World War 2 Casualties

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. 

  • DNB: Died Non-battle
  • DOI: Died of Injuries
  • DOW: Died of Wounds
  • FOD: Finding of Death
  • KIA: Killed in Action
  • M: Missing

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.”

World War II Casualties – Army, Air Force

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


6 thoughts on “World War 2 Casualties”

  1. Trying to find info on my uncle Carl Nelson Woody who died in Aleutian Islands off Alaska near end of WW2 in war on Japan. If I can locate his “dog tag” will it help? I’m trying to pinpoint the actual island and location on which he was killed when a road grader overturned and pinned him. I believe he was Army. My dad’s brother. He was from Lafrance, Anderson County, South Carolina.

  2. I’m looking for James Alan Hartinger in the South Dakota Casulty list, but there doesn’t seem to be a link.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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