Army & Navy - MANPOWER: On Whom the Fate Depends

Better than statistics of ships, planes and guns, a figure in flesh & blood last week told the U.S. the spread of its tremendous share in World War II. More than 5,200,000 U.S. fighting men are now on overseas duty.

Afloat or stationed at foreign ports, said the Navy Department, are 1,566,000 Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps men, while another 900,000 are on the way or in training for duty outside the U.S.

War Secretary Stimson announced that the Army has 3,657,000 overseas, of its total strength of 7,700,000. These men are on every continent and hundreds of islands from...

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