The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France contains the remains of 6,013 American war dead, most of whom lost their lives while fighting in this vicinity in 1918 during World War I. Their headstones, aligned in long rows on the 36.5-acre site, rise in a gentle slope from the entrance to the memorial at the far end. The burial area is divided into four plots by wide paths lined by trees and beds of roses; at the intersection are a circular plaza and the flagpole.
The memorial is a curving colonnade, flanked at the ends by a chapel and a map room. It is built of rose-colored sandstone with white trim bearing sculptured details of wartime equipment. The chapel contains an altar of carved stone. Engraved upon its Walls of the Missing are 241 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The map room contains an engraved and colored wall map portraying the military operations in this region during 1918.
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery lies about a mile east of Fère-en-Tardenois, which is 14 miles northeast of Chateau-Thierry.
Travel via Car
It may be reached by automobile from Paris via toll autoroute A-4. Take the Chateau-Thierry exit, then take the first exit out of the traffic circle to D-1 in the direction of Soissons and Fère-en-Tardenois, and continue to Fère-en-Tardenois (12 miles). From Germany, take the A-4 to exit 21 (Fère-en-Tardenois/Dormans) just past the city of Reims. Then travel on D801 to D2 in the direction of Fère-en Tardenois.
Travel via Train
Rail service from Paris to Fère-en-Tardenois, Chateau-Thierry, Reims, and Soissons is available. Taxis are not available at the Fère-en-Tardenois station.
Travel via Public Transportation
Direct access to Oise-Aisne American cemetery via public transportation is not available.
Hotels are available in Fère-en-Tardenois, Chateau-Thierry, Reims, and Soissons.
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