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Tec5 Claude F. Liles

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Tec5 Claude F. Liles

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1944
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army / Air Force
Memorial ID 56248515 View Source
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Claude served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Jackson County, Missouri prior to the war.

Claude 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 37496154

( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248515
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56248515/claude-f.-liles : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Claude F. Liles (unknown–27 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56248515, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .