Damaged and lost allied planes and helos

DatumTypSér.č. / Bu.No.PosádkaJednotkaPozicePříčina
       
02/08/90Mirage F1CK712 Kuwait AF destroyed by Iraqis
02/08/90SA-342K  Kuwait AF downed or destroyed
02/08/90SA-342K  Kuwait AF downed or destroyed
02/08/90SA-342K  Kuwait AF downed or destroyed
29/08/90C-5A68-0228 Killed:
Pilot - Maj. John M. Gordon
Pilot - Maj. Richard W. Chase
Pilot - Maj. Richard M. Price
FE - Senior Master Sgt. Carpio Villarreal Jr.
FE - Master Sgt. Rosendo Herrera
Loadmaster - Tech. Sgt. Daniel G. Perez
Loadmaster - Staff Sgt. Edward E. Sheffield
Crewchief - Tech. Sgt. Lonty A. Knutson
Crewchief - Staff Sgt. Daniel Garza
all from 433rd MAW, Kelly AFB, TX

Master Sgt. Samuel M. Gardner Jr.
Staff Sgt. Marc H. Cleyman
Staff Sgt. Rande J. Hulec
all from 31st Weather Squadron, Hahn AB, Germany

Capt. Bradley R. Schuldt - 7th Air Division, Ramstein AB, Germany

survivors:
Lt. Col. Frederick K. Arzt Jr. - 62nd MAW, McChord AFB, Washington
Master Sgt. Dwight A. Pettit Jr. - 62nd MAW, McChord AFB, Washington
Lt. Cynthia A. Borecky - 3rd Weather Squadron, England AFB, LA
Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Galvan Jr. - 433rd MAW, Kelly AFB, TX
68th MAS/433rd MAWRamstein AB, Germanycrashed - as the aircraft started to climb off the runway, one of the thrust reversers suddenly deployed (faulty thrust reverser)
LINK 1  LINK 2
03/09/90F-16C83-1151/SWPilot - Cpt. Richard Setzer - ejected33rd TFS/363rd TFW engine fire during training sortie, pilot ejected over Saudi Arabian Peninsula (Abu Dhabi)
07/09/90AH-1W16????/HF-??2 injuredHMLA-269 During a routine training flight the aircraft made a hard landing approximately 30 miles from Dharan and rolled over
07/09/90OH-58C(RG)71-20835   crashed, flew into sand dune
13/09/90OH-58D88-003021 injured  crashed, flew into sand dune
13/09/90CH-53E161390/YJ-22 HMH-465 Crashed on takeoff from King Abdul Aziz AB. Pilot inadvertently attempted a single-engine takeoff after refuelling. Pilot lost control, the aircraft crash-landed, rolled and caught fire.
26/09/90SH-3H151525/AC-610 HS-7 lost power and crashed off of the USS JF Kennedy
29/09/90UH-60  101st Avn Bgd damaged
29/09/90UH-60  101st Avn Bgd damaged
29/09/90UH-60  101st Avn Bgd damaged
30/09/90F-15E87-0203/SJPilot - Maj. Peter S. Hook - KIA
WSO - Cpt. James P. Poulet - KIA
335th TFS/4th TFW Aircrew was flying a single-ship training mission at maximum gross weight. Prior to deployment, the pilot had an exchange tour with an RAF unit in Scotland. Co-incidentally, the two units were now based together, which allowed the pilot to conduct an intercept with an RAF friend who was also flying on a training mission in the local area. The F-15E pilot had decided to “play” air-to-air against the RAF Jaguar, despite strict orders against making air intercepts. The Jaguar was flying at 100 feet above the ground and the F-15E at 10,000 to 15,000. The pilot attempted to perform a stern conversion with the Jaguar. The tail of the aircraft scrapped the ground three hundred feet before the final impact destroyed the aircraft and killed the aircrew.
02/10/90OH-58C(FG)70-15311no injuriesCompany C, 1st Btn, 24th Avn crashed, major damage, lost visual reference on approach
08/10/90RF-4C64-1044/BHPilot - Maj. Barry K. Henderson - KIA
WSO - Maj. Stephen G. Shramm - KIA
106th TRS/117th TRWnear Abu Dhabicrashed
08/10/90UH-1N
UH-1N
160178/UV-327
160622/UV-??
No list that breaks down which personnel were with which aircraft
Capt William D. Cronin - KIA
Capt Gary S. Dillon - KIA
Capt Kevin R. Dolvin - KIA
Capt William J. Hurley - KIA
Sgt Kenneth J. Keller - KIA
Sgt John R. Kilkus - KIA
Cpl Timothy W. Romei - KIA
LCpl Thomas R. Adams - KIA
HMLA-267/HMM-164, operating from USS Okinawaoff Omancollided
11/10/90F-111F74-0183/LNPilot - Cpt. Thomas R. Caldwell - KIA
WSO - Cpt. Frederick A. Reid - KIA
45th TFS/48th TFW Aircraft was flying a low-level night training mission over a gunnery range when it crashed into the ground during a loft-bombing maneuver.
18/10/90Tornado Gr.1ZA466/FHPilot - Sqn.Ldr. Ivor Valker - ejected
WSO - Sqn.Ldr. Bobby Anderson - ejected
16 Sq. Arrest barrier was incorrectly raised at the approach end and caught the MLG forcing the a/c sharply down to hard landing. Aircraft was shipped back to the UK as parts for spares.
21/10/90Bae Hawk503 UAE crashed during training flight
11/11/90Jaguar Gr.1XX754Pilot Flt.Ltn. Keith Collister - KIA54th Sqn.over Qatarcrashed in low-level training flight, hit the ridge
24/11/90CH-53E161393/YJ-20 HMH-465 damaged
29/11/90Tornado IDS(T)769 RSAF  
05/12/90AH-1S/Ftail no. "790"no injuriesTroop A, 2nd Sqn, 17th Cavalry crashed
05/12/90AH-1S/F  2nd Sqn, 17th Cavalry (101st Abn Div) damaged by loose equipment blowing on the ground
07/01/91AH-64A86-8953  Saudi ArabiaAPU fire, burnt out on the ground
08/01/91F-16C88-0483/HLPilot Cpt. Micheal L. Chinburg - KIA4th TFS/388th TFWnorth eastern part of Saudi Arabiaspatial disorientation during night training flight
08/01/91FGR.2 PhantomXV462/BPilot ejected Akrotiri, Cypruslost at sea, pilot´s error
10/01/91Gazelle AH1ZB675   Crashed into the desert in Saudi Arabia after the main rotor struck the ground during an unauthorised display, total loss
11/01/91CH-47D89-01656 injuredCompany B, 7th Btn, 101st Avn (101st Abn Div) cought fire, emergency landing, total loss
13/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD718/BHPilot - Flt.Ltn. Kieran Duffy - KIA
WSO - Flt.Ltn. Norman Dent - KIA
14 Sqn. crashed in low-level flight, hit the ground with wingtip during left-turn
14/01/91F-16A79-0400/NYPilot ejected138th TFS/174th TFW engine seized and EPU quit/failed
16/01/91A-6E152928/NE-404Callsign "Jackal 11"
Pilot Lt. William Tom "TC" Costen - KIA
Navigator Lt. Charles J. "Tuna" Turner - KIA
VA-155MarshAAA - shot down while sowing mines around the naval base at Umm Qasr
17/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD744/BD   damaged - bird strike
17/01/91Jaguar AA91/11-YGCne Hummel - "Mamel"French AF hit by an SA-7, both engines caught fire, but pilot landed at Jubail
17/01/91Jaguar AA104/11-EKLt. Bonnafoux - "Bonaf"French AF engine hit by shell frag and caused divert to Jubail
17/01/91Jaguar AA108/11-MP"Charly"French AF canopy penetrated by 14.5mm round, pilot recovered wounded
17/01/91Jaguar A  French AF flight control systems hit, pilot returned to Al Aksa
17/01/91A-10A81-0964/AR 511th TFS/10th TFWSE IraqDamaged from AAA - hole in left wing leading edge, also in mid spar web
17/01/91F-111F70-2384/LN 48th TFW15nm E Salman Pakdamaged - collided with tanker, not repaired until ceasefire
17/01/91A-10A82-0664/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged from AAA - small calibre holes, 2 severed hydraulic lines, front spar web damage
17/01/91B-52G  42nd BW damaged - SA-3/6
17/01/91F-111F  48th TFW1nm S Balad Airfielddamaged - AAA
17/01/91F-111F  48th TFW damaged - AAA
17/01/91F/A-18C163484/AA-403Callsign "Sunliner 403"
Pilot LCdr. Micheal Scott "Spike" Speicher - KIA
VFA-8129nm SE Baghdadshot down by MiG-25PD with AA-6, remains found and identified 07/2009
17/01/91A-6E161668/AA-510Callsign "Quicksand 12"
Pilot Lt. Jeffrey N. Zaun - POW
Navigator Lt. Robert Wetzel - POW
VA-355nm SW H-3R-SAM
17/01/91A-6E158539/AA-502Callsign "Dash 4", crew OKVA-35over H-3Roland SAM, emergency landing at Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia. plane never flew again
17/01/91A-4KUKAF-828Callsign "Bergan 23"
Maj. Muhammed Sultan Mubarak - POW
Kuwait AF25nm S Kuwait CityR-SAM
17/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD791/BGCallsign "Norwich 02"
Pilot Flt.Ltn. John Peters - POW
Navigator Flt.Ltn. Adrian Nicholls - POW
16th Sqn. (RAF)Ar Rumaylah Southwest AirfieldIR-SAM
17/01/91F/A-18D164051/VK-10Callsign "Combat 41"
Pilot - Major Ken “Cheyenne” Bode
WSO - John "Ping" Scanlan
VMFA(AW)-121 SA-7 - hit into the right burner can, made it back to base heavily damaged
Story
17/01/91F/A-18A??????Capt. S.M. QuinlanVMFA-314 hit by SAM - heavy damage, both engines FODed, damage to the aft fuselage, and damage to the left vertical and horizontal stabs, tailhook blown off
17/01/91F/A-18A??????Maj. R. M. KnutzenVMFA-314 hit by SAM - heavy damage, one FODed engine, damage to the aft fuselage, and damage to the left vertical and horizontal stabs, tailhook blown off
17/01/91MH-47D Callsign "Python 50"
CWO3 Russ Hunter
CWO2 Dan Folse
CWO3 Don Harward
Unit operations officer Capt Eric Peterson
+ several Army and Air Force enlisted troops on board
3/160 SOAR Reported launching of a surface-to-air missile. While executing an evasive maneuver, the helicopter struck the ground, shearing off its left-front and right-rear landing gear. When the Chinook arrived at Rafha, maintenance crews worked feverishly to place mattresses and tires under the fuselage in an attempt to keep the aircraft upright during shutdown.
18/01/91F-16A79-0391/NY 138th TFS/174th TFW damaged - SA-6 or SA-8
18/01/91F-15E88-1689/SJCallsign "T-Bird 56"
Pilot - Maj. Thomas F. "Teek" Koritz - KIA
WSO - Maj. Donnie R. "Chief Dimpled Balls" Holland - KIA
335th TFS/4th TFW16nm SW of BasraAAA
18/01/91OV-10A155435/UU-12Callsign "Hostage 75"
Pilot LtCol. Clifford M. Acree - POW
Aerial Observer CWO4 Guy L. Hunter - POW
VMO-214m NE of Ras Al Mishab, KuwaitIR-SAM
18/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA392/EKCallsign "Norwich 21"
Pilot Wing Cmdr. Nigel Elsdon - KIA
Navigator FltLt. Max Collier - KIA
16th Sqn.8nm NWW TallilAAA
18/01/91Tornado Gr.1MM7074Callsing "Caesar 44"
Pilot Cpt. Maurizio Cocciolone - POW
Navigator Cpt. Mario Birchirloni - POW
50 Stormo/155 Gruppo15nm NW Kuwait Cityshot down
18/01/91CH-47D89-0165 A Company, 7th Battalion, 101st Airborne Division engine problem, burnt to ashes after landing, no casualties
19/01/91F-4G69-7571/WWCallsign "Falstaff 66"
Pilot Capt. Tim Burke - ejected
Navigator Cpt. Juan Galindez - ejected
35th TFW1nm N KKMC5 attempts to land, out of gas (punctured gas tank)
19/01/91F-16C87-0228/TJCallsign "Clap 74"
Pilot Cpt. Harry M. "Mike" Roberts - POW
614th TFS36nm W Tallil ABmission to attack the Air Defense Headquarters Building in Baghdad, shot down by SA-6
19/01/91F-16C87-0257/TJCallsign "Stroke 65"
Pilot Maj. Jeffrey S. Tice - POW
401st TFWTawaitha Nuclear Research Facility strikeshot down by SA-3
19/01/91UH-60A81-23579Medical Officer SSgt. Garland V. Hailey - KIA236 MEDSaudi Arabiaimpacted the ground during final approach to the 12th Evac Hospital with two patients, due to mechanical problems
19/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA396/GEPilot Flt.Ltn. David Waddington - POW
WSO - Flt.Ltn. Robert Stewart - POW
617th Sqn.51nm SE Tallil ABIR-SAM
20/01/91F-15E88-1692/SJCallsign "Corvette 03"
Pilot Col. David W. Eberly - POW
Navigator Maj. Thomas E. Griffith - POW
4th TFWAl QiamSA-2 Story
20/01/91Tornado IDS765Crew rescuedRSAF Crashed 7m short on appraoch to Hafar Al-Batin air field, pilot error, failed to take aerial refuel opportunity (the boom operator was woman and the pilot did not follow her instructions) and subsequently ran out of fuel and crashed
20/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD893/AGPilot Sqdn. Ldr. Peter Battson - ejected
Navigator Wng. Cdr. Mike Heath - ejected
20th SqnTabukcontrol problems after take off, crew ejected
21/01/91AH-1F79-23252   landed on a slope during a brownout; rolled over.
21/01/91F-16C88-0488/HLPilot Capt. Tim Boop338th TFWBaghdad Nuclear Research Centredamaged - R-SAM SA-3, pilot diverted to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the aircraft was afterwards shipped back to Hill AFB
21/01/91AC-130  1st SOW damaged - IR-SAM
21/01/91A-6E    damaged
21/01/91F-14A+161430/AA-212Callsign "Slate 46"
Pilot Lt. Devon Jones - rescued
WSO Lt. Lawrence Randolph "Rat" Slade - POW
VF-103H-2/H-3SA-2 (although it was lost in combat, it was technically not shot down: during the evasive manuevering, the pilot over controlled the aircraft, causing it to stall and depart from controlled flight)
21/01/91AH-64A87-0450 C Company, 3-227th AvnTabuk, Saudi Arabiaw/o due to hard landing
21/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA467/FFCallsign "Stamford 01"
Pilot - Sqn. Ldr. Gary Lennox - KIA
WSO - Sqn. Ldr. Adrian Paul "Kev" Weeks - KIA
16th Sqn.N3306 E00402possibly NVG problems, AAA night flashes might have caused distractions - suspected that they might have impacted with ground on break maneuver
21/01/91F-16C87-0224/TJCallsign "Wolf 01"
Pilot Col. Jon Ball - ejected and rescued
401st TFWover Persian Gulfearly detonation of Mk.84 bomb, The resulting damaged produced fuel leaks that lead to the engine quitting. The pilot managed to fly his aircraft over the Persian Gulf where he ejected at approximately 10:00 AM. The pilot was rescued by a SH-60B (HSL-44 Det8) stationed on the USS Nicholas.
22/01/91F-16C88-0495/HLMaj. Ed "Spot" Schumacher388th TFW damaged - hit by SAM. Nose gear would not extend. Crash landed at Rafha, Saudi Arabia
22/01/91F-15C83-0026/FF 71st TFS/1st TFW"Home Station"sitting in the F-15 alert area when damaged by fragments from an intercepted Scud missile
22/01/91AV-8B162954/VL-11 VMA-331 flew into sea on night approach to USS Nassau 22/01/1991 - back hanger doors were left open that night and the pilot thought he was approaching the flight deck. In actuality, he was about to fly into the back of the USS Nassau and into the hanger. He popped out only a few yards from the stern of the ship.
23/01/91AV-8B Pilot - Capt. Manuel (Manny) "Buick" Rivera - KIAVMA-331off the coast of KuwaitCaptain Rivera had just gotten engaged before he left. His Harrier got stuck in a nose dive from which he could not recover. He could have ejected and lived but that would have meant letting his plane crash into the Marines that were training on the ground. He stayed in his plane until it hit, saving many lives.
23/01/91AH-1S Crew OK in Saudi Arabiacrashed during night flying
23/01/91A-10A79-0182/EL 76th TFS/23 TFW Damaged by AAA - leading edge wing, 5 wing skin punctures
23/01/91AH-64A86-8958  Saudi ArabiaSeverely damaged after collision with AH-64A 86-9044 in brownout conditions, later repaired
23/01/91AH-64A86-9044  Saudi ArabiaSeverely damaged after collision with AH-64A 86-8958 in brownout conditions, writtend off
24/01/91AH-64A87-04522 injuredCompany C, 3rd Btn, 227th Avn (12th Avn Bgd)Tabuk, Saudi Arabiaseverely damaged in heavy landing in Saudi Arabia. Aircraft lost night vision during a sand storm, crew became disoriented, and crashed into a depression.
24/01/91F/A-18A163121/AJ-304Callsign "Active 304"
Pilot ejected and rescued
VFA-15 engine failure, ejected over water, picked up by "Venom 505" SH-3 from USS Caron
24/01/91F/A-18C Callsign "Wolf 01"  damaged
24/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA403/COCallsign "Dover 02"
Pilot - F/L Simon Burgess - POW
WSO - Sqn. Ldr. Robert Akerson - POW
17th Sqn.over H-3premature bombs detonation
24/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD843/DH   damaged - R-SAM
25/01/91S-70A-188-26102 RSAF65m NE of Al Jabaylcrashed
25/01/91OH-58D   near Al Qaysuumahcrashed during sandstorm
26/01/91B-52G  1708th BW damaged - AAA
26/01/91B-52G  1708th BW damaged - AAA
26/01/91A-7E158830/AC-403 VA-72 damaged during takeoff, hit the baricade when landing on USS John F. Kennedy, damaged
27/01/91B-52G  1708th BW damaged - AAA
27/01/91C-130HKAF322 Kuwait AF Captured by Iraqis in 1990, destroyed by RAF Bucaneer at Shayka Mayhar AB by LGB
28/01/91AV-8B163518/WL-02Callsign "Cat 37"
Pilot Cpt. Michael Craig "Raz" Berryman - POW
VMA-311over Kuwaiti coast attacking FROG siteshot down by AAA
28/01/91Jaguar S(O)216Pilot found deadOman AF crashed
28/01/91A-10A82-0664/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - holes in honeycomb, left elevator and left horizontal stabilisator
29/01/91A-10A78-0715/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - No.5 pylon broke off, couple of small holes in engine and stabilisator
29/01/91OH-58C(RG)69-16155   written off, pilot's gun caught in collective
30/01/91AC-130H69-6567Callsign "Spirit 03"

Maj Paul . Weaver - Pilot - KIA
Capt T. Cliffor Bland, Jr. - Co-Pilot - KIA
Capt Dixon L. Walters - Electronic Warfare Officer - KIA
Capt Arthur Galvan - Fire Control Officer - KIA
Capt William D. Grimm - Navigator - KIA
SMSgt James B. May II. - Gunner - KIA
SMSgt Paul G. Buege - Sensor Operator - KIA
TSgt John L. Oelschlager - Gunner - KIA
TSgt Robert K. Hodges - Gunner - KIA
SSgt Damon J. Kanuha - Flight Engineer - KIA
SSgt John P. Blessinger - Sensor Operator - KIA
SSgt Timothy R. Harrison - Gunner - KIA
SSgt Mark J. Schmauss - Illuminator Operator - KIA
Sgt Barry M. Clark - Gunner - KIA
1st SOW, 16th SOS12nm N KhafjiShot down by IR-SAM near the Kuwaiti border while supporting the Marines during the first Iraq offensive
31/01/91OA-10A76-0547/NF 23rd TASS/602nd TACW Damaged by AAA - flak damaged on left windscreen
31/01/91A-10A78-0686/MB 355th TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - 8inch hole in vertical stabilisator
31/01/91A-10A76-0540/NO 926th TFG/706th TFSN3010 E04620Damaged by IR-SAM - Vertical tail, horizontal tail, aft fuselage, both wings, left engine cowling. 2 weeks to recover to MOB and then cannibalized
31/01/91A-10A77-0268/NO 926th TFG/706th TFS Damaged by AAA - shrapnel damage in left cocpit area, right engine (37mm)
01/02/91A-10A80-0186/EL 76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by AAA - front windscreen below HUD
01/02/91A-10A78-0715/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - minor flak damage to left engine inlet - repaired byl speed tape
02/02/91A-6E155632/AJ-531Callsign "Heartless 531"
Pilot Lt. Patrick K. Connor - KIA
WSO LCdr. Barry T. Cooke - KIA
VA-36 AAA
02/02/91A-10A80-0248/ELCallsign "Uzi 11"
Pilot Cpt. Dale Storr - POW
23rd TFW20nm SW Kuwait Cityshot down by AAA
02/02/91AH-1J157793/WR-711Callsign "Coyote 711"
Pilot Maj. Eugene McCarthy - KIA
Gunner Cpt. Jonathan R. Edwards - KIA
HMA-775 crashed in Saudi Arabia while returning from an armed combat escort mission under NVG
02/02/91A-10A78-0675/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - wing fence and pylon damage - repaired by speedtape
03/02/91UH-1N160624/SM-212Callsign "Gunfighter 126"
Co-Pilot CAPT James K. "Injun Jim" Thorpe - KIA
Pilot CAPT David R. "Poodle" Herr, Jr. - KIA
Crew Chief CPL Albert F. "Hey-Dad" or "Big Al" Haddad, Jr. - KIA
Gunner CPL Kurt A. "Mercedes" or "Mouth" Benz - KIA
HMLA-369eastern Saudi Arabiacrashed, CFIT at night
03/02/91B-52G59-2593Callsign "Hulk 46", 3 rescued
Jorge I. Arteaga - KIA
Navigator Jon J. Olson - KIA
1st Lt. Eric D. Hedeen - KIA
4300th BW/42nd BMWnear Diego Garcia ABcrashed into the sea, total electrical failure
04/02/91UH-1H    damaged
05/02/91F/A-18C163096/AJ-401Callsign "Warparty 01"
Pilot Lt. Robert J. Dwyer - KIA
VFA-87 crashed into the sea
05/02/91A-10A77-0255/NOCol. Bobby Efferson926th TFG/706th TFS Damaged by SAM - 379 holes, mainly to right side of the plane, also blown tire during landing and skidded off the runway
05/02/91AH-1F79-23222crew injured3rd ACR brownout while hovering, crashed, rolled over
06/02/91A-10A82-0664/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - struck between station 9 and right gear pod, lost hydraulics, big wing damage
07/02/91F/A-18 Pilot KIA  damaged
07/02/91AH-1S66-15254  Saudi Arabiawritten off, rolled over during take off in brownout conditions
07/02/91UH-1V69-15016Pilot CW3 Richard Ruffin Lee - KIA
4 injured
229 MED DET20m E of RafhaA/C hit the sand dune while the crew was looking out trying to avoid a midair collision during a night mission using NVG.
09/02/91AV-8B162081/CG-09Callsign "Jump 57"
Pilot Cpt. Russell A.C. (Bart) "Shank" Sanborn - POW
VMA-231 shoulder-launched SAM
10/02/91AV-8B    damaged
11/02/91A-10A79-0206/EL 76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by AAA - right engine F.O.D, shrapnel damage
12/02/91AV-8B  WMA-542 damaged - AAA
13/02/91F-5E710Callsign "Hunter 26"
Pilot - POW
17th Sqn. RSAFnear wadi Al KirkAAA or SAM
13/02/91F-15C514, ex 80-0074Callsign "Tiger 53"
Pilot - KIA
6th Sqn. RSAF25m SE of Khamis Mushaitcrashed
13/02/91OH-58C(FG)68-16935 CO 1-1 AVN REGT hard landing, damaged, later repaired
14/02/91EF-111A66-0023/UHCallsign "Ratchet 75"
Pilot Cpt. Douglas L. Brandt - KIA
WSO Cpt. Paul R. Eichenlaub II - KIA
42nd ECS/66th ECWnear Saudi Arabia borderCause 1 - possibly locked up in error by a coalition fighter, crew assumed that they were being tailed by a MiG and took the normal precaution of diving to the lowest feasible altitude. Tragically, their aicraft struck the desert, leaving a long streak in the sand with the engines at its conclusion. The crew died in an unsuccessful ejection attempt.
Cause 2 - intercepted by an Iraqi Mirage F-1 flown by Captain Nafie Al-Jubouri, took off from Saad AB better known as H-2 and headed directly to it, fired one single missile type Matra 530, the plane tried to avoid the hit but the missile blew up and caused damage sent the plane to the ground.
Cause 3 - "friendly fire" incident, shot down by a USAF F-15, which mis-identified it as a hostile aircraft (probably an Iraqi Mirage)
14/02/91Tornado Gr.1ZD717/CCallsign "Belfast 41"
Pilot - Flt.Ltn. Rupert Clark - POW
WSO - Flt.Ltn. Stephen M. Hicks - KIA
15th Sqn. (RAF)50nm NW BaghdadJust prior to weapon delivery the crew received radar warnings but with only seconds to weapons release, continued with the attack. Only one of the two LGBs was released, with the other remaining hung-up. Shortly after, the Buccaneer crew reported a visual sighting of two SAMs fired from a site to the North of the target. Crew attempted to take evasive action and to jettison external stores. Despite the crew's actions a missile exploded beside the aircraft, rupturing a canopy beside the pilot's head and smashing the majority of front cockpit instruments. Pilot could not contact his navigator. Immediately after, there was another explosion from a second missile. Despite the extensive damage, including both wings being peppered with holes and no apparent control over the engines, the pilot still had limited control and flew the aircraft for a further two or so minutes before initiating command ejection when he found he could control the aircraft no longer. The pilot sustained a minor injury to his left leg as a result of ejection and descent. WSO was found to be dead. Pilot was subsequently captured and remained as a POW until cessation of hostilities.
15/02/91A-10A80-0186/ELPilot Col. David A. Sawyer76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by SA-13 - both rudders, right elevator gone
15/02/91A-10A79-0130/MBCallsign "Enfield 38"
Pilot 1stLt. Robert James Sweet - POW
353rd TFS/354th TFW60nm NW Kuwait CityHit by ground fire (probably SA-13) 60 miles north west of Kuwait city while attacking Republican Guard targets
15/02/91A-10A78-0722/MBCallsign "Enfield 37"
Pilot Cpt. Stephen R. Phyllis - KIA
353rd TFS/354th TFW Shot down by SAM 60 miles North of Kuwait City while circling to protect 1stLt. Sweet make from enemy ground units
15/02/91F-16C84-1379/SWPilot Cpt. Dale Thomas Cormier - KIA17th TFS/363rd TFW crashed, spatial desorientation while landing at Al Dhafra AB, UAE
15/02/91A-6E155602/AB-513Lt. Cdr. J. Williams, Lt. T. L. Fox USS AmericaThe aircraft broke up on landing on the deck of USS America. The crew ejected safely and were picked up by helicopter. The aircraft was left hanging over the side, to clear the deck it was pushed over the side into gulf waters.
16/02/91UH-60A80-23422Crew OK 60m SE of Rafhacrashed, later rebuilt with ESSS
17/02/91F-16C84-1218/SWCallsign "Benji 53"
Pilot Cpt. Scott "Spike" Thomas rescued
17th TFS/363rd TFW engine fire
17/02/91UH-1H    crashed
17/02/91B-52G    total electrical failure, emergency landing at Sicily
19/02/91OA-10A76-0543/NFCallsign "Nail 53"
Pilot LtCol. Jeffrey D. Fox - POW
23rd TASS/602nd TACW62nm NW Kuwait Cityshot down by SAM
20/02/91F-16C86-0329/TJCallsign "Beretta 11"
Pilot ejected
401th TFWTurkey airspaceFlamed out during refuelling. Crashed at Diyarbakir, Turkey
20/02/91CH-46E156463/YW-03Callsign "Lady Ace 03", crew OKHMH-165 Returning from a priority night mission when it ran into a fog bank. While attempting to land at an unprepared dusty site the aircraft touched down with a sideward drift and rolled over. The internal fuel tank ruptured and caught fire destroying the aircraft. The crew escaped with minor injuries. Aircraft burried into the sand.
20/02/91OH-58C(RG)69-16113Callsign "Tango 15"
Pilot CW2 Hal H. Reichle - KIA
OB SPC Michael D. Daniels - KIA
24th Inf Div55m SE of Salman AFB, IraqA/C flew into the ground on combat recon to Phase Line LION at NT062952 due to bad weather.
21/02/91SH-60B162138/HP-?? HSL-44 ditched into the sea after an engine failure
21/02/91MH-60L DAP90-26251CW03 Michael F. Anderson [PC] - KIA
CPT Charles W. Cooper [PI] - KIA
SSG Christopher J. Chapman [CE] - KIA
SSG Mario Vega-Velazquez [CE] - KIA
MSG Otto F. Clark [MO] - KIA
SGM Patrick R. Hurley - KIA
MSG Eloy A. Rodriguez Jr - KIA
3/160th SOARSaudi ArabiaWhile returning to a medical facility, the A/C encountered a sandstorm and the pilots lost visual reference with the ground at approx. 0330 hours.
21/02/91F/A-18A  VMFA-314 damaged - IR-SAM
21/02/91F/A-18D  VMFA(AW)-121 damaged - IR-SAM
21/02/91A-6E  VMA-224 damaged - AAA
21/02/91F/A-18A  VMFA-333 damaged - IR-SAM
22/02/91A-10A79-0181/ELCapt Rich Bailey76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged during landing - blown tire, aicraft skidded off, buried into the sand after removing useful parts
22/02/91F/A-18A  VMFA-451 damaged - IR-SAM
23/02/91AV-8B161573/WH-16Callsign "Pride 16"
Pilot Cpt. James N. "LZ" Wilbourne II - KIA
VMA-5425m N of Ali Al SalemFailed to recover from dive during night attack on tank park in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait possible SAM hit
23/02/91AV-8B  VMA-331 damaged - AAA
24/02/91UH-1H71-20049   crashed, engine failure in brownout
24/02/91F/A-18A162469/VW-03Maj. R. M. "Boomer" KnutzenVMFA-314 heavy damage - IR-SAM, engine fire, returned to base
24/02/91F/A-18A162468/VW-14Capt. S. M. "Coma" QuinlanVMFA-314 heavy damage - IR-SAM, engine fire, returned to base
24/02/91OH-58D86-08929Pilot - 2LT Gary Stethens - injured
observer - 1stLt. Michael Klee - injured
2nd Bat, 502nd Inf (2d Bgd, 101st Abn Div) crashed, CFIT in dense fog, total loss
24/02/91AH-64A87-0452Pilot - CW2 Buckle - OK
gunner - 1stLt. Wright - OK
B Comp/3-227th Avn pilot lost vision during sand storm - crashed
25/02/91UH-60A Crew chief - killed  crew chief walked up slope into main rotor
25/02/91A-10A80-0166/EL 76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by AAA - left engine
25/02/91AV-8B163190/WHCallsign "Jump 42"
Pilot Cpt. Scott Walsh - ejected and rescued
VMA-542 IR-SAM, was able to nurse the damaged plane back towards frendlies before ejection
25/02/91OV-10A155424/ER-15Callsign "Pepper 77"
Pilot Maj. Joseph "Alleycat" J. Small - POW
Aerial Observer Cpt. David M. "Hank" Spellacy - KIA
VMO-1 IR-SAM
25/02/91AH-64A Pilot Capt. Mike Klingele - C Company commander - rescued
Gunner - CW4 Mike Butler - rescued
1/227th AHB/1st Cav Div shot down by SAM, crew used their special harness and took a ride on another Apache
25/02/91SA-365N17Callsign "Health 67"RSAF30m W of Dhahrancrashed during routine mission, tried to avoid bad weather
26/02/91B-52G  379th BW damaged - R-SAM
26/02/91F-16A  174th TFW damaged - IR-SAM
26/02/91F-16C  388th TFW damaged
26/02/91B-52G  379th BW damaged - R-SAM
27/02/91MH-60    AAA
27/02/91F-16C84-1390/HRCallsign "Mutt 41"
Pilot Cpt. William F. "Psycho" Andrews - POW
10th TFS/50th TFW suffered broken right leg bone (below knee) during ejection. Reportedly had been flying too low and hit by a SA-16. Awarded the Air Force Cross for preventing missile shooters from getting a wingman
27/02/91UH-60L89-26214Callsign "Bengal 15"
Maj (Dr) Rhonda L. Cornum (36), flight surgeon
for the 2nd Attack Helo BN - POW
SPC Troy A. Dunlap - POW
SSgt Daniel J. Stamaris - POW
Pilot CW3 Robert G. Godfrey - KIA
SSgt William T. Butts - KIA
Pilot CW4 Phillip M. Garvey - KIA
Sgt Patbouvier E. Ortiz - KIA
Medical Officer SGT Roger P. Brilinski Jr - KIA
2/229 AVN "BENGAL 15" Attempting a rescue of a downed USAF F-16C (84-1390, Pilot Cpt. William F. Andrews) while under heavy AAA fire. A/C was hit, pitched forward and crashed into an earthen berm, landing nose first, the A/C dug into the soft sand and flipped over and exploded. Mission was a flight of three (2 AH-64s/1 UH-60) being vectored to last known location of downed F-16 by AWACS. Flight was vectored directly over a heavily defended Iraqi Republican Guard position. A/C tail cone was severed by AAA (23 and 57mm).
27/02/91UH-60A78-23015WO1 George R. Swartzendruber [PC] - KIA
WO1 David G. Plasch [PI] - KIA
SGT Lee A. Belas - KIA
SGT Jason C. Carr - KIA
SSG Jonathan H. Kamm - KIA
WO1 John K. Morgan - KIA
SGT Cheryl LaBeau-O'Brien - KIA
SFC Gary E. Streeter - KIA
1LT Donaldson Tillar III - KIA
4/1 AVN A/C was hauling the crew of UH-1H 64-14273 back to port and then jumped back into Kuwait when they were misoriented and shot down
27/02/91UH-1H64-142731LT Daniel E. Graybeat [P] - KIA
WO1 Kerry P. Heine [CP] - KIA
SSG Michael R. Robson [MO] - KIA
CE injured
507 MED AAA damaged the tail rotor causing the aircraft to go into an uncontrollable spin - the crew survived the crash, but perished onboard UH-60A 78-23015 which was shot down after the recovery
27/02/91AV-8B162740/VL-14Callsign "Magic 14"
Pilot Cpt. Reginald C. "Woody" Underwood - KIA
VMA-331NW of Kuwait CitySA-7; Note: Captain Underwood's daughter was born after he left and he never go to see her.
27/02/91OA-10A77-0197/NFCallsign "Nail 51"
Pilot 1stLt. Patrick B. "Oly" Olson - KIA
23rd TASS/602nd TACW mission in bad weather, hit and tried to recover at FOL, the aircraft flipped over on landing and killed the pilot
27/02/91F-16C  388th TFW damaged - IR-SAM
27/02/91F/A-18  USMC damaged - small arms fire
27/02/91AH-64A Callsign "Avenger 11"
Crew - KIA
  crashed due to fuel starvation
28/02/91RV-1D64-14273Callsign "Cyclops 47"
Pilot Capt. A. Barandi - ejected
Technical observer Spc. Littleton - ejected
1st MIBtnAl Qaysumah AB, Saudi ArabiaCrew´s view of the airfield was obscured due to burning oild field smoke, they ran out of fuel. Pilot made five approaches to land. Crew made planned ejection after they were vectored to the ejection area and cleaned up the cockpit. Pilot sustained stained stomach muscles and back. Admitted to the 12th Evacuation hospital for evaluation and treatment. He was released 2 days later to full duty. T.O. received minor facial injuries. Story
28/02/91OV-1D68-15962Callsign "Cyclops 48"
Pilot CW3 John Adaway - OK
Technical observer SFC Dwayne Brightwell - OK
2nd MIBtnAl Qaysumah AB, Saudi ArabiaCrash landing. Crew´s view of the airfield was obscured due to burning oild field smoke, they ran out of fuel. Both crew members egressed the wreck OK.
01/03/91CH-47D84-24177CW3 Robert Hughes [P] - KIA
MAJ Marie Therese Rossi Cayton [P] - KIA
SSG Mike A. Garrett [FE] - KIA
SPC William C. Brace [CE] - KIA
1 injured
B Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment A/C was conducting a mission in support of Operation Desert Storm and while flying at 250 ft AGL and 120 KIAS, unaided at night, it struck an unlit microwave tower, crashed, and was totally destroyed by fire. The weather was CAVU/clear and 100% moon illumination. Story
02/03/91UH-1H71-201615 injured6th Btn, 101st Avn crashed from engine failure
03/03/91     after ceasefire
06/03/91AH-1J157777/MP-425 HMA-773 crashed
08/03/91F/A-18C163728/WD-06 VMFA-212south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabiacollided with 163729, Pilot ejected
08/03/91F/A-18C163729/WD-07 VMFA-212south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabiacollided with 163728, Pilot ejected
12/03/91UH-60A86-24546Pilot 1LT Joseph D. Maks - KIA
Pilot CW2 Patrick A. Donaldson - KIA
CE SPC Kelly D. Phillips - KIA
Flight Medic SGT Michael S. Smith - KIA
2 Iraqi patients - killed
36 MED Det. CFIT during night time medevac flight, destroyed
31/03/91RF-4C64-1056Pilot Cpt. John Norman - ejected
WSO Cpt. Jeff Kregel - ejected
117th TRW Bleed air duct failure and a catastrophic engine failure right after take-off from Bahrain.
31/03/91C-130H"469"90 KIARSAF The Saudi Hercules flew 95 Senegalese soldiers back from pilgrimage to Mecca to their base at Rash Mishab (also referred to as Ras-al-Mishab). The soldiers were based in Saudi Arabia as part of the allied forces in the First Gulf War. Visibility was poor resulting from the clouds of smoke from the oil wells set ablaze in southern Kuwait by Iraqi troops
01/04/91OH-58D87-00728 D Co 1-1st AVN crashed, fuel boost pump failed
01/04/91OH-58A69-16335 2-227th AVN crashed, rotor rpm decayed on approach
01/04/91OH-58C68-167532 KIA4-229th AVN CFIT in the night