Father In Law in WWII records

Good evening everyone.We're trying to find more information on my father in law's service during WWII. We do know he was stationed in China, his bomb group and squadron(308th BG, 373rd BS). We also have his separation papers(honorable discharge). We also know of one the B-24 Liberator's he was on, which he suffered injuries leading to his discharge from the AAF. We're trying to find out more about the other plane's he was on, his crew members if possible. Thanks in advance for any and all help. 


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    Unit histories and supporting documents of Army Air Force and Air Force units are in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424.  These files often include historical reports.  You should call (334) 953-2395 or write to that office for further information concerning these records. The web site is http://www.afhra.af.mil/.  These records are typically not name searchable and will need to be searched by his unit, the 373rd Bomb Squadron.  The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the World War II Combat Operations Reports [Mission Reports] (entry NM-6 7-A) within the Records of the Army Air Force (Record Group 18), but we were unable to locate any mission reports for the 373rd Bomb Squadron.  
    If the injuries that your father in law obtained were the result of an aircraft incident such as a crash, it is possible that he would be located in the Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs).  These records would include information about the plane and its occupants along with details about the incident.  The Name Index to the Series Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs), 1942–1947 has been fully digitized and can be searched alphabetically by surname.  If you find an index card with his name, the MACR number will be located on the right side of the card if there is a report available.  This number may be written or typed.  If a number is available, you can look up the matching MACR in the digitized series Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs), 1942–1947.  
    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further.

    We hope this assists you with your research!


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