Order Information

We have over 150,000 reports on file. Orders are generally processed in just a few weeks. In addition to our collection of microfilm on accident reports and aircraft record cards, we have expanded our research library to include MACRs. These reports are unedited (they were just recently declassified) and we provide the complete report. We spend the extra time to produce the best print possible from the microfilm.

To order, send us an e-mail, we need a minimum of aircraft type and date of accident. Approximate location is very useful. In addition, information such as the serial number and crew names can also be helpful. If you are researching a particular person (i.e. a relative) let us know as we can check for other reports they may be involved in. U.S.A.A.C. reports before January 1941 are filed by pilot's name, so we will need the name for requests of these reports. We will look up the report, count the number of pages, and provide you with a quote. Then you can send payment by mail or PayPal.

All prices are for research, duplication, and mailing costs per report. Prices per report are listed below. For any pages over 30 there is an additional charge of 25 cents per page. If you would prefer to keep your report under 30 pages, we can print out just the highlights of the report on the larger reports. If reports are ordered as electronic PDF copies, there is no Shipping & Handling charge. Shipping and Handling fee for paper copies is $4.00 within the United States and $8.00 for orders outside the United States.

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Sample Reports

The U.S.N. reports prior to July 1952 are only a couple of pages long and contain no photographs. A few are lacking in information (see early USN Report Sample #1), while others are extremely informative (see early USN Report Sample #2). The USAAF reports during WW II are anywhere from 5 to 50+ pages long (see USAAF / USAF Unedited Report Sample). Post WW II USAF and July 1952 and later USN are around 25 to 100+ pages (see later USN Report Sample). The USAF reports are on negative microfilm so it is possible to print out the photographs on photographic paper (see sample comparison between microfilm printed pictures and photographic print made from the microfilm). For a sample of a USAF aircraft record card (see sample Aircraft Record Card).

Air Force Accident Reports
Description Price
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Accident Reports 1911 thru 1955
(12 to 30 pages) Additional 25 cents/page for each page over 30
$30.00 ea. plus
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USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Accident Reports 1911 thru 1955
(6 to 11 pages)
$25.00 ea. plus
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Undersized (3 to 5 pages)
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Accident Reports 1911 thru 1955
$20.00 ea. plus
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Undersized (1 to 2 pages)
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Accident Report 1911 thru 1955
$15.00 ea. plus
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Click here to see sample USAF reports
Pictures - Please note that we are no longer recommending ordering pictures printed out on photographic paper. We do offer the pictures as individual JPG files if you have a specific need to have the individual pictures in addition to having the pictures within the PDF or paper copy of the report.
Click here to see sample pictures
$5.00 for first picture as a JPG, $2.50 for each additional picture as a JPG plus
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USAF Aircraft Record Cards
Description Price
USAF Aircraft Record Cards without translation (see below)
Aircraft record cards provide a brief history of aircraft's acceptance, assignments and final disposition. The serial number is needed with request.
Click here to see a sample Record Card
$15.00 ea. plus
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Translation for the above record cards takes about a month. $50.00 per HALF page plus
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Navy Accident Reports
Description Price
USN Accident Reports 1920 thru June 1952
These reports can range from a very detailed two page synopsis to a single page with only the basic information.
Click here to see a sample of a good quality USN Report
Click here to see a sample of a poor quality USN Report
$20.00 ea. plus
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USN Accident Reports July 1952 thru June 1955 (12 to 30 pages)
Additional 25 cents/page for each page over 30
$30.00 ea.plus
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USN Accident Reports July 1952 thru June 1955 (6 to 11 pages)
Click here to see a sample of a later USN Report
$25.00 ea. plus
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Undersized (3 to 5 pages) USN Accident Reports July 1952 thru June 1955 $20.00 ea. plus
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Undersized (1 to 2 pages) USN Accident Reports July 1952 thru June 1955 $15.00 ea. plus
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Post 1955 military accident reports. We have many of these reports on file, though they are usually heavily edited by the government. $15.00 to $45.00 plus
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USN Aircraft History Cards
Description Price
U.S.N. Aircraft History Record Cards without translation
Aircraft history cards provide a brief history of aircraft's acceptance, assignments and final disposition. Please include the bureau (serial) number with your request.
$15.00 ea. plus
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Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)

During World War II the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) required group echelon units to submit Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) to AAF headquarters within two days after an aircraft or air crew failed to return from a combat mission. AAF HQ directed the various group headquarters to submit a MACR for all incidents involving the loss of air crew members during combat operations irrespective of the number of crew members lost. For example, heavy bomber groups would submit a MACR when an aircraft returned from a mission with fewer than the usual ten crew members. In the event an entire crew failed to return, a report was submitted to AAF HQ describing the events prior to the loss of the aircraft. Likewise, fighter groups would submit MACRs when the pilots of single seat aircraft failed to return after a mission.

The information contained in a typical MACR includes a date, time, and location that the crew and aircraft were last seen or reported missing from the formation. Details about aircraft incidents were taken from statements given by crew members from other aircraft flying in the same formation. These statements usually mentioned whether any parachutes were seen to have opened and how many airmen exited the aircraft before it crashed. The names of the missing air crew member(s) were listed by crew position, rank, serial number, and known status such as MIA or POW.

Additional information included in the MACR is the aircraft AAF serial (tail) number; nickname or squadron identification letter; and the type, model, and serial number of the engine(s) or machine gun(s). The name of the assigned air base and numbered unit (squadron, group, or air force) to which an aircraft belonged also appears in the MACR.

MACRs can be as short as a couple pages or over 50! The average is probably close to a dozen pages long. While MACRs are primarily on combat losses and accident reports (USAAF Form 14) are for operational accidents as opposed to losses due to combat action, there are occasionally times that both reports are filled out on the same loss.

Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)
Description Price
MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports) (12 to 30 pages)
Additional 25 cents/page for each page over 30
$30.00 ea. plus
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MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports) (6 to 11 pages) $25.00 ea. plus
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Undersized (3 to 5 pages)
MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports)
$20.00 ea. plus
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Undersized (1 to 2 pages)
MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports)
$15.00 ea. plus
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Famous Crashes
Description Price
Pearl Harbor History Package
AAIR has put together a Pearl Harbor history package on USN losses on the Day of Infamy, December 7th 1941. The package includes the official USN reports on the loss/damage of 40 aircraft and many more personnel. The cost of 40 USN accident reports would be $800.00, but as a package it is only $50.00.
$50.00 plus
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Shipping & Handling Fees
Description Price
Shipping & Handling per order for USA orders $4.00
Shipping & Handling per order for International orders $8.00