Pvt Raymond Earl Evans

Pvt Raymond Earl Evans

Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Private, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force Service # 35676992 during World War II.

He resided in Lewis County, Kentucky prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 10, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as Dairy Farm hand and also as Single, without dependents.

Raymond 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.

Raymond was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Raymond Earl Evans (21 Apr 1920–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56246857, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Charging Forward KY (contributor 49801517) .