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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
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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1946
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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1946
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: January 10, 1946 / Age: 28

Died while in MIA status.

Leslie W. Neumann
1946
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Disappearance: January 8, 1946 / Age: 33

Died while in MIA status. His Flying Fortress failed to return from a bombing raid at Rabaul.

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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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1946
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: January 2, 1946 / Age: 27

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.

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