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Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

Cemetery

Detailed history

The Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial lies seven miles from the German border near Welkenraedt in Belgium. The site commemorates 7,992 military dead, the majority who fell during the First Army's push into Germany from France, Belgium and Holland in September 1944 or during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944- January 1945. A chapel and museum overlook the headstones and honour the sacrifice and achievements of American forces.

A temporary cemetery was established at Henri-Chapelle in 1944 after the Allies liberated the area. A program for the repatriation of American remains for permanent burial in the United States commenced in July 1947. 5,600 fallen were disinterred from Henri-Chapelle in the first shipments in October 1947. The permanent cemetery was designed by Holabird, Root and Burgee and landscaped by Franz Lipp and dedicated in 1960. The site is owned and maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/henri-chapelle-american-...

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People

  • James Aageberg

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 366th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action on 21 January 1945 in P-47 Thunderbolt 44-20424. ...

  • Roger Aldrin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 442nd Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 43-15131, mid air collision, crashed Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10687 Awards: AM (OLC, PH.

  • Jacob Arzouian

    Military | Corporal | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Robert Boock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea due to mechanical failure on 26-Jan-43 (Returned To Duty - RTD). On 6-Apr-43, smoke in the cockpit forced a landing 3.5 miles off the coast of North Foreland, UK...

  • John Brady

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 2 November 1944 Crashed near Barby in B-17 'Bomber Dear' 42-97234

  • Lawrence Brashear

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Cecil Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ramrod withdrawal support suffered engine malady's in P-47D 42-75104, baled out into North Sea 20 miles NNW of Knocke, Belgium. Seen to land successfully and made it to dingy, ASR searched without success. 13-Apr...

  • Horace Bunting

    Military | Corporal | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Robert Casperson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, on run in to DZ, for reasons unknown, A/C went into a power dive and crashed. 23-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11024 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Vincent Cherescavich

    Military | Corporal | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

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Buried or commemorated

  • James Aageberg

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 366th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action on 21 January 1945 in P-47 Thunderbolt 44-20424. ...

  • Donald Bayne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Photo Reconnaissance Pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • George Blackburn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dortmund. On return leg, vectored to intercept E/A attacking Remagen bridge, broke through overcast over bridge and immediately engaged heavily by friendly fire, hit by 50...

  • Frank Bobrowicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Frank Bobrowicz was Radio Operator on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Jack Burg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group

  • William Bush

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR), shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11424 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH

  • Victor Doroski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 25 x missions as a co-pilot. KIA 8 February 1945. While flying a Joker night-photo mission, he and his navigator Capt. Jacob Hochman were killed. A photo flash bomb failed to release and ignited in the...

  • Hugh Goswick

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Martin crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30021. Mission #1 - Antwerp, Belgium. First 533rd BS loss. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 160. Sgt Goswick's body was never recovered. The aircraft crashed into...

  • Alec Gwazdosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Alec Gwazdosky was Top Turret gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Donald McNeely

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121. Awards: AM(2OLC), PH.

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Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:44:38 Emily Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and person associations
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Official Website: http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/henri-chapelle-american-...

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