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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

122357 casualty records in this database.
103284 records (84.41%) are "Accounted for".
95446 are related to aircraft incidents and
7840 are non-aviation deaths..

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

By year of death : 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947

Your current query terms 1943-09-21 returns 51 records, 39 records (76.47%) have circumstances of death. 12 records (23.53%) do not have details.

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For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 430921 - Unaccounted airmen - 21-9-1943
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantJohn CREIGHTON (R/88570)   1943-09-21 CanadaCobourg Union Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanLouis Oscar DORGE (R/140224)   1943-09-21 CanadaMedicine Hat (Hillside) Cemete
Aircraftman 1st ClassJoseph Alexander FRASER (R/221532)   1943-09-21 CanadaChase Public Cemetery
Flight SergeantStanley Swanston McHARDY (R/120022)   1943-09-21 CanadaPowerscourt United Church Ceme
SergeantStewart Wogan POYNTZ (1518262) Pilot   1943-09-21 CanadaTruro (Terrace Hill) Cemetery
Group CaptainHarry George WHEELER ()  Forum Post 1943-09-21 GreeceRhodes War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanHerbert DAVIES (649701)   1943-09-21 IndiaDelhi War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassErnest Henry HARRISON (1675036)   1943-09-21 IndiaCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanSidney PLATT (1500405)   1943-09-21 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
Warrant OfficerHubert John UNDERWOOD (407306)   1943-09-21 MyanmarThanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Flying OfficerArthur Baron Fortescue AYERS (1440)   1943-09-21 SamoaMagiagi Cemetery
CorporalLionel GRIFFIN (950942)   1943-09-21 United KingdomBrighouse Cemetery
Flying OfficerAlfred Neil BUCKLAND (420612) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantColin Stewart CAMERON (422410) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerAlbert Lawrence COOMES (401768) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJames David Thomas DALEY (419929) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerAlan William Morphett GUNSON (417178) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerAlexander Glenn JENNISON (409000) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJack Thomas LAW (17383) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantSydney Charles Edwin LEECH (19458) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantNorman Douglas Kerr SWINTON (408319) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantLawrence Ernest WADDINGTON (408410) Sunderland III DV969   1943-09-2110 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
CaptainRobert K STEPHENSON (102834V) SAAF 5022  Ext Link 1943-09-2111 OTU South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
SergeantWilliam George DENYER (1324875) Wireless Op Wellington III BK200  IBCC 1943-09-2112 OTU United KingdomMorden Cemetery
Flight SergeantEric George BAILEY (422375) Mitchell II FL193   1943-09-2113 OTU United KingdomOxford (Botley) Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn LEDGERWOOD (421863) Mitchell II FL193   1943-09-2113 OTU United KingdomOxford (Botley) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerAndrew Goodwin OLSON (J/25058) Navigator ( Mitchell II FL193   1943-09-2113 OTU United KingdomOxford (Botley) Cemetery
SergeantMichael Justin TYMMS (422324) Mitchell II FL193   1943-09-2113 OTU United KingdomOxford (Botley) Cemetery
Flight SergeantDonald HARRIS (415529) Air Gunner Stirling EF390  IBCC 1943-09-21214 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantChristopher George HOSKIN (401124) Beaufighter JL640  Forum Post 1943-09-21227 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceRhodes War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRobert Sutton NEIGHBOUR (416450) Beaufighter JL640   1943-09-21227 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceRhodes War Cemetery
Warrant Officer Class IJames Joseph COUGHLAN (130844V) Boston III AL731   1943-09-2124 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
LieutenantClifford Henry Lance ELLIS (206598V) Boston III AL731   1943-09-2124 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Warrant Officer Class IIAllister Macnaughton HARVEY (1376V) Boston III AL731   1943-09-2124 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Leading AircraftmanSidney CARTER (930502)   1943-09-212909 Sqdn, RAF Regt AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerJohn Alan ELMS (142071) Pilot Mustang I AG526  Forum Post 1943-09-214 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSheffield (Burngreave) Cemeter
Squadron LeaderStanley Webster BALDIE (39481) Pilot Hurricane II HW493   1943-09-214 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaKirkee War Cemetery
Flying Officer HABIB SULEMAN BADRUDDIN TYABJI (1575) Hurricane KX112   1943-09-214 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaDelhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War
Flight SergeantNoel FISHER (409679) Baltimore IV FA574  Forum Post 1943-09-21454 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceRhodes War Cemetery
Flight SergeantIan Richard HEAYS (415532) Wireless Op Liberator BZ720   1943-09-2153 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBath (Haycombe) Cemetery
SergeantDonald Arthur BRUNDELL (1208264) Wireless Op Anson I LT888  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomDiss Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam Sidney PENFOLD (1880171) U/T Air Gun Anson I LT888  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomPorthcawl Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJack Eric PRICE (1852089) U/T Air Gun Anson I LT888  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomSwindon (Whitworth Road) Cemet
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWalter John RALPH (1851537) U/T Air Gun Anson I LT888  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomIslington Cemetery And Cremato
PlutonowyPiotr Olgierd STRYCHAREK (P/794514) Anson I LT888  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomPorthcawl Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Burrell ROUTLEDGE (1040042) Pilot Lysander III T1588  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomChilton Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassReginald TARLING (1119875) Lysander III T1588  Forum Post 1943-09-217 AGS United KingdomPort Talbot (Goytre) Cemetery
Flying OfficerArthur George Gordon ATKINS (127538) Pilot Mitchell II FL683   1943-09-2198 Sqdn AIR27 FranceNoyellette Communal Cemetery
Flight SergeantAllan Rothery BREAKSPEAR (412374) Mitchell II FL683   1943-09-2198 Sqdn AIR27 FranceNoyellette Communal Cemetery
SergeantKenneth Stanley Henry LAWSON (1388124) Air Gunner Mitchell II FL683   1943-09-2198 Sqdn AIR27 FranceNoyellette Communal Cemetery

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