The fighting ultimately involved approximately one million allied soldiers and almost three quarters of a million Germans; 8,000 artillery pieces; 2,546 Allied bomber and 1,731 fighter aircraft; over 800 German bombers and fighters; 1,000 Allied warships and over 4,000 landing craft brought 160,000 soldiers to the beaches in the first hours. It was the greatest Armada in human history.
The Allies lost 24 warships and 35 merchant ships; 127 allied aircraft were shot down; 3,500 gliders were deployed. Each glider could carry up to 16 soldiers. Sixteen parachute regiments, 13,000 men, were dropped behind German lies.
Allied losses - 2,700 British; 946 Canadians; 6,603 Americas.
German losses - Between 4,000 and 9,000.
By the time the Battle of Normandy ended 425,000 Allies and Germans were killed or wounded.
Today we honor these men.
But not that clown in the White House. His only thought is to honor himself.
There is no official casualty figure for D-Day. It is estimated that more than 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded, or went missing during the battle. That figure includes more than 209,000 Allied casualties. In addition to roughly 200,000 German troops killed or wounded, the Allies also captured 200,000 soldiers. Captured Germans were sent to American prisoner-of-war camps at the rate of 30,000 per month, from D-Day until Christmas 1944. Between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed during the battle.