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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.
105596 records (86.30%) are "Accounted for".
96824 are related to aircraft incidents and
8774 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 8707 returns 29 records, 21 records (72.41%) have circumstances of death. 8 records (27.59%) do not have details.

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Aircraft Name
Aircraft #
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantFrank CORBETT (618707) Wireless Op Hampden I L4129  AIR81/3823 1940-10-1649 Sqdn AIR27 FranceAmbares-Et-Lagrave Communal Ce
SergeantJohn Bell BARCLAY (748707) Pilot Hampden I X2983  AIR81/5142 1941-02-1550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceLe Verdon-Sur-Mer Communal Cem
Leading AircraftmanFrederick William GREENFIELD (R/87072) Anson RCAF 6568  Forum Post 1941-08-143 SFTS CanadaMadison Cemetery
Pilot OfficerStanley Haslop BIRTLES (87070) Pilot Beaufighter IC T3351  Forum Post 1941-09-17248 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanDouglas James THOM (1168707) U/T Wireles Botha I L6539  Forum Post 1942-03-0210 AOS United KingdomBramshott (St. Mary) Churchyar
Flight LieutenantKenneth John Austin REED (88707) Beaufighter VIF X8075  Forum Post 1942-10-15252 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantCharles Raymond WILDSMITH (1387078) Pilot Oxford EB754  Forum Post 1942-12-033 PAFU United KingdomWellington General Cemetery, S
SergeantTom McCALL (338707) Air Gunner Lancaster B.I W4336   1943-02-26103 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
SergeantJohn Courtney COMYN (1287071) Navigator ( Wellington HZ247  Forum Post 1943-05-0770 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaTripoli War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam BRISTER (1387072)  More Details 1943-09-01 United KingdomCrayford (St. Paulinus) Church
Warrant Officer Class IIStanley Richard MONCRIEFF (R/87074) Navigator Halifax II JD411  IBCC 1943-11-26429 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerWilliam PLUNKETT (J/88707) Air Gunner Lancaster II LL632  IBCC 1944-02-20408 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJoseph Herve Theodore R. BERTRAND (J/87075) Pilot Halifax BIII LW378  IBCC 1944-03-02425 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Flight LieutenantAlastair John COOK (87071) Lancaster III ND562  IBCC 1944-03-3112 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
SergeantKenneth Arthur JEFFERY (1870799) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND795  IBCC 1944-03-3144 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRonald Martin ATKINSON (1338707) Beaufighter TFX LZ517   1944-06-01603 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantLionel Pearcey CROOM (1587077) Flight Engi Lancaster III JB700  IBCC 1944-06-07460 Sqdn AIR27 FranceBayeux War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantErnest Sutton SMITH (J/18707) Pilot   1944-06-17419 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) Gener
Pilot OfficerAlan Gilmore FAIRLESS (J/87070) Pilot Halifax BIII MZ520  IBCC 1944-06-17431 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsUdenhout (Biezenmortel) Roman
Leading AircraftmanHenry WILLIAMS (1687078)   1944-07-06 AlgeriaBone War Cemetery, Annaba
Aircraftman 1st ClassGodfrey Dennis MUSGROVE (1818707)   1944-10-18 United KingdomWendover (St. Mary) Churchyard
Pilot OfficerAlfred Abraham MARKOVITCH (187079) Flight Engi Lancaster I HK612  IBCC 1944-11-0215 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsErp Roman Catholic Cemetery
Flight LieutenantKenneth George SHEA (408707)   1945-03-27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
LieutenantEric Perrins CARTER (328707V) Wireless Op Liberator KK302  NA/PRO 1945-04-0434 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 ItalyBari War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerGeoffrey Charles Oscar POLLIE (418707) Dakota IV KN556   1945-07-25194 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanT K SRINIVASAN (48707)   1946-05-30 IndiaDelhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War
CorporalRichard Mcgeachan ARCHER (1558707)   1946-09-15 United KingdomGlasgow (St. Peter's) Roman Ca
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAlbert Ernest NASH (3087073)   1946-10-01 United KingdomBristol (Canford) Cemetery
Flight SergeantPeter Herbert JOHNSON (1587079)   1947-12-05 United KingdomDorchester Cemetery, Dorset

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