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   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st January 1970 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1970 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1970 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1970 NFD             Martin-Baker
1st January 1970 USN A-6 Intruder       Lt. Cdr. W. F. Wagner ejected    
Cdr. W. R. Westerman ejected    
2nd January 1970 USN A-6A BuNo 152937 VA-196, CVW-2, USS RANGER  raid on a storage dump near the Mu Gia Pass in southern Laos Martin-Baker
Lt. Nicholas George Brooks
Died on Ground
Lt. Bruce Carlton Fryar
Died While Missing
4th January 1970 USN Crusader F-8L BuNo 145425 NAS Atlanta Reserves in US Lt. Cdr. J. W. Boyd    
6th January 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
7th January 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. Cambell   Martin-Baker
9th January 1970 USN Crusader DF-8A BuNo 143730 VC-5 in Japan Lt. E.Tarr ejected    
9th January 1970   A-1G Skyraider 132612    

Capt. J. L. Hudson

  YANKEE extraction
11th January 1970 USN  F-4 Phantom       Lt.JG K. D. Forbes   Martin-Baker
11th January 1970                
14th January 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom       Capt. W. H. Rath   Martin-Baker
F. Hutto   Martin-Baker
15th January 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom     Enemy action Lt. R. D. Leblank   Martin-Baker
20th January 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
20th January 1970 USN F-4 Phantom       Lt. Cdr. R.W. Leeds   Martin-Baker
Lt. A. L. Johnson   Martin-Baker
21st January 1970 Italy F.G91       Capt. P. Comitini   Martin-Baker
S.TEN R. Biancuzzi   Martin-Baker
22nd January 1970 GerAF F-104       FW G. Wegmann   Martin-Baker
22nd January 1970 USN A-1H Skyraider 139799    

Capt. Anderson

  YANKEE extraction
27th January 1970 USN A-1E Skyraider

132674

   

Capt. G. H. Porter

  YANKEE extraction
29th January 1970 RN Buccaneer S.2 XV167 236/H 801 Sqdn
HMS Hermes
catapult accidentally fired before the aircraft's engines had developed full power Lt. M. J. Cummingham ejected  safely into the
sea and the other safely landing back onto the deck (who was who)
Martin-Baker
Lt. A. C. A. Moore ejected Martin-Baker

01ian70    148928  RA‑5C  NK  RVAH‑7, nr Clark AB, Philippines, pilot did not respond to calls from backseater who ejected at

        supersonic speed (and was killed). Aircraft then dove into the ground, 2 crew killed

 

 

02ian70    152937  A‑6A  NE 507  VA‑196, NW of Ban Na Phao, Laos, exploded during dive on target ‑ either hit by 23mm AAA or

        because of premature detonation of own bombs, 2 crew ejected but were killed by VC

 

07jan70 

67‑0357        F‑4E  LC  421st TFS/388th TFW, Gulf of Tonkin c100 M ENE of Da Nang, SVN, flew into the water during

          ACM with another F‑4, pilot killed, WSO rescued

 

 09jan70 55‑3569  F‑100D  SM  308th TFS/31st TFW, 4 NM N of Phu Cat AB, SVN, engine failed following compressor stall, pilot

ejected safely and was rescued

 

13jan70 55‑3777        F‑100D  35th TFW, 9.6 NM NW of Bien Flea AB, SVN, engine failure due to loss of oil pressure, pilot

          ejected safely

 

14jan70  56‑3097        F‑100D  CP  531st TFS/3rd TFW, 15 M E of Bien Hoa AB, SVN, hit by small arms fire shortly after take‑off,

          pilot ejected and picked up by Army helicopter

151an70          66‑8820  F‑4D  LF  390th TFS/366th TFW, nr Ban Kate, Laos, hit in forward fuselage by AAA, Pilot killed, VISO

          ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

 

181an70          56‑3975  F‑100E  SE  416th TFS/31st TFW, 25 M NW of Saravan, Laos, hit by 23mm AAA while overflying a target nr

          Ban Tok, 45 M SE of Saravan. Tried to reach Thailand but failed., 2 crew ejected and rescued

          by USAF helicopter

 

19jan70    56‑3847    F‑100E  SE  416th TFS/31 st TFW, in South China Sea 12 M off Tam Ky, SVN, hit by 23mm AAA 10 M NE of

        Ban Talon. A/c was damaged but pilot tried to return to base, 2 crew ejected and rescued by

        USAF helicopter

 

26jan70    55‑3574  F‑100D  VZ  615th TFS/35th TFW, 29 NM SSE of Phan Rang AB, SVN, hit trees during napalm run and

          crashed, pilot ejected and rescued by helicopter

27jan70  59‑1772    F‑105D  RK  333rd TFS/355th TFW, nr Ban Nampang, c10 M W of Ko Hinh, Laos, hit by 37mm AAA, pilot

          ejected and was rescued by HH‑53

67‑14680    OV‑10A    23rd TASS/504th TASG, 15 M NW of Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, hit by 37mm AAA over

          Laos 10 M W of DMZ, pilot ejected safely and was rescued by HH‑53C

  281an70  63‑8329    F‑1056  FE  44th TFS/355th TFW, nr Khe Ve, c70 M S of Vmh, NVN, hit by AAA, crew ejected, 1 killed. 1 MIA

 

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd February 1970
USAF
F-106 58-0787 Malmstrom AFB Entered an uncontrollable flat spin. Following the pilot's ejection the aircraft made a gentle belly landing in a snow-covered field near Big Sandy, Montana. Now on display in USAF Museum Pilot ejected   Convair
2nd February 1970 USN F-8J Crusader 150852 VF-194 in US Lt. C.M.Riddle ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd or 5th February 1970 USN F-8K Crusader 145593 VNAS Dallas Marine Reserves   Lt. G.Crowell ejected   Martin-Baker
 6th February 1970 USN A-6 Intruder     Laos Lt. Cdr. E. P. Reese ejected and recovered   Martin-Baker
LtJg D. R. Fraser ejected and recovered   Martin-Baker
6th February 1970 USN F-4 Phantom       Lt.JG L. E. Smith   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG Queen   Martin-Baker
6th February 1970 USMC  F-8 Crusader       MAJ J. K. Roschlau   Martin-Baker
7th February 1970 USMC F-4 Phantom       Capt. J. E. Sharkey   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. C. E. Stewart   Martin-Baker
8th February 1970 USMC  F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. J. C. Coon   Martin-Baker
9th February 1970 USMC  F-4 Phantom       MAJ J. B. Leonard   Martin-Baker
16th February 1970 RN Buccaneer       Lt. Cdr. Cole   Martin-Baker
16th February 1970 USN A-6 Intruder       LtJg J. H. Hickok ejected   Martin-Baker
18th February 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom       Capt. Dotson   Martin-Baker
 19th February 1970 USN F-8J Crusader 150682 Vf-124 in US Lt.JG L.L.Morris   Martin-Baker
22nd February 1970 USA Grumman OV-1 Mohawk       Capt. McClenathen ejected   Martin-Baker
     
24th February 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom       MAJ R. J. McEwan   Martin-Baker
25th February 1970 USN F-4 Phantom       Lt. A. Gilchrist   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG T. Young   Martin-Baker
26th February 1970 Classified             Martin-Baker
28th February 1970 USN A-6 Intruder      accident on takeoff from ship Lt. R. R. "Bob" Wittenberg ejected recovered   Martin-Baker
Lt. H. W. Paul ejected recovered   Martin-Baker
 February 1970               Martin-Baker

02feb70   149154    F‑8J  NM 2  VF‑194, in Pacific off San Diego, CA, USA, collided with F‑8J 150852 during ACM, pilot ejected

          safely

  

 150852    F‑8J  NM 2  VF‑194, in Pacific off San Diego, CA, USA, collided with F‑8J 149154 during ACM, pilot ejected

          safely

04feb70    63‑13246  F‑1046    4510th CCTW. 64 km E of Aid, AZ. USA, lost control, pilot ejected but was badly injured

 

,6f,b70          155618  A‑6A  NE 516  VA‑196, nr Ban Kapay, 30 M W of DMZ, Laos, hit by AAA and lost a wing during roll‑in on

        target, 2 crew ejected and rescued by HH‑53

 

07feb70          152322  F‑4B  VW  VMFA‑314, SVN, engine failure, 2 crew ejected safely

 

08feb70          149467  F‑4B  VW  VMFA‑314, in South China Sea 25 M SE of Da Nang, SVN, port wing caught fire during napalm

        run nr Due Pho, 40 M SE of Chu Lai. Fire possibly caused by own napalm; pilot tried to reach

        home base, 2 crew ejected and picked up by helicopter

67‑14646        OV‑10A  19th TASS/504th TASG, nr Bau Tram, 15 M SE of Katum, N of Saigon, SVN, hit by .50 cal ground

        fire during roll‑in to mark an enemy camp as target and crashed, 2 crew ejected and rescued

        by US Army patrol

 

10feb70          155023  A‑4F  hp  VA‑164, in sea off SVN, explosion occurred following fuel system malfunction and crashed,

        pilot ejected safely and was rescued

  55‑3585        F‑100D  VS  612th TFS Det.1/35th TFW, in sea oft Phan Ly Chem, SVN, hit by small arms fire while attacking

        enemy bunkers nr Katum, Laos. Tried to make it home but crashed on the way back., pilot

        ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

 

17feb70   56‑3147        F‑100D  VP  614th TFS/35th TFW, 55 NM N of Bien Hoa AB, SVN, engine failure caused by loss of oil

        pressure, pilot ejected safely and was rescued

 

66‑7526        F‑4D  FO  435th TFS/8th TFW, nr Route 7, nr Nam Can, Laos on Laos/‑NVN border, hit in nose by AAA pilot

      MIA, WSO ejected safely

 

20fe670    150427  F‑4B  VW  VMFA‑314, S of Da Nang, SVN, hit m wing by ground fire and burst into flames, 2 crew ejected  1

        safely and rescued by USMC helicopter

 

 

21fe670    63‑8281  F‑1056  FM  354th TFS/355th TFW, SW of Udon Thani, Thailand, hit by small arms tire over Plain of Jars, both

        crewmembers ejected safely

24feb70    64‑1015  RF‑4C    10th TRW, t M SE of Cowell, Norfolk, UK, ejectrical fire, crew ejected but pilot killed

 

26feb70  151135    A‑4E  WL  VMA‑311, in sea off Chu Lai AB, SVN, hit by small arms fire during attack on truck convoy 30 M

        SW of Hue. Caught fire, pilot did not want to risk emergency landing in the dark so ejected oft

        the coast, pilot ejected safely and was rescued by USMC helicopter

28feb70 155605    A‑6A  NE 505  VA‑196, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, nr LISS Ranger, caught fire while being launched and ditched

          oft the bow, 2 crew ejected safely

    153143    A‑7A  INK 411  VA‑27, or Ban Kate, Laos, hit by 23mm AAA during attack on truck park, pilot ejected and was

          rescued by HH‑53C

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   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo

4th March 1970

 

  A-1E Skyraider 133914    

Capt. Friestad

 

YANKEE extraction  

19th March 1970

 

  A-1H Skyraider

135275

 

    Maj. L. Evenson YANKEE extraction  

20th March 1970

 

  A-1E Skyraider 135154     1st Lt. Townsend YANKEE extraction  

4-3-1970
USMC A-6 Intruder. 1st Lt. W. Cooper and 1st Lt. P. Horner ejected.
[sj./2721 & 2722]

4-3-1970 or 5-3-1970*
RAF lightning F6 XS918/B of 11 Sqn. Crashed into the North Sea off Leuchars, Fife near Isle of
May after the pilot ejected following a fire. He died from exposure after becoming detached from
his survival suit.
[bmal/173] & [bmalog/29]*

5-3-1970
USN Crusader F-8L, BuNo 145497, NAF Washington DC Marine Reserves. Ejection area
unknown.
[crusader book]

5-3-1970 [SEA Conflict ?]
USA Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. WO3 E. Bustamante and SP5 D. Avery ejected.
[sj/2723 & 2724]

11-3-1970
USN Crusader RF-8G, BuNo 144619, VFP-63, CVA-34. Ejection area unknown.
[crusader book]

16-3-1970
RAF Jet Provost T4 XN576/42 of 3 FTS. Crashed near Leemimg, North Yorkshire after engine
failure while in the circuit to land. The pilot ejected safely.
[bmal/173] & [bmalog/29]

18-3-1970
USN Crusader F-8H, BuNo 148638 VF-124. Ejection in US.
[crusader book]

26-3-1970
Jaguar prototype E01. CDT A.M.L. Brossier TP at CEV Istres, France. Following a starboard
engine bay warning the engine was shut down. On returning to base and finding the speed excessive
the pilot shut down the remaining engine and thus lost the hydraulics, having not selected the
electricallly driven hydraulic pump on. Without flying controls he was obliged to eject.
1 minor injury.
[dcw]

04-Mar-70 1.Lt. W .Cooper   USMC  Intruder   M-B NK    
04-Mar-70 1.Lt. P. Horner   USMC  Intruder   M-B NK    
05-Mar-70 W03 E. Bustamante       USA Mohawk   M-B OC    
05-Mar-70 SP5 D. Avey   USA Mohawk   M-B OC    
06-Mar-70 Capt. A. SantAmbrogio   Italy F.G91   M-B NK   NK
09-Mar-70 Lt. M. L. Meier   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
09-Mar-70 Cdr. W. A. Lott   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
 09-Mar-1970  MAJ C. S. McLeran   USMC  F-8 Crusader   M-B OC   OC
10-Mar-70 Lt. S.Ritchey   USN  F-8 Crusader   M-B NK   NK
12-Mar-70 Lt.JG D.Erickson   USN  Cougar   M-B OC   OC
15-Mar-70 Classified         M-B      
15-Mar-70 Classified         M-B      
15-Mar-70 Classified         M-B      
15-Mar-70 Classified         M-B      
16-Mar-70 Lt. F. G.Hills   USN  Cougar   M-B OC    
16-Mar-70 P.O R. W. Exler   RAF Jet Provost   M-B OC    
18-Mar-70 Lt. D.N.Eggert   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
19-Mar-70 Capt. R.A.Rash   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
19-Mar-70 1.Lt. Frey   GerAF L.FI04    M-B OC    
19-Mar-70 Lt. Pugu   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
20-Mar-70 Lt.COL L.J.Shipman   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
20-Mar-70 Lt. J.E.Overbye   Den F-100   M-B OC    
21-Mar-70 Lt.JG F.W.Conroy   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
21-Mar-70 Lt. Cdr. W.J.Davis   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
21-Mar-70     USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
27-Mar-70 Cdr. A.Brossier   Civ Jag   M-B OC    
30-Mar-70 Lt.COL W.Brown   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
30-Mar-70 Lt.COL L. Melton   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

21st April 1970

A-1H Skyraider

135336

Capt. J.M. Dyer

YANKEE extraction

21st April 1970

A-1J Skyraider

142070

Maj. C. Whinery

 

22nd April 1970

A-1J Skyraider

142015

Capt. Friestad

YANKEE extraction

25th April 1970

A-1H Skyraider

129668

Maj. D. E. Detar

YANKEE extraction

1-4-1970*
RAF Canberra 18 WJ632 with Pilot Major J.R. Weaver USAF, Observer Flt. Lt. G.W.E. Foster
AFM and navigator Flt. Lt. J. Nicol - B Sqn A. & A.E.E.
During asymmetric assessment excercise the pilot lost control at 4,000ft during tests to determine
safety speed. The aircraft crashed into Lyme Bay.
Weaver Killed. Foster missing presumed killed. Nicol minor injury.
[dcw] & [personal testimony by J.Nicol] & [bmal/174 gives date as 1-5-1970*]

11-4-1970
USN A-6 Intruder. LtJg O. Harris and Lt. B. Bruce ejected.
[sj./2760 & 2761]

 

02-Apr-70 Capt. Gueniot   Fr AF Mirage   M-B OC    
04-Apr-70 1.Lt. G.K.Bruce   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
04-Apr-70 1.Lt. R.J.Cecka   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
05-Apr-70 Lt. T.J.Terril   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
06-Apr-70 MAJ P-Van Brunt   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
06-Apr-70 1.Lt. O. Lloyd   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
06-Apr-70 Sgt. G.Klenz   GerAF  F.G91   M-B OC    
07-Apr-70 Capt. G.Lindlar   GerAF  F.G91   M-B OC    
08-Apr-70 Capt. N.Henkel   GerAF  F.G91   M-B NK    
10-Apr-70 MAJ J.Leaphart   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
10-Apr-70 Capt. J.Bumholtz   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    

11-4-1970
USN Crusader F-8K, BuNo 146956, VC-5. Ejection in Japan.
[crusader book]

 

11-Apr-70 Lt.JG O. Harris   USN  Intruder   M-B OC    
11-Apr-70 Lt. B.Bruce   USN  Intruder   M-B OC    
15-Apr-70 Classified         M-B      
15-Apr-70 Classified         M-B      
18-Apr-70 Capt. J. McCarren   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
19-Apr-70 Lt. J. Laughter   USN  F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    

20-4-1970
USN Crusader F-8H, BuNo 148639, VX-4. Ejection in US.
[crusader book]

 

21-Apr-70 Capt. B.Smith   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
22-Apr-70 Sgt. K. H. Aschenberg    GerAF  F-104   M-B OC    
22-Apr-70 MAJ J.Rush   USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
22-Apr-70 Capt. B. Foster   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
23-Apr-70 Capt. M. Nelson   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
23-Apr-70 1.Lt. J. Holmquist   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
25-Apr-70 Lt. S.Hanccock   USAF  F-4 Phantom     M-B EA    
28-Apr-70 Capt. D. Heitz   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
28-Apr-70 1.Lt. Macweston   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
29-Apr-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
29-Apr-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

30-4-1970
USN Crusader F-8H, BuNo 148650, VF-162, CVS-38. Ejection area unknown.
[crusader book]
 

30-Apr-70 Lt. J. Jackson   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st May 1970   Canberra       Flt. Lt. John F.Nicol
personal testimony
  Martin-Baker
2nd May 1970 USAF F-4 Phantom       1.Lt. G. Jackman   Martin-Baker
Capt. B. Bodenneim   Martin-Baker
2nd May 1970 NFD         ejected   Martin-Baker
4th May 1970 NFD         ejected   Martin-Baker
5th May 1970 USAF  F-4 Phantom       Lt.COL D. A. Kellum     Martin-Baker
MAJ R.E.Moffitt   Martin-Baker
6th May 1970
5.35pm
USAF RF-4C Phantom II 64-1018 1st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron / 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing USAFE RAF Alconbury Engine problems crashed into Stripes Wood at Unthank near Millthorpe

see also

Major D. Tokar   Martin-Baker
Major P. Dunn   Martin-Baker
h May 1970                
h May 1970                
h May 1970                
h May 1970                

 

On 6th May 1970 at approx. , a USAF McDonnell-Douglas RF-4C Phantom II No. 64-1018 of 1st TRS (Tactical Reconnaisance Squadron) / 10th TRW (Tactical Reconnaissance Wing) crashed  near  in the Parish of Holmesfield, Derbyshire. Both crew men ejected and landed at Curbar Edge.

 

02may70    65‑0628  F‑4D  HK  480th TFS/12th TFW, 12 M W of Led Ninh, 4 M inside Cambodia, hit by AAA ‑ first USAF aircraft

          lost in Cambodia, 2 crew ejected and rescued by US ground troops

    66‑8721    F‑4D  OC  13th TFS/432nd TRW, just N of DMZ, NVN, hit by AAA, 2 crew ejected and were rescued by

          USAF helicopter

 

 

may70      F‑8J  NM 2  VF‑194, m Pacific off HI, USA, struck ramp during night landing, pilot OK

 

 Ot may70    152680  A‑7A  NL 312  VA‑82, on flight from USS Coral Sea to Laos, over SVN, engine failure, pilot survived

 

 

05may70    65‑0914  RF‑4C  AC  12th TRS/460th TRW, 25 M SW of Hue, SVN, hit by 37mm AAA during recce run at 500 ft. 2

          crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

07may70 67‑0293        F‑4E  JV  469th TFS/388th TFW, nr Ban Ban, Laos, hit by 12.7mm AAA during strafing run 8 M NW of Ban

      Ban and crashed a few minutes later, 2 crew ejected and rescued by Air America helicopter

 

 68‑3827        OV‑10A  23rd TASS/504th TASG, or Ban Tanbok, 20 M SW of A Shau Valley, Laos, engine hit by ground

        fire and caught fire, pilot ejected safely; rescued by USAF helicopter

 

 56‑3827        F‑100E  SE  416th TFS/31st TFW, or Ban Pakha, in tri‑border region (Laos/Cambodia/South Vietnam), but

        inside Laos, hit by 23mm AAA and caught fire, 2 crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

 

9may70          154555  A‑7B  NE 3  VA‑93, Gulf of Tonkin off NVN, tailhook failed during landing on USS Ranger and went over the

        side, pilot ejected and was rescued

 

10may70   64‑17969        SR‑71A  gin SRW, nr Korat RTAFB, Thailand, high‑speed stall during thunderstorm, crew ejected safely

 

12may70          66‑7643  F‑4D  LF  390th TFS/366th TFW, 15 M W of Plei Djering, SVN, hit by small arms fire during run‑in on target.

        2 crew ejected safely and were rescued by Army helicopter

 

15may70 150424        F‑4B  VIE  VMFA‑115, nr Da Nang AB, SVN, hit by .50cal ground fire during attack on enemy bunkers nr

        Song Cu De river, 7 M NW of Da Nang; crashed on approach to the base, 2 crew ejected safely

17may70  152239  F‑4B  NL 2  VF‑161, Gulf of Tonkin c125 M E of Vinh, NVN, caught fire during launch for strike mission and

          immediately ditched in front of the carrier, pilot killed, RIO rescued

 

19may70 65‑0827    RF‑4C  00  11th TRS/432nd TRW, 5 M SW of Ban Ban, Laos, hit by AAA during recce run 5 M SE of Ban

          Ban. Headed for home but crashedsoon afterwards, 2 crew ejected and rescued by Air

          America helicopter

 

 20may70  155738  F‑4J  NG 2  VF‑92, in Pacific Ocean, control failure, 2 crew rescued

23may70  152319  F‑4B  VE  VMFA‑115, nr Chu Lai AB, SVN, caught fire during take‑off and crashed, 2 crew ejected safely

 

25may70  66‑0245    F‑4D  FG  433rd TFS/8th TFW, in South China Sea off SVN, hit by 23mm AAA during attack on AAA site nr

          Ban Dakbong Noy, 30 M W of Kham Duc, Laos, pilot flew to the sea where crew ejected, 2

          crew ejected and rescued by USAF helicopter

 

 26may70 56‑3136    F‑100D  SS  309th TFS/31st TFW, 10 M NW of Tuy Hoa AB, SVN, hit by small arms fire during take‑off, pilot

          ejected safely; rescued by HH‑43

 

 27may70  149993  A‑4E  AJ 505  VA‑152, in South China Sea off SVN, air intakes ingested fuel during air‑to‑air refueling causin,

          engine failure, pilot OK

    149403    F‑4B  V W  VMFA‑314, nr Quang Tri City, SVN, starboard engine hit by ground fire during pass over target

          nr Ban Tampanko, Laos. Tried to reach Da Nang but crashed on the way, 2 crew ejected and

          rescued by Army helicopter

 

29may70          153146  A‑7A  NIL 307  VA‑82, in SEA, smoke in cockpit, followed by explosion and loss of oil pressure, pilot ejected

        safely and was rescued

 

 55‑3803        F‑100D  VP  614th TFS/35th TFW, nr Phum Chiphu, 35 M W of Saigon, just inside Cambodia, hit by small arms

        tire during strafing run against enemy positions, pilot ejected safely; rescued by Army

        helicopter

 

3C)may70          56‑3242  F‑100D  C?  531 st TFS/3rd TFW, nr Phuoc Long, 20 M NE of Quan Long City, $VN, hit by .30 cal ground fire,

        pilot ejected and rescued by Army helicopter

 

7-5-1970
Lightning F.3 c/n 95170 XP742 coded "G" of 111 Squadron crashed into the North Sea off
Happisburgh, Norfolk following a reheat fire. Pilot ejected safely and recovered to Coltishall by
Whirlwind while some of the wreckage was salvaged by HMS Bronington.
& [bmal/174] & [bmalog/29]
 

07-May-70 Capt. T.Sweeting   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
07-May-70 Capt. D. Yates   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    
07-May-70 Flt. Lt. S. R. Tulloch   RAF Lightning   M-B OC    
08-May-70 S.Lt. B.Hothi   Ind N Vampire   M-B OC    
08-May-197 Cdr. S.Chopra   Ind N Vampire   M-B OC    


10-5-1970
Lightning F.3 c/n 95172 XP744 coded "H" of 56 Squadron crashed into the Mediterranean 8 miles
south east of Akrtiri. Pilot ejected due to fire warning. Pilot recovered safely.

12-May-70 Capt. P.Harbison   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
12-May-70       USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
15-May-70 1. Lt. J. Fitzmaurice   USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B EA    
15-May-70 1.Lt. R. Rissell       USMC  F-4 Phantom     M-B EA    
17-May-70 Lt. J.Kane   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
19-May-70 MAJ C.Crawford     USAF   F-4 Phantom     M-B NK    
19-May-70 Capt. F.Norton   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
20-May-70 Lt.JG J.Hapgood   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
20-May-70 Lt.JG R. Williamson   USN   F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
22-May-70 Capt. R. Kosch    GerAF  F-104     M-B NK    
23-May-70 1.Lt. J.D.Brewer    USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
23-May-70 1.Lt. ].Nelson   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
26-May-70 Lt. G.Clark    USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
26-May-70 Capt. L. Alford     USAF  F-4 Phantom     M-B OC    
27-May-70 R. C. Binkely   USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
27-May-70 R. E. Dahart   USMC  F-4 Phantom     M-B OC    

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
01-Jun-70 Capt. Leisering   GerAF F.G91   M-B OC    
08-Jun-70 Lt.JG C.Buchanan   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B      
08-Jun-70 Lt.JG T.OConnor   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
09-Jun-70 Capt. C.Ripple   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
09-Jun-70 Capt. P. Clingaman   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    

10-6-1970
USN Crusader F-8K, BuNo 146996, NAS Dallas Reserves. Ejection area unknown.
[crusader book]
 

10-Jun-70 Lt. B. Jenkins   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
11-Jun-70 R. C. Blakely   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
11-Jun-70 Capt. Rindt   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    


12-6-1970
USN A-6 Intruder. Lt. J. Maynard ejected.
[sj./2818]4-7-1970
RAF Harrier T2 XW264 of A.& A.E.E. Abandoned over Salisbury Plain following technical
failure.
[bmalog/30]

12-Jun-70 Capt. C.Hattingh   SA Imp   M-B OC    
12-Jun-70 1.Lt. E.Payne   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
12-Jun-70 Lt. J.Maynard   USN Intruder   M-B NK    
12-Jun-70 Capt. Massy   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
17-Jun-70 Lt. W.Meldrum   USN Cougar   M-B OC    
19-Jun-70 1.Lt. F.Hall   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
19-Jun-70 1.Lt. G.Mitchell   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
22-Jun-70 MAJ J.R.Gentry   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
22-Jun-70 1.Lt. C.E.McElroy   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
30-Jun-70 Cdr. F.B.Winton   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
09-Jul-70 Sqn. Ldr. M.Akbar   Pak F-86 Sabre   M-B NK    
13-Jul-70 Capt. J.Wilson   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
13-Jul-70 COL R-Campbell   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
20-Jul-70 1.Lt. A.Guise   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
21-Jul-197 Lt.JG D. Russell   USN Cougar   M-B OC    
24-Jul-70 Capt. P.Lang   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
24-Jul-70 Capt. R. Mazet   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
25-Jul-70 Lt.JG W.Harding   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
25-Jul-70 Capt. R-Rigel   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
25-Jul-70 Lt. R.H.Clime   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

28th July 1970

A-1H Skyraider

139776

Maj. Otis C. Morgan

KIA - YANKEE failed

28-Jul-70 Lt. Cdr. P.Gilleece   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

Lieutenant Paul Gregory, assigned to Fighter Squadron 92 embarked in USS AMERICA (CVA-66), died when his F-4J PHANTOM went down in the Gulf of Tonkin. His Radar Intercept Officer sucessfully ejected and was picked by SAR forces, but there was no sign of LT Gregory. It is unknown whether Gregory attempted to eject from his aircraft or if he "rode it in" while attempting to recover the aircraft.
 

31-7-1970
USN Crusader RF-8G, BuNo 146866, VVFP-63. Ejection in US.
[crusader book]
 

31-Jul-70 Lt. Cdr. R.L. White   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
01-Aug-70     USN F-8 Crusader   M-B NK    
03-Aug-70 Classified         M-B      
10-Aug-70 Capt. J.Dalton   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
10-Aug-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
10-Aug-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
10-Aug-70 Capt. Flynn   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
11-Aug-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
11-Aug-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
11-Aug-70 Capt. I.Iverson   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
11-Aug-70 MAJ G.Thompson   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
11-Aug-70 PR.Lt. M. Brinbo   Den F100   M-B OC    

12-8-1970
USN Crusader F-8H, BuNo 148660, VF-162, CVS-38. Ejection area unknown.

[crusader book]

12-8-1970
RAF Lightning F.6 XS893/G of 74 Sqdn abandoned and crashed into the sea off Tengah, when the
port u/c leg failed to lock down. (This was SOP) on Lightnings). Pilot ejected and was rescued
safely.
& [barg au/88/90] & [bmal/175] & [bmalog/30]
 

12-Aug-70 Classified         M-B      
12-Aug-70 Cdr. M. Wright   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
12-Aug-70 Flg. Off. M.Rigg   RAF light   M-B OC    
20-Aug-70 MAJ C. Fairchild   USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
20-Aug-70 Capt. D.Flynn   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B EA    


21-8-1970
USN A-6 Intruder. Lt. A. Prydybasz ans Lt. L. Roberts ejected.
[sj./2854&2855]

 

21-Aug-70 Lt. A. Prydybasz   USN Intruder   M-B OC    
21-Aug-70 Lt. L. Roberts   USN Intruder   M-B OC    
25-Aug-70 O.Lt. G. Grosklos   GerN  F-104    M-B OC    
25-Aug-70 O.Lt. U. Otto   GerN  F-104    M-B OC    

26-8-1970
RN Sea Vixen 2 XN686. Pilot Flt. Lt. R.H.G. Statham (Graduate No.28 FW Course) A Sqn. A. &
A.E.E. Acceptance test flight.
During low speed engine handling tests at 135kt and 5,000ft control was lost whilst the pilot was
concentrating on setting up the port engine for a slam acceleration test from 60%. The aircraft
entered a spin with insufficient height to recover. Both crew ejectedv successfully and the aircraft
crashed in open ground south of Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
2 minor injuries
[dcw]

 

26-Aug-70 Flt. Lt. R. Statham   Civ Sea Vixen   M-B OC    
26-Aug-70 Flt. Lt. D. Allardyce   Civ Sea Vixen   M-B OC    
30-Aug-70 Lt. E. Christensen   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    

31-8-1970
RN Buccaneer S2 XT282/E102 of 800 Sqn. Crashed into the Moray Firth nineteen miles off
Lossiemouth, Morayshire after the crew ejected following hydraulic failure.
[bmal/175] & [bmalog/30]
 

31-Aug-70 S.Lt. A. Leeming   RN Buccaneer   M-B OC    
31-Aug-70 Flg. Off. J.Waimesley   RN Buccaneer   M-B OC    

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

4-9-1970
USN Crusader F-8H, BuNo 148699, VF-124. Ejection in US.
[crusader book]
 

04-Sep-70 Lt. S. Lambert   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
08-Sep-70 1.Lt. P.Farmer   USMC  Cougar   M-B OC    


9-9-1970
USN Crusader F-8K, BuNo 146951, VF-202. Ejection in US. This was the first ejection after the
reorganisation of the Naval Air Reserve [1-9-1970], establishing squadrons in two designated
carrier wings. Reorganisation came as a result of the poor showing during 1968 Pueblo Crisis call
up.
[crusader book]
 

10-Sep-70 Capt. J.McElroy    USMC  Cougar   M-B NK    
14-Sep-70 LTC.Bertele   Italy  F-104    M-B OC    
14-Sep-70 Lt. D. J. Lortscher   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
14-Sep-70 Lt.JG J. Anderson   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
15-Sep-70 1.Lt. E. F. Mares   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    


17-9-1970
RAF Jet Provost T5 XW297/59 of 1 FTS. Crashed at Kipling Coates, Yorks. The pilot ejected
safely.
[bmal/175]
 

17-Sep-70 Flg. Off. Wilkins   RAF Jet Provost   M-B OC    


19-9-1970
Lightning T.4 XM990 C/n 95078 of 226 OCU suffered a control failure during the Battle of Britain
display at Coltishall and during an attempted diversion to Wattisham it entered an uncontrollable
roll. The crew, Flt. Lts. Fuller and Sumskin, ejected safely. The aircraft crashed into a wood at
South Walsham, Norfolk.
[barg/r n/155] & [bmal/176] & [bmalog/30]
20-9-1970
USN A-6 Intruder. LtJg T. Connelly and Lt. L. Boaz ejected.
[sj./2873 & 2874]
 

19-Sep-70 Flt. Lt. A. Fuller    RAF Lightning   M-B OC    
19-Sep-70 Flt. Lt. Simms   RAF Lightning   M-B OC    
20-Sep-70 Lt.JG T.Connelly   USN.  Intruder   M-B OC    
20-Sep-70 Lt. L. Boaz   USN Intruder   M-B OC    
22-Sep-70 1.Lt. W. Isbell   USMC  F-4 Phantom     M-B OC    
22-Sep-70 Capt. M. Pierson   USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    

 

This is an ejection that happened on September 21 or 22 (have to recheck) 1970.  

It was from a Mk 9 Hunter and was just after the hijacking of three aircraft to Dawson’s Field in Jordan and the Syrians

and Palestinians forces invaded from the north.

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

6-10-1970
RAF Harrier GR1 XV796/J of 1 Sqn. crashed in flames near Ouston, County Durham,
Northumberland. Pilot ejected following a flame out.
[FI 20-1-71 p109] & [bmal/176] & [bmalog/30]

 

06-Oct-70 OE2 J.Perron    FrN F-8Crusader   M-B OC    
06-Oct-70 Flt. Lt. N.Wharton   RAF  Harr   M-B OC    
08-Oct-70 Baty ???   Fr AF  Mirage      M-B NK    
12-Oct-70 MAJ W. A. Fall      USAF  F-4 Phantom     M-B OC    
12-Oct-70 ???IM M. Quarantelli    Civ   F-104    M-B OC    
14-Oct-70 Capt. G. Joubert   SA Buccaneer   M-B OC    
15-Oct-70 Classified         M-B      

21-10-1970
USN Crusader F-8H, BuNo 148643, VF-162, CVS-38. Ejection area unknown.
[crusader book]

 

21-Oct-70 Lt. H.Kesler   USN F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
21-Oct-70 Lt. Cdr. J.Berry   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
21-Oct-70 Lt.JG C.White   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
22-Oct-70 Lt. Loiseleux   Fr N F-8 Crusader   M-B OC    
22-Oct-70 Lt.COL D. Smith      USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
22-Oct-70 Lt. Hansen      USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
22-Oct-70 MAJ S.M.Shu????   RAF  Hunter   M-B NK    

28-10-1970
USN Crusader F-8J, BuNo 149202, VF-211, CVA-19. Ejection area unknown.
[crusader book]

28-Oct-70 A Lt. A.Bruce   Zimb Hunter   M-B OC    
29-Oct-70     USAF  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
30-Oct-70 MAJ Weidemann   GerAF  F-104    M-B OC    

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
02-Nov-70 S.Lt. Miarchi   Fr AF  Mirage   M-B OC    
04-Nov-70 Lt. L. G. Lewis   USN Cougar   M-B OC    
04-Nov-70 Lt.JG Phelps   USN Cougar   M-B OC    
05-Nov-70     Iran  ????   M-B OC    
05-Nov-70 M. Amiri    Iran F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
09-Nov-70 Flg. Off. M.R.Lythgoe   RN Buccaneer   M-B OC    
11-Nov-70 Capt. J.M.Jones   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
11-Nov-70 Capt. D.C.Allen   USAF F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
13-Nov-70 Flg. Off. G.M.Hamlyn   RN Sea Vixen   M-B OC    

13-11-1970
RAF Gnat T1 XR994 of Red Arrows. Suffered engine failure and crashed while on approach to
,Kemble, Gloucestershire. Pilot ejected safely.
[bmal/176] & bmalog/30]

14-11-1970
USN Crusader RF-8G, BuNo 145624, VFP-63, CVA-34. Ejection area unknown.
[crusader book]
 

14-Nov-70 Lt. G.Geigel   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
14-Nov-70 Lt. J.Hummell   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
16-Nov-70 Lt. L. Milam   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
16-Nov-70 Lt. R. Griesser   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
18-Nov-70 Lt. D.G.Matthews   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
18-Nov-70 Lt. J.Kerr   USN F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    



20-11-1970 [two possible - both fatal]
RCAF F-101 Voodoo BuNo. 59-0460 [CAF 17460] from No.410 Sqn. at Cold Lake Pilot and RO
both killed. Aircrfat like other Canadian F-101's were still fitted with Webber ejection seat, non
zero-zero. Loss of crew attributed in some way to the continuing use of an outdated seat.
[f-101, p. 160]
 

20-Nov-70 Lt.JG Rasmussen   USN Coug   M-B OC    
25 11-1970  Lt. S.T.Nolen   USMC  F-4 Phantom    M-B OC    
25-Nov-70 1.Lt. R. Reid   USMC  F-4 Phantom   M-B OC    
26-Nov-70 CMDT Phelut   Fr AF  Mirage   M-B OC    
26-Nov-70 Sgt. Desborde   Fr AF  Mirage   M-B OC    
29-Nov-70 Cdr. J. OKelley   USN L.T1A   M-B OC    
29-Nov-70 Cdr. F.Dunbar   USN LTIA    M-B OC    

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
01-Dec-70 M.S.Linn   USN  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
01-Dec-70 Flg. Off. Evans   RAF Buccaneer   M-B OC    
01-Dec-70 Flt. Lt. Ecles   RAF  Buccaneer   M-B OC    
02-Dec-70 Capt. D.Boulet   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
02-Dec-70 Capt. Robinson   USAF  F-4 Phantom   M-B NK    
08-Dec-70 Flg. Off. Warren   RAF Buccaneer   M-B OC    
08-Dec-70 Classified