Military Actions with Loss of American Life

 

“We don’t do body counts.”
General Tommy Franks, US Central Command

 

 

Numbers of Americans Killed/Wounded, by Action

 

Years

Location

Killed

Wounded

Dollar Cost

1775-1783 (1)

Revolutionary War

25324

8445

--

1789

Indian Wars

6125

2156

--

1798-1800

Franco-Amer Naval War

20

42

--

1801-1815

Barbary Wars

35

64

--

1812-1815

War of 1812

2260

4505

--

1814

Marquesas Islands

4

1

--

1822-1825

West Indies

3

5

--

1832

Sumatra

2

11

--

1835-1836

Texas War Of Independence

704

138

--

1846-1848

Mexican War

13283

32

--

1855

Fiji

1

2

--

1859-1860

Texas Border Cortina War

5

18

--

1861-1865 (2)

Civil War, North

363,020

281,104

--

1861-1865 (2)

Civil War, South

199110

137102

--

1853

Japan

5

6

--

1867

Formosa

1

0

--

1870

Mexico

1

4

--

1871

Korea

4

10

--

1898

Spanish American War

2893

1637

--

1899-1902

Philippines War

4273

2840

--

1899

Samoa

4

5

--

1900

China Boxer Rebellion

53

253

--

1902-1913

Moro Campaigns

130

300

--

1904

Dominican Republic

1

0

--

1911-1919

Mexico

19

69

--

1912

Nicaragua

5

16

--

1915-1920

Haiti

146

26

--

1916-1922

Dominican Republic

144

50

--

1917-1918

World War I

116708

204002

$33 bil

1918-1919

Russia North Expedition

246

307

--

1918-1920

Russia Siberia Expedition

170

52

--

1921-1941

China Yangtze Service

5

80

--

1927-1932

Nicaragua

136

66

--

1941

North Atlantic Naval War

141

44

--

1941

Pearl Harbor

2388

--

--

1941-1945

World War II

408306

670846

$360 bil

1942, Jun through Aug

Aleutian Campaign

US 549;
Japan 2352

US 1148 combat;
2100 weather

--

1945, Apr through Jun

Okinawa

US Navy 5,000
USMC/Army 8,000
Japan 107,539
Civilians 142,058

US 38,000

--

1945, Feb 19 through Mar 16

Iwo Jima

USMC 6,891
Japan 19,788
Civilians --

US 18,070

--

1942, Jun 3/7

Midway

307

--

--

06 Jun 1944

D-Day

Allied WIA
7900 (approx)

Allied KIA
2,400 (approx)

British KIA/WIA
2,700

Canadian KIA/WIA
946

United States
KIA 1465
WIA 3184
MIA 1928
POW 29

--

--

1945

Iwo Jima

6503

--

--

1945-1947

Italy Trieste

6

14

--

1945-1947

China Civil War

12

42

--

1950

Inchon

670

--

--

1950-1953

Korean War

54246

103284

$50 bil

1954

Matsu and Quemoy

3

0

--

1957-1975

Vietnam War

58219 (4)

153356

$111 bil

1958-1984

Lebanon

268

169

--

1962

Cuba

9

0

--

1964

Panama Canal Riots

4

85

--

1965-1966

Dominican Republic

59

174

--

1966-1969

South Korea

89

131

--

1967

Israel Attack/USS Liberty

34

171

--

1968

Tet (Vietnam)

7040

0

--

1980

Iran
Operation Desert One

8

0

--

1980-1991

Terrorism

28

0

--

1983

Grenada

19

100

$76 mil

1983-1991

El Salvador

20

0

--

1984-1989

Honduras

1

28

--

1986

Libya

2

0

--

1987 (3)

Persian Gulf

148

467

--

1989-1990

Panama

40

240

$163 mil

1990-1991

Persian Gulf, Op Desert Shield/Storm

363

357

$61 bil

1991-1992

Somalia, Op Restore Hope

8

--

$.52 bil

1993, Feb 26

Terrorism, World Trade Center

6

1000+

-

1995

Terrorism
Oklahoma City

168

400+

--

1995, Nov 13

Terrorism
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

7

42

--

1995-2000

Terrorism

77

--

--

1996, Jun 25

Terroism
Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia

19

500

--

2000

Yemen, USS Cole

17

651

--

2001, Sept 11

Flight 93

44

--

--

2001

Operation Endure Freedom, Afghanistan

89

33 (U.S.) (Friendly Fire)

--

2002

Operation Endure Freedom, Filipines

12

--

--

2002

Operation Endure Freedom, Afghanistan Theater

30

28

--

2003
2004

Operation Endure Freedom, Afghanistan Theater

34

--

--

2003
2004

Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq

COMBAT/ATTACKS
United States 1126
Britain 29
Bulgaria 7
Denmark 1
El Salvador 1
Estonia 2
Hungary 1
Italy 19
Latvia 1
Netherlands 2
Poland 13
Slovakia 3
Spain 11
Thailand 2
Ukraine 9
POW 7
NON-COMBAT
United States 347
Britain 43
Other nations 19
Another Casualty Resource
IRAQIS KILLED
Military
6370
American Est: Civilians and Military
7,918 to 9,749
British Est: Civilians and Military
21,700 to 55,000
INJURIES
US: 8,004 hostile
US: --- non-hostile

US: 2,516 [f1]

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Cost of Wars

Figures are from the Congressional Research Service, courtesy of The Washington Post, 10 Sept 2003":

 

 

 

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