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    Default Unaccounted Milestone : Less than 2000.. Where do we go next?

    Less thank 2,000 nope unaccounted that’s great

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    It’s a milestone for sure ! BUT I think it should go back up a bit !

    We are rapidly approaching the point where we are going to have to get a consensus on what we do with :

    Airmen who I’ve checked which have no record what so ever - mainly post discharge - and there are 100’s of them

    Airmen who died in service of natural causes or in accidents of which no details were recorded.

    There are other potential avenues to resolve some of these I’ve not yet explored. Do we wait until I’ve worked through these ? It’s going to be a long process.

    For example there is NOTHING further to be resolved in the U.K. from 1941 and very little from 1942 until much further digging is done around the country
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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    I think "Died of Natural Causes" and "Post Discharge Death" are good enough for us to mark them complete. There is only so much we can get done.

    We surely wont be able to achieve much progress on the 500 odd Indian other ranks deaths .

    One option I see is for us to put "Faces" to the "Names". There is a very easy system of updating photographs but we do need members interested to start working on it.

    THe photos are collected and named in the pattern "YEARNAMENUMBER" or "1944SURNAME12345678.jpg" format and I upload them for the page to pick up the image automatically.. No DB updates.. just photo uploads to a specific folder in the above named format.

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    120,434 records (98.37%) are "Accounted for".
    99,930 are aviation. 20,504 are non-aviation deaths.
    1,999 are still unaccounted.
    67 records have photographs
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    Default Re: Unaccounted Milestone : Less than 2000.. Where do we go next?

    I think the University of British Columbia may have the Indian deaths. It needs further research

    Could we mark the ď natural and accidents ď as partials highlighted in some way so they can be revisited in the future easily ?

    I think I may be able to get the U.K. RAF down to about 700. Then itís going to get really tough and entail visiting local archives all over the U.K.

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Milestone : Less than 2000.. Where do we go next?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post

    Could we mark the “ natural and accidents “ as partials highlighted in some way so they can be revisited in the future easily ? .
    I owe you that one feature - where it is partial accounted, to show it in Yellow. instead of Red or Green.


    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    I think I may be able to get the U.K. RAF down to about 700. Then it’s going to get really tough and entail visiting local archives all over the U.K.
    With the number being below 2000, should we go the public Google Sheet approach to enable people to pick a name and investigate via their local archive / accounts etc?

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Milestone : Less than 2000.. Where do we go next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jagan View Post
    I owe you that one feature - where it is partial accounted, to show it in Yellow. instead of Red or Green.




    With the number being below 2000, should we go the public Google Sheet approach to enable people to pick a name and investigate via their local archive / accounts etc?
    I’m not sure what you mean there sorry but I think your totally right in that there should be some way of knowing which Airmen we’ve checked and found nothing on so anyone can concentrate on them, And with the other idea even a partial is some information. Often quite a lot, you could say :

    98 percent are fully accounted

    1 percent are partially accounted
    Etc

    If you like, you can start sone new threads

    : the partially accounted

    and I’ll start to add all those entries / corrections and you can make your own judgement. And :

    No record found

    And I can do likewise ?
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 6th May 2023 at 08:12.

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