Corp Wallace R. Heironymus

Corp Wallace R. Heironymus

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 31)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army / Air Force
Memorial ID 56247604 · View Source
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Wallace served as a Corporal, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hall County, Nebraska prior to the war.

Wallace 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 37468758

Wallace also has two other "cenotaphs":

One in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
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The other one is at the Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Nebraska.
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( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247604
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Wallace R. Heironymus (20 Oct 1912–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247604, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .