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World War 2 Casualties

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.

See Also: World War 2 Casualties – Navy, Marines, Coast Guard

  • 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.


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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.”


  1. Ed Jones

    You previously had valuable text files on line showing the Army/Air Force casualties of World War II by State and County. I can no longer find those files. Is there a way to get to them, or have they been deleted. Looking up names on a database form is of no use to me, since you already have to know a name to get to it.


    • Dennis

      Hi Ed, unfortunately some people thought they were “valuable” enough to pilfer them from our site to place on their own sites, either by county or locality. So I have removed the capability of displaying by location. Sorry. It’s always the few bad apples that ruin things for all of us.

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