| This is the date that the aircraft was lost.
|| This is the type of aircraft that was lost.
|| This is the aircraft's Bureau Number, or Serial Number, used by the Navy and Marine Corps.
|| This is the squadron to which the aircraft lost had been attached.
|| This is a listing of the area in which the aircraft was lost. In almost every case the best
that could be identified is the nearest island to where the ship was when the plane attached to the
ship was lost (e.g., Pearl), the location over the land when the plane was lost (e.g., Tokyo).
|| This is a generalized area of the world where the aircraft was lost. For example, Hawaii
and Midway are in the Western Central Pacific (WCENPAC). EMPIRE is for the Empire of
Japan and PHIL is the Philippines.
|| This is the pilot's name and rank that was with the aircraft when it was lost. Many of
the names may be incomplete or misspelled as the reference materials used were poorly
reproduced. In some instances, no pilot is listed, but rather a statement such as (DECK LOSS-
TYPHOON). In some cases the field is left blank. That is because no data was available at that
time when the report was made. The blanks will eventually, with time, be filled in.
|| This is the fate of the pilot reported at the time the plane was lost.
It is a single letter represented as follows:
U - Unknown
S - Saved
M - Missing
D - Dead
Although the fate of many of those reported Missing were actually changed to Dead, what is
represented here was the status of the pilot's fate when the original report was made.