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Landing beaches - Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 21.605 W 000° 51.181
30U E 655894 N 5469702
Quick Description: This table describes the situation in Normandy on the landing beaches 6-8 June 1944.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 1:33:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMMD02
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 16

Long Description:
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honours American troops who died in Europe during World War II.

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.

Only some of the soldiers who died overseas are buried in the overseas American military cemeteries. When it came time for a permanent burial, the next of kin eligible to make decisions were asked if they wanted their loved ones repatriated for permanent burial in the U.S., or interred at the closest overseas cemetery.

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The table is located in northern part of the cemetery, close to the visitor center.


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