Aircraft and Crew Losses

MACRs and ARs

Losses of crew and aircraft were reported in two ways: a Missing Air Crew Report (MACR), or an Accident Report (AR). When the loss occurred entirely within allied-controlled territory, and all crew, as well as the aircraft itself, were secured under allied control, an Accident Report was used. If any of the crew, or the aircraft itself, were lost in enemy-controlled territory or was reported missing with location unknown, a MACR was used. Additional discussion of MACRs, and a NARA microfilm index, are contained in NARA Report M1380, Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) of the U.S. Army Air Forces, 1942-1947. MACRs typically contain abbreviated annotations, which this printable key will help explain.

Below is a list of all known 384th BG losses, of both types, in chronological order. A brief summary page lists the salient information about the event, while the full "official" report - a much larger file - is available for download (if found in US Government Archives).

During World War II the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) required groups to submit Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) to AAF headquarters within two days after an aircraft or air crew failed to return from a combat mission. AAF HQ directed the various group headquarters to submit a MACR for all incidents involving the loss of air crew members during combat operations irrespective of the number of crew members lost. For example, heavy bomber groups would submit a MACR when an aircraft returned from a mission with fewer than the assigned number of crew members. In the event an entire crew failed to return, a report was submitted to AAF HQ describing the events prior to the loss of the aircraft. Likewise, fighter groups would submit MACRs when the pilots of single seat aircraft failed to return after a mission.

The information contained in a typical MACR includes a date, time, and location that the crew and aircraft were last seen or reported missing from the formation. Details about aircraft incidents were taken from statements given by crew members from other aircraft flying in the same formation. These statements usually mentioned whether any parachutes were seen to have opened and how many airmen exited the aircraft before it crashed. The names of the air crew member are listed by crew position, rank, serial number, and known status such as MIA or POW. Often the MACR contains translated German documents related to the downing of the aircraft and disposition of the crew.

Additional information included in the MACR is the aircraft AAF serial number, nickname, squadron identification letter, and the type, model, and serial number of the engines and machine guns. The name of the assigned air base and numbered unit (squadron, group, or air force) to which an aircraft belonged also appears in the MACR.

The "Summary" reports below are a single webpage, suitable for printing (they can also be saved as PDF files), while all full reports are in PDF format, and require a PDF reader. Click on a link to view the report in a new window.

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There are 219 losses listed

DATE AIRCRAFT LOSS TYPE REPORTS
SUMMARY FULL
1943-04-2542-30074Accident
(Non-Combat)
N/AAR 43-04-25-5 (7.614 MB)
1943-05-1942-5851Accident
(Non-Combat)
N/AAR 43-05-19-11 (5.690 MB)
1943-06-1242-30036Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-06-12-502 (29.679 MB)
1943-06-1242-30131Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-06-12-502 (29.679 MB)
1943-06-2242-5853MissingSummaryMACR 14667 (54.349 MB)
1943-06-2242-30076MissingSummaryMACR 2165 (3.060 MB)
1943-06-2542-30049MissingSummaryMACR 16349 (0.383 MB)
1943-06-2542-5850MissingSummaryMACR 16357 (1.629 MB)
1943-06-2542-30143MissingSummaryMACR 16378 (0.477 MB)
1943-06-2642-30031MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-06-2642-30037MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-06-2642-30048MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-06-2642-30058MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-06-2642-3188MissingSummaryMACR 15567 (1.385 MB)
1943-07-0442-29960MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-0442-3235MissingSummaryMACR 3035 (2.852 MB)
1943-07-1442-3330MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-2542-3122MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-2542-3075MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-2542-3088MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-2542-29670MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-2542-3069MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-07-2542-3024MissingSummaryMACR 16117 (1.059 MB)
1943-07-2842-30032MissingSummaryMACR 15165 (15.832 MB)
1943-07-2942-29700MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-08-1242-3104MissingSummaryMACR 286 (21.422 MB)
1943-08-1242-3231MissingSummaryMACR 287 (21.188 MB)
1943-08-1242-5806MissingSummaryMACR 288 (26.475 MB)
1943-08-1242-30046MissingSummaryMACR 289 (3.941 MB)
1943-08-1242-29686MissingSummaryMACR 290 (35.283 MB)
1943-08-1642-5797MissingSummaryMACR 295 (3.015 MB)
1943-08-1742-30147MissingSummaryMACR 291 (1.714 MB)
1943-08-1742-3222MissingSummaryMACR 292 (28.221 MB)
1943-08-1742-3230MissingSummaryMACR 293 (0.419 MB)
1943-08-1742-30139MissingSummaryMACR 294 (1.307 MB)
1943-08-1742-29956MissingSummaryMACR 296 (5.054 MB)
1943-09-0342-29914MissingSummaryMACR 743 (17.599 MB)
1943-09-0642-5843MissingSummaryMACR 1455 (8.347 MB)
1943-09-0641-24507MissingSummaryMACR 772 (24.824 MB)
1943-09-0642-3041MissingSummaryMACR 773 (14.589 MB)
1943-09-0642-3455MissingSummaryMACR 775 (9.803 MB)
1943-09-0642-5720MissingSummaryMACR 776 (10.353 MB)
1943-09-1642-5849MissingSummaryMACR 722 (20.367 MB)
1943-09-2342-3459MissingSummaryMACR 748 (24.645 MB)
1943-10-0942-29814MissingSummaryMACR 872 (8.137 MB)
1943-10-0942-29712MissingSummaryMACR 873 (5.317 MB)
1943-10-0941-24529Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-10-09-503 (2.904 MB)
1943-10-1442-29870MissingSummaryMACR 1038 (7.556 MB)
1943-10-1442-29867MissingSummaryMACR 838 (15.228 MB)
1943-10-1442-30196MissingSummaryMACR 839 (5.283 MB)
1943-10-1442-29800MissingSummaryMACR 840 (17.474 MB)
1943-10-1442-3216MissingSummaryMACR 841 (17.212 MB)
1943-10-1442-31059MissingSummaryMACR 842 (3.690 MB)
1943-11-1341-24575AccidentSummaryAR 43-11-13-500 (1.356 MB)
1943-11-1842-3440Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-11-18-518 (0.824 MB)
1943-11-2642-5051MissingSummaryMACR 1579 (30.215 MB)
1943-11-2642-37762MissingSummaryMACR 1580 (25.022 MB)
1943-11-2642-29987MissingSummaryMACR 1662 (34.187 MB)
1943-11-2642-31042MissingSummaryMACR 1663 (16.365 MB)
1943-11-2942-37828Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-11-29-508 (1.655 MB)
1943-11-3042-5747Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-11-30-519 (7.554 MB)
1943-12-0142-39796MissingSummaryReport not identified
1943-12-0141-24557MissingSummaryMACR 1334 (56.829 MB)
1943-12-0142-30033MissingSummaryMACR 1335 (5.166 MB)
1943-12-0142-29768MissingSummaryMACR 1336 (9.146 MB)
1943-12-2042-29935MissingSummaryMACR 1725 (3.658 MB)
1943-12-2642-37781Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 43-12-26-507 (1.822 MB)
1943-12-3042-31274MissingSummaryMACR 1768 (1.636 MB)
1944-01-0442-5838MissingSummaryMACR 1483 (38.711 MB)
1944-01-0741-24525MissingSummaryMACR 1608 (20.558 MB)
1944-01-0942-37924AccidentSummaryAR 44-01-09-504 (3.840 MB)
1944-01-1442-31246MissingSummaryMACR 2497 (3.733 MB)
1944-01-3042-31415MissingSummaryMACR 14416 (13.023 MB)
1944-01-3042-5444MissingSummaryMACR 2263 (12.878 MB)
1944-01-3042-5404MissingSummaryMACR 2264 (9.686 MB)
1944-01-3042-37727MissingSummaryMACR 2265 (16.501 MB)
1944-02-0842-39784MissingSummaryMACR 2496 (16.693 MB)
1944-02-1142-39962MissingSummaryMACR 2529 (12.848 MB)
1944-02-1142-40005MissingSummaryMACR 2530 (16.260 MB)
1944-02-2242-97450MissingSummaryMACR 2464 (24.070 MB)
1944-02-2242-97488MissingSummaryMACR 2465 (16.916 MB)
1944-02-2242-3087MissingSummaryMACR 2466 (37.096 MB)
1944-02-2242-39809MissingSummaryMACR 2467 (10.428 MB)
1944-02-2242-31516AccidentSummaryAR 44-02-22-511 (22.753 MB)
1944-02-2542-29717MissingSummaryMACR 2774 (1.201 MB)
1944-02-2842-31058MissingSummaryMACR 2937 (36.613 MB)
1944-03-0442-31606MissingSummaryMACR 2739 (12.108 MB)
1944-03-0442-32007MissingSummaryMACR 2740 (39.737 MB)
1944-03-0442-39991MissingSummaryMACR 2741 (54.222 MB)
1944-03-0942-37781MissingSummaryMACR 3005 (31.437 MB)
1944-03-1642-37801MissingSummaryMACR 3243 (33.507 MB)
1944-03-1642-37848MissingSummaryMACR 3244 (5.570 MB)
1944-03-1842-37793MissingSummaryMACR 3484 (2.122 MB)
1944-03-1842-31871MissingSummaryMACR 3485 (1.373 MB)
1944-03-1942-31926MissingSummaryMACR 3242 (39.461 MB)
1944-03-2442-31166AccidentSummaryAR 44-03-24-524 (1.597 MB)
1944-03-3142-38013AccidentSummaryAR 44-03-31-516 (4.933 MB)
1944-04-0942-31740MissingSummaryMACR 3653 (14.958 MB)
1944-04-1142-31375MissingSummaryMACR 3820 (21.642 MB)
1944-04-1342-31048MissingSummaryMACR 3866 (16.978 MB)
1944-04-1342-31433MissingSummaryMACR 3867 (53.009 MB)
1944-04-1342-37816MissingSummaryMACR 3868 (11.787 MB)
1944-04-1342-38112MissingSummaryMACR 3869 (24.961 MB)
1944-04-1342-97124MissingSummaryMACR 3870 (11.912 MB)
1944-04-1342-97228MissingSummaryMACR 3871 (20.517 MB)
1944-04-1342-97231MissingSummaryMACR 3872 (36.923 MB)
1944-04-1342-97274MissingSummaryMACR 3873 (61.433 MB)
1944-04-1342-97233MissingSummaryMACR 3874 (16.900 MB)
1944-04-2442-37885MissingSummaryMACR 4287 (7.504 MB)
1944-04-2442-102446MissingSummaryMACR 4347 (12.357 MB)
1944-04-2442-97477MissingSummaryMACR 4348 (9.171 MB)
1944-04-2442-97372MissingSummaryMACR 4349 (17.726 MB)
1944-04-2442-97221MissingSummaryMACR 4351 (31.504 MB)
1944-04-2442-38158MissingSummaryMACR 4352 (41.543 MB)
1944-04-2442-31346MissingSummaryMACR 4355 (7.660 MB)
1944-04-2442-37789Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-04-24-523 (4.696 MB)
1944-04-2542-31484Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-04-25-517 (1.070 MB)
1944-04-2742-97136MissingSummaryMACR 4350 (11.045 MB)
1944-04-2942-102448MissingSummaryMACR 4242 (43.191 MB)
1944-05-0142-107074Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-05-01-505 (1.558 MB)
1944-05-0742-31235MissingSummaryMACR 4811 (16.352 MB)
1944-05-0842-31211MissingSummaryMACR 4560 (55.398 MB)
1944-05-0842-31495MissingSummaryMACR 4561 (3.520 MB)
1944-05-0842-97081MissingSummaryMACR 4812 (8.509 MB)
1944-05-1342-97404MissingSummaryMACR 4813 (49.016 MB)
1944-05-1342-102548MissingSummaryMACR 4814 (50.910 MB)
1944-05-2242-102402MissingSummaryMACR 4954 (43.748 MB)
1944-05-2442-31364MissingSummaryMACR 5268 (96.798 MB)
1944-05-2942-97573MissingSummaryMACR 5318 (14.009 MB)
1944-06-1442-97188MissingSummaryMACR 5800 (3.927 MB)
1944-06-1642-97139AccidentSummaryAR 44-06-16-523 (1.568 MB)
1944-06-2142-107221MissingSummaryMACR 5995 (12.546 MB)
1944-07-0742-97273MissingSummaryMACR 7454 (4.972 MB)
1944-07-0742-102442AccidentSummaryAR 44-07-07-515 (11.808 MB)
1944-07-0744-6147AccidentSummaryAR 44-07-07-515 (11.808 MB)
1944-07-1242-97273MissingSummaryMACR 7568 (10.860 MB)
1944-07-1642-107064MissingSummaryMACR 7553 (12.812 MB)
1944-07-1942-97449MissingSummaryMACR 7261 (18.533 MB)
1944-07-1942-97178MissingSummaryMACR 7279 (32.120 MB)
1944-07-1942-97237MissingSummaryMACR 7280 (7.030 MB)
1944-07-2042-37974MissingSummaryMACR 7278 (36.954 MB)
1944-07-2242-97201Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-07-22-524 (1.244 MB)
1944-07-2842-107148AccidentSummaryAR 44-07-28-518 (1.079 MB)
1944-07-2943-37870MissingSummaryMACR 7818 (61.925 MB)
1944-08-0142-97072AccidentSummaryAR 44-08-01-512 (1.074 MB)
1944-08-0342-107224Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-08-03-517 (4.171 MB)
1944-08-0542-107058MissingSummaryMACR 7885 (15.713 MB)
1944-08-1544-8011Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-08-15-532 (2.962 MB)
1944-08-2642-97204MissingSummaryMACR 8466 (25.908 MB)
1944-09-1142-107058MissingSummaryMACR 8903 (10.331 MB)
1944-09-1143-38016Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-09-11-515 (0.953 MB)
1944-09-1242-97142MissingSummaryMACR 8901 (26.004 MB)
1944-09-1343-38213MissingSummaryMACR 8902 (16.169 MB)
1944-09-1744-8011MissingSummaryMACR 10197 (7.749 MB)
1944-09-2542-107057MissingSummaryMACR 9414 (19.951 MB)
1944-09-2744-6141AccidentSummaryAR 44-09-27-510 (2.530 MB)
1944-09-2744-6080AccidentSummaryAR 44-09-27-510 (2.530 MB)
1944-09-2842-31222MissingSummaryMACR 9366 (11.899 MB)
1944-09-2843-37822MissingSummaryMACR 9753 (23.666 MB)
1944-10-0543-38579MissingSummaryMACR 9754 (41.261 MB)
1944-10-0744-6294MissingSummaryMACR 9365 (21.608 MB)
1944-10-1042-37788Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-10-10-524 (1.769 MB)
1944-10-1144-6149MissingSummaryMACR 9478 (44.758 MB)
1944-10-1142-97948MissingSummaryMACR 9479 (36.526 MB)
1944-10-1242-37717AccidentSummaryAR 44-10-12-521 (3.499 MB)
1944-10-1944-8047Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-10-19-526 (2.858 MB)
1944-10-2342-102518Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-10-23-527 (2.444 MB)
1944-11-0842-97282MissingSummaryMACR 10352 (64.430 MB)
1944-11-1644-6512MissingSummaryMACR 10448 (33.387 MB)
1944-11-1643-38721AccidentSummaryAR 44-11-16-527 (10.047 MB)
1944-11-1642-97941AccidentSummaryAR 44-11-16-527 (10.047 MB)
1944-11-1643-38588Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-11-16-534 (1.778 MB)
1944-11-3043-38800MissingSummaryMACR 11111 (30.544 MB)
1944-11-3044-8409MissingSummaryMACR 11128 (48.071 MB)
1944-11-3043-37713MissingSummaryMACR 11129 (13.277 MB)
1944-11-3043-38542AccidentSummaryAR 44-11-30-510 (3.765 MB)
1944-12-0243-38016Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-12-02-525 (1.347 MB)
1944-12-0443-38750AccidentSummaryAR 44-12-04-535 (5.028 MB)
1944-12-0542-107121Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-12-05-513 (3.015 MB)
1944-12-1242-102933MissingSummaryMACR 11340 (14.540 MB)
1944-12-1644-8421AccidentSummaryAR 44-12-16-517 (4.051 MB)
1944-12-2742-107083MissingSummaryMACR 11248 (62.733 MB)
1944-12-3143-38262Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 44-12-31-516 (6.955 MB)
1945-01-0142-38014AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-01-521 (2.565 MB)
1945-01-0142-38801AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-01-524 (3.738 MB)
1945-01-0842-98000MissingSummaryMACR 11579 (4.494 MB)
1945-01-1044-8216MissingSummaryMACR 11578 (6.263 MB)
1945-01-1042-97263AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-10-519 (7.046 MB)
1945-01-2042-97251AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-20-522 (4.548 MB)
1945-01-2043-38542AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-20-527 (5.643 MB)
1945-01-2243-37703MissingSummaryMACR 11764 (17.205 MB)
1945-01-2243-38850MissingSummaryMACR 11994 (28.408 MB)
1945-01-2243-38721AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-22-526 (4.348 MB)
1945-01-2242-102620AccidentSummaryAR 45-01-22-526 (4.348 MB)
1945-01-2844-6105MissingSummaryMACR 11990 (30.709 MB)
1945-02-0143-38927AccidentSummaryAR 45-02-01-539 (3.203 MB)
1945-02-0342-97960MissingSummaryMACR 12153 (28.635 MB)
1945-02-0344-6592MissingSummaryMACR 12154 (7.168 MB)
1945-02-0342-102501MissingSummaryMACR 15315 (25.934 MB)
1945-02-2643-38823MissingSummaryMACR 12760 (2.688 MB)
1945-03-1642-37822Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-03-16-523 (3.493 MB)
1945-03-1742-107148MissingSummaryMACR 13114 (19.499 MB)
1945-03-1944-8008MissingSummaryMACR 13566 (4.487 MB)
1945-03-1943-39035AccidentSummaryAR 45-03-19-521 (15.780 MB)
1945-03-1944-6590AccidentSummaryAR 45-03-19-522 (4.215 MB)
1945-03-2042-97271MissingSummaryMACR 13565 (13.331 MB)
1945-03-2343-39053MissingSummaryMACR 13611 (7.970 MB)
1945-03-2644-6109AccidentSummaryAR 45-03-26-525 (6.320 MB)
1945-04-0643-39164MissingSummaryMACR 13850 (18.160 MB)
1945-04-0643-38801MissingSummaryMACR 13851 (9.305 MB)
1945-04-0644-6923AccidentSummaryAR 45-04-06-523 (6.090 MB)
1945-04-2543-38501MissingSummaryMACR 14317 (2.919 MB)
1945-05-0543-38757Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-05-08-511 (1.225 MB)
1945-05-1442-102620Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-05-14-517 (4.120 MB)
1945-05-1642-97986Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-05-16-512 (2.682 MB)
1945-06-1143-37971Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-06-11-526 (2.651 MB)
1945-06-1342-75614Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-06-13-521 (2.347 MB)
1945-11-1143-39197Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-11-11-501 (2.097 MB)
1945-12-1043-39236Accident
(Non-Combat)
SummaryAR 45-12-10-503 (15.444 MB)