RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead (Courtesy CWGC)
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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

122,434 casualty records in this database.
115,839 records (94.61%) are "Accounted for".
99,705 are aviation. 16,134 are non-aviation deaths.
6,595 are still unaccounted.
39 records have photographs

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the CWGC site, and has been 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 site 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. Click on Surname to see more details, and sources.

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

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

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Your current query terms 1940-04 returns 14 records,

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassHenry Eric PUGH (274396)   1940-04-01 United KingdomGreat Sutton (St. John) Church
CorporalWilliam Herbert Radcliffe KNEALE (537471)   1940-04-05 United KingdomKirk Christ Lezayre (Holy Trin
SergeantValentine Benjamin SINDEN (213336)   1940-04-13 United KingdomBoughton Aluph (All Saints) Ch
SergeantAlbert George Henry PRIOR (562834) Observer   1940-04-1315 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBridgwater (Quantock Road) Cem
Leading AircraftmanWalter Robert Charles KNIGHTS (404303)   1940-04-16 United KingdomThetford Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam George Albert HOYLAND (972385)   1940-04-18 United KingdomWallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery
Squadron LeaderBertie Charles ADAMSON (06175)   1940-04-20 United KingdomPenarth Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassSydney Leonard HOLMES (636274)   1940-04-21 United KingdomHalling Church Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJames Banham LEGGE (653737)   1940-04-24 United KingdomYatesbury (All Saints) Churchy
Aircraftman 2nd ClassArthur William WEATHERILL (940080)   1940-04-24 United KingdomWaltham Holy Cross New Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLeslie William ELLIOTT (973429)   1940-04-25 United KingdomLiverpool (Allerton) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassDennis Leonard Graham NEAL (746364)   1940-04-25 United KingdomBushey (St. James) Churchyard
Leading AircraftmanGeorge HUGHES (611663)   1940-04-27 United KingdomHalton (St. Michael) Churchyar
Aircraftman 1st ClassStanley PRATT (547499)   1940-04-29 EgyptAlexandria (Chatby) Military A

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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 | Jagan Pillarisetti's Bharat-Rakshak.

The Updated Data in its current form is the copyright of RAFCommands.com unless otherwise stated. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is acknowledged as the source of the primary material. Additional Contributions by RAF Commands Forum Members: wwrsimon, Alex Smart, Dennis Burke, COL BRUGGY, Dick, Paul McMillan, Ross McNeill, alclark, Martyn A Critchlow, davew, Pavel Vancata (CZ_RAF), thorne83, Kiran Toor (Amrit), Rich Allenby, AlanW, alieneyes, Resmoroh, Bill Walker, Theletterwriter, phill jones, John Larder, Brian (Lyffe), AL90, Ken MacLean, Marks, Andy Ingham, John Englsted (JohnE) and many others. Off Forum Contributions by Jonathan Heyworth, Andrew Curtis, Russell Guest and Glenda Godfrey.

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