Casualty Statistics for WW2 by country

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Data Collected by Finbar

Total Military Casualties Lost in the Second World War, by Country (in thousands)
Country Alliance Dead Wounded Total Casualties Percent Returned
Flag of Australia Australia Allies 23.3 39.8 63.1 63.07%
Flag of Austria Austria Axis 380 350.1 730.1 47.95%
Flag of Belgium Belgium Allies 7.7 14.5 22.2 65.31%
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Axis 10 21.8 31.8 68.55%
Flag of Canada Canada Allies 37.4 53.1 90.5 58.67%
China* Allies 2200 1762 3962 39.62%
Flag of Finland Finland Axis 89.8 234.5 324.3 72.30%
Flag of France France Allies 210.6 390 600.6 64.93%
Flag of Germany Germany Axis 3500 7250 10750 67.44%
Flag of Great Britain Great Britain (includes colonials) Allies 329.2 348.4 677.6 51.41%
Flag of Hungary Hungary Axis 140 89.3 229.3 38.94%
Flag of Italy Italy Axis 77.4 120 197.4 60.79%
Flag of Japan Japan Axis 1219 295.2 1514.2 19.49%
Flag of Poland Poland Allies 320 530 850 62.35%
Flag of Romania Romania Axis 300 Unavailable
Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union Allies 7500 5000 12500 40.00%
Flag of United States United States Allies 405.3 671.2 1076.5 62.35%

Average Percentage of Casualties Returned to Combat: 55.20%

This is the total military casualties of dead and wounded, not including civilians. ‘Returned’ means the manpower that is returned to the manpower pool (wounded).

* It is unknown whether these figures include both Communist and Nationalist Chinese casualties, or just the Nationalist Chinese casualties.

References

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