Yep - we are below 3000 officially!
2997 records (2.45%) are still "Unaccounted".
In case you are wondering what other milestones are out there
Aviation Deaths (i.e a record associatd with a serial number) are just 96 short of 100,000
(this may be a bit of a distraction, but many aircscrew related accidents are not listed as 'aviation'.. so real figure involving aircraft maybe 100,000+)
None Aviation related deaths are 467 records short of 20,000
We are 563 records short of 120,000 accounted for records...
Stanley Thompson 79787 , assistant Adjudant attached to RAF Kenley, died in the Royal Masonic Hospital, London, of hypostatic pneumonia secondary to diffuse sarcoma of the peritoneum
This Information was obtained from a GRO death certificate kindly sponsored by Jon Moore of Bristol who's generosity has now completed the accounting of every RAF Airman lost in the period of the Battle of France and of the Battle of Britain
Ronald David Ralph Shelton 943989, attached to AHQ India, died of self administered nitric acid poisoning
Mikolaj Pawlowski , described as 84th Squadron Polish Air Force, died of typhus in Bombay
He's not listed but out of interest as he's down as RIAF and I came across him in my India/Pakistan stuff
Arthur C. Joseph, Flying Officer A Flight 22 AAW RIAF , an American Citizen, accidently drowned on 24 May 1944
paulmcmillan (13th October 2022)
jonheyworth (13th October 2022)
Michael Joseph O'Toole 77626, died on board the SS Strathaird at 05:05 Hours at 25:41S 11:39E in transit from West Lake Military camp, Cape Province, of a cereberal heamorhage
Both the crew members initially survived the crash. the Gunner ensured Joseph was hanging on to the tail of the aircraft and swam to shore to get help. when the rescue boat came around, Joseph had drowned by then.
I am not sure why he is listed as American Citizen. He wouldnt be commissioned in the RIAF as an American citizen.
Son of Dr. P. N. Joseph, of Peshawar, Pakistan.Son of Dr. P. N. Joseph, of Peshawar, Pakistan.
Yacube Pera 758 , attached to Number 2 Assyrian Company, died in the Levy Hospital at Habbaniya of uraemia
Swadi Meftin 5966 , attached to Levy HQ, died of smallpox