National Affairs: U.S. WAR CASUALTIES

The Defense Department last week reported 2,537 more U.S. casualties in Korea, reflecting the first losses in the big Chinese Communist assault. The new list, dated Jan. 10, brings the announced cost for six months of the war to 42,713 U.S. dead, wounded and missing­almost twice the total number of ground troops dispatched to the Korean front by all other U.N. allies. The breakdown:

DEAD. . . . . . . . . 6,247

WOUNDED. . . 29,306

MISSING. . . . . . 7,160

Total casualties by Services: Army, 34,730; Marine Corps, 7,186; Navy, 465; Air Force, 332.

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