Madness by Richard R. Pyves.
This is the true story of Ron
Pyves - a teenage tailgunner during WWII - and the fight for his life
during and after the war. A video introduction to the book can be
seen at here.
Copies can be purchased online at Chapters.
- An unofficial site honouring the courageous men
of the 434 "Bluenose" Squadron for the years 1943-1945. http://www.rcaf434squadron.com -- An information site by Alan Soderstrom. "My Uncle, P/O C.
V. Soderstrom served with 434 and
unfortunately was killed while on an “Op” to Sterkrade Germany. During
my research I accumulated a wealth of information on 434 and my uncle,
however I realized there was no website providing enough
for researchers or relatives of the men whom served in 434
Therefore, I hope this will be a starting point to assist
- The Brave
Mysterious Death of a Canadian Airman -- Lost in War -- More than four years of
research, family interviews and dogged detective work have produced
this non-fiction book, a
labour of love for author James Watt. "This is the
story of Hinrik Guttormson, a young Icelandic-Canadian boy who fought
and died over the skies of Europe during WWII". Read the promo of the
book by following the link above.
Canadian Veteran's Hall of Valour
Official Site -- Hall of Valour
Mindful of all those heroic men and women war veterans who faced
painful death and disablement in the submarine infested, freezing
waters of the North Atlantic,
or by being shot down over enemy territory or by facing painful death
from enemy bombs, mortars, machine guns, land mines or artillery, Canadian
Hall of Honour Inc. are memorializing them in the Canada
Veterans' Hall of Valour
Canada Veterans' Book of Valour.
- The Wartime Diaries of
George V. Neale -- A Kiegie's Lament Taken
from the pages of his original diaries, written under the most extreme
conditions and bound to his body for safe-keeping. For
664 days, Halifax Bomber Pilot George V. Neale spent time as a
"guest" of the Luftwaffe in three different Prisoner of War camps.
The diaries offer an insightful look into the lives of the "Kriegies"
who adapted to their unfavourable surroundings and created their own
culture. Contact and Book order information.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum
To help preserve our heritage and recognize the many Canadians who
served and continue to serve in Canada’s Air Force, the RCAF Memorial
Museum, located in Quinte West (Trenton) Ontario, was established in
1984, and was subsequently designated as the national Air Force museum.
is especially dedicated to the memory of those airmen and airwomen who
gave their lives in both peace and war.
- Bomber Crew.com -- http://www.bombercrew.com
The sacrifices made by the men and women of Bomber Command are today
unknown to most of Canada’s population, this site is an attempt to
that the struggles of allied airmen and the incredible odds they faced
is duly recorded.
- 57 Rescue Canada -- RCAF Halifax
LW170 -- http://www.57rescuecanada.com
August 1945 while on weather patrol, this aging bomber sprung a fuel
and, while trying to return to base was forced to ditch off the
Islands west of Ireland. In the ensuing search and rescue operations
Halifax floated for 7 hours while the crew was rescued from their
nearby. Late that afternoon LW170, one of the last RCAF combat
to have survived the war and the scrapyard, sank gently out of sight
the deep.57 Rescue Canada, dedicated to
Halifax and its international heritage, proposes to raise the financial
support, through corporate and public sponsorship, to find and recover
- 460 Squadron RAAF -- www.460squadronraaf.comThis
web site by Laurie Woods is dedicated to the aircrew of Bomber Command,
and to all those mates who did not return, who served in the forefront
of the war against the enemy for six long years, in which the squadrons
were never withdrawn from operations.
- The 2nd World War Experience
www.war-experience.org MISSION: To collect, document,
exhibit and encourage access to the surviving material evidence and
information of the men and women who participated in the war in
capacity whether military, civilian or conscientious objector.
- Lancaster Air Museum -- www.lancastermuseum.ca
Honouring all those associated with Bomber Command during WWII and
the activities of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
- 6 Group Flight Simulator -- 6
Group RCAF is a virtual flight simulator organization for the
Flight Simulator programs (CFS & CFS 2). It seeks to emulate and
the World War II RCAF 6 Bomber Group of the Royal Air Force Bomber
- 207 Squadron RAF Association --
to websites hosted by 207 Sqn RAF Association - as well as the huge
207 site these include the British & Commonwealth Air Unit
Aircrew & Groundcrew Search, WAAF Association, RAF Ex-POW
and RAF Escaping Society (1945-95) websites.
- RAF Commands -- http://www.rafcommands.com/home.html
These pages are a growing movement and equipment history of the
and associated units forming RAF Commands during the period September
to August 1945.
- The Commonwealth War Graves
Commission -- Debt
of Honour Register-- This Register provides personal and service
and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the
who died in the First or Second World Wars.
- RCAF Personnel -- Honours
and Awards - 1939-1949 -- This index is a compilation of some 9,200
awards to roughly 8,300 RCAF personnel, announced between 1940 and
for services during the Second World War.
- Veteran's Affairs Canada
Canadian Virtual War Memorial -- This site contains information
the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and
who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.
- Canadian Aviation Historical
-- CAHS National Web Site --
to the preservation of Canada’s flying heritage. With Chapters from
BC, to Halifax NS, the CAHS remains the primary source of information
research on Canada’s rich aviation history.
- 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air
Command Web Site -- Information including
and aircraft of 460 Squadron, lists of operations and aircrews,
art and books written about the Squadron, which served with Bomber
from 12th March, 1942 to 25th April, 1945.
- Doug Stallard's site -- Nova
Scotia Air Force Fatalities-- A site by Doug Stallard, where you
request a list of Nova Scotia Canada airforce losses in WWII. This
book is a list of all Nova Scotians lost in World War 2. He also has
to other Nova Scotia and WWII sites.
- Premier Site for ETO Airwars
44 -- You will find an Internet Memorial to Missing Airmen,
Bodenplatte information; complete records of all wartime crashes
Surveys of crash-sites not yet determined; A biography of your Station
Commander and a special memorial page for Captain Emerson and Major
- Halifax Territory -- 57
Rescue -- These pages are
to the preservation of the Handley-Page
Of the 6,178 four-engined heavy bombers built during the Second World
all were scrapped. Now, only three incomplete specimens remain.
- Life Experiences During the Second
World War -- The
Second World War Experience Centre -- We at the
are concerned not only with prominent soldiers, sailors and airmen, but
with the daily civilian and military experience of all manner of men,
and children in wartime.
- Association of Former Military
Air Force Brats Association This site is created to provide a
resource for former Canadian Air Force Brats. The site contains an
listing of all names listed in the database. There is information on
200 individual bases that we have lived on. A listing by base of those
BRATS who were stationed there is also provided.
- The Canadia Air Force Training
Museum -- CATP
Museum is located in Brandon Manitoba Canada. The Museum's Mission:
to commemorate the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan by telling
story, preserving its artifacts, and paying tribute to the more than
R.C.A.F. personnel who gave their lives during WWII.
- Airfields in Yorkshire -- Airfields-in-yorkshire.co.uk
Today many of these airfields have been forgotten and returned to their
original use as farmland. This site is a record of what remains of