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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 73848 records (60.35%) have some details on circumstances of death.
Your current query returns 52 records,
50 records (96.15%) have circumstances of death.
2 records (3.85%) 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 410828 - Unaccounted airmen - 28-8-1941
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassRobert NEWNHAM (976485)   1941-08-28 EgyptIsmailia War Memorial Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanEdward Victor GRIMBLE (961875)  Forum Post 1941-08-28 United KingdomExeter Higher Cemetery
SergeantFrank HARKER (515732)   1941-08-28 United KingdomCoxhoe (St. Mary) Churchyard
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam Francis WATTIS (1039244)  Forum Post 1941-08-28 United KingdomBirmingham (Witton) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassWalter Francis HUNT (1376651)  Forum Post 1941-08-2811 OTU United KingdomBillericay (Wickford) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanClifford Ambrose JOHNSON (989623)  Forum Post 1941-08-28114 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGreat Crosby (St. Luke) Church
Pilot OfficerCyril Keith BOWEN (J/5315) Blenheim IV Z6099  AIR81/8670 1941-08-2813 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerDouglas John RITCHIE (404365) Blenheim IV Z6099  Ext Link 1941-08-2813 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantCecil William STRUTT (1182408) Blenheim IV Z6099  AIR81/8670 1941-08-2813 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge Hosford BRADLEY (922544) Pilot Hampden I P4391  AIR81/8680 1941-08-2814 OTU United KingdomBrackley (St. Peter) Churchyar
SergeantHoward Stanley DAVIES (1254976) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Hampden I P4391  AIR81/8680 1941-08-2814 OTU United KingdomPontypridd Crematorium
SergeantFrank GROVE (929402) Pilot Hampden I P4391  AIR81/8680 1941-08-2814 OTU United KingdomHolmesfield (St. Swithin) Chur
Flight SergeantWilliam Haggan MORLEY (626050) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Hampden I P4391  AIR81/8680 1941-08-2814 OTU United KingdomLittleover (St. Peter) Churchy
Squadron LeaderWalter John LAWSON (43419) Spitfire IIa P7995  AIR81/8673 1941-08-2819 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRaymond Jervis SOMERFIELD (986567) Blenheim IV V5825  AIR81/8663 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerAlbert Henry COLLINS (82972) Air Gunner Blenheim IV V6436  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Pilot OfficerStanley Frederick Maude GUNNIS (63809) Observer Blenheim IV V6436  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Pilot OfficerFrank Kerr ORME (J/3739) Pilot Blenheim IV V6436  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
SergeantRaymond Frank BRIAN (1169141) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV Z7435  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
SergeantKenneth HAYES (1254653) Pilot Blenheim IV Z7435  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
SergeantAllan Arthur Cecil SHADDICK (916694) Observer Blenheim IV Z7435  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Flight SergeantGeorge BRITTAIN (552121) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV Z7447  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Flight SergeantDennis John MACKAN (550208) Observer Blenheim IV Z7447  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Squadron LeaderRichard Ashton SHUTTLEWORTH (33548) Pilot Blenheim IV Z7447  Ext Link 1941-08-2821 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
SergeantAlan Matthew DOREY (1377417) Pilot Harvard I N7099  AIR81/8604 1941-08-2822 SFTS ZimbabweGweru Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanThomas Alexander DIXON (1119294) U/T Observer Botha I L6417  Forum Post 1941-08-283 SoGR United KingdomDrumcoo Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanFrederick Charles GLOCKLER (1376289) Observer Botha I L6417  Forum Post 1941-08-283 SoGR United KingdomTottenham Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanPatrick Joseph Anthony SHANNON (912004) Harvard RCAF 2809  AIR81/8696 1941-08-2832 SFTS CanadaMoose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery
SergeantKenneth Ivor GILBERT (741724) Pilot Unknown  AIR81/8721 1941-08-2832 SFTS CanadaMoose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery
Plutonowy-PodchorazyKazimierz Stefan ROSIEWICZ (P/782028) Botha I L6417  Forum Post 1941-08-284 AOS United KingdomHolyhead (St. Mary's) Roman Ca
SergeantWilliam Fred BODKIN (R/71531) Spitfire Va R7255  Forum Post 1941-08-2841 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantSpencer MALLEN (937913) Pilot Hampden I AD917  NA/PRO 1941-08-2844 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNewcastle-Upon-Tyne (West Road
Leading AircraftmanPeter Henry Albert PICKERING (1218857) Pilot Master I N7935  Forum Post 1941-08-285 FTS United KingdomStoke-Upon-Tern (St. Peter) Ch
SergeantJohn Albert PARKER (R/78237) Pilot Hurricane I Z4046  AIR81/8628 1941-08-2855 OTU United KingdomNorth Petherton Cemetery
KapitanBogdan GRZESZCZAK (P/1391) Miles Master T8581  Ext Link 1941-08-2858 OTU United KingdomNorthwood Cemetery
Pilot OfficerWilliam Moody MacDONALD (102146) U/T Pilot Miles Master T8581  Ext Link 1941-08-2858 OTU United KingdomBangor Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanLeslie Arthur FORD (845761) Botha I L6417  Forum Post 1941-08-28615 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomFarnham (Green Lane) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassDonald William BANNISTER (819139) Botha I L6417  Forum Post 1941-08-28616 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWimbledon (Gap Road) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanHarold George DICKER (1157201) Magister I P6397  NA/PRO 1941-08-2871 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJack Wesley WEIR (65978) Pilot Magister I P6397  NA/PRO 1941-08-2871 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn Stanfield WATSON (R/74304)  Forum Post 1941-08-2878 Wing United KingdomHelston Cemetery
Pilot OfficerTudor Gwynn EDWARDS (44819) Pilot Blenheim IV L9379  NA/PRO 1941-08-2888 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Pilot OfficerFrederick Arthur LETCHFORD (46305) Observer Blenheim IV L9379  NA/PRO 1941-08-2888 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Flight SergeantFrank TWEEDALE (522741) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV L9379  NA/PRO 1941-08-2888 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHook Of Holland General Cemete
Flight LieutenantJames Okeden ALEXANDER (44267) Pilot Blenheim IV Z7445  NA/PRO 1941-08-2888 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRotterdam (Crooswijk) General
Flight SergeantJohn Lionel BRIGGS (533717) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV Z7445  NA/PRO 1941-08-2888 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRotterdam (Crooswijk) General
Flight SergeantAlexander James HARDY (580954) Observer Blenheim IV Z7445  NA/PRO 1941-08-2888 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsRotterdam (Crooswijk) General
Leading AircraftmanReginald HOWARD (1101868) Pilot Miles Master T8367  Forum Post 1941-08-289 FTS United KingdomBishop Auckland (St. Andrew's)
Flight LieutenantBrian Cotter BLOOR (76255)  Forum Post 1941-08-28916 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCastle Church (St. Mary) Churc
Flying OfficerNoel Carrol PETTIT (36273) Pilot Hurricane I Z4485  AIR81/8686 1941-08-28RAF Takordi Flt NigeriaIkoyi No.2 Cemetery

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