of Haiphong, NVN   Martin-Baker
Capt. Rudolph U. Zuberbuhler (POW) Lt Col Frederick C. McMurray
(POW)
Martin-Baker
12th September 1972 RAF  J. Provost        P. O. Kemp    
13th September 1972
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 153854 VF‑74
USS America
CVA-66
Operational loss CONFIRMATION NEEDED    
Lt.JG R.B.Kummer recovered  ??? killed  
16th September 1972 USAF  F-4 Phantom        Capt. F.Cunliffe    
Capt. W. A. Kangas    
17th September 1972 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Capt. E.B.Dyer    
Capt. D. E. Henneman    
18th September 1972 USN  F-4 Phantom       Lt. Cdr. W.C.Ackerman    
Lt.JG P. E. Kane    
23rd September 1972 Ind N Sea Hawk       Lt. S. Mehta    
24th September 1972
USN
A-7B Corsair BuNo 154436. Attack Squadron 155
USS O
riskany
aircraft was hit by 37mm AAA, caught fire, and rolled inverted LT Daniel V. Borah seen to eject Douglas Escapac
25th September 1972 IndAF  Vampire       Cadet V.C.Manjappa     
Sqn. Ldr. S.S.Kaushik    
26th September 1972
USMC
A-4E Skyhawk       Mr. James P. Walsh   Douglas
27th September 1972 RAF Jet Provost T5  XW356/8 RAFC Crashed onto the main railway line at Tupton near
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Pilot ejected safely   Is this confused with the entry for the 12th September
27th September 1972 USN Crusader F-8J BuNo. 150325 VF-194. CVA-34 Vietnam Pilot ejected.    
28th September 1972
USAF
A-1H Skyraider 139738     1st Lt. Lance L. Smith YANKEE extraction  
29th September 1972
USAF
F-105G 68-8302

"CROW" flight

Korat     Republic
Lt. Col. Jim O'Neill ejected - POW Captain Michael Joseph  Mike Bosiljevac ejected
POW/Died in Capitivity -
[
MIA status until 1980
His remains were returned to US Govt control on 24 September 1987
]
29th September 1972 USN F-8H Crusader BuNo. 147902 VF-201 in US  Lt. J. T. Christian ejected    
29th September 1972
USAF
F-105G Thunderchief       Col James W.  O'Neil Republic
 29th September 1972   F‑105 63‑8302 JB 17th WWS/388th TFW hit by SAM c10 M SW of Son Tay, W of Hanoi, NVN pilot captured   ???
WSO killed    
11th September 1972
VPAF
MiG-21 ??? 921st FR   Pilot ejected    
 September 1972                

13sep72 153854    F‑4J  AJ 103  VF‑74, on USS America in Gulf of Tonkin, NVN, crashed during night landing, pilot killed, RIO

        survived

 

 

 

12sep72

 

 

 

 

 

5-9-1972
USN Crusader RF-8G, BuNo. 146861 of VFP-63. CVA-19. Ejected in Vietnam. Non-combat.
[Martin-Baker]
[crusader book]





6-9-1972
RAF Lightning T5 XS455/T of 5 Sqn. Crashed into the North Sea off Spurn Head, Humberside.
The pilot had ejected after hydraulic failure.
[Martin-Baker]
[bmal/183] & [bmalog/37]

 

 

02sep72                , ,,

  68‑0335  F‑4E  LC  421st TFS/366th TFW, nr Lat Sen, nr Ban Phianglovang. Laos. hit by 12.7 mm AAA, possibly

        collided with O‑1, 2 crew killed

 

05sep72 146861    RF‑8G  NP 600  VFP‑63 det.1, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, collided with F‑8J! 150299 during refueling, pilot ejected

        and was rescued

 

  150299    F‑8J  NP 2  VF‑24, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, collided with RF‑SG 146861 during refueling, pilot ejected and

        was rescued

 

 

 

 

 

 

09sep72 69‑7565    F‑4E  ZF  307th TFS/31st TFW, Laos, hit by AAA 10 M N of Hanoi. Started to lose fuel and crew finally

        ejected over Laos, 2 crew ejected and were rescued by USAF helicopter

  69‑7251    F‑4E  SJ g  335th TFS/4th TFW, W of Deng Hoi, NVN, hit by 23mm AAA, 2 crew ejected and were rescued

 

11sep72    154784  F‑4J  AJ 206  VMFA‑333, Gulf of Tonkin 45 M S of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM over Haiphong, 2 crew ejected

        safely and rescued by Navy destroyer

  155526    F‑4J  AJ 201  VMFA‑333, Gulf of Tonkin 35 M SE of Haiphong, NVN, hit by SAM over Haiphong after shooting

        down a MiG, 2 crew ejected & were rescued by SH‑3

  69‑0288    F‑4E  SJ  335th TFS/4th TFW, 15 M NE of Kep AB, or Huu Lung, NE of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG­

        21, 2 crew captured

  65‑5703    F‑111A    6510th TW. 10 M N of Edwards AFB, CA, USA, during spin tests, recovery parachute failed,

        crew ejected safely

 

 

 

16sep72

  66‑8785    F‑4D  OY  555th TFS/432nd TRW, Gulf of Tonkin 35 M NE of Dong Hoi, NVN, hit by AAA while attacking

        coastal batteries, 2 crew ejected and were rescued

 

67‑14640    OV‑10A    20th TASS/6498th ABW, nr Thach Tru, 15 M S of Quang Tri, SVN, hit by AAA, 2 crew ejected

        and rescued by Army helicopter

 

17sep72

  65‑0593    F‑4D    >, nr Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, systems failure caused fire in cockpit, 2 crew ejected safely

  68‑3810    OV‑10A    23rd TASS/56th SOW, over Ho Chi Minh trail. Laos, engine failure, 2 crew ejected and were

        rescued

 

19sep72 158653    A‑7E  NH 304  VA‑192, in Gulf of Tonkin 20 M offshore, SE of Vinh, NVN, hit by AAA while bombing a bridge nr

        Ninh Xa, 10 M S of Vinh and turned towards the sea, pilot ejected and was rescued

 

20sep72 154363    A‑7B  NM 502  VA‑155, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, engine failure, pilot ejected and was rescued

22sep72 67‑0385    F‑4E  JJ  34th TFS/388th TFW, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, lost control during landing in a thunderstorm and

        ran off runway; DBR, 2 crew survived

  69‑0351    RF‑4C  OZ  14th TRS/432nd TRW, 3 M offshore, NE of DMZ, NVN, hit by 23mm AAA nr Xuan Noe, lost an

        engine and flew out to sea, 2 crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

 

24sep72 154436    A‑7B  NM 500  VA‑155, c5 M SW of Dong Ha, SVN, hit by 37mm AAA while attacking enemy troops and trucks

        pilot ejected safely but was killed on the ground

 

 

22-Sep-72  I. Lt. J. H. Pomery   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
22-Sep-72  Capt. J. W. Watts   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
22-Sep-72  1.Lt. N. J. Holoviak     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
22-Sep-72  Capt. G. A. Lentz   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

 

 

08sep72

  157302    F‑4J  AC 202  VF‑103, Gulf of Tonkin alongside USS Saratoga, 80 M offshore of NVN, hit by 23mm AAA 25 M

        N of Vinh. Caught fire for a short time, but lost pneumatic and hydraulic systems while

        approaching the carrier, 2 crew ejected and rescued by SH‑3G

  66‑0310    F‑4E

 

11-Sep-72  Capt. G. D. Heeren   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
11-Sep-72  A. J. Dudlcy   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
11-Sep-72  J.W.Brady   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
11-Sep-72  Capt. J.D.Cummings   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
11-Sep-72  MAJ L. T. Lasseter   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
11-Sep-72  Capt. B.M.Ratzlaff   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th October 1972
USAF
F-4D Phantom II 66-8738
FP
35 TFS, 4 TFW att. to 8 TFW, Ubon Wolfpack Phantom.  Shot down by an air‑to‑air missile from a MiG‑21. about 10 miles north of Yen Bai Martin-Baker
Chaplain Keith H. Lewis ejected
POW

released on 29 March

John Hardesty Alpers Jr ejected
POW

released on 29 March

5th October 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0287
SJ
435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Wolf FAC Phantom hit by ground fire near Xom Quan,12 miles north of the DMZ Martin-Baker
BGen James D. Latham ejected
POW

released on 29 March 1973

1st Lt. Richard Lyman Bates ejected
POW

released on 29 March 1973

06-Oct-72
RN
Buccaneer S.Mk.2 XV339
 B3-17-66
RNAY Sydenham, Belfast Test flight. Crashed  into houses in Orby Road, Belfast, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland during test flight     Martin-Baker
Lt. C. D. GBlundell Lt. R. J. Allan Martin-Baker

6 October 1972


USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 69‑7573
ZF
307 TFS, 31 TFW attached to 432 TRW, Udorn Hit by  MiG during strike over North Vietnam. Flamed out due to fuel cell damage about 60 miles northeast of Udorn near the Thai/Laotian border      
Capt J P White ejected and recovered by an Air America helicopter Capt A G Egge ejected and recovered by an Air America helicopter  
6th October 1972
USAF
F4E Phantom II 69‑7548
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon damaged by a SAM near Son Tay. Crashed about 25 miles south of Yen Bai   Martin-Baker
Pilot Lt. Col. Robert Dale Anderson
Ejected
MIA
WSO Maj. George Francis Latella ejected
POW

released on 29 March 1973

10th October 1972
USAF
F‑4E Phantom II 67‑0254

307 TFS, 31 TFW attached to 432 TRW,Udorn

 

FAC aircraft shot down near the city of Ron in the southern provinces of North Vietnam    
Capt Peter McArthur Cleary (523rd TFS)
(KIA)

mb-list

Capt Leonardo Capistrano Leonor  (523rd TFS)
(KIA)

mb-list

 
11th November 1972
VPAF
MiG-21U Mongol ???   Hit by missile     SK-1
Soviet Instructor ejected NVAP Student ejected SK-1
12th October 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑0276 469 TFS, 388 TFW, USAF, Korat

Shot down by MiGs about 20 miles northeast of Kep while escorting  raid on the northeastern railway

Martin-Baker
Captain Myron A. Young ejected at 18,000 ft. Evaded capture for over a day.
POW
1st Lt. Cecil H. Brunsom ejected captured
POW
12th October 1972
USN
F-4 Phantom            
ENS M. R. Sivers Lt. R.D.Gary  
12th October 1972
USN
Intruder            
???? ejected ??? FATE ???  
17th October 1972
USAF
F‑4D 66‑8708 435 TFS, 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Night Owl FAC crashed about 25 miles north of the airfield      
??? ejected and recovered by helicopter ??? ejected and recovered by helicopter  
20th October 1972
GerAF 
F-104        Sgt. Ruckauf    
21st October 1972 
I
AF
Gnat Mk I E-305 No. 21 Squadron Ran out of gas -engine flamed out Gorakhpur (UP) India Flt Lt George K Naliyan ejected safely near the airfield  with minor injuries

[personal testimony]

  Folland
23rd October 1972
USAF
F‑4D 65‑0632 8 TFW, USAF, Ubon Crashed while landing at Ubon      
??? ejected ???? ejected  
27th October 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 69‑7273
FA
25 TFS, 8 TFW, Ubon Wolf FAC. hit by AAA near the village of Xom Quan, north of the DMZ. Went feet wet. Crashed about 40 miles north of Hue      
Capt. E. L. Bleak ejected and rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter Capt. R. B. Jones ejected and rescued by a USAF SAR helicopter  
29th October 1972
USN
A‑7C  Corsair II 156762, AJ 404 VA‑86
USS America
CVA-66
hit by AAA; about 25 miles north of Vinh North Vietnam. Seen face down in a boat LCdr James Edward Sullivan, ejected, died in captivity   Escapac

 

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st November 1972 RN   Hunter        Lt. M. Sharp    Martin-Baker
16th November 1972
USAF
F-105G 63-8359

"BOBBIN 05"

Korat SAM near Thanh Hoa pilot  Major Norman Maier ejected rescued   Republic
Captain Kenneth Thaete ejected rescued   Republic
20th November 1972
USN
F-4J
Phantom II AC-210
157288 VF-103
USS SARATOGA
SAM LCDR V E Lesh   Martin-Baker
LTJG D L Cordes   Martin-Baker
20th November 1972
USMC
F-4J
Phantom II
WT-11
153849 VMFA-232 AAA   Martin-Baker
CAPT W D Anderson ejected Captain Donald Charles Breuer no confirmed ejection(KIA) Martin-Baker
November 1972                
November 1972                
November 1972                
November 1972                
November 1972                
November 1972                
November 1972                
15th November 1972   A-6A         Lt. W. Gouslin ejected  
27th / 28th November 1972   A-6A  #155622 VA‑75
USS Saratoga
 crashed during launch  crashed into Gulf of Tonkin off NVN      
Charles M. Earnest
KIA BNR

http://www.scopesys.com/cgi-bin/bio2.cgi?bio=E055

Lt. Cdr. G. L. Jackson ejected  
15-Nov-72  Lt. W. Gouslin   USN  Intruder    M-B OC    
17-Nov-72  Flt. Lt. D.M.Subaiva     IndAF  Vampire   M-B NK    
17-Nov-72  Sqn. Ldr. C. Boyack   RAF  Hunter   M-B OC    
17-Nov-72  Cadet Chandrashekhar   IndAF  Vampire   M-B NK    
20-Nov-72     USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
20-Nov-72     USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
20-Nov-72     USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
20-Nov-72     USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
25-Nov-72  Capt. B.W.Steclein   US??? F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
25-Nov-72  Capt. R. L. Jaeger   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
26-Nov-72  Lt.JG G.E.Weller   USN F-8 Crusader     M-B OC    

02nov72    157530  A‑7E  NH 300  VA‑192. Gulf of Tonkin 50 M N of DMZ, NVN, hit by AAA during pull‑up from target run against

        budge at Tap Phuc, 15 M N of Vinh. Engine was damaged and eventually tailed, pilot ejected and

        was rescued by Navy helicopter

09nov72 151191    A‑4E  CF  VMA‑211. Bien Hoa AB, SVN, engine failed during take‑off, pilot ejected safely

 

  156764    A‑7C  AJ 4  VA‑86, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, brake failure during landing on USS America and went over­

        board, pilot ejected safely and was rescued

 

10nov72

154399    A‑7B  NF 4  VA‑56, in sea 7 M SE of Ha Tinh, NVN, hit by 23mm AAA while attacking a truck, pilot ejected

        and was rescued

 

  154506    A‑7B  NF 314  VA‑93. Gulf of Tonkin 10 M offshore, c20 M SE of Thanh Hoe, NVN, hit by 37mm AAA during

        attack on trucks 15 M S of Thanh Hoa., pilot ejected and was rescued by HH‑3A

 

 

16nov72

  63‑8359    F‑1056  JB  17th WWS/388th TFW, nr Dong Xuon, nr Tan Ky, NW of Vinh, NVN, hit by SAM, 2 crew rescued

        by USAF HH‑53

20nov72 153849    F‑4J  WT 11  VMFA‑232. nr Ban Tampanko, 20 M W of A Shau Valley, Laos, hit by AAA, pilot ejected and

        rescued by USAF helicopter, RIO killed

  157288    F‑4J  AC 210  VF‑103, Gulf of Tonkin off Thanh Has, NVN, hit by SAM 20 M NE of Vmh; finally crashed over

        sea, 2 crew rescued by Navy SH‑3G

 

22nov72

  55‑0110    B‑52D    96th BW, 15 M SW of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, hit over North Vietnam, Caught fire but made it

        back to Thailand and crashed, crew ejected safely

 

 

23nov72 157592    A‑7E  INK 4  VA‑27, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, made hard landing on USS Enterprise and boltered. Engine failed

        while m the circuit, pilot ejected safely and was rescued

  67‑14632    OV‑10A    23rd TASS/56th SOW, nr Da Nang AB, SVN, engine failed during take‑off ‑ pilot was rescued by

        a HH‑43 1 minute and 32 seconds after ejecting ‑ fastest rescue in the Vietnam war, pilot

        ejected safely

26nov72 150887    F‑8J  NM 110  VF‑191, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, caught fire during launch from USS Oriskany and crashed in

        front of the carrier, pilot ejected safely



17-11-1972
RAF Hunter FGA9 '522' (formerly FGA.9 XK142) of 229 OCU/ Singapore Defence Command
(aircraft of the Singapore Weapons Flight operating as an integral part of 229 OCU from Chivenor)
crashed into the English Channel five miles east of Lundy Island. The pilot, a staff officer /
instructor ejected successfully. The wreckage was never found. A diver died during the search.
[Martin-Baker]
& [bmal/184]

26-11-1972
USN Crusader F-8J, BuNo. 150887 of VF-191. CVA-34. Ejected in Vietnam. Non-combat.
[Martin-Baker]
[crusader book]


 

   December     

7.12.72  (?) Canberra crashed at Wattisham attempting an assymetric landing. Crew of 3 were killed

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew   seat
1st December 1972
Indian A. F.
MiG-21FL   3 Sqdn Bird HIt Pilot nickname was 'Oz' ejected DNE    
1st December 1972
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt. D.L. Thurman photo Martin-Baker
Lt. R.L Moeller   Martin-Baker
7th December 1972 RAF   Canberra        P.O G. Burns     Martin-Baker
7th December 1972 USMC  F-4 Phantom        Capt. P.P.Hayes   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. M. A. Hough   Martin-Baker
7th December 1972           Lt. M. J. Smythe   Martin-Baker
7th December 1972
RAN
Macchi     crashed near Nowra RAN Base Flt. Lt. Murray ejected safely    Martin-Baker
9th December  1972
USAF
RF-4C 68-0597 14 TRS, 432 TRW, Udorn

307th STRAT WG 

Vn   Martin-Baker
[Pilot Billie Joe Williams - KIA] 1st Lt. Hector Michael Acosta
9th December 1972 USN F-4 Phantom       Lt. J. R. Brooke     Martin-Baker
Lt. G. B. Bastin   Martin-Baker
10th December 1972 USN F-4 Phantom        Lt. R. A. Morris   Martin-Baker
 Lt.JG  K. C. Cooper   Martin-Baker
13th December 1972 USN Crusader RF-8G 144608 VFP-63. CVA-34  in Vietnam. Non-combat Pilot ejected    

This aircraft was the RF-8A (F8U-1P) used by the then Major John H. Glenn to set a transcontinental west to east speed record in 1957.

14th December 1972 RAF Lightning T4 XM974

C/n 95074

 (repainted in 65 (Shadow) Sqn markings post 1970 of 226 OC Crashed into the North Sea, 35 miles off Happisburgh, Northumbs. when both reheats and one
engine caught fire
Sqn. Ldr. Spencer   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. Evans   Martin-Baker
A-7C
VA-82, USN
USS America
POSITION NAME STATUS
  Lt. Carl T. Wieland POW

 

18th December 1972
USAF
B-52G
"Charcoal 01"
  340thBS, 97thBW, 72nd SW
Blytheville AFB, AR
Andersen AFB, Guam      
Captain Richard T. Simpson
POW
EWO
Captain Robert G. Certain
POW
Navigator
Major Richard E. Johnson
POW
Radar Navigator
1st Lt. Robert J. Thomas
[Remains Returned]
Co-Pilot
MSgt Walter L. Ferguson
[Remains Returned]
Gunner
Lt. Col.Donald L. Rissi
[Remains Returned]
Pilot
     

 

18th December 1972
USAF
B-52G
"Peach 02"
  2nd BW, 72nd SW
Barksdale AFB, LA
Andersen AFB, Guam      
Major Clifford B. Ashley
Recovered
Pilot
Capt. Gary L Vickers
Recovered
Co-Pilot
1st Lt. Forrest E. Stegelin
Recovered
Navigator
Major Archie C. Myers
Recovered
Radar Navigator
Capt. James T. Tramel
Recovered
EWO
MSgt. Kenneth E. Connor
Recovered
Gunner
Lt. Col. Hendsley R. Connor
Recovered
Deputy Airborne Commander
             

 

19th December  1972
USAF
B-52D
"Rose 01"
56-0608 99 BW, att to 307 SW, Westover AFB, MA    U-Tapao or Andersen AFB, Guam ??? Vn Weber
Major Fernando Alexander
POW
Radar Navigator
Captain Charles A. Brown
POW
Co-Pilot
Captain Henry C. Barrows
POW
EWO
Captain Hal K. Wilson
POW
Pilot
Captain Richard W. Cooper
MIA
Navigator
TSgt Charlie S. Poole
MIA
Gunner
   

 

19th December 1972
USN
A-4E Skyhawk   NAS Cubi Pt oil leak caused the engine to seize - about 60 miles west of NAS Cubi Pt., RP Lt. Bill Robertson ejected   Douglas Escapac
20th December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Straw 02"
  306th BW, 43rd SW
March AFB, CA
  Andersen AFB, Guam   

Capt. Deverl H. Johnson
Recovered
Pilot
1st Lt. James T. Farmer
Recovered
Co-Pilot
Major Frank A. Gould
MIA
Radar Navigator
Capt. Vincent F. Russo
Recovered
Navigator
Capt. Paul J. Fairbanks
Recovered
EWO
TSgt. James R. Barclift
Recovered
Gunner
     

 

     

 

20th December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Brass 02"
  42nd BW, 72nd SW
Loring AFB, MA
  Andersen AFB, Guam   
Capt. John D. Ellinger
Recovered
Pilot
Capt. Lawrence A. Casazza
Recovered
Co-Pilot


Major Charles E. Archie
Recovered
Radar Navigator
1st Lt. Robert A. Clement
Recovered
Navigator
Capt. Silverio A. Barroqueiro
Recovered
EWO

TSgt George H. Schryer
Recovered
Gunner
     

 

     

 

 

20th December  1972
USAF
B-52G or D ??
"Orange 03"
  99th BW, 307th SW
Westover AFB, MA
   Utapao, Thailand    
Capt Thomas J. Klomann
POW
Navigator
1st Lt. Paul L. Granger
POW
Co-Pilot
MSgt Arthur V.
McLaughlin
MIA
Gunner
 Captain Irwin S. Lerner
MIA
EWO
Major Randolph A. Perry Jr
MIA
Radar Navigator
Major John F. Stuart
MIA
Pilot
       

 

20th December  1972
USAF
B-52G
"Quilt 03"
57-6469 456 BW, att to 72 SW(P), Beale AFB, CA   Andersen AFB, Guam Vn Weber
       
Captain Terry M. Geloneck
POW
Pilot
1st Lt. William Youl  Arcuri
POW
Co-Pilot
SSgt Roy Madden Jr
POW
Gunner
1st Lt. Michael R.
Martini
POW
Navigator
Captain Craig A. Paul
[Remains Returned]
EWO
Captain Warren R. Spencer
[Remains Returned]
Radar Navigator

 

21st December 1972
USAF
B-52G
"Tan 03"

58-0169.

 
340th Heavy Bombardment Squadron at Blytheville AFB, AR & was TDY to the 72nd SW Blytheville AFB, AR   Andersen AB, Guam Linebacker II
shot-down
Weber Aircraft, Inc.
M/Sgt. James Lollar
POW
Gunner
1st Lt. Charles E. Darr
[MIA]
Navigator
Captain Randall J.
Craddock
[Remains Returned]
Pilot
Major Bobby A. Kirby
[Remains Returned]
Radar Navigator
Captain George B. Lockhart
[Remains Returned]
Co-Pilot
Captain Ronald D. Perry
[Remains Returned]
EWO
         

 

21st December 1972
USAF
B-52G
"Olive 01"
  92nd BW, 72nd SW
Fairchild AFB, WA; Blytheville AFB, AR
Andersen AFB, Guam      
Col James Y. Nagahiro
POW
pilot
A1C Charles J. Bebus
KIA
Gunner
Donovan Keith Walters
KIA
co-pilot
Lt. Col. Keith R. Heggen (remains returned in 1974
Deputy Airborne Commander
POW DIC
Captain Lynn R. Beens
POW
Navigator
Robert R.
Lynn
KIA
EWO
Major Edward H. Johnson
KIA
Radar Navigator
 
         

 

21st December 1972
USN
A‑6A Intruder 155594, N K 511 VA‑196
CVW‑9
USS Enterprise
CVAN-65
AAA; North Vietnam  fire, was hit on the left wing and that they were bailing out Martin-Baker
Cdr G R Nakagawa
 POW
Lt K H Higon
 POW
Martin-Baker

While on a strike over North Vietnam during the night of 20–21 December 1972, a VA-196 A-6A (BuNo 155594) Commander Gordon R. Nakagawa, pilot, and Lieutenant Kenneth H. Higdon, bombardier/navigator, took AAA fire. Other aircraft in the area heard Nakagawa cry out that their Intruder was hit on the left wing and that they were bailing out at 0056. Other listeners heard a call sign, tentatively identified as Milestone 511 or 51, then silence. No emergency beepers were received, but a last tenuous voice contact was made with the downed crew at 0115, prior to both men being captured. Fortunately, Higdon was able to return home on 12 February 1973, and Nakagawa on the last flight of repatriated POWs, on 29 March 1973, and thence to his ship.

22nd December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Scarlet 03"
  22nd BW, 307th SW
March AFB, CA
Utapao, Thailand     Weber
Captain Peter P. Camerota
bombardier
POW
MSgt. Louis LeBlanc Jr tailgunner
POW
Captain Peter J. Giroux
POW
pilot
 
Capt. Thomas W. Bennett;
co-pilot (missing);
Lt. Col. Gerald W. Alley
Remains Returned
1st Lt. Joseph B. Copack Jr.
navigator
Remains Returned
       

 

22nd December 1972
USAF
F111A
"Jackal 33"
67‑0068
NA
429th TFS/474th TFW,
Takhli, Thailand
Hit by AAA over Hanoi shortly after dropping bomb load; engine failed, caught fire and suffered hydarulics failure     about 55 M W of Hanoi, NVN McDonnell Capsule
Bill Wilson
POW
Col Bob Sponeybarger
POW

 

22nd December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Blue 01"
  7th BW, 307th SW
Carswell AFB, TX
Utapao, Thailand Linebacker II    
Lt Col John H.  Yuill
POW
Pilot
1st Lt. William T. Mayall
POW
Navigator
Lt. Col. William W. Conlee
POW
EWO
 
Captain David I. Drummond
POW
Co-Pilot
Lt. Col. Louis H. Bernasconi
POW
Radar Navigator
SMSgt Gary L. Morgan
POW
GUNNER

 

23rd December 1972
US
MC
F‑4J Phantom II 153885
AJ 201
VMFA‑333
USS America
CVA-66
AAA 85mm flak; North Vietnam     Martin-Baker
Lt. Col. John K Cochran ejected, recovered Major H.S. Carr ejected, recovered Martin-Baker
23rd December 1972 USN F-4 Phantom       J. D. Everitt   Martin-Baker
25th December 1972   A-7 D Corsair II   353rd TFS, 354th TFW
Korat, Thailand
  Capt Charles Francis Riess
POW
  Escapac
Capt. Paul Vernon Jackson, III
KIA
  Escapac
25th December 1972 USN F-4 Phantom         Martin-Baker
Lt. J. C. Ensch
POW
Michael Doyle Martin-Baker

 

26th December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Ash 01"
  22nd BW, 307 SW
Robins AFB, GA; Westover AFB, MA
Utapao, Thailand    
Captain James M. Turner
KIA
Pilot
Major Lawrence J. Marshall
KIA
Navigator
Lt. Col. Donald A. Joyner KIA
 - Radar Navigator
1st Lt. Robert J. Hymel - Co-Pilot
Recovered
TSgt. Spencer L. Grippin
Recovered
Capt. Roy T. Tabler
KIA
 - EWO
     

 

     

 

26th December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Ebony 02"
  449th BW, 307th SW
Kincheloe AFB, MI; Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Utapao, Thailand    
Captain Robert J. Morris Jr.
(remains returned)
Pilot
1st Lt. Duane P. Vavroch
POW - Navigator
Col Michael H. La Beau
POW - Radar Navigator
1st Lt. Robert M. Hudson
POW - Co-Pilot
SMSgt James R. Cook - Gunner
POW
Nutter Jerome Wimbrow III
MIA - EWO
 

who is this?

 

 

27th December 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II   13th TFS, 432nd TRW
Udorn, Thailand
    Martin-Baker
Capt  C. H. Jeffcoat 1.Lt. Jack R. Trimble Martin-Baker
27th December 1972
USAF
F-4E Phantom II 67-0234 4 TFS, 432 TRW, Udorn Vn Martin-Baker
Brian  H. Ward John Wesley Anderson
28th December 1972


USN

RA-5C
Flint River 603
156633
NK 603
RVAH-13
USS Enterprise CVAN-65, Air Wing CVW-14
North Vietnam lost at sea
MiG's AAM
  North American HS-1A  Rocket Seat
Pilot Lt. Cdr. Alfred H. Agnew
POW
Lt. Michael Firestone Haifley
KIA - ejection not confirmed

 

 

28th December 1972
USAF
B-52D
Cobalt 01
7th BW, 43rd SW
Mather AFB, CA; March AFB, CA
Andersen AFB, Guam Shot down over Laos. . Hit by SAM Air strike the Trung Quang
rail yards near Hanoi. Linebacker II
Captain Frank D. Lewis
ejected
POW
pilot and aircraft commander
Captain Samuel B. Cusimano
ejected
POW
co-pilot
Allen L. Johnson
ejected (remains
returned)
Electronic Warfare Officer
Bennie L. Fryer
(remains
returned)
navigator
Killed by SAM explosion
Major James C. Condon
ejected
POW
radar navigator
CMSgt James W. Gough
ejected
POW
gunner
     

 

28th December 1972
USAF
B-52D
"Ash 02"
  28th BW, 307th SW
Ellsworth AFB, SD; Carswell AFB, TX
Utapao, Thailand    
Capt. John Mize
Recovered
Pilot
1st Lt. William L. Robinson
Recovered
Navigator
Capt. William E. North
Recovered
 - Radar Navigator
Capt. Terrence J. Gruters
Recovered
Co-Pilot
TSgt. Peter E. Whalen
Recovered
Gunner
Capt. Dennis W. Anderson
Recovered
 - EWO
     

 

     

 

29th December 1970 USMC  EA-6 A Intruder   VMCJ-2NAS Cubi Point, Philippines   M.Sgt. F.E.Killebrew    Martin-Baker
Capt. H. L. Baker   Martin-Baker

 

 

 

 

                 

Still to determine who was in which Phantom

 

09dec72   68‑0597        RF‑4C  OZ  14th TRS/432nd TRW, nr Ngai Hung, c30 M SW of Thanh Hoa, NVN, hit by SAM, WSO captured,

        pilot killed

13dec72 144608        RF‑SG  NM 601  VFP‑63, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, struck ramp during landing on USS Oriskany, pilot ejected safely

18dec72 56‑0608        B‑52D  99th BW, nr Oai Than, 5 M SW of Hanoi. NVN, hit by SA‑2 SAM and caught tire. 4 crew ejected

        safely and were captured, 2 killed

  58‑0201        B‑52G  97th BW, nr Yen Vien railyards, 2 M N of Hanoi, NVN, hit by 2 SA‑2 SAMs, 3 crew killed and 3

        captured

  58‑0246        B‑52G  2nd BW, 20 M E of Khon Khaen, 40 M N of Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand, hit by SAM near Kinh

        No, North Vietnam, 7 crew ejected safely

  156783        A‑7C  AJ 303  VA‑82, nr Thai Thuy, S of Haiphong, NVN, shot down by SAM, pilot ejected and was captured

    OV‑10A      20th TASS/6498th ABW, nr Quang Tri, SVN, hit by SA‑7, pilot killed, observer rescued

20dec72 155594        A‑6A  NK 5  VA‑196, 8 M S of Haiphong, NVN, either hit by AAA or SA‑7, 2 crew ejected and captured

  56‑0622        B‑52D  7th BW, Yen Thuong, 5 M N of Hanoi. NVN, damaged by MiG‑21, then got hit by two SA‑2s

        simultaneously seconds before bomb release, aircraft went into flat spin, exploded and

        crashed, 4 crew killed, 2 captured

  56‑0669        B‑52D  306th BW. 10 M NE of Ban Ban Valley, Laos, hit by SA‑2 over Gia Lam railway yard, NVN. Two

        engines caught fire and ejectrical systems were lost. Crew was unable to transfer fuel around

        aircraft so control was eventually lost, 6 crew ejected/bailed out, only 5 rescued, nav killed

  57‑6481        B‑52G  42nd BW, 10 M SW of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, hit by SAM near Yen Vien, North

        Vietnam,which damaged 4 engines. Aircraft made it back to Thailand, crew ejected safely

  57‑6496        B‑52G  456th BW, nr Yen Vien, 10 M W of Hanoi, NVN, hit by 2 SA‑2 SAMs shortly after bomb release,

        2 crew killed, 4 captured

  58‑0169        B‑52G  97th BW, nr Kirin No, 8 M NW of Hanoi, NVN, became disoriented and separated from the

        protective celll formation, got hit by SA‑2 and dived, was briefly able to regain control but got hit

        again and pilot ordered to eject but exploded, 5 crew killed, 1 captured

  58‑0198        B‑52G  92nd 8W, Kinh No, 2 M W of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by SA‑2 shortly after bomb release, 4

        crew killed, 3 captured ‑ 1 died in captivity

  55‑0050        B‑52D  306th BW, nr Bac Mai storage facility, NVN, shot down by SA‑2, 6 crew ejected and captured

  55‑0061        B‑52D  96th BW, nr Bac Mai storage facility, NVN, shot down by SA‑2, 3 crew killed, 3 captured

23dec72 54‑0529        EB‑66B  JW  42nd TEWS/388th TFW, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, both engines failed on approach, 3 crew killed

  153885        F‑4J  AJ 201  VMFA‑333. 15 M SE of Hon Gay island, NVN, hit in tail area by 85mm AAA, caught fire and

        crashed, 2 crew ejected and rescued by Navy HH‑3A

 

24dec72       71‑0310        A‑7D  MB r  353rd TFS/354th TFW, c20 M W of Xiangkohang, Laos, collided with an O‑1G, pilot captured

 

26dec72 56‑0584        B‑52D  22nd BW, U‑Tapao RTAFB, Thailand, hit by SA‑2 over North Vietnam, crashed during landing at

        U‑Tapao. Crew was ordered to bail out but didn't because tail gunner was too badly injured to

        bail out, 4 crew killed, 2 survived

 

 56‑0674        B‑52D  96th BW, nr Giap Nhi rail yards, NVN, shot down by SA‑2 (also claimed by a MiG‑21), 2 crew

        killed, 4 captured

 

27dec72   56‑0599        B‑52D  7th BW, 15 M SW of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB. Thailand, hit by SA‑2 over Hanoi, pilot flew

        crippled plane back to Thailand; then crew bailed out, crew bailed out safely

  56‑0605        B‑52D  7th BW, nr Trung Quang railroad yards, NVN, shot down by SA‑2. 2 crew killed, 4 captured

  67‑0234        F‑4E  LC  421st TFS/432nd TRW, c30 M W of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew captured

  67‑0292        F‑4E  OC  13th TFS/432nd TRW, c35 M SW of Hanoi, NVN, shot down by a MiG‑21, 2 crew captured

 


 

28dec72    156633  RA‑5C  NK 6  RVAH‑13, c20 M SW of Hanoi, NVN, last aircraft to be shot down by a MiG in Vietnam pilot  I

        captured, Nav killed

  156982  EA‑6A  CY  VMCJ‑2, nr NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, hydraulics failure, 2 crew ejected safely

31dec72  OV‑10A  USAF, nr An Hoa, 15 M SW of Da Nang, SVN, hit by ground fire, 2 crew ejected and were

    rescued

29th August 1972


DDR

MiG‑21U

664616
286
JG‑3 Engine failure due to faulty pump. Crashed Polen, Germany Major Rolf Fiedler ejected   SK-1
Major Heinz Stammberger ejected   SK-1