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PFC Arthur E. Lindberg

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PFC Arthur E. Lindberg

Birth
New York, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 18–19)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army / Air Force
Memorial ID 56248523 View Source
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Arthur served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on March 15, 1943 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Arthur 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32863877

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248523
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56248523/arthur-e.-lindberg : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Arthur E. Lindberg (1924–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56248523, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .