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How many American soldiers were killed during World War 2?

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2014-10-03 13:36:40

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.



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