US Navy Aviation Personnel Fatalities in WW2

18 Apr 1947

ww2dbaseIn reply address not the signer of this
letter, but Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Navy Department, Washington 25, D.C.

Refer to No.
      Pers 2152-KFM

NAVY DEPARTMENT
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.

18 April 1947

MEMORANDUM

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).

/signed/
Very respectfully
J. R. LEEDS
OinC, Personnel Accounting and
Statistical Control Section


CC to: Op55F1 (Capt. B.S. CUSTER, USN)




AVIATION PERSONNEL FATALITIES IN WORLD WAR II /1
From 7 Dec. 1941 Through 31 Dec. 1946

 OFFICERS ENLISTED
 GRAND TOTALTOTAL OFFICERSUSNUSNRTOTAL ENLISTEDUSNUSNR
TOTAL DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES1213355635075056657018184752
DEATHS--ENEMY ACTION36181602163143920166481368
   Air Combat2891142515112741466499967
   Other Action72717712165550149401
DEATHS PLANE CRASHES--OPERATIONAL3632126198116323716571714
DEATHS PLANE CRASHES--OTHER THAN OPERATIONAL /2325724341842250823167656
DEATHS IN AVIATION ACCIDENTS--OTHER THAN PLANE CRASHES /3143373341062383
DEATHS IN AVIATION ACCIDENTS NOT UNDER MILITARY JURISDICTION12817413
DEATHS ALL OTHER CAUSES1471221581631250322928
   Accidents other than Aviation Accidents998931578905242663
   Disease34297346324547198
   All Other131319221003367
Missing Not Declared Dead   (Not Included in Above Totals)432111 


/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



Source: United States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Added By: C. Peter Chen





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