Cambridge American Cemetery

Cemetery

Object Number - UPL 17399 - Reflecting pools, Tablets of the Missing & Memorial at Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Detailed History

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is the only American Second World War military cemetery in the British Isles. The cemetery contains 3,812 headstones of American men and women who died during the Battle of the Atlantic, the Strategic Bombing Campaign and on British soil. A further 5,127 names are commemorated on the Wall of Missing. A memorial Chapel and visitor centre also honour the dead, and provide information on those commemorated and an understanding of the crucial campaign they fought in.

The Cambridge American Cemetery was established as a temporary cemetery, Cambridge American Military Cemetery, on land donated by the University of Cambridge in 1943 outside the village of Madingley in Cambridgeshire. It was selected as the permanent memorial to fallen American servicemen in Britain after the War, and was designed by Perry, Shaw Hepburn and Dean and landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 and is owned and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33601397
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36563521
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13028912 / O-789365
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17019995 / O-442336
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 2
  • Highest Rank: Private

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Date29 Sep 2014 15:11:48
ContributorEmily

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