The US response to the war was all or nothing. If it wasn't directly, tangibly supporting the war effort, then it didn't matter. If this involved the sacrifice of lives, then that was just the cost of admission. Looking at our response to the pandemic, versus how we responded to the Axis, is quite an astonishing contrast.
My Great Uncle died in a B-17 crash in Louisiana during the war. On a training mission two 17s collided due to poor formation keeping, 20 men killed. I never knew much about it until I filed a FOIA request and was sent the crash report. Rest in Peace men.