Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII record example

    Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII

    Records: 819,382 · Complete: 99%

    In May 1943, the Army Air Forces recommended the adoption of a special form, the Missing Air Crew Report (MACR), devised to record relevant facts of the last known circumstances regarding missing air crews, providing a means of integrating current data with information obtained later from other sources in an effort to conclusively determine the fate of the missing personnel. MACRs are arranged by year and aircraft serial number, which is also known as the tail number.

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    Example Records

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    Sample
    Elroy Joseph Prud'Homme's describes his plane being shot down
    Elroy Joseph Prud'Homme's describes his plane being shot down
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    Sample
    Report of a Plane Shot Down over Germany
    Report of a Plane Shot Down over Germany

    Source Information

    "Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) of the U.S. Army Air Forces, 1942-1947" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/95/missing-air-crew-reports-wwii: accessed October 3, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII
    Total Records
    819,382 · Complete: 99%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M1380
    Record Group
    92
    Published on Fold3
    28 Nov 2007
    Last Updated
    06 May 2011
    Description
    NARA M1380. Over 16,000 case files of Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) and related records of the US Army Air Forces, 1942-1947.