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Are you looking for a particular individual. I know Army IDPFs basically tell the story in some cases where they were location, how they were Killed sometimes I've seen pretty gruesome reports and others not so much details.
Its more of a general question, that came about thinking of George C Estrada, from the USMC that was casualty during the Saipan invasion in June 1944. I believe his body was not recovered, so I was wondering if those cases also have an IDPF.
The National Archives video "Virtual Genealogy Fair 2014, Session 14. Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) presented by Bryan K. McGraw" discusses Air Force and Navy IDPFs, to include going over the typical contents. The Marine records are included with the Navy records.