Military July 18, 2019

DoD: Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise U.S. Servicemen Killed During Battle of Tarawa To Be Returned to United States
Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died during the war. Currently there are 72,692 service members still unaccounted for from World War II, of which approximately 30,000 are assessed as possibly-recoverable.

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For more information on the battle of Tarawa, casualties and recovery efforts, visit

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at, find us on social media at or call (703) 699-1420/1169.
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