American Cemeteries in France - ABMC
The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
The Commission—guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials—honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of United States Armed Forces.
The Commission’s commemorative mission includes: Designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American cemeteries in foreign countries. Establishing and maintaining U.S. military memorials, monuments and markers where American armed forces have served overseas since April 6, 1917, and within the U.S. when directed by public law. Controlling the design and construction of permanent U.S. military monuments and markers by other U.S. citizens and organizations, both public and private, and encouraging their maintenance.
- Aisne Marne American Cemetery
02400 Belleau - France
Lying south of the village of Belleau, France, this 42.5- acre cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 Americans, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918. On the interior walls of the memorial chapel are the names of 1,060 who were missing in the region.
- Meuse Argonne American Cemetery
Tel. : 03 29 85 14 18
Fax: 03 29 85 13 96
Located east of the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Meuse), France, the cemetery is 26 miles northwest of Verdun. At this 130.5-acre site are buried the remains of 14,246 Americans, the largest number of U.S. War Engraved on a Wall of the Missing are 3,724 names. Most died in military activities from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.
- Oise Aisne American Cemetery
Tel.: 03 23 82 21 81
Fax: 03 23 82 53 30
Lying 1.5 miles east of Fere en Tardenois (Aisne), France, and 14 miles northeast of Chateau-Thierry, this 36.5-acre cemetery contains 6,012 American graves, most of whom died in the area in 1918. The chapel walls contain the names of 241 missing.
- St- Mihiel American Cemetery
Tel.: 03 83 80 01 01
Fax: 03 83 81 94 72
Located at the west edge of Thiaucourt, France, the 40.5-acre cemetery contains the graves of 4,153 American War Dead, most of whom died in the great offensive that resulted in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient. On the end walls of the museum are recorded the names of 284 missing.
- Somme American Cemetery
Tel.: 03 23 66 87 20
Fax: 03 23 66 87 27
Situated .5 miles southwest of Bony (Aisne), France, the Somme cemetery is a 14.3-acre site that contains 1,844 American graves. The chapel walls bear the names of 333 missing.
- Suresnes American Cemetery
109 Blvd Washington
Tel.: 01 46 25 01 70
Fax: 01 46 25 01 71
Located in the Paris suburb of Suresnes, the 7.5-acre cemetery contains the graves of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I, and 24 unknown American War Dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 missing, or buried or lost at sea. Dead in Europe. Most died during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. On memorial loggias on either side of the chapel are inscribed the names of 954 missing.
- Brittany American Cemetery
Tel.: 02 33 89 24 90
Fax: 02 33 89 24 91
Buried on 7.5 acres of rolling farm country 1.5 miles southeast of the village of St. James, France, are 4,410 War Dead. Most gave their lives in the Normandy and Brittany campaigns in 1944. Along the retaining wall of the memorial terrace, 498 names of missing are inscribed.
- Epinal American Cemetery
Tel.: 03 29 82 04 75
Fax: 03 29 82 25 78
Four miles southeast of Epinal (Vosges), France, the cemetery contains the graves of 5,255 War Dead on WWI cemetery WWII cemetery names of 371 missing are inscribed on pylons flanking the chapel.
- Lorraine American Cemetery
Avenue de Fayetteville
Tel.: 03 87 92 07 32
Fax: 03 87 92 99 73
Situated about one mile north of the town of St. Avold, France, the 113.5-acre cemetery contains the largest number of graves of World War II War Dead in Europe, a total of 10,489. Most died while fighting in this region. Inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing are 444 names.
- Normandy American Cemetery
Tel.: 02 31 51 62 00
Fax: 02 31 51 62 09
Situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach, the cemetery is just east of St. Laurent-sur-Mer. The site covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American War Dead, most of whom died during the landings and ensuing operations. The walls of a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial contain the names of 1,557 missing.
- Rhone American Cemetery
533 Blvd John F. Kennedy
Tel.: 04 94 68 03 62
Fax: 04 94 47 03 59
Set in the city of Draguignan, France, 28 miles west of Cannes, the 12.5-acre Rhone Cemetery is the site of 861 graves of American War Dead, most of whom gave their lives in the liberation of southern France in 1944. The retaining wall of the chapel terrace contains the names of 294 missing.
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