Following World War II each state produced lists of casualties and those missing during the war. The lists are available online from the National Archives and Record Administration: https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2
Only a few years after the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA arrived in Wilmington, NC, an exhibit was installed honoring the 11,081 Tar Heels who died for their country in World War II.
The names were from the State Summary of War Casualties, North Carolina, US Navy 1946 and World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of North Carolina, War Department, June 1946. The list was also sent to county officials, public newspapers, veteran organizations and so forth asking for the public’s help to identify any missing names.
The Roll of Honor exhibit is currently on display inside the Main Deck. You may also explore our searchable database by name or county. https://www.honorrollnc.com/
TEN USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB55) CREW MEMBERS were KILLED IN ACTION during World War II. They are:
George E. Conlon, August 24, 1942, strafing during Battle of the Eastern Solomons
September 15, 1942, torpedo hit, bow port side:
Albert Speers Geary (washed overboard)
Oscar Callaway Stone
Ingwald Nels Nelson
William Osborne Skelton
Leonard Edward Pone
The torpedo attack victims were buried in the Army Cemetery on the island of Tongatabu.
Eldon Emmet Means, Kingfisher recovery accident, April 6, 1945
Friendly Fire, April 6, 1945, hit on director #5, port side:
Edward Emil Brenn
John Malcolm Watson
Carl Elmer Karam Jr.
They were buried at sea.