D-Day Casualties by Country

D-Day was a military operation by the allies (led by the United States, Great Britain, and Canada) during the Second World War. The operation, codenamed Overlord, began with an assault on the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. From Normandy, the American and British led forces would march East, meeting up with the Soviet forces, who were a part of the allies during World War Two, in Germany.

In total, 156,115 allied troops landed in Normandy on D-Day, including 23,400 airborne troops. Those troops were divided to land on one of five beaches, from east to west: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches. In total, there were 550,200 casualties during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Acting as the turning point in the war, D-Day is still the largest invasion by sea in history.

Learn more about D-Day casualties by country in the map and figures.

Number of D-Day Casualties by Country

Canada

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18,000

#4 in the World

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37,476

#14 in the World

France

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12,200

#5 in the World

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213,324

#9 in the World

Germany

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320,000

#1 in the World

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3,500,000

#3 in the World

United Kingdom

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65,000

#3 in the World

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264,443

#7 in the World

United States of America

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135,000

#2 in the World

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292,131

#6 in the World

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#6 in the World

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#26 in the World