Second World War records - air
How many raids were there on Hull?
was subject to 86 raids; the first, June 19/20th 1940, and the last
March 17th 1945.
How can I find out when a street in the city was
The street name index in the searchroom
contains a card for each street bombed within the city boundaries
giving the date of the raid(s) and the reference number of the
files containing information relating to the raid [C TYA/1-23]
including copies of all messages, reports and correspondence
received in relation to each incident. Information about Air Raid shelters is
How can I trace a casualty of the bombings?
The History Centre holds Casualty Lists [C TYC] which for each
incident (raid) gives the names, ages and addresses (or unit in the
case of service personnel) of casualties under the headings of:
- Mortuary (dead)
- Hospital (seriously injured)
- First aid post (slightly injured)
These large volumes cover the following
C TYC/1 26 January
1940-31 March 1941
C TYC/2 3 April 1941-9
C TYC/3 13 April 1942-20
C TYC/4 15 January
1943-14 July 1943
C TYC/5 20 April 1944-17
We also hold a printed list of civilian dead
at C TYD/1 which is available in the searchroom in SRL/R Box
How can I find out where my
relatives were billeted after their home was bombed?
The Civil Defence Warden Service (Fire Guard Section) records at C
TLW/W/1/9 detail the movement of people after their homes had
suffered bomb damage. Please note that they only cover April 1941
to June 1942. They are filed in alphabetical order in 79 files and
list the family members and other residents, where billeted and
their subsequent address, if applicable.
C TLW/W/1/10 contains the Ministry of
Information Searcher Service (Air Raids Welfare) Section records.
These sheets were issued in order to urgently seek information as
to the safety and whereabouts of missing people. They are organised
in alphabetical order according to family name and can have a
variety of additional information such as addresses, places of work
and supplemental reports.
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