Operation Overlord Disembarkment Day June 6, 1944 Invasion of Europe Fortress Europe (Invincible) Germany has had four years to prepare for this day French coast is heavily fortified pill boxes anti-tank barriers good internal supply lines Operation Overlord Years in preparation
June 6, 1944
Invasion of Europe
600,000 Americans involved in battle (more than Gettysburg)
500,000 German involved in battle
55,000 British involved in battle
100,000 German casualties, killed, wounded or captured.
81,000 American casualties, including 23,554 captured and 19,000 killed.
1,400 British casualties 200 killed.
The Malmedy Massacre, where 86 American soldiers were murdered, was the worst atrocity committed against American troops during the course of the war in Europe.
In it's entirety, the “Battle of the Bulge,” was the worst battles - in terms of losses - to the American Forces in WWII.Battle of Bulge Statistics