Sgt Paul Edward Hayden

Sgt Paul Edward Hayden

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 31–32)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56247575 · View Source
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Paul, who resided at 204 Cranston Avenue, Cranston Heights, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on September 24, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, without dependents.

Paul was declared "Missing In Action" when the HMT Rohna, on which he was a passenger, was attacked along with four other ships, by multiple Luftwaffe Heinkel 177 aircraft and sunk. The Rohna was the only ship sunk in this attack.

This attack was the largest loss of U.S. troops, 1,015, at sea due to enemy action in a single incident during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Paul had served in the Air Force for one year and one month at the time of his death.

Service # 32364212

Son of Michael Hayden and Mary Hackbarth Hayden.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247575
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Paul Edward Hayden (1911–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247575, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .