National Affairs: The 400,000

The War Department released all-but-final figures on the casualties of World War II: 176,432 killed in action; 26,422 dead of wounds or injuries received in combat; 19,481 missing and declared dead; 1,424 missing, not yet declared dead.

Besides these combat losses, 85,219 had died from other causes (illness and rear-area accidents). The awesome total: 308,978. The latest Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard figures show 87,659 dead and missing, for a U.S. armed forces total of 396,637.

The states with multimillion populations made remarkably equal sacrifices. New York lost 31,215 in the Army (or 23.2 men per 10,000 of population, against a national...

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