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Corp Casper W Hinds

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Corp Casper W Hinds Veteran

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death
27 Nov 1943 (aged 33–34)
At Sea
Burial
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia Add to Map
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID
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Casper served as a Corporal, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Roane County, Tennessee prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 18, 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Advertising agent and also as Divorced, without dependents.

Casper 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 34494079

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )
Casper served as a Corporal, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Roane County, Tennessee prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 18, 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Advertising agent and also as Divorced, without dependents.

Casper 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 34494079

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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