The United States military uses the term D-day as a start date for field operations. There are many D-day dates in history but the most famous is the one that occurred on June 6, 1944.Know More
Another code word for the beginning of an operation by the armed forces is H-hour. These two terms began to be in popular use during World War I.
The most famous D-day occurred in 1944. Operation Overload is another name for the event. This D-day began what was to result in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. The Battle of Normandy is also a name for the event.Learn more about World War 2
The June 6, 1944 landing operations in Normandy, codenamed "Operation Neptune" and known as "D-Day," were undertaken by the Western Allies in an effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. The Normandy landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history at the time.Full Answer >
No accurate records of causalities for the Allied troops exist for D-Day. Too much chaos and other circumstances made keeping records impossible on that date. Causalities refer to the number of troops lost to death, injury, and capture, as well as those men who were declared missing.Full Answer >
An alphabetical list of all of the Allied casualties from D-Day is available from the U.S. National D-Day Memorial. The names of all of the Allied D-Day casualties are also engraved on 116 bronze plaques at The National D-Day Memorial, located in Bedford, Virginia.Full Answer >
It is estimated that there were between 14,000 and 19,000 casualties on the initial day of the invasion of Normandy. Allied forces suffered the greatest number with approximately 10,000 casualties. The Germans suffered between 4,000 and 9,000 casualties.Full Answer >