Cambridgeshire
Aviation Heritage Trail

Links


Need more information? Try using one of these links. We can’t guarantee that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for nor, if you do, that the information will be consistently and completely accurate. But, equally, the net has now become an essential research tool. These links should, at least, save you some time as you navigate your areas of interest. If you want to engage the services of a freelance aviation or military researcher, we suggest you Google this phrase, adding an indication of your particular area of interest. You should be aware that research costs can be considerable if a substantial amount of research is required.

Avro Lancaster Mk II

United Kingdom
Graves/Memorials – General

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

www.cwgc.org/
Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Belgium & France www.inmemories.com/cemeteries.htm
Roll of Honour www.roll-of-honour.com/index.html
Graves/Memorials – Places
Devon War Memorials List of war memorials throughout the county with transcriptions.
www.devonheritage.org/index.htm
East Lancashire War Memorials Locations and transcriptions
www.eastlancsmemorials.co.uk/
Kent War Memorials Transcription Project www.kentfallen.com/Kent%20War%20Memorials.html
North East War Memorials Project www.newmp.org.uk/search.php
Shropshire War Memorial Listing of memorials plus transcriptions.
www.shropshirewarmemorial.org.uk/index.html
Wolverhampton War Memorials Full details and transcriptions of names.
www.wolverhamptonwarmemorials.org.uk/
Worcester: Memorials + inscriptions in and around Worcester www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/
Remember the Fallen Details of UK war memorials with listings of names.
www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/
UK War Memorial Inventory www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.002
People
Aircrew Association Lists over 2,000 members who have died since 2006
www.aircrew.org.uk/memorial.html
Aircrew Remembrance Society www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/
Awards and citations Public notices contained in The Gazette.
www.thegazette.co.uk
RAF Bomber Command Losses (Chorley): Amendments & Additions www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/
RAF Bomber Crew www.bombercrew.com/main.htm
RAF Commands Forum-based site.
www.rafcommands.com/
RAF Prisoners of War Index Not much biographical detail, but does include a record of the camp held.
www.rafcommands.com/
Royal Air Force’s Register of Associations Comprehensive listing of links for squadron, base, etc. associations.
www.associations.rafinfo.org.uk
UK crash records Details of all aviation-related crashes in the UK (and elsewhere).
www.aviation-safety.net/
Research
British Aviation Archaeological Council The official national body in the United Kingdom for aviation archaeologists and researchers of historic aircraft crashes.
www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/index.htm
British Newspaper Archive http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
English Heritage: National Monuments Record Some records online. Catalogue searchable.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/archives-and-collections/nmr/archives/
Flight Magazine Searchable database of every issue from 1909.
www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html
London Gazette online Details of promotions, awards, etc.
www.london-gazette.co.uk/search
National Archives Many records are not yet online, but the catalogue is fully searchable.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/default.asp
Access to Archives What’s available in local collections
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/
Cambridge University Aerial Photo Collection www.cambridgeairphotos.com
Cambridgshire Library www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Cambridgeshire Collection www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Bell 222

Australia
Graves/Memorials
Australian War Memorial: Roll of Honour www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales
Also contains searchable database for names.
www.warmemorialsnsw.asn.au/
South Australia & Northern Territory War Memorials
Contains searchable database for memorials by town, then gives names inscribed.
www.tributesofhonour.info/
War Memorials of Western Australia www.warmemorials.net/
World War Two Nominal Roll
The site contains information from the service records of some one million individuals who served during World War Two.
www.ww2roll.gov.au
People
National Archives of Australia

Excellent source of service records – if they have been digitised.
www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/raaf.aspx

Stirling

Canada
Graves/Memorials
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Comprehensive archive with many photos.
www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem
Bomber Command Museum of Canada www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/
Virtual Memorial www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/memorial/
People
Canada at War www.canadaatwar.ca/index.php
Canadian National Archives Searchable index of library and archive collections.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search-recherche/all-tout.php?Language=eng
Canadian Wings History & heritage of Canada’s Air Force.
www.canadianwings.com/index.php
Library and Archives Canada Provides access to all Canadian military service records during WW2 of those who died. Some of the records have been digitised.
www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage
RCAF Association Includes details of honours and awards given to all RCAF Bomber Command personnel and often includes substantial detail of their service and operational records.
www.rcafassociation.ca

Trident

Germany
People
Kracker Archive – Luftwaffe Pilot Database Comprehensive source of pilot information.
www.aircrewremembered.com/Kracker/KrackerArchive.html

 

New Zealand
Graves/Memorials
Auckland War Memorial Museum: Cenotaph Database www.muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/locations.aspx
New Zealand War Graves Project Well-designed and useful site.
www.nzwargraves.org.nz/
People New Zealand Rolls of Honour Very useful site with locations and transcriptions of many NZ memorials
www.freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/index.htm

Vampire

USA
Graves/Memorials
American Battle Monuments Commission Operates and maintains US military memorials and cemeteries.
www.abmc.gov | www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/cambridge-american-cemetery#.V6OouTWtRLM
Research
American Air Museum Tremendous resource of archive photos and personal stories.
www.americanairmuseum.com
Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research Searchable database.
www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
Eighth in the East, The: Exploring the Legacy of the USAAF Excellent site with an emphasis on aviation archaeology.
www.8theast.org
Library of Congress Luftwaffe UK target photos
www.loc.gov