In Early June 2014, Sid Nanson (sidsiko@aol.com)sent me three emails containing information concerning the fates of Savages:



20 May 1955, AJ-1 124182 with VC-5, was declared a loss after a hard landing at NAS Jacksonville, FL
Crew were Pilot Frank H Dauer, Daniel M Crissman
 
30 Nov 1954, AJ-1 124183 with VC-8, was declared a loss on or off the USS Intrepid. No crew or details known.
 
7 Sep 1954, AJ-1 124165 with VC-8, deck crash over side USS Randolph.
Crew were Pilot Lewis W Hall, Edward D Wilson, Homer R Varney, Richard L Vidal.
Some casualties
 
11 Aug 1953, AJ-1 122600 with VC-5. Landed short off USS Bennington.
Crew Pilot Don R Minton, Edwin G Olson, Nathaniel S Adolphs
 
22 Jan 1953, AJ-1 124863 with VC-8, take off accident USS FDR.
Crew Pilot Whitney Wright, John B Sangster, James N Henson
 
4 Feb 1953, AJ-1 122594 with Armament Test, NAS Pax River.
Pilot McFaddin Moise, James H Vaughn
 
29 Aug 1952, AJ-1 124180 with VC-5, crew bailed out after engine failure, 6 miles bearing 275 from NAS Olathe.
Crew Pilot Robert H Conn, William J Hefferman, John N Walker
 
6 Sep 1952, AJ-1 122598 with VC-7 crashed 20 miles SW of La Spezia, Italy.
Pilot Earle J McConnell, Curtiss Sprague, William D Matthews
 
Hope this is of some use.
 
Regards
 
Sid Nanson
 
  
 I have quite a bit of information to pass on to you, about the AJ's, hope you don't mind me bombarding you with it all, but then at least you have it and can do with it as you like.
 
Some losses for the AJ-2 are as follows.
 
7 Feb 1953, AJ-2P 128052 with VJ-62. Crashed 2.3 miles bearing 129 degrees from Turner AFB, Albany, GA
Pilot George S Von Weller, William F Kushner, Lawrence E Lewis, Ollie T Perry
Casualties


 
6 Aug 1954, AJ-2 134057 with VC-6 Det A, deck crash on USS Yorktown then over side.
Pilot Kenneth M McVay, Gerald B Champlin, Lloyd Cook
All survived.
 
8 Nov 1954, AJ-2 134040 with VC-5 Det 31, crashed into sea on take off from USS Coral Sea.
Pilot Leon R Grover, Gatrh W Garreau, Billie D Patterson
Casualties
 
10 Feb 1955, AJ-2 134045 of VC-9, ditched when out of gas 350 miles East of St Augustine, FL.
Pilot, Henry V De Witt, Orville W McGuire, Roy A McAnally.
All survived
 
 1 March 1955, AJ-2 134070 of VC-6 Det A, ditched due to engine failure on approach to USS Essex.
Pilot Alfred I Mikelich, Charles W Plummer
Both survived
 
16 March 1955, AJ-2 134044 with VC-6, written off in a barrier crash on USS Hornet.
Pilot, Buryl C Kay, Harry R Reed
Both survived.
 
Regards
 
Sid
 	
The following were all Struck Off Charge (SOC) by the USN at Litchfield Park on the following dates
 
122601 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124158 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124160 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124161 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124162 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124164 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124166 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124167 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124168 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124170 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124172 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124175 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124178 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124851 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124856 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124859 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124860 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
124862 		AJ-1 	15/07/1958
128046 		AJ-2P 	23/01/1959
134043 		AJ-2 	24/09/1959
134058 		AJ-2 	07/12/1959
134069 		AJ-2 	07/12/1959
130405 		AJ-2  	18/12/1959
130406 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130408 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130409 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130411 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130412 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130413 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130414 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130415 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130417 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130420 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
130421 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134035 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134036 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134037 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134039 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134041 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134046 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134048 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134049 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134052 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134053 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134054 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134056 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134059 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134061 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134062 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134063 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134065 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134067 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
134071 		AJ-2 	18/12/1959
128044 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
128045 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
128050 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
128053 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
129191 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
130422 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
130424 		AJ-2P 	24/02/1960
134074 		AJ-2 	24/02/1960
122596 		AJ-1 	03/10/1962