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Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
|Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery|
GPS: 50.697393, 5.901079
159, rue du Mémorial Américain
4852 Plombières, Belgium
Date published: April 14, 2017
Total records: 8,347
Dedicated in 1960, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery is the final resting place of U.S. military dead, most of whom lost their lives during the advance of the U.S. armed forces into Germany during the Fall and Winter of 1944 and the Spring of 1945. Others were lost in air operations over the region.
The site was liberated on September 12, 1944 by troops of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division. A temporary cemetery had been established on September 28, 1944 about 200-300 yards north of the current site. It was later moved to the current site due to aesthetics and beauty.
There is a memorial chapel and museum where inscribed are the names of military war dead missing in action.
This is not the only WWII American cemetery in Belgium. There is also Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Neupré.
For WWI American military burials in Belgium, see Flanders Field American Cemetery.
Records published here were acquired from the American Battle Monuments Commission. They include 452 names of persons missing in action, inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. But they do not include names of the 89 unidentified remains. Dates of death range from 1943 to 1946.