CPL Louis Monroe Guyer

CPL Louis Monroe Guyer

Birth
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 19)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 56247413 · View Source
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Louis served as a Corporal, 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Brown County, Texas prior to the war.

Louis was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers in the Mediterranean Sea by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board. A total of approximately 580 men where lost.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38372678

Louis also has a "cenotaph" in the Bangs Cemetery, Bangs, Texas.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) and the S.S. Royal Star were also sunk in this attack.
The Lansdale had a loss of Forty-seven officers and men.
The Royal Star lost only one member of their crew.

The Lansdale received four battle stars for World War II service.


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32nd Photographic Squadron
5th Reconnaissance Group


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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247413
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Louis Monroe Guyer (29 Aug 1924–20 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247413, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .