Coalition FixedWing Combat Aircraft Attrition in Desert Storm
The following table is a representation of all combat damage and losses reported by the Coalition during the 1991 Gulf War. Times are expressed either in Zulu (Z) or Local (L); D/L indicates whether this was combat damage (Damage) or a combat loss (Loss); all unit designations are American unless otherwise noted; abbreviations for Allied air forces are as follows: RAF (Royal Air Force), FAF (French Air Force), KAF (Kuwaiti Air Force), IAF (Italian Air Force), RSAF (Royal Saudi Air Force). Common causes are either AAA or SAMs, either infrared (IRSAM) or radarguided (RSAM). Two cases are listed as "DEAOther", which indicates Direct Enemy Action  Other, usually a crash resulting from maneuvers against a threat.
Sources: Gulf War Airpower Survey, Vol. 5; Norman Friedman, Desert Victory; World Air Power Journal. Additionally, Mark Bovankovich and LT Chuck Chase offered corrections and several intriguing details on these incidents. All errors, however, remain entirely mine.
Sources: Gulf War Airpower Survey, Vol. 5; Norman Friedman, Desert Victory; World Air Power Journal. Additionally, Mark Bovankovich and LT Chuck Chase offered corrections and several intriguing details on these incidents. All errors, however, remain entirely mine.
DATE/TIME 
D/L 
TYPE 
UNIT 
LOCATION 
CAUSE 
1/17 2012Z 
Loss 
F15E 
4 TFW 
16nm SW Basra 
AAA 
1/17 1933Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
617 Sqn (RAF) 
8nm NWW Tallil 
AAA 
1/17 1327Z 
Loss 
A4 
KAF 
25nm S. Kuw. City 
RSAM 
1/17 0200Z 
Loss 
F/A18C 
VFA81 
29nm SE Baghdad 
MiG25PD 
1/17 0632Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
15 Sqn (RAF) 
1nm W Basra 
RSAM 
1/17 2000Z 
Loss 
A6E 
VA35 
10nm SW H3 
RSAM 
1/17 
Damage 
Jaguar 
FAF 
AAA 

1/17 
Damage 
Jaguar 
FAF 
? 

1/17 
Damage 
A6E 
VA35 
Over H3 
AAA 
1/17 
Damage 
Jaguar 
FAF 
AAA 

1/17 0700Z 
Damage 
A10A 
10 TFW 
SE Iraq 
AAA 
1/17 0210Z 
Damage 
F111F 
48 TFW 
15nm E Salman Pak 
AAA 
1/17 
Damage 
Jaguar 
FAF 
SA14/16? 

1/17 1200L 
Damage 
A10A 
354 TFW 
AAA 

1/17 
Damage 
B52G 
42 BW 
SA3/6? 

1/17 0130Z 
Damage 
F111F 
48 TFW 
1nm S Balad airfield 
AAA 
1/17 0230Z 
Damage 
F111F 
48 TFW 
AAA 

1/18 1540Z 
Loss 
A6E 
VA155 
Marsh, SW Abadan 
AAA 
1/18 0001Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
IAF 
20nm NW Kuw. City 
? 
1/18 0610Z 
Loss 
OV10 
USMC 
Ras A Mishab 
IRSAM 
1/19 0642Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
617 Sqn (RAF) 
51nm SE Tallil 
IRSAM 
1/19 1700Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
15 Sqn (RAF) 
H3 
RSAM 
1/19 2219Z 
Loss 
F15E 
4 TFW 
Al Qiam 
SA2 
1/19 
Loss 
GR.1 
RSAF 
AAA 

1/19 1404Z 
Loss 
F16C 
401 TFW 
36nm W Tallil 
RSAM 
1/19 0255Z 
Loss 
F4G 
35 TFW 
1nm N KKMC 
AAA 
1/19 1557Z 
Loss 
F16C 
401 TFW 
Baghdad 
RSAM 
1/21 0354Z 
Loss 
F14A+ 
VF103 
H2/H3 
SA2 
1/21 
Damage 
A6E 
USN 

1/21 0900Z 
Damage 
F16C 
388 TFW 
Baghdad Nuclear Research Ctr 
RSAM 
1/21 1900Z 
Damage 
AC130 
1 SOW 
IRSAM 

1/22 0200Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
16 Sqn (RAF) 
N3306 E04002 
? 
1/22 
Damage 
F15C 
1 TFW 
"Home Station" 
DEA Other 
1/23 1630L 
Damage 
A10A 
23 TFW 
AAA 

1/24 
Damage 
GR.1 
RAF 
RSAM 

1/26 0313Z 
Damage 
B52G 
1708 PBW 
AAA 

1/26 0313Z 
Damage 
B52G 
1708 PBW 
AAA 

1/27 
Damage 
B52G 
1708 PBW 
AAA 

1/28 0707Z 
Loss 
AV8B 
USMC 
15nm S Ahmadi 
AAA 
1/29 0900L 
Damage 
A10A 
354 TFW 
AAA 

1/31 0325Z 
Loss 
AC130H 
1 SOW 
12nm N Khafji 
IRSAM 
1/31 
Damage 
OA10A 
23 TASS 
AAA 

1/31 1015L 
Damage 
A10A 
926 TFG 
N3010 E04620 
IRSAM 
2/1 
Damage 
A10A 
354 TFW 
AAA 

2/1 
Damage 
A10A 
23 TFW 
AAA 

2/2 0925Z 
Loss 
A10A 
23 TFW 
IRSAM 

2/2 0840Z 
Loss 
A6E 
USN 
20nm E Kuw City 
AAA 
2/2 
Damage 
A10A 
354 TFW 
AAA 

2/5 0610Z 
Loss 
F/A18 
USN 
40nm E. Kuw City 

2/5 1500L 
Loss 
A10A 
354 TFW 
AAA 

2/6 1100L 
Damage 
A10A 
354 TFW 
IRSAM 

2/7 
Loss 
GR.1 
27 Sqn (RAF) 
RSAM 

2/9 1340Z 
Loss 
AV8B 
USMC 
24nm SW Kuw City 
IRSAM 
2/9 
Loss 
F/A18 
USMC 
IRSAM 

2/11 1130L 
Damage 
A10A 
23 TFW 
AAA 

2/11 
Damage 
A10A 
23 TFW 
AAA 

2/12 
Damage 
AV8B 
VMA542 
AAA 

2/13 0630Z 
Loss 
F5E 
RSAF 
Near Wadi Al Kirk 
AAA 
2/13 2239Z 
Loss 
EF111 
20 TFW 
30nm NW Arar 
DEA Other 
2/14 0545Z 
Loss 
GR.1 
15 Sqn (RAF) 
50nm NW Baghdad 
RSAM 
2/15 1335Z 
Loss 
A10A 
354 TFW 
60nm NW Kuw. City 
SA13 
2/15 1335Z 
Loss 
A10A 
354 TFW 
60nm NW Kuw. City 
SA13 
2/15 
Damage 
A6E 
USN 

2/15 0830L 
Damage 
A10A 
23 TFW 
IRSAM 

2/19 0622L 
Loss 
OA10A 
23 TASS 
62nm NW Kuw. City 
IRSAM 
2/21 
Damage 
F/A18 
VMFA314 
IRSAM 

2/21 
Damage 
F/A18 
VMFA121 
IRSAM 

2/21 
Damage 
A6E 
VMA224 
AAA 

2/21 
Damage 
F/A18 
VMFA333 
IRSAM 

2/22 1500L 
Loss 
A10A 
23 TFW 
IRSAM 

2/22 
Damage 
F/A18 
VMFA451 
IRSAM 

2/23 1930Z 
Loss 
AV8B 
VMA542 
2nm W Kuw. City 
IRSAM 
2/23 
Damage 
AV8B 
VMA311 
AAA 

2/24 
Damage 
F/A18 
VMFA314 
IRSAM 

2/24 
Damage 
F/A18 
VMFA314 
IRSAM 

2/25 0945Z 
Loss 
OV10 
VMO1 
S. Kuwait 
IRSAM 
2/25 0700Z 
Loss 
AV8B 
VMA542 
Ali Al Salem 
IRSAM 
2/26 1030L 
Damage 
B52G 
379 BW 
RSAM 

2/26 1230Z 
Damage 
F16A 
174 TFW 
IRSAM 

2/26 
Damage 
F16C 
388 TFW 

2/26 1029L 
Damage 
B52G 
379 BW 
RSAM 

2/27 0932Z 
Loss 
OA10A 
23 TASS 
KKMC 
IRSAM 
2/27 0345Z 
Loss 
AV8B 
VMA331 
30nm NNE Kuw. City 
AAA 
2/27 1600L 
Loss 
F16C 
50 TFW 
AAA 

2/27 1330L 
Damage 
F16C 
388 TFW 
IRSAM 

2/27 
Damage 
F/A18 
USMC 
Small arms 