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Australia Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

Anson LT294  pilot Wight crashed January 30, 1944 remains recovered 1961, buried 1965, case resolved

B-24D 42-40967  pilot Beller MIA November 21, 1943, 11 missing including Australian Bevan

Beaufighter A19-33  pilot Woodroffe crashed September 5, 1943
Beaufighter A19-47  pilot Gardiner crashed August 21, 1943
Beaufighter A19-60  pilot Budd crashed May 6, 1943
Beaufighter A19-63  pilot Leithhead crashed August 21, 1943
Beaufighter A19-74  pilot Cosgrove crashed August 11, 1943, wreckage known Le Griffon MIA
Beaufighter A19-97  pilot Stone crashed October 12, 1943, 2 MIA, wreckage found, resolved
Beaufighter A19-118  pilot Gillespie crashed July 24, 1943, wreckage reported, never investigated
Beaufighter A19-133  pilot Glasscock crashed September 19, 1943 wreckage found 1946, case resolved
Beaufighter A19-139  pilot Chapple MIA November 25, 1943 wreckage found 1995, remains recovered, resolved
Beaufighter A19-145  pilot Gaunt crashed November 21, 1943 1 recovered, 1 MIA
Beaufighter A19-163  pilot Kerrigan crashed September 18, 1944, 2 MIA
Beaufighter A9-208  pilot Wackett crashed September 24, 1944, wreckage known, 2 MIA

Beaufort A9-52  pilot Sage crashed June 26, 1942 wreckage located, remains recovered 1986, case resolved
Beaufort A9-89  pilot Bernard MIA September 28, 1942
Beaufort A9-106  pilot Thewlis crashed January 29, 1945 wreckage located 1990s, remains recovered 1997, case resolved
Beaufort A9-183  pilot Anderson MIA September 5, 1943 remains recovered postwar, resolved
Beaufort A9-186  pilot Wiggins MIA September 5, 1943
Beaufort A9-204  pilot Allanson MIA September 5, 1943
Beaufort A9-211  pilot Kenny MIA December 14, 1943
Beaufort A9-217  pilot Chapple MIA November 25, 1943 discovered 2000, remains recovered 2001, case resolved
Beaufort A9-225  pilot Davis MIA July 12, 1943
Beaufort A9-244  pilot Vincent ditched October 21, 1943 crew POW, one MIA, two executed
Beaufort A9-256  pilot Spooner crashed September 23, 1943
Beaufort A9-374  pilot Woollacott MIA September 5, 1943
Beaufort A9-518  pilot Parker MIA March 25, 1945 wreckage found 1946
Beaufort A9-571  pilot McLaren ditched May 20, 1944, two missing
Beaufort A9-599  pilot Warbrook MIA February 11, 1945

Boomerang A46-71  pilot Wilson MIA May 1, 1944
Boomerang A46-109  pilot Salter MIA November 26, 1943
Boomerang A46-132  pilot Munro crashed November 26, 1943

Boston A28-3  pilot Newton ditched March 18, 1943, two POWs, executed, remains recovered, 1 missing
Boston A28-14  pilot Kenway MIA February 9, 1943
Boston A28-21  pilot Smith MIA February 6, 1943
Boston A28-22  pilot McDonald crashed November 26, 1942, 3 missing

Catalina A24-9  pilot Hutchinson crashed January 21, 1942
Catalina A24-11  pilot Davies crashed January 12, 1942, 2 recovered, 6 missing, wreckage known
Catalina A24-18  pilot Norman ditched May 4, 1942
Catalina A24-20  pilot Hemsworth crashed May 6, 1942 nine MIA
Catalina A24-25  pilot Daniell crashed February 28, 1943 wreckage found August 2013, investigated by the RAAF, memorial 2016
Catalina A24-45  pilot Temperley MIA July 20, 1944 wreckage found 1990, remains recovered 1994
Catalina "Maggie" A24-49  pilot Meakin crashed April 28, 1944 nine MIA

C-47A Dakota A65-56  pilot Beer crashed September 11, 1945 19 missing
C-47A Dakota 42-23698  pilot Hutson crashed August 27, 1943
C-47B Dakota A65-61  pilot Hunter crashed Sept 18, 1945, wreckage located 1967, remains recovered, resolved 2005
C-47B Dakota A65-83  pilot Robinson MIA December 19, 1945

Hudson A16-3  pilot Hemsworth ditched December 26, 1942, 1 missing AIF
Hudson A16-47  pilot Clarke MIA July 23, 1945, 7 missing
Hudson A16-69  pilot McDonald crashed December 10, 1941
Hudson A16-101  pilot Nicolay crashed March 4, 1942 wreckage found 1946, 4 MIA
Hudson A16-126  pilot Gibson crashed February 11, 1942 wreckage found 2008, 4 MIA
Hudson A16-145  pilot Paterson crashed January 19, 1942, 4 MIA
Hudson A16-165  pilot Erwin crashed March 4, 1942 wreckage located 1946
Hudson A16-169  pilot Burns crashed April 3, 1943 wreckage located 1946 remains recovered, resolved
Hudson A16-181  pilot Lamb MIA August 15, 1943
Hudson A16-191  pilot Cooper crashed May 24, 1942 wreckage known, 4 missing
Hudson A16-195  pilot Williams MIA July 9, 1943 wreckage found postwar
Hudson A16-230  pilot Scott ditched March 27, 1944 crew POW, executed, 1 missing

P-40E Kittyhawk A29-5  pilot Bailey crashed March 28, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-15  pilot Davies crashed April 13, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-16  pilot Anderson crashed March 22, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-19  pilot O'Conner MIA March 26, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-21  pilot Granville MIA April 18, 1942 remains recovered April 21, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-38  pilot Brown force landed April 11, 1942 remains recovered 1950
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-47  pilot Cox crashed April 28, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-100  pilot Shelley MIA August 11, 1942
P-40E Kittyhawk A29-141  pilot Robilliard MIA August 11, 1942
P-40K Kittyhawk A29-201  pilot Sproule force landed August 2, 1943, POW executed August 16, 1943 remains recovered
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-523  pilot Stirling MIA January 27, 1944
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-568  pilot Guster crashed August 23, 1944
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-581  pilot Hattersley MIA November 27, 1944
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-641  pilot Bellert crashed October 14, 1944 wreckage discovered 1998, case resolved
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-649  pilot Keyes MIA January 28, 1945
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-821  pilot Summons MIA October 25, 1944
P-40N Kittyhawk A29-824  pilot Schlencker MIA October 1, 1944

Liberator A72-80  pilot Straus crashed March 23, 1945 eight MIA
Liberator A72-92  pilot Hanson crashed July 27, 1945 three crew POW, one MIA
Liberator A72-133  pilot Wawn ditched April 26, 1945 crew POW, three survived
B-24J "Sleepy Time Gal" 42-110120  pilot Harrison crashed October 29, 1944

Lightning 679  pilot Darcey MIA October 6, 1944

B-25C Mitchell 41-12996  pilot Petersen crashed November 24, 1942 one MIA
B-25D Mitchell A47-3  pilot Slater crashed September 22, 1944
B-25D Mitchell A47-8  pilot Selway crashed November 4, 1944
B-25D Mitchell A47-37  pilot White crashed August 14, 1945
B-25D Mitchell N5-162  pilot Jansen MIA June 23, 1944

S23 "Calypso" A18-11  sunk August 8, 1942 one missing
S23 "Circle" G-AETZ  pilot Purton crashed February 28, 1942
S23 "Camilla" VH-ADU  pilot Bartley crashed April 22, 1943, 7 MIA

Seagull A2-19  pilot Bonython MIA September 11, 1943, two MIA

Spitfire A58-107  pilot Nichterlein crashed June 20, 1943
Spitfire A58-145  pilot Wettenhall crashed December 31, 1943

Walrus HD865  pilot Smith crashed March 31, 1944, one MIA
Walrus X9559  pilot Bernie destroyed October 25, 1944, two MIA

Wirraway A20-51  pilot Dineen crashed December 11, 1942, one MIA, recovered
Wirraway A20-179  pilot Lowe MIA February 20, 1942
Wirraway A20-480  pilot Unkles crashed April 15, 1944 wreckage located December 1998, remains recovered
Wirraway A20-485  pilot Smith MIA December 11, 1942 two MIA
Wirraway A20-492  pilot Hart crashed January 17, 1943, resolved
Wirraway A20-506  pilot Ruge crashed June 23, 1942, wreckage known in Lake Victoria

Vengeance A27-275  pilot Burnell crashed February 24, 1944
Vengeance A27-276  pilot McDonald crashed February 24, 1944, wreckage located 1946, resolved

 

Australia Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

HMAS AE1  missing September 14, 1914 seventeen crew missing

 

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