January 6, 1943

War Casualties Climbing
NEW YORK, N.Y.—William A. Irvin, national chairman of the War Production Fund to Conserve Manpower, announced yesterday that more American workers were killed between Pearl Harbor and December 1 of last year than Britons killed by Nazi bombs. A total of 46,300 American workers were killed by accidents over that period, 18,000 while on the job, for a total of around 7,000 more deaths than Britain experience from bombing raids. He further stated “…160,000 worker were permanently disabled, 110,000 more than were injured and sent to hospitals in Great Britain…”. The number of workers killed far exceeds the number of American armed forces personnel killed. The Office of War Information (OWI) announced yesterday the total American armed forces casualties have reached 26,126 of which 8,531 are dead.

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