AMERICAN ARMED FORCES ETO CASUALTIES TOP 750,000

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AMERICAN ARMED FORCES ETO CASUALTIES TOP 750,000

From the May 10, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON, May 9, (AP)—The war against Germany cost the U.S. more than three quarters of a million casualties—about 150,000 of them dead.

Officially reported losses, covering action only up to about April 1 for the Army and up to April 26 for other services number 747,164 including 148,385 killed.

The Army’s casualty list totals 732,270. Of this number, 139,498 are dead, 467,408 are wounded and 72,374 missing. The remaining 52,990 are listed as prisoners.

The Navy reports total losses of 14,347 in the European war including 345 dead. The Marine Corps casualties total 39, including 34 dead. The Coast Guard reports a total of 508 dead in the ETO.

The War Department said its figures do not include all men taken prisoner by the Germans, though many reported as missing were presumed to be captured.



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