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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
Aircraftman 1st ClassArchibald Macrae RODGER (543962) Hudson I N7247  Forum Post 1939-09-07224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerCedric Nicholas WHITTINGTON (36184) Hudson I N7247  Forum Post 1939-09-07224 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerThe Hon. Peter George Alex St. CLAIR-ERSKINE (33398) Pilot Hurricane I L1631  AIR81/1500 1939-09-08111 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRosslyn (St. Matthew) Chapelya
Leading AircraftmanFrederick Thomas PRICE (512105)  Forum Post  Forum Post 1939-09-0813 SFTS United KingdomOxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam Charles HILSDON (616753)  More Details 1939-09-08215 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCowley (St. James) Churchyard
SergeantJohn Martin Cullen BRYDEN (802600) Pilot Spitfire Ia K9965  Forum Post 1939-09-08602 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGlasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerBruce Innes CLIFFORD-JONES (36170) Pilot Wellington I L4320  Forum Post 1939-09-089 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHonington (All Saints) Churchy
Aircraftman 1st ClassHugh M. McGREEVY (541603) Wellington I L4320  Forum Post 1939-09-089 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHonington (All Saints) Churchy
Aircraftman 1st ClassThomas PURDIE (545624) Wellington I L4320  Forum Post 1939-09-089 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHonington (All Saints) Churchy
Pilot OfficerHarold ROSOFSKY (40022) Pilot Wellington I L4320  Forum Post 1939-09-089 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHonington (All Saints) Churchy
Aircraftman 1st ClassHorace Stephen GRAY (352243)  Forum Post  Forum Post 1939-09-09 United KingdomBlackwood (Libanus) Welsh Bapt
Pilot OfficerJohn James DRUMMOND (41267) Pilot Anson I L7058  AIR81/1505 1939-09-0948 Sqdn AIR27 FranceTerlincthun British Cemetery,
Flying OfficerJohn Michael Godfree BROWNE (90066) Pilot Hurricane I L1954  Forum Post 1939-09-09504 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSouthwell Minster Burial Groun
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRobert George LOCKWOOD (770908)  Forum Post 1939-09-10 United KingdomThetford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRichard PONTEY (567777)  Forum Post 1939-09-107 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCastleford (Whitwood) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeorge Henry BUTLER (549796) Flight Mech Blenheim IV P4853  Forum Post 1939-09-1082 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHounslow Cemetery
SergeantJames PRATT (516867) Pilot Blenheim IV P4853  Forum Post 1939-09-1082 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWoodchester (Church Of The Ann
Flying OfficerDouglas GENDERS (37633) Pilot Harvard I N7074  AIR81/1510 1939-09-111 FTS United KingdomPoole (Parkstone) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRobert James HUDSON (3368)  Forum Post 1939-09-1113 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerAnthony St. Croix ROSE (90719) Pilot Gladiator I K7987  Forum Post 1939-09-11615 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCroydon (Mitcham Road) Cremato
Flight LieutenantRichard Willoughby REYNOLDS (33280) Pilot Hurricane I L1707  Forum Post 1939-09-1179 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCudham (Ss. Peter And Paul) Ch
Flying OfficerEdwin Arthur MARRIOTT (72886)  Forum Post 1939-09-12 United KingdomGolders Green Crematorium
Flight LieutenantJohn Pegram MARRIOTT (34242) Pilot Harvard I N7105  Forum Post 1939-09-1210 FTS United KingdomLlanengan (St. Einion) Churchy
Pilot OfficerAlan George WHITEHEAD (41764) Harvard I N7105  Forum Post 1939-09-1210 FTS United KingdomLlanengan (St. Einion) Churchy
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLeonard Thomas BROCKWAY (843146)  Forum Post 1939-09-12905 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEsher (Cobham) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassArthur Ernest OAKLEY (761293)  Forum Post 1939-09-13 United KingdomDurley (Holy Cross) Churchyard
SergeantWilliam Robert Theodore SHELLEY (564968) Pilot Wellesley I L2702  AIR81/1516 1939-09-1347 Sqdn AIR27 SudanKhartoum War Cemetery
CorporalDouglas Harold GILL (522646)  Forum Post 1939-09-14 United KingdomBridport Cemetery
Pilot OfficerCharles Edward USHER (41140)  Forum Post 1939-09-14 United KingdomMortlake Cemetery
Pilot OfficerFrederick Alan BISHOP (41821) Pilot Audax I K7479  AIR81/1522 1939-09-1413 FTS United KingdomDirleton Cemetery
Pilot OfficerKeith Bartram CHIAZZARI (41827) Pilot Audax I K7479  AIR81/1522 1939-09-1413 FTS United KingdomDirleton Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJohn James Hawke COPLEY (41258) Pilot Spitfire Ia K9849  AIR81/1518 1939-09-1441 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNewton (St. Margaret) Churchya
Warrant Officer Class IIJames Edgerton DOAN (P/240) Delta II RCAF 673  Forum Post 1939-09-148 Sqdn RCAF AIR27 CanadaOttawa Memorial
CorporalDavid Alexander RENNIE (P/2258) Delta II RCAF 673  Forum Post 1939-09-148 Sqdn RCAF AIR27 CanadaOttawa Memorial
CorporalHamilton Short HAPPEL (523039) Pilot Audax I K5207  AIR81/1523 1939-09-1514 FTS United KingdomDailly Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn MUIR (873061)  Forum Post 1939-09-16945 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick George CAIL (934)  Forum Post 1939-09-172 Sqdn RCAF AIR27 CanadaSaint John (Fernhill) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassHenry Linton MILLWARD (539432)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous NetherlandsRenesse General Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassDennis Samuel BANFIELD (612800)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantHenry Edward BASHFORD (347235)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEdward John Leslie BATH (612129)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantCharles Homer BOSWORTH (237295)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassElijah William Briggs BREWERTON (524430)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAlfred Henry BROWN (610076)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
CorporalGordon Henry BRYANT (536957)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassTom COLLINS (541835)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn George DIXON (536591)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassPaul Edgar DUGE (526689)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassLloyd Percival Hunnisette FERVE (566787)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassGlyndwyr Vincent FISHER (526592)  AIR81/12 1939-09-17HMS Courageous 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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