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Dear Mr. Bredene,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled World War II Combat Operations Reports, 1941 - 1946 in the Records of the Army Air Forces ( Record Group 18) that includes the file unit 93rd Bomb Group: Mission Report April 6, 1945. It may include loading lists. For access to and/or copies of this/these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We were unable to locate records of the 5th Strategic Air Depot in RG 18.
RDT2 has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force/Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History Index to the microfilm and located files of the 93rd Bomb Group on Reel B0189 (Frames 633 to 1885) and of the 5th Strategic Air Depot on Reel A0208 (Frame 401) & Reel A0211 (Frame 950). For access to and/or copies of the microfilm, please contact RDT2 via email at email@example.com.
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The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution has custody of a microfilm copy of the Air Force and Army Air Force aircraft history record cards. The cards list a plane's serial number, place of manufacture, and manufacturer's contract number, and may include information for each month that the plane was in service, the place of assignment, cumulative flying hours, and any repairs or accidents. They cover information from the date the plane was put into service to the date it was destroyed or withdrawn from service. For access to the microfilm, please contact the National Air and Space Museum Archives, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151 or email NASMRefDesk@si.edu.
World War II Army Air Force accident reports are in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424. The web site is https://www.afhra.af.mil/.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!