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There are a couple ways of searching the databases. You can either search with our Database Search links listed with each particular database below to obtain results for just particular criteria, such as a particular bomb group, and receive multiple returns. You can also use the Google Site Search which will search the Monthly and Aircraft Type lists (links below), or you can just scan through each list page, which have all the reports listed chronologically.


To order full reports on any of these, go to Order Accident Reports.

USAF/USAAF Databases

Air Force Accident Reports

This database is for all USAAF accident reports (Form 14). These are non-combat losses only. For combat losses see MACRs.

Note:
Sometimes there are both MACRs and Aircraft Accident Reports on a loss.

For notes on using the Air Force database click here

Air Force Air Crew Names

This is an alphabetical list of crewmembers that have been listed on an Air Force accident report. MACR names are very limited on this list. Go to the MACR database for slightly more names, but note that MACRs have yet to be indexed thoroughly. There are numerous typos, and accident reports frequently misspell names or use different spellings such as Wade and Waid, so when you look for a particular name and are unable to find it, try different combinations of spelling. Although this list contains around 300,000 names, it is by no means complete.

Note: These may take a while to open!

USAAF/USAF Names
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MACRs
(Missing Air Crew Reports)

MACRs were filed after an aircraft or air crew failed to return from a combat mission.

Note: Sometimes there are both MACRs and Aircraft Accident Reports on a loss.

 
US Navy Databases

USN Accident Reports by Type

The microfilm of USN accidents has the reports filed by aircraft type and then by date. Currently we only have several aircraft types indexed, but watch for more to be added in the future, as well as the addition of a database search feature here.

  • List by Type
    Note: This list  different from the USN list on the far right

For notes on using this USN database click here

 

USN Crew Names

This is an alphabetical list of crewmembers listed on a USN accident report or loss list. There are no reports for loss lists, but still check with us as we can at least provide general information on the loss. Most names are listed last name first, but some are listed first name first, so check both ways. There are numerous typos, and the accident reports frequently misspell names or use different spellings such as Wade and Waid, so when you look for a particular name and are unable to find it, try different combinations of spelling. Although this list contains over 33,000 names, it is by no means complete.

USN Names
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M N O P Q R
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USN Overseas Aircraft Losses
(WWII only)

This database is a general list of who, what, when, where, and why, for WWII USN overseas losses, both operational and combat. Watch for more to be added in the future, as well as the addition of a database search feature here.

Click Here for USN Names Recently Added

If you notice any errors or omissions in any of these databases, please email us at aair@aviationarchaeology.com.
Be sure to include your source for the information.

AAIR is looking for volunteers to assist with the databases. While our databases contain tens of thousands of records, they are far from complete! We need volunteers to assist by going through the microfilm and entering the information into a spreadsheet. To assist, one must have Excel and a microfilm or fiche viewer which can be picked up on eBay for about $25.

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