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TABLE 6-1 Environmental Temperature, Physical Fitness, and Calculated Average Nutrient Intake, U.S. Troops in Pacific Compared with U.S. Troops in North America

Information

Hawaii

Guadalcanal

Guam

Iwo Jima

38th Division, Luzon

Infantry Battalion, Colorado

Training Camps, U.S.*

Mean temperature, °F

+72

+85

+81

+78

+83

+65

Various

Score in fitness test

55

57

70

76

81

71

nd

Nutrient intake, average per man per day

Kcal per day

3400

3400

3500

3500

3200

3900

3790

Carbohydrate, g

460

450

480

470

430

520

408

Fat, g

124

129

124

129

120

147

178

Protein, g total

110

110

115

115

100

125

125

Protein, g animal

68

65

68

65

58

74

nd

* nd = data not available.

SOURCE: Adapted from Johnson and Kark (1946) based on original data from Howe and Berryman (1945) on 455 messes in U.S. training camps, 1941–1943.



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