70 Years Ago: D-Day by the Numbers
BOOMER remembers D-Day, 70 years after the Invasion of Normandy began
Allied troops from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Free France and Norway
Allied soldiers killed, including 2,499 Americans. More than 9,000 Allies
were killed or wounded.
Number killed from the town of Bedford, Va. Four other “Bedford Boys” died later in
the Normandy campaign.
Bedford’s population in 1944, meaning the town had the nation’s greatest per-capita loss. The National D-Day Memorial was established in Bedford in 2001.