June 1942

Red Cross Supplies 598,000 Sweaters and Knitted Articles for Armed Forces

Volume 26, Issue 2

Washington, D. C, May 6-The American Red Cross has shipped 598,000 articles, produced by women volunteers, to the men in America's armed forces, it was announced today.

The largest item is represented by 317,890 knitted sweaters, and other hand-knitted garments are as follows: socks 97,990; mufflers, 53,353; helmets, 43,461. Lesser quantities of sea boots, beanies, watch caps, cap mufflers, scarfs, mittens, gloves, wristlets and rifle mitts also were sent.

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