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Carthage, Tunisia, North Africa

The World War II North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial is located in close proximity to the site of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia which was destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C. and lies over part of the site of Roman Carthage.  It is near the present town of Carthage and ten miles from Tunis and five miles from the airport.  The La Marsa Railroad runs from the center of Tunis to the Amilcar Station a five minute walk to the cemetery.  Taxicabs are available in Tunis and at the airport.  There are good hotel accommodations in Tunis as well as in the vicinity of the cemetery at Carthage, Amilcar and Gammarth.  At this cemetery, twenty-seven acres in extent, rest 2,841 American military Dead.

Their headstones as set in straight lines and subdivided into nine rectangular plots by wide paths with decorative pools at their intersections.  Along the southeast edge of the burial area is a long Wall of the Missing with its sculptured figures and bordering tree lined terrace leading to the memorial.  On this wall are engraved the names of 3,724 American Missing who gave their lives in the service of their country in military activities ranging from North Africa to the Persian Gulf during World War II.

The chapel and the memorial court, which contains large maps in mosaic and ceramic depicting the operations and supply activities of American Armed Forces across Africa to the Persian Gulf, were designed to harmonize with the local architecture.  The chapel interior is decorated with polished marble, flags and sculpture.

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except December 25 and January 1.  It is open on host country holidays.  When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitors’ Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

 

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