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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
115,487 records (94.33%) are "Accounted for".
99,701 are aviation. 15,786 are non-aviation deaths.
6,947 are still unaccounted.
39 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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Your current query terms 208 Sqdn RAF returns 50 records, 47 records (94.00%) have circumstances of death. 3 records (6.00%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrederick William WANSTALL (547434)  Forum Post 1939-09-06208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptCairo War Memorial Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrederick Douglas LINAKER (537514)  Forum Post 1939-11-07208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptCairo War Memorial Cemetery
Pilot OfficerDavid Mervyn Boughey DRUCE (72022) Pilot Lysander L4714  AIR81/3788 1940-10-15208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
SergeantJohn Felix MULDOWNEY (537426) Wireless Op Lysander L4714  AIR81/3788 1940-10-15208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRobert Joseph REDMOND (528107)   1940-11-09208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerLaurence Trevor BENSON (40876) Hurricane I N2611  AIR81/4958 1941-01-29208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRichard Noel LLOYD-HUGHES (966659)   1941-03-22208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptCairo War Memorial Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJames Robin ALDIS (33362) Pilot Hurricane I Z4364  AIR81/6806 1941-06-08208 Sqdn AIR27 SyriaDamascus Commonwealth War Ceme
Flying OfficerCedric West HOLDSWORTH (40913) Pilot Hurricane II Z2626  AIR81/6971 1941-06-15208 Sqdn AIR27 SyriaDamascus Commonwealth War Ceme
Flying OfficerKeith Ernest MACROSTIE (41192) Pilot Hurricane I Z4628  AIR81/6942 1941-06-15208 Sqdn AIR27 SyriaDamascus Commonwealth War Ceme
Aircraftman 1st ClassStanley Maurice LAWRENCE (906737)  AIR81/6960 1941-06-16208 Sqdn AIR27 SyriaDamascus Commonwealth War Ceme
Pilot OfficerGeorge Frank TALENT (80071) Lysander L4724  AIR81/7686 1941-07-17208 Sqdn AIR27 Israel and Palestine (incGaza War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantDonald Escott WAYMARK (41506) Hurricane I Z4248  NA/PRO 1941-11-10208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerJames PATERSON (43979) Hurricane I V7558  NA/PRO 1941-12-26208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight LieutenantErrol William SEYMOUR-HOSLEY (70788) Hurricane I W9328  NA/PRO 1941-12-27208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Wing CommanderGuy Pendrill CHARLES (26079) Pilot Hurricane I Z4864  AIR81/11556 1942-01-13208 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn FORTUNE (84994) Hurricane I Z4774  AIR81/11643 1942-01-14208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerKenneth George Charles DAVIES (44522) Hurricane I V7836   1942-02-09208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerBrian Arthur Blake ATTWOOD (84985) Hurricane I Z4772  AIR81/12226 1942-02-14208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Leading AircraftmanAnthony Carr Harle BROWN (654276)  AIR81/12988 1942-03-26208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassLeslie Maurice WALDREN (908523)  AIR81/12988 1942-03-26208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
CorporalErnest ALTON (941311)  Ext Link 1942-06-08208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerJack Albert BUDD (564132)  Ext Link 1942-06-08208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerWilliam GLENN (118198) Hurricane IIB BG914   1942-06-16208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Cyril BUCKLEY (44821) Hurricane I V7670   1942-07-18208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight LieutenantCharles Sidney Beattie MONTAGU (86433) Hurricane I P2638  Forum Post 1942-07-24208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerPeter Alaric WORTH (120644) Hurricane II Z2416   1942-08-02208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRichard FILSON-YOUNG (120745) Hurricane IIB Z5468   1942-08-17208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Flying OfficerWalter John Evelyn ARDLEY (65499) Hurricane IIB BG998   1942-08-29208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Wing CommanderJohn Kane ROGERS (39761) Hurricane II HL566   1942-09-01208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerMalcolm Ramsay HAWORTH (135171) Hurricane I Z4950  Forum Post 1942-09-07208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight LieutenantAntony Peyton Ventris STRACHAN (43556) Hurricane  Forum Post 1942-09-20208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerRichard Keeble FOOKES (120779) Hurricane IIB BE709   1942-09-28208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
CorporalJames Arthur WISEMAN (571872)  Ext Link 1942-09-30208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlexandria (Hadra) War Memoria
Flying OfficerRichard Henry Douglas ESHELBY (118497) Hurricane BP604   1942-11-02208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
CorporalColwyn Vivian JACKSON (1006182)  Ext Link 1942-11-06208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptHeliopolis War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Arthur MARRIOTT (115836) Pilot Hurricane BP610  Forum Post 1943-01-16208 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlexandria (Hadra) War Memoria
Leading AircraftmanDennis Hudson FRANCE (1081497)  Ext Link 1943-04-05208 Sqdn AIR27 IraqHabbaniya War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn Dalton WILSON (120659) Hurricane BN155   1943-07-03208 Sqdn AIR27 Lebanese RepublicBeirut War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Ford OLDHAM (136202) Hurricane IIB BG871   1943-08-25208 Sqdn AIR27 Lebanese RepublicBeirut War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJames Hope BEGG (123878)  More Details 1943-10-08208 Sqdn AIR27 Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderArchibald Victor MASLEN (88877) Pilot Spitfire V/XI LZ935   1944-04-02208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalySangro River War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJohn Raymond SAVAGE (118493) Pilot Spitfire VC EE741   1944-04-24208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalySangro River War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerKeith Albert BAYLISS (162252) Pilot Spitfire VB ER863  Forum Post 1944-06-06208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCassino War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanHarry GRIFFITHS (1201821)  NA/PRO 1944-10-02208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyFlorence War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn Ronald GLASS (163114) Pilot Spitfire MH695   1944-10-27208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyFlorence War Cemetery
CorporalWilliam Emmerson METCALFE (620395)   1945-04-13208 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBirtley New Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn Neville Francis HANES (157857) Pilot Spitfire V/XI MA481   1945-04-15208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyFlorence War Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrank Shepley HUGHES (163163) Spitfire LFIX MH794   1945-04-15208 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyBologna War Cemetery
Flying OfficerShelley Walter George POTTER (201729) Pilot Spitfire NH239  Forum Post 1947-01-20208 Sqdn AIR27 Israel and Palestine (incKhayat Beach War 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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