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Finding All Of The WWII Fallen Buried in Arlington National Cemetery Eastern Sections

Updated: May 15


You can now find the stories of ALL the World War II fallen buried in the eastern sections of Arlington National Cemetery.


The first road visitors cross when they enter Arlington National Cemetery from the Visitor Center is Eisenhower Drive. Directly across is Section 33. You won't find many World War II fallen buried here or east of this road. However there are 97 of these individuals with markers in 13 sections in the eastern part of the cemetery (not counting Section 60 which is discussed in a different post). People can now read a story about each of them via the Find A Grave and/or Together We Serve smartphone apps.


This is the first time in the history of Arlington National Cemetery that the general public has everything needed to identify details about all of the WWII fallen in this part of the cemetery. This was made possible by countless hours of volunteer researchers and writers working under the direction of Section Director Becky Fox from Georgia.

Becky started out with a spreadsheet of 107 names we got from Arlington National Cemetery and Find A Grave. This was barebones information with names and a few dates. Step 1 was to take out the 10 names that were not in WWII service (family members or those who served before WWII). Her team of six research volunteers scanned the internet to find additional details so we now have an easy-to-access record that includes service number, unit or ship, and photo (where available). Next her team of 17 volunteer writers wrote stories of these 97 WWII fallen. You can find these and all the other ANC stories on Fold3 here. You can see our current list of Arlington volunteer writers and database researchers here. These are 97 names are from sections 33, 54, 55, 57, 59, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70. The database of these records will be combined with those of the other sections of ANC. This will be the most accurate list of WWII fallen buried at Arlington National Cemetery. A copy of this section of the database is available upon request. don@storiesbehindthestars.org.

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