Historical Aircraft

Fallen Aviators

 

Reference: The Maple Leaf, VE Day Issue, Vol 8 No 17

RCAF Overseas Casualties

Aircrew

Killed 13,408
Missing 1,855
PoW 2,276
Died of Natural Causes 33
Wounded or Injured 2,838

Groundcrew

Killed 181
Missing 34
PoW 14
Died of Natural Causes 35
Wounded or Injured 216

Total Overseas Casualties

Killed 13,589
Missing 1,889
PoW 2,290
Died of Natural Causes 68
Wounded or Injured 3,054

UK Civilian Casualties resulting from Luftwaffe Attacks (Blitz):

Killed 55,280
Severely Injured 92,611

UK Civilian Casualties resulting from V-Bombs:

Killed 6,184
Injured 18,000

UK Casualties Second World War

Killed 271,311

US Casualties Second World War

Killed 292,131

Nazi (German) Casualties Second World War

Killed 3,300,000 (Estimate)

German Civilian Casualties Second World War Resulting from Allied Strategic Bombing

Killed 510,000 (Estimate)

Bomber Command Tonnage Dropped (1939 to 1945) 988,307 “Long” Tons

Bomber Command Aircrew Available (Trained) 125,000

Bomber Command Aircrew Casualties (Including RCAF personnel)

Killed 55,573
Wounded 4,125
PoW 9,784

Bomber Command Aircraft Losses (Missing or damaged beyond Repair) 12,330
RCAF 6 Group Aircraft Losses: Missing 814; damaged beyond repair 529 for a total of 1,343 aircraft (included in the figure above)

RCAF Aircrew who served in Bomber Command (not just 6 Group): 17,100
RCAF Aircrew killed while serving in Bomber Command: 9,980
RCAF Aircrew PoWs while serving in Bomber Command: 2,475

RCAF 6 Group Operational Sorties:

1943 7,335
1944 25,353
1945 8,114

Total 40,822

RCAF 6 Group Tonnage of mines and bombs dropped: 126,122

RCAF total Strength: 249,662
Total casualties (Deaths): 17,101
Number of deaths which occurred overseas: 14,544

Aircrew distribution overseas:

Service with RAF Squadron: 17,111
Service with RCAF Squadrons: 9,993

Total RCAF aircrew who served overseas: 27,104

Total RCAF aircrew who served in Bomber Command: 17,100; in RCAF squadrons 7,917; in RAF squadrons 9,183