|Photos of 368th FG Graves
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Thank you Lt. Phil Butler for taking these photos
and honoring our fallen brothers.
The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in France covers 113.5 acres and contains the
largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II in Europe, a total of 10,489. Their
headstones are arranged in nine plots in a generally elliptical design extending over the
beautiful rolling terrain of eastern Lorraine and culminating in a prominent overlook feature.
Most of the dead here were killed while driving the German forces from the fortress city of Metz
toward the Siegfried Line and the Rhine River. Initially, there were over 16,000 Americans
interred in the St. Avold region, mostly from the U.S. Seventh Army's Infantry and Armored
Divisions and its Cavalry Groups. St. Avold served as a vital communications center for the vast
network of enemy defenses guarding the western border of the Third Reich.
The memorial, which stands on a plateau to the west of the burial area, contains ceramic
operations maps with narratives and service flags. High on its exterior front wall is the large
figure of St. Nabor, the martyred Roman soldier overlooking the silent host. On each side of the
memorial, and parallel to its front, stretch the Tablets of the Missing on which are inscribed 444
names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The entire area is
framed in woodland.