National Affairs: U.S. WAR CASUALTIES

U.S. military headquarters in Tokyo gave its estimate of North Korean casualties—30,000-35,000—and it was obviously a horseback guess. But Tokyo had not yet evolved a systematic plan for reporting U.S. casualties. A tabulation worked out last week from figures in communiques, which are well behind the actualities of battle, summarized casualties among U.S. troops:

Killed, wounded and missing. 1,086


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