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Here we pay tribute and honor to those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

The Cemeteries on this page are the foreign Cemeteries where some of the Glider Pilots are buried today. Fifty-eight percent of the men killed in action or killed in the line of duty were brought back to the United States and many buried in their hometowns. To see all the KIA or LOD click on those links. If you have information or questions about a veteran or burial location please notify the Association.

Killed In Action (KIA)      Killed In The Line of Duty (LOD)      USA Cemeteries


Ardennes American Cemetery

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Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupré, Belgium

The approach drive at Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium leads to the memorial, a stone structure bearing on its fašade a massive American eagle and other sculptures...The 90-acre cemetery contains the graves of 5,323 of our military dead, many of whom died in the 1944 Ardennes winter offensive (Battle of the Bulge)... <<Overview>>


Cambridge American Cemetery

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Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England, 30.5 acres in total, was donated by the University of Cambridge. It lies on a slope with the west and south sides framed by woodland. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 of our military dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe... <<Overview>>


East Coast American Cemetery

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East Coast American Cemetery
New York, New York USA

The World War II East Coast Memorial is located in Battery Park, New York City. This memorial commemorates those soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, merchant marines and airmen who met their deaths in the service of their country in the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. Its axis is oriented on the Statue of Liberty. On each side of the axis are four gray granite pylons upon which are inscribed the name, rank, organization and state of each of the 4,609 missing in the waters of the Atlantic <<Overview>>


Epinal American Cemetery

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Epinal American Cemetery
Dinozé, France

The Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in France, 48.6 acres in extent, is sited on a plateau 100 feet above the Moselle River in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. It contains the graves of 5,255 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the campaigns across northeastern France to the Rhine River and beyond into Germany. The cemetery was established in October 1944 by the 46th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company of the U.S. Seventh Army as it drove northward from southern France through the Rhone Valley into Germany... <<Overview>>


Henri–Chapelle American Cemetery

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Henri–Chapelle American Cemetery
Hombourg, Belgium

At the Henri–Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium, covering 57 acres, rest 7,992 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives during the advance of the U.S. armed forces into Germany. Their headstones are arranged in gentle arcs sweeping across a broad green lawn that slopes gently downhill. A highway passes through the cemetery. West of the highway is an overlook that affords an excellent view of the rolling Belgian countryside, once a battlefield... <<Overview>>


Lorraine American Cemetery

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Lorraine American Cemetery
St Avold, France

The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in France covers 113.5 acres and contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II in Europe, a total of 10,489...Most of the dead here were killed while driving the German forces from the fortress city of Metz, France toward the Siegfried Line and the Rhine River. Initially, there were over 16,000 Americans interred in the St. Avold region in France, mostly from the U.S. Seventh Army’s Infantry and Armored Divisions and its cavalry groups. St. Avold served as a vital communications center for the vast network of enemy defenses guarding the western border of the Third Reich... <<Overview>>


Manila American Cemetery

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Manila American Cemetery
Global City, Taguig Phili

The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines occupies 152 acres on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. It contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II, a total of 17,202, most of whom lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines... <<Overview>>


Netherlands American Cemetery

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Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands...Within the tower is a chapel. The light fixture in the chapel and the altar candelabra and flower bowl were presented by the government of the Netherlands and by the local provincial administration. Beyond the tower is a burial area divided into 16 plots, where rest 8,301 of our military dead, their headstones set in long curves... <<Overview>>


Normandy American Cemetery

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Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 and the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, at the north end of its half mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing, in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial, are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified... <<Overview>>


North Africa American Cemetery

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North Africa American Cemetery
Tunis, Tunisia

At the 27-acre North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia rest 2841 of our military dead, their headstones set in straight lines subdivided into nine rectangular plots by wide paths, with decorative pools at their intersections... <<Overview>>


Rhone American Cemetery

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Rhone American Cemetery
Draguignan, France

The site of the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial in France was selected because of its historic location along the route of the U.S. Seventh Army's drive up the Rhone Valley. It was established on August 19, 1944 after the Seventh Army's surprise landing in southern France... <<Overview>>


Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

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Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy

The World War II Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 77 acres, rising in a gentle slope from a broad pool with an island and cenotaph flanked by groups of Italian cypress trees. Beyond the pool is the immense field of headstones of 7,860 of American military war dead, arranged in gentle arcs on broad green lawns beneath rows of Roman pines... <<Overview>>




This document was last modified on: 17 July 2017