National Affairs: U.S. WAR CASUALTIES

Even before the big push in Korea, U.S. casualties totaled 17,220 men. Last week's Defense Department figures, dated Sept. 22, were already higher than the total for bloody Saipan (15,840), and almost up to those for the whole North African campaign (18,558). The breakdown:

Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,441

Wounded . . . . . . . . . 10,820

Missing . . . . . . . . . . . 3,959

Total casualties by services: Army, 16,087; Marines, 951; Air Force, 138; Navy, 44.

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