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(FROM THE ARCHIVES OF USS ARIZONA & PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED MESSAGE BOARD - 1/2/00)


I am looking for a website/page that will give me the list of names of the people that were Killed in Action or listed as Missing in Action on Dec 7 1941.  Maybe even the ship that they were on.  I am doing research on the men and women from Mississippi that gave their all for our country.

If there is anyone that can help please e-mail me at sealow@bellsouth.net.

Thank you for your help and understanding in this matter.

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There are rosters of KIA, MIA, WIA, and POW for WWII for each branch of the service available on interlibrary loan from your local library.  Now, if I can find the book titles for each service branch! As I recall, the Army one is listed by county in each state but not sorted by date.

The Navy has three THICK volumes and I believe has the USMC within, but again, not sorted by date.

If you are trying to do JUST the Pearl Harbor Attack & Midway losses on 7 Dec the incomplete rosters on both the internet and from the USS Arizona Memorial are a jumping off point.

To isolate the state for the Navy/USMC check out the incomplete roster in the book: Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea by Kelley and Karig  -- a wartime volume but good on the state.

There are other wartime books with incomplete rosters for purple hearts too.  BUT Purple Hearts were awarded on 7 Dec for courage & valor as well as being wounded.

Hope this helps.  As you progress keep me informed.

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Aloha All,
Adjustments to the totals are continuing as details continue to be revealed. The most current talley is:

Service       Killed     Wounded    Total
Navy          1999      710             2709
Army            233      364              597
Marines        109        69              178
Civilian           49        35                84

Total          2390     1178             3568

current: July 18, 2001



For about fifteen years, I have worked with several researchers on the topic of casualties of 7 Dec 1941. We have gleaned data from a host of documents which variously listed deceased and wounded. One even listed unidentified US Army deceased by color of hair, tattoo, shoe size, laundry marks, etc. One civilian contractor mortuary still has its raw reports made during the post-war disinterrments. One of this 'team' walked the old Schofield Barracks Cemetery to assure select burials and disinterments.

Comparison of these records with the files at the National Cemetery of the Pacific [aka:  "Punchbowl"] have greatly helped with select identifications. In giving copies of these records to the Punchbowl officials, and to the [now late] Congresswoman Patsy Mink [Hawaii] helped greatly to pass legislation to have the 'unknown' headstone replaced with "unknown, 7 Dec 1941, ship/base name".

Using these various documents, we have determined the identification of all US Army deceased with only a few exceptions. The US Navy deceased are harder to identify [example]: due to the various locations where the body was found floating in the harbor to ships.

This effort expanded to include all of 'Punchbowl'. Select 'unknown' graves are being disinterred, based on this research, for DNA comparison by the Central Identification Lab, Hawaii [CILHI], based currently at Hickam AFB, HI.

Thank you for your interest,
David Aiken

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