Catawba County Servicemen
|Catawba County Casualties|
|Records and Photos of Catawba County Service Members *|
At the outset of the emergency period, North Carolinians of course began to help swell the ranks of the nation's armed forces. The National Guard was mobilized, Selective Service instituted and enlistments opened to those having preference for a particular branch of service. When the shooting was over, according to figures of the War and Navy Departments, 372,325 men and women from this state had served as of July 31, 1946.
NC Military Serving in WWII
Service Total serving ARMY 143,043 NAVY 96,363 MARINE CORPS 13,400 COAST GUARD 4,883 TOTAL
NC Military Casualties
(Inc. Marine Corps and Coast Guard)
* Killed in Action: 4,088; Died of Wounds: 592; Died of Injuries: 26; Non-Battle Deaths: 2,020; Missing: 6; Unknown Deaths 363.
** Combat deaths: 1,354; Prison Camp Deaths: 14; Wounded 1,946; Released Prisoners: 47; Missing: 6
SOURCE: Young American Patriots: World War II: North Carolina; National Publishing Co., Richmond, Va., 1948 (Numbers may not tally but are given as read from the source material)
Catawba County Casualties Records and Photos of Catawba County Service Members *
* Many more service members served from Catawba County than illustrated in this reference (Young American Patriots: North Carolina). Many thanks to Wendy Scronce for providing this material.
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