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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.
101862 records (83.25%) are "Accounted for".
94268 are related to aircraft incidents and
7596 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 1941-05-04 returns 24 records, 22 records (91.67%) have circumstances of death. 2 records (8.33%) 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 410504 - Unaccounted airmen - 4-5-1941
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerAlistair James HEATHFIELD (85941) Pilot   1941-05-04 United KingdomDundee Eastern Necropolis
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEric Walker TOWNEND (1075689)   1941-05-04 United KingdomLongwood Methodist Burial Grou
SergeantWilliam George ELLIOTT (747946) Wireless Op Hudson I N7304  AIR81/6252 1941-05-041 (C) OTU United KingdomSalisbury (Devizes Road) Cemet
SergeantHubert William LEE (641880) Hudson I N7304  AIR81/6252 1941-05-041 (C) OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantEdward SALMONS (755504) Wireless Op Hudson I N7304  AIR81/6252 1941-05-041 (C) OTU United KingdomCharlesworth Independent Chape
Pilot OfficerMalcolm Schofield SMITH (89356) Pilot Hudson I N7304  AIR81/6252 1941-05-041 (C) OTU United KingdomMickleover (All Saints) Church
SergeantRobert James STRICKLAND (531876) Hudson I N7304  AIR81/6252 1941-05-041 (C) OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRoderick Barker TAYLOR (40781) Hudson I N7304  AIR81/6252 1941-05-041 (C) OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerWilliam Alexander Munro HALLEY (63440) Observer Whitley V N1467  AIR81/6247 1941-05-0410 OTU United KingdomEdinburgh (Liberton) Cemetery
SergeantJohn Alfred MOCHAN (995980) Wireless Op Whitley V N1467  AIR81/6247 1941-05-0410 OTU United KingdomBacup (Fairwell) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerCharles Nairn SMALL (63445) Whitley V N1467  AIR81/6247 1941-05-0410 OTU United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Edward VAN KLAVEREN (903056) Whitley V T4326  IBCC 1941-05-04102 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanColin Glynn Eustace CROUCH (1202561) U/T Pilot Oxford I N4563  AIR81/6231 1941-05-0411 SFTS United KingdomWoodford (St. Mary) Churchyard
Flying OfficerDavid SMITH (C/1192) Harvard RCAF 3809  Ext Link 1941-05-0411 SFTS RCAF CanadaHamilton (White Chapel) Memori
SergeantAnthony Andre WOOD (917314) Wireless Op Wellington IC T2899  Forum Post 1941-05-04149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Pilot OfficerBernard Peter KLEE (86340) Pilot Spitfire IIa P7699  AIR81/6233 1941-05-04222 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWorcester (Astwood) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassKenneth PHILLIPS (1067854)  Forum Post 1941-05-04241 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomDoncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery
SergeantDouglas George CAMPBELL (748172) Observer Wellington IC T2711  Forum Post 1941-05-0437 Sqdn AIR27 IraqBaghdad (North Gate) War Cemet
Flying OfficerJohn Anthony EDWARDS (42995) Lysander III T1690  AIR81/6235 1941-05-044 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge William KNIGHT (626731) Wireless Op Lysander III T1690  AIR81/6235 1941-05-044 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCoalville (Hugglescote) Cemete
Leading AircraftmanDouglas LADLE (636884)  AIR81/6248 1941-05-046 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaTobruk War Cemetery
SergeantEric BARRATT (755776) Air Gunner Stirling I N6012  AIR81/6209 1941-05-047 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBestwood Park Colliery Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanJohn VANES (861187)  Forum Post 1941-05-04929 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomChapel-En-Le-Frith (St. Thomas
Leading AircraftmanDouglas Hewitson REYNOLDS (629581)  Forum Post 1941-05-04948 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGreenford Park Cemetery

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