Honour the war dead at the Cambridge American Cemetery

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Visit the final resting place of 3812 men and women at the Cambridge American Cemetery, the only American WWII cemetery in the United Kingdom.

Opened on 7 December 1943, the Cambridge American Cemetery - administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission, the smallest independent executive agency of the American Government – was to be one of three temporary cemeteries for Americans who died in Britain. After the war, the land, donated by the University of Cambridge, was chosen as the only permanent World War II American cemetery.

Explore the Grade I landscaped grounds with its sweeping views over the flat fenlands of Cambridgeshire, where so many airfields were built during WWII; an appropriate final resting place for the 3,812 men and women who gave their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic, the strategic bombing campaign over Europe, those who died in the invasion of Europe and those killed in training exercises on British soil. The lives of another 5,127 men and women whose bodies were never recovered are commemorated on a Wall of the Missing.

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