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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.

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.

Leander W. Ege
1945
Chalky Butte, ND
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion
Date of Loss: August 6, 1945 / Age: 27

Killed in action near France.

WWII Memorial, Hoboken
1945
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Loss: July 30, 1945

Killed in action.

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1945
Rugby, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: July 30, 1945

Died while in MIA status.

Mark E. De Mots
1945
Minot, ND
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 56th Signal Air Warning Battalion
Date of Loss: July 30, 1945 / Age: 22

Killed in action near France.

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1945
Mandan, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: July 25, 1945 / Age: 26

Died while in MIA status.

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