Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

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Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
Henri Chapelle-memorial.jpg
View of the memorial, with headstones in the foreground.
Used for those deceased 1941–1945
Established 1945
Location near Liège, Belgium
Designed by Holabird, Root and Burgee of Chicago, Illinois
Franz Lipp of Chicago, Illinois(landscaping)
Total burials 7,989
Unknown
burials
554
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[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sledge, Michael (2005). 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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Coordinates: 50°41′49″N 5°54′00″E / 50.697°N 5.900°E / 50.697; 5.900