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Papa_K
03-25-2006, 12:37 PM
Reference material for mission builders.

I find that I'm always looking for more here - Links that are useful for mission building, but also for background information. I'm sure many have accumulated a lot of links, but these are ones that I've gone back to multiple times.

For historical, or historically based missions, or just for ideas. Obviously not a complete list, but the links below have been good places to start.

The chronologies are especially useful. If looking for information on specific locations or battles, a quick (or exhaustive) internet search usually seems to turn up something as well.

Hope these help new/old mission builders:

General WWII Aviation Reference

HyperWar - Second World War
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/

Chronology of the US Navy in World War II
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-Chron/USN-Chron-1942.html

USAAF Chronology (found at multiple sites)
http://paul.rutgers.edu/~mcgrew/wwii/usaf/html/ (http://paul.rutgers.edu/%7Emcgrew/wwii/usaf/html/)

US Strategic Bombing Survey (European War)
http://www.anesi.com/ussbs02.htm

US Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific War)
http://www.anesi.com/ussbs01.htm

(US) Army Air Forces Statistical Digest - WWII
http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/wwwroot/aafsd/aafsd_list_of_tables.html


Pilot Bio's and Stories

American Aces of WWII
http://www.acepilots.com/

WWII Ace Stories
http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/aces.htm

Planes and Pilots of World War Two
http://home.att.net/~C.C.Jordan/index.html (http://home.att.net/%7EC.C.Jordan/index.html)


General Link Sites

Resouce Central - World War 2
http://www.resourcehelp.com/mil_ww2.htm

World War II Links on the Internet
http://history.acusd.edu/gen/ww2_links.html

World War II
http://www.teacheroz.com/wwii.htm


Misc

Allied Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (Photos)
http://www.evidenceincamera.co.uk/

World War II in the Pacific
http://www.ww2pacific.com/ww2.html

Military Aircraft Database
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/ (http://www.csd.uwo.ca/%7Epettypi/elevon/gustin_military/)

(US) Naval Historical Center
http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html
-"Events" (Photos)
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/events.htm

World War II Plus 55 - Daily Events of the war
http://www.usswashington.com/dl_index.htm

World War Two Maps - Asia-Pacific
http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/ww2%20pa...ic%20war%20index.htm (http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/ww2%20pacific/ww2%20pacific%20war%20index.htm)

USAAF Spitfire Operations in the Med
http://www.star-games.com/exhibits/spitfire/spitops.html


RAF

Battle of Britain History
http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/index.html


Note: I realize I listed links that concentrate on US subect matter. (Didn't want to make this too huge a post...and I've seen a number of questions lately that these might help answer.)

Papa_K

zoinks_
03-25-2006, 04:22 PM
nice collection of links Papa_K.