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How many people died at Omaha Beach?

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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.

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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.

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    Where can you find a list of the casualties on D-Day?

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    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.

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    How many people died on D-Day?

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    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.

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    How many Allied casualties were there on D-Day?

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    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.

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    Why is D-Day important?

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    D-Day was important for several reasons. The most important reason was that it marked the first time in the war that Allied troops threatened Germany's control of Europe. Up until then, the fighting had been taking place very far away from the German border.

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