Tec4 Joseph J Pisinski

Tec4 Joseph J Pisinski

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 56249691 · View Source
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Joseph served as a Technician Fourth Grade, 31st Signal Construction Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Middlesex County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 23, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of paper goods and also as Single, with dependents.

Joseph 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32568119

Joseph also has a "Cenotaph" in the Saint Marys Cemetery, East Brunswick, New Jersey with his parents.
( see family links below )

Bio by Russ Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56249691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec4 Joseph J Pisinski (1920–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56249691, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .