American Military Cemetery
Colleville Sur Mer
American Military Cemetery, Colleville Sur Mer
NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY COLLEVILLE SUR MER On June 8, 1944, the U.S First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short distance to the east of the original site. The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres, and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. Included are graves of Army Air Corps crews shot down over France as early as 1942. Only 305 of the 9,387 graves are at present on the GPR listings
The GPR holds 305 grave and 305 person records for the military cemetery.
The status of the photographing of the military cemetery is 10% complete.
The quality of the photographs of the military cemetery is good.
There have been 51 requests for photographs from the military cemetery.
The latest details for the military cemetery were added on 12 January 2013