A Typical Missing Air Crew Report (WW2)

The following pages show a transcript of a typical Missing Air Crew Report from World War Two. These reports were authorized in May 1943 to record what was known about the last moments of a missing air crew. The report was prepared by the unit shortly after the loss of an aircraft and sent to HQ, although some reports were prepared after the war including those for aircrews lost prior to the May 1943 authorization.

This particular report, MACR 9355, gives the details of a B-17, tail number 43-38151, that was lost over Germany on 7 October 1944. Listed below are the documents included with the report.

Missing Air Crew Report

Weapon Numbers of Missing Aircraft No. 43-38151

S-2 Summary of Eye-Witness Accounts

Crew Members' Next of Kin

James E. Bailey - Individual Casualty Questionnaire

John M. Brown - Individual Casualty Questionnaire

William C. Brine - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Lloyd W. Boling

Howard E. Hewitt - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Lloyd W. Boling

Robert H. Hill - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Lloyd W. Boling

Andrew Leiers - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Lloyd W. Boling

Herman Moers - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Lloyd W. Boling

Theodore F. Golan - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Lloyd W. Boling

Lloyd W. Boling - Casualty Questionnaire

James E. Bailey - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

John M. Brown - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

William C. Brine - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

Howard E. Hewitt - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

Robert H. Hill - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

Andrew Leiers - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

Herman Moers - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

Theodore F. Golan - Individual Casualty Questionnaire by Walter Cochran

Walter J. Cochran - Casualty Questionnaire

Community Cemetery Spraker - KU 3145

Disposition of aircraft and crew

Detailed disposition of aircrew

Table showing disposition of aircrew - includes gravesites

Telegram from Command HQ - page 1

Telegram from Command HQ - page 2

First Supplementary Report - dated 4 December 1944

 

 

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