The above information
was obtained from the following:
The State Summary of War Casualties from World War II
for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel was
compiled in April, 1946, by the Casualty Section, Office
of Public Information, Navy Department. It is considered
to be the official list of the World War II dead for the
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These records can
be found online at http://www.archives.gov/.
All of the names and information in this document are
arranged by State. Within this document, the Navy states
the following: "Inclusions of names in this State
group have been determined solely by the residence of
next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime
casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent
state of birth, legal residence, or official state credit
according to service enlistment."
The casualties listed in the document
represent only those personnel on "active duty in
the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly
from enemy action or from operational activities against
the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941 to the end
of the war." Any casualties in the United States
area (training, other assignment to a permanent duty station
in the US, etc.) or as a result of disease, homicide,
or suicide, in any location, are not included.
The American Battle Monuments Commission was established
in 1923 to commemorate the service, achievements, and
sacrifice of US Armed Forces. There are 24 overseas cemeteries
that serve as the final resting places for almost 125,000
American war dead. The servicemen and women are listed
on tablets of the missing that memorialize these men and
women. These records can be found online at http://www.abmc.gov/home.php.