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Old 14th March 2019, 09:09
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french air force losses in indochina 1945-1954

Hello,

I'm looking for informations about the number of aircraft lost during the Indochina war by the french air force

PS: I 've these informations for the french naval aviation (Aéronautique navale)

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Re: french air force losses in indochina 1945-1954

Hello!
I have the losses for the F8F "Bearcat" and a few from the A-26 "Invader".
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Re: french air force losses in indochina 1945-1954

Hello!

F8F-1B "Bearcat" losses:

GC 1/9 9 planes (combat and accicdent)

GC 3/6 9

GC 1/8 & 1/22 27

GC 2/8 & 2/22 12

GC 1/21 6

GC 2/9 & 2/21 7

EROM 13

Pilots: 23 KIA, 11 WIA, 2 PoW (one died in Camp)

The first 44 F8F came to Saigon with USS Windham Bay (CVE-92) 6.2.1951
The second charge with 46 F8F came with USS Sithoh Bay (CVE-86) 25.3.51

F8F where in action between February 1951 and July 1954.
As my knocklege 291 F8F-1 served with the french Airforce in Indochina.
One 11. August 1954 142 "Bearcat" where still in action.

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Old 24th April 2019, 08:51
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Re: french air force losses in indochina 1945-1954

Thank you very much, i have the losses for the Hellcat of the Armée de l'Air and i'm working on the B 26 Invader.
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