Army & Navy - Christmas is Coming

Draft news reared its confused head again last week. Testimony by Manpower Commission and Army bigwigs, asking Congress for next year's payrolls, raised a welter of headlines that left draft-age men still hopeful but still bewildered. But a handful of facts shone through the fog:

>By July 1 , the armed forces will total 9,200,000 men, 7,161,621 in the Army.

>The Army will reach 8,200,000 in December, probably grow no larger unless war plans change radically. Peak payrolls for fiscal 1944 will be 8,233,083—including 375,000 WAACs.

>For the rest of this year, men...

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