Haunting D-Day Images Commemorate 72 Years Since the Historic Invasion of Normandy

Haunting D-Day Images Commemorate 72 Years Since the Historic Invasion of Normandy

The average age of a soldier was 22-year-old; college-aged men who stormed the beaches of Germany under heavy fire, witnessing absolute hell as they pushed forward.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded, or went missing during the battle. This includes over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead among the ground forces and additional 16,714 deaths among the Allied air forces.

U.S. Army Engineers of the 6th Engineer Special Brigades tend to a wounded comrade hit by German fire from the bluffs of Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach during the D-Day Landings in France.

A dead American soldier lies on the sand of Omaha Beach, killed by German fire on D-Day, as U.S. troops finally capture and secure the beach. Crossed rifles at his feet form a battle cross.

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