CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY
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Cemetery is situated three miles west of the university city of Cambridge,
N 52 13.020 E 0 03.320
The Cambridge American Cemetery and
Memorial site in England, 30.5 acres in total, was donated by the University
of Cambridge. It lies on a slope with the west and south sides framed by
woodland. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 of our military dead;
5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the
names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of
the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.
The statues which guard the wall of remembrance
1) American Airman
3) Coast Guardsman
Exterior view of the Chapel
The Chapel altar
Window of the Chapel representing the state of Maine
Operations map on the inside wall of the Chapel
2) American Sailor
4) American Soldier
View from the Chapel towards the entrance, wall of remembrance on left
Mosaic on the ceiling of the Chapel
Window of the Chapel representing the state of Maryland
Side exterior view of Chapel showing the location of US Bases in Great Britain during the Second World War
The above picture is of 34168544 Staff Sergeant Percy Mathews, 422nd Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, who died on the 29th May 1943. The information provided by Dana Mathews stated he was originally buried in Escoublac Cuy Communal Cemetery, but having confirmed with the American Battle Monuments Commission, he is entered as being "Missing in Action" and is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.
Pictures courtesy of Dana Mathews.
Chapel door showing various pieces of military hardware