Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Cemetery

Object Number - UPL 41126 - Headstone of SGT Eugene D Fava at Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

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Detailed History

The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial is the largest Second World War American cemetery in Europe. Located near Saint-Avold in France, the site holds the remains of 10, 489 military dead. Most of the headstones belong to servicemen who perished advancing towards the Rhine in Autumn 1944. Another 444 names are honoured on the Wall of Missing. A large memorial overlooks the headstones, with maps and narrative outlining the Rhine advance and other military activities.

The 80th Infantry Division liberated the region in November 1944 and temporary cemetery was established in March 1945, close to the modern site. The modern, permanent site was selected for its improved location, it was designed by Murphy and Locraft and landscaped by Allyn R Jennings. It was dedicated in 1960. The Lorraine American Cemetery is owned and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/lorraine-american-cemet…

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 336th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-661172
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39854329
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32003112 / O-748141
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37706629
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18066103
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Revisions

Date30 Sep 2014 13:31:15
ContributorEmily

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