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Month by Month Casualties?

Discussion in 'Countries, People and their part in WWII' started by JJWilson, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. JJWilson

    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    Hello Everyone, I am going to be starting a project in English this week regarding WW2 Casualties. I am planning on making a chart showing the month by month Deaths in combat for the U.S, U.K (commonwealth), Soviet Union, Germany, and Japan. I understand that for countries like Japan and Russia the record keeping wasn't fantastic and frequently changed, but if such record's exists could someone point me towards a place I could find them? It's not required for the project, but I feel that I should take the extra time and show my classmates the charts. Often times numbers of dead are thrown around in history classes, and people don't always understand the magnitude of the loss of life and destruction WW2 really brought upon so many lives. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Well for the US there is:
    HyperWar: Army Battle Casualties and Nonbattle Deaths in World War II
    HyperWar: Army Battle Casualties and Nonbattle Deaths in WW II [Battle Casualties]
    Timeline of America's WWII casualties
    I don't think any of them include Merchant Marine losses though.
    Wiki has this for Germany:
    German casualties in World War II - Wikipedia
    The month by month data I saw there was only Killed and missing not wounded though.

    Similar pages may be available for other combatants.


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    I don't watch videos much but it sounds like this might have some of the info you want:
    These staggering graphics put the WWII death toll in perspective.

    And this for Germany
    WW2 Germany Population, Statistics, and Numbers
     
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    Thank you lwd, this really helps! I have a feeling Axis casualties and Russian deaths as well will be hard to find unfortunately.
     
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    Are you looking at civilian casualties as well? How about other than standard military services? Such as the Merchant Marine or the Gestapo?

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    incidently hyperwar has a wealth of war related data and may well have more than just the American data I posted. Opana, who posts here fairly often, runs the site so if you can't find it you can ask him although it's big enough even he may not remember everything that's on it. Axis history forum may also be worth asking on.
     
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    I'm making a separate graph for Civilian casualties, but not month by month, so I can find those numbers rather easily. Thank you for the suggestions as well lwd, if I can't find anything I'll certainly ask.
     

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