The above information was obtained
from the following:
(1) 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.
(2) The comprehensive list of
names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from
Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The
names of North High School graduates can be found online at:
Marion Peter Young's 1940 class page is: http://www.ndmhs.com/pages/yearclass1940(1990.50).html.