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North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial

Cemetery

Detailed history

The North Africa American Cemetery lies over ancient Roman Carthage in Tunisia. The site holds the remains of 2,841 American servicemen who fell in operations across northern Africa and the Persian Gulf. A further 3,724 names are honoured on the wall of missing, many for those lost or buried at sea. A chapel and memorial court document American supply campaigns and military activities across the north African and Persian theatre.

The cemetery was established in 1948, after the existing temporary cemeteries were determined to be inadequate. The site was designed by Moore and Hutchins and landscaped by Bryan J Lynch, it was dedicated in 1960. North Africa American Cemetery is owned and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/africa/north-africa-american-ce...

Connections

People

  • Leonard Baumgartner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed on Regensburg mission 17-8-43 aboard B17 42-30434 "Betty Boop - The Pistol Packin' Mama". 'Betty Boop' landed in Nth Africa. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Edwin Bicksler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, Spartan College of Aeronautics, assigned to 133S, on attachment to 57FG from 8 Mar 1943, 314th FS, 324th FG, 9AF USAAF, killed in a P-40 during an attack on German transport planes.

  • Thomas Borders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Lt Thomas Borders graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa before enlisting in the Air Corps in July 1941. Assigned as a Pilot in the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron, he was sent overseas. He was Pilot of "Birmingham Blitzkrieg" on...

  • Edward Du Paul

    Military | Private First Class (6th Grade) | Photographer/Gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Edward Du Paul was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron at Polebrook, England. He was a photographer/gunner on 41-24413 "Birmingham Blitzkrieg" when it was lost to Flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to Biskra, Tunisia, 26 December...

  • Henry Eaton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 97th Bomb Group
    Henry Eaton was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron. He was Engineer/Gunner on board 41-24413 "Birmingham Blitzkrieg" when it was lost to Flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to Biskra, Tunisia, 26 December 1942. He and all nine...

  • Jack Elliott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Jack Elliott was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron. He was Waist Gunner on board 41-24413 "Birmingham Blitzkrieg" when it was lost to Flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to Biskra, Tunisia, 26 December 1942. He and all nine...

  • Carl Erickson

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 313th Troop Carrier Group
    On 12 October 1943, Erickson was piloting a CG-4A Haig Glider, towed by tug from C-47 Skytrain (serial number 41-38704) in the Mediterranian Theatre of Operations. The C-47 was flying through broken cloud, when 60 miles from Algiers the pilot felt...

  • Fleming Goolsby

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Fleming Goolsby was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron. He was Co-Pilot of "Birmingham Blitzkrieg" on VIII Bomber Command's first Heavy Bomber raid to Rouen, France on 17 August 1942. Transferred to North Africa with the 97thBG, he was...

  • Theodore Hokenstad

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 97th Bomb Group
    Theodore Hokenstad was assigned to the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron. He was Navigator on board 41-24413 "Birmingham Blitzkrieg" when it was lost to Flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to Biskra, Tunisia, 26 December 1942. He and all nine...

  • Henry Hughes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 301st Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17 "Bad Penny", Killed in Action over North Africa, 1942.

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Buried or commemorated

  • Leonard Baumgartner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed on Regensburg mission 17-8-43 aboard B17 42-30434 "Betty Boop - The Pistol Packin' Mama". 'Betty Boop' landed in Nth Africa. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Clarence Nichols

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 97th Bomb Group
    Text from Lakeview Junior High School History teacher Rebecca A. Duda (November 2017) : “In 1938, Dracut native Clarence Buxton Nichols dropped out of Dracut High School to enlist in the Army for a three-year enlistment. He served in the infantry and...

  • Samuel Powell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 December 1942. Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707 AM/ PH DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Bion Taylor

    Military | First Lieutenant
    There is no definitive source for his Group or Squadron. Further research is required.

  • Neil Washer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 27th Fighter Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 16:00:29 ED-BB Changes to person associations
Sources

Connection to the cemetery where all 10 crew members are memorialized (not buried...)

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 16:09:32 Emily Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and person associations
Sources

Official Website: http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/africa/north-africa-american-ce...

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