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Cimetière Américain de Colleville, Normandie, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ourspolaire&Gemeloj
N 49° 21.555 W 000° 51.202
30U E 655872 N 5469609
Quick Description: Le cimetière américain de Colleville-sur-mer en Normandie; un des plus gros de cette guerre!
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 7:28:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMFP4Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 22

Long Description:
"Dans le cimetière sont enterrés les corps de 9 387 personnes, dont 307 inconnus, quatre femmes. En tout on compte 9383 militaires et 4 civils. Ces personnes sont principalement décédées le jour du débarquement ou dans les semaines suivantes en Normandie, principalement au combat. 14 000 dépouilles, d'abord inhumées en Normandie, ont été rapatriées aux États-Unis, à la demande de leurs proches."

The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. Included are graves of Army Air Corps crews shot down over France as early as 1942."

Source (visit link)
Date cemetery was established: June 8, 1944

Visiting hours:
9am to 17pm


Website pertaining to the cemetery: [Web Link]

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