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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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1942
Valley City, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Capture: May 6, 1942

Was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

Richard Beebe Williams
1942

Cass County
Fargo, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Capture: May 6, 1942

The gunboat Oahu operated in Manila Bay on inshore patrol and in support of US forces on Bataan until Bataan fell on 5 April 1942, and then continued to operate about the island fortress of Corregidor until sunk by enemy gunfire 5 May 1942.  Lieutenant

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1942
Williston, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Capture: April 9, 1942

Was captured by the Japanese at Fort Mills, Philippine Islands and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

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1942
Grand Forks, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Capture: February 28, 1942

Died while in Prisoner of War status on Sep 12, 1943.

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