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Pvt Reginald J. Lowy

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Pvt Reginald J. Lowy

Birth
Panama
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 30–31)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Memorial ID 56248610 View Source
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Reginald served as a Private, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cook County, Illinois prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 12, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories and also as Single, without dependents.

Reginald 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 16120077

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248610
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56248610/reginald-j.-lowy : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Reginald J. Lowy (1912–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56248610, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .