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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 (6.72%) are still unaccounted.
341 records (26.98%) 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.

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Your current query terms South Africa returns 1264 records, 1179 records (93.28%) have circumstances of death. 85 records (6.72%) do not have details. 0 Photos are available.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Second LieutenantDerrick TYLER (P/3434) SAAF 275  Forum Post 1939-09-056 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Air ApprenticeDavid Lawrence? BANKS (4767) Wapiti SAAF 611  Forum Post 1939-10-07SAAF South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Air MechanicJan Albertus LOURENS (P/6825) Killed in road accident on mai....  Forum Post 1939-12-22 South AfricaFrankfort Cemetery
Second LieutenantBryce Bothwell AMM (639627) Airmaster ZS-AIX  Forum Post 1940-03-22CAT Depot South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Pupil PilotJohn Howard Steytler SOLOMON (103193) Airmaster ZS-AIX  Forum Post 1940-03-22CAT Depot South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air SergeantJames Edwin LUSH (29387) Suicide by self inflicted gun ....  Forum Post 1940-03-28 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cremation
Air SergeantAndrew Joseph DU PLOOY (P/2503) Died at Rookdale farm. Natural....  Ext Link 1940-03-30 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicCharles Edward Stuart CAMPBELL (P/4580) Died of a fractured skull when....  Forum Post 1940-03-31 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Pupil PilotJozua ESTERHUIZEN (47820) DH60G Moth ZS-AKO  Forum Post 1940-04-02SAAF South AfricaHartebeesfontein Farm Burial G
Second LieutenantJohn DONALDSON (203085) Died of a fracture of the skul....  Forum Post 1940-04-0432 Sqdn AIR27 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Pupil PilotWilliam Oswald GOBLE (103103) Died at military training camp....  Forum Post 1940-04-08 South AfricaCape Town (Maitland) Cemetery
Air MechanicIden Everden BARR (58036) Died at Hospital of injuries s....  Ext Link 1940-04-18 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Second LieutenantIan Hamish Mohr GORDON (47418) Tiger Moth SAAF 507  Forum Post 1940-04-1913 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantPieter John WARDEN (P/6814) Hart SAAF 331  Forum Post 1940-05-23CFS South AfricaKrugersdorp Cemetery
Flight SergeantMurray HOLL (P/559) Envoy SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-181 Survey Flt SAAF South AfricaPretoria (Rebecca Street) Ceme
Second LieutenantJohann Andries MULLER (47293) Envoy SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-181 Survey Flt SAAF South AfricaJohannesburg (Bezuidenhout Val
Air MechanicCecil Redvers? WILD (96023) Envoy SAAF 253  Forum Post 1940-06-181 Survey Flt SAAF South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicHarold Vivian McKECHNIE (94376) Died in the Military Hospital,....  Forum Post 1940-06-22 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Crema
Air MechanicJames Hulton FULTON (96282) Died at General Hospital. Frac....  Ext Link 1940-06-23 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Second LieutenantDaniel Robinson ROBINSON (202923) DH.82A Tiger Moth ZS-AIR  Forum Post 1940-06-26 South AfricaGermiston (Primrose) Cemetery
Air MechanicJoseph Christopher MARTIN (100475) Died suddenly from a heart att....  Forum Post 1940-06-29 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Air MechanicLewis Walter MOSS (96353) Died at Military Hospital in P....  Forum Post 1940-07-05 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
LieutenantStephanus MEINTJES (102830) Tutor SAAF 739  Forum Post 1940-07-23 South AfricaBloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem
Air CorporalJacob Middel KRUYSHAAR (P/5793) Died in Hospital. ....  Ext Link 1940-07-31 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Warrant Officer Class IIJames Hillary Botha POWELL (47524) Tiger Moth SAAF 523  Forum Post 1940-08-03 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air MechanicNelson George HUPTON (97747) Died in Military Hospital in P....  Ext Link 1940-08-04 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air ApprenticeClifford Raymond GIE (96892) Died of Pneumonia at home.....  Ext Link 1940-08-11 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
Pupil PilotJohn Alexander FRANK (103145) Died of multiple injuries due ....  Forum Post 1940-08-17 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantPaul Ernest HARDY (47873) Hartbees SAAF 847  Forum Post 1940-09-20 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air ApprenticeMellville Gaston SMITH (95496) Died from injuries, received o....  Ext Link 1940-09-22 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicJohn Josef DELKIN (47998) Died at Voortrekkerhoogte Mili....  Forum Post 1940-10-13 South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Flight SergeantThomas Harry DRENNAN (507735) Fracture of the skull sustaine....  Forum Post 1940-10-14 South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
SergeantReginald Gerald MORONEY (777645) Oxford R5969  AIR81/3785 1940-10-1520 SFTS South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air MechanicJames Arthur KINNEAR (96182) Fell off a train at Pretoria a....  More Details 1940-10-25 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Air CorporalHarry OWEN (95735) Died at General Hospital, Joha....  Ext Link 1940-10-26 South AfricaJohannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce
Pupil PilotJohn Gwyn HUNGERFORD (103683) Pilot   1940-10-30 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Second LieutenantHenry Douglas? CHERRINGTON (103093) Died in motorcycle accident....  Ext Link 1940-10-3068 AS South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanThomas POTTS (522142) Attached to RAF detachment, Sn....  More Details 1940-11-12 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Second LieutenantClifford Cawood Theron DE VILLIERS-LUBBE (47831) Tutor SAAF 728  Forum Post 1940-11-12 South AfricaJohannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce
Second LieutenantLukas Cornelis? VILJOEN (47871) Tutor SAAF 728  Forum Post 1940-11-12 South AfricaWeltevrede Farm Burial Ground
Pupil PilotIgnatius Michael FOURIE (103927) Died in motorcycle accident, n....  Ext Link 1940-11-1575 AS South AfricaThaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit
Air MechanicEdmond William PICHE (959329) Died in Hospital., Germiston, ....  Forum Post 1940-11-16 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Flying OfficerErnest John TRAVERS (83697) Drowned whilst bathing at the ....  Ext Link 1940-11-24 South AfricaOudtshoorn Old Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassHumphrey William TILSON (630477) He was seriously injured in a ....  Forum Post 1940-12-0121 AS South AfricaKimberley (West End) Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJames Henry POOLE (610660) Drowned whilst swimming....  More Details 1940-12-08 South AfricaDurban (Stellawood) Cemetery
Pupil PilotCedric Alan HINTON (103247) Hart (Trainer) SAAF 301  Forum Post 1940-12-09 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Crema
Air MechanicJack MARTIN (97067) Killed in flying accident acco....  Forum Post 1940-12-10 South AfricaKleinfontein Farm Burial Groun
Leading Air MechanicJames Daniel MOORE (47821) Died at Johannesburg Milner Pa....  Forum Post 1940-12-12 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (South End) Cem
Air MechanicAlan Johnstone McCLURE (98887) Died at Springhill Sanatorium,....  Forum Post 1940-12-13 South AfricaJohannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRonald Charles ALEXANDER (991446) Drowned in a bathing accident ....  Forum Post 1940-12-15SAAF Cape Town South AfricaCape Town (Plumstead) 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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