Corp Edward B Jones

Corp Edward B Jones

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 34–35)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 56248015 · View Source
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Corporal, U.S. Army Air Forces
322nd Fighter Control Squadron
Entered the Service from: Tennessee
Died: 27-Nov-43
Status: KIA
Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia
Awards: Purple Heart

The 322nd Fighter Control Squadron shipped out to North Africa on a Liberty ship out of Norfolk VA. The 322nd arrived in North Africa in early November. On November 26, 1943 his unit was aboard a British transport, the HMT Rohna, destined for India via the Suez Canal. Sailing out of Oran, Algeria, the Rohna was attacked by German aircraft.
At approximately 5:00 the Rohna was struck by an airplane launched guided missile. The Rohna sank, taking 1015 American soldiers to their death.
This information was kept secret for years and came to light after the Freedom of Information Act.


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Gravesite Details unknown if body was actually recovered

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  • Maintained by: searcher
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248015
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Edward B Jones (1908–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248015, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by searcher (contributor 46856156) .