Hürtgen War Cemetery – North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Hürtgen War Cemetery – Hürtgen Forest, Germany

Hürtgen War Cemetery – Hürtgen Forest, Germany

Here at Hürtgen War Cemetery (Soldatenfriedhof or Ehrenfriedhof Hürtgen) 3001 mostly German casualties of war have found their final resting place. 500 victims have not been identified.
Among these German casualties are a little over a hundered men who lost their lives during post-war clean up operations as members of the “Ammunition Search and Removal Team” or trying to recover the fallen from the forest.
The cemetery was established between 1951 and 1952 and inaugurated on 17 August 1952.

Lt. Friedrich Lengfeld memorial plaque

In 1994 during the 50th aniversary of D-Day, veterans of the 4. US Inf. Div. added a memorial plaque in honor of Leutnant Friedrich Lengfeld, who tried to save an American wounded soldier lying in a minefield at the cost of his own life. You can find this memorial plaque at the entrance of the cemetery.

The entrance to the cemetery – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

The entrance to the cemetery – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

A large crusefix at the centre of the cemetery – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

A large crusefix at the centre of the cemetery – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

The hard facts of war – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

The hard facts of war – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

Civillian casualties of the Battle of the Hurtgen – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

Civilian casualties of the Battle of the Hurtgen – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

An overview of the cemetery – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

An overview of the cemetery – Hürtgen War Cemetery, Hürtgen Forest, Germany

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