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Pvt Robert R Brooks

Pvt Robert R Brooks

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245859 · View Source
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Robert served as a Private, 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Somerset County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 11, 1943 in Bangor, Maine. He was noted as being employed in construction and also as Single, without dependents.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board.

A total of 580 men where lost with only one body being recovered.

Service # 31317831


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56245859
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Robert R Brooks (1924–20 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56245859, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .