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D-Day Guns and History

Beach landings were carried out at Utah Beach, Ponte du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach. The landings were the largest seaborne invasion ever conducted with nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day with 875,000 men disembarking by the end of June. Allied casualties on D-Day were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed KIA. The Germans lost about 1,000 men.

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