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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 pm 
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I thought it might be a useful reference to list all of the AAF Forms (as well as some related others) that I could find. Consider this a follow on to my posts in the thread with the record cards.

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Internet Archive (Pages 145-148)
Google Books (Pages 72-74)

AAF Form No. 14, 1, 1A
AAIR

AAF Form No. 14, 54
MACR

AAF Form No. 1A
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(Source: WorthPoint)

AAF Form No. 8A
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(Source: eBay)

AAF Form No. 8B
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(Source: Something About Everything Military)

AAF Form No. 21A
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(Source: Sotheby's)

AAF Form No. 41B
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(Source: WorthPoint)

AAF Form No. 41B, 60A, 60B, 61
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(Source: University of North Texas)

AAF Form No. 46
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(Source: Early Aeronautica)

AAF Form No. 121, 104A
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(Source: United States Military Uniforms of World War II)

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I wish there was something like that available for WWII Naval Aviation forms.

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I thought it might be a useful reference to list all of the AAF Forms (as well as some related others) that I could find. Consider this a follow on to my posts in the thread with the record cards.


The aircraft in these records appears to be a Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator.

42-7615 crashed into a mountain at 10,900 foot level near Shawnee, CO Sep 30, 1943. All but one of the 12 crew members were killed. There is a marker honoring the dead at the crash site. (per Joe Buagher's USAF serial number site, http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html)


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Jim MacDonald wrote:
I wish there was something like that available for WWII Naval Aviation forms.

All of these images came from simply googling the correct terms (e.g. "AAF Form 23 Clearance"), so you might be able to come up with something like this if you know the right terminology.

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The aircraft in these records appears to be a Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator.

42-7615 crashed into a mountain at 10,900 foot level near Shawnee, CO Sep 30, 1943. All but one of the 12 crew members were killed. There is a marker honoring the dead at the crash site. (per Joe Buagher's USAF serial number site, http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html)

Interesting. I had sort of wondered about the actual history of the example airframe, but never bothered to look it up. Thanks!

AAF Form No. 1
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AAF Form No. 23
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Also, examples of and instructions on how to use forms number 1, 1A, 5, 15, 15A, 23, and 54 can be found in Section 1 of the Pilot's Information File.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:58 pm 
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Apparently there was a separate set of forms for cadets:

Aviation Cadet Form No. 31
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(Source: Ohio Memory)

Also, although it is mostly composed of War Department, and not USAAF, forms, the Ledley L. Bensen file is a great example of World War II military forms in general. Note that the edges of many of the pages have been burned - likely a result of the 1973 National Personnel Records Center fire.

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List of AAF Forms
  • 1 - Airplane Flight Report - Operation
  • 1A - Airplane Flight Report - Engineering
  • 5 - Individual Flight Record
  • 5S - Individual Flight Record
  • 7 - Flying Evaluation Report
  • 8 - Instrument Pilot Certificate (White)
  • 8A - Instrument Pilot Certificate (Green)
  • 8B - Pilot Instrument Certificate Applicate and Flight Check Form
  • 9 - Flight Envelope
  • 14 - Report of Major Accidents
  • 14A - Report of Minor Accidents
  • 15 - Invoice
  • 15A - Invoice Envelope
  • 17 - Damage to Property Certificate
  • 18 - Daily Control Tower Operations Log
  • 18A - Monthly Runway Traffic Report of Airplane Landings and Take-Offs
  • 21A - Navigator's Log (Small Form)
  • 21B - Air Navigation
  • 21C - Air Navigation
  • 21D - Air Navigation
  • 21E - Air Navigation
  • 21F - Air Navigation
  • 21G - Air Navigation
  • 21H - Air Navigation
  • 21I - Air Navigation
  • 21J - Air Navigation
  • 21K - Line of Position
  • 23 - Aircraft Clearance
  • 23A - Vertical Cross Section Forecast
  • 24 - Pilot's Information File - Table of Contents
  • 24A - Pilot's Information File - Temporary Record of Compliance
  • 28 - Army Air Forces Physical Fitness Test Report
  • 28A - Army Air Forces Physical Fitness Test and Record Card
  • 34 - Weekly Status and Operations Report
  • 38A - Inventory of Equipment
  • 39 - Aircraft Accident Log
  • 41B - Maintenance Inspection Record (Book Form)
  • 42 - Inspection and Preventative Maintenance Record for Aircraft Crash Rescue and Aircraft Crash Fire Fighting Equipment
  • 46 - Parachute Log Record
  • 48 - Work Order
  • 49 - Serviceable Part Tag (Yellow)
  • 49A - Serviceable Part Tag (Yellow Label)
  • 50 - Repairable Part Tag (Green)
  • 51 - Condemned Part Tag (Red)
  • 54 - Unsatisfactory Report
  • 55 - Daily and Weekly Inspection and Servicing Work Sheet for AAF Motorized Equipment
  • 56 - Maintenance Inspection Record
  • 57 - Pilot's Compass Correction Card
  • 60A - Technical Instruction Compliance Record (Aircraft)
  • 60B - Technical Instruction Compliance Record (Engines)
  • 61 - Propeller Historical Record
  • 66 - Preventative Maintenance Service and Technical Inspection Modified Work Sheet for AAF Vehicle Special Equipment and Items of Motorized Equipment
  • 81 - Stores Charge
  • 82 - Stores Credit (Yellow)
  • 83 - Identification Tag (White)
  • 83A - Identification Tag UR (White)
  • 90 - Aircraft Instrument
  • 96A - Cargo and Passenger Manifest
  • 96B - Cargo and Passenger Manifest
  • 99 - Memorandum Request
  • 102 - Requisition
  • 104A - Shipping Ticket
  • 104B - Supplementary Requisition and Shipping Ticket (Domestic)
  • 104C - Supplementary Requisition and Shipping Ticket (Domestic)
  • 110A - Daily Aircraft Status and Flying Time Report
  • 110B - Monthly Aircraft Status, Flying Time, and Serial Number Inventory Report
  • 121 - Individual AAF Issue Record
  • 122 - Report of Disabling Injury (Military and Civilian)
  • 123 - Officer's Evaluation Report
  • 132 - Installation Housing Report
  • 134 - Report of USAF Civilian Personnel
  • 205 - Medical Officer's Report of Aircraft Accident
  • 206 - Air Crew Member Physical Record Card
  • 244 - Aircraft Delivery Receipt and Paper Work List
  • 249 - Stores Exchange
  • 262 - Inspector's and Pilot's Final Acceptance Report
  • 263 - Aircraft Checkers Report
  • F - Balance and Weight Control - Aircraft

References: Army Ground Forces: Light Aviation (145-148), Aircraft Investigators' Handbook (73-74), The Air Force in Theaters of Operations: Organizations and Functions (28, 29, 49, 55, 56, 68), Publications: Numerical Index to Air Force Standard Publications (4)

Aviation Cadet Form
  • 31

AFTRC Form
  • 10 - Certificate of Proficiency

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AFTRC Form 10
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AAF Form No. 21
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AAF Form No. 24
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(Source: World War II - Korean Roundtable)

AAF Form No. 90
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(Source: Etsy)

Reproductions: AAF Form No. 1, AAF Form No. 46

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AFTRC Forms
  • 2 - Officers Proficiency Card
  • 4 - Basic Training Card
  • 9 - Diploma [ref]
  • 24 - Medical Statement

AFTRC Form No. 4
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(Source: Internet Archive)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:42 pm 
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This is a great collection. Here are a couple examples from accidents reports I've acquired through AAIR;

A.A.F. FORM NO. 1 - OPERATIONS (form date "TENTATIVE-12-18-1941")
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BT-13A s/n 41-11537 - 27 Feb 1943 Accident Report pg 6 by Jordan Deters, on Flickr

A.A.F. FORM NO. 1A - FLIGHT REPORT - ENGINEERING (form date "TENTATIVE 12-18-1941")
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BT-13A s/n 41-11537 - 27 Feb 1943 Accident Report pg 7 by Jordan Deters, on Flickr

A.A.F. Form No. 14 - REPORT OF AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT (form date "Revised May 15, 1942")
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BT-13A s/n 41-11537 - 27 Feb 1943 Accident Report pg 4 by Jordan Deters, on Flickr


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jdeters79 wrote:
This is a great collection. Here are a couple examples from accidents reports I've acquired through AAIR;

Glad you like it! Thanks for posting those!

While they're not USAAF forms, the Civilian Pilot Training Program apparently had a series of their own through what was called the Civil Aeronautics Administration at the time:

Form ACA-520 (CPT-12) - Declaration by Trainee
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)

Form ACA-724 (CPT-40) - Contract for Pilot Training[,] Elementary Course, College Phase
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)

Form ACA 733 (CPT-40)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)

Form ACA-732 (CPT-40) - Contract for Pilot Training[,] Secondary Course, College Phase
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)
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(Source: Bloomsburg University)

Form ACA 594 (CPT-41) - CPT Pilot Rating Book
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(Source: Early Aeronautica)
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(Source: Early Aeronautica)
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(Source: Early Aeronautica)

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These don't have a number, so I'm not sure if they are actually part of the USAAF form sequence, but they very well could be:

Flight Plan & Flight Record
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(Source: 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II)
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(Source: 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II)

I also came across this while doing some research this week:

Form No. 176 - Routing and Record Sheet
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The "CPT" in the form number almost certainly stands for "Civilian Pilot Training" as in the "Civilian Pilot Training Program". So while these are Civil Aeronautics Authority forms, they were part of the war effort and seem reasonable to include here:

Form ACA 526 (CPT-41) - Daily Flight Inspection Record
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(Source: Internet Archive)

Other CPT forms mentioned in the Catalogue of the Public Documents of ... the Government include:
  • Form ACA 529 (CPT-41) - Aircraft Maintenance Record
  • Form ACA 551 (CPT-41) - Student Pilot Rating Book (Private Course)

There is also a good collection of scanned AAF Form No. 5 forms on the portion of the Brookside Press website related to 2LT Thomas E. Cartmell.

The importance of all the paperwork and some of the methodology involved is covered in Report No. 18 of the Army Air Forces Aviation Psychology Program. It also includes a list of printed tests on page 216. On the subject of actual handling of the records, starting on page 57 is an interesting description of the use of an early IBM computer with keypunch cards.

An article titled "This Question of Manpower" in a 1943 issue of the journal Air Force also details the use of the McBee edge-punched cards, specifically noting that AAF Forms 125 and 126 are designed for use with the system and that they replaced AGO Form 20. AAF Forms 127 and 128 are also mentioned.

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YOU MAGNIFICENT B*STARD. I cannot overstate how awesome this is. I'm going to share this thread with all my folks in the Airmens Preservation Society - this will be a *massive* help in getting even the smallest details right in our encampments at Warbirds Over The Beach and elsewhere.

Thank you SO much for sharing these! And in return, I have a number of things you might find useful, including a pristine scan of a blank B-25 pilot's checklist which was included in a Form 1-A I purchased a few years ago. Please send me a PM and I'll be glad to share whatever I've got with you, including maps, etc.

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Here's one from the Swoose. Page one is on the bottom.


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YOU MAGNIFICENT B*STARD. I cannot overstate how awesome this is. I'm going to share this thread with all my folks in the Airmens Preservation Society - this will be a *massive* help in getting even the smallest details right in our encampments at Warbirds Over The Beach and elsewhere.

Thank you SO much for sharing these! And in return, I have a number of things you might find useful, including a pristine scan of a blank B-25 pilot's checklist which was included in a Form 1-A I purchased a few years ago. Please send me a PM and I'll be glad to share whatever I've got with you, including maps, etc.

I'm glad you like it; that's what they're here for! I also really appreciate the offer to share what you have! I'm not sure if I'll take you up on the offer right now, but I will keep in mind.

By the way, the posts are intentionally formatted in a way to be easily searchable. If you do a Ctrl+F search, and then enter either the number of the report or its title, it should take you to the correct part of the page.

List of AAF Forms (Cont.)
  • AAF Form No. 24 - PIF Table of Contents[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24A - Temporary Compliance Certificate for PIF[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24N - NIF Table of Contents[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24NA - Temporary Compliance Certificate for NIF[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24B - BIF Table of Contents[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24BA - Temporary Compliance Certificate for BIF[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24R - ROIF Table of Contents[1]
  • AAF Form No. 24RA - Temporary Compliance Certificate for ROIF[1]
  • AAF Form No. 97A - Purchase Request and Commitment Form (Obligation Record)[2.1]
  • AAF Form No. 105F-1 - Stock Control Record[2.2]
  • AAF Form No. 105F-2 - Stock Record[2.2]
  • AAF Form No. 105F-3 - Stock Activity Record[2.2]
  • AAF Form No. 105F-4 - Due in and Due Out Record[2.2]
  • AAF Form No. 105F-5 - Stock Control and Activity Record[2.2]
  • AAF Form No. 263-B - Aircraft Checkers Report[,] Winterization Checklist[3]

AAF Form No. 16 - Emergency Rescue Report
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(Source: Google Books)

AAF Form No. 21D - Ageton Solution, Line of Position
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(Source: Google Books)

AAF Form No. 21Q - Great Circle Computation, Ageton Solution (Course and Distance)
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(Source: Google Books)

AAF Form No. 21R - Great Circle Computation, Ageton Solution (Lat Lo of Intermediate Point - x-1, x-2, etc.)
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(Source: Google Books)

AAF Form No. 21U - Factors for Ground Speed by Timing
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(Source: Google Books)

AAF Form 28-A - Physical Fitness Test and Record Card, 28-B - Physical Fitness Test and Record Card[,] Cumulative Record
U.S. National Library of Medicine (Pages 83 (89))

AAF Form 205 - Flight Surgeon's Report of Aircraft Accident
The Aleutians

AAF Form No. 206 - Pilot and Crew Member Physical Record Card
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(Source: The Portal to Texas History)

AAF Form No. 206 - Aircrew Member Physical Record Card [Alternate Version]
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution

EDIT: Found another one:

AAF Form No. 128 - AAF Personal Affairs Statement
Civil Air Patrol National History Program

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