Overall Canadian Enlisted: 730,000
Canadian Army

400,000

Royal Canadian Air Force

249,000

 

Royal Canadian Navy

95,000

Canadian Military Nursing Service

4,480

Source: Armchair Reader World War II & Veterans Affairs Canada
Overall Deaths 43,600
Wounded in action

54,000

Prisoners of war

9,000

Army deaths

23,000

Air Force deaths

17,000

Navy deaths

2,000

Merchant Navy deaths

1,600

Nursing Sisters deaths

17

Civilian deaths

1,600

Canadian casualty rate0.38%

Source: Canadian War Museum & Veterans Affairs Canada

[Stats provided are for general information purposes only.]

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Picture: Header, Original Caption: Down the ramp of a Coast Guard Landing barge Yankee soldiers storm toward the beach-sweeping fire of Nazi defenders in the D-Day Invasion of the French Coast. Troops ahead may be seen lying flat under the deadly machine gun resistance of the Germans. Soon the Nazis were driven back under the overwhelming Invasion forces thrown in from Coast Guard and Navy amphibious craft.
[Courtesy of National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS)(513173)] Public Domain Mark 1.0 (Edited: Artistic Blur by Graeme Watson, 2016)