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

122,436 casualty records in this database.
116,725 records (95.34%) are "Accounted for".
99,831 are aviation. 16,894 are non-aviation deaths.
5,711 are still unaccounted.
45 records have photographs

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the CWGC site, and has been 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 site 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. Click on Surname to see more details, and sources.

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

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Your current query terms 1942-05 returns 60 records,

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanEdward Henry DAILEY (1426411)   1942-05-01 United KingdomCamberwell New Cemetery
CorporalThomas Edward MASTERSON (549891)   1942-05-01 United KingdomBlackpool (Carleton) Crematori
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeoffrey Edward MEEK (1765072)   1942-05-01 United KingdomSheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam PATERSON (1490945)   1942-05-03 United KingdomNew Monkland Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanWilliam Joseph HARPER (535820)   1942-05-03173 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
CorporalRonald PETERS (539546)   1942-05-041 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlexandria (Hadra) War Memoria
SergeantFrederick Riddell LEVAY (1034615)   1942-05-07 United KingdomSalford (Weaste) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanDenis CLARK (923097)   1942-05-08 United KingdomHounslow Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlexander Abernethy HARRIS (1107006)   1942-05-08 United KingdomHalton (St. Michael) Churchyar
Leading AircraftmanKenneth Rigby RICHARDSON (1265002)   1942-05-08 United KingdomGillingham (Woodlands) Cemeter
Aircraftman 1st ClassArthur Henry PROTHER (856561)   1942-05-08923 Balloon United KingdomWarrington Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJames Percival SMITH (920372)   1942-05-09920 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSedlescombe (St. John The Bapt
Aircraftman 1st ClassEric Thomas Gleed OXFORD (636538)   1942-05-10 EgyptAswan Bandar British Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassClarence BRERETON (940048)   1942-05-11 Hong KongSai Wan War Cemetery
Private MARKUS GORIEL (4905)   1942-05-11 IraqHabbaniya Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassArthur John LANGDON (1027039) Wireless Op   1942-05-11 United KingdomFort Pitt Military Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassPatrick Joseph BRENNAN (1082060)   1942-05-1162 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge William Cowley UGLE (1246315)   1942-05-1162 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemeter
Flying OfficerFrank GWYTHER-JONES (77653)   1942-05-1270 AS South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlfred George GARDNER (1288288)   1942-05-13 United KingdomWalthamstow (Queen's Road) Cem
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam Frederick Alec JEFFORD (1422615)   1942-05-13 United KingdomLyme Regis Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanLeslie Leonard MALCOLM (1202886)   1942-05-14 IndiaKirkee War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam WEAVER (391936)   1942-05-14 United KingdomWillesborough Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassJames Herbert ROWLAND (1023532)   1942-05-15 Israel and Palestine (incKhayat Beach War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRoland Tulk HOBBY (362930)   1942-05-15 PakistanKarachi War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanDennis Kaysbrook TILLEY (947381)   1942-05-1539 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHeliopolis War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanDonald Frederick PRATT (1280872)   1942-05-16 IndiaDelhi War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanThomas WEAVER (860303)   1942-05-16 United KingdomBristol (Greenbank) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlan RICHARDSON (1103775)   1942-05-16602 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLamesley (St. Andrew) Churchya
Leading AircraftmanMalcolm G. STABLES (624120)   1942-05-17111 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomUrswick (St. Mary) Churchyard
Enrolled Follower AYA GUL (6083)   1942-05-173 Sqdn IAF AIR27 IndiaDelhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War
Leading AircraftmanJoseph William HAYCOCK (547789)   1942-05-18 IndiaCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemeter
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilfrid Bernard DOWNING (1284229)   1942-05-18 United KingdomMelksham Church Cemetery
Warrant OfficerAlfred George HOPKINS (351387)   1942-05-19 IndiaDelhi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn Henry LEWINGTON (1206228)   1942-05-19 IndiaKirkee War Cemetery
SergeantLeslie James WHITTAKER (534551)   1942-05-19 United KingdomDarlington West Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlan Francis Frederick ANGELL (1404495)   1942-05-21 EgyptFayid War Cemetery
Air MechanicJohn O'grady PAPENFUS (P/5121)   1942-05-21 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Aircraftman 1st ClassErnest FOXALL (1186011)   1942-05-2128 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRonald Hugh KENNEY (575986)   1942-05-23 IndiaDelhi War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerGeoffrey Everard COLEMAN (114181)   1942-05-23 United KingdomEnfield Crematorium
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge Alfred DRIVER (1216865)   1942-05-23215 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaDelhi War Cemetery
SergeantGeorge Henry BRANDON (526381)   1942-05-24 United KingdomLeicester (Gilroes) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge Henry SMITH (1337331)   1942-05-24 United KingdomMorden Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanFrank SUTCLIFFE (947630)   1942-05-25 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassNorman Edmund MILLER (1716964)   1942-05-25 United KingdomNew Southgate Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassGordon COTTRELL (850240)   1942-05-25914 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBirmingham (Brandwood End) Cem
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlbert Edward HACKER (1228792)   1942-05-27 United KingdomHorndon-On-The-Hill (Ss. Peter
Aircraftwoman 1st ClassDeirdre Joan Veronica WALKER (442236)   1942-05-28 United KingdomSouth Ealing Cemetery
CorporalGeorge William VIRGO (959023)   1942-05-29 LibyaTobruk War Cemetery

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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.

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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