Honduras

HONDURAS

El Salvador vs Honduras - The "Soccer" War 1969

NAME                        VICTORIES      AIRFORCE                COMMENTS

Soto, Fernando "Sotillo"        3          Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa
Mendoza, R.                     1          Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa
Rivera, Marco Tulio             1          Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa
unknown (pilot of T-28D)        1          Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa  forced down
unknown (pilot of T-28D)        1          Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa  forced down

Air-to-Air Victories

Date Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Airforce
15Jul69 T-28D Trajan R.Mendoza 12.7mm FG-1D Corsair FAS
15Jul69 F4U Corsair (FAH-615) Rivera,M.T. 20mm C-47 (FAS-101) FAS
15Jul69 T-28D Trajan     Piper PA-28 (*) FAS
15Jul69 T-28D Trajan     Piper PA-28 (*) FAS
17Jul69 F-4U-5 Corsair (FAH 609) F.Soto 20mm F-51D Mustang FAS
17Jul69 F-4U-5 Corsair (FAH 609) F.Soto 20mm FG-1D Corsair FAS
17Jul69 F-4U-5 Corsair (FAH 609) F.Soto 20mm FG-1D Corsair FAS
Notes: (*) ... forced down.

Comments:
FAH - Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa, Honduras Air Force.
FAS - Fuerza Aerea Salvadoreńa, El Salvadore Air Force.

F-4U-5
F-4U-5 (FAH 615), Pilot Maj. Marco Tulio Rivera, Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa.
F-4U-5
F-4U-5 (FAH 609), Pilot Maj. Fernando "Sotillo" Soto, Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa.
FAH T-28D 216
FAH T-28D 216, Fuerza Aerea Hondureńa.
F-4U-5
Maj. Soto's F-4U-5 Corsair. Note the three kill markings: two of these were for Salvadorian Corsairs.

Sources & Literature
  1. ACIG: Central & South American Air-to-Air Victories, http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_166.shtml.
  2. Overall, Mario E.: 100 godzin wojny, konflikt znamy jako wojna futbalowa, part one, in Lotnictwo, No. 7, 2004.
  3. Overall, Mario E.: 100 godzin wojny, konflikt znamy jako wojna futbalowa, part two, in Lotnictwo, No. 8, 2004.
  4. Overall, Mario E.: El Salvador vs Honduras; The "Soccer" War, 1969, http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_156.shtml.
  5. Polák, Tomáš: Fotbalová válka - poslední válka mezi pístovými motory, in Aero Plastic Kits Revue, No. 15, 1993.
  6. Pejčoch, Ivo: Fotbalová válka, in Historie a plastikové modelářství, No. 1, 2002.
  7. Shores, Christopher: Air Aces, Presidio Press, Novato, California 1983.

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