U.S. Air Losses, Vietnam War

 

U.S.A.F. Losses by Type
  North Vietnam Other
S.E.A.
Total Combat Losses Operational Losses Total
A-1 18 132 150 41 191
AC-47 - 17 17 2 19
AC-119 - 2 2 4 6
AC-130 - 6 6 - 6
B-52 18 - 18 12 30
B-57 5 33 38 18 56
C/UC-123 - 21 21 32 53
C-130 2 32 34 21 55
F-4 193 189 382 63 445
F-100 16 182 198 45 243
F-105 282 52 334 63 397
HH-3 3 7 10 4 14
HH-43 1 9 10 4 14
HH-53 1 8 9 1 10
O-1 2 120 122 50 172
O-2 3 79 82 22 104
OV-10 - 47 47 16 63
RF-4 38 38 76 7 83
RF-101 27 6 33 6 39
Other 16 132 148 107 225
Total 625 1,112 1,737 518 2,255

 

U.S.A.F. Losses by Cause
Fiscal Year Ground Fire Ground Attack on Air Bases Surface-to-Air Missiles Aerial Combat Other Combat Operational Total
1966-66 298 21 9 4 - 125 457
1967 276 6 26 16 - 77 401
1968 275 45 19 22 10 91 462
1969 234 14 - - 1 77 326
1970 177 3 - 1 - 76 257
1971 73 1 2 - - 27 103
1972 72 2 24 14 1 19 132
1973 38 4 30 10 9 25 116
1974 - - - - - 1 1
Total 1,443 96 110 67 21 518 2,255

 

U.S.N. Losses by Type
  North Vietnam Other
S.E.A.
Total Combat Losses Operational Losses Total Damage
A-1 36 12 48 - - 291
A-4 172 23 195 - - 942
A-6 38 13 51 - - 158
A-7 39 16 55 - - 107
F-4 64 11 75 - - 237
F-8 54 4 58 - - 196
Other 41 15 56 - - 216
Total 444 94 538 341 879 2,147

 

U.S.M.C. Losses by Type
  North Vietnam Other
S.E.A.
Total Combat Losses Operational Losses Total Damage
A/TA-4 7 55 62 - - 609
A-6 10 5 16 - - 52
F-4 7 58 65 - - 671
F-8 2 8 10 - - 118
Other 3 15 20 - - 421
Total 29 144 173 80 253 1,871

 

V.N.A.F. Losses
  Total
A-1 225
A-37 38
AC-47 9
C-7 6
C/EC-47 17
C/AC-119 8
C-123 11
CH/HH-34 140
CH-47 10
F/RF-5 18
O-1 152
O-2 2
T-41 1
U-6 10
U-17 39
UH-1 332
Total 1,018

 

Notes:

(1) U.S.A.F. dates 1.2.62 - 31.10.73; U.S.N./U.S.M.C. dates 1.62 - 6.73; South Vietnamese A.F. dates 1.1.64 - 30.9.73.

Source: Vietnam War Almanac; U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Fixed-Wing Aircraft Losses and Damage in Southeast Asia (1962-1973).