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Military cemetery - Hombourg

Military cemetery near Henri-Chapelle in Hombourg

The military cemetery with an area of about 23 hectares is the final resting place of 7989 American soldiers. It was created in September 1944 by the first Infantry Division of the First US Army. Its construction as well as the Memorial was completed in 1960.  Most of these soldiers fell during the Ardennes offensive launched in the winter of 1944-1945.  The highest ranking officer buried in this cemetery is the General Frederick W.Castle. He was shot on Christmas Eve 1944 while commanding the biggest formation of bombers in military history.

All graves are identical (a white marble cross) and perfectly aligned.

At the extreme right of the colonnade, the museum welcomes visitors with large wall maps detailing the various offensives allies in the reconquest of Europe.  In addition to information about the cemetery, visitors are free to sign the register.  From the esplanade there is a magnificent view of the Herve country.

Opening hours : daily from 9.00 to 17.00 – closed 25/12 and 1/1