We have used innumerable sources in compiling the Losses Database and we would like to publicly thank the many authors of the publications you see listed here for their generosity in allowing us to use the information they have so expertly compiled.


  • Lincoln Cathedral Bomber Command Rolls of Honour
  • Ely Cathedral Bomber Command Rolls of Honour
  • York Minster Rolls of Honour


  • Bomber Command Losses by W.R. Chorley
  • The Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt
  • Nachtjagd Combat Archive by Theo Boiten
  • Nachtjagd War Diaries by Theo Boiten
  • They Shall Grow Not Old by Les Allison and Harry Hayward
  • Footprints on the Sands of Time by Oliver Clutton-Brock

Digital Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
The Gazette
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
New Zealand War Graves Project 
RAF Commands
Aircrew Remembered
Find A Grave
Numerous Squadron Associations’ websites

Genealogical Sources

Families. Most of our genealogical information comes from the families of the individual losses, for whose help we are extremely grateful.