policy concerning aircraft wrecks.
Very important information concerning USN crash sites.
following Links are associate members of AAIR
Arizona Wrecks new web site from Chris
and Cameron Baird. A really good website with a fresh new look
of the oh so many crashes we have here in AZ. For those of you
complaining about me not having updated my crash of the month,
take a look a this website by the Heat Exhaustion Brothers to
get your fill!
in Maine When it comes to aviation
archaeology Pete Noddin is one of the most knowledgeable people
in the North East, particularly concerning crashes in Maine.
In his web site we can finally see some crashes that the North
East has to offer.
Michigan Aviation Archaeology
Jeff Benya has done extensive research in
Michigan and has posted
some of his findings on his web site.
Arizona Aviation Archaeology Trey
Brandt has done extensive research on Arizona and has posted
some of his findings on his web site.
Oklahoma Wreckchasing Aviation
Archaeology in the Southern Plains States by Jeff Wilkinson.
Jeff is an associate member of AAIR who has been working hard
on the history of historic aircraft mishaps in the Southern
Napier 28 Homepage During
World War II, a military cargo plane disintegrated in flight
near a line of violent thunderstorms in northern Nebraska,
a few miles Southwest of a town called Napier. There were
28 fatalities representing the crew and all passengers. This
web page is dedicated to this accident.
Preservation Society is
dedicated to preserving Hawaii's aviation heritage by
researching and recording the aviation history of the Hawaiian
Islands. They endeavor to preserve historic aircraft and to
memorialize the aviators who gave their lives in the service
of their country.
Wreckchasing.com where the phrase
wreckchasing originated from. Nick Veronico's website with
books, a forum, and lots of information.
Aviation archeology website in the Czech republic with over
Wings of Memory
is founded by a group of people who have organized 25
excavations since 1997 of military aircraft that crashed in
Belgium during World War II and who esteemed that not enough
was being done to preserve the memory of those dramatic
events for future generations.
A great blog about looking for wrecks in Washington State.
The Rampa Foundation
is dedicated to the research, preservation and diffusion of
Natal, Brazil's rich Aviation past. They have information on
several accidents in Brazil.
AAHS, American Aviation Historical Society
The primary objective of the organization is the preservation
and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation.
The Society maintains an extensive collection of books,
documents and photographs that are available to members
researching any topics of interest.
Porcupine Mountains B-17 A well put
together web site detailing the crash of B-17F s/n 42-30762
which crashed in Porcupine Mountains State Park near Silver
City, MI on a training flight 19 April 1944.
Luftfahrt - Archäologie in Schleswig-Holstein
A great German aviation archaeology site.
A web page dedicated to the memory of
airmen of all nations who fought and those that gave the
ultimate sacrifice during WWII over the UK and Europe.
Nebraska's Fatal Air Crashes of WWII
A very detailed site documenting all of the
fatal WWII accidents in Nebraska. This site serves as an
excellent example of documenting, recording, and then
presenting the history of an area's aviation past in relation
to aircraft accidents.
Aero Part Identify Board
an International Board to identify unknown
aircraft parts from crash sites. You have a part from a crash
you need to identify? Try here.
A very active group in Colorado doing
aviation archaeology. Part of the Colorado Aviation Historical
A must site if you have a family member who is still missing
or simply just concerned about all of the crew members still
listed as MIAs. Formed to create a voice for all of the WWII
families of MIAs.
Aircraft Accidents in Florida From Pearl Harbor to the Atomic
Bomb Excellent web site with detailed
history of accidents and airfields in Florida during WWII.
first website dedicated to the hobby of
aircraft archaeology concentrating within the great state
Ireland Aircraft Crash Investigation Team Homepage crash
site excavations in North Ireland.
www.planecrashinfo.com excellent reference site.
Our second link is also on the B-25 (previous
was a USN PBJ). This
crashed on Sharp Top Mountain near Bedford VA. This
site is an extremely well research and detailed history of
the crash. It is definitely worth a long visit. This is another
example of a well documented site.
Wide by Randy Duncan covers not only
aircraft wrecks, but ship wrecks as well. It makes for a very
interesting change of pace. He has several long articles on
the various wrecks.
One of the articles on the above web site
is on an SB-17 that crashed in WA. This seems to be a popular
site as I have been informed of two more web sites that have
a large number of photographs of this crash site:
of SB-17G 44-85746 in the Olympic National Forest And
yet another B-17:
Crew 19 Main
Page A relatives search for the crash
of B-17 Hell's Belles.
And as long
as we are on bombers, how can we leave out the venerable B-24:
at Moonlight Creek, Escott Station, Far
North Queensland in 1942.
And new in the UK:
Air Crash Sites Scotland
Covering both civil and military aircraft
Lancashire Aircraft Investigation Team Homepage by
Thameside Aviation Museum
Aviation Archaeology in Essex
focused on extensive information on
archaeology, archaeological sites, excavations and artefacts.
Military Aircraft Crashes In North Queensland
During WWII - Lists 184 military aircraft crashes or mishaps in
north Queensland area of Australia during World War 2.
UK Air Fields
Airfield Information Exchange A forum
to promote the research into airfields, their infrastructure,
history and current status, amongst many other things.
regardless of whether or not they have
found Amelia Earhart, TIGHAR is going about the search the
proper way, using archaeological documentation techniques.
(If you ask me I think they are on to something) TIGHAR has
many other projects going on and is a very worthwhile organization
to join. Check out their web site to learn more!
Sites in Southern California contains
pictures and history of just that, and many of them! By Chris
Killian. Excellent site!
NEEACR, North East England
Aircraft Crash Research By Jim Corbett.
Jim's site currently has numerous crash sites you can visit
with another many more in the works.
Rescue is an organization
that is dedicated to the preservation of everything concerning
the Handley Page Halifax and her post war derivative, the
Halton. The majority of the surviving Halifaxes are wrecks
or are using parts from wrecks for restoration!
Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii,
Unofficial Site, (but very informative).
This is the organization that looks for MIAs from WWII to
Vietnam. Many good links on researching MIAs and veterans.
Hunt for 928 Do you
want to learn what the thrill of the hunt is like looking
for a crash site? This is an excellent story of one person's
search for an A-12 (C.I.A. SR-71), from the thrill of finally
finding the site to the agony of "Honey I sunk the truck."
29: The search for 966 Another excellent
story of a hunt for a SR-71, this time the crash is in New
Coast Air Museum is
an air museum in Northern California that is growing fast
and has an aviation archaeology display on a P-38 crash.
Civil Accident Reports
if you are looking for crash reports on civil aircraft, especially
airliners, this is the place to go. They have painstakingly
transcribed these reports on computer and you receive clear,
accurate copies that are exceptional. Dead Link, but you can
still write Aireports at 301 E. 7th. St. Ulrich, MO 64788
or call at (660) 638-4406
Archaeology in Hawaii, see what is going on in the Islands.
Strong focus on B-24s!
in Central New York covers a
number of accidents in this area including an excellent
memorial project on a C-46.
Archaeology in the Mid-West by
Archaeology in England. Find
out what is happening on the other side of the pond.
Archaeology in Belgium. Very
interesting site. Lots happening over there.
airplane wrecks in northern area of Finland and Norway.
Well preserved crashes!
Archaeology in France. The
English version of the site is not up yet, but it is worth
the visit just for the pictures.
Archaeology in Australia. Find
out what is happening in the land down under.
Military aircraft crashes in Queensland During World War II
Very intersting site!
Archeology in the South Pacific. The
Pacific Wreck Database. Very interesting. The most recent
survey on the Pacific Islands
B-17 Crash in WY
Well researched book by Scott Madsen
on a WWII B-17 crash in Wyoming on Bomber Mountain.
crash site in Maine.
crash of a Martin MB-2 Bomber in
Story of Harvey.Olander,
who was in Air Transport Command during WWII. He was on a
crew which recovered and repaired wrecks in Africa.
Bomber recoveries. Very
impact site! Search
for a broken arrow.
USAF Serial Numbers.
Excellent list off all serial numbers and what type of aircraft
they belong to. Individual history on some aircraft.
Bu numbers. Excellent
list off all Bu. numbers and what type of aircraft they belong
to. Individual history on some aircraft.
Joseph Baugher's Aircraft Summaries.
Very detailed history on many different
types of US military aircraft.
HU-16 Albatross web site. Lots
of information on the Albatross!
www.fuselagecodes.com a website that is
concerned with fuselage letter codes utilized on USAAF training
aircraft of World War II.
The grids used on the European Theatre of Operations
WWII ETO British Grid
Coordinate system explained and a conversion program to convert
the coordinates given in WWII reports to latitude longitude.
Professional Research Services
Professional WW2 and Korean War Casualty Search
Professional World War 2 and Korean War
Casualty Search will perform a full search of military records
on any U.S. armed forces veteran from the Army, Air Corps, Navy
or USMC who were World War 2 or Korean War casualties including
killed, Missing in Action (MIA), or Prisoner of War (POW).
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