Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
(France - Lorraine - Saint-Avold)
The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in France covers 113.5 acres and contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II in Europe, a total of 10,489. Their headstones are arranged in nine plots in a generally elliptical design extending over the beautiful rolling terrain of eastern Lorraine and culminating in a prominent overlook feature.
Most of the dead here were killed while driving the German forces from the fortress city of Metz toward the Siegfried Line and the Rhine River.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: American Battle Monuments Commission
- Photos: Fedor de Vries (1), Niels Klaver (2,4) & Yvonne Tepen (3,5)
Address and contactinformation
- Avenue de Fayetteville
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Braffitt, Raymond W.||September 17th, 1944|
|Caminiti, Harry W.||March 19th, 1945|
|Dickey, George T.||September 9th, 1944|
|Hatfield, Ellis H.||April 5th, 1945|
|Ostrom, Charles E.||September 20th, 1944|
- I had the privilege of visiting the cemetery at St. Avold in June 2007. Was able to see my brother's grave. Valerie Muller, of the office, guided me to the grave. I was deeply impressed with the pristine grounds. Not a weed, nor brown grass was shown. All the rows of marble were in perfect rows. My husband and son in law were also greatly impressed. He was a handsome fellow. May he rest in peace, along with his comrades..
- By: Nancy (Korejszas) Skrocki
- City: Allen Park, Michigan
- Date and time: 24-11-2008 21:58:11
- Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars