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Conflict: World War II

Data primarily retrieved from The National Archives (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard), American Battle Monuments Commission 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
Horace, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: May 21, 1946 / Age: 21

Died while in MIA status.

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1946
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: May 19, 1946 / Age: 23

Died while in MIA status.

Richard G. Rikke
1946
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 4025th Signal Service Group
Date of Loss: May 17, 1946

Killed in action in the Philippines.

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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.

Lawrence A. Yanish
1946
Buffalo, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: April 13, 1946 / Age: 22

Died while in MIA status. Declared MIA after an attack by Japanese planes on the USS Lindsey, near Mae Shima, southwest of Okinawa. Approximately one-third of the ship was blown away or torn and wrecked.

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
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 449th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group
Date of Disappearance: February 7, 1946 / Age: 25

Died while in MIA status in China.

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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
Casselton, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: February 4, 1946

Died while in MIA status.

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