Pvt Elmer J Laine

Pvt Elmer J Laine

Birth
Clatsop County, Oregon, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 32)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56248348 · View Source
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PVT Elmer J. Laine was from Clatsop county, Oregon

His Combat Organization: 853rd Engineers Battalion Aviation

Awarded Purple Heart Medal

Rohna tragedy:
On November 26, 1943 a German guided missile slammed into the port side of the ship - HMT ROHNA, off the coast of North Africa. The Indian crew deserted, lifeboats and rafts were in poor condition and the 2000 men on board were left to the cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Rescue operations were hampered by darkness and heavy seas. 1,015 men were lost at sea that night. PVT Elmer J. Laine was among those who lost their lives.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Oregon.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248348
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Elmer J Laine (23 Jul 1911–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248348, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .