Trying to complete RA-5C Vigilante attrition and reports. I am working off 6 or 7 book sources and internet.
I have been unable to verify the following losses…does anyone have info on these??? :
23 July 1973 Vigilante buno 156637? Crashed off Pax River, MD (Chesapeake Bay), ejection by LtCmndr Hauck? Inflight fire? Crashed into Bay. Cant find any newspaper articles.
19 June 1969 RA-5C 149287? Crashed near Albany, GA with RVAH-7, during war cruise work-up. Pilot attempted loop and lost control, crew killed? Cmndr Barnes and Lt(jg) Hornick? Cannot find any newspaper articles.
13 Dec 1971 buno 147858?, w/o unknown, near NAS Albany, GA No info
1 March 1972 buno 156630? DBR accident, Ejection? Lt Pigeon, Lt Bixler?, RVAH-1. No newspaper articles. Nothing.
3 Oct 1967, buno 149315?, near NAS Sanford, FL. Ejection. Unknown. LtCmndr Scruggs? RVAH-3 (could be 156640?). No info anywhere.