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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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
114,586 records (93.59%) are "Accounted for".
99,672 are aviation. 14,914 are non-aviation deaths.
7,848 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.

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Your current query terms 1942-05-28 returns 32 records, 29 records (90.63%) have circumstances of death. 3 records (9.38%) do not have details.

For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 420528 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 28-5-1942
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 2nd ClassSamuel RABINOVITCH (R/114666)  Archive Post 1942-05-28 CanadaWinnipeg (Shaarey Zedek) Cemet
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick LUNT (1530587)  Ext Link 1942-05-28 IndonesiaJakarta War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRobert John BENT (1120670)   1942-05-28 United KingdomBrilley (St. Mary) Churchyard
CorporalStephen Smith FLORENCE (1558175)   1942-05-28 United KingdomAberdeen Crematorium
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick George GIANNASI (1507184)  More Details 1942-05-28 United KingdomLiverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Cat
Aircraftwoman 1st ClassDeirdre Joan Veronica WALKER (442236)   1942-05-28 United KingdomSouth Ealing Cemetery
SergeantScot Leeming MASON (700712) U/T Pilot Harvard I P5805  Forum Post 1942-05-28 ZimbabweGweru Cemetery
Flying OfficerThomas Arthur NEWTON (46505) Pilot Harvard I P5805   1942-05-28 ZimbabweGweru Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJames CRAIG (1342764) 41-1215  Forum Post 1942-05-281 BFTS United States of AmericaTerrell (Oakland) Memorial Par
Flight LieutenantEric DICKINSON (64920) Pilot Kittyhawk II AK829   1942-05-28112 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Flight SergeantEdwin Arthur ALLGOOD (746784) Liberator I AM924  Forum Post 1942-05-28120 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantBrian Frank SMITH (759210) Liberator I AM924  Forum Post 1942-05-28120 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantHenry Lawrence DAVIS (R/85807) Pilot Wellington HX433  IBCC 1942-05-281443 Flt United KingdomTywyn Cemetery
SergeantGeorge Douglas GRAHAM (1059997) Observer Wellington HX433  IBCC 1942-05-281443 Flt United KingdomTywyn Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam John Peter GRANT (R/79042) Pilot Wellington HX433  IBCC 1942-05-281443 Flt United KingdomTywyn Cemetery
SergeantJohn Ingram McDOWELL (1076263) Wireless Op Wellington HX433  IBCC 1942-05-281443 Flt United KingdomBallyroney Presbyterian Church
SergeantClifford James THOMAS (1332256) Wellington HX433  IBCC 1942-05-281443 Flt United KingdomMountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cem
SergeantHerbert Noel WILLIAMS (405089) Wellington HX433  IBCC 1942-05-281443 Flt United KingdomTywyn Cemetery
SergeantAlbert Scott NEILLY (R/102777) Pilot Finch RCAF 4454  Archive Post 1942-05-2821 EFTS CanadaGilford (St. John's) Cemetery
Flight LieutenantFrederick DOWNS (85815)  Ext Link 1942-05-2821 OTU United KingdomBradford (Thornton) Cemetery
SergeantBruce Wallace McCLENNAN (R/85669) Pilot Wellington Z8853  IBCC 1942-05-28218 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLossiemouth Burial Ground
SergeantHarold David OVENSTONE (1258429) Pilot Kittyhawk II AK877   1942-05-28250 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
SergeantFrederick Henry BOUCHARD (914682) Tiger Moth RCAF 5955  Archive Post 1942-05-2833 EFTS CanadaCaron Municipal Cemetery
Flight SergeantGordon Howard LYONS (R/80184) Hurricane IIB Z5444   1942-05-2833 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantDonald George ALLEN (R/93436) Pilot Spitfire Vb BL804   1942-05-28416 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomDyce Old Churchyard
SergeantCharles Thomas KRONK (41514) Pilot Hurricane IIB BG875  More Details 1942-05-2867 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemeter
SergeantDennis William DAVIES (655324) Pilot Spitfire Vb AB152   1942-05-2872 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEbbw Vale (Cwm) Cemetery
Flight SergeantMaurice Joseph DALY (404173) Beaufort II AW345   1942-05-2886 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWick Cemetery
Flight SergeantRonald DUNN (742622) Observer Beaufort II AW345   1942-05-2886 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWick Cemetery
SergeantHenry John STONE (1375330) Wireless Op Beaufort II AW345   1942-05-2886 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMortlake Cemetery
SergeantFrederick George WHITE (1253366) Wireless Op Beaufort II AW345   1942-05-2886 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomStreatham Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanFrank ROGERS (1390032) 41-1047  Forum Post 1942-05-28US 86 SS United States of AmericaMontgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery

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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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