North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial

Cemetery

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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-c…

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36378395
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: No 133 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-884145
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Film star turned Intellegence Officer Gene Raymond of the 97th Bomb Group questions his comrades following a raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.', '216129' [ Censor no] and 'Passed for publication 18 Aug 1942' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT Associated Press photo shows: Gene Raymond ex-Hollywood film star now intelligence office in the U.S. Army Air Corps questions Sgt. Kent West of West Blocton, ALA. Rear Gunner who shot down a
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14055301 at enlistment, then O-436494
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6814915
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
John B Bruce
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 32nd Bomb Squadron 301st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 19039031 / O-431847
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Revisions

Date1 Mar 2020 23:20:22
Contributorharrykevansjr
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By Harry Evans

Date4 Dec 2017 16:00:29
ContributorED-BB
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Connection to the cemetery where all 10 crew members are memorialized (not buried...)

Date29 Sep 2014 16:09:32
ContributorEmily