Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

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Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 3.jpg
View of headstones and memorial
Used for those deceased 1944–1945
Established September 1944 (Completed 1960)
Location 49°7′19″N 6°43′3″E / 49.12194°N 6.71750°E / 49.12194; 6.71750Coordinates: 49°7′19″N 6°43′3″E / 49.12194°N 6.71750°E / 49.12194; 6.71750
near Saint-Avold, (Moselle), France
Designed by

Murphy & Locraft, Washington, D.C. (Monument)

Allyn R. Jennings of Oley, Pennsylvania (Landscape)
Total burials 10,489
Total commemorated 444
Burials by nation
United States
Burials by war
Statistics source: Cemetery booklet

The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, is located just outside of Saint-Avold, Moselle, France. It covers 113.5 acres (0.459 km2) and contains 10,849 graves, the largest number of any American World War II cemetery in Europe.[1] Those interred died mostly in the autumn of 1944 during the drive to the Siegfried Line as the Americans sought to expel the Germans; they were mainly part of the U.S. Third and Seventh Armies. The cemetery is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Notable burials include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABMC Lorraine Cemetery web page Retrieved 26 July 2009
  2. ^ Santschi, Darrell R. (February 23, 2014). "Riverside men to get top honor: Jesus S. Duran and Salvador J. Lara will be awarded the Medal of Honor". The Press-Enterprise. 

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