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    Hello All,
    The most illuminating info in the thread is at Post#3. The Age at Death. The plotted curve shows a max at age 21. As I approach my declining years I find that the policepersons, doctors, pharmacists, council officials, etc, etc, are beginning to look more like 5th Formers out on a days “work experience” than experienced practioners!, and yet it was folk like this who went and did what had to be done at the time.
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    Morning All,

    What the CWGC has to offer is basically good and an unavoidable tool but as said, a lot of shortcomings, like there is no Czechowslovaks nor French for example. Personnally I prefer to focus more on the nationality than the Air Force in which the airman enlisted in. Thousands Americans served the RCAF or the RAF, like Irishmen from Eire, or also many Kiwis enlisted in the RAAF instead of the RNZAF (1500), and not to forget thousands of aimen coming from the Dominions who enlisted in the RAF, mainly before the war. We also can find Mexicans in the RCAF. Sadly, and that's a major negative point, there are many cases (too many actually) the place and date of birth or the names of the parents are missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    Hello All,
    The most illuminating info in the thread is at Post#3. The Age at Death. The plotted curve shows a max at age 21. As I approach my declining years I find that the policepersons, doctors, pharmacists, council officials, etc, etc, are beginning to look more like 5th Formers out on a days “work experience” than experienced practioners!, and yet it was folk like this who went and did what had to be done at the time.
    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them!
    Peter Davies
    From an appendix in Volume Three of my For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Volume Three: Biographies & Appendices):

    WWII New Zealand aircrew only deaths by age. Includes those who served in RNZAF, RAAF, Fleet Air Arm, etc but excludes those who died as a result of a non-aircraft event.

    Age 18 10
    Age 19 90
    Age 20 308
    Age 21 475
    Age 22 493
    Age 23 501
    Age 24 436
    Age 25 360
    Age 26 315
    Age 27 242
    Age 28 197
    Age 29 171
    Age 30 119
    Age 31 96
    Age 32 72
    Age 33 51
    Age 34 40
    Age 35 19
    Ages 36-43 19

    Total 4014

    57.5% died before their 25th birthday.
    All but 89.5% died before their 30th.
    Average age = 24.5 years
    (compared with 26 years for WWI deaths)

    Of these:
    born 1896 to prior to WWI 683 (17%)
    born WWI (4.8.14-11.11.18) 1328 (33%)
    born after WWI to 1925 2003 (50%)

    Thus one third were born in one world war only to die in the next.

    Errol

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    Aircrew commemoration by country. Again probably not an effective way of analysis as we know several missing casualties (And those cremated) in Burma are actually commemorated on the Singapore memorial.

    Total %age Cumulative Country
    53866 43.3% 43.3% United Kingdom
    16812 13.5% 56.8% Germany
    8234 6.6% 63.5% France
    6142 4.9% 68.4% Netherlands
    5100 4.1% 72.5% Egypt
    3924 3.2% 75.7% Canada
    3203 2.6% 78.2% Belgium
    3127 2.5% 80.8% Singapore
    2709 2.2% 82.9% Australia
    2702 2.2% 85.1% Malta
    2461 2.0% 87.1% Italy
    2070 1.7% 88.7% India
    1263 1.0% 89.8% South Africa
    1105 0.9% 90.7% Indonesia
    933 0.8% 91.4% Denmark
    770 0.6% 92.0% Papua New Guinea
    669 0.5% 92.6% Libya
    524 0.4% 93.0% Myanmar
    489 0.4% 93.4% New Zealand
    446 0.4% 93.7% Algeria
    444 0.4% 94.1% Zimbabwe
    427 0.3% 94.4% Norway
    423 0.3% 94.8% Tunisia
    379 0.3% 95.1% Poland
    378 0.3% 95.4% United States of America
    359 0.3% 95.7% Bangladesh
    345 0.3% 96.0% Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
    341 0.3% 96.2% Serbia
    326 0.3% 96.5% New Caledonia
    319 0.3% 96.7% Malaysia
    317 0.3% 97.0% Greece
    300 0.2% 97.2% Iraq
    267 0.2% 97.5% Sri Lanka
    233 0.2% 97.6% Pakistan
    208 0.2% 97.8% Japan
    204 0.2% 98.0% Hungary
    196 0.2% 98.1% Kenya
    164 0.1% 98.3% Thailand
    158 0.1% 98.4% Ireland, Republic of
    155 0.1% 98.5% Sudan
    134 0.1% 98.6% Gibraltar
    132 0.1% 98.7% Austria
    110 0.1% 98.8% Iceland
    99 0.1% 98.9% Sweden
    82 0.1% 99.0% Cyprus
    81 0.1% 99.0% Romania
    79 0.1% 99.1% China, (including Hong Kong)
    78 0.1% 99.2% Nigeria
    76 0.1% 99.2% Ghana
    75 0.1% 99.3% Yemen
    74 0.1% 99.3% Eritrea
    65 0.1% 99.4% Sierra Leone
    63 0.1% 99.4% Spain
    53 0.0% 99.5% Bahamas
    52 0.0% 99.5% Gambia
    45 0.0% 99.6% Azores
    43 0.0% 99.6% Lebanese Republic
    38 0.0% 99.6% Morocco
    38 0.0% 99.7% Czech Republic
    35 0.0% 99.7% Switzerland
    33 0.0% 99.7% Portugal
    33 0.0% 99.7% Syria
    27 0.0% 99.8% Iran
    26 0.0% 99.8% Tanzania
    26 0.0% 99.8% Luxembourg
    24 0.0% 99.8% Ethiopia
    24 0.0% 99.8% Bulgaria
    21 0.0% 99.9% Albania
    14 0.0% 99.9% Trinidad and Tobago
    14 0.0% 99.9% Faroe Islands
    14 0.0% 99.9% Madagascar
    11 0.0% 99.9% Fiji
    11 0.0% 99.9% Turkey (including Gallipoli)
    11 0.0% 99.9% Zambia
    10 0.0% 99.9% Liberia
    10 0.0% 99.9% Russian Federation
    10 0.0% 99.9% Bermuda
    10 0.0% 99.9% Equatorial Guinea
    8 0.0% 100.0% Djibouti
    7 0.0% 100.0% Jamaica
    7 0.0% 100.0% Brazil
    7 0.0% 100.0% Somalia (including Somaliland)
    6 0.0% 100.0% Guyana
    5 0.0% 100.0% Mauritania
    4 0.0% 100.0% Uganda
    4 0.0% 100.0% Chad
    3 0.0% 100.0% St. Vincent
    3 0.0% 100.0% Namibia
    2 0.0% 100.0% San Marino
    2 0.0% 100.0% Seychelles
    1 0.0% 100.0% Samoa
    1 0.0% 100.0% Panama
    1 0.0% 100.0% Mali
    1 0.0% 100.0% Puerto Rico
    1 0.0% 100.0% Argentina
    1 0.0% 100.0% Senegal
    1 0.0% 100.0% Croatia
    1 0.0% 100.0% Congo (Democratic Republic)
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    Continent wise (Covers 99.9%)


    Europe 91514 73.70%
    Mediterranean 12823 10.33%
    Asia 8890 7.16%
    North America 4524 3.64%
    Pacific 3968 3.20%
    Rest of Africa 2453 1.98%
    Total 124172


    Mediterranean includes African and asian countries touchning the med sea. Pacific is Australia, NZ, Japan.. Anything E of Indonesia.

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