buno var modex action soc socco cust custloc socloc rank name status comm
142127 A-4P C-216 27-Jul-70 27-Jul-70
Arg. Argentina

unknown Gary Verver: OA Damaged 55%. Jim Winchester.
142701 A-4P C-211 13-Nov-71 13-Nov-71
Arg. Argentina San Luis
unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
142893 A-4P C-211 5-Sep-72 5-Sep-72
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
142911 A-4P C-249 25-Jun-73 25-Jun-73
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester. Pitch-Up loss of control.
142830 A-4P C-238 14-Aug-74 14-Aug-74
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
142128 A-4P C-210 25-Oct-74 25-Oct-74
Arg. Argentina Sante Fe
unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
148612 A-4C C-308 29-Sep-76 29-Sep-76
Arg. Argentina San Juan
unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
148435 A-4C C-306 13-Jul-78 13-Jul-78
Arg. Argentina Mendoza
unknown OA
142734 A-4P C-229 18-Jul-78 18-Jul-78
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA
142859 A-4P C-241 31-Oct-78 31-Oct-78
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA
142866 A-4P C-243 27-Dec-78 27-Dec-78
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot okay. Jim Winchester.
142796 A-4P C-220 6-Mar-79 6-Mar-79
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Damaged 40%. Jim Winchester.
148531 A-4C C-315 9-Jul-80 9-Jul-80
Arg. Argentina Moron
unknown OA Pilot ejected. Jim Winchester.
149642 A-4C C-320 11-Dec-80 11-Dec-80
Arg. Argentina Mendoza
unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
148467 A-4Q C-323 1-Jan-81 1-Jan-81
Arg. Argentina Mendoza
unknown OA Crashed 09 mmm 1981. Jim Winchester.
148517 A-4C C-311 19-Aug-81 19-Aug-81
Arg. Argentina Mendoza
unknown OA Pilot ejected. Jim Winchester.
142099 A-4P C-218 19-Oct-81 19-Oct-81
Arg. Argentina San Luis
unknown OA Pilot okay. Jim Winchester.
142902 A-4P C-247 15-Dec-81 15-Dec-81
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot okay. Jim Winchester.
142736 A-4P C-230 21-Sep-82 21-Sep-82
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
142914 A-4P C-250 12-Nov-82 12-Nov-82
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
142110 A-4P C-223 23-Oct-84 23-Oct-84
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA Pilot okay. Jim Winchester.
142104 A-4P C-227 3-Aug-87 3-Aug-87
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA
142416 A-4P C-219 8-Sep-87 8-Sep-87
Arg. Argentina

unknown OA
148556 A-4C C-318 2-Dec-87 2-Dec-87
Arg. Argentina Villa Reynolds
unknown OA Pilot ejected. Jim Winchester.
147765 A-4C C-312 1-Oct-91 1-Oct-91
Arg. Argentina Villa Reynolds
unknown OA Pilot ejected. Jim Winchester.
148559 A-4C C-324 10-Dec-97 10-Dec-97
Arg. Argentina Villa Reynolds
unknown OA Pilot ejected. Jim Winchester.
142421 A-4P C-203 1-Aug-66 8-Aug-66
Arg. Argentina Olathe Capt. Rodrigues
Capt. Jose Luis Rodrigues ejected safely from his Argentine A4B Skyhawk before it crashed and burned in an open field a mile north of NAS Olathe, KS. Rodrigues had been practicing touch and go landings and was approaching the base for another landing when the faltering Skyhawk crashed. Lawrence Journal-World, Tuesday, August 2, 1966.
142098 A-4P C-216 31-May-68 31-May-68
Arg. Argentina V° Brigada Aerea Capt. Destri
Capt. Destri ejected. Collided with C-217 near Luis Palacious y Aidao.
142747 A-4P C-217 31-May-68 31-May-68
Arg. Argentina V° Aerial Brigade Capt. Iananello
Capt. A. Iananello okay. Collided with C-216 near Luis Palacious y Aidao.
142799 A-4P C-201 27-Jul-77 27-Jul-77
Arg. Argentina San Luis Tte. Gonzalez
Tte. J. Gonzalez ejected safely and his aircraft crashed near Chalanta. Jim Winchester.
142129 A-4P C-213 1-Jul-80 1-Jul-80
Arg. Argentina
Alf. Ibarlucea
Alf. Ibarlucea ejected safely and the aircraft crashed at Soldasla Hill Inti Huasi. Jim Winchester.
148452 A-4C C-307 18-Feb-82 18-Feb-82
Arg. Argentina

unknown
Crashed 30km west of IV BA. Pilot killed. Jim Winchester.
142765 A-4P C-235 12-Jul-83 12-Jul-83
Arg. Argentina Buenos Aires
Botana
Pilot Alf. A. Botana ejected safely when A-4P C-235 crashed near Denney (Buenos Aires)
142760 A-4P C-234 31-Oct-84 31-Oct-84
Arg. Argentina Cordoba
Elias
Alf. R. Elias ejected safely with some injuries when his A-4P C-234 crashed near Estancia San Migue (Cordoba)
142788 A-4P C-237 19-Nov-84 19-Nov-84
Arg. Argentina Cordoba
Janer
Alf. J.J. Janer ejected safely when his A-4P C-237 crashed 18 miles of Vicuna Mackena (Cordoba)
142784 A-4P C-236 4-Oct-88 4-Oct-88
Arg. Argentina El Cuy
unknown
unknown pilot ejected with minor injuries. Crashed near El Cuy (Rio Negro)
142684 A-4P C-209 23-Jun-94 23-Jun-94
Arg. Argentina Salta
unknown
unknown pilot survived without injuries after a crash landing at 3,000 ft. in Salta.
147741 A-4C C-321 10-Mar-95 10-Mar-95
Arg. Argentina Villa Reynolds
unknown
Pilot ejected, but killed due to seat failure. Jim Reynolds.
158167 A-4M C-906 6-Jul-05 6-Jul-05
Arg. Argentina
Tte. Flores
1er. Tte. Horacio Martín Flores, 29, was killed near Justo Daract, San Luis Province, while on a training flight.
159783 A-4M C-936 24-Aug-05 24-Aug-05
Arg. Argentina

unknown
unknown pilot ejected safely during a maintenance flight near Río Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
153531 OA-4AR C-902 13-Feb-13 13-Feb-13
Arg. Argentina Santiago de Estero Mayo Machado
Mayo David Machado and First Lieutenant Esteban Bossi ejected safely when OA-4AR C-902 lost power and crashed while landing at the military airport of Santiago de Estero, Argentina during a routine training flight. Two pilots ejected safety. Today, in Santiago del Estero province, Argentina, an OA-4AR crashed near the airport. Apparently fire in the engine was the motive to the crash. The airplane was the serial C-902. From Carlos A. Garcia, 14 February 2013.
145025 A-4Q 3-A-313 23-Sep-75 23-Sep-75
Arg. Navy Argentina 25 de Mayo Tte. Alvarado
Tte. de Navio C. Sánchez Alvarado ejected after catapult from aircraft-carrier "25 de Mayo"
145004 A-4Q 3-A-311 18-Jul-77 18-Jul-77
Arg. Navy Argentina

Czar
CC J. Czar ejected safely with some injuries and his plane crashed near Río Gallegos airport.
144929 A-4Q 3-A-305 22-May-86 22-May-86
Arg. Navy Argentina Espora Teniente Plá
Teniente de Fragata José Plá ejected safely when A-4Q 3-A-305 crashed near Cmdte. Espora naval base
145128 A4D-2N N132AT 8-Jul-10 8-Jul-10
ATAC civ. NV N/A unknown
unknown pilot ejected safely following an engine failure at take-off from NAS Fallon NV. At the time it was leased to "ATAC". This "Lima" was a restored a/c formerly allocated to Malaysia but never delivered. According to the pilot, he entered a right-hand climbing turn after departure and the engine experienced a loss of thrust. The pilot reversed direction and attempted to land on the runway in the opposite direction, but the airplane was too low and slow to make it back to the runway. He elected to steer the airplane in the direction of an empty field and successfully ejected. The operator reported that their post accident examination of the engine determined that the protective coating on the turbine blades and stators had degraded. This degradation led to the eventual failure of the stator vanes and then the turbine blades. They could not establish the exact reason for the degradation of the protective coating. NTSB
159523 A-4N N263WL 10-May-03 10-May-03
ATSI civ. UT N/A Kenny
Philip Steven Kenny, 42, ejected from the airplane, but the ejection seat system malfunctioned and the pilot was fatally injured. It was descending over the Great Salt Lake for landing at Hill Air Force Base when the engine ingested a bird. Subsequently the engine was heavily FOD damaged, and the turbine section was melted. The airplane impacted the lake. NTSB
154202 A-4F
22-Feb-77 22-Feb-77 1SO BA Pensacola CA Lt. Kraft
Lt. Nile Kraft, 29, was killed Tuesday during a low-level practice maneuver at the Naval Parachute Test Range (Plaster City, 11 miles west of) El Centro, CA, where the Blue Angels are training for the 1977 air shows. Daily Leader, Pontiac, IL, Wed.,Feb.23, '77; The Cumberland News, Cumberland, MD, Wednesday, February 23, 1977 and Pacific Stars and Stripes, Fri., Feb. 25, 1977.
155056 A-4F 6 7-Nov-78 7-Nov-78 1SO BA Pensacola CA Lt. Curtin
Lt. Michael R. Curtin was killed when he crashed at NAS Miramar while practicing rolls for a weekend air show and was about 50 feet above the runway when the plane crashed Tuesday. The Stars and Stripes, Friday, November 10, 1978 and The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Wed., Nov. 8, 1978.
154177 A-4F 5 15-May-80 15-May-80 1SO BA Pensacola PR Lt. Ross
Lt. Jim Ross was unhurt following a fuel line fire during show. Crash landed into swamp near NAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. The two solo aircraft crossed over the runway and observers saw a big belch of fire blow off the hell hole door. The pilot made an immediate landing at over 200 knots went off the end of the runway and into a mangrove swamp. From Jim Winchester.
154975 A-4F
22-Feb-82 22-Feb-82 1SO BA El Centro CA LCdr. Powrie
LCdr. Stu Powrie, 34, was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed in the Imperial Valley desert near the Salton Sea following the completion of a maneuver called "the clean loop-dirty loop." Pharos Tribune, Logansport, IN, Tuesday, February 23, 1982.
154992 A-4F 6 13-Jul-85 13-Jul-85 1SO BA Pensacola NY Lt. Caputi
LCdr. Mike Gershon killed, Lt. Andy Caputi ejected, mid-air collision with 155029 at the top of a loop near Niagra Falls, NY airport. One crashed on the airport grounds, and the other came down in a nearby automobile junkyard. Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg, VA., Monday, July 15, 1985
155029 A-4F 5 13-Jul-85 13-Jul-85 1SO BA Pensacola NY LCdr. Gershon
LCdr. Mike Gershon killed, Lt. Andy Caputi ejected, mid-air collision with 154922 at the top of a loop near Niagra Falls, NY airport. One crashed on the airport grounds, and the other came down in a nearby automobile junkyard. Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg, VA., Monday, July 15, 1985
147725 A4D-2N
29-Jul-60 8-Aug-60 1JA1 BAR FR El Segundo TX Chief Hornichel
Chief Robert Hornichel Sr. (35) of Oceana (NAS Norfolk) was killed Friday when his A4D crashed at Ft Bliss, TX while on a delivery flight from the factory to the east coast. Hornichel was making an approach to an El Paso airport when his plane rolled to the side, lost altitude, crashed and skidded through a barricade and shed and exploded. Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA., Saturday, July 30, 1960.
145010 A-4Q 3-A-312 21-May-82 21-May-82
CANA 3 Argentina Falkland Tte. Arca
Tte. Navio Jose Cesar Arca ejected safely. Unable to lower landing gear after damaged by cannon of Sea Harrier XZ457 and by AAA from HMS Ardent.
144983 A-4Q 3-A-307 21-May-82 21-May-82
CANA 3 Argentina Falklands Capt. Corbeta
Alberto Philippi de Corbeta ejected safely when his plane was shot down over the San Carlos area.
145050 A-4Q 3-A-314 21-May-82 21-May-82
CANA 3 Argentina Falkland Tte. Marquez
Tte. Fragata Marcelo Marquez KIA. Shot down near Swan Island in Falkland Sound by cannon of XZ500.
144983 A-4Q 3-A-307 21-May-82 21-May-82
CANA 3 Argentina Falkland Capt. Phillipi
Capt. De Corbeta Alberto Phillipi ejected safely. Shot down near Swan Island in Falkland Sound by AIM-9L Sidewinder from Sea Harrier XZ457.
142191 A4D-1 N444AV 4-Jun-87 4-Jun-87
civ. Mojave CA N/A Neely
Raymond Guy Neely (40) former USMC pilot was killed Thursday when his A-4 crashed 75 miles north of Los Angeles while filming a commercial for Japanese television. Milwaukee Journal, Friday, June 5, 1987. The airplane entered a shallow descent and rolled into inverted flight. The left wing struck the ground, while inverted, and the airplane began to cartwheel. NTSB
142232 A4D-1
5-Sep-57 5-Sep-57 1LA1 Douglas El Segundo CA
unknown OD
137815 YA4D-1
13-Jan-55 13-Jan-55 1KA2 Douglas El Segundo CA N/A Verdin
James B. Verdin was killed when chute failed to open following ejection near Victorville, CA.
150595 A-4C C-313 9-May-82 9-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Casco
Primer Tte. Jorge Eduardo Casco KIA. Crashed into high ground NW of South Jason Island. Possibly damaged by Sea Darts from HMS Coventry or crashed in bad weather.
149526 A-4C C-303 9-May-82 9-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Farias
Primer Tte. Jorge Ricardo Farias MIA. Jim Winchester. Probably crashed into the sea NW of West Falkland. Possibly damaged by Sea Darts from HMS Coventry or crashed in bad weather.
147747 A-4C C-309 21-May-82 21-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Lopez
Primer Tte. Néstor Edgardo Lopez KIA when he ejected at low altitude. Shot down by AIM-9L Sidewinder from XZ492 over Christmas Harbour. Jim Winchester.
149585 A-4C C-325 21-May-82 21-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Capt. Manzotti
Capt. Daniel Fernando Manzotti KIA. Shot down by AIM-9L Sidewinder from Sea Harrier XZ492 over Christmas Harbour. Jim Winchester.
148562 A-4C C-305 24-May-82 24-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Bono
Primer Tte. Jorge Alberto Bono KIA. Damaged by gunfire and shrapnel over San Carlos Water. Crashed in King George Water.
149618 A-4C C-304 25-May-82 25-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Maj. Garcia
Mayor Jorge Osvaldo Garcia ejected but not recovered. Damaged over San Carlos Water and then brought down north east of Pebble Island by Sea Dart fired by HMS Coventry. Jim Winchester. His body was found more than a year later in his survival raft when it washed ashore on Golding Island.
148533 A-4C C-319 25-May-82 25-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Tte. Lucero
Tte. Lucero ejected and was recovered by HMS Fearless. Destroyed over San Carlos Water by a variety of weapons including small arms fire. Jim Winchester.
148450 A-4C C-310 30-May-82 30-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Capt. Castillo
Capt. Omar Jesus Castillo KIA. Shot down by Sea Dart fired by HMS Exeter off East Falkland. Jim Winchester.
147714 A-4C C-301 30-May-82 30-May-82
Grupo 4 Argentina Falkland Capt. Vazquez
Capt. José Daniel Vazquez KIA. Shot down by Sea Dart from HMS Exeter. Jim Winchester. Four Argentine Air Force Escuadron I Grupo 4 Skyhawks with 500 lb. bombs attack what they believe was the the HMS Invincible. However what they find is the HMS Avenger and the nearby HMS Exeter. Exeter shoots down two Grupo 4 Skyhawks using Sea Dart Missiles.
142901 A-4P C-246 12-May-82 12-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Capt. Bustos
Capt. Manuel Oscar Bustos KIA. Shot down off Stanley by Sea Wolf from HMS Brilliant.
142910 A-4P C-248 12-May-82 12-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Capt. Gavazzi
Capt. Fausto Gavazzi KIA. Shot down over Goose Green by own AA fire (2.25 pm). Jim Winchester.
142139 A-4P C-208 12-May-82 12-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Ibarlucea
Primer Tte. Jorge Rubén Ibarlucea KIA. Shot down off Stanley by Sea Wolf from HMS Brilliant.
142762 A-4P C-206 12-May-82 12-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Nivoli
Primer Tte. Mario Victor Nivoli killed. Hit sea trying to evade missile.
142862 A-4P C-242 23-May-82 23-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Capt. Guadagnini
Capt. Luciano Guadagnini KIA. Shot down over San Carlos Water by unknown SAM.
142883 A-4P C-244 25-May-82 25-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Maj. Palaver
Mayor Hugo Angel Palaver KIA. Shot down north of Pebble Island by Sea Dart fired by HMS Coventry. Jim Winchester.
142102 A-4P C-215 27-May-82 27-May-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Tte. Velasco
Tte. Mariano A. Velasco ejected safely. Damaged over San Carlos Water by 40mm Bofors from HMS Intrepid and crashed near Port Howard.
142090 A-4P C-226 8-Jun-82 8-Jun-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Primer Tte. Arraras
Primer Tte. Juan José Arraras KIA. Shot down by AIM-9L Sidewinder from Sea Harrier ZA177. Jim Winchester.
142126 A-4P C-204 8-Jun-82 8-Jun-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Tte. Bolzan
Tte. Danilo Rubén Bolzan KIA and the aircraft crashed into the sand dunes on Lafonia Beach. Shot down by AIM-9L from Sea Harrier XZ499.
142728 A-4P C-228 8-Jun-82 8-Jun-82
Grupo 5 Argentina Falkland Tte. Vazquez
Tte. Alfredo Jorge Alberto Vazquez KIA after he ejected and was last seen with his chute on fire. Shot down by AIM-9L Sidewinder from Sea Harrier ZA177.
153511 TA-4F TM- 11-Apr-68 11-Apr-68 1S H&MS-11 Da Nang VTNAM Col. Frey
Col. L.T. Frey & Maj. D.F. Newon rescued by a USMC helicopter. Lost to small arms fire while attacking an enemy village seven miles S od DaNang.
153523 TA-4F TM- 1-Oct-68 1-Oct-68 1SA H&MS-11 Da Nang VTNAM Capt. Spaith
Capt. James A. "Spot" Spaith (USMC) & 1stLt. U.S. "Sam" Grant (USMC) safely ejected and were rescued by the USS Towers, DDG-9, after their Skyhawk was hit by ground fire during artillery spotting mission for the USS New Jersey, the 902nd air loss of the war over the north. The Times, San Mateo, CA, Wednesday, October 2, 1968.
153501 TA-4F TM- 13-Dec-68 13-Dec-68 1SO H&MS-11 Da Nang SEA LCol. Smith
LCol. R.N. Smith and Maj. J.T. Smith both ejected successfully and rescued. Aircraft lost after night TPQ mission - suffered generator failure followed by loss of canopy.
154299 TA-4F TM-3 9-Apr-69 9-Apr-69 1S H&MS-11 Da Nang VTNAM Maj. Meicznikowski
Maj. Robert S. Meicznikowski & Capt. James C. Buffington rescued, lost to AAA
154621 TA-4F TM-5 27-Dec-69 27-Dec-69 1S H&MS-11 Da Nang SEA Maj. Lewis
Maj. Richard E. Lewis & 1st Lt. Paul E. Phillips ejected and were rescued by a helicopter near Ban Kate in southern Laos after their FAC Skyhawk was hit by 23mm ground fire during a Steel Tiger mission.
154646 TA-4F TM-1 11-Jul-70 11-Jul-70 1S H&MS-11 Da Nang SEA Capt. Rasmussen
Capt. R.T. Rasmussen & 1st Lt. W.W. Mills ejected and were rescued six hours later by a USAF SAR helicopter. Lost to small arms fire while marking a target in the A Shau Valley.
154302 TA-4F TM-8 8-Sep-70 8-Sep-70 1S H&MS-11 Da Nang Da Nang 1st Lt. Higgins
1st Lt. Higgins ejected successfully and was rescued. Fuel system malfunction on test flight from Da Nang and the engine flamed out.
151201 A-4E WA 20-Jun-66 20-Jun-66 1S H&MS-12 Chu Lai SEA N/A N/A
refueling hose ruptured and destroyed in ensuing fire.
153499 TA-4F WA- 29-Sep-67 29-Sep-67 1S H&MS-12 Chu Lai SEA Maj. Starnes
Maj. Cullen G. Starnes was killed and co-pilot Capt Michael Pool was injured after ejecting at Chu Lai east field. Landed short which ripped off the landing gear when they returned from a training hop.
153487 TA-4F WA-09 25-Feb-75 25-Feb-75 1SO H&MS-12 Iwakuni Japan Col. Barlow
Col. G.H. Barlow was killed and Maj. Roy J. Stocking, Jr. ejected safely when their TA-4 Skyhawk crashed into the inland sea Tuesday afternoon about one mile from Iwakuni while on a on a pilot qualification mission. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Thursday, Feb. 27, 1975. On 25 February 1975 a TA-4F belonging to H&MS-12 and piloted by Major R. J. Stocking and Colonel G. H. Barlow sustained ALPHA damage when the pilot encountered control problems. Colonel Barlow sustained fatal injuries after ejecting from the aircraft. From 1st MAW Command Chronology for Jan-Jun 1975.
154304 TA-4F YU- 28-Oct-68 28-Oct-68 1SA H&MS-13 Chu Lai SEA Capt. Connor
Capt. Charles R. Connor & Lt. William Ernest Ricker killed, disappeared on flight from Hue to Chu Lai
154620 TA-4F YU- 22-Nov-72 22-Nov-72 1SO H&MS-13 El Toro CA Maj. Ezell
Maj. J.B. Ezell, 36, and Capt. Kenneth C. Crouch, 30, are missing and presumed dead after their TA-4 jet crashed in the Pacific Ocean 40 miles south of San Clemente while on a routine training flight from El Toro. The Arizona Republic, Sat., Dec. 2, 1972.
152857 TA-4F YU- 22-Mar-73 22-Mar-73 1SO H&MS-13 El Toro CA Capt. Brooks
Capt. Ron R. Brooks, 28, and 1st Lt. David C. Wood, 27, ejected safely from their TA-4 Skyhawk Thursday when it missed the arresting cable on landing at MAS El Toro, veered off the runway and crashed into some bleachers and was destroyed. Independent, Long Beach, CA, Friday, Mar. 23, 1973.
154309 TA-4F YU-5 16-May-74 16-May-74 1SO H&MS-13 El Toro CA Capt. Hayes
Capt. W.T. Hayes, 29, and his observer Cpl. T.J. Crawford, 20, ejected safely when their TA-4 Skyhawk crashed when it developed engine trouble and crashed about 120 yards from the El Toro base injuring nine persons on the ground when they were struck by flaming jet fuel and chunks of wreckage. Daily Facts, Redlands, CA, Saturday, May 18, 1974 and The Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, OH, Saturday, May 18, 1974.
154624 TA-4F YU- 15-Mar-86 15-Mar-86 1SO H&MS-13 El Toro CA Maj. Chaffin
Maj. Thomas E. Chaffin, 39, and Maj. Benjamin L. Williams, 41, ejected safely when their OA-4 Skyhawk crashed in a cow pasture and burst into flames near a Saddleback Valley apartment complex on approach to MCAS El Toro. The Orange County Register, March 16, 1986.
154637 TA-4F CN- 8-Feb-69 8-Feb-69 1S H&MS-14 Cherry Point

unknown OM
142117 A4D-2 CN 12-Oct-58 24-Oct-58 1AA1 H&MS-14 Edenton CA
unknown PM unknown pilot was fatally burned Sunday night (7 p.m.) when his A4D rammed an obstruction on the MCAS El Toro airfield and a wing tank exploded when he and another plane stopped at El Toro to refuel while on a cross country flight from NAAS Edenton, NC. Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Monday, October 13, 1958.
154627 TA-4F CN- 10-Aug-71 14-Aug-71 1S H&MS-14 Cherry Point NC Maj. Morgan
Maj. James Morgan and Maj. William Wilson have been missing since shortly after their TA-4F took off from Cherry Point Tuesday on a routine training mission. The Bee, Danville, VA, Saturday, Aug. 14, 1971.
150597 A-4C YV- 5-Jun-63 5-Jun-63 1AA2 H&MS-15 El Toro CA LCol. Brandon
Lawrence H. Brandon ejected successfully at 25,000' during an in-flight fire. His Skyhawk crashed near Julian, CA. Independent, Thursday, June 6, 1963. LCol Lawrence H. Brandon, 42, H&MS-15 CO, ejected successfully from his A-4C Skyhawk at 25,000' during an in-flight fire that started in a mountainous area about 50 miles east of San Diego. His Skyhawk crashed near Julian, CA. Pasadena Independent, Thursday, June 6, 1963.
153508 TA-4F YV-03 26-May-72 26-May-72 1SO H&MS-15 Iwakuni SEA Capt. Ransbottom
Capt. William E. Ransbottom & CWO2 Bruce Edward Boltze ejected 10 miles SE of Da Nang and were rescued. Lost to SAM SA-7 as they pulled up through 4,500 feet after strafing a tank about 15 miles NW of Hue.
154642 TA-4F EW- 25-Jun-69 25-Jun-69 1S H&MS-24 Kaneohe HI Maj. Olsen
Maj. C. B. Olsen, 37, and Maj. P.L. Elliott, 37, ejected safely before their TA-4 crashed into Kaneohe Bay about two miles out while on approach to MCAS Kaneohe. New Castle News, Thursday, June 26, 1969.
154643 TA-4F EW-24 14-Mar-79 14-Mar-79 1SO H&MS-24 Kaneohe HI Maj. Matzko
Maj. Dean H. Matzko, 31, was killed when his engine failed on takeoff ... The pilot of a Marine jet trainer that crashed in waters off MCAS Kaneohe has been identified as Maj. Dean H. Mazko, 31, of Philadelphia. Doylestown Intelligencer Friday, 16 March 1979, Doylestown, PA. The bird was down for a tail pipe clamp and everyone was getting anxious because it was down a long time. I worked NORS (Non-Operational Ready Supply) for MAG-24 Group Supply at the time and found several. Four came in the same day. I carried one of the four to the maintenance folks who installed it immediately. The bird went up and came around for a touch and go on the flight line. As he climbed from the touch the bird split in two and crashed into the ocean, not the bay. The investigation placed the burden upon the tail pipe clamp. From Spencer Sikder.
152860 TA-4F EX- 25-Nov-78 25-Nov-78 1SO H&MS-31 Beaufort

unknown OM
154629 TA-4F EX- 3-May-80 3-May-80 1SO H&MS-31 Beaufort

unknown OM
154321 TA-4F EX- 23-Aug-82 23-Aug-82 1SO H&MS-31 Beaufort NC
unknown OM unknown crew injured, hit the water near Beaufort, NC
154640 TA-4F EX- 17-Mar-87 17-Mar-87 1SO H&MS-31 Beaufort SC Capt. Matheney
Capt. Mike "Martini" Matheney, USMC and LCdr. David A. Kallman, USNR, ejected safely in the warning area SE of NBC and were recovered by SAR Helo when the engine failed during a dissimilar ACM hop vs. a pair of Hornets. From Patrick W. Lappert, MD, 17 March 2016. Unknown crew ejected safely when their Marine jet went down in the Atlantic off the coast of Hilton Head Island Tuesday and were rescued by a helicopter from MCAS Beaufort. Aiken Standard, Aiken, SC, Wednesday, March 18, 1987.
145039 A4D-2 DA-403 3-Jan-64 3-Jan-64 16A1 H&MS-32 Quonset Point Essex N/A N/A
With H&MS-32 Det. 1 (DA-403) was damaged beyond repair when a mast on board the Essex (CVS 9) collapsed on it after the carrier encountered a storm in the North Atlantic while returning from a cruise to the Mediterranean Sea, 17 December 1963.
152851 TA-4F DA- 15-Jul-72 15-Jul-72 1S H&MS-32 Beaufort AZ Capt. Vickery
Capt. Dennis W. Vickery, 27, was killed last Saturday when a TA-4F he was piloting crashed near Williams, AZ while on a flight from Luke AFB to MCAS Yuma. Co-pilot, 1st. Lt. James E. Wilson, 24, ejected safely. Both were stationed at MCAS Beaufort, SC. The Victoria Advocate, Friday, July 21, 1972. Following a low-level navigation flight with two A-4M Skyhawks the flight headed for a local military airfield. At this time an A-4M was in the lead at 500 feet altitude with the second A-4M 2,000 feet behind and stepped up and the TA-4F to the left and in trail of the leader. The second A-4M started to cross to the left of the lead and accelerated to facilitate join-up prior to proceeding to the airfield. The TA-4F's angle of bank was excessive and, as he passed behind the second A-4M, started to reverse the turn while still descending. The roll to the left continued to the near inverted position with positive G load applied. The pilot in the back asked "what the heck" and a snap roll to the right with full aft stick was executed in an attempt to recover. By this time the aircraft was approximately 200 feet AGL, in an incipient stall condition, still descending. The pilot in the back ejected at approximately 50 feet AGL with a sink rate of 100 to 200 feet per minute and the aircraft in a ten degree nose-up attitude. There was no apparent attempt to eject by the front seater. The aircraft impacted a wooded section of a hill and continued for 2,700 feet as it disintegrated. NAN, Pettibone, January 1973.
154625 TA-4F WM- 20-Oct-69 20-Oct-69 1S H&MS-33 El Toro CA LCol. Wright
LCol. Herbert L. Wright, 41, and Lt. Col. Jerry E. Kehrle, 37, ejected safely and were rescued five miles off the Orange County coast Monday after their TA-4F aircraft developed control difficulties. Redlands Daily Facts, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1969.
154644 TA-4F
3-Jul-70 3-Jul-70 1S H&MS-33 El Toro NV Capt. McComb
Capt. Stephen R. McComb, 27, and 1st Lt James P. Schwartz, 25, both stationed at MCAS El Toro, ejected safely Friday when their TA-4F crashed 30 miles northwest of Crystal Springs enroute from NAS Alameda to Buckley ANG Base in Colorado. Nevada State Journal, Saturday, July 4, 1970.
unknown A-4
28-Jul-69 28-Jul-69
IDF Israel

Ashkenazi
Nissim Ashkenazi POW, Egyptian SAM
unknown A-4E 207 2-Apr-71 2-Apr-71
IDF Israel

Gadot
Uri Gadot ejected safely above Tel Nof after an engine failure
155243 A-4H 03 18-Oct-73 18-Oct-73
IDF Israel

Kubik
Jacob Kubik was rescued, shot down by SAM or AAA
158726 A-4N 322 31-Oct-73 31-Oct-73
IDF Israel

unknown
shot down
unknown A-4E 875 13-Jan-74 13-Jan-74
IDF Israel

Shaul
Shaul recovered Collided with F-4E
unknown A-4N 317 14-Jul-74 14-Jul-74
IDF Israel

Yakir
Avraham Yakir killed, night flight, night vertigo.
unknown A-4N 347 12-Nov-74 12-Nov-74
IDF Israel

David
David recovered Generator failure
unknown A-4H 233 21-Jan-75 21-Jan-75
IDF Israel

Eliyahu
Menachem Eliyahu recovered landing gear problems
unknown TA-4J 732 29-Oct-75 29-Oct-75
IDF Israel

unknown
unknown, explosion
unknown A-4N 315 29-Feb-76 29-Feb-76
IDF Israel

Gerev
Moshe Gerev.
unknown TA-4H 549 6-Jul-76 6-Jul-76
IDF Israel

Baharav
Avraham Baharav killed, night vertigo after take-off from Hatzerim.
unknown A-4N 381 17-Dec-76 17-Dec-76
IDF Israel

Simon
Simon ejected safely and was recovered.
unknown A-4
7-Feb-77 7-Feb-77
IDF Israel

Cohen
Dov Cohen killed, crash at sea.
153470 TA-4F 166/566 8-Mar-77 8-Mar-77
IDF Israel

Cohen
Shai Cohen killed, stall and spiral spin. I received a response from the Assistant Air Attache at the Israel Embassy in Washington, D.C. to my letter concerning the TA-4F 153470 transferred to Israel in 1972, stating that it was #566 and crashed in 1977. From Bill Stein.
unknown A-4
24-Jun-77 24-Jun-77
IDF Israel

Shani
Avi Shani killed, mid-air col.
unknown A-4N 382 11-Dec-77 11-Dec-77
IDF Israel

Gershoni
Yariv Gershoni ejected safely, engine failure.
unknown A-4N 319 4-Jun-78 4-Jun-78
IDF Israel

Bina
Uriel Bina killed, collided with F-4E #680 in dogfight training.
unknown A-4
15-Jan-79 15-Jan-79
IDF Israel

unknown
pilot recovered. Bird ingested into engine
unknown A-4N 339 14-Oct-79 14-Oct-79
IDF Israel

Goldenberg
Lion Goldenberg killed.
unknown A-4N 388 15-Jan-80 15-Jan-80
IDF Israel

Eldar
Netanel Eldar killed.
unknown A-4N 355 18-Feb-80 18-Feb-80
IDF Israel

Erez
Eitan Erez killed, crashed into mountain while descending in clouds.
unknown A-4N 360 18-Feb-80 18-Feb-80
IDF Israel

Gordon
Yosef Gordon killed, crashed into mountain while descending in clouds.
unknown A-4
14-Sep-80 14-Sep-80
IDF Israel

unknown
unknown pilot ejected safely after his Skyhawk developed technical problems during a training flight Sunday and crashed into the Yokneam shopping center 15 miles SE of Haifa killing one women and injuring five. Lakeland Ledger, Monday, September 15, 1980.
unknown A-4E 879 18-Dec-80 18-Dec-80
IDF Israel

Glazer
Daniel Glazer killed, vertigo while towing target.
unknown A-4
1-Jan-81 1-Jan-81
IDF Israel
Maj. Eitan
Maj. Yoram Eitan was killed in a training accident in his Skyhawk plane in 1981.
unknown A-4N 348 29-Apr-81 29-Apr-81
IDF Israel

G
Ilan G recovered. collided with another A-4 (safely landed)
unknown A-4H 278 4-Oct-81 4-Oct-81
IDF Israel

Lev
Eddi Lev killed, mechanical failure, pilot couldn’t eject.
unknown TA-4 481 1-Nov-82 1-Nov-82
IDF Israel

Amir
Amir and Kremer recovered engine failure
unknown A-4N 374 1-May-83 1-May-83
IDF Israel 116 Sq.

Sharaqa
Shraqa ejected safely, collided with F-15D #957 106sq during a dog fight ripping off complete right wing of F-15, pilot Capt (res) Ziv Nedivi and navigator Maj, Yehoar Gal landed safely at Ramon.
unknown A-4N 403 4-May-83 4-May-83
IDF Israel

unknown
unknown pilot involuntarily ejected, but survived following a bird strike
unknown A-4
5-Feb-84 5-Feb-84
IDF Israel

Insler
Danny Insler killed.
unknown TA-4F 164 27-May-84 27-May-84
IDF Israel

Gury
Daniel Gury / Ilan Rozental KWF, fire caused by fuel leak.
unknown A-4F 607 11-Jul-84 11-Jul-84
IDF Israel

Wolfson
Benyamin Wolfson killed, probably vertigo.
unknown A-4N
15-Sep-85 15-Sep-85
IDF Israel

H
Lt. H was involuntarily ejected when he ran into a honey buzzard that was migrating south on September 15. It crashed through his front windshield and activated the ejection lever and he woke up on the ground with his parachute around him and a broken neck. New York Times, September 17, 1985.
unknown TA-4J 728 12-Aug-90 12-Aug-90
IDF Israel

unknown
unknown crew fate unknown, canopy blew off.
unknown A-4N 386 15-Nov-98 15-Nov-98
IDF Israel

unknown
unknown pilot recovered, engine failure
unknown A-4H 24/724 6-Oct-73 6-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Carp
Matti Carp recovered, shot down by Egyptian AAA north of Great Bitter Lake at 17:30.
unknown A-4H 54/754 6-Oct-73 6-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Katziri
Yishay Katziri POW, shot down by Egyptian SA-7 east of Suez Canal at 17:00.
unknown A-4H 64 6-Oct-73 6-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Sadan
Ehud Sadan KIA, shot down by Egyptian AAA over Suez Canal at 18:30.
unknown A-4H 60/760 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Avital
Shai Avital KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM.
unknown A-4H 68/768 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Deller
Libby Daller KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM over Suez Canal.
unknown A-4H 53/753 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Horovitz
Zvi Horovitz KIA, shot down by Syrian SAM.
unknown A-4H 04/704 8-Oct-73 8-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Schwager
Schwager recovered, lost over Egyptian front.
unknown TA-4H 746 8-Oct-73 8-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Eliezer
Gideon Ben Eliezer KIA, shot down by Egyptian AAA.
unknown A-4H 50/750 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Gardi
Amon Gardi POW, shot down by Egyptian AAA.
unknown A-4H 90/790 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Kadmon
Kadmon recovered, lost over Egypt.
unknown A-4H 66/766 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Reinberg
Pedro Reinberg POW, shot down by Egyptian AAA.
unknown A-4H 83/783 11-Oct-73 11-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Guy
Amiram Guy POW, shot down by Syrian SAM over Golan Heights.
unknown A-4H 58/758 11-Oct-73 11-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Nesher
Ze’ev Nesher POW, shot down by Syrian AAA over Golan Heights.
unknown A-4H 08/708 11-Oct-73 11-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Tron
Tron POW, lost over Syria over Golan Heights.
unknown TA-4H 743 13-Oct-73 13-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Ofri
Ron Ofri ejected but killed, navigator Yehuda Shefer ejected and recovered, shot down by Egyptian SA-2 east of Suez Canal.
unknown A-4H 51/751 16-Oct-73 16-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Eyal
Menachem Eyal KIA, shot down by Egyptian AAA over Deversoir at 14:00.
unknown A-4H 59 17-Oct-73 17-Oct-73
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

Shoham
Shoham recovered, lost over Deversoir sector, Egypt at 11:00.
unknown A-4N 396 11-Feb-04 11-Feb-04
IDF 102 Sq. Israel
1st Lt. Y
1st Lt Y ejected safely at 17,000 when he detected a malfunction and his Skyhawk crashed near Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron while on a training flight Wednesday. Ha'aretz, February 11, 2004.
unknown A-4N 401 31-May-07 31-May-07
IDF 102 Sq. Israel

unknown
unknown pilot ejected at 4,000 meters after an engine fire while on a training flight with another Skyhawk. Crashed into the sea near Ashdod coast. Jerusalem Post, June 1, 2007.
unknown A-4H 87/107 6-Oct-73 6-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Hanan
Eitan Hanan KIA, shot down by Syrian SAM over Golan Heights at 14:30.
unknown A-4H 34/134 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Lapidot
Yoram Lapidot KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM.
unknown A-4H 10 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Edmi
Edmi recovered, lost over Syria.
unknown A-4H 279 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

unknown
unknown recovered, lost over Syria.
unknown TA-4F 565 10-Oct-73 10-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Ben-Ari
Yehuda Ben-Ari KIA, shot down by Syrian SAM over Golan Heights.
unknown A-4H 27 12-Oct-73 12-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Baster-Bar
Israel (Irik) Baster-Bar KIA, shot down by Syrian SAM over Golan.
unknown A-4H 01 13-Oct-73 13-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Arad
Arad recovered, hit by Syrian SAM over Golan Heights.
unknown TA-4F 567 13-Oct-73 13-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Garzon
Gavriel Garzon POW, shot down by Syrian AAA over Golan Heights.
unknown A-4H
15-Oct-73 15-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Raviv
Raviv recovered, shot down by Syrian AAA, ejected over sea at 15:00.
unknown A-4H 52/152 15-Oct-73 15-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Sa'ar
Gavriel Sa’ar KIA, shot down by Syrian AAA over Golan at 15:00.
unknown A-4H 03 18-Oct-73 18-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Kubik
Jacob Kubik recovered, shot down by Egyptian SAM in Kantara sector at 10:00.
unknown A-4H 99 18-Oct-73 18-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Reshef
Gershon Reshef (Fonk) KIA, shot down by SA-2 east of the Suez Canal in Kantara sector at 10:00.
unknown A-4H 69/169 21-Oct-73 21-Oct-73
IDF 109 Sq. Israel

Lahav
Eitan Lahav KIA, shot down by Syrian SAM or dived into ground over Mount Hermon due to disorientation at 11:15.
unknown A-4E 235 6-Oct-73 6-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Yardeni
Yanki Yardeni recovered, shot down by Syrian SA-2 over Golan Heights at 15:30.
unknown A-4E 267 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Astraicher
Moshe Astraicher KIA, shot down by Egyptian AAA.
unknown A-4E 239 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Bar-Ziv
Levi Bar-Ziv KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM.
unknown A-4E 255 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Lev
Rafael Lev KIA, shot down by Syrian SAM.
unknown A-4E 266 8-Oct-73 8-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Lobashevsky
Lobashevsky recovered, hit over Syria but pilot ejected west of Golan Heights at 06:00.
unknown A-4E 214 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel
Col. Arlozor
Col. Lev “Zorik” Arlozor, CO of the Ramat David air base was killed 9 October 1973 when his Skyhawk crashed into the Mediterranean sea about a kilometer from shore while returning from a bombing run in the Port Said area. Ha'aretz, September 19, 2007.
unknown A-4E 245 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Sharon
Gideon Sharon recovered, shot down by Syrian SAM over Golan.
unknown A-4E 257 12-Oct-73 12-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Peleg
Peleg ejected over Israel and recovered, hit by Syrian SAM over Golan.
unknown A-4E 222 17-Oct-73 17-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Poraz
Maoz Poraz KIA, shot down by Egyptian AAA in Kantara sector at 11:00.
unknown A-4E
18-Oct-73 18-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Gofen
Haim Gofen ejected safely, hit by Egyptian SAM in Kantara sector. Returned to Israel but lost control and crashed on approach to Ramat David, Four IDF/AF killed on the ground at 10:30.
unknown A-4E 253 18-Oct-73 18-Oct-73
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Sharon
Gideon Sharon POW, shot down by Egyptian SAM in Kantara sector at 10:00.
unknown A-4E 70 19-Apr-74 19-Apr-74
IDF 110 Sq. Israel

Dubnov
Aryeh Dubnov KIA, shot down by Syrian AAA/SAM.
unknown A-4H 275 3-Oct-73 3-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Goldshtein
Ami Goldshtein (Gadish ?) (115sq CO) killed, low level flight, hit ground.
unknown A-4N 312 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Ash
Shimon Ash MIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM over Suez Canal.
unknown A-4N 361 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Rozenblum
Israel Rozenblum KIA, shot down by Syrian AAA.
unknown A-4N 363 8-Oct-73 8-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Bashan
Zvika Bashan KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM.
unknown A-4N 366 8-Oct-73 8-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Rosen
Zvi Rosen POW, shot down by Egyptian SAM over southern sector of Suez Canal.
unknown A-4N
9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Shaked
Mario Shaked KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM.
unknown A-4N 378 11-Oct-73 11-Oct-73
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Shneider
Michael Shneider POW, shot down by Syrian SAM over northern Golan Heights.
unknown A-4N 334 6-Jun-82 6-Jun-82
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Ahiaz
Aharon Ahiaz Pow Lost during air strike on the Nabatiyeh Heights. Shot down by Palestinian SA-7 near Beaufort Fortress, Lebanon at 08:00.
unknown A-4N 323 30-Aug-92 30-Aug-92
IDF 115 Sq. Israel

Dagan
Ram Dagan killed.
unknown A-4E 211 7-Oct-73 7-Oct-73
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

Shamir
Amnon Shamir recovered, shot down by Syrian AAA over Golan Heights at 08:30
unknown A-4E 221 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

Litany
Yaniv Litany KIA, shot down by Egyptian AAA.
unknown A-4E 204 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

Matos
Assaf Matos POW, shot down by Egyptian AAA.
unknown A-4E 229 9-Oct-73 9-Oct-73
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

Shelach
Ehud (Udi) Shelach (116sq CO) KIA, shot down by Egyptian SAM near south entrance of Suez Canal at 07:00 hrs.
unknown A-4E 241 10-Oct-73 10-Oct-73
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

Hertz
Noach Hertz POW, shot down by Syrian SAM over Golan Heights.
unknown A-4N 326 28-Oct-74 28-Oct-74
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

Levin
Yosef “Sefi” Levin killed, bird strike.
unknown TA-4J 726 27-Jul-98 27-Jul-98
IDF 116 Sq. Israel

unknown
unknown pilot and navigator ejected safely while on a training run over Tarqumiyah, a little to the west of Hebron. Voice of Israel, Jerusalem, July 27, 1998
150025 A-4E TT-0407 31-Mar-81 31-Mar-81
Ind. Ind. Ind.
Hadi
Suminar Hadi, unknown Baucau, East Timor. A U.S.-made Skyhawk fighter of the Indonesian armed forces crashed in east Indonesia Tuesday while taking part in a military exercise. Sources said the two men aboard the jet were killed. Pacific Stars and Stripes Thursday, April 9, 1981, Tokyo, Japan.
152097 A-4E
26-Feb-83 26-Feb-83
Ind.


Harmono
Dwie Harmono, high speed stall
152064 A-4E
14-May-84 14-May-84
Ind.


unknown
Stalled during pull up
149987 A-4E TT-0404 26-Jul-85 26-Jul-85
Ind.


Satriyo
Tri Budi Satriyo, engine failure
152017 A-4E TT-0413 10-Nov-86 10-Nov-86
Ind.


Hidayat
Rahmat Hidayat, engine failure
150090 A-4E
6-Aug-87 6-Aug-87
Ind.


Habib
Hirshan Habib, throttle stuck open on landing
150010 A-4E TT-0406 22-Jan-88 22-Jan-88
Ind.


Habib
Hirshan Habib, unknown bad weather
152037 A-4E TT-0443 7-Sep-88 7-Sep-88
Ind.


Triono
Bambang Triono, night flight lost orientation
151098 A-4E TT-0439 9-Jan-89 9-Jan-89
Ind.


Berchman
John Berchman, engine failure
150087 A-4E TT-0434 3-Jan-92 3-Jan-92
Ind.


Abidin
Jeffry Zaenal Abidin, engine failure
152089 A-4E TT-0414 14-Dec-93 14-Dec-93
Ind.


Komary
Edy Komary, lost orientation, fuel starvation
152013 A-4E TT-0417 14-Dec-93 14-Dec-93
Ind.


Takaryanto
Joko Takaryanto, lost orientation fuel starvation
157429 TA-4H TL-0415 15-Apr-96 15-Apr-96
Ind.


Hertat
Krisna Hertat, Yunianto, canopy opened hit elevator
152062 A-4E TT-0444 1-Jun-96 1-Jun-96
Ind.


Sumaruana
Johni Sumaruana, unknown
149998 A-4E TT-0405 22-Jun-00 22-Jun-00
Ind.


Mare
Albert Mare ejected and was killed
unknown

13-Dec-78 13-Dec-78
Kuwait Kuwait
Lt. Safer
Lt. Abdulatef ahmad safer was killed
unknown

21-Jun-81 21-Jun-81
Kuwait Kuwait
2nd Lt. Al-qallaf
2nd Lt. Ali al-qallaf was killed
unknown A-4KU
26-Feb-90 26-Feb-90
Kuwait Kuwait
2nd Lt. Al-moutairi
2nd Lt. Rashed Mohammad Al-moutairi was killed
160207 A-4KU KAF-828 17-Jan-91 17-Jan-91
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Local. Mubarak
LCol. Mohammed Mubarak shot down by radar guided SAM about 7 miles east of Ali Al-Salim AB in occupied Kuwait.
160208 A-4KU KAF-829 29-Sep-91 29-Sep-91
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait
unknown
crashed post-Gulf war hit hi-power wires. Wreck at KIA.
160182 A-4KU KAF-803


Kuwait Kuwait

unknown
lost before August 1990
160185 A-4KU KAF-806


Kuwait Kuwait

unknown
lost prior to Aug 1990
160191 A-4KU KAF-812


Kuwait Kuwait

unknown
destroyed on bombing raid in Iraq
160194 A-4KU KAF-815


Kuwait Kuwait

unknown
lost prior to Aug 1990
160214 TA-4KU KAF-885


Kuwait Kuwait

unknown
lost prior to Aug 1990, dumped at Kuwait IAP
154203 A-4F
9-Jun-87 9-Jun-87
MAG-42 Alameda CA Col. Buxton
Col. Cole Buxton escaped injury when he aborted takeoff from NAS Alameda due to a generator failure and went off the end of the runway and into the Oakland Estuary, at Alameda, in about 10 feet of salt water. From Greg Stevenson .
148501 A4D-2N 7L 21-Jun-70 21-Jun-70 1S MARTD Los Alamitos CA
unknown OM
150587 A4D-2N
16-Jul-70 16-Jul-70 1S MARTD Jacksonville

unknown OM
145117 A4D-2N 5M 1-May-71 3-May-71 1S MARTD Alameda CA
unknown OM
145126 A4D-2N 5L 4-Jun-71 4-Jun-71 1S MARTD El Toro CA
unknown OM
148532 A4D-2N
8-Sep-71 8-Sep-71 1S MARTD El Toro CA
unknown OM
145125 A4D-2N 5L 19-Sep-72 19-Sep-72 1S MARTD El Toro CA
unknown OM
142944 A4D-2 5L 28-Sep-68 28-Sep-68 1SA MARTD Los Alamitos NV Capt Bollenbach
Capt. Glen R. Bollenbach ejected safely when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed in the desert 40 mile SE of Nellis Saturday while on a routine training flight from NAS Los Alamitos. The Daily Review, Hayward, CA, Monday, September 30, 1968.
148442 A4D-2N 6G 22-Jun-70 22-Jun-70 1S MARTD Alameda NV Capt. Taylor
Capt. G.T. Taylor of Alameda parachuted safely from his A-4C which crashed 22 miles SE of Lovelock, NV, June 22nd while on a practice bombing run. The Daily Review, Hayward, CA, Friday, July 10, 1970.
148445 A4D-2N 6G 29-Dec-70 29-Dec-70 1S MARTD Alameda CA Maj. Staples
Maj. S.A. Staples, 34, ejected safely just before his Skyhawk jet crashed on a Hillside near Burlingame, CA last night when his engine failed. Oakland Tribune, Wed., Dec. 30, 1970.
149565 A4D-2N
25-Jun-71 25-Jun-71 1S MARTD Willow Grove

Strasberg
Roger Strasberg. Engine failure
147824 A4D-2N
14-Apr-72 14-Apr-72 1S MARTD Alameda CA Capt. McCarthy
Capt. Anthony McCarthy (USNR) was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk went out of control and crashed during landing at El Toro Friday. Independent Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Sunday, April 16, 1972. Marine reserve pilot Capt. Anthony McCarthy is killed in Friday night accident when he ejects from his A-4 Skyhawk after tire failure on landing at MCAS El Toro after a flight from home base at NAS Alameda. Although he clears the airframe before it veers off the runway and into a fuel truck, authorities said the pilot bounced several times on the runway after ejecting.
148480 A4D-2N 5G 15-Apr-72 15-Apr-72 1S MARTD Alameda CA Maj. Townley
Maj. Edward Townley ejected safely seconds before the craft exploded and plummeted into the ocean about a mile off Newport Beach Saturday. The crash was observed by thousands in the beach cities who reported seeing the bomber catch fire and the pilot bail out. Independent Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Sunday, April 16, 1972. The pilot was cleared for takeoff and passing 11,500 feet received a radar vector to his next radio facility. Commencing the turn and passing 13,500 feet he experienced "a series of violent chattering shudders and chugs and the engine started to unwind." He made one attempt at radio communication and deployed the RAT. The RPM was passing 60 percent, EGT was normal, however the fire warning light was on. The pilot glanced in the rear view mirror and noted flames from the fuselage, turned towards the ocean and elected to remain with the aircraft until clear of populated areas. During the turn the entire master caution panel illuminated and control response became sluggish. In a nose down attitude the aircraft oscillated and the pilot was unable to control it with rudder or ailerons and then saw flames over the top of the canopy extending to the windscreen. Because of the large G forces he ejected while inverted using the alternate handle. NAN, Pettibone, December 1972.
145111 A4D-2N 6G 4-Aug-72 4-Aug-72 1S MARTD Alameda CA Capt. Luciano
Capt. Thomas J. Luciano, 29, was in Oakland Naval Hospital Saturday recovering from painful injuries after parachuting from his crippled A-4C Skyhawk SW of Avenal in Fresno while on a weekend training flight. Oakland Tribune, Sun., Aug. 6, 1972.
149605 A4D-2N MF-3 9-Jan-75 9-Jan-75 1SO MARTD El Toro CA Capt. Phillips
Capt. Paul Phillips ejected safely from his A4 Skyhawk after the nose gear collapsed on landing at Nellis AFB. Phillips was attached to a reserve squadron at MCAS El Toro. Reno Gazette-Journal, Monday, 18 November 1974.
148590 A4D-2N 3A0319 15-May-73 15-May-73 1S MASDC Davis-Monthan

unknown ON 22 Jan 1971 - VA-303 - NAS Alameda, CA. 18 Mar 1971 - AMARC - As 3A0319
147680 A4D-2N
23-Jul-74 23-Jul-74 1S NADC Warminster PA Lt. Wetzel
Lt. Kenneth R. Wetzel was killed when he apparently tried to eject from his A-4C Skyhawk jet minutes after take-off from NADC Warminster. Bucks County Courier-Times, July 24, 1974.
148524 A4D-2N
11-Jun-65 11-Jun-65 1KA2 NAF China Lake CA Lt. Mayfield
Lt. Douglas S. Mayfield, 33, lost his life on when his A-4C Skyhawk was struck by target debris while on a photo mission over "B" Range.
153494 TA-4F
2-Apr-70 3-Apr-70 1S NAF China Lake MO Lt. Hall
Lt. Gerald Hall, 30, was killed when his TA-4F Skyhawk rolled inverted when a blivet collapsed on approach and crashed west of the runway at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Belton, MO. Backseater Leroy Neville ejected safely. Hutchinson News, Friday, April 3, 1970.
149599 A4D-2N
18-Mar-68 18-Mar-68 1S NARF Alameda CA
unknown ON
145104 A4D-2N
19-Jul-68 19-Jul-68 1SA NARF Alameda CA
unknown ON
142134 A4D-2
13-Aug-69 13-Aug-69 1S NARF Alameda CA
unknown ON to NARF Alameda 07 August 1967 from VC-1
144941 A4D-2
13-Aug-69 13-Aug-69 1S NARF Alameda CA
unknown ON to NARF Alameda 15 November 1968 from NARTU Alameda
142103 A4D-2
13-Oct-69 13-Oct-69 1S NARF Alameda CA
unknown ON to NARF Alameda 30 June 1969 from NAS Los Alamitos
147697 A4D-2N
2-Jun-71 2-Jun-71 1S NARF Jacksonville

unknown ON to NARF Jacksonville 9 June 1970 from NARTU Jacksonville
147795 A4D-2N
2-Jun-71 2-Jun-71 1S NARF Jacksonville

unknown ON to NARF Jacksonville 27 January 1970 from VA-172 (Shangri-La)
148472 A4D-2N
2-Jun-71 2-Jun-71 1S NARF Jacksonville

unknown ON to NARF Jacksonville 10 Nov. 1970 from VMAT-102 (MCAS Yuma)
150061 A-4E
13-Feb-72 13-Feb-72 1S NARF Pensacola
N/A N/A ON to NARF Pensacola 18 September 1969 from VA-44
151035 A-4E
13-Mar-72 13-Mar-72 1S NARF Pensacola
N/A N/A ON to NARF Pensacola 10 May 1971 from VMA-331
148601 A4D-2N
26-Apr-72 26-Apr-72 1S NARF Jacksonville

unknown ON
153509 TA-4F
24-Jul-75 24-Jul-75 1SO NARF Pensacola

unknown ON to NARF Pensacola 19 September 1972 from VT-23
149982 A-4E
8-Aug-78 8-Aug-78 1SO NARF Pensacola

unknown ON to NARF Pensacola 22 April 1970 from VA-44
150022 A-4E
8-Aug-78 8-Aug-78 1SO NARF Pensacola

unknown ON to NARF Pensacola 10 September 1972 from VA-45
154984 A-4F 5 8-Aug-78 8-Aug-78 1SO NARF Pensacola

unknown ON to NARF Pensacola 20 June 1977 from Blue Angels
149972 A-4E
20-Jun-83 20-Jun-83 1SO NARF Pensacola


ON
144902 A4D-2
12-Jun-63 12-Jun-63 1LA2 NARF Alameda CA Lt. Davies
Lt. Edward C. Davies, 29, ejected safely after his A-4C Skyhawk collided with an A-3A Skywarrior piloted by Lt. Ronald L. Barr above the North end of San Francisco Bay and crashed about five miles NE of Hamilton AFB. Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Thur., June, 13, 1963. The A-4B pilot joined on a A-3B Skywarrior that had an unsafe gear indication on the port main gear. The A-4B descended to about 30 feet below the A-3B to make the inspection and was closing very rapidly when the A-4B pilot realized he was much to close. He pushed the stick forward and reduced power and almost immediately felt the shock as the A-4B tail section contacted the bottom of the A-3B nose section. At this point a test pilot in an F-9E joined on the A-4B and informed him that most of the vertical stabilizer, rudder and starboard horizontal stabilizer was missing. In spite of considerable vibration and a severe yaw he was able to maintain control at 225 knots clean and 185 knots with the gear down. He elected to attempt a landing at a nearby AFB. The A-4B made an approach in excess of 200 knots and touchdown at 185 knots. The aircraft immediately started a swerve to the left and became uncontrollable. The pilot added full throttle to initiate a wave-off and ejected over an unpopulated area at 2,000 feet and 225 knots. NAN, Pettibone, March 1964.
151110 A-4E
30-Jun-72 30-Jun-72 1SO NARF Pensacola
N/A N/A
To Israel 06/1972.
150060 A-4E
31-Aug-72 31-Aug-72 1S NARF Pensacola
N/A N/A
To Israel 08/1972.
154208 A-4F
19-Jul-74 8-Aug-78 1SO NARF Alameda CA
Carroll
(rank) Dennis Carroll exited safely after an arrested landing at NAS Alameda when the Lox line burned through on 19 July 1974. After taking off from NAS Alameda (NARF to VA-164) the Fire warning light came on and the cockpit filled with JP fumes burning his eyes and throat. Dennis opened the small door to try and get fresh air and cabin pressure off. Engine & flight controls were OK so jumping into the bay, which had a lot of wind and white caps, was a bad decision from his perspective. By the time he exited  the A-4F the fire crash crews where punching the probes through the tail section. From Dennis Carroll February 2016. 07/31/74 NAS Alameda, 2073 Hours - Status HC1 (non flyable), 11/15/74 VA-164, 2073 Hours - Status IC0 (enroute via surface transportation), 12/24/74 NARF Pensacola, 2073 Hours - Status EH1 (awaiting, non flyable), 03/03/75 NARF Pensacola, 2073 Hours - Status KCF, 03/01/78 NARF Pensacola, 2073 Hours - Status M80 (in storage - damaged - non-flyable), 03/01/78 NARF Pensacola, 2073 Hours - Status 1S0 (SOC Cat 1 damage).
154336 TA-4F DA-000 1-May-80 13-Jan-81 1S NARF Pensacola FL N/A N/A
MALS-32 OA-4M DBR on the ground at MCAS Cherry Point when VMA-231 AV-8A Harrier BuNo 159242, CG-06, crashed. The crash was one of the most spectacular in Harrier history: During a vertical takeoff at Cherry Point, the plane rolled, dropped to the runway, bounced into a ditch, burst into flames, flipped, slid through the SOES hangar and into a parking lot, where it damaged/destroyed 20 vehicles.
154979 A-4F
28-Jan-83 28-Jan-83 1SO NARF Pensacola AL
Awood
David Awood was killed when his A-4F Skyhawk crashed in a cypress swamp 1.7 miles SE of Foley, AL during a post rework test flight from NAS Pensacola. The pilot radioed that he was in trouble moments before the crash. Tuscaloosa News, Saturday, Jan 27, 1983. This aircraft was on a PMCF just out of rework. The aileron trim tab was hooked up backwards and not caught on preflight. The airplane went out of control after the flight control disconnect. Pilot David Awood was killed because his ejection seat was incorrectly installed. From John Patterson.
142187 A4D-1 6G 26-Jun-61 26-Jun-61 1AA1 NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
142185 A4D-1 6F 29-Jun-61 29-Jun-61 1AA1 NARTU Jacksonville

unknown ON
142157 A4D-1 6G 2-Mar-62 2-Mar-62 1LA1 NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
142207 A4D-1 6F 10-Jun-62 10-Jun-62 1LA1 NARTU Jacksonville

unknown ON
145026 A4D-2
2-May-63 3-May-63 1AA2 NARTU Jacksonville

unknown ON
142201 A4D-1 7L 26-Jun-63 26-Jun-63 1AA1 NARTU Los Alamitos

unknown ON
142420 A4D-2 7R 2-Jul-63 2-Jul-63 1AA2 NARTU New York

unknown ON
142082 A4D-2
2-Sep-64 2-Sep-64 1AA1 NARTU Glenview

unknown ON
144978 A4D-2 7R 10-Oct-64 10-Oct-64 1AA1 NARTU New York

unknown ON
144921 A4D-2 6G 15-Oct-66 15-Oct-66 1S NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
144942 A4D-2 6M 29-Apr-67 29-Apr-67 1S NARTU Memphis

unknown ON
145060 A4D-2 6G 3-Aug-67 6-Aug-67 1S NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
142097 A4D-2 6G 27-Nov-67 27-Nov-67 1S NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
142189 A4D-1 6G 3-Aug-68 3-Aug-68 1SA NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
142200 A4D-1 6G 2-Feb-69 2-Feb-69 1S NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON on display since at the main (north) gate of the former Alameda Naval Air Station
137820 YA4D-1 6G 18-Apr-69 18-Apr-69 1S NARTU Alameda CA
unknown ON
145024 A4D-2 7L 31-Aug-69 12-Sep-69 1S NARTU Los Alamitos CA
unknown ON
142146 A4D-1 6G 1-Oct-61 1-Oct-61 1AA1 NARTU Alameda CA Capt. Matthews
Capt. Leroy Mathews was killed when his A4D Skyhawk crashed in the High Sierras north of Bass Lake in the Strawberry Mine area while on a tactical flight from NAS Alameda. Oakland Tribune, Monday, Oct. 2, 1961 and Thursday, Oct. 5, 1961.
139966 A4D-1 6G 10-Feb-63 10-Feb-63 1AA1 NARTU Alameda CA Capt. Beggin
Capt. John P. Beggin was killed when his Skyhawk crashed on landing at NAS Alameda at noon on Sunday. Marine Air Reserve Capt. Beggin was a planner for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monday, 11 February 1963.
142107 A4D-2 7R 24-Jul-63 24-Jul-63 1AA1 NARTU New York NC LCol. Henshall
LCol. Robert V. Henshall (USMC Reserve CO VMA-131 normally based at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn) was killed when his Skyhawk crashed on landing at MCAS Cherry Point, NC. Statesville Record & Landmark, Thursday, July 25, 1963.
144993 A4D-2 7Z 29-Jul-63 29-Jul-63 1JA1 NARTU S. Weymouth TX Lt. Hamft
Lt. Robert Hamft broke both legs and received internal injuries when he ejected from his burning A4D over the Hueco Mountains late yesterday enroute from Lemoore to Dallas. The A4D exploded after he ejected and the wreckage landed 17 miles east of the Hueco Inn on U.S. Highway 62-180. El Paso Herald-Post, Tuesday, July 30, 1963.
142774 A4D-2 6G 30-Jul-63 30-Jul-63 1AA1 NARTU Alameda TX LCdr. Glathe
LCdr. W.O. Glathe escaped with minor injuries when his A-4B went off the runway on takeoff from El Paso International Airport. The takeoff roll was computed at 7,400 feet and he waited until the lead aircraft was about 1,000 feet down the runway commencing takeoff. He began to rotate at 5,000 feet and 120 knots and retracted the landing gear. As the gear retracted he felt the A-4B vibrate and begin to settle back on the runway and he immediately placed the gear handle down and in a few seconds departed the runway. After skidding several hundred feet both wing tanks were torn away and the aircraft finally dug a wing into a sand dune and came to rest in a flood of JP. The pilot exited the aircraft which had a small fire in the intake ducts. In a few minutes the seat cooked off and fire consumed the aircraft. NAN, Pettibone, June 1964. LCdr. W.O. Glathe ejected safely when his Skyhawk lost power on takeoff from International Airport, El Paso, TX, at about 5,000 feet off the east runway at an altitude of 1,000 feet and crashed. El Paso Herald Post, El Paso, TX, Wednesday, July 31, 1963.
142779 A4D-2 7Z 12-Sep-63 20-Sep-63 1AB2 NARTU S. Weymouth NY Lt. Gerety
Lt. William Gerety, 29, (USNR) of Marshfield, MA ejected safely when his A-4B Skyhawk plummeted into an open space in the NYC transit authority train yards in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Kingsport Times, Friday, September 13, 1963 & Bennington Banner, Monday, March 8, 1965.
142767 A4D-2 6G 3-Nov-63 3-Nov-63 1AA1 NARTU Alameda NV Maj. Waddell
Maj. Walter D. Waddell (USMC Reserve) was killed when he crashed and exploded against a mountain in stormy weather 75 miles north of Las Vegas, NV. The Daily Review. Monday, November 4, 1963.
142931 A4D-2 7E 4-Feb-64 4-Feb-64 11J1 NARTU Twin Cities MN N/A N/A
A fire Tuesday at the NAS Minneapolis hangar destroyed a Navy A-4B aircraft and caused extensive damage to the hangar. One workman was injured in the fire, which was caused when a gas tank being repaired exploded. The Daily Telegram, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1964.
142133 A4D-2 7X 5-Mar-64 10-Mar-64 1AA2 NARTU New Orleans NV Lt. Patterson
Lt. Vincent D(eWitt) Patterson, 33, (USNR) was killed when his A-4B Skyhawk crashed about 12 miles east of Nellis AFB while on a cross-country flight to Nellis from NAS New Orleans. Reno Evening Gazette, March 6, 1964. The pilot was on a routine cross-country IFR training flight and was cleared IFR at 31,000 feet. Very shortly after takeoff he cancelled his IFR reporting a compass malfunction and stated he would proceed VFR. Approximately an hour later he requested and received a change of flight plan and filed for an enroute time of 2 hours with 2 hours 30 minutes of fuel remaining. One hour and 20 minutes later he requested the winds at 35,000 and 40,000 feet. Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes after refiling he contacted the destination control tower and told them he was 15 minutes out, requested landing instructions, reported fluctuating fuel pressure and asked for a DF steer. Some ten minutes after initial contact the pilot informed the tower he was passing through 9,000 feet and a short time later the plane crashed nine miles east of the base. The pilot ejected at an estimated altitude of 10 feet, NAN Pettibone August 1964.
144959 A4D-2 7E 26-Apr-64 26-Apr-64 1AA1 NARTU Twin Cities MN LCdr. Jantscher
LCdr. Hubert N. Jantscher, 31, was killed when his A-4B Skyhawk crashed and exploded Sunday as he was bringing it down for a landing at the Naval Air Station, World Chamberlain Field. After hitting ground it crunched under the steel framework for the ILS beacons, plowed into a metal shed behind the beacons and shattered when the fuel exploded. Fergus Falls (MN) Daily Journal, Monday, April 27, 1964 & Winona Daily News, Winona, MN, Monday, April 17, 1964.
142816 A4D-2
31-Aug-64 31-Aug-64 1AA1 NARTU Glenview IL Capt. Ferree
Capt. Charles R. Ferree, 30, (USMC) escaped with facial burns from his A-4D Skyhawk Sunday moments before it exploded after an unsuccessful takeoff attempt at NAS Glenview. Daily Herald, Tuesday, September 3, 1964, Chicago, IL.
144911 A4D-2 7Z 7-Mar-65 7-Mar-65 1AA2 NARTU S. Weymouth MA Lt. Gerety
Lt. William H. Gerety Jr., 31, died late Sunday when his VA-911 A-4B Skyhawk crashed and burned during radar ground control approach landing at NAS South Weymouth after he landed in soft mud 80 feet short of the runway and the nose gear collapsed. The plane skidded across the runway and burst into flames. Bennington Banner, Monday, March 8, 1965.
144877 A4D-2 6M 14-Jun-65 15-Jun-65 1AA2 NARTU Memphis AR LCdr. Hilkie
Cdr. Monroe C. Smith & LCdr. James L. Hilkie from NAS Millington both ejected safely from their A-4B Skyhawks Monday after the planes went into spiral dives under icing conditions during a thunderstorm and crashed about 21 miles southwest of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, near Okolona en route to a refueling stop at Webb AFB, Big Springs, TX. Northwest Arkansas Times, Tuesday, June 15, 1965. The two A-4's departed the mid-west NAS on a point-to-point IFR plan with a weather briefing advising of scattered thunderstorms enroute with tops of 25,000 feet. During climb out IFR conditions were encountered and the flight level was progressively raised from FL 280 to FL 350 and finally to FL 390. In IFR conditions at FL 390 both canopies frosted over and in a very few minutes the leader noted his DME and radio were out and the altimeter was unwinding. At about the same time the wingman's gyro horizon and TACAN went off. As the leader descended, the wingman decided to separate and go on partial panel, but neither pilot regained control and both ejected. NAN, Pettibone September 1965.
142724 A4D-2 6M 14-Jun-65 15-Jun-65 1AA2 NARTU Memphis AR Cdr. Smith
Cdr. Monroe C. Smith & LCdr. James L. Hilkie from NAS Millington both ejected safely from their A-4B Skyhawks Monday after the planes went into spiral dives under icing conditions during a thunderstorm and crashed about 21 miles southwest of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, near Okolona en route to a refueling stop at Webb AFB, Big Springs, TX. Northwest Arkansas Times, Tuesday, June 15, 1965. Cdr. Monroe C. Smith & LCdr. James L. Hilkie from NAS Millington both ejected safely from their A-4B Skyhawks Monday after the planes went into spiral dives under icing conditions during a thunderstorm and crashed about 21 miles southwest of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, near Okolona en route to a refueling stop at Webb AFB, Big Springs, TX. Northwest Arkansas Times, Tuesday, June 15, 1965. The two A-4's departed the mid-west NAS on a point-to-point IFR plan with a weather briefing advising of scattered thunderstorms enroute with tops of 25,000 feet. During climb out IFR conditions were encountered and the flight level was progressively raised from FL 280 to FL 350 and finally to FL 390. In IFR conditions at FL 390 both canopies frosted over and in a very few minutes the leader noted his DME and radio were out and the altimeter was unwinding. At about the same time the wingman's gyro horizon and TACAN went off. As the leader descended, the wingman decided to separate and go on partial panel, but neither pilot regained control and both ejected. NAN, Pettibone September 1965.
142829 A4D-2
28-Jan-66 28-Jan-66
NARTU Olathe KS Lt. Jones
Lt. Bruce R. Jones was uninjured when the brakes on his A-4B Skyhawk apparently failed and crashed through a barricade at NAS Olathe Friday and broke into flames. Lawrence Daily Journal - World, Lawrence, KS, Saturday, January 29, 1966.
145045 A4D-2 7L 15-Dec-66 15-Dec-66 1S NARTU Los Alamitos CA Capt. Moffett
Capt. J. H. Moffett, 31, (Marine Reserve) ejected safely when his A-4B Skyhawk clipped a row of trees on takeoff from NAS Los Alamitos in heavy fog yesterday and plunged into Yellowtail Drive in Rossmoor, a densely populated residential area in Orange County, 30 miles south of Los Angeles, CA. Oakland Tribune, Fri., Dec. 16, 1966.
144962 A4D-2 7R 22-Jan-67 22-Jan-67 1S NARTU New York CA Capt. Gambelli
Capt. James H. Powell (USMC) was killed when A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 144962 and A-4B BuNo 144955 collided in mid-air and crashed through a retirement community apartment complex while enroute from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., to MCAS El Toro. Redlands Daily Facts, Redlands, CA, Monday, January 23, 1967. Capt. Frank Gambelli, 29, of Livingston, NJ also ejected and was found near his wrecked plane, suffering from shock, and was taken to El Toro's base hospital. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 23, 1967.
144955 A4D-2 7R 22-Jan-67 22-Jan-67 1S NARTU New York CA Capt. Powell
Capt. James H. Powell (USMC) was killed when A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 144962 and A-4B BuNo 144955 collided in mid-air and crashed through a retirement community apartment complex while enroute from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., to MCAS El Toro. Redlands Daily Facts, Redlands, CA, Monday, January 23, 1967. Capt. Frank Gambelli, 29, of Livingston, NJ also ejected and was found near his wrecked plane, suffering from shock, and was taken to El Toro's base hospital. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 23, 1967.
144975 A4D-2 7E 12-Mar-67 12-Mar-67 1S NARTU Twin Cities SD Cdr. Carter
Cdr. Allen W. Cater, 33, parachuted to safety Sunday moments before his A-4B Skyhawk crashed five miles SW of Fargo, SD, when his controls malfunctioned during a landing approach. Winona Daily News, Winona, MN, March 13, 1967.
144907 A4D-2 7R 17-Jul-67 17-Jul-67 1S NARTU New York FL Lt. Nedelsky
Lt. Michael Nedelsky, 29, killed Monday when his jet plane crashed on a runway at NAS Cecil moments after he radioed that smoke was in the cabin of his A-4B Skyhawk. Mt Vernon Register News, Wednesday, July 19, 1967.
142218 A4D-1 6S 25-Oct-67 25-Oct-67 1S NARTU Norfolk VA Lt. Faubion
Lt. John M. Faubion, 28, (USNR) was killed Wednesday when his parachute failed to open after a low - level ejection from his crippled A-4 Skyhawk jet. Faubion's jet apparently had control difficulties which worsened as he approached Oceana. The Progress-Index, Thursday, October 26, 1967. An A-4 Skyhawk crashed while landing on the main runway at Oceana. The pilot ejected but was killed. The Virginian-Pilot, 07 April 2012.
144970 A4D-2 6F 3-Dec-67 4-Dec-67 1S NARTU Jacksonville FL Maj. Bryson
Maj. Walter Bryson, Flying Gators XO, ended a 10 years and 11 months accident free record Sunday when a landing wheel crumpled on his A4 Skyhawk as he landed at NAS Cecil Field. Bryson pulled his plane back up to a safe altitude and safely ejected after guiding it to crash in a desolate forest. San Antonio Express - Monday, December 4, 1967.
142171 A4D-1 7L 10-Jan-68 10-Jan-68 1S NARTU Los Alamitos CA LCdr. Shirey
LCdr. Ralph E. Shirey, 31, (USNR) was killed when his powerless Skyhawk crashed on a stubble field about 350 yards southwest of the San Diego Freeway, a mile from Bay Boulevard Wednesday, seconds after takeoff from NAS Los Alamitos. Press-Telegram, Thursday, January 11, 1968.
142160 A4D-1 6G 14-Jan-68 21-Jan-68 1S NARTU Alameda CA LCdr. Meader
LCdr. Clarence T. Covill (42) and LCdr. Alan L. Meader (34) were killed when their A-4 Skyhawks crashed about 80 feet from each other in rugged terrain 15 miles north of Lake Berryessa Monday night. Both were active duty fliers attached to Alameda Naval Reserve Squadron Two as instructors. They had been on a round robin flight which took them from Alameda to Fort Bragg, CA, Sutcliff, NV, Fallen, NV and back to Alameda. The Daily Review, Hayward, CA, Monday, January 15, 1968 and The Times, San Mateo, CA, Tuesday, January 16, 1968.
137817 YA4D-1 6G 14-Jan-68 21-Jan-68 1S NARTU Alameda CA LCdr. Covill
LCdr. Clarence T. Covill (42) and LCdr. Alan L. Meader (34) were killed when their A-4 Skyhawks crashed about 80 feet from each other in rugged terrain 15 miles north of Lake Berryessa Monday night. Both were active duty fliers attached to Alameda Naval Reserve Squadron Two as instructors. They had been on a round robin flight which took them from Alameda to Fort Bragg, CA, Sutcliff, NV, Fallen, NV and back to Alameda. The Daily Review, Hayward, CA, Monday, January 15, 1968 and The Times, San Mateo, CA, Tuesday, January 16, 1968.
142229 A4D-1 7V 7-Jul-68 7-Jul-68
NARTU Glenview IL Lt. Reinders
Lt. William T. Reinders (VA-727) lost power & crashed on takeoff from NAS Glenview and crashed into a home in Glenview, IL. His parachute did not open after he ejected and suffered a broken arm and leg. The Daily Telegram, Eau Claire, WI, Monday, July 8, 1968.
142126 A4D-2 6F 26-Oct-69 26-Oct-69 1S NARTU Jacksonville FL Lt. Kelaghan
Lt. Charles "Spanky" Kelaghan, 27, was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed into the St. John's River Sunday while making a landing approach to NAS Cecil Field. Panama City News, Panama City, FL, Monday Morning, October 27, 1969.
148515 A4D-2N 7R 24-Feb-70 28-Feb-70 1S NARTU New York FL Lt. Peterson
Lt. Harold “Pete” Peterson was killed after a flameout in the FCLP pattern at OLF Whitehouse. He was found still in his seat after the unsuccessful ejection. From Skip Wood.
145088 A4D-2N 6G 13-Mar-70 13-Mar-70 1S NARTU Alameda CA Lt(jg). Yoder
Lt(jg). Leo Yoder, 27, (VRF-32) ejected safely at an altitude between 300-400 feet Friday before his A-4 Skyhawk exploded and burned in an open field near the intersection of State College Boulevard and Orangewood Avenue, Anaheim, CA, while ferrying the aircraft from NAS North Island to NAS Los Alamitos. Independent Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Saturday, March 14, 1970 and Star News, Pasadena, CA, Saturday, March 14, 1970.
147837 A4D-2N 6G 1-Jul-70 1-Jul-70 1S NARTU Alameda NM Cdr. Sheppard
Cdr. H.I. Sheppard Jr. ejected safely at low altitude from his A-4C Skyhawk before it crashed Tuesday following take-off from Kirtland AFB's east-west runway and was heading east and turning south when the engine failed. Sheppard stayed with the plane trying to restart the engine until just before it crashed on hilly ground south of Sandia Base Headquarters. Albuquerque Journal, Wednesday, July 1, 1970. The Skyhawk was cleared for takeoff on the 12,000+ foot runway with a 5,000 foot elev. and a runway temp of 90 degrees. After rolling about 6,500 feet and reaching 145 knots the Skyhawk became airborne. Acceleration was very slow with a negligible rate of climb; flap retraction speed was not reached and, at 135 knots, the aircraft was slightly descending. The pilot selected full flaps, noted the engine instruments were normal and decided he was on the "backside of the power curve" and ejected at around 300 feet AGL. Post-accident investigation revealed that the plane was 1,400 pounds overweight for the existing temperature and pressure. NAN, Pettibone, October 1971.
137824 YA4D-1
25-Jan-61 25-Jan-61 11M1 NAS Alameda CA
unknown ON DBR 25 Jan. 1961
144984 A4D-2
21-Jun-61 21-Jun-61 11J9 NAS Jacksonville

unknown ON DBR 10 January 1961 (O&R BUWEPS FR?)
148457 A4D-2N
6-Dec-61 6-Dec-61 1AA2 NAS Lemoore CA
unknown ON
137831 YA4D-1 7L 9-Jul-62 9-Jul-62 1AA1 NAS Los Alamitos

unknown ON
142094 A4D-2
11-Dec-63 11-Dec-63 1AA1 NAS Lemoore CA
unknown ON
151085 A-4E
1-Jun-66 1-Jun-66 ? NAS Cubi Point

unknown ON SOC June 1966
142202 A4D-1 7Z 4-Oct-67 4-Oct-67 1S NAS S. Weymouth

unknown ON
142138 A4D-2 7V-28 6-Sep-69 6-Sep-69 1S NAS Glenview

unknown ON
154329 TA-4F NJ- 28-Feb-75 28-Feb-75 1SO NAS Miramar CA
unknown ON unknown pilots were picked up by the MCAS Search and Rescue helicopter after their TA-4 jet trainer from NAS Miramar, CA, crashed in the Chocolate Mountain training area 34 miles NW of Yuma at approximately 1:40 p.m. Friday. One man had a broken left arm and the other a laceration on the face. Yuma Daily Sun, Sunday, 02 March 1975.
142906 A4D-2
14-Mar-62 14-Mar-62 1LA1 NAS Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Boyders
Lt(jg). Lowell J. Boyders, 23, of VA-125 at NAS Lemoore, was in fair condition in nearby Lemoore Naval Air Station Hospital after bailing out of his A4D Skyraider jet fighter Wednesday. The Lancaster (0.). Eagle-Gazette, Thursday, March I5, 1962
139923 A4D-1 6F 16-Sep-62 16-Sep-62 1AA2 NAS Jacksonville FL Lt. Stephenson
Lt. George Stephenson, 27, (USNR) suffered a fractured shoulder, back injury and cuts when he had trouble with his A4D Skyhawk controls during a training flight and landed on a barbed wire fence in Suwannee county after he ejected. Ocala Star-Banner, Monday, September 17, 1962.
145070 A4D-2N
23-Oct-64 23-Oct-64 1JA0 NAS Patuxent KY Cdr. Craney
Cdr. Loran Craney, 42, NAS Patuxent River, MD, ejected safely Friday when his A-4C Skyhawks engine froze up on a cross-country flight & crashed into a mountaintop south of Williamsburg, KY, on the Tennessee-Kentucky line. Mount Vernon Register-News, Mount Vernon, IL, Saturday, October 24, 1964.
142083 A4D-2 7L 7-Jan-67 7-Jan-67 1S NAS Los Alamitos CA Cdr. Bethel
Cdr. Edward L. Bethel, 36, ejected successfully from his A-4B which crashed in an open field while coming in for a landing at NAS Los Alamitos Saturday. The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM, Sunday, January, 8, 1967.
142820 A4D-2 7Z 3-Jun-67 3-Jun-67 1S NAS S. Weymouth CN Capt. Perlin
Capt. Stephen J. Perlin, 26, (Marine Reserve) pilot was killed Saturday when his A-4B Skyhawk crashed into woods on training maneuvers at East Lyme, CN. Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH, Monday, June 5, 1967.
142858 A4D-2 7V 21-Sep-67 21-Sep-67
NAS Glenview IL LCdr. Bryant
LCdr. H. Donald Bryant, 33, safely ejected from his fiery A-4B Skyhawk jet Thursday night and landed 15 miles from where the $1 million craft plummeted to earth and exploded in a cornfield near Lindenwood, IL. Freeport Journal-Standard, Fri. Sept. 22, 1967.
142920 A4D-2 7L 11-Jan-69 11-Jan-69 1S NAS Los Alamitos CA Lt. Boch
Lt. Ronald C. Boch, 30, ejected safely after smoke began billowing from his A-4 Skyhawks engine and crashed 24 miles SW of San Diego Saturday. Independent Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Sunday, Jan. 12, 1969.,
144871 A4D-2 7R 14-May-69 14-May-69 1S NAS New York PR Capt Burnett
Capt. Ron Burnett of Marine Reserve squadron VMA-131 A-4 from Floyd Bennett Field, NY, survived when his plane crashed into the ocean off Puerto Rico yesterday. The plane plunged into the Caribbean about 1/2 mile off the South coast of Puerto Rico. The Morning News, Wilmington, DL, Thursday, 15 May 1969.
142730 A4D-2 7R 30-May-69 30-May-69 1S NAS New York NY Maj. Gambelli
Maj. Frank Gambelli, 31, ejected safely Sunday morning when his Skyhawk crashed in a marsh about 100 feet from the Marine Park bridge across Rockaway Inlet near Flatbush Ave. after it lost power on takeoff from Floyd Bennett Field. Onoenta Star, Mon., June 2, 1969 and The Lowell Sun, Monday, June 2, 1969.
142697 A4D-2 7L 3-Jul-69 3-Jul-69 1S NAS Los Alamitos CA Lt. Jewell
Lt. Wesley Wayne Jewell, 26, was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk blew a tire while doing touch-and-gos at NALF Crows Landing and flipped on its side and burst into flames. Jewell was on a routine flight from NAS Los Alamitos to NAS Moffett Field via Crows Landing when the accident occurred yesterday. The Modesto Bee, Friday, 4 July 1969. Buzz Jewell was killed in a reserve Skyhawk from NAS Alameda while performing dirty aileron rolls after liftoff from touch-and-goes at an outlying field. He completed the first four successfully while a friend stood alongside the runway shooting pictures. On the fifth, he dragged a wingtip, crashed, and burned. Unconfirmed.
142837 A4D-2 7R 21-Sep-69 21-Sep-69 1S NAS New York FL
Cunningham
Jerry Cunningham Saratoga 1964-6 my brother-in-law, died the fall of '69, on approach to Pensacola as described, while flying a Skyhawk out of New York! I picked up his remains at Houston International He is buried in Houston He was working as flight engineer for American at the time! Clarence Buel cabuel@charter.net
142088 A4D-2
26-Nov-69 26-Nov-69 1S NAS New Orleans AZ Lt, Bertsch
Lt. William Bertsch, 27, ejected safely from his jet at 400 feet waiting until he was open field last night with his seat coming to rest about 100 feet from the impact site. His 4CB (sic) slammed down only yards from a cluster of homes at Gardner Lane and Miller Ave. at the N end of the Freeway Airport. He was on final for Davis-Monthan AFB after a flight from San Diego. Tucson Daily Citizen, 27 November 1969.
142086 A4D-2
24-Jul-57 25-Jul-57 1KA1 NATC Patuxent

unknown ON requested accident report 25 January 2013 GV.
150050 A-4E
30-Jul-73 30-Jul-73 1S NATC Patuxent

unknown ON requested accident report 25 January 2013 GV.
152103 NTA-4F
30-Oct-73 30-Oct-73 1SO NATC Patuxent

unknown ON requested accident report 25 January 2013 GV.
137816 YA4D-1
13-Aug-56 7-Sep-56 1KA1 NATC Patuxent
Lt. Long
Lt. John O. Long. Power loss in break for runway 9.
142087 A4D-2
29-Jan-59 29-Jan-59 1KA1 NATC Patuxent MD LCdr. Nichols
LCdr. William Joseph Nichols A4D was presumed to have crashed yesterday in the Chesapeake Bay after a takeoff from NAS Patuxent. Search planes sighted an oil slick, a fuel tank and a pilot's helmet in the bay about 1.5 miles from the station. Evening Times, Cumberland, MD, Friday, January 30, 1959.
145080 A4D-2N
21-Nov-59 21-Nov-59 1JA2 NATC Patuxent MD LCdr. Switzer
LCdr. John Lamar Switzer, 34, was killed yesterday when his A4D Skyhawk crashed into Chesapeake Bay while he was making an approach for a landing at NAS Patuxent. The Capital, Annapolis, MD., Monday, November 23, 1959.
149649 A4D-5
10-Jul-63 10-Jul-63 1KA1 NATC Patuxent VA Lt. Augustine
Lt. Grant Augustine III, 32, (Navy Air Test Center at Patuxent, MD) ejected safely yesterday from his A-4E Skyhawk after it developed engine trouble and crashed in a Richmond County soybean field. The Bee, Danville, VA, Thursday, July 11, 1963.
142887 A4D-2
28-Oct-64 28-Oct-64 1KA2 NATC Patuxent
Lt. Seaman
Lt. Roy Seaman, 29, was killed when his A-4C Skyhawk crashed in a marshy area, not far from the Blackwater Migratory Bird Refuge. The Salisbury Times, Friday, October 30, 1964.
149650 A4D-5
28-Nov-64 28-Nov-64 1KA0 NATC Patuxent VA Cdr. Kastner
Cdr. T.M. Kastner based at NAS Patuxent River ejected safely from his disabled aircraft Saturday and splashed down into waist-deep water of the Rappahannock River not far upstream from where his Navy jet aircraft had plunged into the water near Weems, VA. A young woman on a pier heard the splash and looked up to see the pilot, about 50 yards away, gathering in his parachute. All she could say was "Good morning" and Kastner casually replied "Good morning." Bluefield Daily Telegraph Monday, 30 November 1964, Bluefield, WV. requested accident report 25 January 2013 GV.
151130 A-4E
31-Dec-69 31-Dec-69 1S NATC Patuxent MD Lt. Griggs
Lt. S.D. Griggs, 30, ejected safely from his A-4 Skyhawk over Solomons Island when the engine failed on takeoff from NATC Patuxent on a cross country flight to NAS New York. The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Thurs., Jan. 1, 1970.
148614 YA4D-5
23-Oct-74 23-Oct-74 1SO NATC Patuxent MD Maj. Vermaire
Maj. P.J. Vermaire, 34, (USAF) was killed Wednesday afternoon when his Navy A-4 jet plunged into the Chesapeake Bay off Deal Island while on a routine training mission. The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Thursday, October 24, 1974
154175 A-4F
25-Apr-76 25-Apr-76 1SO NATC Patuxent MD Lt. Chalke
Lt. George Chalke ejected safely after his A-4 Skyhawk apparently malfunctioned just six minutes into a routine training flight Sunday and exploded, crashed and burned in a field near Drawbridge, MD. The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Monday, April 25, 1976.
156896 TA-4J
22-Sep-81 30-Sep-81 1SO NATC Patuxent MD Lt. Patterson
Lt. John B. Patterson and civilian photographer Randy Hepp of McDonnell Aircraft Co ejected safely from their TA-4 Skyhawk when a wing was torn off by a bomb rack jettisoned from a FA-18 Hornet over Chesapeake Bay, MD. Newspaper Archive, October 13, 1981 and November 8, 1981.
137819 YA4D-1
5-Feb-63 5-Feb-63 1KA9 NATF Lakehurst

unknown ON requested accident report 25 January 2013 GV.
142685 A4D-2
31-Aug-65 31-Aug-65 ? NATFSI Lakehurst
Lt. unknown PN Lt. (Unknown) survived an aborted takeoff in which he ran off the end of runway 24 and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
160034 A-4M 55 28-Oct-92 28-Oct-92
NFWS Miramar AZ
unknown PN unknown pilot ejected safely when his NAS Miramar based A-4M Skyhawk crashed on the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range about 45 miles NE of Yuma while on a on a training mission. Arizona Daily Star, October 29, 1992.
150009 A-4E 24 17-Feb-76 17-Feb-76 1SO NFWS Miramar AZ Lt. Garland
Lt. Michael Garland ejected safely after a mid-air collision near Yuma between his NAS Miramar based A-4 Skyhawk and VMFA-251 F-4J Phantom DW-13 from MCAS Beaufort. The Phantoms RIO (Capt. L. S. Strickland) ejected safely and the unknown pilot (Capt. George Ladd) was killed. The Stars and Stripes, February 19, 1976. Casa Grande Dispatch, Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
152010 A-4E
27-Mar-78 27-Mar-78 1SO NFWS Miramar CA Lt. Chanik
Lt. Evan Martin Chanik, 26, ejected safely when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 80 kilometers west of San Diego near San Clemente Island. Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, March 28, 1978 and The Stars and Stripes Thursday, 30 March, 1978.
149969 A-4E 553 13-Jan-83 13-Jan-83 1SO NFWS Miramar AZ Cdr. Campbell
Cdr. Jay Campbell, 37, of Arcadia, CA, assigned to NFWS Miramar ejected safely from his A-4E Skyhawk when it crashed about 1 pm Thursday during a routine training mission over a restricted range target area near MCAS Yuma (115 miles east of NAS Miramar). Arizona Republic, Friday, 14 January 1983.
152101 NA-4F
30-Nov-89 1-Dec-89 1S NFWS Miramar CA LCdr. O'Connor
LCdr. Stanley R. O'Connor, 37, Top Gun flight instructor, was approaching Miramar after a routine flight when he radioed the air traffic control tower that the single-seat attack jet was losing power and ejected safely before his A-4 Skyhawk jet crashed six miles east of NAS Miramar on Thursday. LA Times, December 01, 1989.
145063 A4D-2N
30-Jun-76 30-Jun-76
NPTR El Centro CA


SOC June 1976, to Republic of Singapore AF as A-4SU 939
142085 A4D-2
8-May-70 8-May-70 1S NTPS Patuxent MD F/L Burrows
Flight Lt. R.S. Burrows (British training pilot) parachuted safely from his A-4 Skyhawk training jet today and escaped without injury although his plane exploded and crashed into the Nanlicoke River area. The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Friday May 8, 1970.
155119 TA-4J
18-Feb-83 18-Feb-83 1SO NTPS Patuxent MD Lt. Jewett
Lt. Carlton B. Jewett and Richard M. Prevatt ejected safely before their TA-4 Skyhawk jet plunged into the water near Bloodsworth Island in Chesapeake Bay, MD, Friday. The Capital, Sat., Feb. 19, 1983. Lt. Carlton B. Jewett and Richard M. Prevatt ejected safely before their TA-4 Skyhawk jet plunged into the frigid waters of Chesapeake Bay near Bloodsworth Island. Frederick News Post, 19 February 1983
153503 TA-4F
9-Jul-70 9-Jul-70 1S NWC China Lake CA Lt. Oxford
Lt. Wayne T. Oxford ejected safely and the back seater Lt. Bill Weiler was severely injured, impacted the runway while simulating flame-out approaches
152848 TA-4F
6-Nov-85 6-Nov-85 1SO NWC China Lake VA Cdr. Miller
Cdr. Ron Miller and Maj. Tom White, USMC, safely ejected after a loud explosion and the aircraft went out of control at 14,000 feet 30 miles east of Richmond, VA on departure from NATC Patuxent.
142723 A4D-2
15-May-58 15-May-58 1AA1 O&R Quonset Point

unknown ON VA-46 AB-4..?
139955 A4D-1
26-Oct-59 23-Nov-59 18H1 O&R Alameda CA
unknown ON
139967 A4D-1
5-Dec-60 5-Dec-60 1AA1 O&R Alameda CA
unknown ON 06 Jan 59 VA-125?
142148 A4D-1
20-Aug-62 20-Aug-62 1AA1 O&R Alameda CA
unknown ON
142710 A4D-2
12-Dec-62 12-Dec-62 11J0 O&R Quonset Point

unknown ON
144992 A4D-2
1-Oct-65 1-Oct-65 ? O&R Quonset Point

unknown ON SOC October 1965
145072 A4D-2N
25-Oct-60 6-Dec-60 1KA9 Pool Patuxent
Maj. Bacas.
Maj George Augustus Bacas. Survived 90 deg. cross wind landing - A/C stricken
155060 A-4F 873 5-Jun-73 5-Jun-73
RAN Nowra NSW SBlt. DerKinderen
SBlt. Tony DerKinderen ejected over water and was recovered by RAAF helicopter 20 nm east of RAAF Williamstown NSW after Turbine shroud failure. RAN ejection number 7.
154910 A-4G 889 8-Nov-73 8-Nov-73
RAN HMAS Melbourne
SBlt. Evans
SBlt. Barry Evans remained in the aircraft while the ship passed overhead and freed himself underwater after a catapult failure while launching from HMAS Melbourne during multinational exercise near Singapore. Picked up by helicopter.
154648 TA-4F 879 16-May-74 16-May-74
RAN Nowra
Lt. McMillan
Lt. R. McMillan was killed when he crashed into sea 64Km NE of Nowra during mock attack on HMAS Melbourne.
155055 A-4F 872 17-Jul-75 17-Jul-75
RAN Nowra NSW SBlt. McCoy
SBlt. Malcolm McCoy (872) was killed and LCdr. Grahame S. "Dusty" King, CO VF805 (870) landed into NAS Nowra arrestor gear after hydraulics failure and nose-wheel collapse after colliding near Beecroft Head Firing Range, NSW. Both were part of a 4-ship flight conducting bombing practice at the range when 872 pulled up off the range into the underside of 870.
155051 A-4F 870 23-Jan-79 23-Jan-79
RAN Nowra NSW SBlt. Tomlinson
SBlt. C. Tomlinson ejected and was rescued by RAAF helicopter after a turbine failure/engine fire 24Km SE of Braidwood, NSW. RAN ejection number 8. The Engine was picked up by Wessex N7-200 on a 150 foot strap and return to Nowra.
154909 A-4G 888 23-May-79 23-May-79
RAN HMAS Melbourne NSW LCdr. Finan
LCdr. K. Finan, USN exchange pilot, ejected and was rescued unhurt by the SAR Wessex & returned onboard HMAS Melbourne after the arrestor wire broke/parted during landing and went over the side of HMAS Melbourne 90Km east of Jervis Bay, NSW. The alert rescue Sea King (N16-098 / 01) suffered a tail-rotor failure and ditched by HMAS Melbourne before it was able to retrieve the pilot of the A-4. A second Sea King performed the recovery of both crews. RAN Ejection number 9.
154907 A-4G 886 24-Sep-79 24-Sep-79
RAN HMAS Melbourne
N/A N/A
Aircraft came free from chains when being repositioned and rolled off the deck when HMAS Melbourne suddenly rolled 20 degrees to starboard during a storm 355km east of Australia. Maintenance sailor in cockpit ABATWL Eric R. Krenn suffered lacerations but managed to get clear and was thrown a lifebuoy and joined in water by diver. Both picked up by HMAS Hobart (DDG 39).
154647 TA-4F 878 28-Apr-80 28-Apr-80
RAN Nowra NSW Lt. Sinclair
Lt. Andy Sinclair, 27, ejected and was picked up by RAN helicopter uninjured after engine failure 5 Km south of Nowra while in landing circuit (downwind) at 1,000' for Runway 26 at HMAS Albatross. RAN ejection number 10.
155062 A-4F 875 2-Oct-80 2-Oct-80
RAN HMAS Melbourne
LCdr. Blennerhasset
LCdr. Clive Blennerhasset ejected at low level with only minor injuries when the engine failed immediately following catapult launch from HMAS Melbourne, Andaman Sea, 35 nm north of Sumatra, Indonesia. RAN ejection number 11.
154906 A-4G 885 21-Oct-80 21-Oct-80
RAN HMAS Melbourne
SBlt. Baddams
SBlt. David Baddams ejected and was picked up by RAN helicopter with minor injuries after catapult failure and premature hold back failure 200km SW of Columbo Sri Lanka on launch from HMAS Melbourne. RAN ejection number 12.
145062 A4D-2N
30-Jun-75 30-Jun-75 1SO RDT&E Warminster

unknown ON requested accident report 25 January 2013 GV.
142095 A4D-2
25-Jan-66 25-Jan-66
RDT&E Quonset Point RI Lt. Richardson
Lt. Phillip Guy Richardson (31), Navy test pilot, was killed Tuesday when his A-4B Skyhawk crashed in Narragansett Bay just short of the runway at NAS Quonset Point, RI. Owosso Argus-Press, Wednesday, January 26, 1966.
unknown A-4PTM
24-Sep-85 24-Sep-85
RMAF Malaysia
Lt. Asri
Lt. Udara Khairil Asri ejected safely when his RMAF Sixth Squadron A-4 Skyhawk skidded off the runway while trying to land at the Royal Malaysian Air Base in Kauntan while on a routine circuit and landing exercise today. New Straits Times, Tuesday, 24 September 1985.
One A-4PTM Skyhawk crashed in RMAF Kuantan. The aircraft developed engine problems on landing and the aircraft skidded off runway while landing at air base. Wings torn away and aircraft exploded. The pilot Lt (U) Khairil Asri bin Baharin ejected at low level and safely landed on the runway.
unknown A-4PTM
24-Jun-88 24-Jun-88
RMAF Malaysia
Lt. Amin
Lt. Wahi Anuar Mat Amin, 30, is still missing after his Skyhawk crashed in the South China Sea on June 24 while on a training flight from Labuan to Kuantan. New Straits Times, October 1, 1988.
unknown A-4PTM
1-Sep-88 1-Sep-88
RMAF Malaysia

unknown
unknown pilot was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed in September 1988
unknown A-4PTM
4-Oct-88 4-Oct-88
RMAF Malaysia
Capt. Mues
Capt. Abdul Mues, 27, ejected safely when his Skyhawk developed engine problems and crashed in the South China Sea. It was the second Skyhawk crash in less than a week and the fifth since 1984 and as a result the remaining 35 Skyhawks have been grounded for checks. Williamson Daily News, October 4, 1988.
unknown A-4PTM
15-Aug-90 15-Aug-90
RMAF Malaysia
Maj. Keong
Maj. Ong Cher Keong with the RMAF Ninth Squadron was killed when his Skyhawk crashed into a mountain in low clouds while leading a two plane formation. New Straits Times, August 15, 1990.
unknown TA4-PTM
30-Jul-92 30-Jul-92
RMAF Malaysia Kauntan
unknown
unknown pilots ejected safely when their Sixth Squadron TA4-PTM trainer crashed at Kuantan RMAF airbase on July 30. New Straits Times, August 12, 1992.
unknown TA4-PTM
21-Aug-92 21-Aug-92
RMAF Malaysia
Maj. Duad
Maj. Suri Mohamad Duad and unknown student pilot ejected safely ejected safely when their Sixth Squadron TA4-PTM trainer crashed over Bukit Range in Pahang State.
157910 A-4K NZ6207 18-Oct-74 18-Oct-74
RNZAF Ohakea NZ W/Cdr. Kinvig
Wing Commander F. Kinvig ejected safely, but broke leg on landing. Crashed one mile N of Ohakea after engine failure caused by oil pump failure.
157916 TA-4K NZ6253 25-Mar-81 25-Mar-81
RNZAF

F/L Dick
F/L J.N. Dick killed, crashed Ruahine ranges 25m SE Taihape, North Island, NZ.
157913 A-4K NZ6210 24-Oct-89 24-Oct-89
RNZAF Ohakea NZ F/O Carter
F/O G.T. Carter killed after collision with NZ6211 during "Kiwi Red" practice. Crashed Ohakea.
157911 A-4K NZ6208 15-Apr-92 15-Apr-92
RNZAF
NZ F/O Armour
F/O S. Armour ejected safely after a flame out caused by fuel transfer problems. Aircraft crashed off Wairarapa, SE coast of the North Island.
157906 A-4K NZ6203 20-Jun-96 20-Jun-96
RNZAF Ohakea NZ F/L Fraser
F/L A. Fraser ejected safely when his aircraft crashed 10km N of Ohakea after engine failed due to total loss of oil pressure and as pilot attempted to return from cross country.
unknown A-4
19-Dec-79 19-Dec-79
RSAF Singapore P.I.
unknown SP Four Singaporean pilots aboard three Skyhawk aircraft were killed after they crashed on Mount Demahonte in Aurora Province 95 miles NE of Manila. The three Skyhawks were part of a squadron of Singapore Air Force planes engaged in training in the Philippines with the help of the U.S. Air Force at Clark AB and were on their way from Clark to the Crow Valley Bombing Range near the base. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Saturday, December 22, 1979 and Pacific Stars and Stripes, Friday, January 4, 1980
unknown A-4
19-Dec-79 19-Dec-79
RSAF Singapore P.I.
unknown SP Four Singaporean pilots aboard three Skyhawk aircraft were killed after they crashed on Mount Demahonte in Aurora Province 95 miles NE of Manila. The three Skyhawks were part of a squadron of Singapore Air Force planes engaged in training in the Philippines with the help of the U.S. Air Force at Clark AB and were on their way from Clark to the Crow Valley Bombing Range near the base. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Saturday, December 22, 1979 and Pacific Stars and Stripes, Friday, January 4, 1980
unknown TA-4S
19-Dec-79 19-Dec-79
RSAF Singapore P.I.
unknown SP Four Singaporean pilots aboard three Skyhawk aircraft were killed after they crashed on Mount Demahonte in Aurora Province 95 miles NE of Manila. The three Skyhawks were part of a squadron of Singapore Air Force planes engaged in training in the Philippines with the help of the U.S. Air Force at Clark AB and were on their way from Clark to the Crow Valley Bombing Range near the base. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Saturday, December 22, 1979 and Pacific Stars and Stripes, Friday, January 4, 1980
unknown A-4S
24-Apr-75 24-Apr-75
RSAF Singapore Singapore Lta. Hoong
Lta. Chong Khal Hoong, ejected safely at low level before his Skyhawk jet plunged into the Chanji Creek soon after take-off from the Chanel airbase.
unknown A-4S
5-Jan-76 5-Jan-76
RSAF Singapore S. China Sea
unknown
unknown pilot of a Singapore A-4S Skyhawk on a training flight was missing after his A-4S crashed into the South China Sea northeast of Singapore Monday, Pacific Stars & Stripes, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1976
unknown A-4
31-Aug-76 31-Aug-76
RSAF Singapore S. China Sea
unknown
unknown pilot was believed killed after his Singapore Air Force Skyhawk crashed into the sea about 10 miles south of Singapore today. The ministry said the plane was on a training flight. It was the second aircraft of the Singapore Air Force to crash this month. The Herald, Provo. UT, Tuesday, August 31. 1976.
unknown TA-4S
4-Feb-78 4-Feb-78
RSAF Singapore Singapore
unknown
unknown pilot and copilot ejected safely before their Singapore Air Force Skyhawk trainer aircraft crashed in a poultry farm destroying a farmhouse and 8,000 chickens, police said. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Saturday, February 4, 1978.
unknown A-4S
7-Apr-82 7-Apr-82
RSAF Singapore N.S.W. Lt. Singh
Lt. Jaspal Singh 23, ejected safely when his engine failed during gunnery practice near Newcastle, in New South Wales.
unknown A-4
17-Jun-83 17-Jun-83
RSAF Singapore Singapore
unknown
unknown pilot of a Singapore RSAF Skyhawk ejected safely before his Skyhawk crashed Wednesday morning during defense maneuvers and smashed into a beach close to the causeway connecting Singapore and Malaysia, missing heavy populated areas nearby. Pacific Stars and Stripes, Friday, June 17, 1983.
unknown A-4S
26-Aug-85 26-Aug-85
RSAF Singapore P.I. Capt. Tan
Capt. Francis Tan, ejected safely when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed in in the Caraballo mountains about 70 miles NE of Clark AB in Central Luzon in the Philippines. Capt. Tan was rescued by a USAF helicopter operating from Clark Air Base. The Galveston Daily News, Wednesday, August 28, 1985.
unknown A-4S
22-Oct-85 22-Oct-85
RSAF Singapore Singapore Lt. Yean
Lt. Leow Yong Yean, 22, ejected safely and was picked up by a boat when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed into the sea south of Tengah Airbase
unknown TA-4S
3-Mar-86 3-Mar-86
RSAF Singapore Singapore Capt. Ming
Capt. Tsu Way Ming, 29, and his student pilot, Lt. Goh Char Li, 22, both ejected safely when their A4 Skyhawk crashed into the sea SW of Tengah Air Base during a routine exercise.
142819 A-4SU 636 30-Mar-83 30-Mar-83
RSAF-142 Singapore Tengah Lt. Ngan
Lt. Foo Siew Ngan ejected successfully after a midair collision with 75 Squadron RAAF Mirage III-OA A3-69 that was on final for runway 36 and crashed 1 nm south of Tengah Airfield, Singapore. The RAAF Mirage was approaching Tengah Air Base in a straight descending path after being cleared by Tengah’s air traffic control when it collided with the RSAF Skyhawk about 100 meters above ground. Jim Winchester and Pacific Stars and Stripes, Friday, April 1, 1983.
unknown A-4S
1-Nov-89 1-Nov-89
RSAF-142 Singapore P.I.
unknown
unknown pilot ejected safely when his Skyhawk crashed north of Manilla, Philippines, while on a training mission out of Clark AFB
158086 TA-4J B-2.. 2-Jun-82 2-Jun-82 1SO TW-2 Kingsville TX
unknown PN unknown pilot ejected safely when his TA-4J crashed Wednesday about 10 miles SW of Hebbronville, TX, which is about 50 miles southwest of Kingsville. Seguin Gazette Enterprise, Thursday, June 3, 1982.
158508 TA-4J B-113 21-Sep-86 3-Nov-86 1SO TW-2 Kingsville

unknown PN unknown crew ejected safely, departed runway on take-off
158091 TA-4J B- 9-Oct-86 9-Oct-86 1SO TW-2 Kingsville

unknown PN unknown crew ejected safely, crashed during bombing run.
158074 TA-4J B- 12-Apr-89 12-Apr-89 1SO TW-2 Kingsville TX
unknown PN unknown crew ejected safely. Flamed out on take-off from NAS Corpus Christi
158504 TA-4J
8-Mar-88 8-Mar-88 1S TW-2 Kingsville TX Capt. Peters
Capt. John Peters instructor pilot, and Marine 1st Lt. Robert Pair, student pilot, ejected safely after their VT-22 TA-4J lost power and crashed 8 miles north of Escobas, Zapata City, TX on Tuesday. Kerrville Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1988.
159100 TA-4J
14-Sep-89 14-Sep-89 1SO TW-2 Kingsville TX Lt. Myers
Lt. Jim Myers broke his left arm and the student pilot was uninjured after they got into an inverted spin and ejected. From Lance Patterson.
152847 TA-4J B-150 17-Nov-89 17-Nov-89
TW-2 Kingsville Gulf Cdr. Marksbury
Cdr. John Marksbury, 44, and Ens. Paul Bledsoe ejected safely when the engine of their TA-4J Skyhawk flamed out and the plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 20 miles south of Pensacola, FL. They were returning from NAS Pensacola to their home base at NAS Kingsville. Gainesville Sun, Monday, November 20, 1989.
153674 TA-4F A- 20-Jan-91 20-Jan-91 1S TW-2 USS Lexington Gulf Ens. Costen
Ens. Christopher T. Costen based in Meridian, MS with VT-7 crashed into the Gulf of Mexico west of Key West Sunday and was declared missing while on a flight to the training carrier USS Lexington. Santa Fe New Mexican, Monday, January 21, 1991.
153498 TA-4J B- 25-Jun-93 25-Jun-93 1S TW-2 Kingsville TX Lt. Bowes
Lt. Terence F. Bowes and Lt. Timothy Schilds ejected safely when their TA-4J Skyhawk (TW-2 NAS Kingsville) crashed Friday about 1/2 mile short of the NAS Corpus Christi runway. Del Rio News-Herald, Saturday, June 26, 1993. In-flight fire.
154303 TA-4F
18-Apr-90 30-Jun-90
TW-3 Chase Field TX LCdr. Sullivan
LCdr. "Silky" Sullivan and student 1st Lt. Michael V. "Mike" Franzak ejected safely after engine fire while on a night fam flight.
152096 A-4E
1-Mar-66 1-Mar-66
unknown


unknown ON SOC March 1966
unknown A4D
1-Jan-61 1-Jan-61
unknown unknown

unknown UP A division of A4D's were engaged in night MLP at an outlying field and were running somewhat behind schedule when they landed to refuel. Three of the pilots remained in the cockpit during refueling and on one the plane captain noticed the fuselage fuel cell cover and cap were missing. Climbing to the cockpit the plane captain told the pilot he was refueled but his gas cap cover was missing. The pilot told him to find something to cover it up with and to hurry. Unable to find another cap he was returning to the cap-less A4D and stopped another plane captain from stuffing rags in the filler pipe. Climbing the ladder again he informed the pilot that he couldn't find a cap. The pilot had his APH-5 on and the huffer was connected and running. The pilot thought the man said the cover plate was missing and signaled he wanted to start the engine. During taxi-out the pilot informed the LSO that he had a missing gas cap and was returning to home base. The LSO said "say again" and the pilot repeated the message. The LSO then asked if he was going to fly without a gas cap and the pilot replied "affirmative." Not believing anyone would be foolish enough to fly without a gas cap and thinking he meant the fuselage cover he cleared the A4D for takeoff. During the take-off role observers saw the plane burst into flames and heard a loud explosion. As the pilot heard the explosion and saw the flames he cut the engine, braked to a fast stop, jumped out and ran for safety. Although the Crash crew promptly put out the fire the wreck may be irreparable. NAN, Pettibone, June 1961.
unknown A4D
1-Oct-61 1-Oct-61
unknown unknown

unknown UP An experienced A4D pilot departed an east coast base for some practice night CCA approaches to a big carrier and as he hadn't made a night carrier landing in almost three years all approaches were to be waved off at a safe distance and altitude. Two other A4D's were at the marshall point ahead of him and at the ten-mile gate he was well to the right of the desired track. The CCA gave him a 90 deg. turn followed by a 90 deg. right and the carrier was in front of him and moments later he called meatball and flew the glide slope. He saw two bright lights ahead and assumed it must be the other two A4D's climbing out. The meatball was going low and he was drifting off to the right and he was adding power just as the wave-off lights flashed and he commenced a climbing turn to the right and saw what looked like an flashing white tail light directly ahead and closing. He reduced power to stay behind and dropped the nose to stay below the bogie, saw he was over-running and banked hard right climbing to pass level, crashed into the ships steel yardarm in a 60 deg. bank and ejected as something smashed into his knee, After disentangling himself from the seat and chute he lit off a flare and was rescued by the plane guard DD. NAN, Pettibone, April 1962.
unknown A-4C
1-Jan-63 1-Jan-63
unknown unknown

unknown UP A young A-4B pilot who had been more or less grounded with a bad shoulder for six months had been trying to requalify himself in the A-4B after getting back in a Group 1 status. On his own he reread the flight handbook and flew 7.3 hours in a local A-4B outfit's aircraft. He managed to have an A-4C assigned for an afternoon local area fam. hop and called aerology for the local weather forecast and got that and nothing more in the way of weather along his proposed route. He took off at about 1300 local with 9200 pounds of fuel and headed out on his planned low level route at 1,000 feet altitude. After an hour he noticed a band of rain ahead of him and low ceilings that seemed to go clear to the ground and had a line of thunderstorms in it. He was in a small hole with about 5,000 pounds of fuel so he climbed at full power to 30,000 feet in an attempt to top the weather. The cloud still towered way above him and it was real trouble staying VFR so he started an idle descent in a spiral and leveled off at 1,000 feet. He made brief but poor radio contact with an AFB weather service which told him the weather at his home base was still good, but there were severe thunderstorms in the area. He decided to retrace his route remaining VFR with 4,000 pounds of fuel estimating that he could make it with 800 pounds to spare. All went well for 250 miles except for a higher fuel consumption than anticipated, but only 100 miles from home he hit a band of rain and low ceilings which stretched across his route. After attempting to circumnavigate the weather fuel was down to 800 pounds and he was no longer sure of his position and requested help on traffic control frequencies and finally on Guard. Soon after he made contact with his home field and radar gave him a DF steer at 40 miles. At 1352 local time at an altitude of 3,000 feet and a fuel state of 200 pounds he notified home base of his intention and ejected. NAN, Pettibone, June 1963.
unknown A4D
1-Feb-78 1-Feb-78
unknown unknown

unknown UP A section of A-4 Skyhawks departed on a routine cross-country instrument navigation flight and a section penetration with individual final approaches was requested and approved. The descent was made at 75% power with speed brakes extended. Passing 7,000 feet the flight was split up and the wingman followed vectors and altitude instructions until he retracted the speed brakes leveling off at 1,200 feet. After being instructed to reduce to approach speed the wingman actuated the speed brakes and extended the gear and flaps at 220 knots. Power was added to maintain level flight at 150 knots and as the power advanced through 80% a popping noise was heard. Power was momentarily reduced to idle and then advanced to full throttle and as rpm increased the popping noise returned, more pronounced than before. The pilot attempted several more times to increase power and each time the popping resumed he would reduce power until it stopped. Engine instruments were normal at all settings. The pilot lost 600 feet of altitude during this evolution and airspeed was allowed to fall to 130 knots in a nose low attitude. At 500 feet AGL the pilot selected manual fuel but popping accompanied increased power. Now in extremis at 125 knots and 200 feet AGL he reduced power and ejected. NAN, Pettibone, August 1978.
149517 A4D-2N
11-Jul-63 11-Jul-63 1AA0 VA-106 Cecil Field

unknown ON
148478 A4D-2N
22-Jul-63 22-Jul-63 1AA2 VA-106 Cecil Field

unknown ON
142782 A4D-2 AK-3.. 6-Feb-59 6-Feb-59 1AA1 VA-106 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). Rupert B. Lowe
Lt(jg). Rupert B. Lowe (Cecil Field) ejected safely from his Skyhawk when it crashed in the Ocala National Forest while on a bombing mission. Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal, February 8, 1959.
151155 A-4E AE- 15-May-67 15-May-67 1S VA-106 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). Davis
Lt(jg). Davis ejected safely when his test bird came apart over the runway
152018 A-4E AA-312 29-Jul-67 29-Jul-67 1S VA-106 USS Forrestal Pac N/A N/A
destroyed in flight deck fire
152024 A-4E AA-310 29-Jul-67 29-Jul-67 1S VA-106 USS Forrestal Pac N/A N/A
destroyed in flight deck fire
152036 A-4E AA-303 29-Jul-67 29-Jul-67 1S VA-106 USS Forrestal Pac N/A N/A
destroyed in flight deck fire
152040 A-4E AA-301 29-Jul-67 29-Jul-67 1S VA-106 USS Forrestal Pac N/A N/A
destroyed in flight deck fire
152091 A-4E AK-216 23-Sep-68 23-Sep-68 1SA VA-106 USS Intrepid SEA LCdr. Callahan
LCdr. David F. Callahan in VA-106 BuNo 152091 was killed when he crashed into port quarter of flight deck and went into the sea off the port quarter at latitude 18-12.2N and longitude 107-09.1E and sank in 38 fathoms of water at 1116. USS Stoddard (DD 566) and helicopter commenced search for pilot. USS Intrepid deck log, 23 September 1968. Generator failure and banked sharply left on approach, struck the LSO platform and crashed into the sea. The LSO Lt. Robert William Harris also was killed.
151160 A-4E AK-217 21-Oct-68 21-Oct-68 1S VA-106 USS Intrepid NVIET Lt. Knabb
Lt. Kenneth Keith Knabb was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed Monday about 38 miles south of a stand-down area. The Skyhawk, the 910th American warplane reported lost in combat over North Vietnam, made a strafing run on a truck, went into a dive, and a large fireball was observed. Tuesday, October 22, 1968, Reno Evening Gazette.
147849 A4D-2N
22-Jul-61 22-Jul-61 1AA1 VA-112 Miramar CA
unknown ON
142845 A4D-2
10-Dec-59 10-Dec-59 1IA1 VA-112 Miramar CA
unknown PN unknown pilot ejected safely 10 miles NE of El Centro in Superstition Mountains, CA. The experienced pilot with 400+ A4D hours had just completed a climb to 40,000 during the course of the acceptance test for the newly received A4D-2. Suddenly there was a muffled explosion followed by the TPT maxing out at 900 degrees. He retarded to throttle to idle with no effect on the TPT and then shut down the engine, dropped the RAT, set up for a glide to El Centro and notified to tower of his situation and intentions. Arriving over the field at 27,000 feet he restarted the engine in both manual and primary fuel systems, but both resulted in 900 degree TPT's and RPM that wouldn't accelerate beyond idle. The last attempt was made at 9,000 feet and the pilot shut down the engine and notified GCI and the airfield that he was going to eject immediately. NAN Pettibone, March 1960.
139948 A4D-1
14-Oct-59 14-Oct-59 1AA1 VA-112 Miramar CA Cdr. Lee
Cdr. C.J. Lee (CO) ejected safely following an in-flight fire and hydraulic failure and landed about four miles south of Holtville. The Yuma Daily Sun, Yuma, AZ, Wed., Oct.14, 1959.
142949 A4D-2
3-Mar-60 3-Mar-60 1AA2 VA-112 Miramar CA Lt. Bechtel
Lt. William P. Lee. 23, ejected safely from about 20,000 feet about one mile off Point Loma following a mid-air collision while refueling in flight over the ocean. Lt (jg). James H. Bechtel, 25, is missing. Corpus Christi Times, Fri., Mar. 4, 1960.
142841 A4D-2
3-Mar-60 3-Mar-60 1AA2 VA-112 Miramar CA Lt. Lee
Lt. William P. Lee. 23, ejected safely from about 20,000 feet about one mile off Point Loma following a mid-air collision while refueling in flight over the ocean. Lt (jg). James H. Bechtel, 25, is missing. Corpus Christi Times, Fri., Mar. 4, 1960.
149488 A4D-2N AJ-5.. 3-Nov-65 3-Nov-65
VA-112 USS Forrestal Atl. Lt(jg). Burch
Lt(jg). John Charles Burch was killed when he crashed thought the elevator barrier and fell to hangar deck level and ejected from his aircraft before it hit elevator and he went into the sea at position Lat. 39 degrees 34.3’ N., Long. 07 degrees 07.8’ E. From Forrestal Historian Ken Killmeyer.
149501 A4D-2N AJ-501 11-Jan-66 11-Jan-66
VA-112 USS Forrestal Atl. Lt. Bradford
Lt. James D. Bradford was killed. 2145 received MAYDAY bearing 060, 43 miles from Forrestal’s position of 36 degrees 50.5 N, 16 degrees 31.6E. Planes position 37 degrees 15N, 17 degrees 14E. From Forrestal Historian Ken Killmeyer.
147840 A4D-2N AJ-300 1-Apr-66 1-Apr-66
VA-112 USS Forrestal Atl. Lt(jg). Galloway
Lt(jg). Charles E. Galloway killed when he crashed into the water off the port bow 34 degrees 26.5N, 11 degrees 34.8 E. From Forrestal Historian Ken Killmeyer.
148567 A4D-2N
12-Aug-66 12-Aug-66 1S VA-112 Lemoore NM Cdr. Alvis
Cdr. John H. Alvis ejected safely and was rescued by a Cannon AFB helicopter late Friday when his engine flamed out enroute from NAS Lemoore to Dyess AFB. He was attempting to glide into Cannon AFB and ejected at 8,000 feet when he realized he couldn't make it. The plane continued for several miles and crashed three mile N and two miles W of Melrose, about 14 mile NE of the Melrose Bombing Range. Clovis News Journal, Sunday, August 14, 1966.
147674 A4D-2N NH-4.. 19-Oct-66 19-Oct-66 1S VA-112 Lemoore CA LCdr. Eichinger
LCdr. J.C. Eichinger, of NAS Lemoore, ejected safely from his Skyhawk following a collision with VF-114 F-4B Phantom BuNo 152995, piloted by Lt. H.D. Wisely and flight officer Lt.(jg). G.L. Anderson, both from NAS Miramar. The men ejected from their crippled planes about 120 miles SW of San Diego and were picked up by helicopters. Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1966.
145144 A4D-2N NH-415 20-Jan-67 21-Jan-67 1S VA-112 USS Kitty Hawk SEA Lt(jg). Hogan
Lt(jg). Jerry Franks Hogan was killed when his Skyhawk flew into the ground on a night attack on barges near Hoang Xa illuminated by flares.
148519 A4D-2N NH-415 27-Mar-67 27-Mar-67 1S VA-112 USS Kitty Hawk SEA Lt. Palenscar
Lt. Alexander J. Palenscar III disappeared after a bomb run on the Dao My bridge. His remains were recovered on August 28, 1996.
148486 A4D-2N NH-405 3-Jan-68 3-Jan-68 1S VA-112 USS Kitty Hawk VTNAM LCdr. Estes
LCdr. Edward Dale Estes – POW, hit by SAM
148310 A4D-2N AH-410 22-Jul-69 22-Jul-69 1S VA-112 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt. Helmsin
Lt. F.K. Helmsin ejected safely when VA-112 AH-410 BuNo 148310 crashed into the sea close aboard to starboard following an incomplete catapult launch and sank in 30 fathoms of water at latitude 17-46N longitude 107-33.5E at 0855. Pilot recovered by reserve helo no apparent injuries at 0907. USS Ticonderoga deck log, 22 July 1969. (bridle failed)
147833 A4D-2N AH-416 26-Jul-69 26-Jul-69 1S VA-112 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt. Brenning
Lt. Richard David Brenning was killed when VA-112 A-4 BuNo 147833/416 crashed into the sea off the port bow at latitude 18-06N, longitude 107-27E and sank in 40 fathoms of water. The pilot was not recovered. USS Ticonderoga deck log, 26 July 1969. (bad cat shot)
142878 A4D-2 NH- 18-Jul-60 18-Jul-60 1AA1 VA-113 Miramar CA
unknown ON
142792 A4D-2 NH-3.. 18-Jan-61 19-Jan-61 1LA2 VA-113 USS Hancock Japan
unknown PN unknown pilot was killed Wednesday morning when his A4D Skyhawk crashed at the end of the runway while attempting to take-off from NAS Atsugi. Pacific Stars & Stripes, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1961.
142214 A4D-1 NH-3.. 7-Nov-57 14-Nov-57 1AA1 VA-113 Miramar CA Lt(jg). Callison
Lt(jg). Max P. Callison, 25, noticed a fire warning light on a training mission out of NAS Miramar Thursday and set his prop-driven A4D Skylark on the runway at NAAS El Centro just as the engine burst into flames. Redlands Daily Facts, Friday, November 8, 1957.
142221 A4D-1 NH-3.. 14-May-58 14-May-58 1AA2 VA-113 USS Shangri La Pac Lt. Matthews
Lt. William Rufus Mathews, Jr. was killed Wednesday night while on a flight from the USS Shangri-La in the Pacific. Long Beach Independent, Friday, May 16, 1958. 2030 two aircraft missing. 2253 USS Blue (DD-744) is 090, 2 miles. USS Cunningham (DD-752) is at 270, 2 miles. Commencing search for 2 missing A4D's (aircraft). USS Shangri La deck log, Wednesday, 14 May 1958. 00-04 The USS Blue (DD-744) is 090, 2 miles and the USS Cunningham (DD-752) is 270 2 miles conducting search for 2 A4D aircraft. 0321 USS Blue (DD-744) detached on a bearing of 215 to investigate debris reported by searching aircraft. 0603 Detached USS Blue (DD-744) and USS Cunningham (DD-752) to conduct expanded square search. 0630 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to remain in area of lifeboat while searching for debris. 08-12 Steaming as before on various courses and speeds while searching for missing A4D's and launching rescue planes. 1730 USS Blue (DD-744) USS Cunningham (DD-752) detached to conduct engineering exercises. USS Shangri-La deck log, Tuesday, 15 May 1958.
142231 A4D-1 NH-3.. 14-May-58 14-May-58 1AA2 VA-113 USS Shangri La Pac Lt(jg). Morton
Lt(jg). Asa D. Morton was killed Wednesday night while on a flight from the USS Shangri-La in the Pacific. 2030 two aircraft missing. 2253 USS Blue (DD-744) is 090, 2 miles. USS Cunningham (DD-752) is at 270, 2 miles. Commencing search for 2 missing A4D's (aircraft). USS Shangri La deck log, Wednesday, 14 May 1958. 00-04 The USS Blue (DD-744) is 090, 2 miles and the USS Cunningham (DD-752) is 270 2 miles conducting search for 2 A4D aircraft. 0321 USS Blue (DD-744) detached on a bearing of 215 to investigate debris reported by searching aircraft. 0603 Detached USS Blue (DD-744) and USS Cunningham (DD-752) to conduct expanded square search. 0630 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to remain in area of lifeboat while searching for debris. 08-12 Steaming as before on various courses and speeds while searching for missing A4D's and launching rescue planes. 1730 USS Blue (DD-744) USS Cunningham (DD-752) detached to conduct engineering exercises. USS Shangri-La deck log, Tuesday, 15 May 1958.
142861 A4D-2 NH- 12-May-59 12-May-59 1AA2 VA-113 USS Shangri La Japan Lt(jg). Turnbull
Lt(jg). Robert W. Turnbull ejected from his A4D Skyhawk jet near Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture while on a routine training mission from NAS Atsugi. Pacific Stars & Stripes, 14 May 1959.
145090 A4D-2N
14-Feb-62 14-Feb-62 1AA1 VA-113 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Creighton
Lt(jg). George C. Creighton III safely ejected before his Skyhawk crashed into a field 25 miles NE of Lemoore, near Helm. The Stars and Stripes, February 17, 1962.
148510 A4D-2N NH-301 17-Dec-65 17-Dec-65 1S VA-113 USS Kitty Hawk SEA Lt. Wickham
Lt. David Wallace Wickham was killed when he hit the round down on landing after combat mission.
148583 A4D-2N NH-305 17-Apr-66 17-Apr-66 1S VA-113 USS Kitty Hawk SEA Lt(jg). Johnson
Lt(jg). A.E. Johnson ejected safely. 1405 After being catapulted from No. one cat. an A4 aircraft bureau number 148583 piloted by LTJG Johnson crashed into the water (missing) ahead of this vessel. Ships position 18-28.5 N, 107-10.0 E. USS Ticonderoga helo number 61 picked up the downed pilot. Pilot taken to sickbay condition satisfactory. USS Kitty Hawk log book, Sunday, 17 April 1966.
148512 A4D-2N NH-314 20-Apr-66 20-Apr-66 1S VA-113 USS Kitty Hawk SEA Cdr. Abbott
Cdr. John Abbott ejected and was captured when his Skyhawk was hit in the starboard wing while leading an 8 plane strike against the Vinh Son road bridge over the Song Ca river. As he flew toward the coast the Skyhawk began to roll uncontrollably and disintegrated. Cdr. Abbott died in captivity.
149495 A4D-2N NH-303 20-Apr-66 20-Apr-66 1S VA-113 USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 Lt(jg). Welch
Lt(jg). H.G. Welch was rescued by the plane guard helo after he ejected when the landing gear wouldn't lower. Damaged by AAA while orbiting NH-314.
145124 A4D-2N NG-3.. 19-Aug-66 19-Aug-66 1S VA-113 Lemoore CO Cdr. Bennett
Cdr. Robert E. Bennett ejected safely when his A-4C Skyhawk crashed into a vacant field SE of Denver Friday about 1/2 mile west of Buckley ANG Base while enroute from NAS Lemoore to Minneapolis. Humboldt Standard, Monday, Aug. 22, 1966.
148514 A4D-2N NG-314 4-May-67 4-May-67 1S VA-113 USS Enterprise SEA Lt(jg). Graham
Lt(jg). James Scott Graham ejected near the village of Kieu Thon and although alive never arrived at a POW camp after he was apparently hit by AAA while attacking a Sam site near Sam Son.
147842 A4D-2N NG-316 18-May-67 18-May-67 1S VA-113 USS Enterprise SEA Lt. Naughton
Lt. Robert John Naughton ejected and was captured when his Skyhawk was hit by ground fire and caught fire while making a rocket attack on the Dong Thuong railway bridge.
154214 A-4F NG-302 7-May-68 7-May-68 1S VA-113 USS Enterprise CVA-65 LCdr. Paine
LCdr. Paul Warren Paine killed, suddenly pitched nose down in the pattern and crashed into the sea.
154216 A-4F NG-301 23-Jun-68 23-Jun-68 1S VA-113 USS Enterprise SEA Lt. Christensen
Lt. Ernest E. Christensen ejected and was rescued by USS Enterprise (CVN-65) HC-7 Seadevils Det. 110 SH-3A Sea King 80 miles, 85⁰ from Vinh, 70 miles off shore, lost throttle control. 1652 received report that Lt. Ernest E. Christensen ejected from his A-4F aircraft due to a flameout. A/C was reported down bearing 259 deg. at 22 miles from Enterprise. Pilot was reported as being in good condition. 1700 recovered downed pilot Lt. Ernest E. Christensen. USS Enterprise deck log, 23 June 1968.
144938 A4D-2 NT- 21-May-65 21-May-65 1AA3 VA-113 Q USS Bennington SEA Lt(jg). Pierce
Lt(jg). Mark V. Pierce was rescued after VA-113 Detachment Quebec A-4B BuNo 144938 caught number (2) wire while attempting an arrested landing and skidded off the port side of the deck aft of the landing mirror at latitude 10-48N, longitude 101-56E and sank in 38 fathoms of water after being cut loose from the wire at 1300. Pilot recovered by helicopter and delivered on board USS Bennington with abrasions and contusions. USS Bennington deck log, 21 May 1965.
142695 A4D-2 AK- 24-Apr-58 24-Apr-58 1AA1 VA-12 Cecil Field

unknown ON
142689 A4D-2 AK- 26-Aug-60 26-Aug-60 1AA2 VA-12 Cecil Field

unknown ON
148580 A4D-2N AB-4.. 22-Jun-62 22-Jun-62 1AA1 VA-12 Cecil Field

unknown ON
147758 A4D-2N
8-Nov-63 8-Nov-63 1AA2 VA-12 Cecil Field

unknown ON
149597 A4D-2N AB-4.. 1-May-64 1-May-64 1AA2 VA-12 USS FDR Med
unknown ON nothing in the deck log for this date… needs further research
145105 A4D-2N AJ-412 21-Jun-70 27-Jan-71 1S VA-12 USS Independence

unknown ON On 6-21-1970 it’s status was A1 (combat) aboard USS Independence; No additional hours were recorded after that date; On 9-7-1970 it’s status was H0 (non-flyable,) USS Independence; On 10-27-1970 it’s status was G3 (repair,) USS Independence; On 12-23-1970 it’s status was Z (disposition undetermined,) USS Independence; On 1-27-1971 it’s status was 1S (SOC due to damage,) USS Independence.
142677 A4D-2 AK- 25-Mar-58 25-Mar-58 1AA1 VA-12 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). John Wahl
Lt(jg). John Wahl ejected safely when his Cecil Field based VA-12 A4D crashed in Doctor's inlet 25 March 1958 after an engine failure at 20,000 feet. Divers and salvage crews from NAS Jacksonville recovered everything except the engine which couldn't be found. Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, 1940-2000: An Illustrated History By Ronald M. Williamson and Jax Air News 10 April 1958.
142691 A4D-2 AK-3.. 8-Oct-58 8-Oct-58 1AA2 VA-12 USS Forrestal Med Lt(jg). Davis
Lt(jg). Thomas J. Davis was lost at sea during flight operations from the USS Forrestal (CVA-59).
142686 A4D-2 AK-3.. 7-Jan-59 7-Jan-59 1AA2 VA-12 USS Forrestal Med Cdr. Sullivan
Cdr. John R. Sullivan perished in the Med. Commander Sullivan is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary M. Sullivan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, his wife Mrs. Gloria B. Sullivan and their three children Gloria 6, John 4, and Susan age 2 of Jacksonville, Florida.
142696 A4D-2 AK- 2-Jun-59 2-Jun-59 1AA VA-12 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). Zinner
Lt(jg). Marshall W. Zinner, 28, was killed when his Skyhawk crashed in Nassau county about 25 miles north of Jacksonville. Observers stated that the plane was headed for a group of four houses when it suddenly pulled up and exploded after it cleared the houses. Ocala Star Banner, Wednesday, June 3, 1959. Lt(jg). Marshall W. Zinner, 28, was killed in the crash of his jet plane near Yulee, FL, 18 miles north of Jacksonville when a hydraulic line broke on his A-4DL Skyhawk on a routine radar tracking mission. LA Times , 04 July, 1959.
142719 A4D-2 AK- 14-Nov-61 14-Nov-61 1AA2 VA-12 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Atl. LCdr. Engel
LCdr. Gordon L. Engel stationed at Cecil Field was killed near Jacksonville, FL, when his A4D Skyhawk crashed shortly after takeoff from the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Pittsburgh Press, Wednesday, 15 November 1961.
149491 A4D-2N AB-401 13-May-64 13-May-64 1AA2 VA-12 USS FDR Med LCdr. Pullar
LCdr. Andrew Pullar ejected safely when A4C #401 BuNo 149597 of VA-12 crashed into the sea about five miles off the front quarter at 1642 while the USS F.D. Roosevelt was enroute from Pollensa Bay to Barcelona, Spain. Pilot was recovered by the ships helo in good condition and the plane sank in 1,500 fathoms. USS Franklin D. Roosevelt deck log.
150048 A-4E AB-410 12-Nov-66 12-Nov-66 1S VA-12 USS FDR SEA Cdr. Frosio
Cdr. Robert Clarence Frosio was killed in a mid-air collision with 150051 in the final stages of approach 1.5 miles astern as Frosio was leading Jones back to the ship due to TACAN failure.
150051 A-4E AB-408 12-Nov-66 12-Nov-66 1S VA-12 USS FDR SEA Lt(jg). Jones
Lt(jg). James Gradey Jones was killed in a mid-air collision with 150048 in the final stages of approach 1.5 miles astern as Frosio was leading Jones back to the ship due to TACAN failure.
149513 A4D-2N AB- 7-Mar-68 7-Mar-68 1S VA-12 USS FDR Med LCdr. Baals
LCdr John Baals. 1801 A-4 A/C in water off port quarter. 1804 recovered pilot LCdr John Baals, CVW-1, by helo. no injuries. USS Franklin D. Roodevelt deck log, Thursday, 07 March 1968.
149566 A4D-2N AJ-404 12-Feb-69 12-Feb-69 1S VA-12 USS Shangri La Med Lt(jg). Neuman
Lt(jg). Frank Peter Neuman was killed 12 Feb '69 when he ejected almost on a parallel path to the water when he dropped for the wire and turned to the port side catching the #2 wire, but at such an angle his aircraft proceeded to go over the side. The plane remained suspended over the side with its’ nose just touching the water by the wire. Atkron 12 Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 1
147803 A4D-2N AJ-4.. 28-Apr-70 28-Apr-70 1S VA-12 USS Shangri La SEA Lt(jg). Finose
Lt(jg) J. Finose ejected safely and was rescued by USS Ranger (CVA-61) HC-7 Seadevils Det. 110 SH-3A Sea King, unable to refuel and ran out of fuel. Nothing in the Ranger deck log.
149553 A4D-2N AJ-401 6-Aug-70 6-Aug-70 1S VA-12 USS Shangri La SEA Lt. Flynn
Lt. D.B. (Denny) Flynn ejected when A-4 aircraft BuNo 149553 suffered collapsed nose gear on takeoff from port catapult and hit water 100 feet forward of ship at 1959. Helo recovered pilot, no apparent injuries at 2001. USS Shangri-La deck log, 06 August 1970.
142156 A4D-1 NJ- 10-Jan-62 10-Jan-62 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
145102 A4D-2N NJ- 28-Jun-63 28-Jun-63 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
142896 A4D-2 NJ- 18-Sep-63 18-Sep-63 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
147771 A4D-2N NJ- 1-Aug-65 1-Aug-65
VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON SOC August 1965
150109 A-4E NJ- 7-Sep-67 7-Sep-67 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
145091 A4D-2N NJ- 18-Mar-68 18-Mar-68 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
151151 A-4E NJ- 21-Feb-69 21-Feb-69 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
154201 A-4F NJ- 18-Aug-69 18-Aug-69 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
154320 TA-4F NJ- 12-Mar-70 12-Mar-70 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
149965 A-4E NJ- 1-Oct-65 1-Oct-65
VA-125 Lemoore AZ
unknown PM unknown USMC pilot ejected safely yesterday before his disabled A-4E crashed 8 miles SE of Yuma. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Sat., Oct. 2, 1965.
148537 A4D-2N NJ- 29-May-69 29-May-69 1S VA-125 Fallon NV
unknown PN Unknown pilot ejected from VA-125 A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 148537 (#3 in a four plane formation) after a mid-air collision with VA-125 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 149967 (#2 in a four plane formation ) following a live ordnance (Mk-81's) mission at NAS Fallon filmed by Lt. R.R. Powell from the backseat of a TA-4J. During the join-up, lead called a frequency change, #3 looked down and collided with #2. The Skyhawks locked together and #3 ejected. The airplanes came apart and both us instructors are screaming Eject, Eject! The nose section of #2 (A-4E) had come loose and was pounding on the canopy and the RP in #2 finally ejected from his falling A-4E after the nose section tore away, 29 May 1969. From R.R. Powell, 11 February 2016.
149967 A-4E NJ- 29-May-69 29-May-69 1S VA-125 Fallon NV
unknown PN Unknown pilot ejected from VA-125 A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 148537 (#3 in a four plane formation) after a mid-air collision with VA-125 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 149967 (#2 in a four plane formation ) following a live ordnance (Mk-81's) mission at NAS Fallon filmed by Lt. R.R. Powell from the backseat of a TA-4J. During the join-up, lead called a frequency change, #3 looked down and collided with #2. The Skyhawks locked together and #3 ejected. The airplanes came apart and both us instructors are screaming Eject, Eject! The nose section of #2 (A-4E) had come loose and was pounding on the canopy and the RP in #2 finally ejected from his falling A-4E after the nose section tore away, 29 May 1969. From R.R. Powell, 11 February 2016.
142183 A4D-1 NJ- 5-Oct-59 5-Oct-59 1AA2 VA-125 Moffett CA
Langford
IP Philip Langford Jr., 25, ejected safely before his Skyhawk crashed into the mountains near Gilroy, CA, about eight miles south of Crows Landing. Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Mon. Oct. 5, 1959 and Pacific Stars & Stripes, Thursday, October 8, 1959.
142182 A4D-1 NJ- 15-Dec-59 15-Dec-59 1AA1 VA-125 Moffett CA Lt(jg). Ward
Lt(jg). Burke Ward, 25, was killed when his Skyhawk overturned and burned in an emergency landing at Crow's Landing while making an emergency landing after his hydraulic system failed. Appeal-Democrat Marysville-Yuba City, CA, Wed., Dec. 16, 1959.
147707 A4D-2N NJ- 16-Aug-60 16-Aug-60 1AA1 VA-125 Moffett NV Lt(jg). Nommensen
Lt(jg). Gene Nommensen, 24, was killed Tuesday when his Skyhawk crashed seven miles southeast of Fallon, during a night training mission. Pacific Stars and Stripes, (Saturday) 20 August 1960. Lt(jg). Gene O. Nommensen, 24, was killed Tuesday when his Skyhawk crashed on a mountainside eight miles east of NAS Fallon on a training flight Tuesday night. The Lt. is suurvived by his wife Janet Marie and 10 month old son Kyle of Alameda, CA. Nommense was attached to VA-125 at NAS Moffett, CA. Reno Gazette Journal, Wednesday, 17 August 1960.
139942 A4D-1 NJ- 17-Feb-61 17-Feb-61 1AA2 VA-125 Moffett ATL Lt. Busch
Lt. Roland George Busch, 32, from Moffett Field, was killed when his A4D attack plane crashed on take-off from the carrier Ticonderoga at sea Friday and sank before a rescue helicopter could reach the scene. Independent, Long Beach, CA, Saturday, February 18, 1961.
142203 A4D-1 NJ- 17-Dec-61 19-Dec-61 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt. Blythe
Lt. R. M. Blythe, 23, escaped injury Tuesday night when his A4D-2 crashed short of the runway at NAS Lemoore when he lost power. Humboldt Standard, Eureka, CA, Thursday, December 20, 1961.
142923 A4D-2 NJ- 27-Apr-62 27-Apr-62 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore AR Lt. Papa
Lt. J.A. Papa of VA-125 ejected safely when his A4D developed electrical failure, flamed out and crashed near Tamo 19 miles SE of Pine Bluff, AR while on a flight from Dallas to NAS Jacksonville, FL. European Stars and Stripes, Monday, April 30, 1962.
147711 A4D-2N NJ- 2-Mar-63 2-Mar-63 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt. Grant
Lt. Richard L. Grant, from VA-125, safely ejected from his A-4C Skyhawk shortly before the aircraft crashed at NAS Lemoore. The Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, March 2, 1963.
unknown A4D NJ-5xx 31-May-63 31-May-63
VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Shaffer
Lt(jg). Roger A. Shaffer (VA-125, NAS Lemoore) ejected safely before his A4D Skyhawk crashed and burned in a field eight miles north of Lemoore Friday night. Humboldt Standard, Saturday, June 1, 1963.
142889 A4D-2 NJ- 12-Sep-63 12-Sep-63 1AA2 VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Spence
Lt(jg). James T. Spence III of VA-125 was killed when his A4D Skyhawk crashed during a routine training flight 55 miles NE of Fallon, NV. The Bakersville Californian, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1963. Lt(jg). James T. Spence III, 24, of Pink Hill, NC, was killed when his A4 Skyhawk crashed and exploded near Fallon, NV. He was stationed at NAS Lemoore and was on a routine training mission when the crash occurred. Reno Gazette, Thursday, 12 September 1963.
149554 A4D-2N NJ- 7-Feb-64 7-Feb-64 1AA2 VA-125 Lemoore CA Ens. Brooks
Ens. William Charles Brooks, 23, attached to NAS Lemoore VA-125 was killed when his A-4 attack jet crashed into the Pacific on a catapult launching from the aircraft carrier Coral Sea. Oakland Tribune, Sun., Feb. 9, 1964.
149510 A4D-2N NJ- 30-Sep-64 1-Oct-64 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Fraser
Lt(jg). J.R. Fraser, 27, NAS Lemoore, was killed Wednesday when his A-4C Skyhawk crashed during a night landing practice. Freeport (IL) Journal-Standard, Friday, Oct. 2, 1964
149980 A-4E NJ- 12-Nov-64 12-Nov-64 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt. Howard
Lt. Richard A. Howard, 30, ejected safety when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed into farmland seven miles NE of Coalinga today when the plane's engine failed in flight at about 4,000 feet. Oakland Tribune, Thur., Nov. 12, 1964.
149511 A4D-2N NJ- 20-Feb-65 20-Feb-65 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA Ens. Huntley
Ens. Donald P. Huntley, jr, 24 was killed when his VA-125 A-4C Skyhawk went over the side of the USS Bon Homme Richard and crashed into the ocean about 11 pm Friday while the carrier was operating 10 miles west of San Clemente Island. The Fresno Bee, Sunday, 21 February 1965.
147817 A4D-2N NJ- 9-Mar-65 9-Mar-65 1AA1 VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Territo
Lt. (jg). Rosolino J. Territo, 23, of NAS Lemoore was killed when his A4C “Skyhawk“ attack bomber crashed and exploded in swampland east of St. Vincent's Hill as it was about to make a radar landing at Hamilton AFB at 7:20 p.m. yesterday. Territo’s plane was one of two making a practice radar approach to the base, to gain experience in landing at unfamiliar fields. He was followed by instructor Lt. Harold D. Barnhart of Lemoore, who said he lost visual and radio contact with Territo minutes before they were supposed to land. San Rafael Daily Independent Journal, Wednesday, 10 March 1965, San Rafael, CA. The body of Lt. (jg). Rosolino J .Territo, 23, was found at 4:19 p.m. yesterday just south of the Hamilton AFB runway. Location of the body nearly two miles north from the wreckage raised the possibility that the jet had circled Marin County without a pilot. The pilots body was not in the line of the crashed plane, according to LCdr. Raymond Sinwell, information officer at NAS Alameda. The body was spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter and recovered by a ground crew from Western Air Rescue at Hamilton. The parachute had streamed out, but failed to open, according to Western Air Rescue. The body was still in the ejection seat which had been covered by water during the day and was revealed at low tide. San Rafael Daily Independent Journal, Wednesday, 11 March 1965, San Rafael, CA. Unknown pilot was killed when a NAS Lemoore based A4D single-seat jet crashed and exploded Wednesday night in marsh land along San Francisco Bay two miles south of Hamilton AFB and was evidently trying to land at Hamilton's airfield. The name of the pilot was not released. Pacific Stars & Stripes, Friday, March 12, 1965.
149663 A-4E NJ- 8-Jul-65 8-Jul-65
VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt. Belcher
Lt. Job O. Belcher Jr., 31, ejected safely Thursday when his A4D Skyhawk crashed near Crows Landing, about 20 miles west of Turlock, CA. The plane developed mechanical trouble while flying a practice weapons mission. The Daily Review, Friday, July 9, 1965.
148448 A4D-2N NJ- 28-Sep-65 28-Sep-65
VA-125 Lemoore
Lt. Lawton
Lt. Thomas P. Lawton Jr., 23, ejected
145115 A4D-2N NJ- 15-Oct-65 15-Oct-65
VA-125 Lemoore CA Ens. Vanko
Ens. Anthony Karl Vanko, 22, parachuted to safety Friday before his A-4 Skyhawk crashed into Blue Ridge peak at about 5,300 feet nine miles SE of Three Rivers in Tulare county while on a training mission from NAS Lemoore. Eureka Humboldt Standard, Saturday, October 16, 1965.
149966 A-4E NJ- 17-Nov-65 17-Nov-65
VA-125 Lemoore CA Cdr. McDonald
Cdr. Wesley McDonald (CAG-15) ejected successfully Wednesday when his Skyhawk flamed out on a flight from NAS Lemoore to NAS Miramar. Pasadena Star-News, Thursday, November 18, 1965.
150589 A4D-2N NL-3.. 22-Nov-65 22-Nov-65
VA-125 Lemoore CA LCdr. Brown
LCdr. Charles Brown (VA-125) ejected safely from his A-4 Skyhawk over the Pacific just before it exploded and crashed 15 miles SE of the Farallon Islands Friday. The Modesto-Bee, Sunday, November 28, 1965.
152009 A-4E NJ- 25-May-66 25-May-66
VA-125 Lemoore CA LCdr. Cullen
LCdr. Joseph P. Cullen, 33, of NAS Lemoore, escaped injury when he ejected from his A-4 Skyhawk before it crashed and burned in the Kettleman Hills of western Kings County yesterday. Oakland Tribune, Wed., May 25,1966.
149609 A4D-2N NJ- 19-Aug-66 19-Aug-66 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Cox
Lt(jg). Walter Roy Cox was killed when his A-4C Skyhawk crashed and burned near Shelter Cove yesterday while on a routine training mission from NAS Lemoore. Eureka Humboldt Standard, Eureka, CA, Saturday, August 20, 1966.
149659 A-4E NJ-503 13-Mar-67 13-Mar-67 1S VA-125 Lemoore USS Kearsarge Cdr. Shaw
Cdr. John D. Shaw (VA-125 CO) was killed when his A-4 Skyhawk landed aboard the USS Kearsarge and then continued off the angled deck and crashed into the sea during carquals 115 miles SW of San Diego, CA, on Monday. Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Tuesday, March 14, 1967. 1533 A-4E number NJ-503 of VA-125 pilot Cdr J.D. Shaw, unhooked from #5 crosswind pennant and rolled off angled deck. Pilot sustained fatal injuries. Damage to aircraft: strike. Designated USS Walke (DD-723), as rescue destroyer. Maneuvered on various courses and speeds to close the crash scene. 155 All engines stop. 1602 The Captain assumed the conn. Maneuvering to take lifeboat alongside to port. 1626 The remains of CDR J.D. Shaw were received on board from lifeboat. USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) deck log, Monday 13 March 1967.
150136 A-4E NJ- 24-Aug-67 24-Aug-67 1SO VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt. Olsen
Lt. William Olsen of NAS Lemoore, CA clipped a 66,000-volt transmission line in SE Oklahoma Saturday, but the A-4E Skyhawk landed with considerable damage and trailing about 12 feet of electrical wire. The plane hit the power line about two miles east of Sawyer, 30 miles NE of Paris, TX, in Choctaw County, OK during series of low-level test flights over AR and OK called Joint Task Force II. Big Spring (Texas) Herald, Sunday, July 30, 1967.
145136 A4D-2N NJ- 5-Oct-67 5-Oct-67 1S VA-125 Lemoore AZ Ens. Baker
Ens. B. J. Baker, 22, VA-125 at Lemoore, ejected safely from his A-4 Skyhawk last night when he had a flameout after making an orientation pass on a target complex and the plane crashed in the desert about 18 miles SE of Yuma. The Yuma Daily Sun, Fri., Oct. 6, 1967 and The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Sat, Oct. 7, 1967.
145093 A4D-2N NJ- 7-Jan-68 7-Jan-68 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Brittenham
Lt(jg) John C. Brittenham ejected safely from his A-4C Skyhawk crashed into the Chocolate Mountain impact area approximately 45 miles south of El Centro, CA while on a practice close air support mission. He ejected after a Napalm bomb released partially, but refused to drop off the wing and was hanging in such a manner as to make a landing impossible. The Yuma Daily Sun, Fri., Mar. 8, 1968,
147810 A4D-2N NJ- 25-Jan-68 25-Jan-68 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA LCdr. Rook
LCdr. Wilson Rook, 35, of VA-125, NAS Lemoore is missing after his A4 Skyhawk fell into the sea about 20 miles north of San Clemente Island after a crash on the stern ramp of the aircraft carrier USS Bennington. Press-Telegram, Friday, January 26,1968. Bennington's 104,000th landing was made by LCdr. W.C. Rook of VA-125. On Rook's next attempt that evening, his A4D Skyhawk, struck the round down, exploded and skidded off the port side of the flight deck.
147777 A4D-2N NJ- 7-Mar-68 7-Mar-68 1S VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Brittenhan
Lt(jg). John C. Brittenhan ejected safely from his A-4C Skyhawk yesterday when a napalm bomb refused to drop off during a practice bombing run and was hanging in such a manner as to make landing impossible. His Skyhawk crashed in the Chocolate Mountains approximately 45 miles north of El Centro. Arizona Republic, Sat., March 9, 1968.
151170 A-4E NJ 25-Jul-68 25-Jul-68 1SA VA-125 Lemoore NV Lt(jg). Brix
Lt(jg). C.W. Brix of Lemoore, CA, ejected safely when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed on takeoff Thursday at NAS Fallon, NV. Independent Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA, Friday, July 26, 1968.
148565 A4D-2N NJ- 10-Sep-68 10-Sep-68 1SA VA-125 Lemoore CA Lt. Smith
Lt. Larry E. Smith, 29, ejected (suffered severe injuries and succumbed 16 September at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital) before his A-4 Skyhawk crashed and burned 12 miles SE of Mariposa while on a routine training flight. The Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1968.
148527 A4D-2N NJ- 25-Jun-69 25-Jun-69 1S VA-125 USS Bennington CA Lt(jg). Demick
Lt(jg). Victor A. Demick of VA-125 reported a loss of gyro in his A-4 aircraft four minutes after a night catapult launch. He was told to use the stand-by gyro, level his wings and climb. Lt(jg). Demick reported his aircraft was stalling and 10 seconds later, with the aircraft approximately 6 nautical miles away, radar contact was lost. An extensive search was conducted yielding only aircraft debris.
153520 TA-4F NJ- 9-Nov-67 9-Nov-67 1S VA-126 Miramar CA Lt. Nash
Lt. John M. Nash ejected safely from his A-4 Skyhawk after a mid-air collision with VF-121 F-4B Phantom BuNo 153033, NJ-115, about 40 miles offshore from San Diego Thursday. Phantom RIO Lt. Nicholas J. Preis, 27, and the unnamed pilot are both missing. Independent, Long Beach, CA, Friday, November 10, 1967.
153472 TA-4F NJ- 23-Apr-68 23-Apr-68 1S VA-126 Miramar CA LCdr. Lord
LCdr. Richard "Dick" Lord (Royal Navy Air Warfare Instructor) ejected
155019 A-4F NJ- 17-May-75 17-May-75 1SO VA-127 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
154654 TA-4F NJ- 24-Feb-69 24-Feb-69 1S VA-127 Lemoore CA LCdr. Lucchessi
LCdr. James W. Lucchessi, 34, an instructor, and Lt(jg). Harlow W. Rails, 27, are missing while on a flight south of Cedar Grove, CA. Their NAS Lemoore based TA-4F Skyhawk was reported missing Monday at 2 pm. when it vanished from the radar screens while flying east of Porterville in Tulare County, in mountains 6,000 to 9,000 feet high. Oakland Tribune, Wednesday, February 26, 1969. NAS Lemoore ... the Navy believes the aircraft wreckage spotted near Mineral King Valley Sunday may be that of a training jet lost in the High Sierra on Feb. 24. Nevada State Journal, Wednesday. August 6, 1969.
151154 A-4E NJ- 17-Sep-70 17-Sep-70 1S VA-127 Lemoore NV Lt. Moore
Lt. Robert B. Moore, 29, ejected safely when his VA-127 A-4E Skyhawk crashed Thursday about 8 miles NE of Sparks, NV. Nevada State Journal, Friday, September 18, 1970.
153686 TA-4F NJ- 22-Mar-71 22-Mar-71 1S VA-127 Lemoore CA Lt. Schuele
Lt. Sherman L. Schuele and Lt(jg). Richard Clayton ejected safely when their A-4 fighter crashed and burned Monday at Edwards AFB while on a routine instrument training flight from NAS Lemoore. Independent, Tue., Mar. 23, 1971.
154636 TA-4F NJ- 25-Aug-71 25-Aug-71 1S VA-127 Lemoore CA Lt. Verdi
Lt. James Verdi and an unidentified pilot from NAS Lemoore were killed Wednesday when their light jet attack plane crashed in a wooded area 10 miles south of the Mineral King wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada range during an instrument and orientation training flight. The Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Aug, 27,1971. The instructor and student manned a TA-4J for a day instrument training flight. Departure was normal and they arrived at the designated training area which was over mountainous terrain. Once in the area no further communications were heard. About 45 minutes after departure two forest rangers saw a Navy jet in the dirty configuration flying straight and level up a valley. They watched for about ten seconds until it passed out of view and the engine sound suddenly stopped. About the same time a forest fire lookout reported smoke and a possible forest fire. It turned out to be the crash site of the TA-4J below a ridge line at 8,000 feet. Evidence indicated the TA-4J was in level flight and the port wing hit a tree moments before it hit the ridge. Although a last minute ejection was attempted time and distance precluded successful completion prior to impact. NAN, Pettibone, March 1973.
153687 TA-4F NJ-7.. 20-Sep-73 20-Sep-73 1S VA-127 Lemoore CA Lt. Segars
Lt. Roy Segars, 29, and Ens. John Ross, 25, ejected safely from their TA-4 Skyhawk before it crashed yesterday 7 1/2 miles west of George AFB yesterday. They were on a routine training flight from the San Joaquin Valley Air Station when their Skyhawk became disabled and were rescued by a USAF helicopter. The San Bernadino County Sun, Friday, 21 September 1973.
142680 A4D-2 AE- 12-Jan-62 12-Jan-62 1AA1 VA-133 Cecil Field

unknown ON
142739 A4D-2 AE- 26-Dec-61 1-Jan-62 1AA1 VA-133 Cecil Field TX Ens. Randolph
Ens. W. Randolph parachuted onto the A. M. Wolf farm about six miles NE of Rising Star, TX Wednesday while on a training flight from Cecil Field, FL to Hensey Field near Grand Prairie and to Briggs AFB near El Paso. Randolph apparently had trouble with his oxygen mask and that equipment inside he plane caught fire, forcing him to eject. The Abilene Reporter-News, Thursday, December 27, 1961.
142115 A4D-2 AE- 5-Jun-62 5-Jun-62 1AA1 VA-133 Cecil Field FL Lt. Bates
Lt. H. Bates safely ejected when his Skyhawk developed engine trouble on a rocket firing run and crashed into woods 10 miles from Jacksonville. Panama City Herald, Thursday, June 7, 1962.
151081 A-4E NH-3.. 26-Aug-67 26-Aug-67 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk

unknown ON moored at North Island
149578 A4D-2N NK-411 5-Aug-64 5-Aug-64 1ST2 VA-144 USS Constellation SEA Lt(jg). Alvarez
Lt(jg). Everett Alvarez - POW, lost to AAA
149561 A4D-2N
16-Aug-65 16-Aug-65
VA-144 USS Ticonderoga CA Cdr. Peters
Cdr. Charles H. Peters, XO, VA-144 from NAS Lemoore was rescued by the destroyer USS Wadsworth after 5 hours in the sea when his A4C Skyhawk operating from the USS Ticonderoga crashed 66 miles south of San Diego Monday night. Reno Evening Gazette, Tuesday, August 17, 1965 and The Daily Review, Wednesday, August 18, 1965.
149560 A4D-2N NF-547 1-Dec-65 1-Dec-65 1SA VA-144 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt(jg). McCormick
Lt(jg). John Vern McCormick was killed when his aircraft exploded instantly after being hit by 57mm AAA during a raid on the Hai Duong Bridge near Tranh Hoa.
149557 A4D-2N NF-546 9-Feb-66 9-Feb-66 1S VA-144 USS Ticonderoga SEA Cdr. Snyder
Cdr. Jack L. Snyder ejected and was rescued by a Navy SAR helicopter from the USS England after a SA-2 missile exploded near his Skyhawk at 500 feet and riddled it with shrapnel causing hydraulic failure and fire that caused the tail to break off seconds after he ejected.
149552 A4D-2N NF-543 14-Feb-66 14-Feb-66 1S VA-144 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt(jg). Durham
Lt(jg). J.C. Durham ejected and was rescued by a USMC helicopter 20 miles off the coast when the engine eventually failed after pulling off a target in southern Laos.
145081 A4D-2N NF-553 20-Mar-66 20-Mar-66 1S VA-144 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt(jg). Pinneker
Lt(jg). Jereld Lee Pinneker was killed when after dropping napalm (2nd pass) on a VC troop concentration in the Mekong Delta he flew into several trees and his aircraft exploded.
148507 A4D-2N NH-303 21-Dec-66 21-Dec-66 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk SEA Lt(jg). Glenn
Lt(jg). Danny Elloy Glenn ejected and was captured after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA about 15 miles W of Mu Ron Ma while flying a armed reconnaissance mission.
151199 A-4E NH-306 22-Nov-67 22-Nov-67 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk Atl LCdr. Lamaur
LCdr. Virgil J. LaMaur, 30, was lost at sea Thur. when his A4 Skyhawk crashed just after launch from the carrier Kitty Hawk operating 400 miles east of HI. Pacific Stars &. Stripes Mon., Nov. 27, 1967. 0636 While launching aircraft and A-4 from VA-144, side number 306 Bureau# 151199 piloted by LCDR V.J. Lamaura flew into the water 2 miles off the port bow at position 24-28.5N 150-06.3W. 0645 USS Prichett (DD-561) searching for pilot. 0704 USS Prichett recovered 1 pilot log book and wallet belonging to LCDR Lamaura. Pilot lost at sea. USS Kitty Hawk deck log, Wednesday, 22 November 1967.
152074 A-4E NH-304 5-Jan-68 5-Jan-68 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk VTNAM Cdr. Schweitzer
Cdr. Robert James Schweitzer POW, lost to AAA
151055 A-4E NH-303 29-Jan-68 29-Jan-68 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk NVIET Lt(jg). Gingiss
Lt(jg). J.D. Gingiss had a fire in the cockpit and ejected safely from VA-144 Nr. 303 Bupers Nr. 151055 at 1301. 1320 pilot recovered by helo and returned to ship. Pilot in good health. USS Kitty Hawk deck log, 29 January 1968.
152088 A-4E NH-300 13-Mar-68 13-Mar-68 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk VTNAM Lt. Curtis
Lt. R.E. Curtis ejected safely and was rescued by USAF HH‑3E, lost to automatic weapons fire.
151070 A-4E NH-303 27-Apr-68 28-Apr-68 1S VA-144 USS Kitty Hawk VTNAM LCdr. Saaverda
LCdr. Robert Saavedra KIA, lost to during attack on truck convoy.
152094 A-4E NF-5.. 7-Mar-69 7-Mar-69 1S VA-144 USS Bon Homme Richard CA LCdr. Wees
LCdr. H. Rosa Wees Jr., 34, was killed Friday when the A-4 Skyhawk he was piloting collided with an A-7 Corsair (VA-122 BuNo 153476) over CA. His body was found In the plane's wreckage near Huron, Calif. The other pilot reportedly parachuted to safety. Bedford Gazette, Bedford, PA., Tuesday, March 11, 1969.
152029 A-4E NF-503 22-Jun-69 21-Jun-69 1S VA-144 USS Bon Homme Richard VTNAM Lt(jg). Cooke
Lt(jg). Leland Charles Cooke Sage KIA, flew into the ground
151131 A-4E NF-510 10-Aug-69 10-Aug-69 1S VA-144 USS Bon Homme Richard SEA Lt. Mickelson
Lt. William Emil Mickelson, Jr. killed when his aircraft crashed into the fantail during his landing approach. The crash sprayed aircraft parts about the carrier's flight deck and fantail injuring several people. The belly fuel tank ruptured and ignited, but was brought under control by the shipboard damage control fire fighters. A-4E BuNo 151131, side No. 510 of VA-144, pilot William E. Michelson Jr., crashed into the fantail at longitude 107-22.8E, latitude 59N and apparently sank in 225 feet of water at 2112. Detailed the USS Gurke to search for the pilot. Fire on the flight deck, port side aft of fueling spaces fwd of the LSO platform at 2114. Fire is out at 2203. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log, 10 August 1969.
152003 A-4E NF-504 13-Aug-69 13-Aug-69 1S VA-144 USS Bon Homme Richard SEA Lt. Easterlin
Lt. W. "Bill" H. Easterlin was rescued after VA-144 A-4E BuNo 152003 crashed into the sea off the starboard bow at latitude 18-00N longitude 107-17.8E and sank in 245 feet of water at 1932. Pilot recovered by helicopter and returned on board this ship at 1937. Pilot was unharmed. USS Bon Homme Richard log book, 13 August 1969. The A-4E was launched on a bombing mission from the starboard catapult set for a gross weight of 23,000 pounds for an end speed of 141 knots. Witnesses noted a definite decrease in engine RPM as the A-4 proceeded down the catapult. Off the end with 14 knots excess end speed they also noted a possible over-rotation. The A-4E encountered immediate buffet and began to settle. Seven to ten seconds later, as the stricken A-4E reached 20 feet above the water, the pilot initiated ejection on the air boss' call. NAN, Pettibone, September 1970.
154215 A-4F NF-514 7-Jun-70 7-Jun-70 1S VA-144 USS Bon Homme Richard SEA Lt. Speed
Lt. Jim Speed VA-144 No. 514 A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154215 reported in the water at 1200. Detached Helo and the Small (DD-838) to investigate area bearing 170 deg. CT, 25 miles. At 1214 pilot was on board helo. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log Sunday, 7 June, 1970
149571 A4D-2N NK-6.. 5-May-66 5-May-66 1S VA-146 USS Ranger SEA
unknown PN Unknown pilot ejected and was rescued after the pilot accidently hit the water, became airborne and caught fire. (nothing in the deck log)
149568 A4D-2N NK-607 8-Jul-63 8-Jul-63 1AA2 VA-146 USS Constellation Pac Lt(jg). Gissel
Lt(jg). D.R. Gissel was killed … At 1235 A4C, Bu. No. 149568 of VA-146, Pilot Lt(jg). Gissel, D.R., crashed dead ahead into the water, range 3 miles, at 26-19.4N, 128-56.8E in 1,750 fathoms of water (enroute from Sasebo, Japan to Buckner Bay, Okinawa.) At 1250 pilot was returned to the ship by helo and taken to sick bay. At 1335 Lt(jg). Gissel died on board due to injuries received from plane crash at 1235 this date. USS Constellation deck log, Monday, 8 July 1963.
149570 A4D-2N NK-606 13-Nov-64 13-Nov-64 1AA2 VA-146 USS Constellation SEA Lt(jg). Knoll
Lt(jg). James H. Knoll, ejected safely last Friday after his A-4C Skyhawk collided at about 9,500 feet with VMCJ-1 RF-8A Crusader 146879 after taking off from the Carrier Constellation. Both planes were seen falling in pieces and burning and Marine Capt. Darl R. Bloom was not observed to eject. The Progress, Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, PA., Tuesday, November 17, 1964
149527 A4D-2N NK-600 1-Feb-66 1-Feb-66 1S VA-146 USS Ranger SEA Cdr. Loheed
Cdr. Hubert Bradford Loheed entered the cloud cover at 1,000 feet after a raid against barges 20 miles N of Vinh and was not seen or heard from again until his remains were handed over in 1994.
149567 A4D-2N NK-604 25-Jun-66 25-Jun-66 1S VA-146 USS Ranger SEA Lt. Magee
Lt. F. Hugh Magee ejected and was rescued by a Navy helicopter after his Skyhawk was hit under the cockpit by 57mm AAA during RESCAP for VA-65 A-6A Intruder BuNo 151816 three miles NE of Vinh.
147812 A4D-2N NK-6.. 3-Mar-67 3-Mar-67 1S VA-146 USS Constellation NV LCdr. Kennedy
LCdr. John F. Kennedy, 30, VA-146 at NAS Lemoore, was killed when his A-4C Skyhawk crashed Friday 20 miles SW of Fallon, NV. Nevada State Journal, Saturday, March 4, 1967.
147712 A4D-2N NK-605 30-Jun-67 30-Jun-67 1S VA-146 USS Constellation SEA Lt. McGrath
Lt. John Michael McGrath ejected and was captured when his Skyhawk was hit by AAA during attack on bridge near Thieu Ang.
149542 A4D-2N NK-602 9-Jul-67 9-Jul-67 1S VA-146 USS Constellation SEA Lt. Lee
Lt. Charles Richard Lee was killed when his Skyhawk was hit by a SA-2 missile while approaching the main Haiphong POL storage site.
147719 A4D-2N NK-6.. 8-Aug-67 8-Aug-67 1S VA-146 USS Constellation SEA LCdr. Casimes
LCdr J. Casimes in A-4C BuNo 147719 crashed off the starboard bow of USS Constellation (Lat. 18 34.5N, Long. 107 24.0E) and was rescued by ship's helo with minor injuries. USS Constellation deck log, Tuesday, 8 August, 1967.
148594 A4D-2N
20-Mar-68 20-Mar-68 1S VA-15 Cecil Field FL
unknown ON Charles remembers early 1968 that during a training flight a Skyhawk crashed in the swamp in Southern Florida. From Will McManus
145040 A4D-2 AK-301 7-Aug-66 7-Aug-66 1S VA-15 USS Intrepid SEA LCdr. Moran
LCdr. Richard Allen "Moose" Moran perished, flew overhead at pattern altitude and broke to turn downwind and descended into the water alongside Intrepid and exploded. No attempt to eject. LCdr. R.A. Moran in VA-15 A-4B Bureau No. 145040 crashed into the sea off the port quarter at latitude 17-51.8E, longitude 107-30N, and sank in 40 fathoms of water at 0942. USS Conway (DD-507) and helo detached to commence search for pilot. Detached USS Conway (DD-507) from search and directed USS Bradley (DE-1041) to assume search at 1028. Search concluded. Results negative. Pilot presumed dead at 1145. USS Intrepid deck log, 07 August 1966. LCdr. Moran gently flew into the water 180 abeam the ship. The canopy was blown and he was observed leaving the cockpit, but appeared to be stuck as the aircraft disappeared below the surface.
150600 A-4C AK-3.. 14-Feb-67 14-Feb-67 1SO VA-15 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). Gerard
LCdr. Jerry Tuttle, 32, and Lt(jg) Samuel J. Gerard Jr., 25, (VA-15 Cecil Field) ejected safely when their A-4 Skyhawks collided over sparsely populated woodlands and crashed near MacClenny, FL. The Stars and Stripes, Thursday, February 16, 1967.
149611 A4D-2N AK-3.. 14-Feb-67 14-Feb-67 1S VA-15 Cecil Field FL LCdr. Tuttle
LCdr. Jerry Tuttle, 32, and Lt(jg) Samuel J. Gerard Jr., 25, (VA-15 Cecil Field) ejected safely when their A-4 Skyhawks collided over sparsely populated woodlands and crashed near MacClenny, FL. The Stars and Stripes, Thursday, February 16, 1967.
148466 A4D-2N AK-205 30-Jun-67 30-Jun-67 1S VA-15 USS Intrepid SEA Lt. Cole
Lt. LeGrande Ogden Cole was killed when his Skyhawk crashed during an attack on the Ben Thuy thermal plant on the Song Ca river.
148544 A4D-2N AK-208 4-Jul-67 4-Jul-67 1S VA-15 USS Intrepid SEA Lt. Craig
Lt. Phillip Charles Craig was killed when his Skyhawk was shot down near the coast S of Haiphong after a raid on the railway at Hai Duong.
147670 A4D-2N AK-212 1-Aug-67 1-Aug-67 1S VA-15 USS Intrepid SEA Lt. Thornhill
Lt. David W. Thornhill ejected and was rescued by a Navy SAR helicopter among the numerous islands off the coast of Hon Gay after his Skyhawk was ht by AAA on a flak suppression mission for a raid on the ammo storage site near Hon Gay.
148440 A4D-2N AK-211 25-Aug-67 25-Aug-67 1S VA-15 USS Intrepid SEA Lt(jg). Gerard
Lt(jg). R.W. Gerard ejected and was rescued by helicopter near the Intrepid after his Skyhawk was hit in the nose and stbd wing by AAA as he was pulling off the target during an attack on barges eight miles N of Vinh.
149619 A4D-2N AK-000 4-Oct-67 4-Oct-67 1S VA-15 USS Intrepid SEA LCdr. VanRuyter
LCdr. Peter VanRuyter Schoeffel ejected and was captured after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA during a flak suppression mission during a raid on a ferry one mile N of Haiphong.
147789 A4D-2N AA-4.. 18-Aug-68 18-Aug-68 1SA VA-15 USS Forrestal Med. Lt. Gerard
Lt. Ronald William Gerard, Sr. was killed during a mid-cruise off the USS Forrestal. Charles believes it was mechanical failure and that the pilot ejected upside down in Mediterranean Sea but was too close to water. Rumor had it that he did not get ejected from his seat. from Will McManus.
148459 A4D-2N AA-412 25-Oct-68 25-Oct-68 1SA VA-15 USS Forrestal Med Lt(jg). Harms
Lt(jg). W.A. Harms ejected safely when his engine Failed. 1454 received report of A-4 Skyhawk aircraft engine failure. Aircraft #412, of VA-15, pilot ejected, position of crash 260 degrees 100 miles from FORRESTAL Lat., 36 degrees 02’N,  Long. 13 degrees 28.6’ E.  1458 speed 15 knots. 1500 speed 12 knots.  1505 course change to 290 degrees, launched helo, dispatched to crash scene. 1507 course change to 010 degrees. 1514 speed 20 knots. 1515 speed 10 knots, changed course to 245. 1521 Speed 8 knots. Name of Pilot who ditched A-4 Skyhawk aircraft, LTJG Harms. A-4 aircraft #410 reports sighting pilot of aircraft #412 in water. 1524 changed course to 265. 1533 commenced operating aircraft. 1610 changed course to 350. 1620 changed course to 250. 1622 LT. R.M. Campbell assumed the OOD watch.  Speed 30 knots. 1642 speed 15 knots. 1645 LT. Harms, pilot of aircraft #412 has been recovered by helo of HC-2 the Fleet Angles. 1645 recovered one helo with downed pilot aboard. USS Forrestal deck log, 25 October 1968.
149993 A-4E AJ-505 27-May-70 27-May-70 1S VA-152 USS Shangri La SEA Lt(jg). Sears
Lt(jg). J.A. Sears ejected safely from VA-152 A-4E BuNo 149993 at 0455 when his aircraft was reported down bearing 210 5 miles. USS Waddell (DDG-24) and USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) directed to proceed to scene of downed pilot at 0502. USS Waddell recovered pilot by boat at 0513. USS Shangri-La deck log, 27 May 1970. (engine failure from fuel ingestion during in-flight refueling)
145085 A4D-2N NL-3.. 13-Feb-62 13-Feb-62 1AA1 VA-153 USS Coral Sea

unknown ON (nothing in the deck log for 13 Feb., needs further research.)
142147 A4D-1
20-Feb-57 20-Feb-57 1AA1 VA-153 Moffett CA Cdr. Byers
Cdr. Alexander D.C. Byers, 38, CO of VA-153 at NAS Moffett Field, was killed yesterday when his A4D crashed into San Francisco Bay about one mile south of International Airport. The Daily Review, Hayward, CA, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1957. The plane apparently developed engine trouble at a low altitude and he ejected, but the chute failed to open completely before he hit the water, Oakland Tribune, Thursday, February 21, 1957.
142143 A4D-1
21-Oct-57 21-Oct-57 1AA1 VA-153 Moffett NV Lt. Rich
Lt. Robert T. Rich, 28, was killed when he crashed during a night practice bombing run at Fallon, NV. Long Beach, CA Independent., Wed. Oct. 23, 1957. Lt. Robert T. Rich, 28, was killed when his crashed and explodedon a practice bombing run 10 miles SW of NAAS Fallon, NV. VA-153 was TAD to Fallon from NAS Moffet for bombing practice. Reno Gazette, Tuesday, 22 October 1957.
142217 A4D-1
21-Nov-57 21-Nov-57 1AA1 VA-153 Moffett CA Lt(jg). Sanford
Lt(jg). Douglas O. Sanford, 22, was killed Thursday night when his Skyhawk jet caught fire and exploded during landing practice at Crows Landing. Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Nov. 22, 1957. His A4D jet crashed to earth and burst into flame near Ward Ave., about three miles southwest of NALF Crows Landing on the Covell ranch about 200 feet off Ward.
142884 A4D-2
21-Jun-59 21-Jun-59 1AA1 VA-153 Moffett TX Lt(jg). Allen
LT(jg). Alvin Allen was on a cross country when the Oil Pressure Flip/Flop Gauge became erratic prompting him to execute a "Precautionary Flameout Approach" to NAS Kingsville. With excessive speed the aircraft touched down 4,000 ft down the runway, the tailhook was pulled from the aircraft, Field Arresting Gear failed, the fuselage and wing separated and caught fire off the runway end. LT(jg). Allen was uninjured. From Jim Doolittle, VA-153 Maintenance Officer in 1959.
142919 A4D-2
15-Feb-60 15-Feb-60 1LA1 VA-153 Moffett CA Lt(jg). Blake
Lt(jg). Gordon N. Blake was killed after an unsuccessful ejection while coming in for a landing when his Skyhawk slammed into a house a half mile from Moffett boulevard,
142925 A4D-2 NL-3.. 8-Sep-60 8-Sep-60 1AA2 VA-153 USS Coral Sea CA Lt(jg). Morton
Lt(jg). Richard E. Morton (VA-153 based at Moffett Field) was killed last night when his A4D-2 Skyhawk plunged upside down just in front of the USS Coral Sea 115 miles NW of Santa Cruz due to insufficient airspeed on a night launch. Oakland Tribune, Friday, September 9, 1960.
142918 A4D-2 NL-3.. 6-Jan-61 6-Jan-61 1AA2 VA-153 USS Coral Sea Japan Lt. Cress
Lt. Tom Joseph Cress was killed when his A4D exploded on 6 January 1961 as it hit the carrier Coral Sea's deck, careened into men and planes and exploded again as the aircraft bounced over the side. History of the USS Henry W. Tucker - DDR 875 (1960-1964) . Lt. Cress landed with a full buddy store that had malfunctioned and there was a great flash of sparks and an explosion starting at the round down and coming up the deck in a fiery trail of flame and sparks. It appeared that the port landing gear, most of the port wing, and the tail hook had sheared off as the starboard wing was sticking up in about a 60 degree angle to the deck and sliding up the deck across into the planes stacked on the port bow. There was then, another tremendous explosion, followed by others and a furious fire all along the port bow near the front of the canted deck.... the wreckage fell into the sea off the port bow, near the front of the canted deck. From VA-153 plane captain Don DeKoker.
148309 A4D-2N NL-3.. 4-Aug-61 4-Aug-61 1AA1 VA-153 Moffett CA Lt. Leutschwager
Lt. Ed Leutschwager ejected successfully while he was on a navigational training flight after the tailpipe separated from the engine and his Skyhawk caught fire. Bakersfield, CA, Saturday, August 5, 1961.
147695 A4D-2N
24-Sep-64 24-Sep-64 1AA2 VA-153 Lemoore CA Lt. Peacock
Lt. John Peacock survived a ramp strike during a night time recovery aboard the USS Coral Sea. From Stan Thompson.
149572 A4D-2N NL-3.. 11-Feb-65 11-Feb-65 1TT2 VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA Lt. Majors
Lt. W.T. Majors ejected over the sea and was rescued by a USAF helicopter when his engine failed shortly after an attack on the Chanh Hoa complex.
148317 A4D-2N NL-3.. 7-Apr-65 7-Apr-65 1TT2 VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA Lt. Roark
Lt. William Marshall Roark ejected a half mile offshore after he was hit by ground fire on his third pass during an attack on AAA site. A helicopter reached him after two hours but he was found floating face down.
148481 A4D-2N NL-312 9-Apr-65 9-Apr-65 1TT2 VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA LCdr. McNeil
LCdr. C.H. McNeil ejected and was rescued by a USAF HU-16 Albatross after he was hit by 37mm AAA during an attack on the Tam Da bridge and caught fire which burned through the fuselage causing the tail section to separate.
149574 A4D-2N NL-306 25-Jun-65 25-Jun-65 1TW2 VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA Cdr. Mongilardi
Cdr. Peter Mongilardi (CVW-15 CAG) was killed when he was hit by 37mm AAA during an armed reconnaissance mission NW of Than Hoa.
149576 A4D-2N NL-308 15-Jul-65 15-Jul-65 1S VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA Lt. Bennet
Lt. A.J. "Skip" Bennet was rescued by a USN Destroyer after his plane crashed in the South China Sea, lost to AAA over Mu Ron Ma.
148475 A4D-2N NL-312 13-Aug-65 13-Aug-65 1S VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA Cdr. Thomas J. Davis
Cdr. Harry Eugene Thomas (CO) was killed when he was hit by AAA at a very low level on an Iron Hand mission 30 miles N of Than Hoa.
147732 A4D-2N NL-304 11-Jul-66 11-Jul-66 1S VA-153 USS Constellation SEA LCdr. Wilkins
LCdr. George Henry Wilkins was killed after he flew into the ground while flying under flares he had dropped to positively id a target N of Vinh.
147763 A4D-2N NL-314 13-Sep-66 13-Sep-66 1S VA-153 USS Constellation SEA LCdr. Coakley
LCdr. William Francis Coakley was killed when he flew under flares to id a target and flew into the ground 15 miles S of Thanh Hoa.
148592 A4D-2N NL-311 20-Oct-66 20-Oct-66 1S VA-153 USS Constellation SEA Lt(jg). Edwards
Lt(jg). Harry Sanford Edwards was killed when his Skyhawk flew into the ground a few hundred yards from the Trinh Xuyen bridge after releasing his bombs.
151025 A-4E NL-313 29-Aug-67 29-Aug-67 1S VA-153 USS Coral Sea SEA Lt. Allard
Lt. Michael John Allard was killed when his Skyhawk entered high speed stall and spun in as he rolled in the attack a cave storage site at Nanh Thap with M-117 bombs.
150057 A-4E NL-312 25-Jan-68 25-Jan-68 1S VA-153 USS Coral Sea VTNAM Cdr. Woolcock
Cdr. T.E. Woolcock recovered, lost to SAM
142915 A4D-2 NJ- 11-Dec-58 11-Dec-58 1AA1 VA-155 Moffett CA Cdr. Thornas
Cdr. John E. Thornas, 41, (CO) was killed when he lost power on landing approach and crashed into an orchard a quarter mile from the Bayshore freeway. Oakland Tribune, Fri., Dec. 12, 1958
142817 A4D-2 NL-5.. 8-Jul-59 8-Jul-59 1AA0 VA-155 USS Hancock CA Cdr. Joralman
Cdr. Deforrest Q. Joralman, 37, was killed when his J-65 jet engine exploded and he crashed on Stoddard Mountain northeast of Victorville. Redlands Daily Facts, Redlands, CA Thu. July 9, 1959. Although he ejected, the cannon armed ejection seat did not carry Cdr. Joralmon high enough to allow full parachute deployment. VA-155 Tribute To Commander DeForest Joralmon. VA-155 CO DeForest Joralmon took off from the USS Hancock (CVA-19) in BuNo 142817 with another A4D-2 flown by LT(jg). J.F. Donahue. Their flight plan was to include a low altitude “Sandblower” (simulated special weapon attack mission) over the Mojave and Colorado deserts en route to El Centro NAF before returning to the USS Hancock. At about 8:30 AM Cdr. Joralmon’s “Skyhawk suffered an explosion in the J-65 jet engine, he immediately jettisoned his external fuel tanks and the inert practice weapon and then tried to gain as much altitude as possible before ejecting. Joe Idoni.
142952 A4D-2 NL-5.. 13-Jul-60 13-Jul-60 1AA2 VA-155 Moffett NV LCdr. White
LCdr. Garrett White ejected safely while making practice bombing approaches at Fallon when his engine suddenly heated up to 900 degrees and the plane burst into flames and crashed.
142857 A4D-2 NL-503 7-Jan-61 7-Jan-61 1AA2 VA-155 USS Coral Sea Japan Lt(jg). Dunning
Lt(jg). Dave Dunning was killed when his A4D lost control on 7 January 1961 and hit the water in an inverted attitude. USS Rupertus (DD 851) recovered a wing tank. History of the USS Henry W. Tucker - DDR 875 (1960-1964) . The A4 banked sharply right immediately at the end of the launch and apparently stalled, hitting the water inverted to the right of the ship's course. From John Lyons. I was strapped into an A-4 and waiting for my launch behind the catapult blast deflector when Dave Dunning was launched from the right forward catapult rolled over to the right and went into the sea upside down. No sign of egress was observed. From Fred Shaffer.
142907 A4D-2 NL-5.. 10-Mar-61 10-Mar-61 1AA2 VA-155 USS Coral Sea
LCdr. Orr
LCdr. William E. Orr ejected safely when his A-4D flamed out and crashed into a mountainous region east of Nagoya Japan Friday. Pacific Stars & Stripes, 12 March 1961.
150077 A-4E NL-504 20-Feb-64 20-Feb-64 1AA2 VA-155 Lemoore CA Lt. Dickson
Lt. Edward Andrew Dickson, 26, ejected from his disabled A4 Skyhawk jet over a desolate area of the Sierra Nevada about 60 miles northwest of Bishop, CA (Rainbow Ridge SE of June Lake, CA.) and survived a 1,000 foot fall when his parachute failed to open, landed in a deep snow drift, and bounced out again, about 50 feet high the air, skittered along the snow and hit a pine tree. The Daily Review, Hayward, CA, Sunday, February 23, 1964 & The Titusville Herald, Monday, February 24, 1964. Lt. Dickson was one of four A-4s out of NAS Lemoore on practice aerial refueling, bomb and rocket deliveries and defensive tactics flight. The A-4s met up with the tanker at approximately 12,500 feet MSL and headed towards the target area with the A-4s practicing refueling enroute. Lt. Dickson in NL-504 moved into position and pushed the drogue in fuel began streaming from the drogue basket at a high rate spraying over the aircraft nose, canopy and into the engine intakes. The ingested fuel caused fumes in the cockpit and Lt. Dickson diverted his attention momentarily to place the air conditioning system to RAM AIR, moved under the tanker in spite of the throttle being at idle and then extended the speed brakes backed free from the drogue. The ingested fuel damaged the engine and caused a compressor stall an he entered a 180-190 knot glide with the throttle at idle which did not change the compressor stall condition. Next he shifted to manual fuel control and shortly thereafter advanced the throttle to about three quarters of full throttle position in an effort to stop his sink rate. There was no noticeable power response or any change in the compressor stall condition. At this time he realized he would not clear the ridge ahead and ejected from the aircraft. The ESCAPAC seat fired but the parachute did not deploy as the elevation was too high to allow normal parachute deployment using the automatic features of the egress system and Lt. Dickson did not have time to manually deploy his parachute. The pilot impacted on a 10 degree down slope near the top of a ridge in approximately 30 inches of snow and bounced 43 feet and hit a pine tree. He sustained moderate injuries consisting of a broken femur and a fractured ankle of the right leg. He attempted to signal to his flight using 5 rounds of .38 caliber tracer ammunition with no success. Then he ignited the day smoke end of a MK 13 MOD O distress signal which was immediately seen by members of the flight. An Air Force HH-43 helicopter effected rescue at about 1450. Joe Idoni.
150126 A-4E NL-5.. 13-Apr-64 13-Apr-64 1AA2 VA-155 Lemoore CA Lt. Mischke
Lt. G.J. Mischke from NAS Lemoore ejected safely from his A-4 Skyhawk after a collision with another A-4 Skyhawk Monday and was found about four miles east of the crash site 20 miles NE of El Centro, Tuesday. The second pilot, Ens. J.D. Starling, landed his damaged plane at El Centro. Nevada State Journal Thursday, April 16,1964 & Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota, Thursday, April 16, 1964.
150075 A-4E NL-503 7-Feb-65 7-Feb-65 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea SEA Lt. Dickson
Lt. Edward Andrew Dickson – KIA. As he started his attack run on the Dong Hoi staging area his Skyhawk shuddered and burst into flames when hit by 37mm flak. With his aircraft trailing a 50 foot stream of flame, he radioed that he was staying with the burning A-4 to continue his attack run. Soon afterward, he dropped his bombs then turned  heading for the sea, but by now his A-4 was engulfed in flames forcing him to eject. Unfortunately his parachute didn’t deploy and he was considered lost at sea.
150078 A-4E NL-505 29-Mar-65 29-Mar-65 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea SEA Cdr. Harris
Cdr. Jack H. Harris ejected and was rescued by USS Charr in the Gulf of Tonkin, lost to AAA During bomb run. This was one of the few combat rescues by a submarine since WWII. From Ernie Mares.
150067 A-4E NL-507 12-Aug-65 12-Aug-65 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea SEA Lt. Fidelibus
Lt. William T. Fidelibus ejected into the Gulf of Tonkin near the USS Coral Sea after his A4E Skyhawk was badly damaged by enemy ground fire and couldn't be landed. Delaware County Daily Times, Thursday, January 27, 1966.
149991 A-4E NL-500 10-Sep-65 10-Sep-65 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea SEA LCdr. Rivers
LCdr. Wendell Burke Rivers ejected and was captured when he was hit by AAA during an attack on the power station at Vinh.
152016 A-4E NL-555 11-Oct-65 11-Oct-65 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea SEA LCdr. Moore
LCdr. P.M. Moore was ejected near the SAR Destroyer and was rescued after he was hit by ground fire during an attack near Lien Qui which damaged the fuel control system.
152073 A-4E NL-507 27-Jun-66 27-Jun-66 1S VA-155 USS Constellation SEA LCdr. Smith
LCdr. Gene Albert Smith was killed when his Skyhawk crashed and exploded during an attack on transport barges near Van Yen.
150017 A-4E NL-511 1-Jul-66 1-Jul-66 1S VA-155 USS Constellation SEA Cdr. Peters
Cdr. Charles Henry Peters, VA-155 CO, ejected at extremely low altitude among the islands of the Fai Tsi Long Archipelago and was killed after his Skyhawk was hit in the starboard wing by 37mm AAA during a raid on a POL site at Dong Nham.
151026 A-4E NL-513 4-Jul-66 5-Jul-66 1S VA-155 USS Constellation SEA Lt. Holben
Lt. N.E. Holben ejected and was rescued by a Navy helicopter when his Skyhawk was struck in the tail by ground fire during his 3rd pass over what were assumed to be patrol boats 15 miles E of Dao Cat Ba island during an armed night reconnaissance mission.
152045 A-4E NL-513 29-Jul-66 29-Jul-66 1S VA-155 USS Constellation SEA Lt(jg). Cameron
Lt(jg). Virgil King Cameron was killed when his Skyhawk was hit by AAA while making a ZUNI attack on barges at Phu Dien Chau.
151065 A-4E NL-5.. 10-Aug-66 10-Aug-66 1S VA-155 USS Constellation SEA LCdr. Henriquez
LCdr. Joseph Stephen Henriquez ejected and was killed when his engine failed on launch and his parachute failed to open. 0635 A-4E Bureau No 151065 of VA-155, pilot LCDR J.S. Henrique crashed into the sea off the port bow at Lat. 18-31.1 N long. 107-22.4 E, and sank in 35 fathoms of water. Detached USS Greene (DD-711) for rescue operation. Changed course to avoid a/c in water. 0638 c/c to 210 degrees. 0642 Received report pilot picked up by helo. 0654 c/c to 030 degrees. 0709 Received report from Dr. R.W. Smith Flight Surgeon that LCDR J.S. Henrique was dead on arrival aboard this ship. USS Constellation deck log, 10 August 1966.
152038 A-4E NL-512 17-Oct-67 17-Oct-67 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea VTNAM Lt(jg). Fortner
Lt(jg). Fredrick John Fortner KIA, lost to 2.75" rocket malfunction caused fire
150059 A-4E NL-501 26-Oct-67 26-Oct-67 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea VTNAM Cdr. Daniels
Cdr. Verlyn Wayne Daniels – POW, lost to SAM
150037 A-4E NL-5.. 25-Nov-67 25-Nov-67 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea SEA Cdr. Searfus
Cdr. William H. Searfus was killed when he and his Skyhawk went over the side ... The Skyhawk (Bill's plane) was parked last slot/port/fantail. The F-4 was adjacent, and of course a full air strike was in progress, daylight hours, but late in day. As you probably are aware some confusion may exist as to whether your dad was fully strapped and buckled in. It was very hot and it was not uncommon for the pilots to wait until the last minute to get fully strapped. In any event, the F4 pilot made a very simple, but critical error. In applying thrust he under judged the required power to get his aircraft out of the slot, and turned up the deck. He obviously applied more power at about the 45 degree angle of the turn, when he realized he had misjudged his initial power application. This of course meant his secondary power increase was directed straight at the A-4. This coupled with about 40 knots of wind over the deck, turned the A-4's nose towards the fantail, and ultimately over the side. From Gary Chappell. At 0833 A-4E BuNo 150037 of VA-155, pilot Cdr. William H. Searfus, fell from the flight deck off the fantail into the sea at latitude 18-42.4 N., Longitude 107-24 W. and sank in 34 fathoms of water. USS Coral Sea deck log, 25 November 1967.
152071 A-4E NL-506 22-Dec-67 22-Dec-67 1S VA-155 USS Coral Sea NVIET LCdr. Cook
LCdr. Wilmer Paul Cook KIA, lost to own bomb explosion. Rescue attempted by USS Dale (DLG-19/CG-19) HC-7 Seadevils Det. 106 UH-2B Seasprite 18 miles, 130⁰ from Vinh, four miles inland, Helo hovered 4' above deceased pilot.
155054 A-4F
13-May-68 13-May-68 1SA VA-155 Lemoore CA LCdr. Jones
LCdr. Gary Jones, 34, ejected safely and was not injured when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed in an open field five miles west of NAS Lemoore Monday. Press-Telegram, Tues., May 14, 1968.
155053 A-4F
13-Sep-68 13-Sep-68 1SA VA-155 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). White
Lt(jg). (Mike) White ejected from his VA-155 Skyhawk from NAS Lemoore crashed near Stokes Mt, about 10 miles from Woodlake, CA. He was treated for minor injuries after he was picked up by a Tulare County Deputy Sheriff and taken to the Alta local hospital in Dinuba. The Fresno Bee, Friday, 13 September 1968.
155059 A-4F NE-4.. 17-Jan-69 17-Jan-69 1S VA-155 USS Ranger SEA Cdr. Weaver
Cdr. John Herbert Weaver killed when A-4 Skyhawk BuNo 155059 crashed into the sea off the starboard bow at latitude 17-54.6N, longitude 107-29.8E. USS Wilson (DD-867), USS Waller (DD-466) and helicopter commenced search for pilot. Body of CDR J.H. Weaver recovered by whaleboat from USS Wilson and delivered on board. USS Ranger deck log.
154999 A-4F NE-412 16-May-69 16-May-69 1S VA-155 USS Ranger CA Lt. Poggi
Lt. Steven N. Poggi in VA-155 A-4F side number 412 reported control difficulties and advised intention to eject at 1335. Pilot seen to eject bearing 226T 7500 yards from ship at 1336. Ships position 37-56.3N, 128-36.9 W. Good chute sighted by ship and helos. Pick-up effected at 1346. Received injury report that Lt. Poggi received contusions of the shins in aircraft accident. USS Ranger deck log, 16 May 1969. The pilot was assigned one of the squadron A-4F Skyhawks for the flyoff to the beach and although a thorough brief was given by the CO no mention was made that his plane hadn't been flown since acceptance by the squadron and only four hours since a calendar inspection by another squadron 60 days earlier. Immediately after the cat shot things turned to worms, the nose came up to high and the pilot encountered a lot of resistance when he pushed forward on the stick and it required both hands on the stick to prevent a stall. Nose down trim was of no help and after several oscillations the pilot raised the gear and flaps and radioed his problem. The plane was buffeting and narrowly averted a stall several times and a slow climb was accomplished to about 5,000 feet. An attempt was made to get the nose down by putting the plane into a shallow turn but the plane continued to buffet and slowly losing altitude. After making a complete 360 the Skyhawk neared a completely stalled condition and the pilot ejected and he was rescued by the plane guard helicopter. NAN Pettibone January 1970
144879 A4D-2 AH-3.. 6-Dec-61 6-Dec-61 1AA1 VA-163 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Kramer
Lt(jg). Henry E. Kramer, 25, ejected safely from his A4D-2 Skyhawk before it crashed in a field six miles west of NAS Lemoore Wednesday. Humboldt Standard, Eureka, CA, Thursday, December 7, 1961.
144883 A4D-2 AH-3.. 22-Aug-62 22-Aug-62 1AA2 VA-163 USS Oriskany Pac Lt(jg). Kemmer
Lt(jg). Alva E. Kemmer was killed when his Skyhawk developed engine trouble and crashed in the western Pacific. Pacific Stars and Stripes, August 24, 1962.
142867 A4D-2 AH-3.. 10-Sep-63 10-Sep-63 1AA2 VA-163 USS Oriskany P.I. LCdr. Zibilich
VA-163 pilot (LCdr. Michael A. Zibilich) was killed during a training flight Tuesday when his A4D Skyhawk crashed on Luzon Island 20 miles south of Lingayen Gulf. Pacific Stars & Stripes, Tuesday, September 17, 1963. LCdr. Michael A. Zibilich, VA-163 Ops Officer, was killed in an operational accident in 1963. From the 1952 Lucky Bag.
144982 A4D-2 AH-314 13-Jan-64 13-Jan-64
VA-163 USS Oriskany Pac. Ens. Small
Ens. D.B. Small was rescued when VA-163 A-4B BuNo 144982/314 rolled off the starboard side of the flight deck forward of the island into the sea at latitude 27-54N and longitude 134-56E at 1028. Helicopter and USS Phillip (DD-498) commenced search for pilot. Recovered helicopter with rescued pilot onboard at 1035. USS Oriskany deck log, 13 January 1964.
151089 A-4E AH-3.. 18-Jul-65 18-Jul-65 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Avore
Lt. Malcom Arthur "Art" Avore KIA. As Lt. Avore's Skyhawk was catapulted off the Oriskany for a mission over South Vietnam, his engine failed and he was forced to ditch the aircraft. The aircraft sank within seconds and he was unable to escape. This accident occurred on the last day of the line period for the Oriskany.
151134 A-4E AH-352 9-Sep-65 9-Sep-65 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Cdr. Stockdale
Cdr. James B. Stockdale ejected and was captured when he was hit by 57mm AAA during an attack on railway sidings about 15 miles S of Thanh Hoa.
150071 A-4E AH-343 7-Nov-65 7-Nov-65 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Wack
LCdr. Charles G. Wack ejected 12 miles off the coast and was rescued by a USAF HU-16 piloted by 1st Lt. J. Kirby when he was hit by ground fire as he rolled in on a SAM site 10 miles SW of Nam Dinh.
151067 A-4E AH-340 13-Nov-65 13-Nov-65 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Cdr. Jenkins
Cdr. Harry T. Jenkins ejected and was captured after he was hit by 37mm AAA during an armed recce mission over Route Package 1.
151083 A-4E AH-350 17-Nov-65 17-Nov-65 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Bowling
LCdr. Roy Howard H. "Hap" Bowling KIA, lost to AAA during an Alpha strike against the Hai Duong bridge between Hanoi and Haiphong.
142132 A4D-2
11-Apr-66 11-Apr-66
VA-163 Yuma CA Ens. Kapner
Ens. Daniel S. Kapner, 25, a member of a NAS Lemoore attack squadron, was killed yesterday when his A-4 Skyhawk jet crashed during a practice strike mission at the Chocolate Mountain range in Imperial County, CA. Oakland Tribune, Tues., April 12, 1966.
152100 A-4E AH-301 23-Jul-66 23-Jul-66 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Cdr. Foster
Cdr. Wynn Foster (CO) ejected near the SAR destroyer USS Reeves after he was by 57mm AAA which severed his right arm as he crossed the coast N of Vinh.
150079 A-4E AH-3.. 27-Aug-66 27-Aug-66 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Schroder
Lt(jg). Schroder ejected safely from VA-163 150079 when it crashed into the sea at 18-46N 106-37.5R at 0356. USS Buck (DD-761) commenced search for pilot at 0357. USS Buck recovered downed pilot at 0520. USS Oriskany deck log, 27 August 1966. (electrical failure)
150072 A-4E AH-3.. 23-Oct-66 23-Oct-66 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Cdr. Caldwell
Cdr. R.H. Caldwell ejected safely from VA-163 A-4E BuNo 150072 crashed into the sea, estimated position 18-55N and 107-08E at 0120. Detached USS Buckley to proceed to scene of accident. 0142 detached USS Hamner to investigate red flare sighted bearing 040 from Oriskany. 0213 Cdr. Caldwell recovered by USS Hamner, USS Oriskany deck log, 23 October 1966. mid-air collision with another A-4
151075 A-4E AH-304 26-Oct-66 16-Jan-67
VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA N/A N/A
A fire in a flare locker in Hangar Bay One of the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) spreads through the hangar deck and to the flight deck. Before the fires are extinguished SH-2F Seasprite BuNo 149774 & BuNo 150183 are lost & VA-163 A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 151075 is destroyed and three others are damaged, 26 October 1966. SOC NARF Alameda 16 January 1967.
150102 A-4E AH-307 12-Jul-67 12-Jul-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Wood
Lt. Don M. Wood ejected safely from VA-163 A-4 BuNo 150102 when it crashed off the starboard bow at latitude 17-39N and longitude 116-10E and sank in 2,150 fathoms of water at 1002. Pilot was picked up by helo in good condition. USS Oriskany deck log, 12 July 1967. (bad cat shot)
150097 A-4E AH-312 20-Jul-67 20-Jul-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Kuhl
Lt. Russ W. Kuhl ejected near the northern SAR destroyer about 45 miles S of Hon Gay after his Skyhawk was hit by light flak approaching the coast for a strike on the My Xa POL storage site.
149961 A-4E AH-304 25-Jul-67 25-Jul-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Davis
LCdr. Donald Vance Davis was killed when he was either shot down or flew into the ground during a night attack under flares on a truck convoy near Ha Tinh.
150052 A-4E AH-313 4-Aug-67 4-Aug-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Bisz
Lt(jg). Ralph Campion Bisz was killed when his Skyhawk was hit by a SA-2 missile as he approache a POL storage site at Luc Nong.
152028 A-4E AH-315 31-Aug-67 31-Aug-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Carey
Lt(jg). David Jay Carey was captured after his Skyhawk was hit by a SA-2 missile which also brought down LCdr. Stafford as he approached the railway bridge target at Vat Cach Thuong.
149975 A-4E AH-310 31-Aug-67 31-Aug-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Stafford
LCdr. Hugh Allan Stafford was captured after his Skyhawk was hit by a SA-2 missile which blew him out of the cockpit still strapped to his seat as he approached the railway bridge target at Vat Cach Thuong.
150047 A-4E AH-3.. 10-Sep-67 10-Sep-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Landroth
Lt. Dale Landroth ejected and was rescued. 0800 one A-4 type aircraft crashed in water on the bow. Pilot ejected. Pilot recovered by helo #39. 0827 received medical report of A-4 pilot: no injuries. USS Oriskany deck log, 10 September 1967. The Skyhawk was configured as a tanker. Lt. Landroth, a last minute replacement on the tanker for LCdr A. Adeeb, lost power immediately on launch from the stbd cat, ejected and came down in the water on the stbd side. The HC-2 Det. 34 UH-2, piloted by Lt(jg.) L.W. Livermore and Lt(jg.) J.H. Fraser, moved in to pick him up as soon as he was clear of the ship and settled in the water as it had a full load of fuel. It struggled back into the air, dumped fuel and returned for the pickup. The hoist operator, AN John B. Miller, and swimmer, AN Albert E. Barrows, effected the rescue. From Dale Landroth.
150116 A-4E AH-306 22-Oct-67 22-Oct-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt(jg). Dooley
Lt(jg). James Edward Dooley – KIA, lost to ground fire during a strike on Haiphong's railway yard.
149963 A-4E AH-311 24-Oct-67 24-Oct-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt(jg). Foulks
Lt(jg). Ralph Eugene "Skip" Foulks rescued, lost to AAA
150086 A-4E
25-Oct-67 25-Oct-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt. Krommenhoek
Lt. Jeffery Martin Krommenhoek – KIA, lost during an attack on the Phuc Yen airfield. Declared KIA 10 years later.
149959 A-4E AH-300 26-Oct-67 26-Oct-67 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany NVIET LCdr. McCain
LCdr. John Sidney McCain III - POW, lost to 85 mm during a strike on a thermal power plant at Hanoi.
150131 A-4E AH-303 5-Jan-68 5-Jan-68 1S VA-163 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt(jg). Foulks
Lt(jg). Ralph Eugene Foulks – KIA, lost to AAA or flew into the ground during a night atack on trucks 25 miles SW of Nam Dinh.
150006 A-4E NP- 25-Jul-68 25-Jul-68 1SA VA-163 USS Hancock HI LCdr. Rankin
LCdr. William Rankin was killed in route to Vietnam, off Hawaii immediately after a night cat shot. No one is sure, but the radar package may have come out of the instrument panel with the shot, impeding movement of the stick. It happened later to other pilots, so we removed the damn thing from all our planes. I trained Bill during our four month turn-a -round. He was a good friend, pilot, officer and a gentleman. From Ed Chadwick.
142123 A4D-2 AH- 14-Mar-63 14-Mar-63 1AA1 VA-164 Lemoore CA
unknown ON
144887 A4D-2
14-Nov-61 14-Nov-61 1AA1 VA-164 Lemoore CA Lt(jg). Linn
Lt(jg). Richard S. Linn (VA-164) ejected safely when his A4D Skyhawk engine flamed out on a routine practice bombing run at the special weapons instrumental range at MCAS Yuma this morning. The Yuma Daily Sun, Yuma, AZ, Tuesday, November 14, 1961.
151053 A-4E
10-Jun-64 10-Jun-64 1AA2 VA-164 Lemoore CA Ens. Bir
Ens. Frederick X. Bir, 25, of NAS Lemoore was killed when his Navy Skyhawk jet crashed north of China Lake. Corpus Christi Times, Thur., June 11, 1964.
151171 A-4E AH-4.. 27-Feb-65 27-Feb-65 1AA2 VA-164 Lemoore CA Lt. Burton
Lt. J.L. Burton, 35, ejected safely Saturday following a mid-air collision between his VA-164 A-4E Skyhawk and a USMC F-8E Crusader while taking part in exercise "Silver Lance" about 230 miles SE of San Diego near the USS Oriskany. USMC 2nd Lt. Glenn R. Bollenback, 28, attached to a Marine all - weather fighter squadron at Kaneohe, HI made a safe landing at NAS Miramar. Independent, Monday, March 1, 1965.
152042 A-4E AH-475 6-Sep-65 6-Sep-65 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Burton
Lt. J.L. Burton's Skyhawk was hit by 37mm AAA while on a strike against the Hai Yen naval base near Thanh Hoa. Burton climbed immediately so as to reach the relative safety of the sea before the engne failed. Ninety seconds later, with fuel streaming and his aircraft on fire, his hydraulics failed, causing him to lose control of the aircraft. He ejected less than one mile from shore and was picked up by an Air Force HU-16 amphibian.
151173 A-4E AH-466 31-Oct-65 31-Oct-65 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Powers
LCdr. Trent Richard Powers POW (killed while POW), lost to AAA leading a joint Navy/USAF (8 F-105's) hunter killer mission to knock out SAM sites near Hanoi. LCDR Powers led eight F-105s on a strike again near Kep as part of a larger strike package involving 65 Air Force and Navy airplanes. While bombing the SAM site, his aircraft was hit by AAA and burst into flames at 150 feet. He climbed and banked suddenly, ejecting at less than 200 feet. Although he was seen waving to his wingman, and his SAR beeper was briefly heard, attempts to contact him via radio were unsuccessful. His remains were returned by the North Vietnamese November 1987. LCDR Powers was awarded the Navy Cross for this mission.
151157 A-4E AH-4.. 2-Feb-66 2-Feb-66
VA-164 USS Constellation CA Lt(jg). Mettler
Lt(jg). Larry S. Mettler, 27, was killed Wednesday night when his Skyhawk crashed in the ocean as it was launched from the USS Constellation and sank about 45 miles NW of San Diego, CA. Albuquerque Journal, (Friday) February 4, 1966.
152077 A-4E AH-407 28-Jul-66 28-Jul-66 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Ens. McSwain
Ens. George Palmer McSwain ejected and was captured after a SA-2 missile exploded near his Skyhawk after a Iron Hand Shrike attack an a SAM site near the mouth of the Song Ca river near Vinh.
152095 A-4E AH-4.. 29-Jul-66 29-Jul-66 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Ewoldt
Lt(jg). Donavan Ewoldt was killed when he flew into water during a practice in-flight refueling in marginal weather. (no deck log entry)
152084 A-4E AH-4.. 25-Aug-66 25-Aug-66 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Bullard
Lt(jg). William Henry Bullard in VA-164 A-4E BuNo 152084 crashed into the sea bearing 355 R, one mile, at latitude 18-48.5N, longitude 106-54.0E and exploded and sank in 25 fathoms of water at 0432. OTC directed USS Buck to search crash are at 0433. Search concluded. Results negative. Pilot presumed dead at 0900. USS Oriskany deck log, 25 August 1966
152093 A-4E AH-4.. 27-Aug-66 27-Aug-66 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Ens. Wood
Ens. B.T. Wood ejected safely when VA-168 (sic) BuNo 152092 (sic) crashed into the sea bearing 350T 15 miles from Oriskany at 0510. Helicopter #47 launched to search for pilot at 0511. Helicopter #47 recovered downed pilot and returned to ship at 0611. USS Oriskany deck log 27 August 1966. (electrical failure)
152075 A-4E AH-411 12-Oct-66 12-Oct-66 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Elkins
Lt. Frank Callihan Elkins was killed when his Skyhawk was hit by an SA-2 missile or flew into ground taking evasive action on a night time armed reconnaissance mission near Tho Trang.
152049 A-4E AH-407 14-Jul-67 14-Jul-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Cunningham
Lt(jg). L.J. Cunningham ejected near the Oriskany and was rescued by a HC-1 Seasprite after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA as he attacked barges near Gia La. 1215 A4E BuNo 152049 of VA-164, pilot LTjg Cunningham crashed into the sea off the stbd quarter at Lat. 18-26.5N, Long. 107-31E, into 40 fathoms of water. Pilot was rescued by helo an (sic) was in good condition. USS Oriskany log book, 14 July 1967.
151175 A-4E AH-415 18-Jul-67 18-Jul-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Duthie
Lt(jg). Larrie J. Duthie ejected and was rescued by a HH-3E piloted by Maj. Glen York after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA while on SAR mission for LCdr. Hartman from A-4E 151986.
151986 A-4E AH-404 18-Jul-67 18-Jul-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Hartman
LCdr. Richard Danner Hartman ejected and was captured three days later after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA after a strike on the Co Trai railway and road bridge. He was killed when he was captured or died shortly after he was captured. SH-3A BuNo 151538 from the USS Hornet was also shot down while attempting to reach Hartman killing all on board.
152034 A-4E AH-401 18-Jul-67 19-Jul-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Wood
Lt(jg). Barry T. Wood ejected and was rescued by a boat from the SAR destroyer USS Richard B. Anderson after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA as he was firing rockets against gun positions while on SAR mission for LCdr. Hartman from A-4E 151986.
151991 A-4E AH-402 31-Aug-67 31-Aug-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany SEA LCdr. Perry
LCdr. Richard Clark Perry ejected and was killed after his Skyhawk was hit by a SA-2 missile as he approached the railway bridge target at Vat Cach Thuong. Although the SAR helicopter was on scene LCdr. Perry failed to surface and the pararescuer found him to be dead.
152086 A-4E AH-413 7-Oct-67 7-Oct-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt. Hodges
Lt. David Lawton Hodges KIA, lost to SAM
152085 A-4E AH-416 9-Oct-67 9-Oct-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt(jg). Cunningham
Lt(jg). L.J. Cunningham rescued, lost to AAA.
152048 A-4E AH-402 18-Oct-67 18-Oct-67 1S VA-164 USS Hancock NVIET LCdr. Barr
LCdr. John Fredrick Barr KIA, lost to SAM.
151985 A-4E AH-414 2-Nov-67 2-Nov-67 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany NVIET Lt(jg). Knapp
Lt(jg). Frederic Woodrow Knapp KIA, flew into the ground during rocket firing attack
151133 A-4E AH-4.. 1-Jan-68 1-Jan-68 1S VA-164 USS Hancock NVIET Lt. Schindelar
Lt. George Frank Schindelar ejected safely, lost to electrical failure which froze the controls
151152 A-4E AH-404 11-Jan-68 11-Jan-68 1S VA-164 USS Oriskany VTNAM LCdr. Weichman
LCdr. D.R. Weichman was rescued, lost to small arms fire over Laos
151126 A-4E NP-411 2-Oct-68 2-Oct-68 1S VA-164 USS Hancock NVIET Cdr. Erwin
Cdr. Donald Edward Erwin KIA, lost to AAA and hung bombs exploded when he ejected. Rescue attempted by USS Turner HC-7 Seadevils Det. 110 SH-3A Sea King 18.5 miles, 354⁰ from Vinh, 200 yards off shore, fleet of fishing boats.
151103 A-4E NP-4.. 9-Feb-69 9-Feb-69 1S VA-164 USS Hancock SEA LCdr. Meyers
LCdr. Roger Allen Meyers KIA, lost when aircraft nose gear collapsed during catapult launch and aircraft pitched nose down and crashed into the sea.
155023 A-4F NP-404 10-Feb-70 11-Feb-70 1S VA-164 USS Hancock SEA Lt. Rosenberger
Lt. G.C. Rosenberger ejected and was rescued when his A-4F tanker developed a fuel problem that led to an explosion as it was refueling another aircraft which landed safely. 0441 Report of possible ejection from an A-4 aircraft near the ship. 0450 Helicopter 005 in vicinity of ejection with smoke light marking the area, USS Mansfield (DD-728) assisting in search. 0452 Pilot sighted by helo. Aircraft in water is an A-4 from VA-164 piloted by Lt. G.C. Rosenberger, aircraft side number 404, serial number 155023. Ships position at time of ejection was 18-04.8N, 107-39.9E obtained from a radar fix. Ejection occurred approximately 160 deg. T, 3 miles from Hancock... depth of water 38 fathoms. 0522 helo aboard Hancock with downed pilot. 0542 Preliminary medical report on downed pilot - excellent condition. USS Hancock deck log, 10 February 1970.
154980 A-4F NP-4.. 26-Jan-71 26-Jan-71 1S VA-164 USS Hancock SEA Lt(jg). Carter
Lt(jg). Gerald Lynn Carter, 28, was killed when the bridle hook failed on launch leaving him with an end speed of 80 knots. Although Carter had the immediate foresight to pull his emergency jettison handle; there were six olive drab streaks on the flight deck where his MK-82 bomb load slid across the cat-track non-skid paint and over the side. His Skyhawk fell into the water ahead of the ship rolled inverted and sank carrying the pilot with it. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam war by Peter Mersky and USS Hancock Air Groups Casualties and MIA's.
148441 A4D-2N AJ-3.. 31-Jul-69 31-Jul-69 1S VA-172 USS Shangri La

unknown ON deck log clearly shows Shangri La to be moored at Mayport, FL 31 July 1969. Deployment aboard the Shang ended 29 July 1969
147677 A4D-2N AB-5.. 4-Aug-66 4-Aug-66 1S VA-172 USS FDR PI
unknown PN unknown pilot ejected and was rescued off Philippines after engine failure over the South China Sea. (nothing in the deck log)
142793 A4D-2 AB-3.. 17-Nov-58 17-Nov-58 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR Atl Lt(jg). McKinney
Lt(jg). James "Jim" McKinney rolled left and crashed after cat shot due to asymmetrical slat extension or a partially loaded drop tank, or tanks, that caused the rotation into the stall. From Bob Graham and Dunkirk Evening Observer, Wednesday, November 26, 1958.
142785 A4D-2 AB-3.. 18-Nov-58 18-Nov-58 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR Atl Lt(jg). Waleszczak
Lt(jg). Stanley "Stan" Peter Waleszczak was killed when his plane rolled to the right (asymmetrical slat extension) when launched or a partially loaded drop tank, or tanks, caused the rotation into the stall. A spokesman said Waleszczak righted the plane but it pancaked into the ocean and crashed. From Bob Graham and Dunkirk Evening Observer, Wednesday, November 26,1958.
142791 A4D-2 AB-3.. 27-Mar-59 27-Mar-59 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR Med Lt(jg). Strong
Lt(jg). Paul Strong was on a buddy approach at night on the wing of the XO after a gyro failure. Consensus is that the XO got too low and pulled up quickly (probably when he saw the reflection of the lights in the water) and scraped Paul off into the water.  Paul had his hands on the ejection seat handle at impact and the impact ejected him. He hit the water still in the ejection seat and was seriously injured in the back but survived and was rescued. He was unable to continue in ejection seat aircraft but later flew helicopters.
142810 A4D-2 AB-3.. 8-May-59 8-May-59 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR Med Lt(jg). Mohr
Lt(jg). Charles Mohr ejected on a night flight off the FDR with his wing mate, Howie Young. A few seconds after launch the engine was at about 102% and TPT was pegged and he throttled back a bit and heard some unusual noises and the engine flamed out. He had accelerated to about 250 knots, so pulled up and told his wing mate that he had flamed out and would attempt a relight and, if not successful, would eject at the top. We were a few miles ahead of the ship by now and he called Mayday for me. I reached about 2000 ft. and, no relight, so I ejected. From Charley Mohr.
142794 A4D-2 AB-3.. 5-Feb-60 5-Feb-60 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR Med Lt(jg). Rohsenberger
Lt(jg) Carl J. Rohsenberger was lost when his aircraft was catapulted from the FDR and sank directly in front of the ship.
142756 A4D-2 AB-3.. 13-Jan-61 13-Jan-61 1AE2 VA-172 USS FDR Gitmo Lt(jg). Russo
Lt(jg). Anthony J. Russo was presumed to have crashed into the sea in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, area after his A4D was catapulted from the carrier Roosevelt Friday on a night training flight. The Aiken Standard and review, Aiken, SC, Wednesday, January 18, 1961.
149589 A4D-2N AB-3.. 20-Mar-63 20-Mar-63 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR MED Lt(jg). Meinhardt
Lt(jg). Gary Francis Wheatley and Lt(jg). Paul Meinhardt ejected safely from VA-172 A-4C BuNo's 149586 and 149584 following a mid-air collision at an estimated altitude of 9,000 feet about 10,000 yards from the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt enroute from Taranto, Italy to Athens, Greece at 1946 hours. Both pilots were recovered by helo and were back on board at 1957 hours. USS Franklin D. Roosevelt deck log.
149584 A4D-2N AB-3.. 20-Mar-63 20-Mar-63 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR MED Lt(jg). Wheatley
Lt(jg). Gary Francis Wheatley and Lt(jg). Paul Meinhardt ejected safely from VA-172 A-4C BuNo's 149586 and 149584 following a mid-air collision at an estimated altitude of 9,000 feet about 10,000 yards from the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt enroute from Taranto, Italy to Athens, Greece at 1946 hours. Both pilots were recovered by helo and were back on board at 1957 hours. USS Franklin D. Roosevelt deck log.
149545 A4D-2N AB-302 5-Feb-64 5-Feb-64 1AA2 VA-172 USS FDR Carib Lt. Malone
Lt. Donald W. Malone, 33, of VA-172 based at NAS Cecil Field was killed Wednesday night when his A-4C Skyhawk crashed into the water after being launched from the carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Caribbean. Malone was catapulted from the deck on a night training flight, went a short distance without rising, then struck the water and exploded. The Gazette, Emporia, KS, Thursday, February 6, 1964.
145143 A4D-2N AB-300 2-Dec-66 2-Dec-66 1S VA-172 USS FDR SEA Cdr. Nystrom
Cdr. Bruce August Nystrom and his wingman Ens. Worrell were killed when their aircraft were hit by SA-2 missiles or flew into the ground while taking evasive action while on a night armed reconnaissance mission near Phuc Nhac.
145116 A4D-2N AB-304 2-Dec-66 2-Dec-66 1S VA-172 USS FDR SEA Ens. Worrell
Ens. Paul Laurence Worrell and flight leader Cdr. Nystrom were killed when their aircraft were hit by SA-2 missiles or flew into the ground while taking evasive action while on a night armed reconnaissance mission near Phuc Nhac.
147839 A4D-2N AJ-3.. 25-Nov-69 25-Nov-69 1S VA-172 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). Martin
Lt(jg). John R. Martin, 24, and Lt(jg). Robert A. McLeery, 24, were killed when their VA-172 A-4 Skyhawks collided at low level while in formation with a 3rd VA-172 Skyhawk. Portions of one crashed into a home along State Road 13 about 30 miles south of Jacksonville, FL and the other cut a fiery swath through an orange grove in the Switzerland area of St. Johns county. Ocala Star Banner, Wednesday, November 26, 1969.
149523 A4D-2N AJ-3.. 25-Nov-69 25-Nov-69 1S VA-172 Cecil Field FL Lt(jg). McLeery
Lt(jg). John R. Martin, 24, and Lt(jg). Robert A. McLeery, 24, were killed when their VA-172 A-4 Skyhawks collided at low level while in formation with a 3rd VA-172 Skyhawk. Portions of one crashed into a home along State Road 13 about 30 miles south of Jacksonville, FL and the other cut a fiery swath through an orange grove in the Switzerland area of St. Johns county. Ocala Star Banner, Wednesday, November 26, 1969.
148484 A4D-2N AJ-305 22-Apr-70 22-Apr-70 1S VA-172 USS Shangri La SEA Lt(jg). Golz
Lt(jg). John Bryan Golz was killed when he failed to pull out of dive during a night attack on a target 10 miles NE of Ban Talan.
148495 A4D-2N AJ-310 22-Jun-70 22-Jun-70 1S VA-172 USS Shangri La SEA Lt. Earle
Lt. J.S. (John Stiles) Earle was killed when VA-172 A-4C BuNo 148495 #310 was reported down 2 miles 10 degrees on starboard bow at 2118. Pilot apparently did not eject. SAR effort by helicopter and destroyer begun. Reports by SAR commander that various debris including foam rubber, papers and part of seat only objects found 2345. USS Shangri-La deck log 22 June 1970.
149525 A4D-2N AJ-313 23-Sep-70 23-Sep-70 1S VA-172 USS Shangri La SEA Lt(jg). Hartman
Lt(jg). J.G. Hartman ejected safely when A-4 of VA-172 went in the water off the starboard catapult at 0026. Ships helo recovered pilot at 0043. Pilot was returned to ship and suffered only minor injuries, but was retained in sick bay. USS Shangri-La deck log, 23 September 1970. (bridle hook failed on launch)
145120 A4D-2N
15-Aug-63 15-Aug-63 1AA1 VA-192 Lemoore NV
unknown PN Unknown pilot accepted and took off in an incompletly fueled A/C for a night loft bombing flight. When fuel was exhausted, pilot attempted a flame out landing at NAAS Fallon. Right wing contacted runway and A/C cartwheeled into the desert. Pilot walked away.
145079 A4D-2N
6-Jun-61 6-Jun-61 1AA1 VA-192 Moffett CA Lt. Falconer
Lt. A.S. Falconer, 29, ejected safely when his Skyhawk crashed at the north boundary of Moffett Field when the engine failed on take-off. San Mateo Times, Wednesday, June 7, 1961.
147699 A4D-2N NM-209 11-Feb-64 11-Feb-64 1AA2 VA-192 USS Bon Homme Richard ATL Lt. Higgins
Lt. "Ted" Higgins was killed when he crashed astern of the USS Bon Homme Richard. Lookout reported aircraft crash in water astern of the ship at 2303. Aircraft No. 209 unaccounted for. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds in company with USS Taylor (DD-468) and USS O'Bannon (DD-450) conducting search for aircraft. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log, 11 February 1964.
145140 A4D-2N NM-2.. 21-May-64 21-May-64 1AA2 VA-192 USS Bon Homme Richard P.I. Lt(jg). Cooke
Lt(jg). Joe G. Cooke was presumed dead Friday after his A-4C crashed in the waters off Panay Island in the Philippines. Cooke was assigned to VA-192 aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard. Pacific Stars & Stripes, Sunday, May 24, 1964.
147682 A4D-2N NM-2.. 14-Sep-65 14-Sep-65 1S VA-192 USS Bon Homme Richard SEA Lt(jg). Taylor
Lt(jg). Neil Brooks Taylor was killed when his aircraft made a descending spiral into the ground from 4,000 feet prior to his seventh run on a target at Ap So Hai.
151172 A-4E NM-204 23-Nov-66 23-Nov-66 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA Cdr. Hill
Cdr. Allen E. Hill ejected and was rescued by a Navy helicopter after his Skyhawk was hit by AAA as he pulled up after a rocket attack while on an Iron Hand strike.
151136 A-4E NM-200 5-Dec-66 5-Dec-66 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA LCdr. Stratton
LCdr. Richard Allen Stratton ejected and was captured after his Skyhawk ingested 2.75" FFAR rocket debris & engine exploded while attacking bridge sections along a river bank after a weather recce mission.
152087 A-4E NM-200 6-Mar-67 7-Mar-67 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt. Young
Lt. S.N. Young ejected near the USS Ticonderoga and was rescued after his Skyhawk suffered a gaping hole in the rear fuselage during a strike on a AAA site near Ban Nathong in southern Laos and flamed out and would not restart as he approached the carrier. Nothing in the 11 March deck log.
151108 A-4E NM-209 11-Mar-67 11-Mar-67 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA Cdr. Moore
Cdr. Ernest Melvin Moore ejected and was captured when his Skyhawk was hit by a SA-2 missile during an Iron Hand strike on a SAM site at Lang Cam.
151200 A-4E NM-212 10-Apr-67 10-Apr-67 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA LCdr. Shattuck
LCdr. George W. Shattuck ejected and was rescued, lost to 37mm AAA which blew a large hole in the left wing setting the fuel on fire and severely damaging the engine. Ejected after the engine flamed out and was picked up by the mail helo. From George Shattuck. LCdr. George W. Shattuck was returned to the ship. His A-4C, BuNo 151200 sustained battle damage over North Vietnam and he was forced to eject at 17-22N 107-25E. He was rescued by a SAR helo and received no injuries. USS Ticonderoga deck log, 10 April 1967.
151116 A-4E NM-204 25-Apr-67 25-Apr-67 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA LCdr. Almberg
LCdr. F.J. Almberg ejected near a SAR destroyer and was rescued by a Navy helicopter after an SA-2 missile exploded close to his Skyhawk during an Iron Hand Shrike attack on a SAM site a few miles N of Haiphong.
152076 A-4E NM-200 26-Apr-67 26-Apr-67 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA Lt(jg). Cain
Lt(jg). J.W. Cain ejected offshore about 15 miles S of Haiphong and was rescued by a Navy helicopter after he was hit by AAA during an attack on a POL site at Haiphong.
151073 A-4E NM-208 26-Apr-67 26-Apr-67 1S VA-192 USS Ticonderoga SEA LCdr. Estocin
LCdr. Michael John Estocin was killed when he was hit by a SA-2 missile during an Iron Hand attack on a SAM site during the Haiphong POL attack.
155002 A-4F NM-2.. 4-Jul-68 4-Jul-68 1SA VA-192 USS Oriskany SEA Cdr. Almberg
Cdr. F. W. Almberg ejected safely and was rescued after a mid-air collision with VF‑194 F-8E 149615, NM-401, flown by Lt J. F. Strahm who also ejected.
154199 A-4F NM-4.. 21-Jul-69 21-Jul-69 1S VA-192 USS Oriskany SEA Lt(jg). Franson
Lt(jg). Bill Franson ejected safely. 0715 Received report that A4E Bureau No. 155003, pilot Lt. Kenneth T. Sanger, and A-4E BuNo 134199 (actually 154199), pilot Lt(jg) William E. Franson, Jr., suffered a midair collision about 2257, 21 July; both pilots ejected. SAR effort called off for the night about 2328 and resumed 0514 this morning. The pilots were sighted about 0657 and picked up at 0713. Both reported to be in excellent condition, being taken to NKP Nakhon Phanon. USS Oriskany deck log, Tuesday, 22 July 1969.
155003 A-4F NM-4.. 21-Jul-69 21-Jul-69 1S VA-192 USS Oriskany SEA Lt. Sanger
Lt. Kenneth T. Sanger ejected safely. 0715 Received report that A4E Bureau No. 155003, pilot Lt. Kenneth T. Sanger, and A-4E BuNo 134199 (actually 154199), pilot Lt(jg) William E. Franson, Jr., suffered a midair collision about 2257, 21 July; both pilots ejected. SAR effort called off for the night about 2328 and resumed 0514 this morning. The pilots were sighted about 0657 and picked up at 0713. Both reported to be in excellent condition, being taken to NKP Nakhon Phanon. USS Oriskany deck log, Tuesday, 22 July 1969.
150055 A-4E NM-5.. 17-Nov-67 17-Nov-67 1S VA-195 USS Ticonderoga

unknown ON (VA-195 wasn't deployed aboard the Ticonderoga on this date and nothing in the deck log)
145137 A4D-2N NM-5.. 27-Nov-61 27-Nov-61 1AA1 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard Japan
unknown PN unknown pilot temporarily attached to VA-195 was killed when he crashed in an open field 2 1/2 miles northeast of NAS Atsugi. Pacific Stars & Stripes, Tuesday, November 28, 1961. Crashed, near civilian house, 3 Choume, Hongou, Seya Town, Totsuka Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. From Don "Gamera" Chan. A Navy pilot killed in the crash of his A4D Skyhawk near NAS Atsugi Monday apparently gave his own life to keep the plane from crashing in a heavily populated area. Preliminary Investigation indicated the pilot could have ejected from his plane at a safe altitude, over the heavily populated area, the Navy reported. However, it appeared that the pilot headed the plane for an open field and ejected at an altitude that did not give his parachute sufficient time to open. The pilot, temporarily attached to Attack Sq. 195, was on a final landing approach when his plane crashed into an open field 2 1/2 miles northeast of NAS Atsugi. The pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of kin. Pacicic Stars and Stripes.
148542 A4D-2N NM-5.. 22-Sep-62 22-Sep-62 1AA2 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard Japan LCdr. unknown PN LCdr. John T. Parks from the USS Bon Homme Richard is missing and presumed dead after a three-plane collision off Japan that occurred during a night refueling operation on Sept. 22. Two other pilots ejected from their aircraft and were rescued. Pacific Stars & Stripes, 28 Sep., 1962.
144909 A4D-2 NM-5.. 22-Dec-59 22-Dec-59 1AA2 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard ATL Lt(jg). Cooper
Lt(jg). B. Cooper was killed when VA-195 A4D BuNo 144909 crashed into the sea astern of the USS Bon Homme Richard (enroute from Pearl Harbor to Guam) at 2122 hours and sank in 3,000 fathoms of water. USS Lofberg DD-759, USS Buck DD-761 and the USS Bon Homme Richard commenced a search for the pilot. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log.
145036 A4D-2 NM-5.. 4-Mar-60 4-Mar-60 1AA2 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard ATL Lt(jg). Bachman
Lt(jg). Jerome V. Bachman VA-195 in A4D BuNo 145036 did not return to the USS Bon Homme Richard (enroute from Kobe, Japan to Sasebo, Japan) at 0925 hours. A pilot reported seeing a possible flash and finding an oil slick. The USS Bon Homme Richard accompanied by the USS Morton, USS Chevalier, USS Wiltsie, USS Hamne and USS Tang commenced a search and completed the search at 1222 hours. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log.
147679 A4D-2N NM-5.. 19-Jul-61 19-Jul-61 1AA2 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard P.I. LCdr. Price
LCdr. Allen B. Price was killed when he struck the deck of a carrier off the Philippines. The Midland Reporter-Telegram, Fri., July 21, 1961.
147692 A4D-2N NM-5.. 21-Aug-62 21-Aug-62 14K2 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard South China Sea AA Cotton
AA L.E. Cotton was killed when VA-195 A4D BuNo 147692 went over the port side at 2024 hours and sank in 2,300 fathoms of water in the South China Sea. USS Small, DD-838, and USS Buckley, DD-808, commenced search for man overboard and secured the search at 2102 hours. USS Bon Homme Richard deck log.
145142 A4D-2N NM-5.. 22-Sep-62 22-Sep-62 1AA2 VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard Japan LCdr. Parks
LCdr. John T. Parks from the USS Bon Homme Richard is missing and presumed dead after a three-plane collision off Japan that occurred during a night refueling operation on Sept. 22. Two other pilots ejected from their aircraft and were rescued. Pacific Stars & Stripes, 28 Sep., 1962.
148584 A4D-2N NM-512 19-Oct-65 19-Oct-65 1S VA-195 USS Bon Homme Richard SEA Lt(jg). Worcester
Lt(jg). John Bowers "Smiley" Worcester disappeared after attacking a bridge while on armed recon mission between Than Hoa and Vinh and was last seen 35 miles SE of Thanh Hoa and 20 miles from the coast. The flight leader retraced the entire route three times, but saw no trace nor indication of any kind of a crash or anti-aircraft artillery fire. A fighter pilot in the general area saw an explosion on the ground near the alternate rendezvous point, but was too far away to determine its origin.
145123 A4D-2N NM-5.. 29-Oct-66 29-Oct-66 1S VA-195 USS Ticonderoga Pac LCdr. Nightengale
LCdr. Chester L. Nightengale, Jr. was killed in a daylight ramp strike during routine ops during a trans Pac the day before arriving in Yokosuka Japan. After the strike, the A/C rolled inverted and departed the port side wiping the lens etc. platform clean. The only thing recovered was his helmet. I was a JG in VA-195 at the time on my second cruise, saw the plat tape several times. Dick Nielsen. 1305 ... An A4C of Attack Squadron 195, piloted by LCDR C.L. Nightengale, struck the fantail, burst into flame, and continued overboard on the port side. USS R.K. Turner and Ticonderoga helicopter commenced search of area around 34-27N, 142-06.8E for pilot. 1510 search for pilot ceased with negative results. Turner proceeding to rejoin Task Group. USS Ticonderoga deck log, Saturday, 29 October 1966.
147819 A4D-2N NM-500 13-Dec-66 13-Dec-66 1S VA-195 USS Ticonderoga SEA LCdr. Barnett
LCdr. Charles Edward Barnett ejected and was rescued by one of the Ticonderoga's helicopters after his Skyhawk was hit by an SA-2 missile while attacking a SAM site at the Xuan Mai Bridge and was too damaged attempt a carrier landing. 1718 LCDR C.E. Barnett pilot of a damaged A-4C of VA-195 ejected from his aircraft. Position of ejection from this ship 075 degrees at 4 miles. Pilot recovered by helicopter and returned to this ship. Pilots condition reported to be good. USS Ticonderoga deck log, 13 December 1966
147776 A4D-2N NM-502 13-Dec-66 13-Dec-66 1S