World War II Mariners Buried in National Cemeteries Overseas or Listed Among the Missing on Memorials in National Cemeteries

During World War II, some mariners were buried in National Cemeteries overseas or were listed among those missing on Memorials in National Cemeteries. The cemeteries are maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission or by the Veterans Administration.

Of the 595 mariners listed, the remains of 476 are in the Cemeteries; 119 are listed as "Missing" on a Memorial. The list of names was obtained from the American Battle Monuments Commission.

We were able to identify some of the ships on which mariners were killed. For others we do not know the cause of death, and would appreciate any information. e-mail usmm.org @ comcast.net

The information includes:

Name of mariner
Ship-Cause: Name of ship on which mariner was killed in action or cause of death
Date of Death dd/mm/yy
Plot or Grave Location: Plot-Row-Grave or Memorial Location -- Letter-number
Home: State or Country of origin listed on documents
Medals:

  • DSM Merchant Marine Distimguished Service Medal - Heroism beyond the call of duty.
    See Citations for Heroism
  • MSM Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal - conduct or service of a meritorious nature
  • PH Purple Heart - Army medal for killed or wounded in action
  • MM Mariners Medal - Merchant Marine medal for killed or wounded in action
  • AA - Additional unspecified Army award

 

Netherlands American Cemetery Manila American Cemetery
Netherlands American Cemetery Manila American Cemetery


European Theater National Cemeteries

Pacific Theater National Cemeteries

Mariners Buried or Commemorated in European Theater National Cemeteries

Mariners Buried or Commemorated in Pacific Theater National Cemeteries

Names of Mariners Died in WWII
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View of Manila American Cemetery and Memorial from American Battle Monuments Commission


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7/13/01