Tec5 John Marvin Eubanks

Tec5 John Marvin Eubanks

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 28)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56246850 · View Source
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John served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in George County, Mississippi prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 23, 1942 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Married.

John 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 34612267

John also has a "cenotaph" in the Rocky Creek Cemetery, Rock Creek, Mississippi.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56246850
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 John Marvin Eubanks (21 Feb 1915–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56246850, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .