Historical Documents

Missing Air Crew Reports
This document was generated shortly after the loss of the aircraft and lists the crew roster, aircraft, and basic details of the loss including eye witness statements if they were available.

Mission Reports

After action report that shows the number of airplanes, mission, time of take off and landing, pilots, route and altitude, weather, ammo expended, casualties (own and enemy), enemy opposition, and an account of the mission.

Walk Out Stories
Personal narratives from downed pilots describing their return to base after being shot down.

Monthly Unit Histories
Monthly histories of the 118th TRS written by CAPT Robert C. Burke, S-2 Officer.   Each file contains a narrative covering the indicated time period and a personnel roster.  Later reports include résumé of missions, squadron orders, special orders, and photographs.

Orders, manifests, rosters, and more