PFC Dudley Lemmon

PFC Dudley Lemmon

Pelly, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56248468 · View Source
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Dudley served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Harris County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 16, 1942 in Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, with dependents.

Dudley 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38203840

Dudley also has a "cenotaph" in the San Jacinto Memorial Park, Houston, Texas.
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His brother, 1st Lt. Robert F. Lemmon, was also "Killed In Action" during the war in France while serving as a Bombardier on B-26 #42-95842 with the 573rd Bomber Squadron, 391st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248468
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Dudley Lemmon (8 Feb 1921–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248468, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .