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Service Personnel Not Recovered Following WWII for the UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES - 20,080 *** WWII Not Recovered Total - 72688 ***


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Thanks for sharing, this is a very good reference.

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The source for this thread is the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

at https://www.dpaa.mil// .

 

As Salvage Sailor notes above 31,121 were lost to the Navy, and 2,853 to the USMC.

 

For as large as the US Army was, their unrecovered losses were 16,717. This makes sense, as most of our losses for the were Army were a result of land based operations, making the recovery of remains more likely.

 

If nothing else, this illustrates how huge the scope of World War II really was.

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Gil,

 

When you count up the number of soldiers who perished on Japanese Hell Ships when they were torpedoed as well as troop ships that went down in the Atlantic and Pacific, I would venture to say that the majority of soldiers who are still unaccounted for suffered the same fate as their brothers in the navy and marines.

 

Allan

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Gil,

 

When you count up the number of soldiers who perished on Japanese Hell Ships when they were torpedoed as well as troop ships that went down in the Atlantic and Pacific, I would venture to say that the majority of soldiers who are still unaccounted for suffered the same fate as their brothers in the navy and marines.

 

Allan

 

Good thought.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Gil,

 

When you count up the number of soldiers who perished on Japanese Hell Ships when they were torpedoed as well as troop ships that went down in the Atlantic and Pacific, I would venture to say that the majority of soldiers who are still unaccounted for suffered the same fate as their brothers in the navy and marines.

 

Allan

 

 

Good thought.

 

Certainly a large number of the additional MIA's - Lost At Sea on the Hell Ships

 

Well done Allan

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