World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE,BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Allied Show

BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC

U.S. readers who had thought of the New Guinea campaign as an exclusively American show were pulled up sharply last week by announcement of the campaign's casualty totals. The U.S. suffered 4,319 casualties (2,175 killed, 2,144 wounded); Australia 6,212 (2,379 killed, 3,833 wounded). The principal U.S. contribution was in the air, and the American casualties included perhaps 1,000 airmen. On the ground, the Australian loss was almost twice as great as that of the two U.S. divisions in the campaign.

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