A majority of Bomber Command serials have been updated in the CWGC Database . The DB is currently about 2800 records short of 50% . The Current query returns 122357 records,of which 58380 records (47.71%) have circumstances of death associated with them.
Also updated the charts page – it can now be queried by year.
Available Charts : Monthly totals (and Completion %age) | Totals by Country | Totals by Conflict Region | by Aircraft Type
An example chart – Totals by Aircraft Type
Lancaster (34.1), Wellington (15.6), Halifax (14.9), Blenheim and Stirling (5.5 each) in the order.. no doubt the chart will change as the data gets populated with other commands…
Additional Charts (Query-able by Year) at http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/charts.php?qyear=
The update of the Bomber Command aircraft serials has been made possible by the information on the International Bomber Command Centre Website. Links to the pages are provided against the entries where the updates are done.
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 causality based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, provide the aircraft associated with the casuality or 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
Update 1st May 2019
Over the hill! – more than half the CWGC records are now ‘accounted for’ .
Of the 122357 records, 67203 records (54.92%) have circumstances of death. 55154 records (45.08%) do not have details. Again – thanks to the International Bomber Command Centre Website