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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 1943-05-21 returns 82 records, 77 records (93.90%) have circumstances of death. 5 records (6.10%) do not have details.

For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 430521 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 21-5-1943
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanFrancis Ernest EDWARDS (702072)  Ext Link 1943-05-21 IndonesiaAmbon War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassEric Linford Groves SHOWELL (1252098)  Ext Link 1943-05-21 IndonesiaAmbon War Cemetery
SergeantHerbert BASSNETT (530959)  More Details 1943-05-21 JapanYokohama War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassSidney James PARRIS (1318457)   1943-05-21 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
Leading AircraftmanWalter Lloyd George LITTLEJOHN (423702)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1943-05-21 New ZealandAuckland (Waikumete) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassNorman Vincent GREGSON (756170)   1943-05-21 United KingdomHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJesse HOOK (1652067)   1943-05-21 United KingdomCarlton Cemetery
CorporalJames Ernest LAISHLEY (864180)   1943-05-21 United KingdomKensal Green (St. Mary's) Roma
Section OfficerDoreen Margaret SEELEY (5540)  Forum Post 1943-05-21 United KingdomEast Finchley Cemetery And St.
SergeantAlfred BROWN (1039746) Wellington LB187  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantEdwin ESAU (1393290) Wellington LB187  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRonald DEAN (1087504) Wellington LB193  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantLeslie Trevethan GIBSON (1091023) Wellington LB193  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilliam Victor CHAMBERS (1384655) Wellington LB237  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantThomas Brian CLARKE (1236744) Wellington LB237  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantJohn Frederick FORSYTH-JOHNSON (1383232) Wellington LB237  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantHarry Hubert Charles HARRIS (1377270) Wireless Op Wellington LB237  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomDunure Cemetery
SergeantCyril JONES (980210) Wellington LB237  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantBertram Harrington LOWE (658389) Wellington LB237  Forum Post 1943-05-211 TTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerDavid John FORREST (406837) Beaufort A9-188  Ext Link 1943-05-21100 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaRabaul Memorial
Flight SergeantJames Henry HATFIELD (412063) Beaufort A9-188  Ext Link 1943-05-21100 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaRabaul Memorial
Flying OfficerKenneth Gladstone HOLMES (405017) Beaufort A9-188  Ext Link 1943-05-21100 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaRabaul Memorial
SergeantNoel LOVEDAY (405049) Beaufort A9-188  Ext Link 1943-05-21100 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaRabaul Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam HAILS (625445)  Ext Link 1943-05-21108 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerColin Lloyd CUBITT (408027) Blenheim IV Z7619  More Details 1943-05-2111 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerCharles PIGDON (52071) Navigator Blenheim IV Z7619  More Details 1943-05-2111 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Flying OfficerNeville Francis Davis SIMPSON (400664) Blenheim IV Z7619  More Details 1943-05-2111 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerReginald James STOKES (406373) Blenheim IV Z7619  More Details 1943-05-2111 Sqdn AIR27 BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Peter HUTTON (573547) Blenheim IV Z7619  More Details 1943-05-2111 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantThomas William Vincent ATKINS-TALLENTIRE (1256272) Mitchell II FR365  Forum Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
Flying OfficerAlastair Grant CLEARY (421022) Mitchell II FR365  Forum Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
SergeantErnest William DURRANT (1146794) Mitchell II FR365  Forum Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
SergeantMeg GEDELIAN (R/144402) Mitchell II FR365  Archive Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
SergeantHoward Watson GUINTER (R/66016) Mitchell II FR365  Archive Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Ewart THOMAS (107956) Mitchell II FR365  Forum Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
Pilot OfficerEric Douglas TODD (J/24069) Mitchell II FR365  Archive Post 1943-05-21111 (C) OTU CanadaOttawa Memorial
Warrant OfficerJocelyn FRIENDLY (581211) Navigator Mosquito DZ464  IBCC 1943-05-21139 Sqdn AIR27 FranceDieppe Canadian War Cemetery,
Squadron LeaderVernon Ralph Garcia HARCOURT (41790) Pilot Mosquito DZ464  IBCC 1943-05-21139 Sqdn AIR27 FranceDieppe Canadian War Cemetery,
SergeantAlbert CAMPS (1133327) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge Thomas COOK (1094187) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantErnest William HALL (1215546) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantAllan JAMES (1577790) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWalter Henry Arthur SHELVINGTON (1575168) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantCyril Edward TOMLIN (1435137) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn Stanley WARBURTON (1565412) Stirling III BF510  IBCC 1943-05-21149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilliam John DEWSON (1045186) Wellington HZ183   1943-05-21150 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flying OfficerHenry Edward DOWLE (126995) Wellington HZ183   1943-05-21150 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantGraeme Michael HUGHES (1233517) Wellington HZ183   1943-05-21150 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantAlfred George William SMITH (1295124) Wellington HZ183   1943-05-21150 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantArthur Robert WILLIAMS (1330333) Wellington HZ183   1943-05-21150 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial

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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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