World War II Honor List for Michigan
Admiral Chester Nimitz signs the Japanese surrender documents aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, September 2, 1945. Behind him, from left to right, are General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey (obscured) and Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman (Image scanned from a print in the Archives of Michigan General Photo Collection.).
Alphabetical List of Names on the World War II Honor List of Missing and Dead
The World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing: State of Michigan was originally published in 1946 by the United States War Department. A copy exists in the Archives of Michigan reference room stacks . Page 1 notes that the honor list "contains the latest and most complete data available on all military personnel who were killed or died, or became and remained missing, between the President's declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941 and...January 31, 1946." The list below is an index to this particular publication only, and names can not be added or subtracted.
Click the lines below to access the name index. Each link notes the first and last name entry of its corresponding index section. (A key to the "casualty type" abbreviations appears directly below the name links.)
Key to "Casualty Type" Abbreviations (Explanations excerpted from Page 2 of the published Michigan honor list):
DOI = "Died of Injuries" ("Those who suffered fatal battle INJURIES, as opposed to WOUNDS, in combat or in combat areas, and died in a line-of-duty status.")
DNB = "Died, Non-Battle." ("Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents outside combat areas [including training and manuever deaths].")
DOW = "Died of Wounds" ("Persons who were wounded and later died.")
FOD = "Finding of Death" (Those with this designation were "determined to be dead under Public Law 490.")
KIA = "Killed in Action
M = "Missing"
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