Accession Number : AD0779850

Title :   Some Allied and German Casualty Rates in the European Theater of Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wainstein,Leonard

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Historical research is aimed at gaining some new insights into relationships which might exist among the key simulation elements of force ratios, casualties, and rates of advance. This paper has two objectives. It examines U.S. and German casualties and casualty rates in the European Theater in 1944-45 with prime emphasis on the Normandy-Northern France campaign of June-September 1944. The second objective is to describe the methodological problems likely to be encountered in any effort to glean comparative statistics from the records of the Second World War which may be applicable to future war in Europe. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *WARFARE, *CASUALTIES, EUROPE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), BATTLES, ENEMY PERSONNEL, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE