D-Day the landing beaches and the Battle of Normandy….Did you know?

Did you know this about the men fighting in WW2, France, Normandy?



  • 38.8% (6,332,000) of U.S. servicemen and all servicewomen were volunteers

  • 61.2% (11,535,000) were draftees

  • Average duration of service: 33 months

  • Overseas service: 73% served overseas, with an average of 16 months abroad

  • Combat survivability (out of 1,000): 8.6 were killed in action, 3 died from other causes, and 17.7 received non-fatal combat wounds

  • Average base pay: enlisted—$71.33 per month; officer—$203.50 per month

    As for the men who were in the Normandy Campaign
    (which lasted about 2 and a half months or roughly 80 days)

    approximately 76500 men were killed in
    2 & 1/2 months combat….

  • On D-Day: approximately 11500 casualities on the 5 different Allied beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword


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