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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).

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We are in the process of adding all of North Dakota's Heroes. Feel free to contact us with photos or information about a Veteran and we will add it as the page continues to be updated. Heroes are sorted by date of death or disappearance. To find a specific Hero, search for them by name in the search bar at the top right corner of the page.

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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.

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1946
Langdon, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: February 5, 1946 / Age: 26

Died while in MIA status.

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1946
Longfellow Township, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Headquarters, Philippine Department
Date of Disappearance: February 1, 1946 / Age: 27

Died while in MIA status.

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1946
Hebron, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: January 30, 1946

Died while in MIA status.

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1946
Minot, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 530th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Disappearance: January 24, 1946 / Age: 25

Died while in MIA status.

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1946
Martin, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: January 15, 1946

Died while in MIA status.

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.

Gilmore J Knutson
1946
Sherwood, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: January 14, 1946

Died while in MIA status.

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