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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
115,197 records (94.09%) are "Accounted for".
99,690 are aviation. 15,507 are non-aviation deaths.
7,237 are still unaccounted.
30 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

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Your current query terms 1942-05-04 returns 71 records, 70 records (98.59%) have circumstances of death. 1 records (1.41%) do not have details.

For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 420504 - Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 4-5-1942
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanRobert BOND (632488)  Forum Post 1942-05-04 AustraliaFawkner Memorial Park Cemetery
Flying OfficerAlbert George Frederick CHEESEWRIGHT (65030)  Ext Link 1942-05-04 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight LieutenantRobert GORDON (43329)  Ext Link 1942-05-04 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantDennis Albert POLAND (1116610)  More Details 1942-05-04 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftwoman 2nd ClassJean HARDING (2093503)  More Details 1942-05-04 United KingdomSunderland (Bishopwearmouth) C
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge KNIGHT (1295979)  More Details 1942-05-04 United KingdomExeter Higher Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanGordon Mark RIMMER (1354572)  More Details 1942-05-04 United KingdomSouthport (Duke Street) Cemete
Aircraftman 1st ClassChristopher Richardson ROBINSON (1345204)  Ext Link 1942-05-041 EANS United KingdomAnnan Cemetery
Aircraftwoman 2nd ClassEvelyn STRETTON (439937)  Ext Link 1942-05-041 EANS United KingdomCrewe Cemetery
CorporalRonald PETERS (539546)   1942-05-041 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 EgyptAlexandria (Hadra) War Memoria
Flight SergeantDenis Frederic CLIFFORD (402104) Liberator II AL511  AIR81/14048 1942-05-04108 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerDouglas HUDSON (48167) Liberator II AL511  AIR81/14048 1942-05-04108 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight LieutenantDuncan Harold McARTHUR (36243) Liberator II AL511  AIR81/14048 1942-05-04108 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerIvan Roy James PERKINS (106235) Liberator II AL511  AIR81/14048 1942-05-04108 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantJames Frank GOODER (939026) Wireless Op Liberator II AL558  AIR81/14003 1942-05-04120 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeicester (Gilroes) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRobert Vincent BROSSMER (106352) Spitfire Vb AD460  AIR81/14000 1942-05-04121 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerRalph William FREIBERG (110340) Spitfire Vb P8794  AIR81/13998 1942-05-04121 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantHugh Douglas MACPHIE (R/76041) Spitfire Vb BM319  AIR81/13991 1942-05-04129 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerVictor Emmanuel TUCKER (121113) Spitfire Vb BM421  AIR81/13994 1942-05-04129 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerRobert Elmer Douglas WRIGHT (J/15147) Pilot Whirlwind I P7103  Forum Post 1942-05-04137 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomScottow Cemetery
SergeantAllan Barnes GOFF (R/97509) Pilot Oxford I AT739  Forum Post 1942-05-0415 PAFU United KingdomBrigg Cemetery
Second LieutenantHope PIENAAR (102078)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Second LieutenantJohannes Hendrik PIENAAR (20553)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Second LieutenantFrancis John REED (102448)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Air SergeantSidney Egbert SHIPMAN (99328V)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Air MechanicRudolph Johannes SWANEPOEL (58738)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Air MechanicCharles Frederick VAN BREDA (207954)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Air SergeantAndres Pieter VOS (206367)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Second LieutenantLouis Theodorus WESSELS (104019)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
MajorJohan Louis Venter DE WET (102660) Blenheim IV Z7513  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Second LieutenantJacobus Stephanus DU TOIT (94293) Blenheim IV Z7513  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Air SergeantWallace William OLIVER (205941) Blenheim IV Z7513  Ext Link  Ext Link 1942-05-0415 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 LibyaKnightsbridge War Cemetery, Ac
Pilot OfficerThomas Menzies WELCH (106657) Spitfire Vb BM274   1942-05-04154 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanEric Ambrose LANGLEY (1055142) Defiant L7035  Forum Post 1942-05-042 AGS United KingdomAlford Cemetery, Lincolnshire
Squadron LeaderFrederick Undecimus HOLLINS (70317) Pilot Sunderland II T9084   1942-05-04228 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomOban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRonald JONES (67616) Sunderland II T9084   1942-05-04228 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSefton (St. Helen) Churchyard
Flight LieutenantNorman Carter MACQUEEN (86689) Pilot Spitfire BR226   1942-05-04249 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
PlutonowyJozef KUCHTA (P/793936) Tiger Moth T7742  Ext Link 1942-05-0425 EFTS United KingdomHucknall Cemetery
Flight LieutenantArthur Walter BARNES (81383) Blenheim IV R2779  Forum Post 1942-05-04254 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Squadron LeaderIan Sutherland JAMESON (39791) Pilot Blenheim IV R2779  Forum Post 1942-05-04254 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHeanton Punchardon (St. August
SergeantRobert Arthur French RAYMOND (924105) Observer Blenheim IV R2779  Forum Post 1942-05-04254 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWakes Colne (All Saints) Churc
KapitanNorbert Andrzej Waldeman LEWALD-JEZIERSKI (P/76824) Wellington IC Z1183  More Details 1942-05-04300 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
SierzantBoguslaw NOWICKI (P/781399) Wellington IC Z1183  More Details 1942-05-04300 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
SergeantJames MANN (1122568) Wireless Op Beaufort II AW364  AIR81/14020 1942-05-0442 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayKristiansand Civil Cemetery
SergeantJames DALEY (1021805) Beaufort II AW364  AIR81/14020 1942-05-0442 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWalter Alfred FREEMAN (1262416) Beaufort II AW364  AIR81/14020 1942-05-0442 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerWalter Mcintosh MACFARLANE (102066) Beaufort II AW364  AIR81/14020 1942-05-0442 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Warrant OfficerDavid Malyon RUSSELL (403553) Pilot Spitfire Vb BM196  AIR81/14014 1942-05-04485 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWhyteleafe (St. Luke) Churchya
SergeantArthur William NEWHOUSE (645144) Wireless Op Hudson V AM530  AIR81/13982 1942-05-0453 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Marcus NICHOLS (1161577) Pilot Hudson V AM530  AIR81/13982 1942-05-0453 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery

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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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