Appendix M
Marine Casualties1

Okinawa
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ReconBn, FMFPac 0 3 0 0 3 10 0 0 2 13
IIIAC Troops 0 18 1 4 14 148 0 0 15 170
IIIAC Artillery 1 10 1 11 11 458 1 1 14 480
1st Marine Division 56 1,036 13 149 311 6,094 0 6 380 7,285
RCT-8 1 36 0 11 11 317 0 0 12 364
6th Marine Division 27 1,337 18 274 388 7,041 1 10 434 8,662
2d Marine Aircraft Wing 24 21 0 9 51 1162 28 3 103 195
Replacement Drafts2 1 157 1 28 9 735 0 1 11 921
Miscellaneous Air3 4 0 1 0 9 11 4 0 18 11
Miscellaneous Ground4 0 16 0 8 0 117 0 0 0 141

Total Casualties 114 2,634 35 494 806 15,093 34 21 989 18,242

Marine Ships Detachments 1 47 0 1 8 97 0 10 9 155
Marine Carrier Air Detachments 10 40 0 0 7 6 2 0 19 46

Grand Total Marine Casualties 125 2,721 35 495 821 15,196 36 31 1,017 18,443

Naval Medical Personnel5 Organic to Marine Units 1 108 0 9 12 430 0 0 13 547

Grand Total 126 2,829 35 504 833 15,626 36 31 1,030 1,990

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Footnotes

1. These final Marine casualty figures were compiled from records furnished by Statistics Unit, Personnel Accounting Section, Records Branch, Personnel Department, HQMC. They are audited to include 26 August 1952. The key to the abbreviations used at the head of columns in the table follows: KIA, Killed in Action; DOW, Died of Wounds; WIA, Wounded in Action; MIAPD, Missing in ActIon, Presumed dead. Because of the casualty- reporting method used during World War II, a substantial number of DOW figures are also included in the WIA column.

2. Most members of replacement drafts who became casualties did so as member of regular combat units. In many instances, these men were hit before official notice of their transfer reached Headquarters Marine Corps, and therefore, they are carried on the casualty rolls as members of the various drafts.

3. Included in the miscellaneous categories are three men whose personnei records still showed them as members of units not part of Tenth Army when the report of their becoming a casualty reached Headquarters Marine Corps.

4. This category includes the casualties suffered by the 2d Marine Division while it was in the Okinawa area.

5. Compiled from NavMed P5021, The History of the Medical Department of the Navy in World War II, 2 vols (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1953), II, pp. 1-84.



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