Tec5 Robert S. Holloway

Tec5 Robert S. Holloway

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Nov 1943 (aged 27–28)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Section A Row 16 Grave 9
Memorial ID 56247754 · View Source
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Robert served as a Technician Fifth Grade, Corp of Engineers, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Greenup County, Kentucky prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 15, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm hand and also as Married.

Robert 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.

Robert was "Killed In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 35648025

Husband of Beatrice Holloway who resided in Riggs, Kentucky.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Kentucky.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247754
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Robert S. Holloway (1915–26 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247754, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .