RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead (Courtesy CWGC)
RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project
122,434 casualty records in this database. 115,395 records (94.25%) are "Accounted for". 99,696 are aviation. 15,699 are non-aviation deaths. 7,039 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.
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returns 122434 records, 115394 records (94.25%) have circumstances of death. 7040 records (5.75%) do not have details.>
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details Date Unit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref Pilot Officer Geoffrey Buller MITCHELL (40249) Pilot Hurricane I L1907 Forum Post 1939-11-09 3 Sqdn AIR27 Netherlands Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery Sergeant Henry LACEY (348684) Forum Post 1939-11-09 RAF West Raynham United Kingdom Fakenham Cemetery Aircraftman 2nd Class George Frederick REEVE (753638) Forum Post 1939-11-10 United Kingdom Manchester Southern Cemetery Pilot Officer Ernest Ewart CROMPTON (41833) Pilot Hurricane I L2007 Forum Post 1939-11-10 11 Gp Pool United Kingdom Deane (St. Mary) Churchyard Aircraftman 2nd Class David William BARKER (548036) Blenheim IV N6145 NA/PRO 1939-11-11 114 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Pilot Officer Boyd Alan MARTYR (40733) Blenheim IV N6145 NA/PRO 1939-11-11 114 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Sergeant Gerald Harold Boutall TAYLOR (565020) Blenheim IV N6145 NA/PRO 1939-11-11 114 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Sergeant Frederick William DOODEY (562505) Blenheim IV N6150 NA/PRO 1939-11-11 114 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Aircraftman 1st Class Gilbert John JOHNSON (519664) Blenheim IV N6150 NA/PRO 1939-11-11 114 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Flight Lieutenant Ronald Edward MILLS (37605) Blenheim IV N6150 NA/PRO 1939-11-11 114 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Squadron Leader James Aldo Bartlett BEGG (29158) Whitley V N1364 Forum Post 1939-11-11 77 Sqdn AIR27 France Charmes Military Cemetery, Ess Aircraftman 1st Class Harry LAYBOURNE (525796) Whitley V N1364 Forum Post 1939-11-11 77 Sqdn AIR27 France Charmes Military Cemetery, Ess Aircraftman 1st Class Harry TAYLOR (537970) Wireless Op Whitley V N1364 Forum Post 1939-11-11 77 Sqdn AIR27 France Charmes Military Cemetery, Ess Sergeant Charles THOMAS (550369) Observer Whitley V N1364 Forum Post 1939-11-11 77 Sqdn AIR27 France Charmes Military Cemetery, Ess Sergeant Richard WALSH (564425) Pilot Whitley V N1364 Forum Post 1939-11-11 77 Sqdn AIR27 France Charmes Military Cemetery, Ess Leading Aircraftman Arthur Cecil Eric PEARS (565188) Forum Post 1939-11-12 United Kingdom Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery Pilot Officer Stephen George BAKER (41245) Pilot Magister I P6350 Forum Post 1939-11-12 219 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Paignton Cemetery Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey George James LOVEGROVE (527690) Air Gunner Blenheim I L8731 Forum Post 1939-11-12 64 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Wakefield Cemetery Sergeant Jeffrey William ALLEN (742911) Forum Post 1939-11-13 United Kingdom Wilford Village Cemetery Flight Lieutenant Ernest Henry JAGO (36076) Pilot Fury II K8244 Forum Post 1939-11-13 1 AAS United Kingdom Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery Flight Lieutenant Wilson Irwin HAMMOND (37065) Pilot Harvard I N7043 Forum Post 1939-11-13 1 SFTS United Kingdom Netheravon (All Saints) Church Sergeant Victor Brunsden THORNE (580398) Observer Blenheim IV N6198 Forum Post 1939-11-13 110 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Hitcham (All Saints) Churchyar Sergeant Richard Cecil Luscombe PIKE (580454) Observer Battle I K9356 Forum Post 1939-11-13 218 Sqdn AIR27 France Terlincthun British Cemetery, Aircraftman 1st Class Vivian William Liddle RICHARDSON (550941) Wireless Op Battle I K9356 Forum Post 1939-11-13 218 Sqdn AIR27 France Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pilot Officer Robert THYNNE (40650) Pilot Battle I K9356 Forum Post 1939-11-13 218 Sqdn AIR27 France Terlincthun British Cemetery, Sergeant John Bryan GOLDEN (904139) Pilot Skua L2972 Forum Post 1939-11-14 1 FPP United Kingdom Hawarden (St. Deiniol) Churchy Pilot Officer William Ronald ROSS (90913) Pilot Blenheim I L1286 Forum Post 1939-11-14 604 Sqdn | 145 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Harwell Cemetery Flight Sergeant George Arthur BRETT (564334) Pilot Gladiator I K7900 Forum Post 1939-11-14 80 Sqdn AIR27 Egypt Alexandria (Chatby) Military A Pilot Officer Kenneth Gordon LAMB (40716) Pilot Gladiator I K7915 Forum Post 1939-11-14 80 Sqdn AIR27 Egypt Alexandria (Chatby) Military A Pilot Officer Harold William Chetwynd SKINNER (70837) Forum Post 1939-11-15 United Kingdom Reading Crematorium Corporal Francis James Wilson MOORES (517390) Wireless Op Blenheim IV N6226 AIR81/1660 1939-11-15 139 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Sheerness Cemetery, Isle Of Sh Sergeant Percy John William BARWICK (515587) Pilot Tiger Moth II N9327 Forum Post 1939-11-15 217 Sqdn | 5 (C) Patrol Flt AIR27 United Kingdom Snettisham (St. Mary) Churchya Flight Sergeant Frederick Samuel BOWDEN (362800) Blenheim I L1246 AIR81/1661 1939-11-15 57 Sqdn AIR27 France Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Com Sergeant Stanley John FARMER (563653) Pilot Blenheim I L1246 AIR81/1661 1939-11-15 57 Sqdn AIR27 France Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Com Leading Aircraftman Ivor Robert William PARTLOW (545847) Wireless Op Blenheim I L1246 AIR81/1661 1939-11-15 57 Sqdn AIR27 France Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Com Pilot Officer Hugh Kendrick Arthur DRUMMOND (41834) Pilot Blenheim I L1127 AIR81/1659 1939-11-15 92 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Tangmere (St. Andrew) Churchya Pilot Officer Martin Victor DUGDALE (41835) Pilot Blenheim I L1127 AIR81/1659 1939-11-15 92 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery Pilot Officer John MONROE-HINDS (90536) Blenheim I L1127 AIR81/1659 1939-11-15 92 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire Aircraftman 2nd Class Ronald George LEES (647867) Forum Post 1939-11-15 941 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemeter Aircraftman 2nd Class Stanley Clifton St. Swithin ROLFE (539361) Forum Post 1939-11-16 United Kingdom Kenninghall (St. Mary) Churchy Pilot Officer Kenneth Charles HARVEY JACOBS (41709) Pilot Blenheim I L1275 Forum Post 1939-11-16 108 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Caversfield (St. Laurence) Chu Flying Officer Albert Anthon VICKERS (90084) Pilot Blenheim I L6685 Forum Post 1939-11-16 600 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Daviot Parish Churchyard Leading Aircraftman Albert Edward CURTICE (100866) More Details 1939-11-18 United Kingdom Hanwell (Kensington And Chelse Aircraftman 2nd Class Arthur McCLEERY (632999) More Details 1939-11-18 United Kingdom Carnmoney Cemetery Sergeant John William Reginald PARR (745512) Pilot Harvard I N7077 Forum Post 1939-11-18 10 SFTS United Kingdom Streatham Park Cemetery Flying Officer George Peters JOHNSTONE (C/824) Tiger Moth RCAF 279 Forum Post 1939-11-18 110 Sqdn AIR27 Canada Regina Cemetery Pilot Officer Mervyn Osmond HOWELL (40538) Pilot Blenheim I L6647 Forum Post 1939-11-18 8 Sqdn AIR27 Yemen Maala Cemetery Pilot Officer Richard John MELVILLE TOWNSEND (39826) Pilot Blenheim I L6647 Forum Post 1939-11-18 8 Sqdn AIR27 Yemen Maala Cemetery Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert Watson LLOYD (841768) Forum Post 1939-11-19 United Kingdom Crayford (St. Paulinus) Church Aircraftman 1st Class Cyril Wieland WAGNER (570873) More Details 1939-11-19 United Kingdom Henlow (St. Mary) Churchyard
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.
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