Air-to-Air Encounters in Southeast Asia

Volume I. Account of F-4 and F-8 Events Prior to 1 March 1967

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION | 1 | |

Data Sources | 1 | |

Data Presentation | 3 | |

DATA DEFINITION AND COLLECTION | 7 | |

Background - Goals and Limitations | 7 | |

Approach | 8 | |

Description of Interview Procedure | 11 | |

General Comments on Data | 13 | |

EVENT RECONSTRUCTIONS | 15 | |

Table 1. LIST OF EVENTS

Event | Date/Time | Aircraft Involved No./Type |
Results Lost/Damaged |
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U.S. | Enemy | U.S. | Enemy | ||

I-1 | 3 Apr 1965/1110H | 4 F-8E | 3 MIG-17 | 0/1 | 0/0 |

I-2 | 9 Apr 1965/0840H | 4 F-4B | 4 MIG-17 | 1/0 | 1 Prob/0 |

I-3 | 31 May 1965/1505H | 2 F-4C | 8 Poss MIG | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-4 | 4 Jun 1965/0712H | 2 F-4B | 4 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-5 | 17 Jun 1965/1030H | 2 F-4B | 4 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-6 | 10 Jul 1965/1700H | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-7 | 11 Jul 1965/1520H | 1 F-4C | 2 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-8 | 5 Oct 1965/1040H | 4 F-4C | 5 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-9 | 6 Oct 1965/1040H | 2 F-4B | 3 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 1 Prob/0 |

I-10 | 8 0ct 1965/1520H | 4 F-4C | 2 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-11 | 1 Nov 1965/1030H | 4 F-4C | 4 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-12 | 23 Dec 1965/0730H | 2 F-4C | 2 MIG? | Sighting | |

I-13 | 9 Jan 1966/0926H | F-8E | Unkn. | Radar | |

I-13A | 11 Jan 1966/0120H | 2 F-4B and 1 EF-10B | 2 possible MIG-21 2 possible MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-14 | 22 Jan 1966/1925H | 2 F-4C | 1 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-15 | 3 Feb 1966/2100H | 4 F-4B | Unknowns | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-16 | 3 Feb 1966/2100H | 1 F-4B | 1 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 (deleted) |

I-17 | 6 Feb 1966/ | 1 U-2 | 1 MIG-21 | Sighting | |

I-18 | 4 Mar 1966/1703H | 2 F-4C 4 F-4C | 3 MIG-17 3 MIG-17 | 0/0 Sighting | 0/0 |

I-19 | 10 Mar 1966/1025H | 4 F-4C | 1 YAK-25 | Sighting | |

I-20 | 5 Apr 1966/0915H | 2 F-8E | 1 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-21 | 21 Apr 1966/1232H | 2 F-4C | Unknown | Radar | |

I-22 | 23 Apr 1966/1615H | 2 F-4C | 1 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 1 Prob/0 |

I-23 | 23 Apr 1966/1421H | 4 F-4C | 4 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-24 | 25 Apr 1966/1137H | 2 F-4C | 2 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-25 | 25 Apr 1966/mid-afternoon | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-26 | 26 Apr 1966/1520H | 2 F-4C | 3 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 1/0 |

I-27 | 26 Apr 1966/1425H | 4 F-4C | 1 MIG-21 4 MIG-17 | 0/1* | 0/0 |

I-28 | 29 Apr 1966/mid-afternoon | 4 F-4C | 4 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-29 | 30 Apr 1966/0900H | 2 F-4C | 4 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 1/0 |

I-30 | 8 May 1966/1615H | 4 F-4C | 3 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-31 | 10 May 1966/1810H | 4 F-4C | 3 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-32 | 12 May 1966/1622H | 3 F-4C | 4 MIG-17D | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-33 | 30 May 1966/1750H | 2 F-4C | 4 MIG-17 | Sighting | |

I-34 | 12 Jun 1966/1446H | 2 F-8E 2 F-8C | 4 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 1+1 Prob/0 |

I-35 | 14 Jun 1966/0040H | 2 F-4B | 2 Colt | 0/0 | 1 Prob/0 |

I-36 | 21 Jun 1966/1535H | 4 F-8E | 4 MIG-17 | 1/0 | 2/0 |

I-37 | 13 Jul 1966/1102H | 4 F-4B | 6 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 1/0 |

I-38 | 14 Jul 1966/1251H | 3 F-8E | 3 MIG-17 | 1/0 | 0/1 |

I-39 | 14 Jul 1966/1200H | 4 F-4C | 2-3 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-40 | 20 Jul 1966/1550H | 3 F-4C | 1 MIG-? | Sighting | |

I-41 | 7 Aug 1966/0910H | 1 F-104C | 1 MIG-21 | Sighting | |

I-42 | Aug-Sep 1966/1430H | 3 F-4C | 1 MIG-? | Sighting | |

I-43 | 5 Sep 1966/1645H | 2 F-8E | 2 MIG-17 | 1/1 | 0/0 |

I-44 | 14 Sep 1966/1655H | 4 F-4C | 1 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-45 | 16 Sep 1966/1020H | 3 F-4C | 4 MIG-17 | 1 Prob*/0 | 1/0 |

I-46 | 20 Sep 1966/0920H | 3 F-4C | 2 MIG-17 | 1/0 | 0/0 |

I-47 | 21 Sep 1966/1121H | 2 F-4C | 2 MIG-21C | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-48 | 23 Sep 1966/0800H | 2 F-4C | 4 MIG-17 | Sighting | |

I-49 | 27 Sep 1966/1600H | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-17 | Sighting | |

I-50 | Sep 1966 | 2 F-4C | 3 MIG | Sighting | |

I-51 | 1 Oct 1966/0814H | 1 F-4B | 1 MIG-? | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-52 | 5 Oct 1966/0748H | 2 F-4C | Poss MIG | 1 Prob/0 | 0/0 |

I-53 | 9 Oct 1966/0830H | 2 F-4B | 2 MIG-? | 1/0** | 0/0 |

I-54 | 9 Oct 1966/0845H | 4 F-8E | 2 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 1/0 |

I-55 | Oct 1966 | 3 F-4C | Unknown | Sighting | |

I-56 | 2 Nov 1966/1700H | 3 F-4C | 1 MIG-21 | Sighting | |

I-57 | 3 Nov 1966/1541H | 3 F-4C | 2 MIG-21D | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-58 | 4 Nov 1966/1548H | 4 F-4C | 1 MIG-17 | Sighting | |

I-59 | 4 Nov 1966/1556H | 3 F-4C | 1 MIG-? | Sighting | |

I-60 | 5 Nov 1966/1630H | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-21D | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-61 | 5 Nov 1966 | 1 F-4B | Unknown | Two radar contacts | |

I-62 | 21 Nov 1966/Late morning | F-4P | MIG | Radar | |

I-63 | 4 Dec 1966/1665H | 4 F-4C | 2 Unid. | Sighting | |

I-64 | 5 Dec 1966/1105H | 4 F-4C | 1 MIG-? | Sighting | |

I-65 | 30 Dec 1966/1620H | 2 F-4C | 3 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-66 | 20 Dec 1966/0207H | 2 F-4B | 2 Colt? | 0/0 | 1/0 |

I-67 | 30 Dec 1966/1610H | 4 F-4C | 1 MIG-21? | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-68 | 2 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-69 | 3 Jan 1967/1550H | 4 F-4C | MIGs | Sighting | |

I-70 | 5 Jan 1967/1201H | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-21 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-71 | 6 Jan 1967/1030H | 2 F-4C | 4 MIG-21C | 0/0 | 2/0 |

I-72 | 6 Jan 1967/0920H | 3 F-4C | 2 MIG-? | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-73 | 16 Jan 1967/1545H | 4 F-4C | 3 MIG-21 | Sighting | |

I-74 | 17 Jan 1967/0807H | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-75 | 21 Jan 1967/0855H | 3 F-4C | 1 MIG-17D | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-76 | 22 Jan 1967/1140H | 4 F-4C | 2 MIG-? | 0/0 | 0/0 |

I-77 | 23 Jan 1967 | 12 F-4C | None-SAMs | 1/1 | 0/0 |

I-78 | 5 Feb 1967/1530H | 4 F-4C | 8 MIG-17 | 0/0 | 0/0 |