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

122,434 casualty records in this database.
115,972 records (94.72%) are "Accounted for".
99,726 are aviation. 16,246 are non-aviation deaths.
6,462 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 148 Sqdn returns 366 records, 361 records (98.63%) have circumstances of death. 5 records (1.37%) do not have details.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 2nd ClassFrederick Challenger OVERALL (632442) Wireless Op Anson I N5084  Forum Post 1939-11-28148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarwell Cemetery
Flying OfficerThomas William STOREY (39179) Pilot Anson I N5084  Forum Post 1939-11-28148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBishopswood (All Saints) Churc
SergeantGerald Roland Cecil TALBOT (580855) Observer Anson I N5084  Forum Post 1939-11-28148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarwell Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassArthur John WHITTAKER (537645) Wireless Op Anson I N5084  Forum Post 1939-11-28148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomIpswich New Cemetery
SergeantLeslie Charles CHENERY (581170) U/T Observe Anson I N5024  AIR81/1802 1940-01-18148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomChingford Mount Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassWilliam HERON (631890) Anson I N5024  AIR81/1802 1940-01-18148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarwell Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassLeslie James WAKELY (551324) Anson I N5024  AIR81/1802 1940-01-18148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarwell Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassDennis FLYNN (548610)  More Details 1940-04-11148 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWakefield Cemetery
Pilot OfficerDavid Ross ALLEN (42783) Pilot Wellington IC T2743  AIR81/4088 1940-11-03148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
SergeantPhilip Edward FORRESTER (740529) Wellington Ic R1094  AIR81/4090 1940-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
SergeantDavid Pryce RAWLINGS (526314) Pilot Wellington Ic R1094  AIR81/4090 1940-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
SergeantArthur Timothy SMITH (968337) Wireless Op Wellington Ic R1094  AIR81/4090 1940-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
SergeantThomas Robert WOOR (744940) Observer Wellington Ic R1094  AIR81/4090 1940-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
Pilot OfficerGeorge Kenneth NOBLE (42424) Pilot Wellington IC T2874  AIR81/4855 1941-01-12148 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
SergeantJohn Irving WILSON (935111) Wireless Op Wellington IC T2874  AIR81/4855 1941-01-12148 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
SergeantSamuel Victor HEARFIELD (633545) Wireless Op Wellington IC T2874  AIR81/4855 1941-01-13148 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
Pilot OfficerJack STIDOLPH (81022) Pilot Wellington IC T2874  AIR81/4855 1941-01-13148 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
SergeantRobert Claude VERRAN (751685) Observer Wellington IC T2874  AIR81/4855 1941-01-13148 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
SergeantJames REARDON (749561) Wellington IC T2892  AIR81/4853 1941-01-13148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaImtarfa Military Cemetery
SergeantGeoffrey Charles HALL (740543) Pilot Wellington IC T2892  AIR81/4853 1941-01-14148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
Aircraftman 1st ClassTrevor David BACKES (906019)  AIR81/4907 1941-01-18148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
SergeantThomas REAY (751646) Air Gunner  NA/PRO  Forum Post 1941-01-28148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
SergeantWilfred WARREN (349651)  NA/PRO 1941-01-28148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
Flight SergeantHerbert Phillip ADAMS (745709) Wellington IC T2952  AIR81/5769 1941-04-09148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantKenneth Welby CLIFTON (755808) Wellington IC T2952  AIR81/5769 1941-04-09148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantJoseph Lewis McNAMARA (40725) Wellington IC T2952  AIR81/5769 1941-04-09148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantHenry Louis MOODY (937841) Wellington IC T2952  AIR81/5769 1941-04-09148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantPhilip CRAMP (745809) Wellington IC T2952  AIR81/5769 1941-04-09148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantJoseph Edward SELLORS (747887) Wellington IC T2952  AIR81/5769 1941-04-09148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flight SergeantHarry Alfred BLISS (581200) Wellington IC T2981  AIR81/7096 1941-06-05148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerPeter LANE (82743) Wellington IC T2981  AIR81/7096 1941-06-05148 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flight LieutenantHarold Emmett BROADSMITH (40205) Wellington IC T2981  AIR81/7096 1941-06-06148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantRobert Thomas FISHER (651060) Wellington IC T2981  AIR81/7096 1941-06-06148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantSamuel James MILLAR (745254) Wellington IC T2981  AIR81/7096 1941-06-06148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantArnold WHITWORTH (701519) Wellington IC T2981  AIR81/7096 1941-06-06148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Leading AircraftmanRobert John RATLIFF (901923)   1941-06-16148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
SergeantJoseph Denham BEER (976440) Wellington IC T2746  AIR81/7469 1941-07-07148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantAlbert DOBSON (748602) Pilot Wellington IC T2746  AIR81/7469 1941-07-07148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptFayid War Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeonard William Walter FIRMAN (755840) Wireless Op Wellington IC T2746  AIR81/7469 1941-07-07148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptFayid War Cemetery
SergeantFrank PURNELL (754901) Observer Wellington IC T2746  AIR81/7469 1941-07-07148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptFayid War Cemetery
Flying OfficerFrederic Christopher Donald WINSER (74697) Pilot Wellington IC T2746  AIR81/7469 1941-07-07148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptFayid War Cemetery
SergeantGeoffrey Ezra Frederick GODLEY (977343) Wireless Op Wellington Z8725  AIR81/8203 1941-08-09148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein War Cemetery
Flight SergeantWarren WOOD (550594)  More Details 1941-08-10148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantRobert James COLLIER (901851) Wellington Z8791  AIR81/8793 1941-08-31148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantReginald Thomas DODD (1154313) Wellington Z8791  AIR81/8793 1941-08-31148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantRonald Thomas GAYER (748151) Wellington Z8791  AIR81/8793 1941-08-31148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantNorman JARVIS (1165852) Wellington Z8791  AIR81/8793 1941-08-31148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantGerald Charles Sommerville LEACH (1165301) Wellington Z8791  AIR81/8793 1941-08-31148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantLeslie Gabriel McCORMACK (1377488) Wellington Z8791  AIR81/8793 1941-08-31148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantClarence Ernest BLOOR (928602) Wireless Op Wellington Z8724  AIR81/9110 1941-09-14148 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptEl Alamein 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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