The Pittsburgh Press (January 16, 1944)
Latest total is 139,858, of which 32,078 are dead, 32,178 missing and 29,707 prisoners
Washington (UP) – (Jan. 15)
The Office of War Information today revealed that the latest announced casualties of the War and Navy Departments brings the total to 139,858 – 32,078 dead, 45,595 wounded, 32,478 missing and 29,707 prisoners of war.
Of the 29,707 prisoners of war, 1,619 have died in prison camps, mainly in Jap-occupied territory.
The report for the War Department is as of Dec. 23, 1943; that for the Navy as of Jan. 14, 1944. The following is a breakdown for the different services:
*Of these, 20,036 have returned to active duty or been released from the hospital.