Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data:

Headstone Inscription and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942–1949. Series A1 43, NAI ID: 7408555. Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission, 1918–ca. 1995. Record Group 117. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949

The American Battle Monuments Commission is responsible for 24 American cemeteries located in foreign countries. This collection includes burial cards for veterans buried in overseas cemeteries during and after World War II through 1949.

The cards include the headstone inscription, which typically includes the name of the deceased, rank, military unit, state of residence, and date of death. Other information provided is the service number, name of the cemetery and grave number, gender, race, creed, decorations, temporary cemetery information, and the name and address of the next of kin.