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Netherlands American Cemetery

Cemetery

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-cem...

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People

  • Joel Acker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 289 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Frank Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-17 42-97632

  • David Albrecht

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793 ...

  • Eugene Aldridge

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 413BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Crash landed in a field near East Shropham due to the props on two engines running away on form-up for a mission to Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F 42-30188 'Temptation'. RTD. Failed to Return...

  • George Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Observer / Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg, Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 13730. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Denis Alison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x combat missions, 82:10 combat hours. Killed in Action (KIA) on 1 Nov 1944 near Legden in P-51D 44-14378. MACR 10236. Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x battle stars), PH.

  • Clarence Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 368th Fighter Group
    Clarence E Allen was declared missing in action on 12 October 1944, aged 23. Allen was taking part in a dive-bombing mission over Aachen, when his squadron engaged enemy fighters over Dusseldorf. All aircraft except Allen's returned to base, and...

  • Harry Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13730 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Anthony Amaya

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bremen / Wilhelmshaven in B-17 42-29915 11-Jun-43; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1760 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Kenneth Amberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-17 42-3530 11-Jan-44; shot down, crashed Watenstedt. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1885 Awards: PH.

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Buried or commemorated

  • Marshall Abraham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-30855 'Ol' Massa' 8-May-44; shot down. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4586 Awards: PH.

  • Joel Acker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 289 Awards: AM, PH.

  • David Albrecht

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793 ...

  • Eugene Aldridge

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 413BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Crash landed in a field near East Shropham due to the props on two engines running away on form-up for a mission to Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F 42-30188 'Temptation'. RTD. Failed to Return...

  • George Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Observer / Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg, Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 13730. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Denis Alison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x combat missions, 82:10 combat hours. Killed in Action (KIA) on 1 Nov 1944 near Legden in P-51D 44-14378. MACR 10236. Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x battle stars), PH.

  • Arthur Altman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot 1056 twin engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. 6 hours combat. Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Kiel. ...

  • Kenneth Amberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-17 42-3530 11-Jan-44; shot down, crashed Watenstedt. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1885 Awards: PH.

  • Joe Ayers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) at Luisendorf in P-51 'Helen of Troy III' 42-106901 MACR 9237. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Westmoreland Babbage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in California, and killed in action on 21 March 1945

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2014 11:09:25 Emily Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and person associations
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Official Website: http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/netherlands-american-cem...

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