Forces War Records Adds Air Ministry World War II Records – February 16, 2021

I noticed the website Forces War Records added new Air Ministry World War II records This included

Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, South African Air Force, Royal Indian Air Force, and Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Air Ministry Casualty Communiques WWII

Throughout the Second World War, the Air Ministry regularly published Casualty Communiques through the Ministry of Information which announced, or updated the status of missing Air Force personnel.

These lists are the ‘Air Ministry Casualty Communiques – Royal Air Force’. The Casualty Communiques published by the Air Ministry list the fate of the personnel as casualties “in action” which were due to flying operations against the enemy; “on active service” which included ground casualties due to enemy action, non-operational flying casualties, fatal accidents and natural deaths. At the end of the communiques are details of any corrections or amendments which adds to the timeline of events for those personnel.

Once the next of kin had been informed these reports were then released to various newspapers and periodicals of the era including The Times, many Daily Gazettes and magazines such as Flight.


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1 Response to Forces War Records Adds Air Ministry World War II Records – February 16, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow a huge undertaking but hoping something that military historian will benefit from

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