Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial

Fère-en-Tardenois, France

The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial is an American military cemetery in northern France. Plots A through D contains the graves of 6,012 American soldiers who died while fighting in this vicinity during World War I, 597 of which were not identified, as well as a monument for 241 Americans who were missing in action during battles in the same area and whose remains were never recovered.

A graveyard for former soldiers that were dishonorably discharged and executed for crimes committed during World War II, referred to as Plot E, is nearby.

The cemetery is generally rectangular in shape. The chapel, museum and grave plots are one side of the road and a parking area and the service facilities on the other side. The plots are divided by a walkway with a circular island of grass in the middle. The sides of the cemetery include paths, a privet hedge, and a low stone wall.

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Founded: 1918
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in France

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William Beavers (2 years ago)
I visited this cemetery in the summer of 1990 while serving with the US Air Force in West Germany. One of the staff was ecstatic to have an American visiting. He personally showed me around! It was an oddly sad and proud day. They did a great job honoring the sacrifices of these soldiers!
Adam Dottle (6 years ago)
Awe inspiring with a heavy blanket of snow and bright sunshine.
Carlos Villalobos (7 years ago)
Beautiful memorial. Plot E is blocked off to the public. Must make valid reservations with the manager beforehand.
Paris For Rent (8 years ago)
The final resting place for more than 6000 World War I American soldiers who lost their lives here. Just to stand in the gate and look up through hundreds of white crosses is humbling.
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