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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.
113,641 records (92.88%) are "Accounted for".
99,560 are aviation. 14,081 are non-aviation deaths.
8,716 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 | Jagan Pillarisetti's Bharat-Rakshak.

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

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Your current query terms 1942 Africa returns 74 records,

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlfred William Stanning ROSS (800679)   1942-01-04 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Air MechanicF CHEYNE (100629)   1942-01-10 South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlexander MARSHALL (572908)   1942-01-11 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanHarry NIGHTINGALE (954940)   1942-01-11 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlan UPTON (917951)   1942-01-13 South AfricaPietermaritzburg (Fort Napier)
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrank OTTER (776377)   1942-01-17237 Sqdn AIR27 KenyaNyeri War Cemetery
Air MechanicJ C OOSTHUIZEN (327375)   1942-01-22 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Air WomanM CALITZ (F/263724)   1942-01-25 South AfricaPotchefstroom Cemetery
Air MechanicPieter Edward GLOY (101297)   1942-02-05 South AfricaNigel Old Cemetery
Air MechanicC J L VAN WYK (211774)   1942-02-20 South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Air CorporalR H JONCK (314136)   1942-02-22 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Air MechanicF POTGIETER (101276)   1942-02-22 South AfricaMakopane (Or Potgietersrust) C
Aircraftman 1st ClassCyril ROBINSON (1146388)   1942-03-01 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanThomas ALLEN (610003)   1942-03-20266 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaPietermaritzburg (Fort Napier)
Leading AircraftmanJohn Thomas MARTIN (1357199)   1942-03-28 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Air MechanicG C DUVENHAGE (337379)   1942-04-01 South AfricaKrugersdorp Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJohn Thomas MAINWARING (118496)   1942-04-01 ZimbabweGweru Cemetery
SergeantHarry Ronald HARVEY (963266)   1942-04-16108 Sqdn AIR27 NigeriaYaba Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanWilliam M. A. PALMER (941332)   1942-04-21200 Sqdn AIR27 GhanaTakoradi European Public Cemet
Air MechanicCoenraad B SWART (36466)   1942-04-28 South AfricaZeerust Municipal Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrank GWYTHER-JONES (77653)   1942-05-1270 AS South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Flying OfficerHenry WILLIS (85725)   1942-05-20972 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Air MechanicJohn O'grady PAPENFUS (P/5121)   1942-05-21 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlbert Ernest FORD (1467741)   1942-05-25 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAllan Francis WEST (940419)   1942-05-30 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRobert McMILLAN (525227)   1942-06-0370 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaPietermaritzburg (Fort Napier)
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLeslie MEEKIN (1031030)   1942-06-04 South AfricaGrahamstown New Cemetery
Air MechanicL G EVANS (312440)   1942-06-08 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Aircraftman 1st ClassKenneth Jefferson HOARE (1505025)   1942-06-11 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRobert William HARDER (1239732)   1942-06-11607 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam Robert Challis WEST (1430344)   1942-06-20 KenyaNairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery
Warrant OfficerAlfred Henry SCRUTTON (353214)   1942-06-20 South AfricaPietermaritzburg (Fort Napier)
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrank Leslie WINTER (1437756)   1942-06-22 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Air CorporalF J PAULSEN (98985)   1942-06-25 South AfricaPretoria (Rebecca Street) Ceme
Labourer MATAMBO (3236)   1942-06-25 ZimbabweBulawayo (Lady Stanley Avenue)
Warrant OfficerAlexander Bentham GORDON (745651)   1942-06-30 KenyaNairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery
Air MechanicCasper W VAN ZYL (314065)   1942-07-01 South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam Henry BROWN (1019374)   1942-07-04 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassArthur Henry COLEMAN (1097567)   1942-07-04 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerGeorge Arnold BONNER (110890) Pilot   1942-07-14 ChadN'djamena (Farcha) Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Paul TIZARD (571971)   1942-07-14 GhanaTakoradi European Public Cemet
CorporalAlton Landeg JOHN (964510)   1942-07-21 KenyaNairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery
Warrant OfficerDenis NIXON-STEVENSON (590181)   1942-07-27 GhanaTakoradi European Public Cemet
Aircraftman 1st ClassEric Cecil GRIFFITHS (1431205)   1942-07-27209 Sqdn AIR27 KenyaMombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery
Air MechanicJacobus Hugo LE GRANGE (13407)   1942-07-28 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (South End) Cem
Air MechanicGeorge SILBERMAN (95209)   1942-08-02 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
SergeantJames Frederick MAYHEW (1189393) Wireless Op   1942-08-04 NigeriaMaiduguri Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRonald SOLOMON (937539)   1942-08-04 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Squadron LeaderJohn Honeyman Clouston HARROLD (70282)   1942-08-07 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Air PupilIan Bruce Ramsay McKENZIE (177091)   1942-08-24 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cremation

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The Updated Data in its current form is the copyright of RAFCommands.com unless otherwise stated. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is acknowledged as the source of the primary material. Additional Contributions by RAF Commands Forum Members: wwrsimon, Alex Smart, Dennis Burke, COL BRUGGY, Dick, Paul McMillan, Ross McNeill, alclark, Martyn A Critchlow, davew, Pavel Vancata (CZ_RAF), thorne83, Kiran Toor (Amrit), Rich Allenby, AlanW, alieneyes, Resmoroh, Bill Walker, Theletterwriter, phill jones, John Larder, Brian (Lyffe), AL90, Ken MacLean, Marks, Andy Ingham, John Englsted (JohnE) and many others. Off Forum Contributions by Jonathan Heyworth, Andrew Curtis, Russell Guest and Glenda Godfrey.

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