There are several ways of obtaining information from the Naval databases. You can utilize the searchable database links below where you can enter specific search critera to obtain data matching your request. You can also use Google Site Search which will search all the Naval list pages below for available information, or you can simply scan through the various Naval list pages, which have all the reports listed chronologically.
USN Accident Reports from 1920-June 1941
This database contains nearly 10,000 records covering the period from 1920 thru June of 1941. In some cases the information is incomplete and some pilot's names are missing from the documented record.
USN Accident Reports from July 1941-June 1952
This database contains nearly 20,000 records covering the period from July 1941 thru June 1952.
USN Accident Reports from July 1952-June 1955
This database contains nearly 8,000 records covering the period from July 1952 thru June 1955.
USN Aircrew 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 or first initial 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 34,000 names, it is by no means complete.
USN Overseas Loss List from 1941-1945
This database contains over 15,000 records covering the years from 1941 thru 1945. It is a record of those USN personnel lost during and immediately after WWII. 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 or first initial first, so check both ways.
USN PB4Y Airframe List from 1943-1945
This list contains nearly 1800 records covering the disposition of PB4Y aircraft between 1943 and 1945. This information is listed chronologically by accident date and covers the aircraft only. No crewmember information is available.