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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 42 Sqdn RAF returns 106 records, 105 records (99.06%) have circumstances of death. 1 records (0.94%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRaymond Charles GROSSEY (516460) Blenheim IV N6199  NA/PRO 1939-09-0442 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEdward William Littlefair WESTGARTH (627599) Wireless Op Vildebeest IV K8079  Forum Post 1939-11-2542 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCardiff (Cathays) Cemetery
SergeantFrancis John WILLOUGHBY (565351) Pilot Beaufort I L4486  AIR81/975 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayBergen (Mollendal) Church Ceme
SergeantColin Alistair MALCOLM (523441) Beaufort I L4486  AIR81/975 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerHerbert John SEAGRIM (39176) Beaufort I L4486  AIR81/975 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanJohn WHITE (627575) Beaufort I L4486  AIR81/975 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanDenholm GOW (532923) Beaufort I L4501  AIR81/976 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerMarcel Adrian PHILLIPS (44259) Beaufort I L4501  AIR81/976 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerAlan George RIGG (41067) Beaufort I L4501  AIR81/976 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeorge Edward TANNER (625471) Beaufort I L4501  AIR81/976 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerMurray Anderson BUTLER (42103) Navigator Beaufort I L9810  AIR81/2274 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 DenmarkHjaardemaal Klit Churchyard
SergeantWilliam John BATES (567448) Beaufort I L9810  AIR81/2274 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayHaugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelse
Flying OfficerWilliam BARRIE-SMITH (39178) Beaufort I L9810  AIR81/2274 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantFrederick DALE (508348) Beaufort I L9810  AIR81/2274 1940-06-2142 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerOswald O'neil BRIGINSHAW (72051) Anson I N5198  AIR81/3187 1940-09-1042 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLeslie Thomas FLAVELL (623489) Anson I N5198  AIR81/3187 1940-09-1042 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantJohn Reginald BENDELL (39409) Pilot Beaufort I N1149  AIR81/3519 1940-09-2842 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLanriec Communal Cemetery
SergeantJohn Allan MACNAUGHTON (522280) Air Gunner Beaufort I N1149  AIR81/3519 1940-09-2842 Sqdn AIR27 FranceTregunc Communal Cemetery
SergeantCharles Frederick MASSON (622651) Wireless Op Beaufort I N1149  AIR81/3519 1940-09-2842 Sqdn AIR27 FranceFouesnant Communal Cemetery
SergeantCyril Kenneth WOOLNOUGH (565451) Pilot Beaufort I N1149  AIR81/3519 1940-09-2842 Sqdn AIR27 FranceTregunc Communal Cemetery
SergeantAlbert Edward BRIGHTON (518563)  More Details 1940-10-1342 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWisbech St. Mary (St. Mary) Ch
SergeantWilliam Henry BOLTON (535103) Beaufort I L9813  AIR81/3961 1940-10-2642 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeoffrey Rainsford BROCKLEHURST (580180) Beaufort I L9813  AIR81/3961 1940-10-2642 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantVictor William GADSDON (523417) Beaufort I L9813  AIR81/3961 1940-10-2642 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerArchie MACRURY (41125) Beaufort I L9813  AIR81/3961 1940-10-2642 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilliam Ronald PERRIN (74777) Air Gunner Beaufort I N1159  AIR81/3962 1940-10-2642 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayTrondheim (Stavne) Cemetery
SergeantBasil DRAKE (581325) Beaufort I L9890  AIR81/4641 1940-12-2242 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRoy Frederick HENRY (627041) Beaufort I L9890  AIR81/4641 1940-12-2242 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilfred Richard James LITTLE (539889) Beaufort I L9890  AIR81/4641 1940-12-2242 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantJames Alan RICHARDSON (37576) Beaufort I L9890  AIR81/4641 1940-12-2242 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantMark Rodney BAILLON (37147) Beaufort I N1162  AIR81/4713 1940-12-2842 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerJames Henry GOW (78671) Beaufort I N1162  AIR81/4713 1940-12-2842 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantCharles Frederick YOUNG (638694) Beaufort I N1162  AIR81/4713 1940-12-2842 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRobert ELLIS (534399) Wireless Op Beaufort I L4487  AIR81/5052 1941-02-0842 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGlasgow (Sighthill) Cemetery
SergeantCyril BOURNE (971466) Beaufort I L9832  AIR81/5062 1941-02-0942 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantSidney CROCOMBE (744957) Beaufort I L9832  AIR81/5062 1941-02-0942 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantWilliam Arthur GRIFFIN (620429) Beaufort I L9832  AIR81/5062 1941-02-0942 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantDonald Robert TILLEN (745090) Beaufort I N1017  AIR81/6350 1941-05-1042 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBasingstoke (Worting Road) Cem
Squadron LeaderAnthony HIBBERD (37401) Pilot  Forum Post 1941-05-1942 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeuchars Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanEric Stanley HOLLOWAY (625983)  Forum Post 1941-07-2042 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMaidenhead Cemetery
Flight SergeantGeorge Ewin BOLAM (746909) Wireless Op Beaufort I W6477  AIR81/8031 1941-08-0342 Sqdn AIR27 DenmarkFrederikshavn Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeslie Roy HUTSON (900279) Wireless Op Beaufort I W6477  AIR81/8031 1941-08-0342 Sqdn AIR27 DenmarkFrederikshavn Cemetery
Flying OfficerKeith John MASTERS (41941) Pilot Beaufort I W6477  AIR81/8031 1941-08-0342 Sqdn AIR27 DenmarkFrederikshavn Cemetery
SergeantRonald Maurice RAMSDEN (952490) Observer Beaufort I W6477  AIR81/8031 1941-08-0342 Sqdn AIR27 DenmarkFrederikshavn Cemetery
SergeantEdward Roy HARCOURT (956665) Air Gunner Beaufort I AW200  AIR81/8268 1941-08-1342 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayBergen (Mollendal) Church Ceme
SergeantHenry Gaunt GIBBON (745967) Beaufort I AW200  AIR81/8268 1941-08-1342 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRobert MACNAB (637612) Beaufort I AW200  AIR81/8268 1941-08-1342 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantHenry Gordon Norman MORISON (966010) Beaufort I AW200  AIR81/8268 1941-08-1342 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerJohn Douglas Edward HOW (63788) Beaufort I N1112  AIR81/8290 1941-08-1342 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantCharles Augustus Leonard POWELL (751317) Beaufort I N1112  AIR81/8290 1941-08-1342 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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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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