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" or "Finschhafen Cemetery".
During late 1943, established by the U. S. Army for American war dead. The American Cemetery at Finschafen was comprised with five separate cemeteries: USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #1 (Fischaffen No. 1), USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #2 (Finschaffen No. 2), USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #3 (Finschaffen No. 3), USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #4 (Finschaffen No. 4), USAF Cemetery, Fischaffen #5 (Fischaffen No. 5).
During 1945, American burials elsewhere in New Guinea were consolidated to the
American Cemetery at Finschafen.
After the Pacific War, all the graves were exhumed and transported to to the Philippines for burial at the Manila American Cemetery. Or, shipped across the Pacific to Hawaii Memorial Cemetery (Punchbowl) or the United States for permanent burial.
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October 23, 2019