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

122,433 casualty records in this database.
120,838 records (98.70%) are "Accounted for".
99932 are aviation. 20906 are non-aviation deaths.
1,595 (0.00%) are still unaccounted.
356 records (624.56%) 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 243 Sqdn returns 57 records, 57 records (100.00%) have circumstances of death. 0 records (0.00%) do not have details. 0 Photos are available.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
CadetGeorge DAY () Pilot Tiger Moth MVAF 4  NA/PRO  Ext Link 1941-11-07243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeKranji War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantAlec Percy Stanley WILLS (32134) Pilot Instr Tiger Moth MVAF 4  NA/PRO   AIR81/10144 1941-11-07243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeKranji War Cemetery
SergeantPaul Lister ELLIOTT (402467) Pilot Buffalo W8179  AIR81/11391 1942-01-05243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeKranji War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRonald Spencer SHIELD (404954) Pilot Buffalo W8199  AIR81/11391 1942-01-05243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeKranji War Cemetery
SergeantReginald James NEWMAN (41995) Pilot Buffalo W8137  AIR81/11533 1942-01-12243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeKranji War Cemetery
SergeantNoel Bain RANKIN (404942) Buffalo W8234  Ext Link 1942-01-12243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantArthur Russell REYNOLDS (405819) Buffalo W8238  AIR81/11575 1942-01-13243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantJohn Benjamin OLIVER (402888) Buffalo W8178  AIR81/11649 1942-01-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantVincent ARTHUR (405519) Buffalo W8147  AIR81/11776 1942-01-22243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
SergeantMervyn John Fitzhardinge BALDWIN (771896) Buffalo W8187  AIR81/11725 1942-01-22243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrederick Douglas BAILEY (1168446) He was admitted dangerously il....  Forum Post 1942-01-29243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeKranji War Cemetery
CorporalWilliam CHALMERS (537913) Reported missing at sea 15.2.4....  More Details 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassSpencer Charles CLAMPIN (1284112) A2C Clampin was missing believ....  More Details 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassThomas Edward DAVIS (1375889) Killed in Invasion of Palemban....  Ext Link 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassDonald William DIMON (1285998) A1C Dimon was evacuated from S....  More Details 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassKeith Presgrave DUNCAN (927951) A1C Duncan was reported missin....  More Details 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassReginald Gwynne STEPHENS (1067937) A1C Stephens was missing belie....  More Details 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanFrank Denzil WILLS (915548) Killed in Invasion of Palemban....  Ext Link 1942-02-14243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanCecil Walter CHECKETTS (952844) Killed in action buried at sea....  Ext Link 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassThomas DOUGALL (1101967) He died on a raft in the Banka....  Forum Post 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassJames Stanley EVANS (1262829) Possibly killed / died when Si....  Ext Link 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassJohn KINNAIR (998121) A1C Kinnair was missing believ....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 2nd ClassVictor William LUCAS (1128260) A2C Lucas is reported as missi....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlan Joseph MUNRO (1175857) A1C Munro was reported missing....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
CorporalArthur Henry Francis SPARKES (957096) Cpl Sparkes was lost from evac....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassArthur TITLEY (1177615) Evacuated Singapore on ML 433.....  Ext Link 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanErnest Robson UNDERWOOD (1379081) LAC Underwood was reported mis....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanRobert Norman VAUX (970332) LAC Vaux was missing from evac....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanHerbert Lawrence YARDLEY (1180663) LAC Yardley was reported missi....  More Details 1942-02-15243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Leading AircraftmanAlbert Alexander DAVIES (915069) He died on board HMT Orcades a....  Forum Post 1942-02-28243 Sqdn AIR27 Sri LankaColombo (Kanatte) General Ceme
SergeantJohn REEVES (1313641) Pilot Spitfire Vb AA852  Forum Post 1942-07-20243 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomOakhill (All Saints) Churchyar
Pilot OfficerLowell Ernest REEVE (405186) Spitfire VB ER857  Forum Post 1943-01-07243 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Warrant Officer Class IIJack LAWRENCE (R/88685) Spitfire VB ER707  Forum Post 1943-01-30243 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flying OfficerStanley Maurice AUSTIN (113412) Pilot Spitfire VC EE770  Forum Post 1943-02-03243 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
SergeantJohn Gilmore McATEER (1143473) Spitfire VB ER851  Forum Post 1943-02-03243 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantColin Campbell AITKEN (413006) Pilot Spitfire VB ER724  Ext Link 1943-03-01243 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaMedjez-El-Bab War Cemetery
Flying OfficerMaurice William HUME (130924) Pilot Spitfire VB ER833  Ext Link 1943-03-31243 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaTabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerGordon Ormonde McKAY (J/17179) Pilot Spitfire VB ER807  Ext Link 1943-05-08243 Sqdn AIR27 TunisiaEnfidaville War Cemetery
SergeantJohn Oliver YOUNG (1381610) Spitfire VB ER849  Ext Link 1943-05-08243 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flying OfficerGeoffrey Boyd BLUNN (113394) Spitfire EN148  Ext Link 1943-07-10243 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flying OfficerLeslie James CONNORS (411866) Spitfire Vc JL375  Ext Link 1943-07-10243 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flight SergeantRoland Wedge JAQUES (1214000) Pilot Spitfire Vc JK642  Ext Link 1943-08-18243 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyCatania War Cemetery, Sicily
CorporalCharlie SAUNDERS (980128) POW Death. Captured on 1942-02....  Ext Link 1944-03-12243 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantWilliam Clement SPENCER (979632) Pilot Spitfire MK668  Ext Link 1944-06-04243 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyFlorence War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerDonald Joseph Eugene SCHMITZ (J/94345) Spitfire Vc JL395  Ext Link 1944-06-05243 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyBolsena War Cemetery
Flight SergeantJack Mccrae BRIGHAM (41141) Spitfire LFIX MK771  Ext Link 1944-06-12243 Sqdn AIR27 ItalyAssisi War Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanWilliam Mcqueen GREIG (947597) POW Died at sea on the SS Maro....  Ext Link  Ext Link 1944-10-31243 Sqdn | SS Maros Maru AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flight SergeantPercy James Victor EVANS (1603438) Navigator Dakota IV KN530   1945-07-24243 Sqdn AIR27 Hong KongSai Wan War Cemetery
Warrant OfficerHarold SCHOLES (1520432) Pilot Dakota IV KN530   1945-07-24243 Sqdn AIR27 Hong KongSai Wan War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantNeil Merson SLY (413269) Dakota IV KN530   1945-07-24243 Sqdn AIR27 Hong KongSai Wan 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 Engelsted (JohnE) and many others. Off Forum Contributions by Jonathan Heyworth, Andrew Curtis, Russell Guest and Glenda Godfrey.

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