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Sgt. Paul Edward Hayden

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Sgt. Paul Edward Hayden

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
27 Nov 1943 (aged 31)
At Sea
Burial
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot
Tablets of the Missing ~ U.S. Army Air Force
Memorial ID
56247575 View Source

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 & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )

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 & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )

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Entered the service from Delaware.


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