July 5, 1943 LIFE Magazine War Memorial Issue

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July 5, 1943 LIFE Magazine War Memorial Issue

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On this date in 1943, LIFE magazine published its now highly-collectible war memorial issue. The magazine names the 12,987 Americans killed in action up to the publication date. (Actual losses were higher at that point but some names had not yet been released.) The names are listed alphabetically by state.

There is also an article in the magazine about the first American bombing mission against Nauru. Unknown to most LIFE readers, the only American killed on that mission, Harold Brooks, is not named in the article but is listed among the war dead elsewhere in the magazine. The complete story is in my book (link below my signature). The magazine is here: http://books.google.com/books?id=SFAEAA ... &q&f=false
Phil Scearce, author
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