World War 2
US in WW2

What is the chance of surviving a wound during World War 2?

Answer

Wiki User
06/11/2008

There were many improvements in medicine and care of the wounded in WW2. I read the other day that only 47 patients out of some 1 Million died while being flown to area hospitals for surgery(this does not refer to the ratio that died during surgery). This is an amazing statistic in that it reflects the high number of wounded who were flown out of the combat area to a safe place to be treated. Also, for this few fatalities meant that the doctors knew how to stabalize and treat patients at the front so they had a chance of surviving.