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Epinal American Cemetery
Dinozé, Normandy, France

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Epinal American Cemetery

GPS: 48.143749, 6.492830

385, Rue De La Rondenolle
88000, Dinozé France

Published: October 31, 2019
Total records: 5,677

Epinal American Cemetery is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Epinal American Cemetery is located approximately four miles southeast of Epinal, France, on the D-157 Departmental road (Rue Camille Krantz), in the village of Dinoze-Quèquement.

Cemetery History

The 45th Infantry Division liberated the Epinal area on September 21, 1944. A temporary cemetery was established here 15 days later. Subsequently, the ground was selected to be a permanent cemetery site. After the war, bodies in the temporary cemetery were disinterred and then reinterred at the permanent cemetery site. Persons buried here lost their lives in the fighting across central France, the Rhone Valley, the Vosges Mountains, the Rhine Valley, and Germany. They represent 42% of the original burials throughout this region.

Construction of the permanent cemetery at Epinal was completed in the Spring of 1956, and dedicated on 23 July 1956.

Cemetery Records

The following records were acquired from the American Battle Monuments Commission on October 29, 2019. 500 of these records are those of soldiers whose bodies were missing, and not recovered. They are denoted in these records with the words, "Tablets of the Missing", referring to a special section of the cemetery where they have been remembered.

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