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Long Island National Cemetery


Detailed history

Long Island National Cemetery was established in 1936 with a purchase of 175 acres (71 ha) of land from Pinelawn Cemetery to answer a need after World War I of a large number of veterans, and not enough burial space in the urban cemeteries in New York City. At the time the only National Cemetery in the area was Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, and it had very limited area available. The land was developed and burials began in March 1937. Within its first 8 years, it saw over 10,000 interments from World War II.
A section of the cemetery has the interments of World War II prisoners of war, including 37 Germans and 54 Italians. There are also 35 British Commonwealth servicemen buried here from the same war.[3]

Buried or commemorated

  • Clifford Boxer

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Aircraft Crew Chief | 365th Fighter Group

  • Michael Brendel

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | 365th Fighter Group

  • Vincent Bullard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group

  • Ashton Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    SSGT Ashton E. Carter had completed an 18 month combat tour in the SW Pacific with the 3rd Bomb Group - 90th Bomb Squadron. He was flying his 25th mission of his 2nd combat tour when he was KIA

  • Thomas Casey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Roland Enman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group
    Before enlisting, Enman had served as a Cadet in the Merchant Marine, making at least five cruises to South America, the Caribbean and at least once to Africa.

  • Paul Kaplan

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator | 340th Bomb Group

  • Edward Quimby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group

  • James Reid

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 // 52nd combat mission


Date Contributor Update
09 December 2020 00:36:14 466thHistorian Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and history