70 Years Ago: D-Day by the Numbers

By Boomer Staff | June 6th, 2014

BOOMER remembers D-Day, 70 years after the Invasion of Normandy began


156,000

Allied troops from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Free France and Norway

4,413

Allied soldiers killed, including 2,499 Americans. More than 9,000 Allies

were killed or wounded.

19

Number killed from the town of Bedford, Va. Four other “Bedford Boys” died later in

the Normandy campaign.

3,200

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.

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