American War Cemetery Margraten
The American War Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten is the sole U.S. war cemetery in the Netherlands. The cemetery is the final resting place of 8,301 U.S. WWII soldiers, of whom many died during Operation Market Garden in September 1944 or during the Allied push into Nazi-Germany. Among those buried in the cemetery are six recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. military award for valor, and four women. Major General Maurice Rose, commander of the 3rd Armored Division, is the highest ranking person buried in this cemetery. Besides those who rest here, the names of 1,722 missing soldiers have been recorded at the Walls of the Missing.
Ever since 1945, the graves of the soldiers buried here have been adopted by grateful citizens. For more information about the "Adopt-A-Grave" program for this cemetery, please visit the website of the Stichting Adoptie Graven Amerikaanse Begraafplaats Margraten (Foundation for Adopting Graves American Cemetery Margraten) at www.adoptiegraven-margraten.nl. They maintain the program for this cemetery. If you like to learn more about the founding of the cemetery, visit the Akkers van Margraten website. More information and photos can also be found on the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. The cemetery's visiting address is Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1 in Margraten, the Netherlands. To contact the cemetery, please click here.
Personal memorial pages
This list contains the names of all soldiers who have been either buried in or are listed at the Walls of the Missing at the American War Cemetery Margraten. The list is sorted into sections based on the first letter of the soldiers' surnames. Click on the buttons below to go to a section.
As you will be able to see, information about many soldiers, and/or photos, is either still missing or is incomplete. Therefore, if you have more information about or photos of a soldier, please contact us and we will add this information to the soldier's memorial page in our database as soon as possible. You can find more information about how to contact us on the page Contact.