Tec5 Roy Hooper

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Tec5 Roy Hooper

Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 20)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56247766 · View Source
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Roy served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Bowie County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 29, 1943 in Tyler, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Stock clerk and also as Married.

Roy 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38473056

Roy also has a "cenotaph" in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miller County, Arkansas.
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( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247766
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Roy Hooper (23 Feb 1923–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247766, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .