United States, Merchant Mariners Killed on US Operated Ships During WWII (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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What is in the Collection?

These records include an index of mariners killed on US operated ships during World Ward II. This content was taken from the compiled site: Merchant Mariners killed on U.S. operated ships during World War II . This index, along with additional information on merchant mariners at war, is available at American Merchant Marines at War. The index covers the years 1940 to 1945.

Collection Content

Records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Ship name
  • Date of death
  • Position
  • Age

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Other identifying information such as age and death date

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Citing this Collection

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Collection citation:

“United States, Merchant Mariners Killed on US Operated Ships During WWII, 1940-1945.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives and Records Administration.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

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