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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the CWGC site, but the data is enhanced by the AIR81 data from the National Archives and the Unaccounted Airmen and Airwomen Project that was initiated by the late Henk Welting, and being continued by the forum members. This tool helps you to easily search for a casualty based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, provide the aircraft associated with the casualty or details. View the month by month coverage details.

The data continously feeds into some Graphical Charts : View some of the charts here

122,357 casualty records in this database.
112,642 records (92.06%) are "Accounted for".
99,493 are aviation. 13,149 are non-aviation deaths.
9,715 are still unaccounted.

We acknowledge that the data compiled here comes from multiple sources. National Archive ORBs (links given) and other external websites. Even for external websites - it is quite likely that they refer to published material on RAF history and losses. Some of these books/authors are acknowledged in our Essential RAF Researchers Book List. These Authors include (But not limited to) Bill Chorley, Colin Cummings, David Gunby, J J Halley,Ross McNeill and Pelham Temple. Additionally, the data on this site could not have been made possible without the serious contribution and help of the following websites. International Bomber Command Centre | Malcolm Barrass' RAFWEB : Air of Authority | National Archives (UK) | Air Crew Remembered

By year of death : 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947

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Your current query terms 1940 returns 320 records,

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGraham Dennison RICHARDS (908727)   1940-01-05 United KingdomHillingdon And Uxbridge Cemete
Leading AircraftmanWilliam TAYLOR (539993)   1940-01-0775 Wing FranceTerlincthun British Cemetery,
SergeantJames Alfred COCKROFT (745779)   1940-01-08 United KingdomLuton Church Burial Ground
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLyall HOLLIS (549668)   1940-01-09 United KingdomSouth London Crematorium, Mitc
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeoffrey Charles John AURIGO (540675)   1940-01-11 United KingdomActon Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassStewart Vincent MAXTED (902968)   1940-01-13 United KingdomNorwich Cemetery, Norfolk
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilfred CROSSLAND (643734)   1940-01-18502 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWarrington Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn William GERRISH (865652)   1940-01-18935 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCardiff (Cathays) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassSamuel Arthur BARRETT (900568)   1940-01-20 United KingdomHampstead Norris (St. Mary) Ne
CorporalJames Rathbone BIRCH (510779)   1940-01-20 United KingdomHawarden Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanArthur EALES (346343)   1940-01-20 United KingdomLeeds (Harehills) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn William SWAN (60139)   1940-01-25 United KingdomBrighouse Cemetery
SergeantAlfred James DUFFIELD (513610)   1940-01-28 FranceTerlincthun British Cemetery,
Leading AircraftmanThomas Slater WELLS (510360)   1940-01-29 United KingdomBarnwell St. Andrew Churchyard
Leading AircraftmanJames TAYLOR (334630)   1940-01-30 FranceTerlincthun British Cemetery,
Aircraftman 2nd ClassBernard Thomas DAVIS (943223)   1940-01-30 United KingdomCastle Bromwich (Ss. Mary And
SergeantLeslie Alfred VICKERAGE (519534)   1940-02-01 United KingdomBristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassCyril FARNWORTH (638751)   1940-02-02 United KingdomWalkden (St. Paul) Churchyard
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGodfrey William Mills WOOD (908733)   1940-02-02 United KingdomSidcup Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassHarold Alexander McGREGOR (966446)   1940-02-04 United KingdomAberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery, B
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn Ernest TAYLOR (747494)   1940-02-08 United KingdomLeyburn Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEric Stanton BERESFORD (938810)   1940-02-11 United KingdomLeicester (Saffron Hill) Cemet
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick Thomas TYLER (649014)   1940-02-11 United KingdomRugeley Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn McKAY (623504)   1940-02-12 FranceTerlincthun British Cemetery,
Leading AircraftmanAlfred SWEET (42250)   1940-02-18 United KingdomHalton (St. Michael) Churchyar
Aircraftman 1st ClassCharles Vernon Morris WINN (551514)   1940-02-18 United KingdomLlanrhos (Ss. Eleri And Mary)
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRobert James MACKENZIE (910346)   1940-02-23 United KingdomStreatham Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanArthur William LYNCH (755017)   1940-02-24 United KingdomOxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge MARSHALL (947538)   1940-02-24 United KingdomBradford (North Brierley) Ceme
Aircraftman 1st ClassStanley Samuel OUTTEN (900798)   1940-02-24 United KingdomWest Ham Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWalter Thomas MEACHAM (644229)   1940-02-28 United KingdomSmethwick (Uplands) Cemetery
SergeantFrederick Lionel LEE (742543)   1940-03-04 United KingdomMitcham (London Road) Cemetery
CorporalLeonard Charles JAMES (16224)   1940-03-09 United KingdomWillesden New Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEric BROADHURST (641074)   1940-03-11 United KingdomDoncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery
SergeantThomas John SPARROW (3142)   1940-03-22 United KingdomHatfield Broad Oak (St. Mary)
Corporal AZIZ HASAB (5356)   1940-03-25 IraqHabbaniya Memorial
Flight LieutenantWilliam James BRETT (18132)   1940-03-30 United KingdomHendon Cemetery And Crematoriu
Flight SergeantJoseph McARTHUR (1009)   1940-03-30 United KingdomHove New Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassHenry Eric PUGH (274396)   1940-04-01 United KingdomGreat Sutton (St. John) Church
Aircraftman 2nd ClassIvor Daniel JONES (980948)   1940-04-05 United KingdomCardiff (Cathays) Cemetery
CorporalWilliam Herbert Radcliffe KNEALE (537471)   1940-04-05 United KingdomKirk Christ Lezayre (Holy Trin
Pilot OfficerCyril Reginald SMITH (77168)   1940-04-12 United KingdomPeterborough (Eastfield) Cemet
SergeantValentine Benjamin SINDEN (213336)   1940-04-13 United KingdomBoughton Aluph (All Saints) Ch
Leading AircraftmanWalter Robert Charles KNIGHTS (404303)   1940-04-16 United KingdomThetford Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam George Albert HOYLAND (972385)   1940-04-18 United KingdomWallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery
Squadron LeaderBertie Charles ADAMSON (06175)   1940-04-20 United KingdomPenarth Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassSydney Leonard HOLMES (636274)   1940-04-21 United KingdomHalling Church Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJames Banham LEGGE (653737)   1940-04-24 United KingdomYatesbury (All Saints) Churchy
Aircraftman 2nd ClassArthur William WEATHERILL (940080)   1940-04-24 United KingdomWaltham Holy Cross New Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLeslie William ELLIOTT (973429)   1940-04-25 United KingdomLiverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

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