Cemetery 15,97

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Cemetery 15,97


The original cemetery can still be found if you know where to look, but for the most part, it is a military cemetery. Row upon row of white crosses punctuated by the occasional Star of David or prominent crypt. Very well-kept before the war, it maintains some park-like qualities, with ancient shade trees and religious sculptures dotting the landscape.


This cemetery is over 300 years old, though it fell out of use in the early 1800s. The first church that served the graveyard was abandoned not long after, and has since disappeared, it's original location unknown. In the 1920s, it was discovered that most of the graves were empty. Weird tunnels were found burrowing up into them from underneath. The tunnels were quickly sealed by the government, and the cemetery was again forgotten.

The cemetery was re-opened in the 40s for use by the military. It became the primary burial ground for those Maltonians killed in World War II. It is the final resting place of the famed Malton flying Ace, Aldo Grifflik. Credited with 37 kills, plus three probable, he was captured twice during the war. He was a participant in the Great Escape after the first capture, but was not so fortunate after the second, when he was beheaded by the enemy. His grave was located in 1951, and he was brought home and re-interred with highest honors here in a large marble crypt.

It is to be noted that the military honor guard posted at the cemetery had the opportunity to escape the quarantine, but chose to remain behind to continue their duties. They have since disappeared, their final fates unknown.

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