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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 returns 122434 records, 115486 records (94.33%) have circumstances of death. 6948 records (5.67%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantWilliam Frederick Lessey COLE (366072) Battle I N2093  AIR81/23 1939-09-30150 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMetzing Communal Cemetery
SergeantRichard Samuel PITTS (565342) Pilot Hudson I N7216  AIR81/19 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 DenmarkKlitmoller Churchyard
Flying OfficerJohn Raymond HOLLINGTON (37881) Pilot Hudson I N7216  AIR81/19 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyKiel War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlexander BATHGATE (567441) Hudson I N7216  AIR81/19 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassGraham ROUT (550531) Hudson I N7216  AIR81/19 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJames PEARCE (564932) Pilot Hudson I N7219  Forum Post 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyKiel War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlbert SILL (520315) Wireless Op Hudson I N7219  Forum Post 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyKiel War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlbert THOMASON (530618) Air Gunner Hudson I N7219  Forum Post 1939-09-30224 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyKiel War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassHarry PEART (539935)  Forum Post 1939-09-30918 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGrimsby (Scartho Road) Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRonald Victor BRITTON (547193) Wireless Op Blenheim IV N6231  Forum Post 1939-10-01139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam BROWN (562022) Observer Blenheim IV N6231  Forum Post 1939-10-01139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEdward Victor EADES (291424)  Forum Post 1939-10-0118 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLongueau British Cemetery
Flying OfficerJames Alexander Brownlie SOMERVILLE (90196) Pilot Spitfire Ia L1047  Forum Post 1939-10-01603 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEdinburgh (Corstorphine Hill)
Pilot OfficerJohn Charles Mackenzie HANBURY (90893) Pilot Gladiator II N2314  Forum Post 1939-10-01615 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHylands Park, Writtle
Squadron LeaderHartley Sampson IVEY (C/80)  Forum Post 1939-10-02 CanadaOttawa (Beechwood) Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJohn William ALLSOP (39452) Whitley K9018  AIR81/26 1939-10-0210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn Rogerson BELL (550003) Whitley K9018  AIR81/26 1939-10-0210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Leading AircraftmanFred ELLISON (526415) Whitley K9018  AIR81/26 1939-10-0210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlfred Francis HILL (545939) Whitley K9018  AIR81/26 1939-10-0210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerAlan Gordon SALMON (40321) Whitley K9018  AIR81/26 1939-10-0210 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassCharles Haig TAYLOR (39587)  Forum Post 1939-10-03 New ZealandGisborne (Taruheru) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn FORBES (529906)  Forum Post 1939-10-04 United KingdomKeith (Broomhill) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRichard Atkinson BARKER (40199) Pilot Hudson I N7214  Forum Post 1939-10-04224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeuchars Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassCyril Arthur BATES (511737) Wireless Op Hudson I N7214  Forum Post 1939-10-04224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeuchars Cemetery
SergeantHarry LETCHFORD (580247) Pilot Hudson I N7214  Forum Post 1939-10-04224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeuchars Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrederick Henderson MAY (521784) Hudson I N7214  Forum Post 1939-10-04224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNewcastle-Upon-Tyne (St. John'
Pilot OfficerJohn William Crawford McFARLANE (39638) Pilot Hudson I N7214  Forum Post 1939-10-04224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLeuchars Cemetery
Flying OfficerDesmond George PERRY (37899) Hudson I N7214  Forum Post 1939-10-04224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLongparish Cemetery
Pilot OfficerBrian Leslie Gordon HARKER (40620) Pilot Anson I N5096  Forum Post 1939-10-0449 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLincoln (Newport) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrancis Leo McGURK (546733) Wireless Op Anson I N5096  Forum Post 1939-10-0449 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLincoln (Newport) Cemetery
SergeantJohn Henry VICKERS (516606) Observer Battle I K9271  AIR81/18 1939-10-05103 Sqdn AIR27 FranceCholoy War Cemetery
CorporalThomas William Cledwin HOPKIN (590683) Pilot Harvard I N7094  Forum Post 1939-10-052 FTS United KingdomCwm-Twrch Isaf (Bethania) Calv
SergeantGeorge Greenley WITTY (565438) Pilot Hurricane I L1776  AIR81/1574 1939-10-0587 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMerville Communal Cemetery Ext
Pilot OfficerJohn SCOTT (90612)  Forum Post 1939-10-06608 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHartlepool North Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAlbert Henry Sheddon KING (842347)  Forum Post 1939-10-06904 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMitcham (London Road) Cemetery
Flight SergeantThomas Arthur COLE (1109)  Forum Post 1939-10-06RAAF Laverton AustraliaVictoria Cremation Memorial
SergeantHarold George BEER (340425)  More Details 1939-10-07 FranceEscoublac-La-Baule War Cemeter
CorporalJohn Francis DREW (812045) Wireless Op Gauntlet II K5283  Forum Post 1939-10-07 United KingdomCanterbury Cemetery, Kent
Flying OfficerDennis Guy MABEY (90008) Pilot Gauntlet II K5283  Forum Post 1939-10-07 United KingdomTonbridge Cemetery
Pilot OfficerAndrew Macdonald PATERSON (90572) Pilot Gauntlet II K5283  Forum Post 1939-10-07 United KingdomDetling (St. Martin) Churchyar
SergeantKenneth George SHERMAN (745865) Pilot Audax I K7334  Forum Post 1939-10-079 FTS United KingdomBristol (Canford) Cemetery
Air ApprenticeDavid Lawrence? BANKS (4767) Wapiti SAAF 611  Forum Post 1939-10-07SAAF South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
SergeantJohn Horner HARGREAVES (740208) Pilot Harvard I N7181  Forum Post 1939-10-08CFS United KingdomGrindleton (St. Ambrose) Churc
SergeantCharley Lovell Wallace MASON (741158) Pilot Harvard I N7181  Forum Post 1939-10-08CFS United KingdomUpavon Cemetery
Cadet PilotRobert Innes HOPKINS ()  Forum Post 1939-10-09 United KingdomWhittlesford (Ss. Mary And And
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam James EMERY (620231)  Forum Post 1939-10-097 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSeaton Hirst (St. John) Church
SergeantFrederick George BRYANT (580939) Blenheim I L1219  Forum Post 1939-10-10108 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantPhillip Geoffrey Vezey HEMSLEY (740112) Blenheim I L1219  Forum Post 1939-10-10108 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJames SHEARER (625176) Blenheim I L1219  Forum Post 1939-10-10108 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerRaymond Edward Stanford BROWN (41985) Pilot Audax I K7489  Forum Post 1939-10-1012 FTS United KingdomGrantham 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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