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US Navy Accident Report List by Aircraft Type
July 1941 thru June 1952

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

Special thanks to Terence Geary for volunteering to index these and for generously donating his list detailing the history of every single PB4Y!

Note: Some of these are very LARGE files and may take a while to open!

Accident Report Index

 F4U Vought Corsair
 FG Goodyear Corsair
 F3A Brewster Corsair

 NE

Piper Grasshopper

NH

Howard DGA-15

O3U

Vought Corsair (the first Vought Corsair)

OE

Cessna Bird Dog

OS2N

NAF Kingfisher

OS2U

Vought Kingfisher

OY

Stinson Sentinel

P4M

Martin Mercator

P4Y

Consolidated Privateer (Aug 1951 to June 1952 only)

PB2Y

Consolidated Coronado

PV

Lockheed Ventura & Harpoon
     

Complete Airframe History Index

PB4Y

Consolidated Liberator/Privateer

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.

Database Fields:

1) Date – Date is in YYMMDD (year-month-day) format.  441021 is 1944 October 21st.
2) Aircraft Type
3) BuNo Number – Bureau of Aeronautics Number
4) Sqdn – Squadron to which the aircraft was assigned
5) Wing – Wing to which the aircraft was assigned
6) Home Base – Air Base to which the aircraft was assigned
7) Action – Type of accident. See our Action Codes List for what each of these abbreviations mean.
8) D – Damage to aircraft.
A - strike (completely destroyed, or at least damaged to a point to not warrant repair and be dropped from inventory-- in a few rare cases we have found A damaged aircraft to be repaired and placed back in inventory)
B - major overhaul required to repair
C - substantial damage
D - minor damage
E - no damage
F - aircraft not recovered
M - missing
9) Pilot – Name of the pilot charged with the accident.  If you are looking for a crewmember, also try our Names Database.
10) Country – The country in which the accident occurred. See our Country Code List (abbreviations) and use the code to search for all crashes in that country.
11) US State - The US state in which the accident occurred.
12) 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.

Also see of list of USN acronyms page.

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