by Craig R. Scott, CG
The images in this series reproduce more than 16,605 case files of Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) and related records of the US Army Air Forces, 1942-1947. In 1943, the Army Air Force recommended the adoption of a special form for reporting the last known circumstances of missing air crews. These reports had to be filed within 48 hours of an aircraft or its occupants being declared either destroyed or missing in action.
The MACR case files are arranged numerically in a single sequence 1-16708 and there may be as many as three MACRs on a single page. There are duplicate numbers in the sequence.
Note that while this title is officially dated 1942-1947, it includes some records for 1941 and 1948 as well.