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

On D-Day, the Allies landed around 156,000 troops in Normandy. American forces landed 73,000 troops in total: 23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops. In the British and Canadian sector, 83,115 troops were landed (61,715 of them British): 24,970 on Gold Beach, 21,400 on Juno Beach, 28,845 on Sword Beach, and 7900 airborne troops.

11,590 aircraft were also supporting the landings. On D-Day, Allied aircraft flew 14,674 sorties, and 127 were lost.

Omaha Beach –  French fishermen looking at the bodies of soldiers killed.

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