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|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.
|East Lancashire War Memorials||Locations and transcriptions
|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.
|Wolverhampton War Memorials||Full details and transcriptions of names.
|Worcester: Memorials + inscriptions in and around Worcester||www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/|
|Remember the Fallen||Details of UK war memorials with listings of names.
|UK War Memorial Inventory||www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.002|
|Aircrew Association||Lists over 2,000 members who have died since 2006
|Aircrew Remembrance Society||www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/|
|Awards and citations||Public notices contained in The Gazette.
|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.
|RAF Prisoners of War Index||Not much biographical detail, but does include a record of the camp held.
|Royal Air Force’s Register of Associations||Comprehensive listing of links for squadron, base, etc. associations.
|UK crash records||Details of all aviation-related crashes in the UK (and elsewhere).
|Aviation Trails||A trail around Britain’s historical airfields many lost to developers or mother nature herself. Come along on a voyage of discovery and nostalgia.
|British Aviation Archaeological Council||The official national body in the United Kingdom for aviation archaeologists and researchers of historic aircraft crashes.
|British Newspaper Archive||http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/|
|English Heritage: National Monuments Record||Some records online. Catalogue searchable.
|Flight Magazine||Searchable database of every issue from 1909.
|London Gazette online||Details of promotions, awards, etc.
|National Archives||Many records are not yet online, but the catalogue is fully searchable.
|Access to Archives||What’s available in local collections
|Cambridge University Aerial Photo Collection||www.cambridgeairphotos.com|
|UK Airfields||A selection of photographs from airfields in the UK and further afield.
|Airfield Research Group||The charity Airfield Research Group has a large 20th century military architecture archive along with the Alconbury Heritage Collection. Access to the archive is by prior arrangement.
|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.
|South Australia & Northern Territory War Memorials
Contains searchable database for memorials by town, then gives names inscribed.
|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.
|National Archives of Australia||Excellent source of service records – if they have been digitised.
|Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Comprehensive archive with many photos.
|Bomber Command Museum of Canada||www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/|
|Canada at War||www.canadaatwar.ca/index.php|
|Canadian National Archives||Searchable index of library and archive collections.
|Canadian Wings||History & heritage of Canada’s Air Force.
|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.
|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.
|Kracker Archive – Luftwaffe Pilot Database||Comprehensive source of pilot information.
|Auckland War Memorial Museum: Cenotaph Database||www.muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/cenotaph/locations.aspx|
|New Zealand War Graves Project||Well-designed and useful site.
|People||New Zealand Rolls of Honour||Very useful site with locations and transcriptions of many NZ 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
|American Air Museum||Tremendous resource of archive photos and personal stories.
|Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research||Searchable database.
|Eighth in the East, The: Exploring the Legacy of the USAAF||Excellent site with an emphasis on aviation archaeology.
|Library of Congress||Luftwaffe UK target photos