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    Does anyone know what D-Day casualties were? I was wondering, and I thought, "hmmm... where can I find a forum with a bunch of military history buffs?" so I thought I'd run it by you guys.
    Thanks.
    Alpine Kommandos

    Central Oregon KSK Airsoft Team

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    I believe that the Americans lost more than 14,000 at Normandy.
    "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free."- Ronald Reagan at the D-Day Anniversary

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    • #3
      Re: D-Day Casualties

      Originally posted by Viking67
      Does anyone know what D-Day casualties were? I was wondering, and I thought, "hmmm... where can I find a forum with a bunch of military history buffs?" so I thought I'd run it by you guys.
      Thanks.
      Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. British casualties on D-Day have been estimated at approximately 2700. The Canadians lost 946 casualties. The US forces lost 6603 men.

      Casualties on the British beaches were roughly 1000 on Gold Beach and the same number on Sword Beach. The remainder of the British losses were amongst the airborne troops: some 600 were killed or wounded, and 600 more were missing; 100 glider pilots also became casualties. The losses of 3rd Canadian Division at Juno Beach have been given as 340 killed, 574 wounded and 47 taken prisoner.

      The breakdown of US casualties was 1465 dead, 3184 wounded, 1928 missing and 26 captured. Of the total US figure, 2499 casualties were from the US airborne troops (238 of them being deaths). The casualties at Utah Beach were relatively light: 197, including 60 missing. However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties at Omaha Beach.

      The total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4000 and 9000 men.
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      • #4
        Danny:

        Thanks for the clarification. I must have gotten my stat from total casualties. That was some expensive real estate that we took for the ungrateful French...
        "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free."- Ronald Reagan at the D-Day Anniversary

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Viper 10
          Danny:

          Thanks for the clarification. I must have gotten my stat from total casualties. That was some expensive real estate that we took for the ungrateful French...
          After seeing the D-Day commemoration ceremonies last week, I must point out that the French people in Normandy that I saw and heard we're all very grateful to the Americans, British and Canadians for liberating them in 1944.
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          • #6
            Re: Re: D-Day Casualties

            Originally posted by dannybou

            However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties at Omaha Beach.

            Very good numbers, except that the number for the 1st and 29th were more like 3000 casualties.

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            • #7
              I was able to find these statistics as a follow-up to your original question:

              Allied & German Battle Casualties 6-30 June 1944

              US - 37,034
              UK & Ca - 24,698
              German - 80,783


              Allied Naval Losses 6-30 June 1944

              Small Warships - 14
              Large Warships - 10
              Merchant or Aux - 35

              So total losses for the Allies must also include Naval & Air losses and not just land forces.


              These figures are from:
              The D-Day Atlas
              By John Man

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              • #8
                Wow! That was quick!

                Thanks a lot.
                Alpine Kommandos

                Central Oregon KSK Airsoft Team

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