American Military Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridge
The grounds were donated by the University of Cambridge and are thirty and a half acres in size.
Only American WWII burial ground in England. The 3,812 white crosses and the Portland stone wall inscribed with 5,127 names, pay tribute to American servicemen and women who died in the war.
Above the names is an extract from President Eisenhower's dedication enshrined in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Along the Wall are four statues representing a Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman and a Coast Guard in their typical uniforms and weapons. The paving is of English York sandstone.
The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1.
Situated on a hillside overlooking Cambridgeshire countryside. The cemetery contains 3812 graves of WW2 American serviceman. On the 472 feet long 'Wall of the Missing' are carved the names of a further 5125 personnel whose remains were never recovered or identified. Included in the list is Alton G. Miller (Glenn Miller), Major AAF Band. A beautifully maintained and very moving place.