Tec5 George A. Bouchard

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Tec5 George A. Bouchard

Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56245753 · View Source
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George served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 44th Portable Surgical Hospital, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Essex County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 24, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of leather and also as Single, without dependents.

George 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31084893

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Massachusetts.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 George A. Bouchard (1920–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56245753, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .