WAAF Casualty Figures

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Gage, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Does anybody know how many WAAFs died during active service in WWII.
    I've seen numerous figures, not really sure what is right.
     
  2. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Gage

    I have 735 WAAF casualties listed as recorded by CWGC and 5 non-comms that includes 3 Polish WAAFs.

    Tony
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Gage

    I have 735 WAAF casualties listed as recorded by CWGC and 5 non-comms that includes 3 Polish WAAFs.

    Tony

    Thanks Tony.
    Any break down to the figures? Bomber Command? Fighter Command? Nationalities? Etc.
     
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    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

  5. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Tony.
    Any break down to the figures? Bomber Command? Fighter Command? Nationalities? Etc.

    Sorry Gage

    Very few have their Command or Station recorded and my research is primarily concentrated on how and where they died.

    I recently had a poblem with my computer and am having to recover all my spreadsheats of female casualties from all wars and have just finished WWI. I shall be starting on WW2 next and will start with WAAFs and will come back to you later with what I find.

    Tony
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

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    Managed to find and dig this out, Tony. Managed to answer my own question.
    Taken from 'Women in Air Force Blue' - Beryl Escott
     
  7. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Gage

    But unless I am misreading something a large discrepancy between my 735 dead and her 277 natural causes and 191 killed = 468 so about half of her 420 wounded must have died.

    Tony
     
  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Thanks Gage

    But unless I am misreading something a large discrepancy between my 735 dead and her 277 natural causes and 191 killed = 468 so about half of her 420 wounded must have died.

    Tony

    Yes, as I've seen another figure for around the 700 mark. It's large gap, Tony.
    Book was first published in 1989.
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I've got 217,249 having served between Sept 1939 to Dec 1945.
    Breakdown is
    Volunteers: 183,317
    National Service: 33,932
    Figures Approx.
     
  10. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Yes, as I've seen another figure for around the 700 mark. It's large gap, Tony.
    Book was first published in 1989.

    I notice that she is a Canadian so I wonder how much research she did?

    For obvious reasons I am a member of 'Canada at War' forum and 18 months ago I posted a list of grave wants for Canadian females buried in Canada, so far no responses and to the best of my knowledge I am the only member to post a request regarding female Canadian service personal on that forum. So the poor Canadian girls do not appear to be very popular over there.

    Tony
     
  11. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

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