PFC Doyle M Herrmann

PFC Doyle M Herrmann

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56247647 · View Source
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Doyle served as a Private First Class, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lincoln County, Oklahoma prior to the war.

Doyle 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38394568

Doyle also has a "cenotaph" in the Parkland Cemetery, Agra, Oklahoma.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56247647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Doyle M Herrmann (29 Sep 1922–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56247647, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .