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Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title: Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial  
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Subject: Lorraine (duchy), Al Blozis, Frederick C. Murphy, American Battle Monuments Commission, Saint-Avold, Ruben Rivers, Willard Bowsky, David C. Waybur, Andrew Miller (Medal of Honor, 1944), Bill Guckeyson
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Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
View of headstones and memorial
Used for those deceased 1944–1945
Established September 1944 (Completed 1960)
near Saint-Avold, (Moselle), France
Designed by

Murphy & Locraft, Washington, D.C. (Monument)

Allyn R. Jennings of Oley, Pennsylvania (Landscape)
Total burials 10,489
Total commemorated
Burials by nation
United States
Burials by war
Statistics source: Cemetery booklet

The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, is located just outside of Saint-Avold, Moselle, France. It covers 113.5 acres (0.459 km2) and contains 10,489 graves, the largest number of any American World War II cemetery in Europe.[1] Those interred died mostly in the autumn of 1944 during the drive to the Siegfried Line as the Americans sought to expel the Germans; they were mainly part of the U.S. Third and Seventh Armies. The cemetery is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Notable burials include:


  1. ^ ABMC Lorraine Cemetery web page Retrieved 29 November 2014
  2. ^ Santschi, Darrell R. (February 23, 2014). "Riverside men to get top honor: Jesus S. Duran and Salvador J. Lara will be awarded the Medal of Honor". The Press-Enterprise. 

External links

  • American Battle Monuments Commission home page
  • ABMC Lorraine Cemetery video .wmv
  • ABMC Lorraine Cemetery booklet .pdf
  • Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Flickr group
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