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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

122357 casualty records in this database.
103299 records (84.42%) are "Accounted for".
95454 are related to aircraft incidents and
7847 are non-aviation deaths..

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

Your current query terms 1940-06-12 returns 25 records, 24 records (96.00%) have circumstances of death. 1 records (4.00%) do not have details.

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For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 400612 - Unaccounted airmen - 12-6-1940 (FRANCE)
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassEric Hopper SWINNEY (935924)  AIR81/1386 1940-06-12 FranceSt. Desir War Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrank Richard HAINES (545488)   1940-06-12 United KingdomSalisbury (London Road) Cemete
Pilot OfficerFrederick Alan Smith FLETCHER (42494) Pilot Blenheim IV L9258  AIR81/2238 1940-06-12101 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeeds (Lawnswood) Crematorium
SergeantLloyd Albert Winston MATTHEWS (581518) Observer Blenheim IV L9258  AIR81/2238 1940-06-12101 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSpalding Cemetery
SergeantCharles Alfred BARTLETT (624718) Wireless Op Blenheim IV R3810  AIR81/860 1940-06-12107 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Sever Cemetery Extension,
SergeantRonald William LAWRENCE (581399) Observer Blenheim IV R3810  AIR81/860 1940-06-12107 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Sever Cemetery Extension,
Pilot OfficerBruce Douglas George Houston REID (42438) Pilot Blenheim IV R3810  AIR81/860 1940-06-12107 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Sever Cemetery Extension,
SergeantFrank Vivian GUNNING (580613) Observer Blenheim IV R3747  AIR81/864 1940-06-1215 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMalleville-Les-Gres Churchyard
SergeantDavid Hilary PEULEVE (614230) Wireless Op Blenheim IV R3747  AIR81/864 1940-06-1215 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMalleville-Les-Gres Churchyard
Pilot OfficerAlexander TAKIDELI (42368) Pilot Blenheim IV R3747  AIR81/864 1940-06-1215 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMalleville-Les-Gres Churchyard
Aircraftman 2nd ClassSidney BOULTON (636888) Wireless Op Blenheim IV L9172  AIR81/2249 1940-06-1217 OTU United KingdomHatfield (Woodhouse) Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Hubert WHEELER (747805) Observer Blenheim IV L9172  AIR81/2249 1940-06-1217 OTU United KingdomBushey (St. James) Churchyard
SergeantRichard Henry BROWN (561051) Blenheim IV N3627  AIR81/868 1940-06-12254 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilfrid DIXON (751897) Blenheim IV N3627  AIR81/868 1940-06-12254 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantHerbert George James GANNAWAY (627060) Blenheim IV N3627  AIR81/868 1940-06-12254 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantEric Thomas Dods MACHELL (524148) Air Gunner Hudson I N7361  AIR81/850 1940-06-12269 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayTrondheim (Stavne) Cemetery
SergeantDavid Lawson DORRIS (749549) Blenheim IV R3893  AIR81/862 1940-06-1240 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilliam JEFFREY (564866) Pilot Hampden I P1325  AIR81/861 1940-06-1244 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLe Paradis War Cemetery, Lestr
SergeantJack Francis SANDALL (516159) Hampden I P1325  AIR81/861 1940-06-1244 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLe Paradis War Cemetery, Lestr
SergeantJames SIMPSON (526079) Hampden I P1325  AIR81/861 1940-06-1244 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLe Paradis War Cemetery, Lestr
Flight SergeantCyril Leslie SUMPSTER (564422) Pilot Hampden I P1325  AIR81/861 1940-06-1244 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLe Paradis War Cemetery, Lestr
Pilot OfficerDonald Kenneth Andrew MACKENZIE (90861) Spitfire Ia L1080  AIR81/2246 1940-06-12603 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomColinton Parish Churchyard, So
SergeantJohn BALLANTYNE (580936) Observer Battle L5334  AIR81/871 1940-06-1288 Sqdn AIR27 FranceBeaurepaire Communal Cemetery
Flight LieutenantAlan Leonard PITFIELD (39007) Battle L5334  AIR81/871 1940-06-1288 Sqdn AIR27 FranceBeaurepaire Communal Cemetery
Pilot OfficerCecil Thomas LOCKE (72999) Test Pilot Botha I L6390  Forum Post 1940-06-12Blackburn Co United KingdomElloughton (St. Mary) Churchya

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