PFC Earl W Krumwiede

PFC Earl W Krumwiede

Birth
New York, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56248305 · View Source
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Earl served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on February 6, 1943 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Earl 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 He 177A's. One of the He 177A 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32734590

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248305
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Earl W Krumwiede (1922–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248305, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .