Welcome to the comprehensive repository of historical databases dedicated to the Royal Air Force's role during the Second World War. Delve into the rich tapestry of wartime aviation history through our meticulously curated collections, designed to provide you with valuable insights and easy access to vital information. Our mission is to preserve the memory of those who served and commemorate their sacrifice.
We invite you to embark on a journey through time, exploring these meticulously curated resources that celebrate the legacy of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Whether you are a researcher, historian, or simply a curious enthusiast, our databases provide a window into the heroic deeds and sacrifices of those who served. Join us in preserving and honoring their memory.
Start your search to have a glimpse of what you'll find within our treasure trove of databases:
Records of the Day
CWGC Record 1 Sergeant WILLIAM EDWARD DWYER
Aircraft Serial and Record Hurricane I P2798 Victoria III J8230
AIR81 Casualty Record AIR/446 Sergeant D H J Barrett, Leading Aircraftman R J Newberry, Aircraftman 2nd Class M D Dolan, Pilot Officer D F S Holbrook and Acting Flight Lieutenant D W H Owen: report of deaths; Whitley N1380 crashed at Senercy, France, 20 May 1940. Note: With photographs
RAF Award Member of the Order of the British Empire to WO Gerald Anthony FRANCIS Mentioned in Despatches to AC1 R I CLAYTON Distinguished Flying Cross to Flt Lt George Frederick SILVESTER
This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The data is taken from the CWGC site. This tool helps you to easily search for a casuality based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, or even to locate by cemetary or by unit. The data is being populated with the Unaccounted Airmen/Airwomen project and the goal is to have a cause of death for every record
A database of all RAF aircraft serial numbers. Currently this covers the J - ZZ series that were active from the 1930s till date. This tool helps identify the possible aircraft based on the serial number patterns. The data in this page is based on this forum post made by Ross McNeill and by the book on RAF serials by Bruce Robertson. Data for series A - H are not on this page. The data is linked to CWGC , POW and other lists. Application coded by Jagan
Courtesy of Paul McMillan. This is a database of AIR81 Records, individual casuality file references held by NA. This search engine makes it easy to narrow down results by name, aircraft serial or type.
Various Aircraft Losses Databases . The South East Asia Command losses is the only internet database devoted to SEAC losses of the RAF (by Jagan Pillarisetti). Henk Welting's Database has over 41000 entries he made for his research on Unaccounted Airmen
AIR/27 ORB Search - An easy way to locate the AIR27 ORB Form 540 or Form 541 on the NA Website. Narrow your results by a date, Unit or type of document. No more fiddling around with the search results at NA
Original List by Ross McNeill, being worked on by Peter Davies, and inputs from Rob Davis. This is a database of all commonwealth airforces POWS in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the Ross McNeill's lists. The PoW names are in alphabetical order and include RAF/RAAF/RCAF/RNZAF/SAAF and Occupied Countries aircrew. Rob Davis has provided a list of Evaders.
by Dennis Burke. Index to airmen and airwomen’s service records held in AIR 79. The microfilmed slips contain name and RAF service number only. This index is not 100% complete. The great majority of the original index slips were microfilmed, however there is a small number of random gaps, where a slip had been lost prior to filming.
by Jagan Pillarisetti and Malcolm Barrass. Based on the DSO and other Awards list published by Hugh Halliday on the Forum. These cover the complete list of DSO awardees and DFC awards . Some non-operational awards like BEM, AFC, OBE, MBE etc.
by Jagan Pillarisetti. Based on inputs from Geoffrey Sinclair, John Englested and crowd sourced data, this attempts to be the first online database of Hawker Hurricane information..Contact us to be part of this project and contribute.