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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:34 am 
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A special shout-out to One-Oh-Four for suggesting this section.

I've been working on an expanded list of airgroups in USN Service in WWII. That section, still very early in development, is at
http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/Airgroups/
For more modern USN lists I recommend the following site:
http://www.gonavy.jp/

Post suggestions for similar resources here!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:08 pm 
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This page is very useful for WWII carrier airwings, as well ship based floatplanes, and land based aircraft. It covers from Feb 2, 1942 up to 7 Sept 1945.

http://www.history.navy.mil/a-record/ww-ii/loc-ac/loc-ac.htm

Each one is a weekly report in PDF format and is normally around 50 pages. They are scanned copies of the original type written reports. It is all you ever wanted to know and a whole lot more!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:14 pm 
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That's where I've been pulling the majority of my information from. They vary in length and quality, there are periods where they only report the mission/squadron type ("36 VF" as opposed to "18 F6F, 18 F4U"), and there are missing periods, but it's a great place to start if you don't mind tedium! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:23 pm 
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I know what you mean Tracy. The simple fact that someone scanned all of those reports and made them available online is a treasure in and of itself. I thought I had found the Holy Grail when I stumbled upon the link :big_grin:

Also, if you want a print resource for USN Airwings, grab a copy of Stefan Terzibaschitsch's US Aircraft carriers. There is a list in the back starting with Langley and running up through the first few Nimitz-Class ships. Book was printed in the early to mid 1980's so no recent stuff. I'm not sure about the accuracy but its another source.

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Here is a link that might be useful,
http://www.vbf-85.com/

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For those interested in British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm squadrons, including squadrons from the RCN and RAN, post-war:

Fleet Air Arm Archive site

RCN squadrons, including Canadian-manned RN squadrons

RAN squadrons, including Australian-manned RN squadrons

New Zealand-manned RN squadrons

Post-war Indian and South African units also included, if I can recall correctly.

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Here's a link to Carrier Air Group Four (CVG-4) in WW II.

The corresponding books are pretty good, too.


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