US Navy Aviation Personnel Fatalities in WW2
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ww2dbaseIn reply address not the signer of this
letter, but Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Navy Department, Washington 25, D.C.
Refer to No.
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
18 April 1947
|To:||Chief of History and Research, DCNO (Air),|
Attn: Mr. Van Wyen--Aviation History, Room 4929.
|Subj:||Aviation Personnel Fatalities in World War II.|
|Ref:||(a) Telephone request from OP50D-1 of 14 April 1947.|
|Encl:||(A) Aviation Personnel Fatalities in World War II from 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1946.|
1. Enclosure (A) is forwarded herewith in answer to reference (a).
J. R. LEEDS
OinC, Personnel Accounting and
Statistical Control Section
CC to: Op55F1 (Capt. B.S. CUSTER, USN)
From 7 Dec. 1941 Through 31 Dec. 1946
|GRAND TOTAL||TOTAL OFFICERS||USN||USNR||TOTAL ENLISTED||USN||USNR|
|TOTAL DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES||12133||5563||507||5056||6570||1818||4752|
|DEATHS PLANE CRASHES--OPERATIONAL||3632||1261||98||1163||2371||657||1714|
|DEATHS PLANE CRASHES--OTHER THAN OPERATIONAL /2||3257||2434||184||2250||823||167||656|
|DEATHS IN AVIATION ACCIDENTS--OTHER THAN PLANE CRASHES /3||143||37||3||34||106||23||83|
|DEATHS IN AVIATION ACCIDENTS NOT UNDER MILITARY JURISDICTION||12||8||1||7||4||1||3|
|DEATHS ALL OTHER CAUSES||1471||221||58||163||1250||322||928|
|Accidents other than Aviation Accidents||998||93||15||78||905||242||663|
|Missing Not Declared Dead (Not Included in Above Totals)||4||3||2||1||1||1|
/1 Aviation Personnel as defined in these data by the Records Division, to be all personnel classified and attached to Air Activities in Continental U.S. and Foreign Ashore; and Aviation Squadrons and Units Afloat. Ship's Company of Aircraft Carriers and Auxiliaries are not included. These statistics are undergoing revisions and represent changes processed through March 1947.
/2 Training and Ferrying.
/3 Not actually in flight, such as one occurring by being struck by propeller.
Enclosure (A) ww2dbase
United States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
C. Peter Chen
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