RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead (Courtesy CWGC)
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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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 Date Unit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref Second Lieutenant Derrick TYLER (P/3434) SAAF 275 Forum Post 1939-09-05 6 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery Air Apprentice David Lawrence? BANKS (4767) Wapiti SAAF 611 Forum Post 1939-10-07 SAAF South Africa Bloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem Air Mechanic Jan Albertus LOURENS (P/6825) Killed in road accident on mai.... Forum Post 1939-12-22 South Africa Frankfort Cemetery Second Lieutenant Bryce Bothwell AMM (639627) Airmaster ZS-AIX Forum Post 1940-03-22 CAT Depot South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Pupil Pilot John Howard Steytler SOLOMON (103193) Airmaster ZS-AIX Forum Post 1940-03-22 CAT Depot South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Sergeant James Edwin LUSH (29387) Suicide by self inflicted gun .... Forum Post 1940-03-28 South Africa Durban (Stellawood) Cremation Air Sergeant Andrew Joseph DU PLOOY (P/2503) Died at Rookdale farm. Natural.... Ext Link 1940-03-30 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Mechanic Charles Edward Stuart CAMPBELL (P/4580) Died of a fractured skull when.... Forum Post 1940-03-31 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Pupil Pilot Jozua ESTERHUIZEN (47820) DH60G Moth ZS-AKO Forum Post 1940-04-02 SAAF South Africa Hartebeesfontein Farm Burial G Second Lieutenant John DONALDSON (203085) Died of a fracture of the skul.... Forum Post 1940-04-04 32 Sqdn AIR27 South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery Pupil Pilot William Oswald GOBLE (103103) Died at military training camp.... Forum Post 1940-04-08 South Africa Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery Air Mechanic Iden Everden BARR (58036) Died at Hospital of injuries s.... Ext Link 1940-04-18 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Second Lieutenant Ian Hamish Mohr GORDON (47418) Tiger Moth SAAF 507 Forum Post 1940-04-19 13 Sqdn SAAF AIR27 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Second Lieutenant Pieter John WARDEN (P/6814) Hart SAAF 331 Forum Post 1940-05-23 CFS South Africa Krugersdorp Cemetery Flight Sergeant Murray HOLL (P/559) Envoy SAAF 253 Forum Post 1940-06-18 1 Survey Flt SAAF South Africa Pretoria (Rebecca Street) Ceme Second Lieutenant Johann Andries MULLER (47293) Envoy SAAF 253 Forum Post 1940-06-18 1 Survey Flt SAAF South Africa Johannesburg (Bezuidenhout Val Air Mechanic Cecil Redvers? WILD (96023) Envoy SAAF 253 Forum Post 1940-06-18 1 Survey Flt SAAF South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Mechanic Harold Vivian McKECHNIE (94376) Died in the Military Hospital,.... Forum Post 1940-06-22 South Africa Johannesburg (West Park) Crema Air Mechanic James Hulton FULTON (96282) Died at General Hospital. Frac.... Ext Link 1940-06-23 South Africa Germiston (Primrose) Cemetery Second Lieutenant Daniel Robinson ROBINSON (202923) DH.82A Tiger Moth ZS-AIR Forum Post 1940-06-26 South Africa Germiston (Primrose) Cemetery Air Mechanic Joseph Christopher MARTIN (100475) Died suddenly from a heart att.... Forum Post 1940-06-29 South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery Air Mechanic Lewis Walter MOSS (96353) Died at Military Hospital in P.... Forum Post 1940-07-05 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Lieutenant Stephanus MEINTJES (102830) Tutor SAAF 739 Forum Post 1940-07-23 South Africa Bloemfontein (In Memoriam) Cem Air Corporal Jacob Middel KRUYSHAAR (P/5793) Died in Hospital. .... Ext Link 1940-07-31 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Warrant Officer Class II James Hillary Botha POWELL (47524) Tiger Moth SAAF 523 Forum Post 1940-08-03 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Air Mechanic Nelson George HUPTON (97747) Died in Military Hospital in P.... Ext Link 1940-08-04 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Apprentice Clifford Raymond GIE (96892) Died of Pneumonia at home..... Ext Link 1940-08-11 South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery Pupil Pilot John Alexander FRANK (103145) Died of multiple injuries due .... Forum Post 1940-08-17 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Second Lieutenant Paul Ernest HARDY (47873) Hartbees SAAF 847 Forum Post 1940-09-20 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Apprentice Mellville Gaston SMITH (95496) Died from injuries, received o.... Ext Link 1940-09-22 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Mechanic John Josef DELKIN (47998) Died at Voortrekkerhoogte Mili.... Forum Post 1940-10-13 South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Flight Sergeant Thomas Harry DRENNAN (507735) Fracture of the skull sustaine.... Forum Post 1940-10-14 South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery Sergeant Reginald Gerald MORONEY (777645) Oxford R5969 AIR81/3785 1940-10-15 20 SFTS South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Air Mechanic James Arthur KINNEAR (96182) Fell off a train at Pretoria a.... More Details 1940-10-25 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Air Corporal Harry OWEN (95735) Died at General Hospital, Joha.... Ext Link 1940-10-26 South Africa Johannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce Pupil Pilot John Gwyn HUNGERFORD (103683) Pilot 1940-10-30 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Second Lieutenant Henry Douglas? CHERRINGTON (103093) Died in motorcycle accident.... Ext Link 1940-10-30 68 AS South Africa Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery Leading Aircraftman Thomas POTTS (522142) Attached to RAF detachment, Sn.... More Details 1940-11-12 South Africa Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery Second Lieutenant Clifford Cawood Theron DE VILLIERS-LUBBE (47831) Tutor SAAF 728 Forum Post 1940-11-12 South Africa Johannesburg (Braamfontein) Ce Second Lieutenant Lukas Cornelis? VILJOEN (47871) Tutor SAAF 728 Forum Post 1940-11-12 South Africa Weltevrede Farm Burial Ground Pupil Pilot Ignatius Michael FOURIE (103927) Died in motorcycle accident, n.... Ext Link 1940-11-15 75 AS South Africa Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Milit Air Mechanic Edmond William PICHE (959329) Died in Hospital., Germiston, .... Forum Post 1940-11-16 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Flying Officer Ernest John TRAVERS (83697) Drowned whilst bathing at the .... Ext Link 1940-11-24 South Africa Oudtshoorn Old Cemetery Aircraftman 1st Class Humphrey William TILSON (630477) He was seriously injured in a .... Forum Post 1940-12-01 21 AS South Africa Kimberley (West End) Cemetery Leading Aircraftman James Henry POOLE (610660) Drowned whilst swimming.... More Details 1940-12-08 South Africa Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery Pupil Pilot Cedric Alan HINTON (103247) Hart (Trainer) SAAF 301 Forum Post 1940-12-09 South Africa Johannesburg (West Park) Crema Air Mechanic Jack MARTIN (97067) Killed in flying accident acco.... Forum Post 1940-12-10 South Africa Kleinfontein Farm Burial Groun Leading Air Mechanic James Daniel MOORE (47821) Died at Johannesburg Milner Pa.... Forum Post 1940-12-12 South Africa Port Elizabeth (South End) Cem Air Mechanic Alan Johnstone McCLURE (98887) Died at Springhill Sanatorium,.... Forum Post 1940-12-13 South Africa Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemeter Aircraftman 2nd Class Ronald Charles ALEXANDER (991446) Drowned in a bathing accident .... Forum Post 1940-12-15 SAAF Cape Town South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery
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.
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