By: Falon Wilson and Carly Ross
The D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 yielded casualties for many different armies. The US had the most casualties. The US Airborne alone had 2500, and the US Omaha had 2000. These were extreme amounts of casualties compared to the US at Utah beach, where they only suffered 197. Overall, the Allies had about 9000 casualties total from D-Day. 3000 of these were estimated to be fatal. The UK and Canadian troops experienced the remainder of those casualties among them. The section of UK army that had the most casualties was the UK Airborne, who had 1500. Omaha Beach saw the most casualties out of all areas involved. Overall, the German army only saw about 1000 casualties. D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion to occur. 156,115 total Allied troops landed in Normandy, 73,000 of which were American. By June 11, 1944 (D-Day +5), 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles, and 104,428 tons of supplies had been landed on the beaches. This was a pivotal moment for the Allies to begin the invasion of Hitler’s European monopoly.