Corp Walter Ernest Fortin

Corp Walter Ernest Fortin

Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Son of Sylvester Attleman Fortin & Mary Frances Thurston Fortin.

Walter served as a Corporal, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was on the British transport ship HMT Rohna as a passenger at the time of his death.

He resided in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 19, 1942 in Portland, Maine. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a foundry and also as Married.

Walter was declared "Missing In Action" when the HMT Rohna was sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 11122267

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Maine.


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