1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 3, 2021 2:52 PM by Charlie Busch

    Seeking Civil Aeronautics Bureau crash records

    Robb Parthemore Newbie

      Hi, I am trying to find records of a aircraft crash that involved my grandfather. The crash occurred in October of 1948. News records indicate the Civil Aeronautics Bureau investigated the crash with Chief inspectors from Cleveland and Detroit were on scene two days after the crash. Where may I find more records or the investigation records? Thanks

        • Re: Seeking Civil Aeronautics Bureau crash records
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Pathemore,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Minutes of Meetings, 1940 - 1984 in the Records of the Civil Aeronautics Board (Record Group 197) that include CAB aircraft accident report summaries. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!