Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

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Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
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Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Tuscany, Italy
For American fallen – liberation of Italy (1944)
Established 1944
Location near Florence, Italy
Designed by McKim, Mead & White, New York (MONUMENT)
Clarke & Rapuano, New York (LANDSCAPERS)
Total burials 4402
Total commemorated
1409
Burials by nation
United States of America
Burials by war
World War II
Statistics source: ABMC Florence cemetery booklet

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial is about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) south of Florence, Italy, about two miles (3 km) south of the Florence-Impruneta exit of the Rome-Milan autoroute. It covers about 70 acres (28 ha), chiefly on the west side of the Greve river, framed by wooded hills.

Most of those buried here are from the Fifth Army who died in the fighting that followed the capture of Rome in June 1944; others fell in the heavy fighting in the Apennines between then and 2 May 1945. It is run by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Notable burials and memorials[edit]

  • Medal of Honor recipients
    • Addison Baker (1907–1943), United States Army Air Corps, for actions in World War II (memorial)
    • Roy W. Harmon (1915–1944), United States Army, for actions against German forces in Italy
    • George D. Keathley (1917–1944), United States Army, for actions against enemy forces in Italy

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Coordinates: 43°41′30″N 11°12′30″E / 43.69167°N 11.20833°E / 43.69167; 11.20833