Sgt Edward Jacoby

Sgt Edward Jacoby

Colorado, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56247903 · View Source
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Edward served as a Sergeant, Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Lancaster County, Nebraska and was a member of the Nebraska National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on December 23, 1940, prior to the war, from Lincoln, Nebraska. He was noted, at that time, as being Single, without dependents.

Edward was a passenger on the H.M.T. 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 20723161

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Loren Bender
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247903
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Edward Jacoby (7 Aug 1922–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247903, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .