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Message Board: A great place to locate information concerning the
Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records:This is where
you obtain Service Records (201 file).
Army Personnel Command: Obtain a 293 file, Individual Deceased Personnel
File. If the individual you are researching was killed in action, the
disinterment file will have information about the identification and reburial
Archives: MACR's, KU-Reports, Tactical Mission Summaries, replies
may take two to four months.
15th AF records are stored at AFHRA (below), Maxwell AFB instead of the
National Archives. Records pertaining to the military in W.W.II are maintained
at National Archives at College Park, MD (Archives II).
Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA): Located at Maxwell AFB Alabama.
Battle Monuments Commission: WWII Honor Roll, if the veteran you are
searching for was killed in action and buried overseas he should be listed
in this database. Burials in the domestic United States are not covered.
Security Death Index: Check to see if your subject is deceased.
Air Crew Reports (Search Engine) * The Missing Air Crew Report (MACR)
was authorized in May 1943 to record the facts of the last known circumstances
regarding missing air crews. The report was prepared by the unit shortly
after the aircraft loss, usually within 48 hours, and then it was sent
on to Headquarters, AAF. However, it should be noted that some MACRs were
prepared after the war as needs dictated. Also many were prepared at the
end of the war to cover losses prior to the institutionalization of the
MACR in the summer of 1943. That is why some early 1942/1943 losses will
have large MACR numbers while those by fall 1943 will have low numbers.
Units of World War II :The historical details in this database were
extracted from the Office of Air Force History's Air Force Combat
Units of World War II by Maurer Maurer, first published in 1961.
Specifications & Recognition: Tail markings, aircraft specs, prints.
Bomb Group Association: This site is very informative for anyone who
is researching a member of the 450th.
Veterans Group: Research info on the B-24 Liberator. Forum site.
Picture Archive: Self explanatory.
Best Web: More on the B24. Good site.
History: Complete development history on the B-24
Air Force in WWII: Complete information on the AAF.
States Army Air Forces Combat Chronology: Complete history of the
USAAF mission logs.