"Casualties" refers to all losses suffered by the armed forces: killed, wounded, missing in action (meaning that their bodies were not found) and prisoners of war. There is no "official" casualty figure for D-Day. Under the circumstances, accurate record keeping was very difficult. For example, some troops who were listed as missing may actually have landed in the wrong place, and have rejoined their parent unit only later. In April and May 1944, the Allied air forces lost nearly 12,000 men and over 2,000 aircraft in operations which paved the way for D-Day. Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. British casualties on D-Day have been estimated at approximately 2700. The Canadians lost 946 casualties. The US forces lost 6603 men. Note that the casualty figures for smaller units do not always add up to equal these overall figures exactly, however (this simply reflects the problems of obtaining accurate casualty statistics). Casualties on the British beaches were roughly 1000 on Gold Beach and the same number on Sword Beach. The remainder of the British losses were amongst the airborne troops: some 600 were killed or wounded, and 600 more were missing; 100 glider pilots also became casualties. The losses of 3rd Canadian Division at Juno Beach have been given as 340 killed, 574 wounded and 47 taken prisoner. The breakdown of US casualties was 1465 dead, 3184 wounded, 1928 missing and 26 captured. Of the total US figure, 2499 casualties were from the US airborne troops (238 of them being deaths). The casualties at Utah Beach were relatively light: 197, including 60 missing. However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties at Omaha Beach. The total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4000 and 9000 men. Naval losses for June 1944 included 24 warships and 35 merchantmen or auxiliaries sunk, and a further 120 vessels damaged. Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This figure includes over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces. Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. The Allies also captured 200,000 prisoners of war (not included in the 425,000 total, above). During the fighting around the Falaise Pocket (August 1944) alone, the Germans suffered losses of around 90,000, including prisoners. Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Poles. Between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed, mainly as a result of Allied bombing. Thousands more fled their homes to escape the fighting.
At least ~12,000 overall Allied casualties , German casualties were estimated at between 4,000 and 9,000 casualties .
There were approximately 20,000 casualties on both sides on the single day, 6 June
About 5,100 Americans were killed
allied forces : less than 2000
"Casualties" refers to all losses suffered by the armed forces. Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. The total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4000 and 9000 men.
The Allied forces had almost 9,000 casualties on D-Day.
The Germans had over 350,000 soldiers within reach of the Allied forces on D-Day. Over 10,000 became casualties on that first day.
There were over 209,000 allied casualties. about 2,500 infantry 2,700 paratroopers -Eric
I saw you saying that you ment German casualties. Still, i will give you the answer. There is about 4,000 to 9,000 estimated casualties.
The British had more than 55,000 casualties, and German casualties are estimated at 45,000.
There were an estimated 10,000 Allied casualties on D-Day, which comprises dead, wounded, and missing. There are no official figures for D-Day casualties, only estimates. In the Allied landings at Normandy, one estimate of US losses was 2500 killed and another 4100 wounded. British casualties totalled about 2700 and Canadian 1000 (300 dead). Casualties among German defenders numbered between 4000 and 9000, which could include those lost defending the beaches as well as subsequent fighting during their retreat.
Estimated on 12,000,000
The best and most consistent estimates place allied casualties at about 141,000 and Turkish and German losses at 251,000. The ANZAC losses were noteworthy as a percentage of their homeland's actual populations.
The destruction of all the mains towns, and of many villages of Normandy, under allied bombs caused 50,000 civilian casualties among French civilians. More children died as a result of the bombs, than German troops because of the combats.
http://www.answers.com/topic/world-war-ii-casualties For a list of many country casualties
The number of Allied combat casualties on D-Day is approximated at10,000, of whom 2,500 died.Here is the breakdown of the casualties:British - 2700Canadians - 946Americans - 660315,000-20,000 French civilians died with an unknown number of casualties.Britain: 2,700 killedUnited States: 1,465 killedCanada: 500 killedGermany: 4,000 killedAxis Casualties:9,000Allied Casualties:Estimated at 10,000; exact figures not available____________________________________________________-However, the allies attacked in greater numbers, and lost far less troops than the Germans, percentage wise. There were only 10,000 German troops guarding the coastline. Compare that to the 175,000 allied troops who attacked.
The May 1940 invasion of France by Germany resulted in 290,000 French casualties and 138,000 German casualties. The German campaign lasted a little over one month. What is surprising about these figures was that normally the defensive army has fewer casualties then the offensive force.Yet, France suffered more wounded and killed soldiers then Germany by a wide margin.
There were 4000 plus casualties in the Allied Forces. There were 6000 plus casualties of the Axis powers (Germany) and 230,000 Germans and Italians captured in the East African Campaign in World War 2.
The number of Allied casualties on D-Day is approximated at10,000, of whom 2,500 died.Here is the breakdown of the casualties:British - 2700Canadians - 946Americans - 6603
The total Allied loses were about 61 Million people, including 16 Million military personnel and 45 Million civilians.
There were over 3000 Allied Forces casualties (deaths) in the Battle of Bastogne. I could not find a number of the German deaths. It could be they don't even know how many Germans and Axis Forces troops died in that battle.