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American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics


This list was sent to me by Professor David Ulbrich, Department of History, Fort Leonard Wood




This report is written in response to numerous requests for war casualty statistics and lists of war

dead. It provides tables, compiled by sources at the Department of Defense (DOD), indicating the

number of casualties among American military personnel serving in principal wars and combat



Wars covered include the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War,

the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict,

and the Persian Gulf War. Military operations covered include the Iranian Hostage Rescue

Mission, Lebanon Peacekeeping, Urgent Fury in Grenada, Just Cause in Panama, Desert Shield

and Desert Storm, Restore Hope in Somalia, Uphold Democracy in Haiti, and the ongoing

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

For the more recent conflicts, starting with the Korean War, more detailed information on types of

casualties, and, when available, demographics have been included. This report also cites sources

of published lists of military personnel killed in principal wars and combat actions.

This report will be updated as events warrant.