Project RED BARON I
Air-to-Air Encounters in Southeast Asia
Volume I. Account of F-4 and F-8 Events Prior to 1 March 1967

CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION1
Data Sources1
Data Presentation3
DATA DEFINITION AND COLLECTION7
Background - Goals and Limitations7
Approach8
Description of Interview Procedure11
General Comments on Data13
EVENT RECONSTRUCTIONS15

Table 1. LIST OF EVENTS

Event Date/Time Aircraft Involved
No./Type
Results
Lost/Damaged
    U.S. Enemy U.S. Enemy
I-13 Apr 1965/1110H4 F-8E3 MIG-170/10/0
I-29 Apr 1965/0840H4 F-4B4 MIG-171/01 Prob/0
I-331 May 1965/1505H2 F-4C8 Poss MIG0/00/0
I-44 Jun 1965/0712H2 F-4B4 MIG-170/00/0
I-517 Jun 1965/1030H2 F-4B4 MIG-170/02/0
I-610 Jul 1965/1700H4 F-4C2 MIG-170/02/0
I-711 Jul 1965/1520H1 F-4C2 Unid.Sighting 
I-85 Oct 1965/1040H4 F-4C5 MIG-170/00/0
I-96 Oct 1965/1040H2 F-4B3 MIG-170/01 Prob/0
I-108 0ct 1965/1520H4 F-4C2 Unid.Sighting 
I-111 Nov 1965/1030H4 F-4C4 Unid.Sighting 
I-1223 Dec 1965/0730H2 F-4C2 MIG?Sighting 
I-139 Jan 1966/0926HF-8EUnkn.Radar 
I-13A11 Jan 1966/0120H2 F-4B and 1 EF-10B2 possible MIG-21
2 possible MIG-17
0/00/0
I-1422 Jan 1966/1925H2 F-4C1 Unid.Sighting 
I-153 Feb 1966/2100H4 F-4BUnknowns0/00/0
I-163 Feb 1966/2100H1 F-4B1 MIG-170/00/0 (deleted)
I-176 Feb 1966/1 U-21 MIG-21Sighting 
I-184 Mar 1966/1703H2 F-4C
4 F-4C
3 MIG-17
3 MIG-17
0/0
Sighting
0/0
I-1910 Mar 1966/1025H4 F-4C1 YAK-25Sighting 
I-205 Apr 1966/0915H2 F-8E1 Unid.Sighting 
I-2121 Apr 1966/1232H2 F-4CUnknownRadar 
I-2223 Apr 1966/1615H2 F-4C1 MIG-210/01 Prob/0
I-2323 Apr 1966/1421H4 F-4C4 MIG-170/02/0
I-2425 Apr 1966/1137H2 F-4C2 MIG-210/00/0
I-2525 Apr 1966/mid-afternoon4 F-4C2 MIG-210/00/0
I-2626 Apr 1966/1520H2 F-4C3 MIG-210/01/0
I-2726 Apr 1966/1425H4 F-4C1 MIG-21
4 MIG-17
0/1*0/0
I-2829 Apr 1966/mid-afternoon4 F-4C4 MIG-170/02/0
I-2930 Apr 1966/0900H2 F-4C4 MIG-170/01/0
I-308 May 1966/1615H4 F-4C3 Unid.Sighting 
I-3110 May 1966/1810H4 F-4C3 MIG-170/00/0
I-3212 May 1966/1622H3 F-4C4 MIG-17D0/00/0
I-3330 May 1966/1750H2 F-4C4 MIG-17Sighting 
I-3412 Jun 1966/1446H2 F-8E
2 F-8C
4 MIG-170/01+1 Prob/0
I-3514 Jun 1966/0040H2 F-4B2 Colt0/01 Prob/0
I-3621 Jun 1966/1535H4 F-8E4 MIG-171/02/0
I-3713 Jul 1966/1102H4 F-4B6 MIG-170/01/0
I-3814 Jul 1966/1251H3 F-8E3 MIG-171/00/1
I-3914 Jul 1966/1200H4 F-4C2-3 MIG-210/02/0
I-4020 Jul 1966/1550H3 F-4C1 MIG-?Sighting 
I-417 Aug 1966/0910H1 F-104C1 MIG-21Sighting 
I-42Aug-Sep 1966/1430H3 F-4C1 MIG-?Sighting 
I-435 Sep 1966/1645H2 F-8E2 MIG-171/10/0
I-4414 Sep 1966/1655H4 F-4C1 MIG-210/00/0
I-4516 Sep 1966/1020H3 F-4C4 MIG-171 Prob*/01/0
I-4620 Sep 1966/0920H3 F-4C2 MIG-171/00/0
I-4721 Sep 1966/1121H2 F-4C2 MIG-21C0/00/0
I-4823 Sep 1966/0800H2 F-4C4 MIG-17Sighting 
I-4927 Sep 1966/1600H4 F-4C2 MIG-17Sighting 
I-50Sep 19662 F-4C3 MIGSighting 
I-511 Oct 1966/0814H1 F-4B1 MIG-?0/00/0
I-525 Oct 1966/0748H2 F-4CPoss MIG1 Prob/00/0
I-539 Oct 1966/0830H2 F-4B2 MIG-?1/0**0/0
I-549 Oct 1966/0845H4 F-8E2 MIG-210/01/0
I-55Oct 19663 F-4CUnknownSighting 
I-562 Nov 1966/1700H3 F-4C1 MIG-21Sighting 
I-573 Nov 1966/1541H3 F-4C2 MIG-21D0/00/0
I-584 Nov 1966/1548H4 F-4C1 MIG-17Sighting 
I-594 Nov 1966/1556H3 F-4C1 MIG-?Sighting 
I-605 Nov 1966/1630H4 F-4C2 MIG-21D0/02/0
I-615 Nov 19661 F-4BUnknownTwo radar contacts 
I-6221 Nov 1966/Late morningF-4PMIGRadar 
I-634 Dec 1966/1665H4 F-4C2 Unid.Sighting 
I-645 Dec 1966/1105H4 F-4C1 MIG-?Sighting 
I-6530 Dec 1966/1620H2 F-4C3 MIG-170/00/0
I-6620 Dec 1966/0207H2 F-4B2 Colt?0/01/0
I-6730 Dec 1966/1610H4 F-4C1 MIG-21?0/00/0
I-682 Jan 1967/1500H
2 Jan 1967/1510H
2 Jan 1967/1515H
4 F-4C
4 F-4C
4 F-4C
5-7 MIG-21
5 MIG-21
? MIG-21
0/0
0/0
0/0
3/0
1/0
3/0
I-693 Jan 1967/1550H4 F-4CMIGsSighting 
I-705 Jan 1967/1201H4 F-4C2 MIG-210/00/0
I-716 Jan 1967/1030H2 F-4C4 MIG-21C0/02/0
I-726 Jan 1967/0920H3 F-4C2 MIG-?0/00/0
I-7316 Jan 1967/1545H4 F-4C3 MIG-21Sighting 
I-7417 Jan 1967/0807H4 F-4C2 MIG-170/00/0
I-7521 Jan 1967/0855H3 F-4C1 MIG-17D0/00/0
I-7622 Jan 1967/1140H4 F-4C2 MIG-?0/00/0
I-7723 Jan 196712 F-4CNone-SAMs1/10/0
I-785 Feb 1967/1530H4 F-4C8 MIG-170/00/0