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Casualties in World War II

This page provides information about the number of troops in World War II, including how many were wounded or killed in battle. The data is divided by each nation that participated in the war.

Country Men in war Battle deaths Wounded
Australia 1,000,000 26,976 180,864
Austria 800,000 280,000 350,117
Belgium 625,000 8,460 55,5131
Brazil2 40,334 943 4,222
Bulgaria 339,760 6,671 21,878
Canada 1,086,3437 42,0427 53,145
China3 17,250,521 1,324,516 1,762,006
Czechoslovakia 6,6834 8,017
Denmark 4,339
Finland 500,000 79,047 50,000
France 201,568 400,000
Germany 20,000,000 3,250,0004 7,250,000
Greece 17,024 47,290
Hungary 147,435 89,313
India 2,393,891 32,121 64,354
Italy 3,100,000 149,4964 66,716
Japan 9,700,000 1,270,000 140,000
Netherlands 280,000 6,500 2,860
New Zealand 194,000 11,6254 17,000
Norway 75,000 2,000
Poland 664,000 530,000
Romania 650,0005 350,0006
South Africa 410,056 2,473
U.S.S.R. 6,115,0004 14,012,000
United Kingdom 5,896,000 357,1164 369,267
United States 16,112,566 291,557 670,846
Yugoslavia 3,741,000 305,000 425,000
1. Civilians only.
2. Army and navy figures.
3. Figures cover period July 7, 1937–Sept. 2, 1945, and concern only Chinese regular troops. They do not include casualties suffered by guerrillas and local military corps.
4. Deaths from all causes.
5. Against Soviet Russia; 385,847 against Nazi Germany.
6. Against Soviet Russia; 169,822 against Nazi Germany.
7. National Defense Ctr., Canadian Forces Hq., Director of History.
NOTE: The figures in this table are unofficial estimates obtained from various sources.

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