Casualities listed represent only those on active duty in the U. S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action
or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war. Casualities in the United States
area or as a result of disease, homoicide, or suicide in any location are not included.
This is a summary taken from casualty lists released by the Navy Department, corrected as to the most recent casualty status and recorded
residence of next of kin.
Personnel listed as MISSING are under continuous investigation by the Navy Department, and therefore are subject to momentary status
change. Many of these will be officially presumed or determined dead. Some will be found alive. The last official notice to next of kin will
take precedence over this list.
The WOUNDED tabulation represents a count by individuals and includes only those whose next of kin were officially notified during the war. It
does not reflect the number of wounds inflicted by the enemy since many individuals were wounded more than once and many minor
wounds were reported only by Purple Heart awards in the fields of action. Complete data on all wounded naval personnel will be available later.
Compiled September, 1946
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