World War One Aviation Links
Many of the most rapid and exciting developments in aviation were brought
about by the Great War, 1914-18. Here are some links to WW1 aviation
resources for learning more about these 4 remarkable years in aviation
Outside links, most recently added first:
More links and descriptions will appear here as time permits.
Feedback is welcome.
- Lt. George Craig M.C., 44
Squadron RFC - a family history website with archival and original
photos documenting the life and untimely death of a Sopwith Camel pilot
stationed at Hainault Farm.
- Replicraft -
plans for a number of WW1 aircraft - sourced from original documents,
accurate and detailed enough to use in model or full-sized replicas. Accurate
information on color schemes is also available for some aircraft.
- Canvas Falcon Engineering -
dedicated to the preservation and restoration of World War 1 aircraft and
parts. This site is building a "virtual museum", and also has forum for
restorers to exchange ideas.
- The Aerodrome -
Aces and Aircraft of World War 1. Somebody put a lot of work into
this excellent site!
- Cross &
Cockade International - the Society of WW1 Aero Historians.
This site also has a bunch of excellent links under ``Surfer's Corner'', which
I shall not reproduce here.
- Over the Front - published
by the League of WW1 Aviation Historians. Also check out the pages of
their Georgia Chapter.
- World War One
Aeroplanes - produces an excellent journal (WW1 Aero) which caters to
historians and replica builders alike.
- Shuttleworth Collection
at Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire, UK. Who needs replicas when we have
flying originals? Sadly, this official WWW site does not list all the
- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
in New York state.
- M. Lewis' WW1 aviation
pages - subject-ordered listings of significant people, aircraft and
- Canadian Air
Aces and Heroes - excellent site mainly with bio information, but backed up
with comprehensive photos and descriptions of aircraft on both sides.
in Friedrichshafen, Germany (WWW site in German). Unfortunately, they don't
mention the War!
- World War 1 Trenches on the Web
- includes some excellent information and pictures of aeroplanes and airships,
and even some VRML renditions.
- World War One Modeling Page -
includes a mailing list archive, and useful links to historical sites.
- Silhouettes of
Aeroplanes - a 1917 booklet kindly scanned in by Pete Maller,
containing contemporary photographs and sketches of Allied and German
- Who killed the Red Baron - not an
investigation, but an eclectic collection of poems, writings and eye-witness
audio based around Manfred von Richthofen's death.
- Koolhoven Planes - Frederick
Koolhoven was a designer for Armstrong Whitworth during World War 1 (his
initials provided the "FK" in their FK3 and FK8). This site also hosts a
comprehensive index of Dutch Histoical Aviation Sites, including some
excellent ones devoted to Fokker and his aircraft.
- Vintage Aviation Inc. - a
builder/restorers' resource for WW1 aircraft parts
- Kevin Holcomb's
Aerodrome - Photos and facts on a number of aircraft, including a fine
selection from the Great War.
- Stampe and Vertongen Museum at
Antwerp International Airport, Belgium - has a collection of WW1 replicas.
- Wooden Propellers - a new
site dedicated to identifying and studying WW1-era aircraft propellers. Much
of this information is hard-to-find anywhere else.
Philip Blanco's WWW page