WWII Missing Research, War Graves & Remembrance

O Valiant Hearts

Following on yesterday’s post on the war graves at Bergen is the page O Valiant Hearts which I have just added to my own site, PER ARDUA: The Air War and Beyond. A quotation from this romantic and poignant hymn…

Remembrance & the RAF

Two of the posts/pages from my PER ARDUA site last year, while working on the 75th Anniversary commemorations for Black Thursday, 16-17 December 1943. The Mass Funerals at Cambridge, 22 December 1943 RAF Funerals

Official Documents

There were countless official documents regulating and recording the work which was done on behalf of the missing and dead. This page contains a small selection, to which more will be added in time. The four included are: an official…

RAF Grave Markers

After an RAF grave had been identified and registered by an Army Graves Registration unit, a temporary wooden (or sometimes steel) cross was erected. If the grave was a communal one (because the inhabitants of it had not yet been…