Friday, December 31, 2010

Italian Alpine soldier, Corporal Matteo Miotto

Italian Corporal Matteo Miotto, aged 24, was killed on 31st December 2010.

The soldier, with the Italian Army 7th Alpine Regiment of Belluno, was shot by a sniper and died from the wound later the same day.

The incident happened in Gulistan.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Estonia military fatalities

This is full list of Estonian military fatalities in Afghanistan: 2002-2010

Date Name Rank Age Unit Region
15-Oct-11 Hutrof, Agris Corporal 25 Estonian Army Helmand
30-Aug-10 Sikka, Herdis Sergeant 20 Not reported Helmand
15-Dec-09 Jalakas, Kristjan Sergeant 19 Not reported Helmand
23-Aug-09 Salmus, Eerik Sgt. 1st. 26 Not reported Nad e-Ali
23-Aug-09 Kang, Raivis Sergeant 26 Not reported Nad e-Ali
15-Jun-09 Tikko, Allain Warrant Officer 30 8 Infantry Regiment Pimon
24-May-08 Brok, Ivar Sergeant Major 30 NSE-5  Not reported
23-Jun-07 Kalle, Torn Sergeant 24 Estonian Infantry Helmand
23-Jun-07 Karuks, Jako Junior Sergeant 33 Estonian Infantry Helmand

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

British soldier Charles Wood killed by IED

WO2 Charles Wood
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Charles Henry Wood from 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC (Royal Logistic Corps), serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 28 December 2010.

WO2 Charles 'Charlie' Wood deployed on Operation HERRICK 13 on 6th November 2010 as an Advanced Search Advisor. Trained to coordinate all aspects of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection, he was assigned to lead the clearance of a route through the Khushdal Kalay area of the Helmand River Valley to increase the freedom of movement and safety of the local population. 

In the early afternoon of 28 December 2010, with the task nearing completion, Warrant Officer Class 2 Wood was caught in the blast from an IED and killed.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

British fatalities - list updated

We have updated the full list of British military fatalities from 2002 to 2011 and will continue adding individual detail about each incident as soon as we can.

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Australian fatalities - list updated

We have updated the full list of Australian military fatalities from 2002 to 2010 and will continue adding individual detail about each incident as soon as we can.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Canadian fatalities - list added

We have added a full list of Canadian military fatalities from 2002 to 2010 and will begin adding individual detail about each incident as soon as we can.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

British Para, Corporal Steven Dunn

Cpl. Steven Dunn
Corporal Steven Thomas Dunn from 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron, attached to 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment Battle Group, was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 21 December 2010.

Corporal Dunn deployed to Afghanistan on 19 September 2010 as part of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) Battle Group. He was based at Patrol Base 2 in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

On 21 December 2010 he was working with 2 PARA Patrols Platoon on a deliberate operation to interdict insurgents in the Bowri desert. He was travelling in a Jackal vehicle which hit an improvised explosive device at 1722 hours local time.

Friday, December 17, 2010

French Commando, Jonathan Lefort

French Commando, Jonathan Lefort , age 28, was killed on December 17, 2010, in Bedraou Valley, Kapisa, Afghanistan.

This was his third tour in Afghanistan.  Jonathan Lefort was born in 1982 in Pompey (Meurthe-et-Moselle), France. 

For his merits in combat, he received the Cross of Military Valour with Bronze Star and the Cross of the fighter. He became a paratrooper instructor. He was also awarded the Medal of National Defence, the Medal with Overseas clasp Republic of Ivory Coast, Medal of Recognition of the nation and the French Commemorative Medal with Clasp Afghanistan.

French Foreign Legionaire, Sergeant Benoit Dupin

French Sergeant Benoit Dupin, age 34, was killed on December 17, 2010, during a clash in Afghanistan. 

Sgt. Benoit Dupin

He was an officer in 2nd Foreign Regiment of Engineers (REG). Starting in 1997, he attended the National School of sub-active officers (ENSO) in Saint-Maixent. Appointed sergeant, he was assigned to the 2nd Marine Infantry Regiment (RIMA) after passing the School of Infantry and took part in several overseas operations as group leader. In 2002, he was admitted to the Combined Military Academy (EMIA). He was promoted to captain on 1 August 2008 and took command of the 3rd company of mechanized combat in June 2010, before leaving for Afghanistan last month.

Captain Benoit Dupin was posted to many overseas operations during his career (Bosnia, Kosovo, Djibouti, Chad). 

He was married with a young child.

Hauptgefreiter Oliver Oertel

Name: Oliver Oertel
Age: 21
Rank: Hauptgefreiter (Corporal)
Unit: 232 Mountain Infantry
Location: Afghanistan
Date: 17 December 2010
Cause: Firearms accident by comrade

Sunday, December 5, 2010

British Para, Private John Howard

Pvt. John Howard
Private John Howard, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 5 December 2010.

Private Howard was serving with 16 Air Assault Brigade's Reconnaissance Force on a patrol ten kilometres south west of the provincial capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, when he was fatally wounded during an action conducted against insurgents operating in that area.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Civilian contract aircrew fatalities in Afghanistan

The following is an estimate of civilian contract air crew fatalities in Afghanistan since 2004.

12 October 2010: a L-100 Hercules aircraft contracted from TransAfrik crashed in a mountain crevice near Kabul on a flight from Bagram killing 6 Filipino, 1 Indian and 1 Kenyan crew. Click here for details.

23 November 2009: A Mi-8 helicopter under contract from Air Freight Aviation (UAE) to NATO forces crashed in eastern Logar province.Three Ukrainian crew members were killed in the crash. 

19 July 2009: A Mi-8 helicopter under contract from Vertikal-T (Russia) to NATO forces crashed at Kandahar air base, killing 16 passengers and crew on board.

14 July 2009: A Mi-26 helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan, killing the six Ukrainian crew members. The aircraft belonged to Pectox-Air (Moldova).

3 December 2006: A Mi-26 helicopter under contract from Vertikal-T (Russia) to US security firm  Dyncorp, crashed in Afghanistan, killing eight Russian crew.

27 July 2006: A chartered Mi-8 helicopter with 16 passengers and crew crashed en route from Khost to Kabul, killing all on board including two Dutch ISAF soldiers.

24 April 2006: An An-26 leased by the US State Department and carrying US DEA agents crashed on landing at Bost airport in Lashkar Gah, killing the two Ukrainian pilots.

11 November 2005: A Georgian registered IL-76 operated by Pakistan's Royal Airlines carrying food for coalition troops crashed near Khak-e-Shahidan village, about 30 kilometres northwest of Kabul, killing all 8 crew members (5 Russians, 2 Ukrainians and 1 Pakistani).

27 November 2004: A US Registered CASA 212 contracted by the US Department of Defense to supply American forces deployed in remote areas of Afghanistan crashed into a mountain between Bagram and Farah. Six crew members were killed.

22 February 2004: a AB-212 helicopter crashed after coming under fire 65 kilometres south-west of Kandahar city. Pilot Mark Burdorf was killed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

British PMC, Mark Fitzpatrick

British private military contractor, Mark Fitzpatrick, aged 34, was killed on 20th November 2010 by an explosion while he was disposing of ammunition in Parwan province.

He had been working for DynCorp International, an American company, clearing mines and other explosive devices left over from previous wars.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Netherlands Military Fatalities in Afghanistan

Dutch military personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2002

Date Name Rank Age Unit Cause

16-Nov Dur, AHM (Fons) Doctor 56 Not reported yet Illness
22-May Janzen, Luc Corporal 1st 25 42 Armoured Infantry IED attack
17-Apr Houweling, Jeroen Corporal 29 1st Marine Corps Hostile fire
17-Apr Harders, Marc Marine 23 1st Marine Corps Hostile fire

07-Sep Leijsen, Mark Sergeant Mjr 44 101 Engineer Battalion IED attack
06-Sep van de Rijdt, Kevin Corporal 26 Commander Corps Hostile fire
05-Apr Chadli, Azdin PFC 20 42 Armoured Infantry RPG attack

19-Dec Weijdt, Mark Sergeant 24 12 Airmobile Infantry IED attack
07-Sep ten Brinke, Jos Private 1st 21 41 Armoured Infantry IED attack
18-Apr Schouwink, Mark PFC 22 45 Armoured Infantry IED attack
18-Apr van Uhm, Dennis Lieutenant 23 45 Armoured Infantry IED attack
12-Jan Poortema, Aldert Corporal 22 44 Armoured Infantry Friendly fire
12-Jan Schol, Wesley Private 1st 20 44 Armoured Infantry Friendly fire

03-Nov Groen, Ronald Corporal 1st 21 43 Mechanised Reconn. IED attack
20-Sep Hoogland, Tim Private 1st 20 13 Infantry Airmobile Hostile fire
26-Aug Rosier, Martijn Sergeant 1st 30 111 Mech. Engineers IED attack
10-Jul Krist, Tom Lieutenant 24 42 Infantry Battalion Suicide bomb
18-Jun Leunissen, Jos Sergeant Mjr 44 11 Airmobile Brigade Hostile fire
15-Jun Smeehuijzen, Timo Private 1st 20 42nd Battalion Hostile fire
20-Apr Strik, Cor Corporal 21 11 Airmobile Brigade Land mine
06-Apr Donkers, Robert Sergeant 1st 33 Not reported yet Accident

11-Oct Dijkstra Sergeant
Not reported yet Suicide
31-Aug Donkervoort, Michael Captain 29 313-Squadron Plane crash
26-Jul van Twist, Jan Lt Colonel 47 Legal Adviser Plane crash
26-Jul van Boxtel, Bart Sergeant 29 11th Airmobile Infantry Plane crash

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

British Guardsman, Christopher Davies, killed in gun battle

Christopher Davies
Guardsman Christopher Davies, from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, serving with Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 17 November 2010.

Guardsman Davies was killed while taking part in a security patrol in Nahr-e Saraj (North), Helmand province. As he was conducting a partnered operation with the Afghan National Army to the east of Patrol Base Hazrat, Guardsman Davies was hit by small arms fire.

Guardsman Davies, aged 22, was born and raised in St Helens, Merseyside. On completion of recruit training, he joined the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in Aldershot in January 2009.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dutch surgeon dies in Afghanistan

On 16th November 2010, Doctor AHM (Fons) Dur died of a suspected heart attack. Dur, a surgeon, was in Afghanistan as part of a surgical team that worked in the Role 2 hospital in Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan.  
Since 1994, he had worked at the Red Cross Hospital (RKZ) in the Kennemerland region of Holland.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Danish soldier, Jørgen Randrup killed by bomb

Danish soldier, Jørgen Randrup, age 27, of the Royal Guard, was killed by a roadside bomb in the area east of Gereshk in Afghanistan, on November 14, 2010.

Jorgen Randrup
Jørgen Randrup joined the Danish Army in 2003 and had previously been deployed to Kosovo in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2007.

He is survived by his mother, father, sister and girlfriend.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

British ranger, Aaron McCormick killed by IED

Aaron McCormick
Ranger Aaron McCormick, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, serving as part of Combined Force Nad 'Ali (South), was killed in Helmand, southern Afghanistan, on Sunday 14 November 2010.

Ranger McCormick had been helping to clear an area of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during a security patrol in Nad 'Ali when he was killed in an explosion.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

British airman, Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes
Senior Aircraftman Scott 'Scotty' Hughes, serving with Number 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, died in Cyprus on Sunday 7 November 2010 following injuries sustained in an accident.

Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Hughes was returning from operations in Afghanistan and died from injuries suffered in a boating accident that took place on Friday 5 November as his unit was undertaking decompression activities. He was due to return home to the UK the following day. 

While swimming in the sea he was struck by a power boat operated by the Military Training Wing, British Forces Cyprus. An investigation into the accident is taking place.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

British sapper, William Blanchard killed by gunfire

William Blanchard
Sapper William Blanchard from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 30 October 2010.

Sapper Blanchard was killed as a result of a gunshot wound suffered whilst he was dealing with a suspect explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj (North) area of Helmand province.

Sapper Blanchard deployed to Afghanistan on 17 September 2010 as part of the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force. Trained to assist in the preparation and operation of explosive ordnance disposal equipment and the recognition and management of conventional munitions, he was part of an improvised explosive device destroy team operating in Helmand province.

On 30 October 2010 his team was in the process of destroying a device when they were engaged by small arms fire. During the engagement Sapper Blanchard was struck by a bullet and died from the injuries he sustained.

Sweden - full list of military fatalities since 2002

This is the full list of Swedish military fatalities since 2002

Date Name Rank Age Unit Cause
16-Oct-10 Wallin, Kenneth Sergeant 22 Not reported IED attack
07-Feb-10 Andersson, Gunnar Lieutenant 31 Life Guards Hostile fire
07-Feb-10 Palmlöv, Johan Captain 28 Life Guards Hostile fire
09-Dec-05 Bergqvist, Tomas Not reported 30 Särskilda skyddsgruppen Hostile fire
26-Nov-05 Lindblom, Jesper Not reported 28 Särskilda skyddsgruppen IED attack

Romanian military fatalities - full list

This is the full list of Romanian military fatalities since 2002

Date Name Rank Age Unit Cause

09-May Leuştean, Ion Lucian 2nd Lt. 25 2nd Manouver Btn IED attack

10-May Marinescu, Catalin Ionel 2nd Lt. 28 26th Infantry IED attack
05-May Lixandru, Constantin 2nd Lt. 30 26th Infantry IED attack

01-Oct Filip, Cristian-Petru Private 26 Batalionul 812 Manevra IED attack
01-Oct Sfeches, Marius Florin Sgt Major 25 Batalionul 812 Manevra IED attack
23-Jun Caracuda, Paul Corporal 36 33rd Mountain Battalion IED attack
23-Jun Ciobotaru, Dan Sgt Major 28 33rd Mountain Battalion IED attack
12-May Sandu Leu, Valerica Sgt Major 31 33rd Mountain Battalion IED attack
23-Feb Badiceanu, Florin Sgt Major 31 33rd Mountain Battalion IED attack

07-Apr Unguras, Iuliu-Vasile Captain 32 21st Mountain Battalion IED attack
03-Apr Petre, Tiberius Captain 33 1st Task Force Battalion Hostile fire
26-Feb Chira, Claudiu Lieutenant 30 21st Mountain Battalion IED attack

31-Aug Alexandrescu, Dragos Traian Sgt Major 32 30th Mountain Battalion IED attack
12-Jun Covrig, Marius Claudius
29 Not reported yet Grenade
20-Mar Sandu, Ionut Cosmin Lieutenant 29 300th Infantry Battalion IED attack

06-Sep Marcu, Aurel Sgt Major 31 33rd Mountain Battalion Hostile fire

20-Jun Dragusanu, Gheorghita Ionel Lieutenant 38 341st Infantry Battalion IED attack

24-Apr Sonei, Narcis Sergeant 26 300th Infantry Battalion Land mine

14-Nov Samuila, Mihail Anton Lieutenant 35 151st Infantry Battalion Hostile fire
11-Nov Fogorasi, Iosif-Silviu Lieutenant 33 151st Infantry Battalion Hostile fire