German Cemetery Cuacos in Yuste

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German Cemetery Cuacos in Yuste

Post by von thoma » 05 Jun 2011 09:19

Military cemetery located in the vicinity of the Monastery of Yuste,in the municipality of Cuacos de Yuste, Caceres province,Spain.

In it are buried the soldiers, airmen and Marines German World War I and World War II that reached the Spanish coasts and land due to wrecks or the downing of his aircraft.

The German government, through the "Deutsche Volksbund Kriegsgräberfürsorge "(The agency responsible for safeguarding the German War Graves), decides to gather in one place the bodies of German soldiers across Spain. The works will begin in 1980 and that same year he began moving the bodies, finishing the work in 1983, when it officially opened on June 1,with the assistance of representatives of the German Embassy, ​​the Spanish authorities and family arrived from Germany.

All graves are the same and only have a cross in dark granite. As entry contains the name of the soldier, his military rank, and date of birth and death.

Highlight the 38 sailors killed in the sinking of U-77 off the coast of Calpe,the five divers belonging to the U-966, a crew of U-760, another U-454, one of U-447, five of U -755, one of U-955 and one of the U-39 World War I, as well as pilots and crew numbers Air Force (Luftwaffe). Also there are 8 tablets with the inscription "Ein Unbekannter Deutsche Soldat", dedicated to the remains of 8 men whose identity is unknown.
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