Almost two thousand names are included in the World War II casualty list for Troy and vicinity. One measure of the Troy Area’s participation in the war effort was this steadily lengthening list of those killed in action, wounded, missing, and prisoners of war and interned. The casualty list, published in the Troy Record on Wednesday Morning, May 30, 1945, page 8, is compiled from news reports from the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 to May 23, 1945. Until World War II ended with the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945, there would be many more additional names added to this list.  

wdt_ID LAST NAME FIRST NAME HOMETOWN/ COMMENTS STATUS
1 Abbott Cornelius R. Troy Killed in Action
2 Abbott William J. Troy Wounded in Action
3 Abdelnour Samuel E. Cohoes Prisoner of War
4 Abrams John Troy Wounded in Action
5 Abrunxa Charles A. Troy Wounded in Action
6 Abry Leo Hudson Falls Prisoner of War
7 Ackart Stanley P. Watervliet Missing In Action
8 Adams Joseph M. Watervliet Wounded in Action
9 Adams Norman L. Troy Wounded in Action
10 Agars James A. Troy Killed in Action
Readers of this transcription project may be familiar with (1) names of area missing in action individuals who were later determined to be deceased, (2) names of those who later died of their injuries or (3) names of those killed after this newspaper list was published on May 30, 1945. This information can be sent to seamus@nycap.rr.com and it will be added to this database.
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