Reconnaissance Aircraft attacked, damaged or shot down

Date Type Unit Location Claimed By Notes
15 Nov 45 PBM-5 USN Port Arthur Unknown Shot at but escaped
20 Feb 46 PBM-5 USN VP-26 Darien Unknown Damaged but escaped
22 Apr 46 C-47 USAAF Tullin, Nr Vienna Shot at but escaped None
9 Aug 46 C-47 USAAF Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Dragomir Zecevic in a YAK-3 Shot at and crash landed 5 Survivors
19 Aug 46 C-47 USAAF Near Bled Yugoslavia Vladimir Vodopivec in a YAK-3 5 Fatalities
1946 Dakota RAF Near Nis Yugoslavia Zelijko Cermelj in a YAK-3 Forced to land
27 Oct 48 P-38 Lightning Italian Air Force Yugoslavia Unknown Disappeared on a sortie
7 Jan 49 Spitfire FR18 x 4 Royal Air Force Sinai near Faluja Israel Spitfires Shot down on a recce sortie
22 Oct 49 RB-29 USAF Sea of Japan Shot at but escaped None
8 Apr 50 PB4Y-2 USN Baltic Sea Lt Ivan, St Ltís Dokin, Gerasimov & Lt Sataev all in La-11s 10 Fatalities at least 8 crewmembers were sighted in prison, but all subsequently disappeared
24 Apr 50 P-38 USAAF Unknown Mj Keleinikov claimed as shot down but unconfirmed None
Apr 50 B-26 USAF Unknown P Dushin Claimed as shot down but unconfirmed
Apr 50 B-26 USAF Unknown V Sidorov Claimed as shot down but unconfirmed
Apr 50 F-51 x 2 USAF Unknown Nikolia N Guzhov Claimed as shot down but unconfirmed
11 May 50 B-24 USAF Unknown Kap II Shinkarenko Claimed as shot down but unconfirmed
15 Jul 50 RB-29 USAF Nr Permskoye airfield Unknown Shot at but escaped
4 Sep 50 Twin-Engined Bomber Soviet Korean West coast nr 38th parallel Unknown Approached and fired at USN formation and was then shot down crew presumed dead
8 Oct 50 F-80 x 2 USAF Nr Vladivostok Unknown Allegedly strafed an airfield - unconfirmed
4 Dec 50 RB-45C USAF Nr Antung, N Korea Unknown Unknown
6 Nov 51 P2V-3 USN Nr Vladivostok Lukashyev & Shchukin 10 fatalties
18 Nov 51 C-47 USAF Nr Papa in Hungary St Lt Kalugin in MiG-15 Forced to land no casualties
1 Apr 52 Unknown USN China Sea Unknown Shot at but escaped
29 Apr 52 DC-4 Air France Nr Berlin Two MiG-15s Shot at aircraft damaged, 3 wounded
13 Jun 52 RB-29 USAF Sea of Japan Kap Fedotov & St Lt Proskurin 12 fatalities a member of the crew was sighted in prison.
16 Jun 52 PBY-5A Sweden Baltic Sea Unknown Casualties unknown
13 Jul 52 DC-3 Sweden Baltic Sea Kap Osinskii Casualties unknown
31 Jul 52 PBM-5S2 USN Formosa Unknown Shot at but escaped
20 Sep 52 P4Y-2S USN China coast H Zhongdao Shot at but escaped
7 Oct 52 RB-29 USAF Nr Kurile Islands St Ltís Zheryakov & Lesnov 8 fatalities
8 Oct 52 C-47 USAF Nr Berlin Unknown Shot at but escaped
23 Nov 52 P4Y-2S USN Shanhai Unknown Shot at but escaped
29 Nov 52 C-47 CIA China Unknown 2 fatalities
12 Jan 53 B-29 USAF Manchuria Unknown 3 fatalities
18 Jan 53 P2-V5 USN Nr Formosa Unknown Shot down by ground fire - 6 fatalities
10 Mar 53 F-84G USAF W Germany nr Czech border Jaroslav Sramek One F-84G shot down by a MiG-15, pilot ejected and survived
12 Mar 53 Lincoln RAF W Germany Nr Elbe Unknown Shot down by Soviet MiG-15s 7 fatalities None
17 Mar 53 Viking BEA Nr Berlin Unknown Shot at by Soviet MiG-15s but escaped
22 Mar 53 B-50 USAF Unknown Unknown Shot at by Soviet MiG-15s but escaped
15 Mar 53 RB-50 USAF Kamchatka Unknown Shot at by Soviet MiG-15s but escaped
29 Jul 53 RB-50 USAF Sea of Japan near Vladivostok St Lts Rybakov & Yablonovskii Shot down by Soviet MiG-15s 1 survivor, 15 fatalities
Aug 53 Canberra RAF Near Kapustin Yar Unknown Aircraft shot at and damaged by MiGs - unconfirmed
17 Aug 53 T-6 USAF Korea Unknown Shot down by N Korean ground fire 1 fatality, 1 survivor
2 Oct 53 PBM-5 USN Yellow Sea Unknown Shot at by Soviet MiG-15s but escaped
30 Dec 53 F-86 x 4 USAF Korea Unknown Shot at by four Mig-15s but escaped
27 Jan 54 RB-45C USAF Yellow Sea Lt Eric Beecroft Shot at by MiG-15s but escaped 1 MiG shot down by F-86
12 Mar 54 AD-4 x 2 USAF Near Czech border Unknown Shot at by Czech MiGs but escaped
29 Apr 54 RB-46C RAF on loan from USAF Near Kiev Unknown Shot at whilst on overflight but escaped undamaged
8 May 54 RB-47 USAF Nr Murmansk Unknown Exchanged gunfire with MiG-17s whilst on overflight damaged but escaped
26 May 54 B-17 RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down over Fujian by PLA AAA - 4 fatalties
3 Jun 54 Transport Aircraft Belgian Yugoslavia Unknown Shot at by MiGs but escaped 1 fatality
23 July 54 DC-4 Cathy Pacific Hainan Unknown Shot down by Chinese La-9 fighters 10 fatalities, 8 survived
26 Jul 54 AD-4 x 2 USN Hainan Lt Tatham & Ens Crooks Ltís Damien, Rochford, Wahlstrom, Ribble and Lt Cdr Salsig Attacked by 2 Chinese La-9 fighters two La-9s shot down. Both aircraft victories shared by the various pilots involved
4 Sep 54 P2-V USN Siberian Coast Unknown Shot down by Soviet MiGs 10 fatalities
12 Sep 54 PB4Y RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down by PLA AAA near Xiamen - 9 fatalties
7 Nov 54 RB-29 USAF Sea of Japan nr Hokkaido Kap Kostin & St Lt Seberyakov Shot down by Soviet fighters but crash landed 1 fatality and 10 survivors
19 Jan 55 Unknown US Army Korea Unknown Shot down by ground fire 1 fatality and 1 survivor
5 Feb 55 RB-45C USAF Off Korean coast Unknown Attacked by 8 MiG-15s escorting F-86s shot down 2 MiGs
17 Apr 54 RB-47 USAF Kamchatka Kap Korotkov & Lt Sazhin Shot down by MiG-17s 3 fatalities
10 May 55 F-86 x 8 USAF Off Korean coast Cpt Robert Fulton and 1st Lt Burt Phythyon Eight F-86s attacked by 12 MiGs 2 MiGs shot down all F-86s undamaged
22 Jun 55 RT-33A RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down near Fujian by PLA MiG-15 over Jiangxi by PLA MiG-17 - 1 fatality
22 Jun 55 P2-V USN Bering Straits Unknown Attacked and damaged by 2 MiG fighters aircraft crash landed in Alaska 11 survivors
27 Jul 55 Constellation El Al Bulgaria Unknown Attacked and shot down 40 fatalities
18 Aug 55 LT-6 USAF Korea Unk Shot down by ground fire 1 fatality
22 Jun 56 B-17 RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down over Jiangxi by PLA MiG-17 - 11 fatalties
22 Aug 56 P4-M USN Wenchow Z Song 16 fatalities
10 Sep 56 RB-50 USAF Sea of Japan Unknown Disappeared possibly shot down
31 Oct 56 Canberra RAF Syria Unknown Shot down - 1 fatality
10 Nov 56 C-46 RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down over Jejigxi by PLA MiG - 9 fatalties
15 Apr 57 RF-84F RoCAF China Unknown Crashed whilst being pursued by PLA MiG - 1 fatality
5 Nov 57 B-26 RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down - 5 POWs
23 Dec 57 T-33 USAF Albania Unknown Possibly shot down
18 Feb 58 RB-57A RoCAF Yellow Sea Unknown Shot down over Shandong by PLAN J-5A - 1 fatality
6 Mar 58 F-86 USAF N Korea Unknown Shot down by ground fire 1 survivor
17 Jun 58 RF-84F RoCAF China Unknown Crashed in Fujian whilst pursued by PLA MiG15s - 1 fatality
27 Jun 58 C-118 USAF Soviet Armenia Kapís Svetlichnikov & Zakharov Shot down by Soviet MiG-17s all 9 crew survived
2 Sep 58 C-130A USAF Soviet Armenia near Yerevan St Ltís Gavrilov, Ivanov, Kucheryaev & Lopatkov 6 fatalities returned to USA - 11 unaccounted for. Rumours that some crew members died in Soviet prisons
29 Sep 58 C-46 RoCAF China Unknown Shot Down by PLA - 3 fatalties
2 Oct 58 C-46 RoCAF China PLA AAA Shot Down - 5 fatalties
31 Oct 58 RB-47 USAF Black Sea Unknown Attacked by Soviet fighters but survived
7 Nov 58 RB-47 USAF Baltic Sea Unknown Attacked by Soviet fighters but survived
7 Nov 58 RB-47 USAF Sea of Japan Unknown Attacked by Soviet fighters but survived
29 May 59 B-17 RoCAF China Unknown Shot down near Guandong by MiG-17PF - 14 fatalities
16 Jun 59 P2-V USN Sea of Japan Unknown Attacked by Soviet fighters but survived
7 Oct 59 RB-57D RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot down near Beijing - 1 fatality
1 May 60 U-2 CIA Sverdlovsk SA-2 missiles Shot down pilot later returned to USA
25 May 60 C-47 USAF E Germany Soviet MiGs Forced down all 9 crew returned to USA
1 Jul 60 ERB-47H USAF Barents Sea Kap Vasilii Polyakov Shot down 2 survivors, 4 fatalities
15 Feb 61 P4Y RoCAF China Burmese fighter aircraft Shot down near Thai-Burma border - 5 fatalities
2 Aug 61 RF-101A RoCAF Fukien Unknown Shot down by PLA AAA - 1 fatality
6 Nov 61 RB-69A RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot down by PLA AAA - 13 fatalities
5 Jun 62 DC-3 Sweden Baltic Unknown Shot down
16 Jun 62 Catalina Sweden Baltic Unknown Shot down
1 Aug 62 RB-69A RoCAF China Unknown Believed shot down - 13 fatalities
9 Sep 62 U-2A RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot down over Nanchang - 1 fatality
27 Oct 62 U-2C USAF Cuba SA-2 missile Shot down
17 May 63 Helicopter US Army N Korea Unknown Shot down 2 survivors
19 Jun 63 RB-69A RoCAF China Unknown Shot down 14 fatalities
6 Aug 63 LT USAF N Korea Unknown Shot down
1 Nov 63 U-2C RoCAF Shanghai SA-2 missile over Jiangxi Shot down
24 Jan 64 T-39 USAF E Germany Unknown 3 fatalities
10 Mar 64 RB-66C USAF E Germany Unknown
11 Jun 64 RB-69A RoCAF China Unknown Shot down by PLA MiG-17F
7 Jul 64 U-2C RoCAF China Shot down by SA-2 missile over Fujian 1 survivor
18 Dec 64 RF-101A RoCAF China Unknown Shot down by PLAN J-6
10 Jan 65 U-2C RoCAF China SA-2 missile 1 fatality
18 Mar 65 RF-101 RoCAF China Unknown Shot down by PLA MiG-19 - 1 fatality
27 Apr 65 ERB-47H USAF N Korea Unknown Attacked by N Korean MiGs crew survived
31 Aug 65 C-123B RoCAF China Unknown Believed shot down over South China Sea
27 Jun 65 C-123B RoCAF China Unknown Shot down by Viet Kong over Saigon
11 Sep 65 RB-57F Pakistan India SA-2 missile Aircraft damaged but made a crash landing
1 Oct 65 U-2C RoCAF China Unknown Shot down by PLA SA-2 over Inner Mogolia
14 Dec 65 RB-57F USAF Black Sea SA-2 missile Shot down- 2 fatalities
10 Jan 66 HU-16A RoCAF Formosa Unknown Shot down by PLA MiG-17 over Matsu whilst transporting defectors to Taiwan.
22 Aug 67 C-123B RoCAF China Unknown Believed shot down over South China Sea
8 Sep 67 U-2 RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot Down
2 Apr 68 U-2C RoCAF China Unknown Shot down
2 Apr 68 U-2C RoCAF China Unknown Shot down
30 Jun 68 DC-8 USAF Kurile Islands Kapís Igonin, Alexandrov, Moroz & Maj Evtoshenko Forced down by Soviet fighters all 17 on board survived
Jan 69 U-2C RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot down
16 May 69 U-2C RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot down
15 Apr 69 EC-121M US Navy North Korea Unknown Shot down by N Korean MiGs all 31 crew members died
17 Aug 69 OH-23 US Army Korea Unknown Shot down - 3 crew members survived
1970 U-2C RoCAF China SA-2 missile Shot down
21 Oct 70 U-8 USAF Armenia Unknown Shot down 4 crew survived
14 Jul 77 CH-47 US Army Korea Unknown Shot down 3 fatalities, 1 survivor
20 Apr 78 B-707 Korean Air Lines Murmansk Kap A Bosov Fired on by Soviet SU-15 fighters and crash landed
6 Sep 83 B-747 Korean Air Lines Sakhalin Mjís Gennadii & Osipovich Shot down by Soviet SU-15s all 269 on board were killed
24 Apr 92 C-130 USAF Peru Unknown Attacked by Peruvian Su-22s 1 fatality
17 Dec 94 OH-58A US Army Korea Unknown Shot down 1 fatality and 1 survivor