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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.
114,012 records (93.12%) are "Accounted for".
99,600 are aviation. 14,412 are non-aviation deaths.
8,422 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 Africa returns 68 records,

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 2nd ClassColin METCALFE (1498813)   1943-01-1372 OTU KenyaNanyuki War Cemetery
Air MechanicWilliam LUMLEY (327279)   1943-01-16 South AfricaPietermaritzburg (Mountain Ris
Leading AircraftmanWilliam George DODDS (576817)   1943-01-20116 MU GhanaTakoradi European Public Cemet
Leading AircraftmanRobert STRACHAN (992496)   1943-01-30209 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick William Eric HOOKHAM (1202185)   1943-02-2584 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
CorporalLucien John Munday MARCH (649410)   1943-03-07 KenyaNairobi War Cemetery
Air MechanicRjock ROBERTS (544074)   1943-03-07 South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Private JONI (7645)   1943-03-09Air Askari Corps ZimbabweHarare (Pioneer) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrank Samuel STALLAN (1239650)   1943-03-12 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Labourer KALOSI (7646)   1943-03-22Air Askari Corps ZimbabweBulawayo African Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassDonald Laurence CAHILL (1602986)   1943-03-24 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) 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
CorporalLeslie Herbert SAVILL (1031482)   1943-03-31 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) 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
Flight SergeantRobert Sydney HILLS (1181269) Pilot   1943-04-22ADU NigeriaMaiduguri Cemetery
Air PupilJ FRANCIS (328246)   1943-04-24 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
SergeantGerald Theodore LYDFORD (657442) Pilot   1943-04-26 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Air SergeantWillem Johannes VAN DER SCHYFF (58049)   1943-04-28 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Aircraftman 1st ClassAllen Reginald Embrey LEWIS (1485019)   1943-04-29 ZambiaNdola (Kansenshi) Cemetery
Warrant Officer Class IILeo SHEAR (205858)   1943-05-04 South AfricaHarrismith Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeorge Noel STAINTON (639297)   1943-05-05 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRichard George EARL (967463)   1943-05-06259 Sqdn AIR27 KenyaNairobi War Cemetery
Corporal MUZIANAGO (783)   1943-05-07Air Askari Corps ZimbabweBulawayo African Memorial
Leading AircraftmanJohn Gerard OLIN (1044780)   1943-05-09 NigeriaKano Township Christian Cemete
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
SergeantNorman George HEWITT (510263)   1943-05-31 KenyaNairobi War Cemetery
SergeantPeter Derek SHORTER (574101)   1943-06-05209 Sqdn AIR27 KenyaMombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery
Air SergeantArthur HILL (235331V)   1943-06-09 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassJack WOOD (1498229)   1943-06-12262 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Flight SergeantEdgar Goldstraw HORRIDGE (615245)   1943-06-13 GhanaChristiansborg War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanGlyndwr JONES (1013178)   1943-06-21259 Sqdn AIR27 KenyaMombasa (Mbaraki) 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
SergeantJohn Nathan SWANN (935687)   1943-07-27 NigeriaIbadan Military Cemetery
Labourer MAJATI (5154)   1943-08-08Air Askari Corps ZimbabweBulawayo (Lady Stanley Avenue)
SergeantDugald Maccoll MORTON (1021514)   1943-08-26 NigeriaMaiduguri Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanDouglas Kircaldy DORWARD (1179362)   1943-08-30 NigeriaKano Township Christian Cemete
Aircraftman 1st ClassAndrew Mackie Spalding McINTOSH (1553086)   1943-09-02 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
Air MechanicJohn KIELY (115880)   1943-09-05 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Aircraftman 1st ClassEric Raymond THORN (1689021)   1943-09-10 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Labourer JAMES CHIRUNGE (1693)   1943-09-10Air Askari Corps ZimbabweBulawayo African Memorial
Air MechanicPeter WEARNE (579115)   1943-09-19 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Air CorporalSussie STEENKAMP (F/266856)   1943-10-02 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
Leading AircraftmanWilliam Edward BILTCLIFFE (951259)   1943-10-04 Sierra LeoneFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanDavid Harold BRISTOW (1808426)   1943-10-06 South AfricaKroonstad New Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanSidney James CROOK (1872721)   1943-10-18621 Sqdn AIR27 KenyaNairobi War 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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