Netherlands American Cemetery

Cemetery

Object Number - UPL 34618 - American War Cemetery Margraten, The Netherlands. Where the name plaque of Dwight K. Shurtleff is placed.

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Detailed History

The Netherlands American Cemetery lies near Maastricht in the Netherlands, it is the only American Cemetery in the Netherlands. The site holds the remains of 8,301 fallen servicemen many who died in ground and airborne operations to liberate eastern Holland or during advances into the Rhine. A further 1,722 names are honoured on the Wall of Missing. A tall memorial and chapel overlook the site and pay respect to the deceased.

The site was liberated by the 30th Infantry Division in September 1944, and a battlefield cemetery was established shortly after by the Ninth Army in November 1944 to accommodate the remains of those who fell in Germany. 43 percent of men who fell in the region are buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery, many reinterred from other nearby temporary cemeteries. The cemetery was designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott and landscaped by Clarke, Rapuano and Halleran, it was dedicated in 1960. The Netherlands American Cemetery is owned and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/netherlands-american-ce…

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15125471 / O-767423
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 77th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082440 / O-803433
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19040467 / O-733509
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 448th Bomb Group 714th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19185853
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39609553
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Spot Jammer / Voice Interceptor

Revisions

Date30 Sep 2014 11:09:25
ContributorEmily

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