Pvt Claud S Ferguson

Pvt Claud S Ferguson

Birth
Roanoke County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 28)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56246911 · View Source
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Claud served as a Private, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Roanoke County, Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 14, 1943 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Structural and ornamental metal worker and also as Single, without dependents.

Claud 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33647985

( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56246911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Claud S Ferguson (22 Sep 1915–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56246911, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .