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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

122,357 casualty records in this database.
112,642 records (92.06%) are "Accounted for".
99,493 are aviation. 13,149 are non-aviation deaths.
9,715 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

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

Name
Number
Date/Year/Month
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Unit
Trade
Force
Region
Country
Cemetery
Aircraft Name
Aircraft #
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Your current query terms 1939-09-05 returns 9 records, 9 records (100.00%) have circumstances of death. 0 records (0.00%) do not have details.

For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pupil PilotJames Healy CAVANAGH ()  Forum Post 1939-09-05 United KingdomCalne (Holy Trinity) Churchyar
Pupil PilotJohn Whitford HADLEY ()  Forum Post 1939-09-05 United KingdomCalne (Holy Trinity) Churchyar
Flying OfficerArnold Victor DOLPHIN () Wirraway A20-5  Forum Post 1939-09-0512 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery
CorporalHarold William JOHNSON (1727) Wirraway A20-5  Forum Post 1939-09-0512 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn QUILTER (524808) Anson I K6183  AIR81/3 1939-09-05206 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeoffrey SHEFFIELD (552231) Anson I K6183  AIR81/3 1939-09-05206 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Second LieutenantDerrick TYLER (P/3434) Hurricane I SAAF 275  Forum Post 1939-09-056 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerAnthony Richard PLAYFAIR (39679) Pilot Hampden I L4161  AIR81/1492 1939-09-057 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomFinningley (Holy Trinity And S
SergeantAlexander Oliver HESLOP (566050) Anson I K6183  AIR81/3 1939-09-059 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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