National Affairs: National Affairs, Mar. 12, 1951

The Defense Department reported 1,543 more U.S. casualties in Korea, bringing the announced total for eight months of the war to 50,675. In one respect, however, the total figures are deceptively high. The Pentagon estimated last week that 60% of all those listed as wounded in action (and 80% of all noncombat casualties) are eventually returned to active duty. The latest breakdown:

DEAD 8,612

WOUNDED 32,513


Total casualties by services: Army,

41,951; Marines, 7,728; Navy, 590; Air

Force, 406.


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