Corp Herschel Valentine Hinton

Corp Herschel Valentine Hinton

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56247713 · View Source
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Herschel served as a Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Pickaway County, Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 14, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a routemen and also as Single, without dependents.

Herschel 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 35614264

Herschel also has a "cenotaph" in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Stoutsville, Ohio.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56247713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Herschel Valentine Hinton (28 Jan 1922–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56247713, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .