Friday, May 15, 2009

Aircraft Lost During Cold War-Shoot Downs Part I

From All POW/MIA this list of American aircraft shot down by Communist forces
Cold War Incidents As Reported By DPMO JANUARY 2003
Incident Total: 14 Personnel Total: 165

4/8/50 Navy PB4Y2 crew of 10 shot down by Soviet fighters over Baltic Sea, off coast of Liepaya, Latvia. Entire crew remains unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - PB4Y-2
BECKMAN, FRANK - MISSING
BOURASSA, JOSEPH JAY - MISSING
BURGESS, TOMMY L - MISSING
DANENS, JOE H - MISSING
FETTE, JOHN H - MISSING
PURCELL, EDWARD J - MISSING
REYNOLDS, ROBERT D - MISSING
RINNIER, JOSEPH NORR - MISSING
SEESCHAF, HOWARD W - MISSING
THOMAS, JACK W - MISSING



11/6/51 Navy P2V crew of 10 shot down by Soviet LA-11 fighters over Sea of Japan. Entire crew remains unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - P2V
BAGGETT, REUBEN S - MISSING
FOSTER, PAUL R - MISSING
HODGSON, JUDD C - MISSING
JURIC, PAUL G - MISSING
LIVELY, JACK - MISSING
MEYER, WILLIAM S - MISSING
ROSENFELD, SAMUEL - MISSING
SMITH, DONALD ALLEN - MISSING
WIGERT, RALPH - MISSING
RAGLIN, ERWIN D - MISSING



6/13/52 Air Force RB-29 crew of 12 shot down by Soviet MiG-15 fighters over Sea of Japan. Entire crew remains unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - RB29
BECKER, ROSCO G - MISSING
BERG, EDDIE R - MISSING
BLIZZARD, WILLIAM A - MISSING
BONURA, LEON FRANK - MISSING
BUSCH, SAMUEL N - MISSING
HOMER, WILLIAM ROBER - MISSING
MONSERRAT, MIGUEL W - MISSING
MOORE, DAVID L - MISSING
MCDONNELL, ROBERT J - MISSING
PILLSBURY, DANNY H - MISSING
SCULLEY, JAMES A - MISSING
SERVICE, SAMUEL D - MISSING



10/7/52 Air Force RB-29 crew of eight shot down by Soviet LA-11 fighters north of Hokkaido Island. Capt Dunham's remains returned to U.S. in 1993. Seven remain unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type -RB29
BROCK, PAUL E - MISSING
COLGAN, SAMUEL A - MISSING
ENGLISH, EUGENE M - MISSING
HIRSCH, JOHN ARTHUR - MISSING
KENDRICK, FRED G - MISSING
NEAIL, FRANK E - MISSING
SHIPP, THOMAS G - MISSING
DUNHAM, JOHN R - NEGOTIATED REMAINS



11/29/52 ACFT - USG civilian aircraft shot down over PRC. Two crew members (Fecteau/Downey)
captured, two others (Schwartz/Snoddy) killed in crash.

SCHWARTZ, NORMAN (Civilian) - BB - KILLED IN ACTION/BODY NOT RECOVERED
SNODDY, ROBERT (Civilian) - BB - KILLED IN ACTION/BODY NOT RECOVERED
FECTEAU, RICHARD (Civilian) - RESCUED OR RETURNED ALIVE
DOWNEY, JOHN T (Civilian) - RESCUED OR RETURNED ALIVE



1/18/53 Navy P2V crew of 13 hit by Chinese shore batteries and forced to "ditch" in Formosa Straits. 11 initially rescued by Coast Guard plane, which crashed on takeoff due to rough seas. Seven from P2V (and three from Coast Guard plane) rescued by USS Halsey Powell. Six P2V crew members remain unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - P2V
ANGELL, DWIGHT C - MISSING
BEAHM, RONALD A - MISSING
MORLEY, PAUL A - MISSING
MCCLURE, WILLIAM F - MISSING
SMITH, LLOYD - MISSING
BYARS, CLIFFORD R - MISSING
MACDONALD, WALLACE L - RETURNEE/RESCUED
FRENCH, ROBERT L - RETURNEE/RESCUED
LUDENA, ROY - RETURNEE/RESCUED
VARNEY, VEARL V - RETURNEE/RESCUED
PROUHET, CLEMENT R - RETURNEE/RESCUED
BALLENGER, DANIEL J - RETURNEE/RESCUED
BROWN, CECIL H - RETURNEE/RESCUED



7/29/53 Air Force RB-50 crew of 17 shot down by Soviet MiG-17 fighters over Sea of Japan. Capt Roche recovered alive on following day. Remains of Capt O'Kelley and MSgt Brown recovered along coast of Japan. Fourteen remain unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - RB50
BEYER, FRANK E - MISSING
CZYZ, EDMUND J - MISSING
GABREE, DONALD W - MISSING
GOULET, ROLAND E - MISSING
HILL, DONALD G - MISSING
KEITH, JAMES G - MISSING
RUSSELL, CHARLES J - MISSING
SANDERSON, WARREN J - MISSING
STALNAKER, ROBERT E - MISSING
TEJEDA, FRANCISCO J - MISSING
WARD, JOHN C - MISSING
WIGGINS, LLOYD C - MISSING
WOODS, JAMES E - MISSING
BROWN, FRANCIS L - BODY RECOVERED
O'KELLEY, STANLEY K - BODY RECOVERED
ROCHE, JOHN E - RETURNEE/RESCUED
RADLEIN, EARL W - MISSING



4/17/55 Air Force RB-47 crew of three shot down by Soviet MiG-15 fighters north of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The entire crew remains unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - RB47E
BROOKS, ROBERT N - MISSING
NEIGHBORS, LACIE C - MISSING
WATKINS, RICHARD E - MISSING



8/22/56 Navy P4M crew of 16 shot down by Chinese fighters off the Chinese coast near Wenchow. Remains of LCDR Ponsford and AT1 Martin recovered by U.S. ships. Remains of AT1 Haskins and AT3 Curtis recovered and returned by Chinese. 12 crew members remain unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - P4M
BARBER, DONALD W - MISSING
CARON, WARREN EDGAR - MISSING
DEANE, JAMES BRAYTON - MISSING
FLOOD, FRANCIS ARTHU - MISSING
HUMBERT, WILLIAM M - MISSING
HUTCHINSON, MILTON - MISSING
LOUNSBURY, HAROLD E - MISSING
MESSINGER, CARL EDWI - MISSING
POWELL, WALLACE W - MISSING
SPRINKLE, DONALD EUG - MISSING
STRYKOWSKY, LEONARD - MISSING
YOUNG, LLOYD LAWAYNE - MISSING
CURTIS, JACK ALBERT - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
HASKINS, WILLIAM F - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
MATTIN, ALBERT PERRY - BODY RECOVERED
PONSFORD, JAMES W - BODY RECOVERED



9/10/56 Air Force RB-50 crew of 16 lost over the Sea of Japan. There is no evidence to suggest it was shot down, and its loss may have been due in part to Typhoon Emma. The entire crew remains unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - RB50
ARROWOOD, PALMER D - MISSING
BEISTY, JOHN EDWARD - MISSING
DAVIS, BOBBY RAY - MISSING
DISBROW, LORIN C - MISSING
ELLIS, WILLIAM H - MISSING
FAIR, WAYNE J - MISSING
FEES, RODGER A - MISSING
JOHNSON, RAYMOND D - MISSING
KOBAYASHI, RICHARD T - MISSING
MAXWELL, HARRY S - MISSING
MCLAUGHLIN, WILLIAM - MISSING
RAHANIOTES, PETER J - MISSING
SLOAN, LEO J - MISSING
SWINEHART, PAUL W - MISSING
TAYLOR, PAT PARTRIDG - MISSING
TRIAS, THEODORUS J - MISSING



9/2/58 Air Force C-130 crew of 17 shot down by Soviet MiG-17 fighters over Soviet Armenia. Soviets returned six sets of remains later that month. 11 sets of remains were recovered in 1998. All are now accounted for.
Aircraft Type - C130
BOURG, ARCHIE T - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
DUNCAN, PAUL E - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
FERGUSON, JAMES E - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
FIELDS, JOEL H - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
JERUSS, EDWARD J - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
KAMPS, HAROLD T - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
MADEIROS, GERALD H - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
MAGGIACOMO, GERALD C - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
MANKINS, CLEMENT O - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
MELLO, ARTHUR L - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
MOORE, ROBERT H - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
OSHINSKIE, ROBERT J - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
PETROCHILOS, GEORGE - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
PRICE, LAROY - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
SIMPSON, JOHN E - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
SWIESTRA, RUDY J - NEGOTIATED REMAINS
VILLAREAL, RICARDO M - NEGOTIATED REMAINS



7/1/60 Air Force RB-47 crew of six shot down over Barents Sea. McKone and Olmstead were rescued by Soviet trawler and held captive at Lubyanka prison until 25 January 1961. Palm's remains were found and returned 25 Jul 1960. Soviet documents from that time indicate Posa's remains may have also been recovered, and buried at an undetermined location. Posa and the other two crewmembers remain unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - RB47
GOFORTH, OSCAR L - MISSING
PHILLIPS, DEAN B - MISSING
POSA, EUGENE E - MISSING
MCKONE, JOHN R - RETURNEE/RESCUED
OLMSTEAD, FREEMAN B - RETURNEE/RESCUED
PALM, WILLARD G - NEGOTIATED REMAINS



12/14/65 Air Force RB-57 crew of 2 lost over the Black Sea. There is no evidence indicating it was lost to hostile action. Search and rescue efforts by US, Turkish, and Soviet forces discovered parts of the aircraft, but no survivors or remains. Both crewmembers remain unaccounted for.
Aircraft Type - RB57
LACKEY, LESTER L - MISSING
YATES, ROBERT A - MISSING



4/15/69 Navy EC-121 crew of 31 shot down by North Korean fighters over the Sea of Japan. Two remains were recovered by US Navy ships. 29 crewmembers remain unaccounted-for.
Aircraft Type - EC121
BALDERMAN, LOUIS F - MISSING
CHARTIER, STEPHEN C - MISSING
COLGIN, BERNIE J - MISSING
CONNORS, BALLARD F - MISSING
DUCHARME, GARY RAY - MISSING
DZEMA, JOHN - MISSING
GLEASON, DENNIS B - MISSING
GRAHAM, GENE KENNETH - MISSING
GREINER, LAVERNE A - MISSING
HORRIGAN, DENNIS J - MISSING
KINCAID, RICHARD H - MISSING
LYNCH, HUGH M - MISSING
MILLER, JOHN ALEXAND - MISSING
MCNAMARA, MARSHALL H - MISSING
MCNEIL, TIMOTHY H - MISSING
OVERSTREET, JAMES HO - MISSING
PERROTTET, PETER P - MISSING
POTTS, JOHN H - MISSING
PRINDLE, RICHARD THO - MISSING
SWEENEY, RICHARD E - MISSING
RIBAR, JOSEPH R - MISSING
RANDALL, FREDRICK AR - MISSING
ROACH, JAMES LEROY - MISSING
SINGER, JOHN HALLECK - MISSING
SMITH, RICHARD E - MISSING
SUNDBY, PHILIP D - MISSING
SYKORA, ROBERT JOSEP - MISSING
TAYLOR, ROBERT FRANK - MISSING
TESMER, STEPHEN JOSE - MISSING
WILKERSON, NORMAN EL - MISSING
WILLIS, DAVID MONROE - MISSING