D-Day and Battle of Normandy Encyclopedia

D-Day figures

Figures of the Normandy landings

Deployed forces

1,527,000Number of US soldiers deployed to England on D-Day
287,000Number of personnel on board allied ships on D-Day
156,115Number of Allied soldiers and paratroopers engaged in Normandy on June 6, 1944
132,000Number of Allied soldiers who landed on June 6, 1944
25,000Number of Allied sailors engaged in Operation Neptune
73,000Number of British soldiers who landed on June 6, 1944
59,000Number of US soldiers who landed on June 6, 1944
40,000Number of German soldiers in the landing areas
34,250Number of US soldiers disembarked at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944
28,845Number of British soldiers disembarked at Sword Beach on June 6, 1944
24,970Number of British soldiers disembarked at Gold Beach on June 6, 1944
23,250Number of US soldiers disembarked at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944
21,400Number of Canadian soldiers disembarked at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944
15,500Number of Americans parachuted on June 6, 1944
7,900Number of British paratroopers dropped on June 6, 1944
360Number of Allied pathfinders dropped over Normandy
225Number of American Rangers of the 2nd Battalion engaged at Pointe du Hoc on June 6, 1944
177Number of soldiers of the French commando Kieffer having landed on Sword Beach
15Number of different nations and regions involved in allied forces for Operation Overlord

 Deployed equipment

200,000Number of beach obstacles installed by the Germans along the Atlantic Wall
200,000Number of allied vehicles of all kinds landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944
11,590Number of allied aircraft (hunters, bombers, transport, reconnaissance and gliders)
10,395Tonnage of allied bombs dropped on Normandy all day of June 6, 1944
9,500Number of allied attack and support aircraft on D-Day
7,616Tonnage of allied bombs dropped on Normandy during the night of June 5-6, 1944
6,939Total number of vessels deployed during Operation Neptune
3,200Number of vehicles landed on Juno Beach on D-Day
2,218Number of Allied bombers engaged during the night of June 5-6, 1944
1,900Number of Allied aircraft and gliders used during the night of June 5-6, 1944
1,742US vehicles disembarked at Utah Beach on D-Day
1,695Tonnage of material landed by the Americans in Utah Beach
832Number of Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft engaged on the night of June 5-6, 1944
815Number of German Air Force (Luftwaffe) aircraft available on D-Day
200Number of warships participating in the naval bombardment of 6 June 1944 (battleships, monitors, cruisers and destroyers)

 Human losses (killed, wounded, missing or prisoners)

10,500Number of Allied casualties on 6 June at midnight (killed, wounded, missing, prisoners)
10,000Estimated number of German losses on 6 June 1944
6,000US Losses on D-Day
3,800Number of allied soldiers killed as part of Operation Neptune on June 6, 1944
2,500US Losses on Omaha Beach on D-Day
1,063Canadian losses on Juno Beach on D-Day
708Canadian wounded and missing in actions on Juno Beach on D-Day
630British Losses on Sword Beach on D-Day
413British Losses on Gold Beach on D-Day
355Number of Canadian soldiers killed on Juno Beach on D-Day
197US Losses on Utah Beach on D-Day
41French losses of the Kieffer commando on June 6, 1944
31Number of French commandos injured on D-Day
10Number of French commandos killed on D-Day (2 officers, 8 commandos)

 

Material losses

120Number of allied ships damaged (6-30 June 1944)
59Number of allied ships sunk (from 6 to 30 June 1944)
27Number of American amphibious tanks sunk at Omaha Beach on D-Day

 Missions performed

11,085Number of missions by the Allied Air Force on 6 June 1944
10,750Number of Allied Aviation departures during the 24 Hours of D-Day

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