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Shakaali

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Data sources for campaign & mission building
« on: February 14, 2020, 03:04:44 PM »

Anybody building a mission or a campaign and wants it to be as historical as possible needs data sources. Which squadrons took part in the battle in question? How they were equipped? Where were they based? Of course, there are a lot of books with very detailed information, they are usually the best source. But books are sometimes hard to find.

Luckily, there are sites in the internet providing very good information, too. Over the years I have been building campaigns I've come across some excellent data sites I almost exclusively use as data sources when building my campaigns.

WWII Orders of Battle and Organizations

RAF (good) and USAAF (incomplete) unit histories

The Luftwaffe 1933 - 1945

If you know more good sites, I am more than interested to hear about them  8)

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Re: Data sources for campaign & mission building
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 01:31:38 AM »

Some more detail about RAF here:

http://www.rafweb.org/index.html

I usually click on "Quick Menu" (on top center of index) and then on "Flying" (Squadrons), scrolling down to middle the site map.
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Re: Data sources for campaign & mission building
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 01:46:38 AM »

Here's a very good source - well, THE source, actually - for chronological data about USAAF ops.
It can help to ID opposite action as well.

https://media.defense.gov/2010/May/25/2001330283/-1/-1/0/AFD-100525-035.pdf
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