PFC Charles A. Holland

PFC Charles A. Holland

Georgia, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 20)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56247744 · View Source
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Charles served as a Private First Class, 44th Portable Surgical Hospital, U.S. Army during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on September 17, 1942 at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of knit goods and also as Single, with dependents.

Charles 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 34442495

Charles also has a "cenotaph" in the Chattahoochee Baptist Church Cemetery, Flowery Branch, Georgia.
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( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Charles A. Holland (26 Dec 1922–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247744, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .