Corp Martin B. Kamper

Corp Martin B. Kamper

Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 34)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army / Air Force
Memorial ID 56248074 · View Source
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Martin served as a Corporal, Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Merrick County, Nebraka prior to the war.

Martin 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 37034977

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248074
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Martin B. Kamper (13 Oct 1909–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248074, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .