Fields of Honor Database

Not every fallen soldier during World War Two who died in battle had their body returned to America for burial. Many families wished their loved one to be buried near where they died. So many American cemeteries were created for such burials in the 1940s. They were located in France, Luxemburg, Belgium and Netherlands.

To keep a permanent record of the fallen soldiers, some over 24,000 names are part of a databases on the free online site of ‘Fields of Honor‘. Go to each of the cemeteries listed at the top, click on one and review the listings by surname letters. If you find a family surname, click on it and you might find a relative. 

For each one there is various amounts of information and photos, some more detailed than others. You never know what you might locate in ‘Fields of Honor‘.  

Photos: Kaiser, Ernest G. in Database; Ardennes American cemetery; and at Lorraine Cemetery the marker for Ruben Rivers.

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