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Florence American Cemetery
Impruneta, Toscana, Italy

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GPS: 43.6922,11.2113

Via Cassia S.N.
50023 Tavarnuzze (Firenze)
Impruneta, Italy

Published: November 1, 2019
Total records: 5,808

Florence American Cemetery is managed by American Battle Monuments Commission, and is located on the west side of Via Cassia, south of Florence.

Cemetery History

The site where Florence American Cemetery now sits was liberated on 3 August 1944 by the South African 6th Armoured Division, and later became part of the zone of the U.S. Fifth Army. It is located astride Greve River, and is framed by wooded hills which rise several hundred feet to the west.

The site was selected for a permanent cemetery after a survey of temporary cemeteries established in Northern Italy during World War II revealed that there was at least one major objection in every instance to retention of any of the temporary sites as a permanent cemetery.

The servicemen and women interred at the cemetery represent 39% of the temporary burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting which occurred after the capture of Rome in June of 1944. Included among them are casualties of heavy fighting in the Apenninnes Mountains shortly before the war's end.

Also memorialized here are 1,410 servicemen whose remains could not be found.

Cemetery Records

Records published below were obtained from the American Battle Monuments Commission on November 1, 2019. Those who remains could not be found are tagged with the phrase, "Tablets of the Missing".

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