Sgt Earle V Hann Jr.

Sgt Earle V Hann Jr.

Maryland, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22–23)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56247490 · View Source
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Earle served as a Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland and was a member of the Maryland National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on February 3, 1941, prior to the war, from Towson, Maryland. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Earle 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.

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

Earle was awarded the Purple Heart.

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Bio by: Russ Pickett

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Earle V Hann Jr. (1920–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247490, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .