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    Cambridge American Cemetery

    June 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    This is the only US Cemetery in England. Most of those memorialized here died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the air bombardments of NW Europe. The visitor center has a lot of photos and personal stories. Lt. Joseph Kennedy Jr. and co-pilot were killed in one of the bombing missions, in which they were to set the autopilot to make the plane crash into the target, then parachute out before the crash. The bombs detonated prematurely, well before the planned bailout. They are among those named on the Wall of the Missing.Read more