JUNE 6, 1944.
D-Day dead -- 4,413 total Allied deaths. 2,499 American. 1,914 other Allied nations (including 359 Canadians).
Entire Battle of Normandy -- More than 209,000 Allied casualties. Nearly 37,000 dead among the ground forces and another 16,714 among the air forces. Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from the 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces) and 125,847 from the U.S. ground forces. (Source, Omaha World-Herald)
D-Day. The General Eisenhower Letter.
For the Greatest Generation, it was the Longest Day. Over three-quarters of a century ago, in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted went ashore at Normandy in France. Preceded by thousands of paratroops landing a few miles inland, the first waves of Allied troops stormed out of landing craft at dawn on beaches with code names that would become familiar to future generations - Omaha, Utah, Juno, Sword and Gold. Thus began D-Day, the final Allied push to free Europe from tyranny. We at Winchester Repeating Arms proudly salute the bravery and sacrifice of all those who endured and triumphed on the Longest Day.