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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
115,596 records (94.41%) are "Accounted for".
99,701 are aviation. 15,895 are non-aviation deaths.
6,838 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 1943 returns 29805 records, 28660 records (96.16%) have circumstances of death. 1145 records (3.84%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanJohn Francis CROFT (1353031)   1943-01-01 Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn CONNOR (411318)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1943-01-01 New ZealandWellington (Karori) Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassAllen Frear HARRISON (414474)  Ext Link 1943-01-01 New ZealandChristchurch (Bromley) Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanEdward Louis LEWIS (31351)  Forum Post 1943-01-01 Papua New GuineaPort Moresby (Bomana) War Ceme
CorporalSydney Arthur BOLTON (63583)  Forum Post 1943-01-01 United KingdomGrantham Cemetery
Squadron LeaderGuy Sidney John PRATT (21287)  Forum Post 1943-01-01 United KingdomDoncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassKenneth SPEAK (1684350)  Forum Post 1943-01-01 United KingdomNelson Cemetery
Pilot OfficerBruce Oswald BOWN (413950) Anson AX145  Forum Post 1943-01-011 (O) AFU United KingdomSilloth (Causewayhead) Cemeter
Pilot OfficerWilliam BURT (129765) Navigator Anson AX145  Forum Post 1943-01-011 (O) AFU United KingdomAnnan Cemetery
SergeantEdwin Omer KNIGHT (414574) Anson AX145  Forum Post 1943-01-011 (O) AFU United KingdomSilloth (Causewayhead) Cemeter
SergeantGeorge David SINGLETON (1257904) Wireless Op Anson AX145  Forum Post 1943-01-011 (O) AFU United KingdomHampton Hill (St. James) Churc
Pilot OfficerWilliam Basil Cheale THOMPSON (J/16171) Pilot Anson AX145  Forum Post 1943-01-011 (O) AFU United KingdomSilloth (Causewayhead) Cemeter
Leading AircraftmanLeo Laurence FORSMAN (424797)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1943-01-011 ACS RNZAF New ZealandAuckland (Waikumete) Cemetery
Flying Officer GAJINDER SINGH (1670)   1943-01-011 Sqdn IAF AIR27 IndiaDelhi / Karachi 1939-1945 War
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge LONSDALE (2200312)  Forum Post 1943-01-0110 RC United KingdomBlackburn Cemetery
SergeantJames Murray GILMOUR (1554149) Pilot Oxford II V3841  Forum Post 1943-01-0111 (P) AFU United KingdomCathcart Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassJoseph Spence WALKER (1550332)  Ext Link 1943-01-0112 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBinbrook (St. Mary) Churchyard
Flying OfficerWalter Vernon HALL (J/6221) Beaufighter VIF X7967   1943-01-01125 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGeorge HEWITT (1509135) Beaufighter VIF X7967   1943-01-01125 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
CorporalMichael SWIFT (1105569)  More Details 1943-01-01152 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaMedjez-El-Bab War Cemetery
Flying OfficerAllan Henry HALEY (402054) Pilot Mohawk III BK584  Forum Post 1943-01-01155 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaRanchi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantDonald Charles BROOKS (655341) Hurricane BN783  Forum Post 1943-01-0117 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanJames WILSON (943573)  Ext Link 1943-01-01220 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomLonghoughton (St. Peter) Churc
CorporalJohn BARNARD (654615) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantVernon Frederick BUTCHER (1315246) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerLawrence Samuel CLAYTON (400012) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantAugustus George DANIELS (1310216) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantWilliam Henry DARGE (979990) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Warrant Officer Class IIMichael James DEAN (R/72371) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerRichard Herbert HOLCOMBE (402506) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flying OfficerRussell William MEATON (406457) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantErnest Attwood James NICHOLASS (900223) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Leading AircraftmanWalter Leslie PURKISS (992579) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Leading AircraftmanJack SAVIDGE (615314) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantLeslie John WEBBER (934282) Sunderland I N9029  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01230 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantAlbert Richard Francis FORTT (1379399) Spitfire  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01242 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Pilot OfficerArthur HAMPSHIRE (126760) Spitfire  NA/PRO  NA/PRO 1943-01-01242 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
LieutenantCecil Bruce Stafford BAINES (103903) Master II SAAF 2645  Ext Link 1943-01-0127 AS South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Pupil PilotPieter G.s. DU PREEZ (109385) Master II SAAF 2645  Ext Link 1943-01-0127 AS South AfricaBloemfontein (Memoriam Railway
Leading AircraftmanRaymond Frederick WYATT (322827)   1943-01-0129 OTU United KingdomCanvey Island (St. Katherine)
SergeantStaffa Kinloch CAMPBELL (403023) Hudson IIIa FH281   1943-01-01353 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Pilot OfficerMaurice Pierre MASSEY (J/16224) Hudson IIIa FH281   1943-01-01353 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantRobert Gerald WHEELER (1034197) Hudson IIIa FH281   1943-01-01353 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantRonald WILSON (1050944) Hudson IIIa FH281   1943-01-01353 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick Joseph ROBSON (1451531)   1943-01-0137 WU BangladeshChittagong War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanCecil Alfred Arthur HARDY (1395320) U/T Navigat Anson I SAAF 3278  Ext Link 1943-01-0142 AS South AfricaPort Elizabeth (South End) Cem
Warrant Officer Class IArthur William Francis LAWRENCE (R/85808)  Ext Link 1943-01-016 SFTS CanadaHamilton Cemetery
Flying OfficerWilliam Sydney LARGE (J/8147) Spitfire VB ER726   1943-01-0181 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flight SergeantGeoffrey David LOFTUS (412888) Spitfire VB ER832  Forum Post 1943-01-0181 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
CorporalStanley Thomas WOODS (33039)  Ext Link  Ext Link 1943-01-01RAAF Stn HQ Richmond AustraliaSydney War Cemetery

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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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