Seaman Pay is equal to $1700 yearly,|
Office of War Information [OWI] says.
USS Salt Lake City CA25 Memorabilia
Sunday Supplement of the "Saltshaker"
August 6th, 1943
The lowest buck private in the Army or apprentice seaman in the Navy receives the equivalent of $1700 a year, according to the Office of War Information.
|Cash income, $50. per month||$600.00|
|Food, $1.50 per day||$574.50|
|Barrack shelter, $10. per month||$120.00|
|Clothing and equipment||$170.00|
|Medical, dental, hospital care||$100.00|
|Saved on insurance||$63.40|
|Saved on cigarettes||$10.00|
|Saved on laundry||$32.50|
|Saved on postage, barber bills||$28.65|
Soldiers and sailors on duty outside the United States can by cigarettes which are exempt from the seven cents Federal tax. In this country, the price of smokes and other articles in post exchanges and ship's service stores are slightly lower than what the civilian pays.
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