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Contributed by ACIG Team   
Aug 25, 2007 at 04:26 PM
List of confirmed, claimed, and probable air-to-air victories scored by the US pilots during the Cold War, 1948-1989, as well as during the subsequent wars in Yugoslavia, 1994-1999.

Last Update: February 2011


DateUnitAircraftPilotRIOWeaponVictimCountry
4Sep50 VF-53 F4U E.Laney   20mm A-20 36.MTAPS V-VS
18Nov52 VF-781 F9F-5 J.Middleton   20mm MiG-15 V-VS
18Nov52 VF-781 F9F-5 E.Williams   20mm MiG-15 V-VS
1953 67 FBS F-86F     12.7mm MiG-15 DPRKAF
1953 67 FBS F-86F     12.7mm MiG-15 DPRKAF
1953 67 FBS F-86F     12.7mm MiG-15 DPRKAF
1953 67 FBS F-86F     12.7mm MiG-15 DPRKAF
27Jan54 335 FIS F-86F B.E.Beecroft   12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
23Jul54 VF-54 AD-4 R.M.Tatham^   20mm La-7 PLAAF
23Jul54 VF-54 AD-4 R.R.Crooks^   20mm La-7 PLAAF
23Jul54 VF-54 AD-4 J.L.Damien^   20mm La-7 PLAAF
5Feb55   F-86     12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
5Feb55   F-86     12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
21Sep56 Grumman F-11F-1 T.Attridge   20mm Self Fratricide
Late 1960s USN F-8 H.Satrapa   20mm F-8 Fratricide
7Apr61 ANG F-100     AIM-9B B-52B SAC/USAF
9Apr65 VF-96 F-4B T.Murphy R.Fagan AIM-7E MiG-17 PLAAF
28Apr65 55SRW/USAF RB-47H 59-3290 D.Mattison / R.J.Rodgers H.N.Dubuy (gunner) 20mm MiG-17F DPRKAF
20Jun73 NAMTC F-14A     AIM-7E Self Fratricide
4Oct73 CVW-1/USN F-4J ? ? collision Tu-16 V-DA
20Jul74 VF-74/103 F-4J     maneuver F-5A 111PM/EPA
22Jul74 VF-21 F-4J     AIM-9 SH-3D (HC-1) Fratricide
76 or 77 ? F-111     Missile CF-5 or F-5 ? Fratricide
17Aug78 VF-74 F-4J     AIM-9 F-4J (Wingman) Fratricide
Sep80 VF-143 F-14A     AIM-9 F-4E IRIAF
19Aug81 VF-41 F-14A AJ107 L.Mucynski J.Anderson AIM-9L Su-22M-3K 1032 Sqn LARAF
19Aug81 VF-41 F-14A AJ102 H.Kleeman D.Venlet AIM-9L Su-22M-3K 1032 Sqn LARAF
19Aug81 VF-84 F-14A E.Andrews ? Lock-on MiG-25PD 1025FS/LARAF
19Aug81 VF-41 F-14A J.Thomas P.Williamson Lock-on MiG-25PD 1025FS/LARAF
16Jun83 11th ACR AH-1G     Maneuver Mi-24D V-FA
10Oct85 VF-103 F-14A AA205 ? ? forced down B737 Egypt Air
10Oct85 VF-74/103 F-14A ? ? Maneuver F-104G AMI**
Mar86 VF-33 F-14A T.Bucchi Haimgartner Maneuver MiG-25PD 1025FS/LARAF
8Aug87 VF-21 F-14A B.Ferran ? AIM-7F, AIM-7M F-4E 91stTFS/91stTFW IRIAF
4Jan89 VF-32 F-14A AC202 H.Cook S.Collins AIM-7M MiG-23MF 1050 Sqn LARAF
4Jan89 VF-32 F-14A AC207 J.Connely L.Enright AIM-9M MiG-23MF 1050 Sqn LARAF
22Sep89 USN F-14A ? ? AIM-9L RF-4C USAF
22Mar91 53TFS/36TFW F-15C R.Hehemann   Maneuver PC-9 107Sqn/IrAAC (pilot OK)
27Dec92 33 FS F-16D 90-0778 Lt.Col. Gary North   AIM-120A MiG-25 IrAF
17Jan93 F-16C 86-0262 Craig Stevenson   AIM-120A MiG-23 IrAF
28Feb94 86FS/526FW F-16C 89-2137 B.Wright   AIM-120A J-21 RVRS (Pesic KIA)
28Feb94 86FS/526FW F-16C 89-2137 B.Wright   AIM-120A J-21 RVRS (Zaric KIA)
28Feb94 86FS/526FW F-16C 89-2137 B.Wright   AIM-9M J-21 RVRS (Sisarica KIA)
28Feb94 86FS/526FW F-16C ?   See notes J-21 RVRS (pilot?)
28Feb94 86FS/526FW F-16C 89-2009 S.Allen   AIM-9M J-21 RVRS (pilot?)
14Apr94 53FS/52FW F-15C E.Wickson   AIM-120A UH-60A US Army
14Apr94 53FS/52FW F-15C R.May   AIM-9M UH-60A US Army
1996 USN F/A-18 ?   Drop tank TA-4 USN
8Feb99 USN F/A-18 ? ? ? F/A-18C USN
24Mar99 493EFS/48FW F-15C 86-0169 C.Rodriguez   AIM-120C MiG-29 18112 127.lpe/JRViPVO (Arizanov OK)
24Mar99 493EFS/48FW F-15C 86-0159 M.Shower   AIM-120C MiG-29 18111 127.lpe/JRViPVO (Nikolic OK)
26Mar99 493EFS/48FW F-15C 86-156 J.Hwang   AIM-120C MiG-29 18113 127.lpe/JRViPVO (Radosavljevic KIA)
26Mar99 493EFS/48FW F-15C 86-156 J.Hwang   AIM-120C MiG-29 18114 127.lpe/JRViPVO (Peric OK)
4May99 78EFS/20FW F-16C 91-0353 M.Geczy   AIM-120C MiG-29 18109 127.lpe/JRViPVO (Pavlovic KIA)
01Apr01 VQ-1 EP-3E S.Osborn J.Vignery (co-pilot) Collision J-8II PLAF
11Sep01 USAF F-16C     Forced down B747 ? (Over Wash.DC)
11Sep01 CAF CF-18A     Forced down B747 KAL (Alaska)
4Jul03 USN F/A-18C     intercepted F-16A TNI-AU
25Feb09 USAF F-16C ?   20 mm Ababil 3 UAV IRGCASF
13Sep09 USAF F-15E ?   AIM-9 MQ-9 Reaper UAV USAF (non responsive)

Additional details from

- Rick Morgan

- Greg Jarrells

- David Lednicer

- VFW Magazine

- Scott Barnes for the AH-1G incident, details of which are still classified.


Notes:

Missile missed the J-21 but the aircraft subsequently crashed due to fuel starvation



Confirmed entries are in GREEN
Claims and unconfirmed entries are in WHITE
Damaged and Close Calls entries are in VIOLET
Fratricide entries are in LIGHT BLUE
 


USN F-14A Tomcat AJ107
Above and bellow: the USN F-14A Tomcats played a dominant role in ÚS operations against Libya, in the 1980s, and scored four kills against Libyan Su-22 and MiG-23 fighters. Above is the "Fast Eagle 107", the plane flown by Lts. Muczinski and Anderson during the engagement on 19 August 1981. Bellow is "Gipsy 202", flown by Lt. Cook and Lt.Cdr. Collins on 4 January 1989. (all artworks by Tom Cooper)
USN F-14A Tomcat AC202
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