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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the CWGC site, but the data is 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 tool helps you to easily search for a casuality based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, provide the aircraft associated with the casuality or details. View the month by month coverage details.

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

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

There are a total of 122357 casuality records in this database. About 73060 records (59.71%) have some details on circumstances of death.
Your current query returns 1262 records,
91 records (7.21%) have circumstances of death.
1171 records (92.79%) do not have details. You can click on the result fields to narrow the search.

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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Second LieutenantDerrick TYLER (P/3434) SAAF 275  Forum Post 1939-09-05 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Air ApprenticeDavid Lawrence? BANKS (4767) SAAF 611  Forum Post 1939-10-07 South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Air MechanicJan Albertus LOURENS (P/6825)  Forum Post 1939-12-22 South AfricaFrankfort Cemetery
Second LieutenantBryce Bothwell AMM (639627) ZS-AIX  Forum Post 1940-03-22CAT Depot South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Pupil PilotJohn Howard Steytler SOLOMON (103193) 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)   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) ZS-AKO  Forum Post 1940-04-02 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)   1940-04-18 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Second LieutenantIan Hamish Mohr GORDON (47418) SAAF 507  Forum Post 1940-04-1913 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantPieter John WARDEN (P/6814) SAAF 331  Forum Post 1940-05-23CFS South AfricaKrugersdorp Cemetery
Flight SergeantMurray HOLL (P/559) SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-18 South AfricaPretoria (Rebecca Street) Ceme
Second LieutenantJohann Andries MULLER (47293) SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-18 South AfricaJohannesburg (Bezuidenhout Val
Air MechanicCecil Redvers? WILD (96023) SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-18 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicHarold Vivian McKECHNIE (94376)  Forum Post 1940-06-22 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Crema
Air MechanicJames? FULTON (96282)   1940-06-23 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Second LieutenantDaniel Robinson ROBINSON (202923) 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)   1940-07-05 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
LieutenantStephanus MEINTJES (102830) 739  Forum Post 1940-07-23 South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Air CorporalJacob Middel KRUYSHAAR (P/5793)   1940-07-31 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Warrant Officer Class IIJames Hillary Botha POWELL (47524) 523  Forum Post 1940-08-03 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air MechanicNelson George HUPTON (97747)   1940-08-04 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air ApprenticeClifford Raymond? GIE (96892)   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) 847  Forum Post 1940-09-20 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air ApprenticeMellville Gaston? SMITH (95496)   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)   1940-10-25 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air CorporalHarry? OWEN (95735)   1940-10-26 South AfricaJohannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce
Second LieutenantHenry Douglas? CHERRINGTON (103093)   1940-10-30 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Pupil PilotJohn Gwyn HUNGERFORD (103683) Pilot   1940-10-30 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanThomas POTTS (522142)   1940-11-12 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Second LieutenantClifford Cawood Theron DE VILLIERS-LUBBE (47831) 728  Forum Post 1940-11-12 South AfricaJohannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce
Second LieutenantLukas Cornelis? VILJOEN (47871) 728  Forum Post 1940-11-12 South AfricaWeltevrede Farm Burial Ground
Pupil PilotIgnatius Michael FOURIE (103927)   1940-11-15 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)   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)   1940-12-08 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Pupil PilotCedric Alan? HINTON (103247) 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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