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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 casuality based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, provide the aircraft associated with the casuality or details. View the month by month coverage details.

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

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

There are a total of 122357 casuality records in this database. About 74425 records (60.83%) have some details on circumstances of death.
Your current query returns 20 records,
16 records (80.00%) have circumstances of death.
4 records (20.00%) do not have details. You can click on the result fields to narrow the search.

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For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 410804 - Unaccounted airmen - 4-8-1941
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassErnest COURT (1289087)   1941-08-04 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Squadron LeaderAlbert KEMSLEY (35127)   1941-08-04 EgyptAlexandria (Hadra) War Memoria
LieutenantDaniel Derek MAHONEY (103198)   1941-08-04 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (South End) Cem
Aircraftman 2nd ClassPhilip Halery SHEPPARD (1070604)   1941-08-04 United KingdomCardiff (Cathays) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRobert Wylie SHEARER (1365986)  Forum Post 1941-08-04 United States of AmericaPensacola (Barrancas) National
SergeantAllan Thomas MASSON (400928) Harvard I N7187  Ext Link 1941-08-04 ZimbabweHarare (Pioneer) Cemetery
SergeantCyril William Henry SMITH (929898) Pilot Spitfire IIb P8516  AIR81/8068 1941-08-04118 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEltham Cemetery, Woolwich
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAlbert Edward HUTCHINSON (1378712) Oxford I T1099  AIR81/8047 1941-08-0416 SFTS United KingdomChatham (Palmerston Road) Ceme
SergeantGeorge William FORD (103561) Pupil Pilot Harvard I N7187  Forum Post 1941-08-0420 SFTS ZimbabweHarare (Pioneer) Cemetery
Flight SergeantTerence Alfred Evelyn BRIDEWELL (945177) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington Z8781  AIR81/8064 1941-08-04218 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
SergeantFrank Craighton DODD (1104391) Pilot Wellington Z8781  AIR81/8064 1941-08-04218 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
Wing CommanderJohn Lionel Howe FLETCHER (05218) Pilot Wellington Z8781  AIR81/8064 1941-08-04218 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
Flight SergeantFrank GRAIL (965679) Air Gunner Wellington Z8781  AIR81/8064 1941-08-04218 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
SergeantArthur BELL (1078557) Pilot/Observer Magister I L8346  AIR81/8067 1941-08-0424 EFTS United KingdomHutton New Burial Ground
SergeantGeorge Edward CHUGG (1291021) Pilot Magister I L8346  AIR81/8067 1941-08-0424 EFTS United KingdomWest Wickham (St. John The Bap
Flight LieutenantKenneth William TAIT (40441) Hurricane II Z3164  AIR81/8081 1941-08-04257 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam Thomas MANSFIELD (930841)  AIR81/8093 1941-08-043 Air School South AfricaThaba Tshwane (New) Military C
SergeantFrancis Neville CAVE (1067025) Pilot Oxford I V3986  AIR81/8035 1941-08-0454 OTU United KingdomLiverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemet
SergeantAndrew Stanley CASSELLS (642096) Air Gunner Wellington IC T2962  AIR81/8071 1941-08-0457 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomFeltwell (St. Nicholas) Church
Pilot OfficerGraham Radford TIMEWELL (88432) Pilot Hurricane II Z2404  AIR81/8059 1941-08-04615 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBlackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

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