Pvt Homer S Jones

Pvt Homer S Jones

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 29–30)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 56248021 · View Source
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Homer served as a Private, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Logan County, Arkansas prior to the war.

Homer 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38445243

Homer also has a "cenotaph" in the Elizabeth Hall Cemetery, Logan County, Arkansas.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248021
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Homer S Jones (1913–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248021, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .