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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

122,432 casualty records in this database.
118,637 records (96.90%) are "Accounted for".
99,889 are aviation. 18,748 are non-aviation deaths.
3,795 are still unaccounted.
59 records have photographs

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the CWGC site, and has been 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 site 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. Click on Surname to see more details, and sources.

The data continously feeds into some Graphical Charts : View some of the charts here

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Your current query terms 1947 returns 1425 records, 1042 records (73.12%) have circumstances of death. 383 records (26.88%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Warrant OfficerWilliam Gilbert BARKS (335177)  Forum Post 1947-01-01 United KingdomNorton Cemetery
Aircraftwoman 2nd ClassMargaret Florence EVANS (2158385) Killed in Chester outside the ....  More Details  Forum Post 1947-01-01 United KingdomChester (Blacon) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlfred John STEVENS (54592)  Forum Post 1947-01-02 AustraliaBox Hill General Cemetery
SergeantJoseph Hebert BOURQUE (R/113614)  Forum Post 1947-01-02 CanadaOttawa Notre Dame Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanP S VISVANATHAN (36113)   1947-01-02 IndiaDelhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War
Warrant OfficerJames CRAWFORD (509251)  Forum Post 1947-01-02 ItalyUdine War Cemetery
Gunner IIAndre Fidele MIDDLEDITCH (1881366)  Forum Post 1947-01-02 United KingdomErith (Brook Street) Cemetery
Flight SergeantJack James SNELLING (909997)  Forum Post 1947-01-02 United KingdomEdmonton Cemetery, Middlesex
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRobert Anthony MURPHY (1909938) Died in Hospital in Dublin of ....  Forum Post 1947-01-021 PHU Ireland, Republic ofDean's Grange Cemetery
Warrant OfficerRobert Morrison McPHAIL (1574305)  Forum Post 1947-01-03 United KingdomNeilston Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRonald Philip PEGDEN (3058083) He was admitted to 19 General ....  Forum Post 1947-01-03109 MU EgyptFayid War Cemetery
Pilot IIAnthony Charles GREEN (1808285) Spitfire TE253  Forum Post 1947-01-03691 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHeanton Punchardon (St. August
CorporalAlan John HILL (646432)  Forum Post 1947-01-04 United KingdomCroydon (Mitcham Road) Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanRobert John SPOONLEY (1408798)  Forum Post 1947-01-04 United KingdomTalsarnau (Soar) Methodist Cha
Leading AircraftmanGilbert Ernest WOODHEAD (117606)  Forum Post 1947-01-0437 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaSpringvale War Cemetery, Melbo
CorporalJohn Joseph KEANE (1907337)   1947-01-04HQ (U) 2 Ind Group IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Flight LieutenantCharles DEWAR (45415)  Forum Post 1947-01-05 United KingdomRothesay Cemetery
Warrant OfficerAlbert Edward WOOLLEY (343939) . Died post medical discharge ....  Forum Post 1947-01-05 United KingdomNottingham Crematorium
Leading AircraftmanVincent William BINGHAM (55152)  Forum Post 1947-01-06 AustraliaCheltenham New General Cemeter
Aircraftman 1st ClassArthur Ross PHILLIPS (R/174025) Deceased pulmonary tuberculosi....  Forum Post 1947-01-06 CanadaMontreal Hawthorn-Dale Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanNorman Colin MOLD (1207908) His death occurred after a lon....  Forum Post 1947-01-06 United KingdomBanbury Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn William DUFFIN (3092515)  Forum Post 1947-01-07 United KingdomBottesford (St. Peter Ad Vincu
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn GAY (715778)  Forum Post 1947-01-07 United KingdomChester (Blacon) Cemetery
CorporalRoy Douglas COTTON (3077422)  Forum Post 1947-01-0721 MTRU JapanYokohama War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanBrian Lees ROBERTS (2294846) Fatally injured in an on duty ....  Forum Post 1947-01-08 Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
CorporalWilliam Henry HOPKINS (985967) His body was found dead 20 fee....  Forum Post 1947-01-08 United KingdomLanark Cemetery
Squadron LeaderRobert Norman BROCKMAN (103546) Pilot  Forum Post 1947-01-09 United KingdomCirencester Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn COCKBURN (770167)  Forum Post 1947-01-09 United KingdomJarrow Cemetery
SergeantAlexander McAFEE (1017565)   1947-01-09198 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLytham St. Anne's (Park) Cemet
SergeantRobert Henry CARR (1591621)  Forum Post 1947-01-10 United KingdomAmble West Cemetery
CorporalWilliam NORTH (1521680) Died in Memorial Hospital, UD.....  More Details 1947-01-10 United KingdomBarton (St. Cuthbert) Churchya
Leading AircraftmanWilliam Henry PERCY (931176)  Forum Post 1947-01-10 United KingdomCardiff Western Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanEdward PICKLES (943755) . He was under close arrest at....  Forum Post 1947-01-10 United KingdomFlockton (Zion) Congregational
Warrant OfficerHarry Benjamin WITTON (48005)   1947-01-10 United KingdomSouthgate Cemetery
Squadron LeaderHampden PALLANT (43580)   1947-01-10AHQ Italy ItalyUdine War Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassThomas Patrick WILMOTH (1908885) Killed there on duty at 17:55 ....  Forum Post 1947-01-10ME RRC EgyptHeliopolis War Cemetery
Flight SergeantJames Harry WEIGHT (560978) He died at 12:15 Hours in the ....  169333 1947-01-10RAF Nicosia CyprusNicosia War Cemetery
Flying OfficerStanislaw George SZCZUKA (C/26739) Enlisted May 1943, serving ove....  Forum Post 1947-01-11 CanadaPointe Claire Field Of Honour
SergeantPatrick John DOOLAN (520823)  Forum Post 1947-01-11431 ED GermanyHamburg Cemetery
Squadron LeaderGeorge Thomas WILSON (1175) Died of natural causes....  Forum Post 1947-01-12 New ZealandWellington (Karori) Crematoriu
Warrant OfficerRobert Derek SANFORD (578420) U/T Air Gun He died at Williborough Hospit....  Forum Post 1947-01-12 United KingdomHale Cemetery
Air MechanicE V RUTHENBERG (280057) Died in the Wynberg Military H....  More Details 1947-01-13 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanAlfred John BAILLIEU (1430302)   1947-01-13 United KingdomBirmingham (Witton) Cemetery
Flying OfficerDenis LOWE (184664) Navigator G-AGJX  Forum Post 1947-01-13 United KingdomNewcastle-Upon-Tyne (West Road
Flight LieutenantJohn Thomas DOWNS (180111)  Forum Post 1947-01-14 ItalyPadua War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanReginald William FAIRWEATHER (1808349)   1947-01-14 United KingdomLewes Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanArchibald Alfred JEAL (149789)   1947-01-14 United KingdomHarrow Weald Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassSidney Walter JEFFREYS (1417884)  Forum Post 1947-01-14 United KingdomBristol (Arnos Vale) Crematori
Aircraftman 2nd ClassStanley JONES (2283233)   1947-01-15 United KingdomDerby (Nottingham Road) Cemete
Leading AircraftmanCharles Curtis BROOKING (R/71202) Expeditor 3T RCAF 1394  Forum Post  Ext Link 1947-01-15 CanadaTreherne (Bethel) Cemetery

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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.

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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