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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 South Africa returns 1262 records, 1161 records (92.00%) have circumstances of death. 101 records (8.00%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Second LieutenantDerrick TYLER (P/3434) Hurricane I SAAF 275  Forum Post 1939-09-056 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Air ApprenticeDavid Lawrence? BANKS (4767) Wapiti SAAF 611  Forum Post 1939-10-07SAAF South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Air MechanicJan Albertus LOURENS (P/6825)  Forum Post 1939-12-22 South AfricaFrankfort Cemetery
Second LieutenantBryce Bothwell AMM (639627) Airmaster ZS-AIX  Forum Post 1940-03-22CAT Depot South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Pupil PilotJohn Howard Steytler SOLOMON (103193) Airmaster ZS-AIX  Forum Post 1940-03-22CAT Depot South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air SergeantJames Edwin LUSH (29387)  Forum Post 1940-03-28 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cremation
Air SergeantAndrew Joseph DU PLOOY (P/2503)  Ext Link 1940-03-30 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicCharles Edward Stuart CAMPBELL (P/4580)  Forum Post 1940-03-31 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Pupil PilotJozua ESTERHUIZEN (47820) DH60G Moth ZS-AKO  Forum Post 1940-04-02SAAF South AfricaHartebeesfontein Farm Burial G
Second LieutenantJohn DONALDSON (203085)  Forum Post 1940-04-0432 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Pupil PilotWilliam Oswald GOBLE (103103)  Forum Post 1940-04-08 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
Air MechanicIden Everden BARR (58036)  Ext Link 1940-04-18 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Second LieutenantIan Hamish Mohr GORDON (47418) Tiger Moth SAAF 507  Forum Post 1940-04-1913 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantPieter John WARDEN (P/6814) Hart SAAF 331  Forum Post 1940-05-23CFS South AfricaKrugersdorp Cemetery
Flight SergeantMurray HOLL (P/559) Envoy SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-181 Survey Flt SAAF South AfricaPretoria (Rebecca Street) Ceme
Second LieutenantJohann Andries MULLER (47293) Envoy SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-181 Survey Flt SAAF South AfricaJohannesburg (Bezuidenhout Val
Air MechanicCecil Redvers? WILD (96023) Envoy SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-181 Survey Flt SAAF South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicHarold Vivian McKECHNIE (94376)  Forum Post 1940-06-22 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Crema
Air MechanicJames Hulton FULTON (96282)  Ext Link 1940-06-23 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Second LieutenantDaniel Robinson ROBINSON (202923) DH.82A Tiger Moth ZS-AIR  Forum Post 1940-06-26 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Air MechanicJoseph Christopher MARTIN (100475)  Forum Post 1940-06-29 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Air MechanicLewis Walter MOSS (96353)  Forum Post 1940-07-05 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
LieutenantStephanus MEINTJES (102830) Tutor SAAF 739  Forum Post 1940-07-23 South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Air CorporalJacob Middel KRUYSHAAR (P/5793)  Ext Link 1940-07-31 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Warrant Officer Class IIJames Hillary Botha POWELL (47524) Tiger Moth SAAF 523  Forum Post 1940-08-03 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air MechanicNelson George HUPTON (97747)  Ext Link 1940-08-04 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air ApprenticeClifford Raymond GIE (96892)  Ext Link 1940-08-11 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Pupil PilotJohn Alexander FRANK (103145)  Forum Post 1940-08-17 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantPaul Ernest HARDY (47873) Hartbees SAAF 847  Forum Post 1940-09-20 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air ApprenticeMellville Gaston? SMITH (95496)  Ext Link 1940-09-22 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicJohn Josef? DELKIN (47998)  Forum Post 1940-10-13 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Flight SergeantThomas Harry DRENNAN (507735)  Forum Post 1940-10-14 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
SergeantReginald Gerald MORONEY (777645) Oxford R5969  AIR81/3785 1940-10-1520 SFTS South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air MechanicJames Arthur KINNEAR (96182)  More Details 1940-10-25 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air CorporalHarry? OWEN (95735)  Ext Link 1940-10-26 South AfricaJohannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce
Pupil PilotJohn Gwyn HUNGERFORD (103683) Pilot   1940-10-30 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantHenry Douglas? CHERRINGTON (103093)  Ext Link 1940-10-3068 AS South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanThomas POTTS (522142)  More Details 1940-11-12 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Second LieutenantClifford Cawood Theron DE VILLIERS-LUBBE (47831) Tutor SAAF 728  Forum Post 1940-11-12 South AfricaJohannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce
Second LieutenantLukas Cornelis? VILJOEN (47871) Tutor SAAF 728  Forum Post 1940-11-12 South AfricaWeltevrede Farm Burial Ground
Pupil PilotIgnatius Michael FOURIE (103927)  Ext Link 1940-11-1575 AS South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicEdmond William PICHE (959329)  Forum Post 1940-11-16 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Flying OfficerErnest John TRAVERS (83697)  Ext Link 1940-11-24 South AfricaOudtshoorn Old Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassHumphrey William TILSON (630477)   1940-12-01 South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJames Henry POOLE (610660)  More Details 1940-12-08 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Pupil PilotCedric Alan? HINTON (103247) Hart (Trainer) SAAF 301  Forum Post 1940-12-09 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Crema
Air MechanicJack? MARTIN (97067)  Forum Post 1940-12-10 South AfricaKleinfontein Farm Burial Groun
Leading Air MechanicJames Daniel? MOORE (47821)  Forum Post 1940-12-12 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (South End) Cem
Air MechanicAlan Johnstone McCLURE (98887)  Forum Post 1940-12-13 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRonald Charles ALEXANDER (991446)   1940-12-15 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) 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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