An estimated 2,400 Americans from the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions died in the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. The troops were pinned down by the German 352nd Infantry Division, according to About.com, because the German fortifications were undamaged by a pre-invasion bombing that fell inland.
Despite the heavy losses at Omaha Beach, 34,000 troops had been landed there by the end of D-Day, according to History Learning Site. While the total German losses on D-Day are unknown, the D-Day Museum estimates the figure to be between 4,000 and 9,000. In total, over 425,000 troops from the German and Allied forces were either killed, wounded or went missing during Battle of Normandy, according to the D-Day Museum, and between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed.Learn More
On D-Day, over 4,400 Allied soldiers died, as did between 4,000 and 9,000 German soldiers. This battle was the start of the larger campaign of the Battle of Normandy, which led to 425,000 killed, injured or missing soldiers.Full Answer >
According to the National World War II Museum, 45 million civilians and 15 million combatants died during World War II. The number of soldiers wounded in battle was 25 million. These are estimates, and they are most likely low estimates.Full Answer >
Lasting less than 2 hours, the assault on Pearl Harbor resulted in the deaths of more than 2,500 people and wounded more than 1,000 more. The losses at Pearl Harbor also included 18 American ships and about 300 airplanes.Full Answer >
20,876 Allied soldiers were killed during the Battle of the Bulge, with 42,893 wounded and 23,554 reported captured or missing. German losses totaled 15,652 killed, 41,600 wounded, and 27,582 reported captured or missing.Full Answer >