PropBlast - Monthly Newspaper - 504th PIR
82nd Airborne WW II interred at Ardennes
Cpl Robert R Cheatham
Pvt Lloyd E Clay
Pvt Dennis Collins
Pfc David L Gautney
Pvt Walter Nowick
Pfc William K Pierce
2nd Lt Robert V Heneisen
Besides assisting those seeking information on any individual
interred or memorialized at one of the many sites around the world the
American Battle Monument Commission also provides a searchable
database for American Armed Services Personnel that are
interred or memorialized at one of these sites.
(Picture: right) Americans who paid the ultimate price at
the Battle of the Bulge.
||ARDENNES AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL is located near the southeast
edge of Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium, twelve miles southwest of Liege.|
At this cemetery, covering 57 acres, rest 7,989 of our military Dead, most of whom gave
their lives during the advance of the U.S. Armed Forces into Germany. Their headstones are
arranged in gentle arcs sweeping across a broad green lawn which slopes gently downhill.
The approach drive leads to the memorial, a rectangular structure bearing on its facade
a massive American eagle and other symbolic sculptures. Within are the chapel, three large
wall maps composed of inlaid marble, marble panels depicting combat and supply activities
and other ornamental features. Along the outside of the memorial, inscribed on granite
slabs, are the names of 462 American Missing who gave their lives in the service of their
country, but whose remains were never recovered or identified.The facade on the far
(north) end, which overlooks the burial area bears the insignia in mosaic of the major
United States units which operated in the Northwest Europe in World War II.
ninety acres in extent, contains the graves of 5,328 American military Dead, many of whom
died in the "Battle of the Bulge."
Their headstones are aligned in straight rows
which compose the form of a huge Greek cross on the lawn and are framed by tree masses.
The cemetery served as the location of the Central Identification Point for the American
Graves Registration Service of the War Department during much of the life of the Service.
(Source: American Battle Monuments Commission)
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Carter, Ross S
Those Devils in Baggy Pants Buccaneer Books, Reprint,1996 ISBN: 0899666132
Devlin, Gerard S
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Gavin, James M.
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Da Capo Press, 288 pp November 30, 2004 ISBN: 0306813041
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Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co
(P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
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O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor
Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
Toland, John The Battle of the Bulge
1998 ISBN: 185326671X