Aircraft Missing in Action Project

Letters M.I.A. stand for Missing In Action. These letters describe the USAAF aircraft that failed to return from the mission and their whereabouts are not known until now.

Aircraft M.I.A. Project is a group of researchers who collect information on USAAF aircraft that crashed or landed in Polish territory during the WWII (see the map). The members of this group come from all over Poland but they are united by their dedication to solving 50+ years old mysteries.

The main AMIAP objective is to create a complete list of such aircraft. Until now we have succeeded to identify locations of air crashes and landings of over a hundred B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-24 Liberators, P-51 Mustangs and P-38 Lightnings.

We are looking for participants' and witnesses' accounts of these crashes and landings and for any documents and photographs that are related to these events. We are promoting our interest and spreading knowledge about the USAAF air offensive in Europe through articles in the daily press and magazines in Poland.

If you landed or crashed in the area marked on the map (or your friends or relatives did) please send e-mail or write to us. We will gladly hear from you and provide help, if possible.

USAAF Targets in Poland in World War Two

1. Rumia (Rahmel)
2. Gdynia
3. Gdańsk (Danzig)
4. Malbork (Marienburg)
5. Międzyzdroje (Misdroy)
6. Świnoujście (Swinemunde)
7. Police (Politz)
8. Szczecin (stettin)
9. Stargard
10. Piła (Schneidemuhl)
11. Poznań (Posen)
12. Krzesinki (Kreising)
13. Warszawa
14. Żary (Sorau)
15. Zdzieszowice (Odertal)
16. Kędzierzyn (Blechhammer)
17. Mielec
18. Trzebinia
19. Oświęcim (Auschwitz)
20. Chechowice-Dziedzice
21. Drohobycz

Some of the places in the map were in Germany until 1945. Their German names are given in brackets.
The map is based on a map produced by Olivier Tyrbas.