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USAAF/USAF Accident Report Monthly List

For help on using this database see the notes at the bottom of this page

Note: These may take a while to open!

 Early Reports  (Army Signal Corps, Army Air Service, USAAC)

1911 thru 1917 1918 1919 1920
1921 1922 1923 1924 1925
1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935
1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
 

1941

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1942

Stateside (USA) Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Overseas - outside the USA Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1943

Stateside (USA) Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Overseas - outside the USA Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1944

Stateside (USA) Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Overseas - outside the USA Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1945

Stateside (USA) Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Overseas - outside the USA Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1946

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1947

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1948

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1949

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1950

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1951

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1952

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1953

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1954

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1955

All Reports Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If the month is not an active hyperlink, that means that month has not been uploaded yet, but we should have them up in the next few months.
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.

Special thanks to Ted Damick, Chris Fairburn, Craig Gyselinck, Bob Haney, Fred Oberding, Gerhard Moroff, Bill McKee, as well as Jeff and Jen Wilkinson for help indexing these reports!

Database Fields:

1) Date – Date is in YYMMDD (year-month-day) format.  441021 is 1944 October 21st.
2) Aircraft Type
3) Serial Number – Aircraft Serial Number
4) Sqdn – Squadron to which the aircraft was assigned
5) Group – Group to which the aircraft was assigned
6) Home Base – Air Base to which the aircraft was assigned
7) AF – Army Air Force to which the aircraft was assigned
8) Action – Type of accident. See our Action Codes List for what each of these abbreviations mean.
9) D – Damage to aircraft. 1 is minor damage and 4 or 5 means completely destroyed. Initially, the Air Force used a scale of 1 to 5 for damage, but toward the end of 1944 the scale was changed to 1 to 4; however a 5 was still occasionally used. Also, 0 is sometimes used to indicate no damage. In addition to using the number ratings "minor Reports" also use:
W - washout
M- major damage (upper case M)
m- minor damage (lower case m)
O- major overhaul
X- undamaged
BL- Blank (or column is left blank) exact amount of damage not given in report
10) Pilot – Name of the pilot charged with the accident.  This field does not list the entire crew. There may have been more than one pilot onboard, so if you find a name you do not expect, do not be surprised—unless, of course, it was a single seat plane! If you do not find the name you are looking for, or if you are looking for a crewmember other than the pilot, try our Names Database.
11) County – The Country the accident occurred in. See our Country Code List (abbreviations) and use the code to search for all crashes in that country.
12) US State - The US state in which the accident occurred.
13) Location – Be careful using this field, this is the least reliable way to search. If you find the accident, great, but if not, do not give up! Try searching other ways (date, pilot name, home base, etc).  If the crash occurred in between two towns, which one would be listed? It might be neither; the report may list a town farther away, or it may list a different or incorrect place name altogether.

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