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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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
114,358 records (93.40%) are "Accounted for".
99,668 are aviation. 14,690 are non-aviation deaths.
8,076 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 | Jagan Pillarisetti's Bharat-Rakshak.

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

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Your current query terms 1941-05-23 returns 39 records, 32 records (82.05%) have circumstances of death. 7 records (17.95%) do not have details.

For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 410523 - Unaccounted airmen - 23-5-1941
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassArchibald Thomas JOHNSON (942053)   1941-05-23 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEdward Cecil BRYANT (1381681)  More Details 1941-05-23 United KingdomAlperton Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn EVANS (1068014)   1941-05-23 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassArthur GOULDING (965130)   1941-05-23 United KingdomLiverpool (Allerton) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEric HOWARTH (1401166)   1941-05-23 United KingdomStockport Crematorium
Leading AircraftmanSydney Percival PALMER (626513)   1941-05-23 United KingdomPreston (St. Andrew) Churchyar
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn Edwin THOMPSON (1191611)   1941-05-23 United KingdomErdington (St. Barnabas) Churc
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEmerson Addison PARKER (R/62706)  Forum Post 1941-05-231 TTS (RCAF) CanadaSawyerville (Maple Leaf) Cemet
Flying OfficerRobert BRUCE (74715) Pilot Oxford I V3221  AIR81/6588 1941-05-2314 SFTS United KingdomGlenerney Private Burial Groun
Leading AircraftmanMichael George FERNAU (959799) Pupil Pilot Oxford I V3221  AIR81/6588 1941-05-2314 SFTS United KingdomIdridgehay (St. James) Churchy
SergeantLewis Cecil Theodore BOLLEN (813019)   1941-05-232 PRU EgyptCairo War Memorial Cemetery
Flight LieutenantReginald William GAUTREY (37674) Catalina I AH560  Archive Post 1941-05-23201 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Leading AircraftmanRobert Evelyn BRODIE (906384) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRonald Frank BROOKS (552807) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerReginald Stephen COLLIS (J/7756) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantLeslie LITTLEFAIR (552216) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantJohn Roy MASSEY (590895) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassHoward Stephen McKEOWN (994218) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantChristopher Mackinnon SCRUTTON (70613) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-23210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Warrant OfficerSylvester George McCABE (348819)  Forum Post 1941-05-2322 SFTS ZimbabweGweru Cemetery
CorporalEric WICKETT (591209) U/T Pilot DH82 Tiger Moth II R4791  AIR81/6585 1941-05-2327 EFTS ZimbabweBulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery
CorporalAndrew Brown GILLAN (549579)  Forum Post 1941-05-2330 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
CorporalCharles PENNEYSTON (293169)  More Details 1941-05-2330 Sqdn AIR27 GreeceSuda Bay War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRobert Edward SEARS (87342) Unidentifi  AIR81/6603 1941-05-2334 SFTS CanadaMedicine Hat (Hillside) Cemete
Leading AircraftmanColin Higson WYLDE (1112413) Unidentifi  AIR81/6603 1941-05-2334 SFTS CanadaMedicine Hat (Hillside) Cemete
Flight SergeantJohn NEWELL (633907) Wireless Op Wellington IC T2812  AIR81/6602 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptIsmailia War Memorial Cemetery
SergeantPatrick FIELD (400054) Wellington IC T2895  Ext Link 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantErnest Miles KELSALL (631010) Wellington IC T2895  AIR81/6611 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantPeter Godfrey MARSH (759111) Wellington IC T2895  AIR81/6611 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantHarold John MEW (758231) Wellington IC T2895  AIR81/6611 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantJohn ROWE (553231) Wellington IC T2895  AIR81/6611 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantLeslie Seymour TIPPER (550283) Wellington IC T2895  AIR81/6611 1941-05-2337 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerStuart Charles NIVEN (39970) Blenheim IV V5624  AIR81/6608 1941-05-2345 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantOswald Burnell THOMPSON (751637) Blenheim IV V5624  AIR81/6608 1941-05-2345 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerPaul John VINCENT (82657) Blenheim IV V5624  AIR81/6608 1941-05-2345 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassPeter Stanley STORY (1257748)  Forum Post 1941-05-2356 OTU United KingdomSutton Bridge (St. Matthew) Ch
Leading AircraftmanGordon James BURKLE (1263121) Oxford II V3565  AIR81/6589 1941-05-236 SFTS United KingdomLittle Rissington (St. Peter)
Leading AircraftmanBrian Hugh RICHARDS (1182568) U/T Pilot Oxford II V3565  AIR81/6587 1941-05-236 SFTS United KingdomEdgcumbe Methodist Chapelyard
Pilot OfficerKenneth Granville Anderson MARSH (88696) Catalina I AH560  Forum Post 1941-05-2382 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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