U.S. At War: Three Years' Toll

War Secretary Stimson's periodic announcement of war casualties made grim reading last week. Total U.S. casualties in three years of war now total 663,859, more than two and a half times the U.S. casualties of World War I.

Heaviest Army casualties were during the concentrated and furious period of the Normandy invasion. D-day also marked the beginning of a sharp ascent (see chart) which continued to mount as the fighting raged closer to Germany's borders. U.S. Army casualties in Europe from D-day to Jan. 1, said Stimson, have been 54,562 dead, 232,672 wounded, 45,678 missing. The Secretary could have added, had he...

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