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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 casualty based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, provide the aircraft associated with the casualty or details. View the month by month coverage details.

The data continously feeds into some Graphical Charts : View some of the charts here

122357 casualty records in this database.
105623 records (86.32%) are "Accounted for".
96830 are related to aircraft incidents and
8795 are non-aviation deaths..

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

By year of death : 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947

Your current query terms 1943-10-12 returns 46 records, 34 records (73.91%) have circumstances of death. 12 records (26.09%) do not have details.

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For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 431012 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-10-1943
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanRonald COPPARD (1283734)   1943-10-12 AlgeriaEl Alia Cemetery
Flying OfficerPatrick Crawford SIMPSON (116622) Pilot   1943-10-12 AlgeriaBone War Cemetery, Annaba
Group CaptainWilliam Alexander ROBERTSON (2746)   1943-10-12 AustraliaSpringvale War Cemetery, Melbo
Leading AircraftmanCecil BAILEY (1158325)   1943-10-12 ItalyBari War Cemetery
Flight SergeantDavid COUSER (38242)   1943-10-12 New ZealandChristchurch (Bromley) Cemeter
Air MechanicCharles GRIFFIN (210724V)   1943-10-12 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
Aircraftman 1st ClassLeighton Howell ROSSER (1255740)   1943-10-12 ThailandKanchanaburi War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn OPENSHAW (1759114)   1943-10-12 TunisiaMedjez-El-Bab War Cemetery
SergeantArthur William Lawrence KNIGHT (131797)   1943-10-12 United KingdomPortsmouth (Milton) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRonald LAMBETH (1409612)   1943-10-12 YemenMaala Cemetery
SergeantLewis Victor BEESLEY (1581209) Navigator   1943-10-12153 Sqdn AIR27 AlgeriaEl Alia Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge Edward BRADLEY (1315966)   1943-10-12242 Sqdn AIR27 IndonesiaAmbon War Cemetery
Warrant Officer Class IJohn Albert POLLOCK (P/9780) Pilot Hurricane BN596   1943-10-1230 Sqdn AIR27 Sri LankaColombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery
Flying OfficerEdward Burford MORRIS-HADWELL (1433) A19-97  Ext Link  Ext Link 1943-10-1230 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaRabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemeter
Flight LieutenantDerrick Robert STONE (3406) A19-97  Ext Link  Ext Link 1943-10-1230 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaRabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemeter
Flying OfficerAlbert Richard Theophiol A. VAN HECKE (135895) Spitfire Vb AD292   1943-10-12349 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumBrussels Town Cemetery Belgian
SergeantCharles Alfred LOCKETT (988641) Pilot Harvard RCAF 2631  Forum Post 1943-10-1237 SFTS CanadaCalgary (Burnsland) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn Gordon RYNN (1459936) Harvard RCAF 2631  Forum Post 1943-10-1237 SFTS CanadaCalgary (Burnsland) Cemetery
Flying OfficerGeorge Francis Herbert BOOTH (128358) Pilot Sunderland II W3997   1943-10-124 OTU United KingdomRosskeen Parish Churchyard Ext
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJohn MARSHALL (633399) Sunderland II W3997   1943-10-124 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantGordon Graham Mark McCARTHY (404641) Air Gunner Sunderland II W3997   1943-10-124 OTU United KingdomRosskeen Parish Churchyard Ext
Aircraftman 1st ClassWilliam RITCHIE (1118932) Sunderland II W3997   1943-10-124 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantIan William COLVIN (1575088) Air Bomber Halifax II BB333  Forum Post 1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantThomas James KELLY (1016325) Air Gunner Halifax II BB333  Forum Post 1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Ernest Mark MARSH (1386008) Pilot Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantMitchell RIDLAND (421941) Navigator Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantEdward James STICKLAND (1800355) Flight Engi Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantSydney Ernest TILLEY (1331844) Wireless Op Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRaymond Llewellyn FENNELL (1262360) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantMelbourne Glaister FRASER (1061575) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantAlbert GRIFFIN (1379996) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantMicheal Frank HALL (1190798) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantGordon Frederick William LAWRENCE (1218515) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Warrant Officer Class IFrank Richmond Vincent NELLO (R/97524) Halifax II BB417   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerFrancis Lussier KIRKWOOD (J/20918) Beaufighter IIF T3218   1943-10-1254 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Warren ROUSSEL (J/23700) Beaufighter IIF T3218   1943-10-1254 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn COUGHLAN (144293) Pilot Wellington X HE201  IBCC 1943-10-1282 OTU Ireland, Republic ofKanturk Catholic Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJohn CHRISTIE (J/28782) Air Gunner Wellington X HE201  IBCC 1943-10-1282 OTU United KingdomOllerton Cemetery
Flying OfficerHarold Gordon DAYMAN (J/24498) Pilot Wellington X HE201  IBCC 1943-10-1282 OTU United KingdomOllerton Cemetery
SergeantJohn Frederick BICKLEY (1212556) Wireless Op Stirling EF426  IBCC 1943-10-1290 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNottingham Northern Cemetery
Pilot OfficerGeorge Robert HILTON (158247) Stirling EF426  IBCC 1943-10-1290 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomThornham (St. John) Churchyard
Flight SergeantLawrence LANGLEY (1122669) Stirling EF426  IBCC 1943-10-1290 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCambridge City Cemetery
Flight SergeantDavid William MEIKLE (1457139) Air Bomber Stirling EF426  IBCC 1943-10-1290 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCambridge City Cemetery
SergeantWilliam John POLLARD (926860) Observer Stirling EF426  IBCC 1943-10-1290 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCambridge City Cemetery
SergeantReginald WHITFORD (1653049) Flight Engi Stirling EF426  IBCC 1943-10-1290 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomTrealaw Cemetery
SergeantNorman George BOXSHALL (1338565) Spitfire VB ER561  Ext Link 1943-10-12FC EgyptAlamein Memorial

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