World War 2 Casualties
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This collection lists War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
- DNB: Died Non-battle
- DOI: Died of Injuries
- DOW: Died of Wounds
- FOD: Finding of Death
- KIA: Killed in Action
- M: Missing
This database is currently 90% completed. The following states and territories have not yet been included: Alaska, Arizona (Incomplete), Guam, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan (Incomplete), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Puerto Rico, Samoa, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
Information about the Serial Number
Male Commissioned Officers’ serial numbers start with the letter “O”
Warrant Officers’ serial numbers start with the letter “W”
Flight Officers’ serial numbers start with the letter “T”
Enlisted serial numbers start with the number “1”
National Guard serial numbers start with the number “2”
Selective Service (“Draft”) serial numbers start with the number “3” or “4”
The second number in the non-commissioned officer’s and private’s serial number indicates the “Army Area.”