How many American soldiers were killed during World War 2?
Your question can be interpreted two ways. First, if you are
referring to soldiers as all military personnel (to include Army,
Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines) the answer according to the
Department of Defense is 291,557 killed in action with an
additional 113,842 deaths from "other causes," for a total of
405,399 military deaths. Or, if you mean soldiers (US Army
personnel), there were 234,874 killed in action with an additional
83,400 deaths from "other causes," totalling 318,274. This
information came from American War and Military Operations
Casualties: Lists and Statistics, a report completed by Hannah
Fischer, Knowledge Resources Group, updated July 13, 2005.