ARMED FORCES: The Cost

The Navy this week released some figures that help to explain the real size of the Korean war. In 19 months since the invasion, 472 ships of the Military Sea Transportation Service have carried 678,322 people, 65 million barrels of gas & oil, and 12.9 million measurement tons (including 1,100,000 measurement tons of explosives) of Army, Navy and Air Force supplies to Korea and the Far East.

This means that General Matt Ridgway's command (seven divisions) has taken two-thirds the amount sent to Mac-Arthur (21 divisions) for the march from New Guinea...

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