|American's and RAF, WWII|
|Eagle Squadron American Pilots|
- One of the best places to begin your research is with the Royal Air Force Museum.
- Be sure to also visit the National Churchill Museum.
- An often overlooked site for RAF research from 1918-1939 is FindmyPast. This database contains “almost 343,000 airmen, who were born in over 30 countries.”
- The National Archives (UK) may assist the family historian with earlier Royal Air Force personnel research.
- For an index of RCAF personnel between 1914-1945, visit the Air Force Association of Canada. An index of the 379 Americans bombers that served with the RCAF can be found at the Bomber Command Museum, Canada. These bombers are honored on Canada’s Bomber Command Memorial.
- The Library and Archives, Canada, holds all military service records. (username/ password NOT needed). http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/Pages/introduction.aspx
- Fold3 has a collection of photos of American RAF servicemen being conferred by the President of the United States of America. (Servicemen are identified). Begin your photo search by scrolling through the RAF Ceremonies and Decorations.
|Johnny Smythe, RAF|