Transcriptions of various war memorials in the region can be found on the Ancestral Indexes website.
NE Diary 1939-1945 provides a detailed day by day account of WW2 incidents in Northumberland, Co Durham, and the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. There is also a large amount of background information on everything from poison gases to popular songs.
Rowlands Gill and the North-East 1939-1945 (archived copy)provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of life in the area during WW2, with particular emphasis on the village of Rowlands Gill. (Originally written for schools in the Rowlands Gill area.)
A List of Casualties resulting from the worst wartime disaster in the region - the bombing of a public air-raid shelter in the basement of Wilkinson's Lemonade Factory in North Shields which resulted in the deaths of 103 people. This incident is also the subject of "Westall's War" - a very well researched and well presented account.