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LINKS & BIBLIOGRAPHIES TO WORLD NAVAL AVIATION SITES


 

Each part of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945 contains its own comprehensive links section, this page intends to merely introduce the diversity of websites and publications that exist. For more detailed or specialist information needs click on the appropriate subject button on the left column of this page


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FLEET AIR ARM LINKS

The FAAO website contains a wealth of information. Squadrons, Ship Names and Battle Honours of the Fleet Air Arm. 
 http://www.fleetairarmoa.org
 

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton (UK) Europe's premier naval aviation museum.
 

Swordfish Heritage Trust information about their FAA aircraft, including aircraft history, technical details and photographs.
http://www.flynavyheritage.org.uk

The Fleet Air Arm and Royal Navy. Official website of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. 
http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/145.html



AIRCRAFT LINKS

Watson's World War II Aircraft Museum. Information is listed by category and country. Categories include bombers and attackers, fighters, carrier-borne aircraft and naval planes, and include information about FAA aircraft. Technical details include profile image, photographs, Aircraft, Year, Engine, Wingspan, Length, Weight, Max. speed, Ceiling, Range, Crew, Payload, Armament. 
http://canopus.lpi.msk.su/%7Ewatson/wwiiap.html

Aerofiles.  Apparently the Internet's most comprehensive all-American aviation historical reference and research site, presently listing more than 10,000 types of US aircraft with their specifications and data, and informative text as found. Site contains information about American built FAA aircraft. 
http://www.aerofiles.com/home.html

FAA Aircraft Index by British Forces.com
http://www.british-forces.com/rtw/fleet_air_arm/aircraft/aircindex.html



SQUADRON LINKS

Robert Horsten's FAA Squadrons
http://website.lineone.net/%7Eroyalnavy/FAA-SQN.html

Canadian squadrons The squadrons that were part of the RCN, their squadron crests and a synopsis.
 http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/awmuseum/navair/squadrons.html

Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994) 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' 
Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8

U. S. Navy Patrol Squadrons VPNAVY is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Navy flying "ASW" (VP/VPB) Patrol Aircraft (past and present). VPNAVY has attempted to collect every available piece of information via the InterNet. Everything (and anything) relating to U. S. Navy "ASW" Patrol Squadrons is posted (with permission) on pages "dedicated" to each respective squadron. Currently, over 200 squadrons are represented. 
http://www.vpnavy.com/



SHIP LINKS

ROYAL NAVY and WORLD WAR 2- Aircraft Carriers including Fleet, Escort, Merchant Aircraft Carriers & CAM-ships

 
Alex's Royal Navy Page Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy. Service and class technical details of all RN Aircraft Carriers. Part 1 - 1920-1939 Furious, Hermes, Eagle, Courageous & Ark Royal classes.  Part 2 - 1940-1949 Illustrious, Implacable, Colossus & Majestic classes.  Part 3 - 1950-2000 Audacious, Centaur, Invincible & Ocean classes
http://www.btinternet.com/~a.c.walton/navy/navy.html

HG&UW World Aircraft Carrier Lists And Photo Gallery from 1913 to 2000
The World Aircraft Carriers Lists are a comprehensive, detailed listing of all the world's aircraft carriers and seaplane tenders, from the start of naval aviation into the 21st century. Every carrier and seaplane tender ever built or planned is listed, with complete technical data, historical sketches and photographs for virtually every ship. There are nearly 1000 high-quality photos linked to the espective ship histories. This is perhaps one of the most comprehensive websites for information about the ships used by the Fleet Air Arm and the Commonwealth. Includes a Master list of RN Carriers and an extensive list of links to other web resources.
http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/ 

Czech based website with carriers from around the world. Information is categorized by country and ship class. Data includes photographs, capacity, handling gear, and engineering notes as well as wartime career details. 
http://www.voodoo.cz/ww2car/ 

Royal Navy Ships of World War 2: by Andrew Arthur's guide to the Royal Navy of World War 2. A website dedicated to the main classes of Royal Navy warship during the second world war, with information on data, listings, plans and pictures of the ships that fought the War. The site invites all to "Click on the above links to read about the Royal Navy's indestructible armoured carriers, the old and vulnerable conversions or the huge amount of USN transferred and lesser numbers of home-grown". This site is one of the most comprehensive for individual histories and general informtion for each ship as well as provides summaries on Service History and Battle Honours, Air Wings with details about aircraft complements and also techn ical data. 
http://website.lineone.net/%7Ejimmer/WW2.html. 

Warships1.com: large dedicated website with profiles of the Battleships, Carriers and all the warships of the Royal Navy and the World.
http://www.warships1.com/


This site has been created to fill a void on the internet, a web site dedicated solely to the remembrance of the Canada's light fleet aircraft carriers. Information includes Histories and specifications, Photo galleries, Links and Sources and Acknowledgements. 
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/2230/ 

The official web site of the United States Navy. Detailed website with a history of the Aircraft carrier in the USN, including a detailed List of all USN carriers with additional fact files for individual ships.. 
http://www.navy.mil/ 
http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/ 



HISTORY LINKS


http://www.british-forces.com/site_index.html

Alex's Royal Navy Page Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy. Service and class technical details of all RN Aircraft Carriers. Part 1 - 1920-1939 Furious, Hermes, Eagle, Courageous & Ark Royal classes.  Part 2 - 1940-1949 Illustrious, Implacable, Colossus & Majestic classes.  Part 3 - 1950-2000 Audacious, Centaur, Invincible & Ocean classes
http://www.btinternet.com/~a.c.walton/navy/navy.html



BATTLE HONOUR LINKS

See FAA History by the Fleet Air Arm Officers Association

CAMPAIGN SUMMARIES OF WORLD WAR 2: BATTLE HONOURS of the ROYAL NAVY 1939-45 including Battle Honours, Campaign Honours, Single-Ship Actions, Royal Marine Corps Memorable Dates. Naval History Net

British and Commonwealth Camnpaigns of World War II by British-Forces.com

The Royal Navy: Battles Honours by British Forces.com

World War 2 Timeline Website A totally comprehensive timeline of world war 2, that covers every event, day by day from 1939 through to 1945. 



ROLL OF HONOUR LINKS


Commonwealth War Graves Commission -  DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER:
This Register provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars, including all those who served with the Fleet Air Arm.
http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf


ROLL OF HONOUR DATABASE
Searchable database of 11297 RECORDS by name, rank, date, or by keyword.
http://www.awm.gov.au/database/roh.asp

COMMEMORATIVE ROLL DATABASE
Http://www.awm.gov.au/database/croll.asp

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial
This site contains information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country. The site has been expanded to include direct links to the commemorative inscriptions in the electronic versions of Canada's Books of Remembrance. 
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem

Canadian Virtual War Memorial with search name registry
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/books/
 http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem

Search the Canadian Merchant Navy War Dead Database
 

New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum

http://www.nzfpm.co.nz/
NZ Memorial Roll This Memorial Roll commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by nearly 800 New Zealand pilots, air gunners, and navigators who flew fighter aircraft during the world wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
http://www.nzfpm.co.nz/memorial/memorial.htm

NZ Aces List This site is devoted to the 87 pilots who are known to have achieved 'ace' status in World Wars I & II. 
http://www.nzfpm.co.nz/aces/aces.htm

American Battle Monuments Commission
Of the 405,399 Americans that lost their lives during World War II, there were 78,976 Missing in Action. Of the remainder the next of kin of 93,242 elected to have their loved ones buried at our cemeteries. The World War II Honor Roll database contains the 172,218 names of those buried at our cemeteries, those Missing in Action and those buried or lost at sea. It does not contain the names of the 233,181 Americans returned to the United States for burial.
http://www.usabmc.com/abmc45.htm
http://www.americanwardead.com/searchww.htm

German database of German Armed Forces fatalities 
VERMISTEN UND TOTEN DATABANK:  A site listing all the known fatalities and missing person person of the German Armed forces during both World War I and World War II.



FAA TODAY

The Fleet Air Arm and Royal Navy. Official website of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. 
http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/145.html



ASSOCIATION LINKS



MUSEUM LINKS

The main naval aviation and maritime aviation museums include:


Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton (UK) Europe's premier naval aviation museum.

The Royal Air Force Museum, Britain's National Museum of Aviation, celebrates the story of aviation from before the Wright Brothers to the RAF of the 21st Century with one of the world's finest collections of legendary aircraft and associated exhibits. 

Imperial War Museum the multi-branch national museum of the history of war and wartime life from 1914
Royal Navy Museum (UK)

The Royal Marines Museum (UK) is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all aspects of Royal Marines history for the education and enjoyment of the general public.


Shearwater Aviation Museum of Maritime Military Aviation (Canada) Home of the Canadian Swordfish

Naval Aviation Museum of Australia/Museum of Flight ANAM (Australia

 


American National Museum of Naval Aviation


STORES

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RESEARCH/ARCHIVE LINKS

Fleet Air Arm Museum - Records & Research Centre (UK)
RAF Museum - Collections: library, archives, film & sound (UK)
Imperial War Museum - seven curatorial departments (UK)
Public Records Office (UK)
Fleet Air Arm Officers Association Library and Research Facilities
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives



MULTIMEDIA LINKS/MEDIA RESOURCE LINKS

BBC Archives: The BBC's archives are among the world's largest which means that you may find everything you're looking for on this site. Search the BBC film, video and tape footage database

National Sound Archive.The NSA is part of the British Library and will arrange appointments for anyone in possession of a British Library pass. Search the National Sound Archive



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Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 5-06-2005


 

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