Welcome on the homepage of the Fields of Honor - Database. This digital memorial is a tribute to those who sacrificed their own lives for the freedom of others during World War II. At this moment, you will be able to find personal memorial pages in this database for about 24,000 American soldiers who have been either buried in or listed at the Walls of the Missing at the overseas American War Cemeteries Ardennes, Epinal, Henri-Chapelle, Lorraine, Luxembourg, and Margraten. We honor their service and sacrifice by continuing to tell their life stories and preserve them for future generations. After all, each cross and Star of David represents an individual like you and me.
We ask for your help in honoring these men and women. Many memorial pages still are incomplete or no information is available at all. Therefore, if you have any information about or photos of any of the soldiers buried in or memorialized at the aforementioned cemeteries, please contact us. Together, we can make sure that none of these soldiers will be forgotten. So please help us to put a face to their names. You will find more information on how to contact us on our Contact page. We will make sure that your information and/or photos will be added to the database as soon as possible. Indeed, our database is updated daily, so we encourage you to check our database regularly for updates.
To find a soldier
With more than 24,000 soldiers having already been added to our database, we have attempted to make it easier to find a particular soldier. You can use the search form atop of every page or use our cemetery listings. The website is devided in seven sections: one section for each of the cemeteries. To go to a section, click on the name of the Cemetery in the menu. You will be directed to a list of names of soldiers who have been either buried in or are memorialized that particular cemetery and have already been added to our database. For more information about a soldier, click on his name and then you will be directed to his personal memorial page. There is a seperate section named "Isolated Graves," which has information about U.S. WWII soldiers who have been buried in local cemeteries in the countries that our database covers, namely Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven
This website is a project of the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves). This foundation has set as its goal to honor American World War II servicemen who have fought and died for the freedom of others and who have been buried in overseas American War Cemeteries. We hope to achieve this goal by doing research to these men and women so that we can give their names a 'face.' To learn more about our mission and how you can support us, please visit the foundation's website (click).
It is important to know that we as foundation do not maintain any of the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs. As a group of adopters, we are occupied with doing research to soldiers who gave their lives for freedom, hoping to honor them in this way. If you are particularly looking for the Foundation Adoption Graves American Cemetery Margraten, which maintains the "Adopt-A-Grave" program for the American War Cemetery Margraten, please click here. Through that foundation you will be able to adopt a grave on the Margraten Cemetery or learn whether a particular grave on that cemetery has been adopted. For more information about the "Adopt-A-Grave" programs for the American Cemeteries Henri-Chapelle and Ardennes, we advise you to contact these cemeteries directly and they will help you the best they can. The Adopt-A-Grave program for the American War Cemetery Epinal is maintained by the US Memory Est Grande France. In case of the Lorraine Cemetery, the program is maintained by the Association France - Etas-Unis Lorraine. They can be reached by email.