SGT Walter P Herman Jr.

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SGT Walter P Herman Jr.

North Carolina, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56245146 · View Source
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Walter served as a Sergeant, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Caldwell County, North Carolina prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 28, 1942 at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of furniture and also as Single, without dependents.

Walter was a passenger on the HMT Rohna.

The Rohna and four other troop ships left Oran in French Algeria with cargo and troops. Off Béjaïa, Algeria the convoy was attacked by an estimated 60 German Luftwaffe Heinkel 177's. One of the 177's, piloted by Hans Dochtermann, released a glide bomb that hit Rohna on her port side and she eventually sank.

1,138 men were killed, including 1,015 U.S. personnel. The attack is the largest loss of US troops at sea due to enemy action in a single incident. 35 U.S. troops of the 2,000 originally embarked later died of wounds.

Walter was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 34597593

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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