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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.
103060 records (84.23%) are "Accounted for".
95306 are related to aircraft incidents and
7756 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 1944-08-18 ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY returns 5 records, 5 records (100.00%) have circumstances of death. 0 records (0.00%) 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 440818 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-8-1944
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantAlastair James HAY (67093) Pilot Typhoon IB JP427  Ext Link 1944-08-18182 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Desir War Cemetery
Flying OfficerDesmond William CONNOR (132894) Pilot Mustang III HB827   1944-08-1819 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Desir War Cemetery
Flight SergeantLawrence Stanley BELL (1199790) Pilot Typhoon IB MN463   1944-08-18197 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Desir War Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeonard Alfred RYAN (1160977) Pilot Typhoon IB JP445   1944-08-18245 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Desir War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerArthur Ernest DIGGINS (183029) Pilot Typhoon IA R7820   1944-08-18247 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Desir War Cemetery

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