I had a great uncle killed in WW2 whilst serving in RAF over France. How do I get more information?

His name is Herbert Sydney McCartney, killed on 28/08/42 whilst serving with 35 sqn, service number 1354651. I cannot find any more details except where he is buried (Montcornet Military Cemetary, France). He is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site as being an air gunner. I believe he was in a Mk2 Halifax which flew from Gravely in England.

Asked By: dave angel - 1/4/2007
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Hi Please find the below info (sorry there's a lot to read) including an address to write to... More
Answered By: wozza59 - 1/5/2007
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I found all of the answers about my father in the war at the courthouse in the town he signed up for the war at. May help for you.
Answered By: Catswoman1 - 1/4/2007
National Archives, Kew, London. Its free, and they have actually tonnes of information. They have everything from army medical records, to when they were allowed leave.
Answered By: Simon - 1/5/2007
I think there is an archive place in Kew which might be able to give you the information. Otherwise you could contact his squadron for more information or the air gunners who may be able to provide you with additional details. Alternatively try the census office or register for births marriages and deaths for the areas... More
Answered By: Eleanora - 1/5/2007
If you know what barracks he was based at, or which battalion he was with, you could try checking with the local MOD barracks - they have archives and might be able to help you. I did some work at an archive for the Royal Welch Fusiliers when I was at uni and there was all sorts of information there... More
Answered By: icklnickla - 1/5/2007
if u phone up the MOD operater they can give u a number that deal with all records 02072189000 ask for records if u explain to the operator they will know exactly what u need and ask for the freephone number
Answered By: zagars07 - 1/5/2007
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