USAF Losses in Southeast Asia
By Type and Cause
1 February 1962 to 31 October 1973

References:

The Vietnam War Almanac by John T. Correll in Air Force Magazine, September 2004

Aircraft Losses by Type

Source: USAF Operations Report, Nov. 30, 1973.

Notes: "Other SEA" includes Laos. South Vietnam. Thailand, and Cambodia. B-52 losses include two at Kadena AB, Japan, and two at Andersen AFB. Guam, while supporting Arc Light operations.

Aircraft Type

North Vietnam
Combat Losses

Other SEA
Combat Losses

Total
Combat Losses

Operational Losses

Total Aircraft Losses

A-1

18

132

150

41

191

AC-47

0

17

17

2

19

AC-119

0

2

2

4

6

AC-130

0

6

6

0

6

B-52

18

0

18

12

30

B-57

5

33

38

18

56

C/UC-123

0

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

0

47

47

16

63

RF-4

38

38

76

7

83

RF-101

27

6

33

6

39

Other

16

132

148

107

255

Total

625

1,112

1,737

518

2,255

Aircraft Losses by Cause

Source: USAF Operations Summary, November 1973.

Notes: Seven of the "other combat" losses shown here are listed in some accounts as aerial combat losses, which would raise that total to 74.

Fiscal Year

Ground Fire

Ground Attack on Air Bases

Surface-to-Air Missiles

Aerial Combat

Other Combat

Operational

Total

1962-66

298

21

9

4

0

125

457

1967

276

6

26

16

0

77

401

1968

275

45

19

22

10

91

462

1969

234

14

0

0

1

77

326

1970

177

3

0

1

0

76

257

1971

73

1

2

0

0

27

103

1972

72

2

24

14

1

19

132

1973

38

4

30

10

9

25

116

1974

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Total

1,443

96

110

67

21

518

2,255