D-Day

By | Jun 6, 2012

The term D-Day is a Military term that denotes the day that a military action is to take place. The most commonly military action for a D-Day is the Normandy Invasion that took place on June 6, 1944 during World War II. The term D-Day was used for actions both prior and since that event.

The earliest use of the term was for military actions during World War I in 1918.

The Invasion of Normandy, D-Day June 6, 1944, was accomplished majority with troops from Great Britain, Canada and the US. They were not the only ones with troops. Other countries participated including Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.

June 6, 1944 or D-Day was the beginning of Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was an invasion of the Allies into German occupied France. It was a victory with the liberation of Paris from German control on August 25, 1944.

The total troops, vehicles and supplies landed over the period of the invasion were:
* By the end of 11 June (D + 5), 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies.
* By June 30th (D+24) over 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles, and 570,000 tons of supplies.
* By July 4th one million men had landed.


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