RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead (Courtesy CWGC)
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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

122,434 casualty records in this database.
114,989 records (93.92%) are "Accounted for".
99,682 are aviation. 15,307 are non-aviation deaths.
7,445 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

By year of death : 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947

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Your current query terms 48 Sqdn returns 173 records, 169 records (97.69%) have circumstances of death. 4 records (2.31%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerJohn Frederick ROSS (39340) Navigator Blenheim IV N6184  NA/PRO 1939-09-0448 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJohn James DRUMMOND (41267) Pilot Anson I L7058  AIR81/1505 1939-09-0948 Sqdn AIR27 FranceTerlincthun British Cemetery,
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEric Percy FRENCH (614356)  Forum Post 1939-10-2848 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEast Grinstead (Mount Noddy) C
Leading AircraftmanHenry John LE GASSICK (551562) Wireless Op Anson I N5231  Forum Post 1939-12-1048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomChatham (Palmerston Road) Ceme
Flying OfficerHumphrey Brisbane Maunsell PEARSON (37983) Pilot Anson I K6246  AIR81/1772 1940-01-0648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWest Thorney (St. Nicholas) Ch
SergeantFollett Mattinson PENNELL (580304) Pilot Anson I K6246  AIR81/1772 1940-01-0648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWest Thorney (St. Nicholas) Ch
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrancis Herbert ROOK (527377) U/T Air Gun Anson I K6246  AIR81/1772 1940-01-0648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWest Thorney (St. Nicholas) Ch
Pilot OfficerBryan Seymour BOOTH (42045)  AIR81/2139 1940-05-2048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantStephen DODDS (37086)  AIR81/2139 1940-05-2048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanArthur Herbert GUMBLETON (538552)  AIR81/2139 1940-05-2048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanNorman Edward JACOBS (526265)  AIR81/2139 1940-05-2048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantSydney Pryce TOMLEY (565434) Pilot Anson I K8829  AIR81/2492 1940-07-3148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSeaford Cemetery
SergeantArchibald Gordon WILLIS (568341) Air Gunner Anson I K8829  AIR81/2492 1940-07-3148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCarew (St. Mary) New Churchyar
SergeantJohn Llewellyn CURRY (748639) Pilot Anson I R3305  AIR81/4774 1941-01-0148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBucklesham (St. Mary) Churchya
Pilot OfficerJohn Hogg ERSKINE (81034) Pilot Anson I R3305  AIR81/4774 1941-01-0148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBerwick-Upon-Tweed Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Edward FENNELL (966641) Air Gunner Anson I R3305  AIR81/4774 1941-01-0148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Charles LANGDON (751603) Wireless Op Anson I R3305  AIR81/4774 1941-01-0148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMilford Haven Cemetery
Flight SergeantEric Francis HOWARTH (741519) Anson I W1769  NA/PRO 1941-09-0548 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRichmond Douglas STARKIE-BENCE (957734) Anson I W1769  NA/PRO 1941-09-0548 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantJames Joseph STRITCH (627347) Anson I W1769  NA/PRO 1941-09-0548 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantFrederick William TAYLOR (920733) Anson I W1769  NA/PRO 1941-09-0548 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantLeslie Arthur BIRKETT (516511) Hudson III V9104  NA/PRO  Ext Link 1941-09-2648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSouthampton (Hollybrook) Cemet
Leading AircraftmanWilliam Charles BROOKS (747121) Hudson III V9104  NA/PRO 1941-09-2648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHove New Cemetery
SergeantArthur Norman CLETHERO (978003) Wireless Op Hudson III V9104  NA/PRO 1941-09-2648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSale Cemetery
Flying OfficerCharles Eric DEWAR (42814) Pilot Hudson III V9104  NA/PRO 1941-09-2648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomChelmsford (Writtle Road) Ceme
Flight SergeantFrederick HYDE (6445) Hudson III V9104  NA/PRO 1941-09-2648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHalton (St. Michael) Churchyar
Flying OfficerKenneth Graham SMITH (81924) Pilot Hudson III V9104  NA/PRO 1941-09-2648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBournemouth Crematorium
Pilot OfficerWilliam ANDERTON (68163) Pilot Hudson V AE652  Forum Post 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 NorwaySola Churchyard
SergeantRobert Bird KINNELL (634857) Wireless Op Hudson V AE652  Forum Post 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 NorwaySola Churchyard
Pilot OfficerDouglas Chisholm HUNTER (68178) Hudson V AE652  Forum Post 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantReginald Norman WHATLEY (751364) Hudson V AE652  Forum Post 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantThomas Hobbs TRINDER (751247) Wireless Op Hudson V AM808  AIR81/11422 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayBergen (Mollendal) Church Ceme
Flying OfficerAlbert Edward James BOURNER (89074) Hudson V AM808  AIR81/11422 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantMerlin Thomas HARRIES (41288) Hudson V AM808  AIR81/11422 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRufus RUST (759262) Hudson V AM808  AIR81/11422 1942-01-0748 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantArthur Fred BOUCHER (1310779) Hudson V AE654  AIR81/12029 1942-02-0848 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn James KNIGHT (751045) Hudson V AE654  AIR81/12029 1942-02-0848 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerGunnar KROGSBOL (80093) Hudson V AE654  AIR81/12029 1942-02-0848 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantCharles LEE (645148) Hudson V AE654  AIR81/12029 1942-02-0848 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantClifford CARLESS (963000) Observer Hudson V AM871  AIR81/12054 1942-02-1048 Sqdn AIR27 NorwayTrondheim (Stavne) Cemetery
SergeantAlbert John DE CANN (1357380) Hudson V AM871  AIR81/12054 1942-02-1048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantDouglas McLELLAN (1061877) Hudson V AM871  AIR81/12054 1942-02-1048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerMalcolm Leslie PEARSON (67684) Hudson V AM871  AIR81/12054 1942-02-1048 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerSidney BIRCH (89601) Pilot Hudson V AM873  Forum Post 1942-02-1648 Sqdn AIR27 NorwaySola Churchyard
SergeantJoseph Marcel BONNEFIN (403549) Hudson V AM873  Forum Post 1942-02-1648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn CROLL (952005) Hudson V AM873  Forum Post 1942-02-1648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn Gerald PURCELL (R/58684) Hudson V AM873  Forum Post 1942-02-1648 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantRobert Dudley CULLINGHAM (921742) Hudson V AM869  AIR81/12373 1942-02-2348 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerFrederick William Robert NEWCOMB (61270) Hudson V AM869  AIR81/12373 1942-02-2348 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn Edward PURDUE (984761) Hudson V AM869  AIR81/12373 1942-02-2348 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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