Army casualties up 10,450 in 2 weeks (4-20-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (April 20, 1944)

Army casualties up 10,450 in 2 weeks

Washington (UP) –
U.S. Army casualties as of April 7 totaled 145,082, an increase of 10,450 above the total two weeks earlier, and total announced U.S. Armed Forces casualties to dare are 189,309, it was revealed today.

Secretary of War Stimson said that the April 7 Army total included 25,013 killed, 59,222 wounded, 32,048 missing and 28,799 prisoners of war. He reported last Thursday that casualties as of March 23 totaled 134,632.

A Navy casualty list released today showed 44,227 casualties among Navy, Marine and Coast Guard forces, an increase of 378 above the number on the list released last Thursday. The new Navy total showed 18,795 dead, 11,726 wounded, 9,282 missing and 4,424 prisoners of war.

Secretary Stimson said that of the Army wounded, 32,360 have been returned to duty and that 1,677 prisoners of war are reported to have died in enemy prison camps.