Find out if your Massachusetts ancestors died in service during World War II. Explore this collection of records compiled by the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth and held by the Massachusetts Archives.
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This record collection comprises of the index of Massachusetts residents killed in service for the United States during World War II.
The Adjutant General of the Commonwealth, as executive administrator of the state's Military Establishment, came to be responsible for preserving information about past military episodes and service relating to Massachusetts.
An accompanying printed booklet with the title: World War II Honor list of dead and missing-- the State of Massachusetts contains corresponding data, although the information in the booklet is arranged by county, and is confined to the name, serial number, rank, and circumstances of the death of each soldier.
The Index of Massachusetts casualties in World War II, 1941-1945, was digitized in August 2016 and the World War II Honor List of Death and Missing: State of Massachusetts booklet was digitized in July 2018 by Archives staff. Originals are located at the Massachusetts Archives.
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