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Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

netherlands american cemetery

GPS: 50.81762, 5.80790

AM Begraafplaats 1
6269 NA
Margraten, Netherlands

Published: November 24, 2019
Total records: 10,022

Netherlands American Cemetery is managed by American Battle Monuments Commission, and lies in the village of Margraten, six miles east of Maastricht.

Cemetery History

Netherlands American Cemetery occupies 65 1/2 acres of farm land south of the highway. The site was liberated on 13 September 1944 by troops of the U.S. 30th Infantry Division which were advancing northeast-ward towards the Roer River in Germany as part of the U.S. First Army.

A battlefield cemetery, one of the first to be used for the interment of American soliders who fell on German soil, was established here on 10 November 1944 by the U.S. Ninth Army.

The burials here represent 43 percent of those who were originally buried in this and other temporary cemeteries throughout the area. Most of them gave their lives in the airborne and ground operations to liberate eastern Holland, during the advances into Germany over the Roer and across the Rhine and in air operations over these regions.

Cemetery Records

Records below were acquired from American Battle Monuments Commission on November 24, 2019. These include dates of death ranging from 1942 to 1946. The 1,722 soliders who remains were never found have been tagged with, "Tablets of the Missing".

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