Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
|Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial|
|American Battle Monuments Commission|
View of the memorial, with headstones in the foreground.
|Used for those deceased 1941-1945|
|Location||near Liège, Belgium|
|Designed by||Holabird, Root and Burgee of Chicago, Illinois
Franz Lipp of Chicago, Illinois(landscaping)
|Statistics source: ABMC Henri-Chapelle website|
The Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial contains the graves of 7,992 members of the American military who died in World War II. It is one of fourteen cemeteries for American World War II dead on foreign soil, and is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The fifty-seven acre cemetery and memorial is located three kilometers northwest of the Walloon village of Henri-Chapelle, which lies approximately 30 kilometers east of Liège, Belgium on highway N3. Aachen, Germany is about 16 kilometers to the east of Henri-Chapelle on N3. It is one of three American war cemeteries in Belgium: Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial (World War I) and Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial (World War II).
In 1956 the statue Angel of Peace created by Donal Hord was unveiled at the cemetery.
Notable individuals buried at Henri-Chapelle
Three men who were awarded the Medal of Honor are buried at Henri-Chapelle:
- Brigadier general Frederick W. Castle, also the highest in rank buried at Henri-Chapelle.
- T/4 Truman C. Kimbro
- PFC Francis X. McGraw
Tomb of Brigadier General Frederick Walker Castle. Tomb location: D13/53.
Other notable individuals buried at Henri-Chapelle include:
- Sledge, Michael (2005 (2007)). Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 207, 210. ISBN 9780231509374. OCLC 60527603.
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