Some Were Not To Return
Temporary Norman cemetery site in final stages of erecting wooden
crosses bearing name, rank and serial numbers of the fallen. These
crosses were replaced by permanent stone markers when all 9 Norman
cemetery sites were consolidated at St. Laurent-sur-Mer
Ste Mere Eglise #2
was one of the nine temporary cemeteries in the Ste. Mere Eglise
vicinity. This site contained 5,000 graves.
reads "From June 1944 to 1948, here were the graves of 6000 American
soldiers who died for the liberation of France"
(Courtesy Jack Daly)