Library and Archives Canada has considerably expanded online access to Service files of WW2 war dead as of 8th November. There is also a new search facility.
Link to Search form
Remove any "/" from the service number.
Some files contain Forms 412 and 765c
Many thanks for posting that Alan, much appreciated.
Good to have access to non-RCAF Canadian casualties' Service Files now.
Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England
RCAF Service Files. For those who have not gone the Library and Archives in person, the files posted on their web site contain a limited number of pages. Some files have 100's of pages. A number have logbooks also that were not claimed by family members.
Gradually realised that there was not the same number of pages as in the earlier files, it would be nice if they would, at least, include the BOI reports(Form 412) and Report on Flying Accident(Form 765c) and any log books. There seems to be no ryhme or reason to what is digitalised.
Any idea how you can get log books that are online. Searches on numerous variations of log book with flying and pilot etc show "No digital object" or are the, as implied buried in other files, and if so which ones?
I have found that pilot's log books fill the huge gaps in information held on unit/station ORB's. Although training is usually around half or more of the unit flying hours it is rarely mentioned unless something goes wrong.