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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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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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1945
Greenfield Township, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: December 15, 1945 / Age: 25

Died while in MIA status. Lost at sea when the USS Pecos was sunk in an air attack near Christmas Island.

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

Died while in MIA status.

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1945
Milnor, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: December 15, 1945 / Age: 25

Died while in MIA status.

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.

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1945
Fargo, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 71st Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Disappearance: December 12, 1945

Died while in MIA status.

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
Mandan, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 19th Squadron, 311th Reconnaissance Wing
Date of Disappearance: December 4, 1945 / Age: 28

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: October 26, 1945 / Age: 29

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

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