PFC Strother Mitchell Jones

PFC Strother Mitchell Jones

Birth
Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 56248037 · View Source
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Enlisted 21 January 1943 in Cincinnati Ohio
35793831 US Army Air Force
Private Jones received training in Jefferson Barracks, MO, Fort
Belvoir, VA, Dryersburg, TN, and Mobile, AL, before being sent overseas in
October 1943.
853rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
Missing in Action from the sinking of the HMT Rohna.

On November 26, 1943, the day after Thanksgiving, German bombers attacked a convoy of Allied ships traveling through the Mediterranean Sea on its way to the Far Eastern theater of World War II. At first, the assault appeared to be failing. But as the sun set, a remote-controlled glider bomb slammed into the HMT Rohna, a British transport with mostly Americans onboard, and blew gaping holes in both the port and starboard sides. Despite the presence of nearby rescue boats, 1,149 men went down with the Rohna, an incident the U.S. government largely kept secret for decades.


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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248037
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Strother Mitchell Jones (17 Jun 1921–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248037, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Charging Forward KY (contributor 49801517) .