Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

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Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
Lorraine American Military Cemetery, Memorial Day 2010, ceremonial wreaths
Used for those deceased 1944–1945
EstablishedSeptember 1944 (Completed 1960)
Location49°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 byMurphy & Locraft, Washington,

D.C. (Monument)

Allyn R. Jennings of Oley, Pennsylvania (Landscape)
Total burials10,489
Total commemorated
Burials by nation
United States
Burials by war
Statistics source: Cemetery booklet

The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, is located just outside Saint-Avold, Moselle, France. It covers 113.5 acres (0.459 km2) and contains 10,489 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:


  1. ^ ABMC Lorraine Cemetery web page Retrieved 29 November 2014
  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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