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    
  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.
https://aviationtrails.wordpress.com/choose-your-trail/trail-20-north-norfolk-part-1/
  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
  UK Airfields A selection of photographs from airfields in the UK and further afield.
www.ukairfields.org.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