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ImpStarDuece
11-16-2005, 06:39 AM
I waqs wonderwing if anyone had any good information on the total number of kills claimed by the RAF and USAAF in the theatres that they flew in. Something broken down by plane type would also be excellent.

At the moment I seem to be drawing a blank with my normally reliable google-fu. A friend I am corresponding with claims 32,020 USAAF kills in the ETO alone, while simultaneously arguing that the RAF scored around 7% of this (or just 2% of this if you discount the BoB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif ). Normally I just laugh these things off, but his persistence has earned my ire, and now I'm appealing for help in getting the facts straight.

Based on its own web-site the USAAF claims 15,647 kills for fighter aerial engagements during the war, in all theatres. This doesn't include losses to bomber guns, so this could still be substantially higher. My friend claims that the Germans admitted to suffereing over 13,200 losses to the defensive fire from bombers, a claim I find dubious in the least.

Can anyone help me out?

LEBillfish
11-16-2005, 07:04 AM
I have quite a few that get VERY specific for combat over New Guinea and elsewhere.....Yet most in books......However here's a teaser that you might like http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif (the pdf obviously looks much better and is easier to read)

Air-to-Air Claims and Credits for
Navy and Marine Corps Patrol Type
Aircraft During World War II

Complied and written by
Mr. James C. Sawruk
Naval Aviation Researcher

THIS APPENDIX PRESENTS information on air-toair
combat between enemy aircraft and, the often
overlooked, patrol planes utilized by the Navy and
Marine Corps. Included are shootdowns accumulated
by the Marines using PV-1 Venturas as night-fighters.
The listing does not include the downing of a friendly
Australian Beaufort by a PB4Y which mistook it as a
Japanese Betty. The main sources for this data were
the WWII Aircraft Combat Action (ACA) reports, aviation
unit histories and war diaries. Other sources used
to identify obscure encounters included personal and
foreign records, particularly those from the Japanese
Maritime Self-Defense Force archives.
As has been the case in past historical documentation,
unit records improved over time as squadron administrative
staffs increased in size. Combat actions
through 1943 are not as well documented as those for
1944 and 1945. However, some documentation problems
arise even in the later periods. It is worth noting
that the Naval Aviation Combat Statistics€"World War
II study done in 1946 by Office of Naval Intelligence
(ONI), and published in 1947 but never distributed,
was collated using an early IBM punch card computer.
It was a powerful tool for its day, but it was also easy
to introduce keypunch and end-of-program summation
errors during the input process. There is no doubt
statistical discrepancies were introduced in this manner.
Claims from this study regarding €œprobables,€
€œdamaged€ and/or €œsmoking€ actions are not included
in this listing, with the exception of the Rufe claims
covering August 1942 which are accepted by the 1946
statistical study as €œdefinites€ and German aircraft
claims that were verified as lost by Luftwaffe records.
The data compiled in Tables 1, 2 and 3 is more comprehensive
and will differ from the ONI study due to
the availability of more information and a better
means of processing the data.
Data in Table 1 is arranged by date of action; time
of action (if known); squadron; Patrol Plane
Commander (PPC) rank, first name, middle initial and
last name; enemy aircraft type claimed as shot down;
and location of the action. In the enemy aircraft type
column, an aircraft listed in parenthesis is the type
originally reported, while the follow-on type is the
actual type shot down based on photographs or assessments
done later. While the list is fairly extensive,
it is not 100 percent complete. Missing information
related to VB-101 has not been located. The VPB-18
squadron history files claim 12 air-to-air victories, but
does not identify them. The record for VB-106 was
clarified with information provided by Vice Admiral
John T. Hayward, USN (Ret.), who was the wartime
commanding officer of the squadron. VB-106 records
covering their forward deployment are limited, but
Admiral Hayward kept a personal diary that he tried
to update every few days. The diary identified most
of the dates when air-to-air engagements and claims
were made, although sometimes the dates are shifted
by a day as a result of the international date line.
This information, combined with the few remaining
official documents available, helps establish the local
dates of the actions.
Table 2 is a compilation of the air-to-air victories by
the specific types of aircraft and the squadrons flying
these aircraft when they were credited with the shootdown.
Hence, the list for the PBY Catalina identifies
the squadron designation and the number of shootdowns
they are credited while flying the PBY. The aircraft
types included in this list are the PBY, PV, PBM,
PB4Y and PB2Y.
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS€"Volume I 713
APPENDIX 4
Air-to-Air Claims and Credits for
Navy and Marine Corps Patrol Type
Aircraft During World War II
Complied and written by
Mr. James C. Sawruk
Naval Aviation Researcher
713
Table 3 lists the PB4Y crews that qualified as aces
(five or more aerial victories). This list identifies the
squadron and PPC of the aircraft during the action. It
also lists the date of the action, time of action, enemy
aircraft types and location of the action. Amplifying information
regarding specific crews is also included.
As a historical note, the very first air-to-air claims
made by the U.S. Navy were from patrol aircraft crews
during World War I. Ensigns Stephen Potter and
Nugent Fallon received 1"4 credit each for downing
German seaplanes while flying F. 2A flying boats with
the British from RNAS Felixstowe, England. The remaining
credits apparently went to the British and
Canadian crew members. The first U.S. Navy air-to-air
victory scored by one individual was credited to
Lieutenant (jg) David S. Ingalls on 20 September 1918,
while flying with No. 213 RAF Squadron. He downed
a Fokker while flying a Sopwith Camel. Under the
World War I system, he also became the first Navy ace
with a score of six.
The compiler accepts full responsibility for any mistakes
or errors of fact or misinterpretations that may
have occurred during preparation of the air-to-air
shootdowns and its related tables and welcomes any
corrections or additions so that discrepancies will not
be continued in future publications.
714 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS€"Volume 2
Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, looks at a gun blister on a PBY-5A Catalina, January 1943, 80-G-34614.
Table 1
Air-to-Air Shoot Downs by Navy and Marine Corps
Patrol Type Aircraft During World War II
Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
41/12/10 1255LCT VP101 LT Harmon T. Utter Zero Cavite, Philippines
41/12/27 0700LCT VP101 ENS Elwyn L. Christman Zero Jolo, Sulu
41/12/27 0700LCT VP101 ENS Elwyn L. Christman Zero Jolo, Sulu
42/01/11 VP101 ENS Jack L. Grayson Pete Near Kema, Celebes
42/01/17 VP22 ENS Jack F. Davis Zero 00-15S 124-00E
42/02/03 1145LCT VP101 LTJG Leroy C. Deede Babs Ruyter, Soerabaja
42/02/24 0716LCT VP101 LTJG John M. Robertson Zero Makassar Harbor
42/06/04 1745LCT VP-42 ENS Albert E. Mitchell Zero East of Unalga Island, Alaska
42/08/08 1115(+10) VP43 LCDR Carrol B. Jones Rufe 51-51N 177-38E
42/08/08 1115(+10) VP43 LTJG Emil B. Hanson Rufe 51-51N 177-38E
42/08/26 2245GCT VP14 LTJG Robert B. Clark Zero 03-00S 158-00E
42/08/26 2245GCT VP14 LTJG Robert B. Clark Zero 03-00S 158-00E
42/09/05 1215LCT VP23 LTJG Francis C. Riley Mavis 05-31S 163-10E
42/10/25 0912LCT VP24 LTJG Warren €˜B€ Matthew Pete 09-00S 164-20E
42/10/26 1100LCT VP24 LTJG Norman S. Haber Zero 07-20S 166-50E
42/11/12 1024LCT VP24 LTJG David Silver Jake 04-00S 165-10E
42/12/29 1130LCT VMD154 2nd LT Gordon E. Gray Zero Over New Georgia
42/12/29 1130LCT VMD154 2nd LT Gordon E. Gray Zero Over New Georgia
43/02/06 1030LWT VB101 ENS Leonard H. Wagoner Nell North end of Choiseul Island
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Rufe BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Rufe BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/02/14 1148LCT VB101 Entire Flight of 9 PB4Ys Zeke BuinShortlands Area
43/07/06 0940(L) VB102 LT Howard A. Nopper Zeke 07-35S 156-40E
43/07/06 0940(L) VB102 LT Howard A. Nopper Zeke 07-35S 156-40E
43/07/06 VB102 LCDR Bruce A. Van Voorhis Pete Kapingamarangi Atoll
43/07/24 2245(11) VD1 LCDR Howell J. Dyson Zeke 08-08S 152-12E
43/07/26 1750(L) VB102 LTJG Robert E. Nadeau Zeke 05-10S 154-45E
43/07/26 1750(L) VB102 LTJG Robert E. Nadeau Zeke 05-10S 154-45E
APPENDIX 4 715
Air-to-Air Shoot Downs by Navy and Marine Corps
Patrol Type Aircraft During World War II€"continued
Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
43/08/01 1600GCT VP63 LT William P. Tanner, Jr. Ju 88C6 48-10N 120-0W
43/08/28 1235(L) VB104 LT Charles J. Alley Mavis 00-20N 152-15E
43/09/04 1703GCT VB103 LTJG James H. Alexander, Jr. Ju 88C6 Bay of Biscay
43/09/09 1120(L) VB104 CDR Harry E. Sears Nell 00-45N 153-08E
43/09/27 1110(L) VB102 LCDR Gordon Fowler Zeke 00-30S 167-05E
43/09/28 1305(L) VB-102 LTJG Burton F. J. Albrecht Hap 04-00S 154-30E
43/09/28 1305(L) VB-102 LTJG Burton F. J. Albrecht Hap 04-00S 154-30E
43/09/28 1305(L) VB-102 LTJG Burton F. J. Albrecht Zeke 04-00S 154-30E
43/09/29 0849(L) VB-104 LT John F. Humphrey Betty 06-30S 156-55E
43/09/30 1130(L) VB-104 LT Page B. Clagett Zeke 15 mi ENE of Nauru Island
43/10/04 2130(11) VD-1 LCDR Jack A. Eady Zeke 07-00S 156-45E
43/10/05 1336(L) VB-102 LCDR Gordon Fowler Betty 05-15S 162-20E
43/10/06 1455(L) VB-102 LTJG Burton F. J. Albrecht Betty 05-40S 158-00E
43/10/07 0840(L) VB-104 LTJG Anton E. Anderson Betty 06-00S 158-40E
43/10/08 1355(L) VB-104 LT Herbert L. Donald Jr. Betty 05-10S 160-20E
43/11/04 VB-102 LT Herbert S. Thompson Rufe 01-40N 154-30E
43/11/09 1121(L) VB-104 LTJG Wayman D. Searls Pete Solomons
43/11/13 0420LCT VMF(N)531 CAPT Duane R Jenkins Betty 50 mi SW of Torokina Point
43/11/20 0615GCT VB-108 LT John H. Stickell Betty 05-00N 171-53E
43/12/01 0355GCT VB-108 LT John H. Stickell Zeke 06-00N 173-00E
43/12/01 0355GCT VB-108 LT John H. Stickell Zeke 06-00N 173-00E
43/12/02 0308GCT VB-108 LT William J. Graham Emily 02-05N 168-53E
43/12/03 1043GCT VB-108 LT Frank W. Ackermann Zeke Mille Atoll
43/12/03 1043GCT VB-108 LT Frank W. Ackermann Zeke Mille Atoll
43/12/03 2211LCT VMF(N)531 CAPT Duane R. Jenkins U/I aircraft 06-58S 154-13E
43/12/04 0400GCT VB-108 LT Robert B. Martin Zeke 10 mi W of NW Mille Atoll
43/12/04 0400GCT VB-108 LT Robert B. Martin Zeke 10 mi W of NW Mille Atoll
43/12/06 0400LCT VMF(N)531 MAJ John D. Harshberger Jake 5 mi W of Mutupina Point
43/12/12 VB-104 LT Robert S. Van Benschoten Zeke Solomons
43/12/28 1725GCT VB-110 LCDR James R. Reedy He 177 A3 46-43N 1150W
43/12/29 0040GCT VB-108 LT Vernon E. H. Niebruegge Zeke Kwajalein Atoll
43/12/29 0040GCT VB-108 LT Vernon E. H. Niebruegge Zeke Kwajalein Atoll
43/12/29 0100GCT VD-3 LCDR Neil C. Porter Zeke Kwajalien Atoll
44/01/03 VB-106 LT Douglas C. Davis Jake Near Kavieng, New Ireland
44/01/11 1305(L) VB-104 LTJG Anton E. Anderson Betty Over Mussau Island
44/01/12 2205LCT VMF(N)531 COL Frank H. Schwable Kate 35 mi brg 225 from Torokina Point
716 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS€"Volume 2
44/01/17 0021GCT VB-108 LT Harvey N. Hop Zeke 08-50N 167-55E
44/01/25 0358GCT VB-108 LT Irwin T. Wengierski Zeke 07-19N 168-30E
44/01/25 0358GCT VB-108 LT Irwin T. Wengierski Zeke 07-19N 168-30E
44/01/25 0358GCT VB-108 LT Irwin T. Wengierski Zeke 07-19N 168-30E
44/01/29 0230GCT VD-3 LCDR Neil C. Porter 1/2 Hamp Maloelap Atoll
44/01/29 0230GCT VD-3 LTJG Henry L. Hetherwick 1/2 Hamp Maloelap Atoll
44/01/29 0230GCT VD-3 LCDR Neil C. Porter 1/2 Zeke Maloelap Atoll
44/01/29 0230GCT VD-3 LTJG Henry L. Hetherwick 1/2 Zeke Maloelap Atoll
44/02/05 2108LCT VMF(N)531 COL Frank H. Schwable Betty 64 mi brg 180 from Torokina Point
44/02/09 1250(L) VB104 LT Robert S. Van Benschoten Betty 00-25N 160-40E
44/02/10 0354LCT VMF(N)531 LTCOL John D. Harshberger Betty 45 mi brg 180 from Torokina Point
44/02/10 1046LCT VB138 LTJG Gilbert E. Miller Hamp 10 mi brg 200 from Cape St.
George
44/02/14 0930(L) VB104 LT John F. Humphrey Betty 00-42S 156-40E
44/02/14 1634GCT VB103 LTJG Kenneth L. Wright Ju 88C-6 4800N 093-6W
44/02/15 0505LCT VMF(N)531 COL Frank H. Schwable Jake 10 mi W of Green Islands
44/02/17 0210LCT VMF(N)531 COL Frank H. Schwable Jake Off tip of Pinapel Island
44/02/17 0330LCT VMF(N)531 1st LT Jack M. Plunkett Jake 10 mi W of Nissan Island
44/02/17 1448(L) VB104 LTJG Wayman D. Searls Betty 01-43S 15516E
44/02/19 2145LCT VMF(N)531 LTCOL John D. Harshberger Jake 25 mi SW of Nissan Island
44/02/26 1053GCT VB105 LT Raymond L. North Ju 88C6 49-48N 103-4W
44/03/07 0415GCT VP13 LT Roger A. Wolf Betty 10-02N 159-20E
44/03/13 0319GCT VP13 LTJG Robert D. Cullinane Betty 11-30N 154-25E
44/03/14 0214LCT VMF(N)531 LTCOL John D. Harshberger No.14 5 mi. S of Torokina
TWIN F/P
44/03/22 1120(L) VB104 LT Herbert L. Donald, Jr. Betty 03-50N 157-00E
44/03/23 1140(L) VB104 LT Frederic L. Feind, Jr. Betty 01-30N 153-40E
44/04/04 VB106 LT Henry E. Surface Dinah During patrol from Nadzab
44/04/13 VB106 LT Frederick J. Tuck Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/04/17 VB106 LT Everett B. Mitchell Mavis During patrol from Los Negros
44/04/18 0055GCT VD3 LT Loys M. Satterfield Zeke 25-100 mi. E of Tinian
44/04/20 VB106 LT Edward T. Morrison Betty S of Woleai Atoll
44/04/21 VB106 LT Everett B. Mitchell Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/04/23 0244GCT VB115 LT Paul J. Bruneau Betty 04-45N 150-15E
44/04/24 VB106 LT Everett B. Mitchell Emily Between Palau and Hollandia
44/04/25 VB106 LT Thomas L. Birch Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/04/28 2210GCT VB108 LT Robert B. Martin Kate 08-52N 154-35E
44/05/01 VB106 LT Allan L. Seaman Tojo Off Biak Island
44/05/01 VB106 LT Allan L. Seaman Tojo Off Biak Island
44/05/07 0115GCT VD3 LCDR Neil C. Porter Zeke SE of Guam
44/05/07 0115GCT VD3 LCDR Neil C. Porter Zeke SE of Guam
APPENDIX 4 717
Air-to-Air Shoot Downs by Navy and Marine Corps
Patrol Type Aircraft During World War II€"continued
Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
44/05/07 0115GCT VD3 LCDR Neil C. Porter Zeke SE of Guam
44/05/07 0115GCT VD3 LT Henry L. Hetherwick Zeke SE of Guam
44/05/07 0115GCT VD3 LT Henry Blunt Zeke SE of Guam
44/05/07 0535GCT VB109 LT John D. Keeling Mavis 10-05N 149-40E
44/05/08 2228GCT VB108 LT Harvey N. Hop Betty 07-00N 153-00E
44/05/09 VB106 LT Lewis R. Hardy, Jr. Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/05/11 0437LCT VMF(N)531 1st LT Marvin E. Notestine Jake W side of Matupi Island
44/05/12 0112GCT VP13 LT John P. Wheatley Betty 13-03N 154-37E
44/05/15 VB106 LT John E. Porter, Jr. Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/05/18 0215GCT VP13 LTJG Robert E. Peach Betty 13-45N 155-25E
44/05/18 VB106 CDR John T. Hayward Jake Near Manokwari, New Guinea
44/05/19 0015GCT VB115 LT Paul J. Bruneau Zeke Satawan Island
44/05/20 VB106 CDR John T. Hayward Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/05/20 VB106 LTJG Walter G. Vogelsang Betty During patrol from Los Negros
44/05/28 2230GCT VB115 LT Monte Wenner Betty 00-40S 134-00E
44/05/30 2235GCT VB148 LT Harry D. Metke Betty 05-00N 152-00E
44/06/03 0255GCT VB108 LT Max A. Piper Irving 11-25N 155-15E
44/06/04 0312GCT VB115 LT Hamilton M. Dawes, Jr. Emily 06-20N 130-10E
44/06/05 0200GCT VB115 ENS John D. Gregory Tess 04-50N 130-50E
44/06/06 0405GCT VB109 LCDR William J Janeshak Kate 07-31N 151-12E
44/06/07 2240GCT VB148 LT Harry F. Stanford Betty 02-32N 151-25E
44/06/08 1404(K) VB115 LT Verne E. Geissinger Betty 01-58N 133-43E
44/06/09 1315(K) VB115 LT Paul J. Bruneau Tess 04-50N 130-28E
44/06/09 1315(K) VB115 LT Paul J. Bruneau Tess 04-50N 130-28E
44/06/10 0128GCT VB109 LT George A. Mellard Betty 14-00N 153-10E
44/06/10 0225GCT VP13 LT John P. Wheatley Betty 16-42N 156-30E
44/06/10 2214GCT VB108 LCDR John E. Muldrow Irving 14-20N 148-40E
44/06/11 0145GCT VB101 LT John O. Adams Betty 04-15N 133-50E
44/06/11 1415(K) VB115 LT Stoughton Atwood Tess 04-26N 130-42E
44/06/12 1145(K) VB115 LT Paul J. Bruneau Tess 03-08N 129-28E
44/06/13 0055GCT VB101 LT Albert Y. Bellsey Betty 08-13N 138-16E
44/06/13 1130(K) VB115 LT E. F. Kahle Jennings Betty 04-22N 130-04E
44/06/14 1102(K) VB115 LTJG Gerald N. Monroe Tess 04-52N 131-00E
44/06/17 1130(K) VB115 ENS Paul R. Barker Betty 02-00N 128-35E
44/06/19 0025GCT VB101 LTJG George Winter Emily 09-58N 136-38E
44/06/23 2133GCT VB108 LT Irwin T. Wengierski Kate 11-35N 1543-4E
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44/06/26 0040GCT VD4 LT Harry E. Butterfield, Jr. Helen 10mi S of Hall Islands
44/07/02 VB115 LT Stoughton Atwood Emily SW of Palau
44/07/14 VB101 LT Albert R. Sieber Dinah Near the Palau Islands
44/07/18 2330(K) VB109 CDR Norman M. Miller Rufe Chichi Jima
44/07/21 VB115 LT Wiljo Lindgren Betty E shore of Philippines
44/07/27 VB148 LT George S. Von Weller Tony Satawan Lagoon
44/08/06 1300(L) VB116 LT Harry S. Graves Zeke Tuol Island
44/08/10 1835(B) VB105 LT John T. Hitchcock Do 217 4522N 0135W
44/08/20 1122(W) VB135 LTJG Alfred C. Mobus Oscar E of Asashigawa
44/08/28 1050GCT VP44 LTJG Lloyd W. Garrison Jake 04-50S 152-45E
44/09/05 0925(K) VB116 LT Howard T. Klovstad Tess 25-15N 141-12E
44/09/10 1101(W) VB135 LT William L. Sparks Kate Shimushu, Paramushiro
44/09/15 1330(I) VB116 LTJG Howard Mott Zeke 25-10N 140-25E
44/09/16 1210(I) VB116 LT Leonard D. Sullivan Betty 20-04N 129-10E
44/09/17 0926(W) VB136 LT Francis R. Littleton (Oscar) Tojo Asashigawa
44/09/19 VB101 LTJG Neal A. Tyler Kate 06-00N 122-20E
44/09/22 1045(I) VB116 LT Leonard D. Sullivan Frances 21-23N 129-55E
44/09/22 1310(I) VB102 LTJG Payton W. Gudka Betty 24-18N 141-08E
44/09/28 1215(I) VB116 LT Leonard D. Sullivan Betty 20-20N 130-05E
44/10/09 0935(I) VPB102 LTJG Philip W. Knights Betty 23-45N 137-30E
44/10/11 1120(I) VPB116 LT John A. Miller Betty 26-26N 138-21E
44/10/11 1159(I) VPB116 LT William R. Beckham Betty 100 mi NE Chichi Jima
44/10/11 VPB101 LT Fred H. Morris Pete Lalos, Celebes
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William B. Oliver 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William M. Miller 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William B. Oliver 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William M. Miller 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William B. Oliver 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William M. Miller 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William B. Oliver 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William M. Miller 1/2 Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William B. Oliver Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/12 0900(I) VPB116 LT William M. Miller Zeke S of Iwo Jima
44/10/13 1145(I) VPB102 LTJG Edmond N. Elliott Jake 28-20N 142-50E
44/10/14 1330(I) VPB117 LCDR Thomas P. Mulvihill (Kate) Jill 26-00N 141-40E
44/10/20 1100(I) VPB101 LT Albert Y. Bellsey Betty 13-36N 124-15E
44/10/20 1435(I) VPB115 LT Hamilton M. Dawes, Jr. Betty 10-00N 118-30E
44/10/22 1300(I) VPB101 LTJG Kenneth H. Dunn Tess 30 mi W of Puerta Princessa
44/10/23 1430(I) VPB101 ENS John B. Copeland Betty 11-10N 114-50E
44/10/26 1130(I) VPB115 LT E. F. Kahle Jennings Jake 11-00N 128-00E
44/10/31 1345(I) VPB117 LT Herbert G. Box Emily 25-20N 135-30E
APPENDIX 4 719
Air-to-Air Shoot Downs by Navy and Marine Corps
Patrol Type Aircraft During World War II€"continued
Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
44/11/01 1130(I) VPB116 LT Guy M. Thompson, Jr. Emily 23-40N 136-35E
44/11/02 1110(I) VPB115 ENS Paul R. Barker Jake 08-00N 119-00E
44/11/07 1230GCT VD-4 LT Earl F. Wright, Jr. Oscar Near Iwo Jima
44/11/07 1230GCT VD4 LCDR Charles H. Clark Zeke Near Iwo Jima
44/11/07 1230GCT VD-4 LT Eugene P. O€Brien Zeke Near Iwo Jima
44/11/11 1120(I) VPB104 LT Maurice K. Hill 1/2 Tony 10-46N 124-20E
44/11/11 1120(I) VPB104 LTJG Gerald L. Didier 1/2 Tony 10-46N 124-20E
44/11/21 1100(I) VPB101 LT Thad €˜R€ Williams Oscar Puerta Princessa
44/11/22 1500(Z) VPB101 LT Albert Y. Bellsey Mavis Tolitoli, Celebes
44/11/24 1130(I) VPB104 LTJG Jeff D. Hemphill Pete 09-20N 118-00E
44/11/29 1545(I) VPB104 LT George Waldeck Tess 09-50N 121-00E
44/12/02 0930(I) VPB117 LT Daniel E. Moore Zeke 13-52N 120-05E
44/12/02 VPB101 LT Albert C. Lubberts Jack Balikpapan, Borneo
44/12/02 VPB101 LT Albert C. Lubberts Zeke Balikpapan, Borneo
44/12/02 VPB101 LT Albert C. Lubberts Zeke Balikpapan, Borneo
44/12/02 VPB101 LT Albert C. Lubberts Zeke Balikpapan, Borneo
44/12/03 1025(I) VPB117 LTJG Warner P. Rhodes Jake 13-25N 120-05E
44/12/04 0910(I) VPB101 LT Robert L. Hershberger Betty 06-35N 125-55E
44/12/06 0912(I) VPB117 LT Daniel E. Moore Jake 11-40N 123-40E
44/12/07 1215(I) VPB117 LCDR Harold M. McGaughey Jake 13-29N 120-07E
44/12/09 1245(I) VPB117 LT Robert G. Garlick Jake 11-20N 119-40E
44/12/10 1100(I) VPB117 LT Bradford M. Brooks Topsy 11-20N 115-40E
44/12/10 1230(I) VPB104 LT Henry S. Noon Zeke Balikpapan Harbor, Borneo
44/12/10 1515(I) VPB117 LT Bradford M. Brooks Dinah 1115N 12255E
44/12/10 1515(I) VPB117 LTJG Jan B. Carter Judy Over Capiz, Panay Island, P.l.
44/12/11 1213(K) VPB111 LCDR Sylvan R. Bland 1/2 Betty 27-10N 141-30E
44/12/11 1213(K) VPB111 LT William E. Bartlett 1/2 Betty 27-10N 141-30E
44/12/11 1415(I) VPB117 LTJG Homer B. Heard Topsy 14-00N 120-18E
44/12/12 1400(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton Tony 12-23N 120-59E
44/12/12 1755(I) VPB117 LCDR Harold M. McGaughey Tess 11-03N 124-20E
44/12/14 0700(I) VPB137 LT Irving A. Enevold Pete SW tip Tawi Tawi Island
44/12/15 1100(I) VPB104 LT John H. Burton Sally 09-20N 117-50E
44/12/17 1800(I) VPB117 LT Daniel E. Moore Tess 11-38N 123-25E
44/12/17 1800(I) VPB117 LT Daniel E. Moore Tess 11-38N 123-25E
44/12/22 1715(I) VPB104 LT Walter H. Heider Zeke 12-03N 123-40E
44/12/24 1200(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton Jake 21-30N 122-40E
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44/12/24 1303(I) VPB104 LT William E. Goodman Jake 12-18N 109-18E
44/12/24 1355(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton Pete 21-30N 121-03E
44/12/25 1600(I) VPB104 LT John H. Burton Tabby 16-55N 118-54E
44/12/26 1800(I) VPB117 LT Ralph H. Castleton Betty 13-40N 119-50E
44/12/27 1200(I) VPB102 LT Francis O. Burton Betty Iwo Jima
44/12/28 1045(I) VPB117 LTJG Jan B. Carter Topsy 21-52N 120-12E
44/12/28 1145(I) VPB104 LTJG Edward M. Hagen Mavis 14-01N 112-02E
44/12/30 1040(I) VPB117 LT Graham B. Squires Emily 21-57N 118-50E
44/12/30 1050(I) VPB117 LTJG Jan B. Carter Jake 20-40N 121-47E
44/12/30 1116(I) VPB117 LTJG Jan B. Carter Val 20-47N 121-42E
44/12/31 1159(I) VPB117 LT William J. Quinn Biplane 20-45N 121-18E
44/12/31 1215(I) VPB117 LT William J. Quinn Jake 21-00N 121-05E
44/12/31 1245(I) VPB104 LT Paul F. Stevens (Val) Nate 24-30N 123-30E
44/12/31 1800(I) VPB117 LT Robert G. Garlick Tabby 15-20N 119-45E
45/01/03 1310(I) VPB117 LCDR Harold M. McGaughey Nell 10-48N 108-08E
45/01/04 VPB104 LTJG Edward M. Hagen Biplane W/W Philippine Islands
45/01/05 1850(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L Sutton Jake 15-55N 119-35E
45/01/05 1915(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton Jake 15-30N 119-35E
45/01/07 1235(I) VPB117 LT Daniel E. Moore Pete 22-20N 120-00E
45/01/08 1300(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton Jake 11-30N 109-15E
45/01/13 VPB101 LCDR Marvin T. Smith (Hamp) Jack Limbang, N. Borneo
45/01/21 0730(I) VPB117 LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton (Kate) Jill 26-55N 128-00E
45/01/23 1043(I) VPB117 ENS Harold A. Willyard Nell 25-29N 122-08E
45/01/24 0945(I) VPB116 LT Donald V. Kirchberg Zeke 20 mi SE of Iwo Jima
45/01/26 1157(I) VPB104 LT William E. Goodman Jake 22-22N 120-18E
45/01/28 1220(I) VPB111 LTJG Wilbur L. Paris Topsy 20-30N 115-30E
45/01/30 1200(I) VPB104 LTJG Gerald L. Didier Val 24-17N 123-40E
45/01/31 0922(I) VPB117 LT Robert E. Empey Zeke 04-23N 113-53E
45/02/01 1245(I) VPB104 LTJG Richard S. Jameson Jake 22-10N 114-20E
45/02/03 1023(I) VPB104 LT William E. Goodman Jake 23-27N 117-28E
45/02/05 1210(I) VPB104 LT Paul F. Stevens Val 03-11N 113-03E
45/02/06 1153(I) VPB104 LT William E. Goodman Betty 26-52N 128-38E
45/02/07 1400(I) VPB117 LCDR Harold M. McGaughey Paul 11-45N 109-15E
45/02/07 1408(I) VPB117 LT William J. Quinn Jake 12-02N 109-18E
45/02/07 1445(I) VPB117 LCDR Thomas P. Mulvihill Zeke 05-19N 115-15E
45/02/07 1445(I) VPB117 LCDR Thomas P. Mulvihill Zeke 05-19N 115-15E
45/02/10 1305(I) VPB111 LCDR Richard P. Field Tony 22-28N 119-55E
45/02/10 1410(I) VPB117 LCDR Harold M. McGaughey Jake 12-45N 109-30E
45/02/11 1315(I) VPB117 LTJG Jan B. Carter Jake 11-30N 108-55E
45/02/12 1308(I) VPB111 LCDR Albert M. Ellingson Nell 13-50N 109-20E
45/02/13 0954(I) VPB104 LTJG Edward M. Hagen Nell 22-48N 119-02E
45/02/13 0954(I) VPB104 LTJG Edward M. Hagen Nell 22-48N 119-02E
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Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
45/02/15 0910(I) VPB117 ENS John R. Bourchier Kate 24-14N 118-25E
45/02/16 1205(I) VPB104 LCDR Whitney Wright Jake 28-27N 121-45E
45/02/18 1200(I) VPB104 LT Stanley A. Wood Topsy 26-30N 127-40E
45/02/20 1300(I) VPB104 LT Raymond L. Ettinger Kate Naha Harbor, Okinawa
45/02/20 1301(I) VPB104 LT Raymond L. Ettinger Zeke Naha Harbor, Okinawa
45/02/20 1303(I) VPB117 LT Thomas J. Hyland Jake 11-48N 109-15E
45/02/20 1315(I) VPB117 LT Thomas J. Hyland Jake 11-50N 109-10E
45/02/21 1340(I) VPB111 LCDR Albert M. Ellingson Jill 15-41N 108-36E
45/02/22 1146(I) VPB111 LT Harold H. Ashton Topsy 25-43N 124-10E
45/02/22 1231(I) VPB111 LTJG Francis W. Kieper Val 25-15N 121-40E
45/02/23 0945(I) VPB117 LCDR Thomas P. Mulvihill Jake 11-20N 109-10E
45/02/27 1010(I) VPB104 LTJG Earl Bittenbender Topsy 21-45N 113-00E
45/02/27 1010(I) VPB104 LTJG Earl Bittenbender Topsy 21-45N 113-00E
45/02/27 1020(I) VPB104 LTJG Earl Bittenbender Val 21-45N 113-00E
45/02/27 1845(I) VPB117 LT Thomas J. Hyland Jake 10-35N 107-40E
45/03/03 0730(I) VPB104 LT Stanley A. Wood (Jake) Kate 22-10N 120-30E
45/03/03 0915(I) VPB117 LT William J. Quinn (Rufe) Rex 12-40N 109-25E
45/03/04 1035(I) VPB104 LT Paul F. Stevens Paul 28-12N 129-30E
45/03/04 1130(I) VPB117 LT Thomas J. Hyland Nell 12-15N 109-13E
45/03/04 1130(I) VPB117 LT Thomas J. Hyland Nell 12-15N 109-13E
45/03/05 1000(I) VPB104 LT George Waldeck Topsy 27-05N 125-20E
45/03/05 1209(I) VPB104 LT George Waldeck Topsy 25-00N 122-45E
45/03/07 1510(I) VPB104 LTJG Richard S. Jameson Frank 23-35N 117-20E
45/03/10 1040(I) VPB104 LT Paul F. Stevens Val 20-30N 110-50E
45/03/10 1120(I) VPB119 LTJG Virgil J. Evans Oscar 22-10N 113-50E
45/03/10 1445(I) VPB111 LT Kenneth D. Johnson Betty 14-20N 110-52E
45/03/11 1123(K) VPB118 LT Norman M. Keiser Emily 28-36N 130-20E
45/03/12 1115(I) VPB119 LTJG Aubrey L. Althans Jill 28-22N 121-50E
45/03/13 1030(I) VPB119 LT Frank D. Murphy Oscar 23-50N 116-65E
45/03/15 0830(I) VPB104 LT Stanley A. Wood Jill 22-50N 120-12E
45/03/17 1342(I) VPB117 ENS John R. Bourchier Oscar Cape St. Jacques, Indochina
45/03/17 1614(I) VPB104 LT Paul F. Stevens Jake 29-20N 122-20E
45/03/17 1650(I) VPB104 LT Paul F. Stevens Emily 27-40N 121-00E
45/03/22 1155(I) VPB117 LT Arthur G. Elder (Kate) Ann 04-25N 114-00E
45/03/23 1155(I) VPB119 LT William Lyle Oscar 24-50N 120-50E
45/03/23 1155(I) VPB119 LT William Lyle Oscar 24-50N 120-50E
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45/03/24 0955(I) VPB119 LTJG Aubrey L. Althans Jake 25-10N 121-20E
45/03/25 1500(I) VPB117 LT Arthur G. Elder Jake Saigon, Indochina
45/03/31 1330(I) VPB117 LTJG Edward O. Jensen Tabby Cape St. Jacques, Indochina
45/03/31 1330(I) VPB117 LTJG Edward O. Jensen Tabby Cape St. Jacques, Indochina
45/04/01 0946(I) VPB119 LTJG Walter G. Vogelsang Val 24-35N 120-42E
45/04/06 1225(I) VPB137 LTJG Joe B. Locker Oscar 10 mi SE of Amoy
45/04/06 1400(I) VPB18 LT Jorden B. Collins Kate 31-00N 130-00E
45/04/06 1505(I) VPB18 LT Gerald ****** Val 29-00N 127-30E
45/04/08 1300(I) VPB117 LT Robert G. Garlick Sonia 04-40N 114-35E
45/04/16 1125(I) VPB18 LT Jorden B. Collins 1/2 Jake 33-38N 128-21E
45/04/16 1125(I) VPB18 LT Paul D. Fitzgerald 1/2 Jake 33-38N 128-21E
45/04/18 0805(I) VPB117 LT Robert E. Empey Topsy 10-28N 107-07E
45/04/22 0717(I) VPB104 LT George Waldeck Sally 26-30N 122-00E
45/04/26 1840(I) VPB104 LT Raymond L. Ettinger Topsy 26-12N 121-40E
45/04/27 1030(I) VPB118 LT Phillip E. Pettes 1/2 Val 34-05N 129-50E
45/04/27 1030(I) VPB118 LT Leland P. McCutcheon 1/2 Val 34-05N 129-50E
45/04/28 0740(I) VPB104 LT Vance W. Alder Betty 26-10N 121-20E
45/05/02 1350(I) VPB109 LTJG George Serbin Dinah 05-42N 102-58E
45/05/02 1350(I) VPB109 LTJG George Serbin Jake 05-42N 102-58E
45/05/03 1215(I) VPB111 LT Vincent P. McClintock Jake 08-35N 104-50E
45/05/04 0820(I) VPB208 LT William H. Dolley, Jr. Jill 27-53N 127-28E
45/05/04 0858(I) VPB18 LT Paul D. Fitzgerald Nate 28-50N 128-50E
45/05/04 0905(I) VPB18 LTJG John D. Martin Kate 28-40N 128-40E
45/05/05 1138(I) VPB118 LT August M. Lodato (Obs. Pl.) 33-50N 130-10E
Stella
45/05/05 1230(I) VPB118 LCDR Arthur F. Farwell, Jr. (Nick) Lorna Kunsan Fu Airfield, Korea
45/05/05 1250(I) VPB118 LCDR Arthur F. Farwell, Jr. 1/2 Tess Kunsan Fu Airfield, Korea
45/05/05 1250(I) VPB118 LT Norman M. Keiser 1/2 Tess Kunsan Fu Airfield, Korea
45/05/06 1339(K) VPB116 LTJG Frank R. Garland (U/I S/E) 34-14N 136-30E
K11W
45/05/07 1230(I) VPB118 LCDR Arthur F. Farwell Jr. Val 35-56N 126-30E
45/05/09 1000(I) VPB119 LT Frank F. Matthewson Val Near Swatow, China
45/05/09 1130(K) VPB116 LCDR Allen R. Waggoner Mavis 34-15N 138-48E
45/05/10 1345(I) VPB13 LT William L. Kitchen 1/2 Mavis 32-38N 128-50E
45/05/10 1345(I) VPB13 LTJG John A. Hoppe 1/2 Mavis 32-38N 128-50E
45/05/11 0840(I) VPB208 LT Quentin €˜F€ Baker Jill 26-55N 126-56E
45/05/11 1116(K) VPB116 LT €˜W€ €˜J€ Redwine Nell 33-50N 136-00E
45/05/11 1420(I) VPB21 LT Richard L. Simms (Tojo) George 32-58N 129-15E
45/05/12 1325(I) VPB111 LCDR Albert M. Ellingson Topsy 04-11N 103-23E
45/05/13 0835(I) VPB111 LT William C. Bender 1/2 Sonia Near Pontianak, Borneo
45/05/13 0835(I) VPB111 LT Wilbur L. Paris 1/2 Sonia Near Pontianak, Borneo
45/05/13 1215(I) VPB111 LCDR Richard P. Field Pete 05-25S 119-25E
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Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
45/05/13 1830(I) VPB208 LT Gaylord B. Lyon Dave 26-00N 126-00E
45/05/13 1830(I) VPB208 LT Gaylord B. Lyon Dave 26-00N 126-00E
45/05/15 1145(I) VPB18 LT Marvin E. Hart (Tojo) George 34-00N 129-00E
45/05/15 1145(I) VPB18 LT Marvin E. Hart (Tony) 34-00N 129-00E
George
45/05/15 1145(I) VPB18 LT Marvin E. Hart (Zeke) 34-00N 126-00E
George
45/05/15 1145(I) VPB18 LTJG Irving E. Marr (Zeke) 34-00N 129-00E
George
45/05/16 0900(I) VPB118 LCDR Arthur F. Farwell, Jr. (Jack) George 33-50N 129-00E
45/05/16 0900(I) VPB118 LT Robert M. Finley (Jack) George 33-50N 129-00E
45/05/16 1445(I) VPB111 LT Frank M. Gibson Tabby 08-30N 105-00E
45/05/17 1530(I) VPB109 LT William A. Warren (Jack) George 32-31N 128-30E
45/05/17 1530(I) VPB109 LT William A. Warren 1/2 (Jack) 32-31N 128-30E
George
45/05/17 1530(I) VPB109 LT George D. Fairbanks 1/2 (Jack) 32-31N 128-30E
George
45/05/21 1245(K) VPB102 LT Otis G. Andrews Glider 34-50N 138-30E
45/05/23 1315(K) VPB102 LTJG Stanley Oset Nick 34-39N 137-40E
45/05/24 1205(I) VPB109 LT Donald S. Chay Rufe 34-40N 128-30E
45/05/24 1205(I) VPB109 LT Floyd Hewitt Tony 34-40N 128-30E
45/05/24 1230(K) VPB102 LTJG Allen C. Morgan Nick 35-10N 140-20E
45/05/24 1350(I) VPB13 LT Donald C. Frentz 1/2 Jake 32-35N 126-00E
45/05/24 1350(I) VPB13 LT Herschel M. Cummins, Jr. 1/2 Jake 32-35N 126-00E
45/05/28 0745(I) VPB18 LT John T. Moore Nate 28-20N 128-45E
45/05/30 1245(K) VPB102 LCDR Louis P. Pressler Tabby 33-31N 135-30E
45/05/30 1250(I) VPB106 LTJG Vernon J. Smith Jake 03-25N 103-30E
45/05/30 1300(I) VPB106 LTJG Vernon J. Smith Oscar 03-24N 103-34E
45/05/31 1230(K) VPB102 LTJG Allen C. Morgan Pete 36-05N 140-35E
45/05/31 1230(K) VPB102 LTJG Allen C. Morgan Pete 36-05N 140-35E
45/05/31 1310(I) VPB123 LT George W. McDonald 1/2 (Tojo) 34-10N 126-35E
Frank
45/05/31 1310(I) VPB123 LT Robert J. Monahan 1/2 (Tojo) 34-10N 126-35E
Frank
45/06/01 1030(I) VPB111 LTJG Romayn F. Heyler Oscar Singapore
45/06/03 1030(I) VPB123 LT George W. McDonald 1/2 Pete 34-10N 127-40E
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45/06/03 1030(I) VPB123 LT Robert J. Monahan 1/2 Pete 34-10N 127-40E
45/06/03 1415(I) VH3 LT Edgar P. Palm Val 26-30N 128-05E
45/06/04 1530(K) VPB102 LT Elwood C. Mildahn 1/2 Jack 35-39N 140-41E
45/06/04 1530(K) VPB102 LTJG Jack L. Scott 1/2 Jack 35-39N 140-41E
45/06/06 1412(I) VPB123 LTJG Erwin L. Klein 1/2 Tony 30-32N 129-33E
45/06/06 1412(I) VPB123 LTJG Harold M. Sanderson 1/2 Tony 30-32N 129-33E
45/06/08 1025(I) VPB123 LCDR Samuel G. Shilling Rex 33-00N 129-20E
45/06/08 1055(I) VPB123 LT Alfred €˜G€ McCuaig Tojo 33-08N 129-20E
45/06/16 1314(K) VPB108 LT Charles T. Idle Zeke 35-26N 140-40E
45/06/16 1314(K) VPB108 LT Charles T. Idle Zeke 35-26N 140-40E
45/06/17 1023(K) VPB102 LT Thomas F. Copeland 1/2 Tojo 35-45N 140-57E
45/06/17 1023(K) VPB102 LT Robert M. Barnes 1/2 Tojo 35-45N 140-57E
45/06/17 1023(K) VPB102 LT Thomas F. Copeland Oscar 35-45N 140-57E
45/06/17 1023(K) VPB102 LT Robert M. Barnes Oscar 35-45N 140-57E
45/06/18 1205(I) VPB117 LT Robert E. Empey 1/3 Oscar Ha Tien, Indochina
45/06/18 1205(I) VPB117 LTJG Joseph W. Hellrung 1/3 Oscar Ha Tien, Indochina
45/06/18 1205(I) VPB117 LTJG William D. Crawford 1/3 Oscar Ha Tien, Indochina
45/06/18 1205(I) VPB117 LTJG Joseph W. Hellrung Oscar Ha Tien, Indochina
45/06/18 1205(I) VPB117 LTJG William D. Crawford Oscar Ha Tien, Indochina
45/06/19 1200(K) VPB102 LT Erwin R. Copeland Oscar 33-52N 135-08E
45/06/20 1200(K) VPB108 LT Charles R. Baumgartner 1/2 Oscar 34-35N 137-20E
45/06/20 1200(K) VPB108 LT William R. Hazlett 1/2 Oscar 34-35N 137-20E
45/06/25 1200(I) VPB26 LCDR Donald C. Coy Oscar 35-50N 126-41E
45/06/26 1330(I) VPB111 LT William C. Bender Tojo 03-48N 103-10E
45/07/03 1200(I) VPB123 LT Alfred €˜G€ McCuaig Tojo 32-40N 129-35E
45/07/06 1047(I) VPB124 LT John E. Ramsey Val 33-32N 126-25E
45/07/07 0810(I) VPB124 LTJG Everett W. Osborn, Jr. Rex 34-45N 129-00E
45/07/07 0810(I) VPB-124 LTJG Everett W. Osborn, Jr. (Rex, dam.) 34-45N 129-00E
Rex
45/07/19 1400(I) VPB111 LT Burges Smith Jake 09-41N 118-45E
45/07/22 1410(I) VPB111 LT Floyd L. Misner Dinah 5 mi N of Kota Baru, Malaya
45/07/23 0850(I) VPB118 LT Robert M. De Golia 1/2 Topsy 34-20N 129-50E
45/07/23 0850(I) VPB118 LT George H. Shortlidge 1/2 Topsy 34-20N 129-50E
45/07/23 0945(I) VPB123 LTJG Richard L. Treat Tojo 36-00N 126-10E
45/07/24 VPB-124 LT John E. Ramsey 1/2 Oscar 2 km north of Cheju Do
45/07/24 VPB-124 LT Gilbert E. Miller 1/2 Oscar 2 km north of Cheju Do
45/07/26 0945(I) VPB123 LTJG Terence P. Cassidy Tojo 34-20N 129-33E
45/07/26 0945(I) VPB123 LTJG Terence P. Cassidy Tojo 34-20N 129-33E
45/07/31 1310(K) VPB121 LT Albert H. Magie, Jr. 1/2 Zeke 35-34N 140-38E
45/07/31 1310(K) VPB121 LT Richard V. Donahue 1/2 Zeke 35-34N 140-38E
45/08/03 1426(K) VPB121 LCDR Raymond J. Pflum 1/2 Pete Sagami Nada
45/08/03 1426(K) VPB121 LT Ralph E. Ettinger 1/2 Pete Sagami Nada
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Date of Time of Squadron Rank First M. Last Name of PPC Enemy Location of Action
Action Action Name I. Aircraft Type
45/08/03 1428(K) VPB121 LCDR Raymond D. Pflum 1/2 Pete Sagami Nada
45/08/03 1428(K) VPB121 LT Ralph E. Ettinger 1/2 Pete Sagami Nada
45/08/08 1445(I) VPB117 LT Raymond L. Klassy Nell Bein Hoa A/D, Saigon Area
45/08/11 1350(K) VPB121 LT Thomas G. Allen Zeke 3514N 13929E
Notes:
1. Japanese aircraft designations for Allied Code Names for Japanese aircraft:
Ann: Mitsubishi Ki-30, Army Type 97 Light Bomber
Babs: Mitsubishi C5M, Navy Type 98 Reconnaissance or Ki-15, Army Type 97
Betty: There were 4 Japanese designations for the Betty:
Mitsubishi G4M1/G4M3, Navy Type 1 Attack Bomber
Mitsubishi G6M1, Navy Type 1 Wingtip Convoy Fighter
Mitsubishi G6M1-K, Navy Type 1 Large Land Trainer
Mitsubishi G6M1-L2, Navy Type 1 Transport
Dave: Nakajima E8N, Navy Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane
Dinah: Mitsubishi Ki-46, Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane
Emily: Kawanishi H8K, Navy Type 2 Flying Boat
Frances: There were 3 Japanese designations for the Frances:
Yokosuka P1Y, Navy Bomber Ginga
Yokosuka P1Y1-S, Navy Night Fighter Byakko
Yokosuka P1Y2-S, Navy Night Fighter Kyokko
Frank: Mitsubishi TK-4, Army Type 0 Special Twin-engine Fighter or Nakajima Ki-84, Army Type 0 Special Twin-engine Fighter
George: Kawanishi N1K1-J/N1K5-J, Navy Interceptor Fighter Shiden and Shiden Kai
Hamp: Mitsubishi A6M3, Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter Model 32 *
Hap: Mitsubishi A6M3, Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter Model 32 *
Helen: Nakajima Ki-49, Army Type 100 Heavy Bomber Donryu
Irving: Nakajima J1N1-C and R, Navy Type 2 Reconnaissance or J1N1-S, Navy Fighter Gekko
Jack: Mitsubishi J2M, Navy Interceptor Fighter Raiden
Jake: Aichi E13A, Navy Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane
Jill: Nakajima B6N, Navy Carrier Attack Bomber Tenzan
Judy: Yokosuka D4Y1-C/D4Y2-Ca, Navy Type 2 Carrier reconnaissance or D4Y, Navy Carrier Bomber Suisei
Kate: Nakajima B5N, Navy Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber
K11W: Kyushu K11W Shiragiku Single Engine Trainer
Lorna: Kyushu Q1W, Navy Patrol Plane Tokai
Mavis: Kawanishi H6K, Navy Type 97 Flying Boat
Nate: Nakajima Ki-27, Army Type 97 Fighter
Nell: Mitsubishi G3M, Navy Type 96 Attack Bomber or Yokosuka L3Y, Navy Type 96 Transport
Nick: Kawasaki Ki-45 KAI, Army Type 2 Two-seat Fighter Toryu
Oscar: Nakajima Ki-43, Army Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa€
Paul: Aichi E16A, Navy Reconnaissance Seaplane Zuiun
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Pete: Mitsubishi F1M, Navy Type 0 Observation Seaplane
Rex: Kawanishi N1K, Navy Fighter Seaplane Kyofu
Rufe: Nakajima A6M2-N, Navy Type 2 Fighter Seaplane
Sally: Mitsubishi Ki-21, Army Type 97 Heavy Bomber €
Sonia: Mitsubishi Ki-51, Army Type 99 Assault Plane
Stella: Kokusai Ki-76, Army Type 3 Command Liaison Plane
Tabby: Douglas L2D, Navy Type 0 Transport
Tess: Douglas DC-2
Tojo: Nakajima Ki-44, Army Type 2 Single-seat Fighter Shoki
Tony: Kawasaki Ki-61, Army Type 3 Fighter Hien
Topsy: Mitsubishi Ki-57, Army Type 100 Transport or L4M, Navy Type 0 Transport
Val: Aichi D3A, Navy Type 99 Carrier Bomber
Zeke: Mitsubishi A6M, Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter Reisen (Zero Fighter)
Zero: The Mitsubishi A6M was known as the Zero Fighter. However, Zero was not an Allied Code name, see Zeke.
* The Mitsubishi A6M3 was first identified with the Allied Code Hap. It was later changed to Hamp and finally coded Zeke 32.
€ Also have been known as Jim in one theater of the war.
€ Had been known as Jane before Sally.
2. German aircraft designations
Ju 88C-6
He 177 A3
3. The time zone symbols show the time zone being used by the reporting authority. In some cases, due to the International dateline, this can cause the action to be reported as a different day
when comparing Japanese records with American records.
Time zone designations:
LCT: Local Civil Time
GCT: Greenwich Civil Time
GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
The use of a letter, such as L, K, I, W, and Z, represents the number of hours offset from the Greenwich time reference and is indicative of how the time is recorded on the original report.
4. Miscellaneous acronyms:
mi: mile or miles
brg: bearing
PPC: Patrol Plane Commander
5. Squadron designations:
VP: patrol squadron
VPB: patrol bombing squadron
VD: photographic squadron
VMD: Marine Corps photographic squadron
VB: bombing squadron
VMF(N): Marine Corps night fighter squadron
VH: rescue squadron
6. M. I. (Middle Initial) Column: In some cases the Middle Initial will be shown with quotation marks and without a period, such as €œB€. This means the individual had only been given an initial for
their middle name and did not have an actual middle name.
APPENDIX 4 727
PBY Catalinas
Squadron Number of Shoot Downs
VP-14 2
VP-22 1
VP-23 1
VP-24 3
VP-42 1
VP-43 2
VP-44 1
VP-63 1
VP-101 6
PV Ventura/Harpoon
Squadron Number of Shoot Downs
VMF(N)-531 12
VB-135 2
VB-136 1
VPB-137 2
VB-138 1
VB-148 3
PBM Mariners
Squadron Number of Shoot Downs
VPB-18 10
VPB-21 1
VPB-26 1
VPB-208 4
VH-3 1
PB4Y Liberator/Privateer
Squadron Number of Shoot Downs
VMD-154 2
VP-51/VB-101/VPB-101* 27
VB-102/VPB-102€ 27
VB-103 2
VB-104/VPB-104€ 52
VB-105 2
VB-106/VBP-106€ 17
VB-108/VPB-108€ 22
VB-109/VPB-109€ 10
VB-110 1
VPB-11 17
VB-115/VPB-115€ 18
VB-116/VPB-116€ 19
VPB-117 58
VPB-118 9
VPB-119 8
VPB-121 4
VPB-123 9
VPB-124 4
VD-1 2
VD-3 9
VD-4 4
PB2Y Coronados
Squadron Number of Shoot Downs
VP-13/VPB-13€ 7
728 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS€"Volume 2
Table 2
Air-to-Air Shoot Downs by Aircraft Type and Squadrons
Notes:
* VP-51 was redesignated VB-101 on 1 March 1943. VB-101 was then redesignated VPB-101 on 1 October 1944.
€ All Bombing Squadrons (VB designations with three digit numbers) were redesignated Patrol Bombing Squadrons (VPB) on 1 October 1944.
€ VP-13 was redesignated VPB-13 on 1 October 1944.
Table 3
PB4Y Crews with Five or More Shoot Downs
Squadron: VD3 PPC: LCDR Neil C. Porter (1)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
43/12/29 0100GCT Zeke Kwajalein Atoll
44/01/29 0230GCT 1/2 Hamp Maloelap Atoll
44/01/29 0230GCT 1/2 Zeke Maloelap Atoll
44/05/07 0115GCT 3 Zeke SE of Guam
Squadron: VB-115 PPC: LT Paul J. Bruneau (2)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/04/23 0244GCT Betty 0445N 15015E
44/05/19 0015GCT Zeke Satawan Island
44/06/09 1315(K) Tess 0450N 13028E
44/06/09 1315(K) Tess 0450N 13028E
44/06/12 1145(K) Tess 0308N 12928E
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LTJG Sheldon L. Sutton (3)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/12 1400(I) Tony 1223N 12059E
44/12/24 1200(I) Jake 2130N 12240E
44/12/24 1355(I) Pete 2130N 12103E
45/01/05 1850(I) Jake 15SSN 11935E
45/01/05 1915(I) Jake 1530N 11935E
45/01/08 1300(I) Jake 1130N 10915E
45/01/21 0730(I) (Kate) Jill 2655N 12800E
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LT Daniel E. Moore (4)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/02 0930(I) Zeke 1352N 12005E
44/12/06 0912(l) Jake 1140N 12340E
44/12/17 1800(I) 2 Tess 1138N 12325E
45/01/07 1235(I) Pete 2220N 12000E
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LCDR Harold M. McGaughey (5)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/07 1215(I) Jake 1329N 12007E
44/12/12 1755(I) Tess 1103N 12420E
45/01/03 1310(I) Nell 1048N 10808E
45/02/07 1400(I) Paul 1145N 10915E
45/02/10 1410(I) Jake 1245N 10930E
APPENDIX 4 729
PB4Y Crews with Five or More Shoot Downs€"Continued
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LTJG Jan B. Carter (6)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/10 1515(I) Judy Over Capiz, Panay
Island, P.I.
44/12/28 1045(I) Topsy 2152N 12012E
44/12/30 1050(I) Jake 2040N 12147E
44/12/30 1116(I) Val 2047N 12142E
45/02/11 1315(I) Jake 1130N 10855E
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LT Thomas J. Hyland (7)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
45/02/20 1303(I) Jake 1148N 10915E
45/02/20 1315(I) Jake 1150N 10910E
45/02/27 1845(I) Jake 1035N 10740E
45/03/04 1130(I) 2 Nell 1215N 10913E
Squadron: VPB-104 PPC: LT Paul F. Stevens (8)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/31 1245(I) (Val) Nate 2430N 12330E
45/02/05 1210(I) Val 0311N 11303E
45/03/04 1035(I) Paul 2812N 12930E
45/03/10 1040(I) Val 2030N 11050E
45/03/17 1614(I) Jake 2920N 12220E
45/03/17 1650(I) Emily 2740N 12100E
Notes:
(1) It appears the top turret gunner in LCDR Porter€s crew, ARM2 Paul A. Ganshirt, was involved in all five shoot downs. The same aircraft
PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 32007, was flown during all the air-to-air engagements.
(2) The squadron€s commanding officer was aboard LT Bruneau€s aircraft during the crew€s first shoot down.
(3) The fourth claim for LTJG Sutton and his crew involved an aircraft that crashed due to being trapped against a mountain wall during the
encounter.
(4) The bow turret gunner in LT Moore€s crew, Seaman First Class Richard H. Thomas, was involved in all five shoot downs.
(5) LCDR McGaughey and his crew were shot down and killed on 17 February 1945 due to antiaircraft fire. LCDR McGaughey had different
crew members aboard the aircraft during the five separate air-to-air encounters. Five of the eight gunners with credits for those shoot
downs were lost on 17 February.
(6) LTJG Carter€s crew for the first shoot down was completely different from his crew during his follow-on engagements.
(7) All of LT Hyland€s shoot downs were supported by photographs. For the first two shoot downs he and his crew flew
PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 38963. On the third shoot down he flew PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 38757 and for the last two
shoot downs it was a PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 38861.
(8) For LT Stevens and his crew, the final shoot down was against an H8K (Emily) that was carrying Vice Admiral
Yamagata, IJN, and his staff. VADM Yamagata and most of his staff were lost in this shoot down.
730 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS€"Volume 2
PB4Y Crews with Five or More Shoot Downs€"Continued
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LTJG Jan B. Carter (6)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/10 1515(I) Judy Over Capiz, Panay
Island, P.I.
44/12/28 1045(I) Topsy 2152N 12012E
44/12/30 1050(I) Jake 2040N 12147E
44/12/30 1116(I) Val 2047N 12142E
45/02/11 1315(I) Jake 1130N 10855E
Squadron: VPB-117 PPC: LT Thomas J. Hyland (7)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
45/02/20 1303(I) Jake 1148N 10915E
45/02/20 1315(I) Jake 1150N 10910E
45/02/27 1845(I) Jake 1035N 10740E
45/03/04 1130(I) 2 Nell 1215N 10913E
Squadron: VPB-104 PPC: LT Paul F. Stevens (8)
Date of Action Time of Action Enemy Aircraft Type Location of Action
44/12/31 1245(I) (Val) Nate 2430N 12330E
45/02/05 1210(I) Val 0311N 11303E
45/03/04 1035(I) Paul 2812N 12930E
45/03/10 1040(I) Val 2030N 11050E
45/03/17 1614(I) Jake 2920N 12220E
45/03/17 1650(I) Emily 2740N 12100E
Notes:
(1) It appears the top turret gunner in LCDR Porter€s crew, ARM2 Paul A. Ganshirt, was involved in all five shoot downs. The same aircraft
PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 32007, was flown during all the air-to-air engagements.
(2) The squadron€s commanding officer was aboard LT Bruneau€s aircraft during the crew€s first shoot down.
(3) The fourth claim for LTJG Sutton and his crew involved an aircraft that crashed due to being trapped against a mountain wall during the
encounter.
(4) The bow turret gunner in LT Moore€s crew, Seaman First Class Richard H. Thomas, was involved in all five shoot downs.
(5) LCDR McGaughey and his crew were shot down and killed on 17 February 1945 due to antiaircraft fire. LCDR McGaughey had different
crew members aboard the aircraft during the five separate air-to-air encounters. Five of the eight gunners with credits for those shoot
downs were lost on 17 February.
(6) LTJG Carter€s crew for the first shoot down was completely different from his crew during his follow-on engagements.
(7) All of LT Hyland€s shoot downs were supported by photographs. For the first two shoot downs he and his crew flew
PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 38963. On the third shoot down he flew PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 38757 and for the last two
shoot downs it was a PB4Y-1, Bureau Number 38861.
(8) For LT Stevens and his crew, the final shoot down was against an H8K (Emily) that was ca

BaldieJr
11-16-2005, 07:31 AM
Burden of proof lies on the claimer. Dont be so emotional.

berg417448
11-16-2005, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
I waqs wonderwing if anyone had any good information on the total number of kills claimed by the RAF and USAAF in the theatres that they flew in. Something broken down by plane type would also be excellent.

At the moment I seem to be drawing a blank with my normally reliable google-fu. A friend I am corresponding with claims 32,020 USAAF kills in the ETO alone, while simultaneously arguing that the RAF scored around 7% of this (or just 2% of this if you discount the BoB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif ). Normally I just laugh these things off, but his persistence has earned my ire, and now I'm appealing for help in getting the facts straight.

Based on its own web-site the USAAF claims 15,647 kills for fighter aerial engagements during the war, in all theatres. This doesn't include losses to bomber guns, so this could still be substantially higher. My friend claims that the Germans admitted to suffereing over 13,200 losses to the defensive fire from bombers, a claim I find dubious in the least.

Can anyone help me out?


I think this may help you:

http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/wwwroot/aafsd/aafsd_pdf/t167.pdf


Further Tables here:

http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/wwwroot/aafsd/aafsd_list_...bles_operations.html (http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/wwwroot/aafsd/aafsd_list_of_tables_operations.html)

Fox_3
11-16-2005, 09:13 AM
Hope this may be of use.

http://www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm

horseback
11-16-2005, 10:17 AM
The whole business of claims, victories, and kills is murky, and just plain subjective.

If a fighter is over enemy territory, engages and disables an enemy aircraft that spins out of control, smoking heavily, into the cloud base 1000m below, how do you score that? If you're escorting bombers and there are more e/a about, you aren't going to follow him down to make sure of a 'kill'-there's still work to do, and getting low and slow is hazardous to your health.

Even if the enemy pilot regains control of his aircraft below the cloud cover, he is still hors de combat. His aircraft is damaged, he himself may be wounded; he is done for the day.

BUT: he survives, his aircraft is (mostly) recoverable, and his unit history reports no loss, because to do so would make the unit look less effective to Headquarters, limit the CO's chances of advancement, etc. The record indicates that this sort of thing happened on both sides at variious times.

Is it a victory, at least in the tactical sense, but not a kill, or is it a "damaged e/a"?

It was scored both ways on all sides. It was simply a matter of chance, and the manner of evidence. Eyewitnesses, clear guncamera film, the pilot's previous record were all factors.

But in my opinion, taking the enemy aircraft out of the fight counts as a victory, but not a 'kill'. The fight was won decisively, but not totally.

This would apply to bombers' gunners, in a lot of cases. If your aircraft gets hit by a burst of MG fire, you are probably going to decide that you've done your duty for the fatherland for that day, because you can't tell how badly your plane has been damaged. You're heading for home, as long as you have a choice.

60 years later, how do we know exactly what happened if the written report of the defeated pilot is not available (and if he was hospitalized, would he make a report)? Is it truly just a matter of aircraft totally destroyed and pilots killed?

cheers

horseback

249th_Harrier
11-16-2005, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by horseback:
The whole business of claims, victories, and kills is murky, and just plain subjective.

If a fighter is over enemy territory, engages and disables an enemy aircraft that spins out of control, smoking heavily, into the cloud base 1000m below, how do you score that? If you're escorting bombers and there are more e/a about, you aren't going to follow him down to make sure of a 'kill'-there's still work to do, and getting low and slow is hazardous to your health.

Even if the enemy pilot regains control of his aircraft below the cloud cover, he is still hors de combat. His aircraft is damaged, he himself may be wounded; he is done for the day.

BUT: he survives, his aircraft is (mostly) recoverable, and his unit history reports no loss, because to do so would make the unit look less effective to Headquarters, limit the CO's chances of advancement, etc. The record indicates that this sort of thing happened on both sides at variious times.

Is it a victory, at least in the tactical sense, but not a kill, or is it a "damaged e/a"?

It was scored both ways on all sides. It was simply a matter of chance, and the manner of evidence. Eyewitnesses, clear guncamera film, the pilot's previous record were all factors.

But in my opinion, taking the enemy aircraft out of the fight counts as a victory, but not a 'kill'. The fight was won decisively, but not totally.

This would apply to bombers' gunners, in a lot of cases. If your aircraft gets hit by a burst of MG fire, you are probably going to decide that you've done your duty for the fatherland for that day, because you can't tell how badly your plane has been damaged. You're heading for home, as long as you have a choice.

60 years later, how do we know exactly what happened if the written report of the defeated pilot is not available (and if he was hospitalized, would he make a report)? Is it truly just a matter of aircraft totally destroyed and pilots killed?

cheers

horseback

I agree with horseback here. I have a few books which closely research a few engagements and try to tell what actual losses were from available documents. The difference between claims and actual losses ranges from "in-the-ballpark" to "comical". No one will ever know the total number of "kills" there were, even if you could make a clear definition of what constitutes a "kill". Kill counts are sometimes used in forum discussions to establish some kind of bragging rights, but in reality they are only relevant in a very general sense. If you want to talk about meaningful numbers for victory in the air, then total sorties per side, and pilot and aircraft loss per sortie, especially losses compared to available strength and rate of replacement, are much more meaningful.

DaimonSyrius
11-16-2005, 11:38 AM
The thread title made me wonder who the Calims were and why you suggest killing them by theatrical means, besides aerial http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

There's no numbers in this site (http://www.wilk4.com/humor/talbott_kill_claims.htm), but IMO it gives good reasons about 'claims' inaccuracies (it's about kill claims made by bomber crews, btw). For instance (among others, technical and political):

The Luftwaffe had the absolutely worst signals intelligence security of any of the German services. We read their signals easily. Consequently, we knew as soon as the following day, how effective our defensive fire was by reading Luftwaffe maintenance availability reports. These were sent by radio in the Occupied Counties and by telephone in Germany proper. It is hard to claim we shot down 100 fighters when enemy signals traffic shows only 10 lost and 20 damaged-but that's what we did. Why? Because we wanted the crews to think they were hurting the people shooting them down. How can you ask people to take such horrendous casualties and at the same time tell them "Boys, you're only stinging them." The maintenance of this necessary deception was essential to the conduct of the campaign. Since then it has entered into WWII mythology.

Cheers,
S.