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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.
113,922 records (93.05%) are "Accounted for".
99,562 are aviation. 14,360 are non-aviation deaths.
8,512 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 1943 SAAF returns 24 records,

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Air MechanicWilliam LUMLEY (327279)   1943-01-16 South AfricaPietermaritzburg (Mountain Ris
Air MechanicRjock ROBERTS (544074)   1943-03-07 South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Air MechanicD M C L RANKIN (152593)   1943-03-26 South AfricaGrahamstown New Cemetery
Air MechanicJ G WRIGHT (208655)   1943-03-31 NamibiaKaribib Cemetery
Air MechanicM J S MOSTERT (578282)   1943-04-04 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Air SergeantC G HARRIS (86519V)   1943-04-08 South AfricaBloemfontein (Hamilton) War Ce
Air MechanicWilliam KERR (212708)   1943-04-13 NamibiaWalvis Bay Cemetery
Air PupilJ FRANCIS (328246)   1943-04-24 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
Air SergeantWillem Johannes VAN DER SCHYFF (58049)   1943-04-28 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Warrant Officer Class IILeo SHEAR (205858)   1943-05-04 South AfricaHarrismith Cemetery
Air CorporalJohn Jacob William HERBST (P/5392)   1943-05-10 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Air MechanicAlfred HARVETT (327411)   1943-05-17 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
LieutenantLouis VAN DEN VYVER (279500)   1943-06-02 LibyaTripoli War Cemetery
Air SergeantArthur HILL (235331V)   1943-06-09 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
Air CorporalWilliam Henry TREVELLEION (312686)   1943-06-22 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Air MechanicB C OWEN (307007)   1943-06-27 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Air MechanicJohn KIELY (115880)   1943-09-05 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Air MechanicPaul Joseph Henry BRUYNS (15267)   1943-09-063 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaTripoli War Cemetery
Air MechanicPeter WEARNE (579115)   1943-09-19 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Air MechanicLouis ROSENBERG (236363V)   1943-11-04 South AfricaCape Town (Pinelands) (No.1) J
Air CorporalCarel VAN DER MERWE (102045)   1943-11-10 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Air CorporalAdam Ronald TAWSE (328967V)   1943-11-17 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Second LieutenantLawrence Francis CHIDELL (329028V)   1943-12-17 EgyptMoascar War Cemetery
Flight SergeantPercy W J. STARCK (95168V)   1943-12-23 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (South End) Cem

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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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