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Tec5 Richard Fura

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Tec5 Richard Fura Veteran

Birth
Death
27 Nov 1943
At Sea
Burial
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID
56247100 View Source

Richard served as a Technician Fifth Grade in the 31st Signal Construction Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

Richard 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32288793

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Richard served as a Technician Fifth Grade in the 31st Signal Construction Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

Richard 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32288793

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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