Aviation Personnel Fatalities in World War II
|In 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.|
- Enclosure (A) is forwarded herewith in answer to reference (a).
OinC, Personnel Accounting and
Statistical Control Section
CC to: Op55F1 (Capt. B.S. CUSTER, USN)
From 7 Dec. 1941 Through 31 Dec. 1946
|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)
/1 Aviation Personnel as defined in these data by the Records Division,m 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.