The American Cemetery at Finschafen was located at Finschafen on the north coast of New Guinea. Also known as Finschafen War Cemetery or Finschafen Cemetery. Since the late 1940s, this cemetery was exhumed and closed. Also spelled "Finschaffen Cemetery".
Finschafen cemetery was created by the U. S. Army for American war dead. It included five separate cemeteries: USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #1, USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #2, USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #3, USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #4, USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #5 (Fischaffen No. 5).
After the Pacific War, all the graves were exhumed and the remains were transported to either Manila American Cemetery, Hawaii Memorial Cemetery (Punchbowl) or to the United States for permanent internment.
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May 19, 2018