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Conflict: World War II

The Second World War History website lists the total casualties for North Dakota at 1,626 heroes. 

Data primarily retrieved from The National Archives (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) and The National Archives (Army and Air Force).

This section is updated regularly as we discover new information and continue to add North Dakota's heroes.  Please contact us if you have information to add or update.

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1946
Oakes, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 89th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light
Date of Disappearance: April 26, 1946 / Age: 26

Died while in MIA status. Missing aboard A-20G Havoc #43-21414 in the Coral Sea area.

John B. Bird
1946
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: April 21, 1946 / Age: 23

Died while in MIA status. Member of the crew on the USS Trigger, which was reported as lost/MIA while patrolling a known mined area of the East China Sea.

Lee E. Anderson
1946
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: March 8, 1946

Killed in action in Belgium.

Clarence V. Beckley
1946
Bordulac, ND
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Loss: January 14, 1946 / Age: 25

Killed in action on the USS Trout in the Philippines Basin.

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1946
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: January 2, 1946 / Age: 24

Died while in MIA status.

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1945
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: December 18, 1945 / Age: 19

Died while in MIA status.

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1945
World War II - MIA
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: December 15, 1945

Died while in MIA status. Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.

John A Bell
1945
Upham, ND
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 614th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
Date of Loss: December 12, 1945 / Age: 26

Killed in action in France.

Jerome W. Baglien
1945
Hillsboro, ND
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Loss: December 5, 1945 / Age: 22

Killed in action on the USS Sculpin when it was sunk by a Japanese Destroyer.

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1945
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: October 26, 1945 / Age: 29

Killed in action aboard the USS Hoel (DD-533). Buried at sea.

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