The Press: Rising Toll

After five weeks of war in Asia, the toll of correspondents stood at six dead, one missing, one prisoner, three wounded.

Among them were these new casualties:

¶ Near Yongdong, Korea, Gerassimos ("Mike") Gigantes, 27, a Greek-born correspondent for Hearst's International News Service, the London Observer and Radio Athens, was ambushed in a jeep by North Korean machine gunners. Wounded in the hand and thigh, Gigantes (who used the byline "Philip Deane") was captured.

¶ Half an hour out of Tokyo, a C-47 Army transport with 26 men aboard crashed into the sea. Among the 25 lost were four war correspondents bound for...

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