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Re: Another Navy ship collision. 10 "missing"
Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain Breeze
There is a book about training deaths in Nebraska for the Army Air Force during WWII that is very interesting. I think more people died in training than in aerial combat in WWII but that does not sell as well for the survivors..
Well, that stat seems a bit rickerty. so I googled it.
Over the course of the war, the US Army Air Forces suffered
over 54,000 accidents in the continental United States. These accidents accounted for over
15,000 fatalities, the equivalent of a World War Two infantry division.
(in WW2) 88,119 airmen died in service. 52,173 were battle casualty deaths: 45,520 killed in action, 1,140 died of wounds, 3,603 were missing in action and declared dead, and 1,910 were non-hostile battle deaths.
But on a quick look I could find exact pilot figures.
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