Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
(Belgium - Liège - Henri-Chapelle)
This cemetery, 57 acres in area, lies on the crest of a ridge affording an excellent view.
The site was liberated on 12 September 1944 by troops of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division. A temporary cemetery was established on 28 September 1944 two or three hundred yards to the north of the present site, considered more attractive.
Here rest 7,989 of our military Dead, most of whom gave their lives in the repulse of the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes popularly known as the “Battle of the Bulge”, or during the advance into, and accross Germany during the fall and winter of 1944 and the spring of 1945. Others were lost in air operations over the region.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: American Battle Monuments Commission
- Photos: Ewoud van Eig (1,2), Fedor de Vries (3) & Frits Kruishaar (4,5)
Address and contactinformation
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Point of interest
- Memorial 30th Infantry Division
- Memorial 1st, 30th en 99th U.S. Infantry Divisions
- Memorial 1st Infantry Division
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here (Overview)
|Name||Date of death|
|Allen, John E. Jr.||December 20th, 1944|
|Gurien, Charles P.||October 5th, 1944|
|Hughes, Marshall||January 3rd, 1945|
|Kimbro, Truman||December 19th, 1944|
|Sharp, William E., Jr.||February 2nd, 1945|