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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
114,803 records (93.77%) are "Accounted for".
99,681 are aviation. 15,122 are non-aviation deaths.
7,631 are still unaccounted.
28 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

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

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Unit
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Name Number
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Your current query terms 1939-12-19 returns 4 records, 4 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 391219 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-12-1939
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam Coolson MITCHISON (543380)  Forum Post 1939-12-19 United KingdomNewbiggin (St. Bartholomew) Ch
Flight LieutenantVincent Mark Paul PAM (40422) Pilot Saro London K5258  Forum Post 1939-12-19240 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLerwick New Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeorge Warne GEDDES (539328) Air Gunner Wellington IA N2889  Forum Post 1939-12-1937 Sqdn AIR27 GermanySage War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerFrancis Aloysius CONNOLLY (40676) Pilot Victoria V K2799  Forum Post 1939-12-1970 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptCairo New British Protestant C

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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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