A little over 10 miles from Duxford, you’ll find the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. Once America entered the Second World War in December 1941, air, ground and naval forces began streaming into the United Kingdom. The US commitment to freedom and democracy brought more than 3 million Americans to our shores during the Second World War.The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is the only American Second World War cemetery in the UK; in its 30.5 acres lie the remains of 3,812 American servicemen, servicewomen and civilians. There are 5,127 names recorded on the Tablets to the Missing. The University of Cambridge donated the land and the British Government authorised use of the land in perpetuity as a permanent burial ground without charge or taxation.
Lest we forget.