Casualties

      Members of the Merchant Marine serving aboard U.S. Cargo ships and tankers had a greater percentage of war related deaths than did the armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

Casualty Rates of US Armed Services WWII
Service                        

     Percentage of Fatalities    

Odds of Being Killed   
Army                    

2.88%

1 in 48

Navy  

0.88%

  1 in 114

Marines

2.94%

1 in 34

Coast Guard      

0.24%

  1 in 417

Total

1.76 %

1 in 57

Merchant Marine

3.16%

1 in 32

----- Harold E. Flockhart

         bid-scot@juno.com

LINKS

Biography of Harold E. Flockhart, Merchant Marine

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