Tec5 Charles K. Jerram

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Tec5 Charles K. Jerram

Birth
New York, USA
Death 26 Nov 1943 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Section B ~ Row 4 ~ Grave 5
Memorial ID 56247946 · View Source
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Charles served as a Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 6, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Accountant and/or auditor and also as Single, without dependents.

Charles 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 12183435

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56247946
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Charles K. Jerram (1918–26 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56247946, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .