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    Manila American Cemetery NCR | Luzon Philippines
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Manila American Cemetery
McKinkley Road
Global City, Taguig
Tel: +63 2844-0212
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Closed January 1st and December 25th)

Lat 14 32.483 N Long 121 03.008 E  Manila American Cemetery is located six miles southeast of the center of Manila. This location was part of Fort William McKinley (Fort Bonifacio). Accessible by taxi or private automobile via Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Highway 54) and the McKinley Road. The Nichols Field Road connects Manila International Airport (Nichols Field) to the cemetery.

During the late 1940s known as the United States Military Cemetery Fort McKinley, Manila. Also known as U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery, Manila. Remains that were stored at this location prior to burial or for transshipment to the United States were stored in the American Graves Registration Service Mausoleum (AGRS Mausoleum).

On December 8, 1960 Manila American Cemetery was officially dedicated encompassing a total of 152 acres. The cemetery is the largest cemetery and memorial administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) with 17,058 burials. Manila American Cemetery also includes mosaic maps of the Pacific War 1941-1945, monument, chapel, tablets of the missing memorializing 36,286.

Tablets of the Missing
The tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery list the names of 36,285 American Missing In Action (MIA) from the Pacific War from the China Burma India (CBI), South-West Pacific Area (SWPA) and the South Pacific. The list of names for the tablets of the missing was finalized around 1958, with corrections made to the list until 1960. The tablets were engraved in Terni marble in Italy. The names of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients have a gold inlay. Rosettes are added to the names of those who were recovered and are no longer missing. Those missing in the Central Pacific are memorialized at the court of the missing at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
FindAGrave - Manila American Cemetery and Memorial (Fort William McKinley Cemetery)
Thanks to Hubert Caloud, former assistant superintendent of Manila American Cemetery for additional information

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Last Updated
April 20, 2022


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