Pvt Stanley P. Kutasiewicz

Pvt Stanley P. Kutasiewicz

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56248324 · View Source
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Stanley served as a Private, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Juneau County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 6, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Stanley 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 36295211

Stanley also has a "cenotaph" in Long Lake Cemetery, Centuria, Wisconsin.
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248324
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Stanley P. Kutasiewicz (14 Nov 1922–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248324, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .