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Justin Taylan 2003

McKinkley Road
Global City, Taguig
Philippines
Tel: 011-632-844-0212
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed: January 1st (New Years Day) and December 25th (Christmas Day)

Location
Lat 14 32.483 N Long 121 03.008 E Manila American Cemetery is located six miles southeast of the center of Manila, inside the grounds what was formally 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.

Cemetery
On December 8, 1960 Manila American Cemetery was officially dedicated. The cemetery is the largest cemetery and memorial administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) with 17,206 graves. Manila American Cemetery also includes mosaic maps of the Pacific War 1941-1945, monument, chapel, tablets of the missing and encompasses a total of 152 acres.

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 Inida (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).

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Thanks to Hubert Caloud, ABMC assistant superintendent of Manila American Cemetery for additional information

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May 22, 2017

 

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