Brooklyn Eagle (July 4, 1943)
Washington (UP) – (July 3)
World War II has brought announced casualties totaling 91,644 to U.S. Armed Forces, the Office of War Information reported today.
This total, based on War and Navy Department reports, includes 16,696 dead, 21,828 wounded, 31,579 missing, and 21,541 prisoners.
The War Department report as of July 3 shows Army casualties totaling 64,621. Of this number, 8,533 were killed, 17,094 wounded, 21,046 missing, and 17,948 prisoners of war. Of the wounded, 6,268 have returned to active duty or have been released from hospitals, OWI said.
The Navy Department, as of July 3, reported casualties totaling 27,023, including 8,163 dead, 4,734 wounded, 10,533 missing, and 3,593 prisoners of war.
The last previous casualty report, as of April 23, listed 12,123 dead, 15,049 wounded, 40,435 missing and 10,638 prisoners of war for a total of 78,235.