MELILLA CEMETERY, SPANISH MOROCCO

Country Spain
Total identified casualties 9 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.29879
Longitude: -2.94053

Location Information

The cemetery is on the northern outskirts of Melilla about 2 kilometres from the Plaza de Espana close to the port, via the main street, Avenida del Generalissimo, and the Calle Castelar or Calle Padre Lerchunda, which run parallel to each other uphill to the cemetery. The collective grave is near the main entrance. Cemetery address: Calle de Padre Lerchundi, s/n - 52002 Melilla. GPS Co-ordinates: 35.296896, -2.941439.


Visiting Information

This cemetery is open daily between 8am and 7pm. For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

History Information

This civil cemetery contains the collective grave of nine airmen whose aircraft crashed at Cape Tris Forcas on 15 June 1944. It is marked by a marble memorial crowned by a bronze cross, which was constructed by the Spanish Air Force. Upon this are carved all the names, and appropriate inscriptions in Spanish and English.

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