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D-Day in numbers: Notable figures from invasion | UK News

On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Sky News looks at some of the notable numbers from 6 June 1944. 

156,115 – Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

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50,000 – The approximate number of German forces the Allies faced.

4,415 – Allied troops were killed on D-Day itself. This included 2,501 from the US, 1,449 from the UK, 391 Canadians and 73 from other Allied countries.

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5,000 – An estimate of the number of wounded Allied soldiers.

4,000-9,000 – Germans killed, wounded or missing during the D-Day invasion, according to historians’ estimates. The exact number of German casualties is not known.

5 – beaches were chosen for the operation and given codenames: Gold and Sword, to be assaulted by British forces, Juno, to be landed by Canadian forces, and Omaha and Utah, to be attacked by US forces.

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11,590 – Allied aircraft supported the landings. They flew 14,674 sorties and 127 aircraft were lost.

6,939 – Vessels involved in Operation Neptune, the code name for the naval operation. That included 1,213 naval combat ships, 4,126 landing ships and landing craft, 736 ancillary craft and 864 merchant vessels.

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326,000 – Troops had landed on the beaches within a few days of D-Day, along with more than 50,000 vehicles and about 100,000 tonnes of equipment.

1.5 million – US soldiers came to England in 1943 and first half of 1944 in advance of the invasion.

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