Links

Every site has them, so here are my links to other websites that you may find useful. I’ll keep adding good ones as I find them…..

 

Identifying

 

This site is just awesome for helping identify grenades, mines, fuzes…..so MUCH stuff on this site….
http://www.lexpev.nl/
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A great website constructed by a guy with the same opinion as me…..knowledge is useless unless shared. All kinds of ordnance here from WW2, from many countries.
http://www.inert-ord.net/
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I’ve yet to find a bigger resource for WW2 ordnance. This site has hundreds of manuals and documents detailing everything!
http://www.ammunitionpages.com/index.php
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303 headstamps. Excellent page.
http://enfieldking.tripod.com/enfieldking/id12.html
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One of the very best resources for identifying that cartridge headstamp
http://cartridgecollectors.org/?page=headstampcodes
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A site constructed by one of the nicest guys and leading authority on small arms cartridges, Tony Edwards. Sadly no longer with us, (taken from the world far too early), but his legacy is this fabulous website.
https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/
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Another great site if you love your 303. Harrington museum is also well worth a visit!
http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/the-303-british-service-cartridge/
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Great site for identifying British No 36M grenade base plugs.
http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/no36mmk1baseplugs1.htm
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Fuzes! Identify them here!
http://www.bombfuzecollectorsnet.com/index.htm
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Got a buckle off a piece of British webbing and can’t place it? You can here!
http://www.karkeeweb.com/
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Awesome site for identifying British kit and ordnance
http://visualcollector.com/
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British artillery!
http://nigelef.tripod.com/
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Fabulous resource for the cartridge collector
http://cartridgecollectors.org/?page=reference
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Got a bayonet you can’t identify? Look no further!
http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/bayonet_identification_guide.html
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A superb magazine and website, use the search function to find articles on your ordnance. So much info here!
https://www.smallarmsreview.com/articles.index.cfm
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Tracking down the dogtag owner

 

Got a US dogtag you need to trace? This is the place to go…..
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=3360&bc=,sl,fd
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Great site for tracing British service personnel
https://www.fold3.com/browse/251/
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Another great site for tracing British service personnel
http://www.corpsofmilitarypolice.org/
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Want to find someone who is no longer with us? Try here….
https://www.findagrave.com/
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US enlistment records, alternative site.
http://wwii-enlistment.com/search/
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Got a German dogtag and want information on the unit? Look no further! This is THE PLACE TO GO for German dogtags….
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/inhaltsverzeichnis1.htm
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German armed forces research website. Brilliant site, packed with info.
https://www.feldgrau.com/
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Aircraft and Aircraft parts

 

Want to trace the serial number of a British aircraft? Try here….
http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/britishserialssm_1.htm
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USAAF serial number search website
http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html
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Another site for tracing USAAF serial numbers
http://www.joebaugher.com/
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P51 parts listing
http://www.avialogs.com/viewer/avialogs-documentviewer.php?id=3836
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Aircraft inspection stamps. A brilliant website that shows inspection stamps from hundreds of manufacturers.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/astamps.htm
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Manuals and Documents

 

Oh MY! You want a manual…..no better place to visit than this AWESOME site!
http://www.lexpev.nl/manuals/index.html
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Great resource with lots of hidden gems….
http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/
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Loads of manuals here too!
https://vickersmg.blog/manual/
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Photographs, documents and WW2 manuals. Fab site!
http://www.lonesentry.com/
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Soooooo many manuals! Use the search function to see if they have what you’re looking for…..
https://archive.org/details/wwIIarchive?and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22technical+manual%22
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German weapon/ordnance manual? Look here!
http://www.bills-bunker.de/index2.html
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WW2 Forums

 

General forum about WW2 with some great discussions and reference sources
http://ww2f.com/
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A forum dedicated to military surplus. Lots of great WW2 threads in here.
http://www.milsurps.com/
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You don’t need to be Canadian! Another great forum with some superb WW2 stuff
https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/forum.php
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Mainly frequented by our American cousins, us Brits can be envious of their stories of live firing WW2 weapons, but we can also take advantage of the excellent knowledge base.
https://thefiringline.com/forums/
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TV

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The History Channel UK. Great TV channel with some marvellous WW2 programs, the best of which is, of course, WW2 Treasure Hunters.
history.co.uk
https://www.history.co.uk/shows/ww2-treasure-hunters