U.S. At War: Still Down

The figures were almost ready, and they confirmed what the experts had feared: U.S. war production was off for the second successive month.

June production for the Army Ground Forces increased 1.1% over May (May was 5½% below its goal). But it was still 2.3% below actual April production and 5.3% below its own June goal.

Since overall military strategy is based on a production timetable which was set to increase month by month for the next six months, the U.S. began to see what Lieut. General Brehon B. Somervell meant when he called the May production drop "serious" (TIME, July 12).


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