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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

122,434 casualty records in this database.
116,175 records (94.89%) are "Accounted for".
99,738 are aviation. 16,437 are non-aviation deaths.
6,259 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

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Your current query terms 1942-09-08 returns 56 records, 55 records (98.21%) have circumstances of death. 1 records (1.79%) do not have details.

For additional details around the circumstances of some of the casualities, Check the "Unaccounted Airmen" thread at 420908 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-9-1942
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassLeonard George ROSE (52228)  Forum Post 1942-09-08 Papua New GuineaPort Moresby (Bomana) War Ceme
Leading AircraftmanFrederick Thomas WILKINSON (1165141)  Forum Post  Ext Link 1942-09-08 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrancis John TRUMBLE (82794)   1942-09-08 United KingdomSouthend-On-Sea (North Road) C
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJames Llewellyn MORGAN (1412312)  Forum Post 1942-09-0810 SOTT United KingdomSwansea (Morriston) Cemetery
SergeantStanley Joseph BERRY (1380886) Wellington II Z8374   1942-09-08104 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Warrant OfficerClaude Simpson MAXFIELD (936753) Wellington II Z8374   1942-09-08104 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantJohn Arthur ROWLEY (1188032) Wellington II Z8374   1942-09-08104 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantJames WILLIAMS (1310056) Wellington II Z8374   1942-09-08104 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantFrank WOOD (1384301) Air Gunner Wellington II Z8374   1942-09-08104 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaTobruk War Cemetery
Flight SergeantCharles Henry LANCELEY (R/86614) Pilot Wellington III BJ724  IBCC 1942-09-08115 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMarham Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Charles BUDD (1262254) Observer Wellington II Z8644  More Details 1942-09-0812 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyRheinberg War Cemetery
SergeantJames Herbert HALL (970800) Air Gunner Wellington IC DV830  IBCC 1942-09-0816 OTU United KingdomOswestry General Cemetery
SergeantDouglas ABBERLEY (1278155) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerFrancis Wilbert HENDERSON (J/7770) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantRobert Niven LAMOND (998733) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantHorace SHEPHERD (553812) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight LieutenantJohn Robertson WYLLIE (41093) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantDennison Pierce BROOMFIELD (570858) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 MadagascarDiego Suarez War Cemetery
SergeantLeslie Stuart DAVIES (1310143) Wireless Op Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 MadagascarDiego Suarez War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerEric Lindon HALL (126968) Observer Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 MadagascarDiego Suarez War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth John RICH (89595) Observer Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 MadagascarDiego Suarez War Cemetery
SergeantAlfred Stephen WHITE (960697) Catalina GRIIA VA713  Archive Post 1942-09-08209 Sqdn AIR27 MadagascarDiego Suarez War Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam GRAHAM (969503) Beaufighter T5220   1942-09-08235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Warrant OfficerLouis LOTHIAN (901794) Beaufighter T5220   1942-09-08235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pupil PilotVictor COCKCROFT (172783) Master II SAAF 2638  Ext Link 1942-09-0825 AS South AfricaStanderton Cemetery
LieutenantWilliam Harry KELLY (175252) Master II SAAF 2638  Ext Link 1942-09-0825 AS South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Cemet
SergeantReginald William CATLIN (658178) Beaufighter If R2205   1942-09-0825 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantKenneth GILL (655283) Beaufighter If R2205  Forum Post 1942-09-0825 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantHenry Thomas FARRER (400973) Hudson III V8987   1942-09-08279 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSt. Columb Major Cemetery
Flight SergeantJohn Dow GRANGER (R/92186) Wireless Op Hudson III V8987   1942-09-08279 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSt. Columb Major Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn James HOLLOMAN (403741) Hudson III V8987   1942-09-08279 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSt. Columb Major Cemetery
Flying OfficerLeslie Walter WATERS (403828) Hudson III V8987   1942-09-08279 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomSt. Columb Major Cemetery
Flight SergeantJemuel Richard EDWARDS (1286856)  Forum Post 1942-09-0829 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomAberystwyth Cemetery
SergeantStephen James SMITHERAM (411055) Demon I A1-44  Ext Link 1942-09-083 BAGS AustraliaRookwood Necropolis, Sydney
KapralStanislaw JEDNAKI (P/793700) Beaufighter IIF T3445   1942-09-0830 MU United KingdomShawbury (St. Mary The Virgin)
Pilot OfficerDalis George DAVIES (48776) Tiger Moth RCAF 4294  Forum Post 1942-09-0833 SFTS CanadaCaron Municipal Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam Thomas CRABB (R/71397) Wellington IC DV457   1942-09-0837 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantBrian Howard Helps WILSON (978875) Hudson V AM909  Forum Post 1942-09-08500 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight SergeantIvor FARRELL (1169028) Pilot Mosquito IV DK329   1942-09-08521 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantLeonard Daniel VINCE (1251668) Wireless Op Mosquito IV DK329   1942-09-08521 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantHarry SHERWOOD (1246518) Pilot Spitfire Ia X4174   1942-09-0853 OTU United KingdomBirmingham (Quinton) Cemetery,
SergeantJames Cuthbert BURGON (1478912) Pilot Spitfire Ia X4601  Forum Post 1942-09-0853 OTU United KingdomHeslington (St. Paul) Churchya
SergeantStanley Paul LISTER (657692) Pilot Spitfire IIa P7963   1942-09-0861 OTU United KingdomShorncliffe Military Cemetery
SergeantAlan James CRAIG (415062) Pilot Miles Master DL841   1942-09-087 PAFU United KingdomPeterborough (Eastfield) Cemet
Aircraftman 1st ClassAllen Robert DOWTON (64948)  Forum Post 1942-09-0875 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 Papua New GuineaPort Moresby (Bomana) War Ceme
SergeantLaurence George HARVEY (1256530) Wireless Op Halifax II W1228  IBCC 1942-09-0876 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEastbrookend (Dagenham) Cemete
SergeantJohn Taylor MURRAY (536790) Flight Engi Halifax II W1228  IBCC 1942-09-0876 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather
Flight SergeantJohn Eric NICHOLSON (1023368) Pilot Halifax II W1228  IBCC 1942-09-0876 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather
Pilot OfficerArnold ROBSON (123276) Observer Halifax II W1228  IBCC 1942-09-0876 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHowden-Le-Wear (St. Mary) Chur
SergeantCecil Richard RUNDLE (778696) Air Gunner Halifax II W1228  IBCC 1942-09-0876 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBarmby-On-The-Moor (St. Cather

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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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