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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
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The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War IIcemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer,NormandyFrance, that honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II.

The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. Included are graves of Army Air Corps crews shot down over France as early as 1942.

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