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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.
103223 records (84.36%) are "Accounted for".
95394 are related to aircraft incidents and
7831 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 1944-03-24 returns 291 records, 279 records (95.88%) have circumstances of death. 12 records (4.12%) 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 440324 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 24-3-1944
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantEdwin William FLEMING (432634)   1944-03-24 AustraliaWagga Wagga War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassFranklin Henry SMITH (R/177403)   1944-03-24 CanadaHaileybury (Mount Pleasant) Ce
Flying OfficerJohn Henry LOW (404611)   1944-03-24 New ZealandTimaru Cemetery
Pilot OfficerEdwin Nott O'REILLY (432559)   1944-03-24 Papua New GuineaLae War Cemetery
Air SergeantBernard BLOMSON (326679V)   1944-03-24 South AfricaPretoria (Rebecca Street) Ceme
Leading AircraftmanJohn Robert STEWART (1490548)   1944-03-24 United KingdomBlackpool (Carleton) Cemetery
Flying OfficerBenjamin Sidney SUSSMAN (J/25917) Pilot   1944-03-24 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanCharles Henry YATES (1259309)   1944-03-24 United KingdomStreatham Cemetery
Flight OfficerJoan Mary BUSHBY (5783) Expeditor HB182  Forum Post 1944-03-24 CanadaOttawa Memorial
Wing CommanderHenry George Fradgeley GAUBERT (39437) Expeditor HB182  Forum Post 1944-03-24 CanadaOttawa Memorial
Flight OfficerViolet Bertha Qu'appelle SHELLY (581) Expeditor HB182  Forum Post 1944-03-24 CanadaOttawa Memorial
Section OfficerEleanor Victoria WEATHERHEAD (3666) Expeditor HB182  Forum Post 1944-03-24 United States of AmericaBrunswick (Palmetto) Cemetery
SergeantForrest Alan Luigi Angove FARR (1654183) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantDavid George HARRIS (1603373) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerAlfryn James JENKINS (161735) Pilot Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam John MOORE (1406490) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantGilbert PEARSON (1337855) Air Bomber Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantRoy Mcstuart ROSS (1411386) Wireless Op Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flight SergeantGeorge Arthur SAUNDERS (1413460) Navigator Lancaster III ND642  IBCC 1944-03-24100 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantRonald CATLOW (1685413) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerJames GARSIDE (173609) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantLeslie Douglas MAYNARD (1339967) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerJohn Charles OWENS (J/86412) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerRichard John ROACH (J/23756) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantThomas Allison SMITH (1822792) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge WALKER (1352784) Halifax II HR978  IBCC 1944-03-24102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantDennis CANNON (1320615) Air Gunner Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flying OfficerNorman TOMBS (145901) Air Gunner Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flight SergeantJoseph WADSWORTH (1064744) Flight Engi Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flying OfficerPeter Anthony Charles BELL (129478) Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Squadron LeaderKenneth George BICKERS (122345) Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantLeonard John COMER (1220626) Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerCyril John PLUMMER (125161) Lancaster III ME665  IBCC 1944-03-24103 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerJoseph Basil POAD (116399) Pilot Wellington BX LN717  Forum Post 1944-03-24104 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyPadua War Cemetery
Flying OfficerNorman Eric BLIGHT (138127) Wellington BX LN717  Forum Post 1944-03-24104 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flight SergeantJohn Edwin FRITH (1188802) Wellington BX LN717  Forum Post 1944-03-24104 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantJohn Harry GREENSLADE (1600086) Wellington BX LN717  Forum Post 1944-03-24104 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flight SergeantGodfrey Jones OLIVER (928300) Wellington BX LN717  Forum Post 1944-03-24104 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantCharles Alfred HILDER (1397651) Air Bomber Lancaster II DS664  Ext Link 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
SergeantJohn Joseph McDONOUGH (1895574) Air Gunner Lancaster II DS664  Ext Link 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Flight SergeantJames Arthur NEWMAN (1575537) Pilot Lancaster II DS664  Ext Link 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
SergeantEdgar William John WARREN (1818249) Flight Engi Lancaster II DS664  Ext Link 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam BOWEY (1095610) Wireless Op Lancaster II DS678  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn William BURKE (1652303) Flight Engi Lancaster II DS678  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantDonald KEELEY (1381057) Air Gunner Lancaster II DS678  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerLeonard Myles McCANN (J/19862) Pilot Lancaster II DS678  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantVictor John WATSON (1851938) Air Gunner Lancaster II DS678  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Warrant OfficerRonald HOWELLS (1266769) Air Gunner Lancaster LL730  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantJohn William (Jack) KEARLEY (1396608) Wireless Op Lancaster LL730  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantJames Arthur MORRIS (1851391) Flight Engi Lancaster LL730  IBCC 1944-03-24115 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

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