Situated 97 kilometers (60 miles) north of London and just three miles west of the ancient university city of Cambridge, England, this 30.5 acre cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 American military personnel.
The cemetery, which lies on land donated by the University of Cambridge, includes a flagpole platform, reflecting pools, and Memorial. The Memorial houses two huge maps depicting Allied military operations in western Europe, as well as the seals of the wartime 48 states, military decorations, and a ceiling mosaic memorial to the fallen of the US Army Air Force. The Tablets of the Missing include the names of 5,126 Americans who died in the service of their country, but whose remains repose forever in locations known but to God. These are mostly casualties in the battle of the Atlantic and the air campaign over northern Europe.
By car from London (approximately 97 kilometers, or 60 miles): Take the A1 north to St. Neots; turn off on the A 428 to Cambridge. The entrance to the cemetery is just northwest of the town.
By train: Take the train from Liverpool Street station. Trains run frequently, and taxis are available to take you to the cemetery. Hotels in the area are numerous and comfortable.
Name, Rank, Serial #, Home State, Date of Death, Location of Plot
PINKERTON, Robert N., PFC, 35414882, OH, 29 Jun 45, D 7 52
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