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Aisne Marne American Cemetery
|Aisne Marne American Cemetery|
GPS: 49.078460, 3.291781
Rue des Chevaliers de Colomb
02400 Belleau, France
Date published: April 1, 2017
Total records: 3,100
With headstones lying in a sweeping curve, the 42.5-acre Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, sits at the foot of Belleau Wood. The cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne Valley in the summer of 1918. In addition, there are 1,060 names of American military missing in action inscribed on the interior walls of the Memorial Chapel. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. During World War II the chapel was damaged slightly by an enemy shell.
Belleau Wood adjoins the cemetery and contains many vestiges of World War I. A monument at the flagpole commemorates the valor of the U.S. Marines who captured much of this ground in 1918.
Records published here were acquired from the American Battle Monuments Commission on March 31, 2017. This includes the names 2,040 dead buried in graves, and 1,060 missing in action. There were 249 additional graves of unknown soldiers not listed here. Dates of death range from 1917-11-27 to 1921-07-09.