Tec4 Norris A Poore

Tec4 Norris A Poore

New Hampshire, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 18–19)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56249722 · View Source
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Norris served as a Technician Fourth Grade, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 18, 1943 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Secretary and also as Single, without dependents.

Norris was declared "Missing In Action" when the HMT Rohna, on which he was a passenger, was attacked along with four other ships, by multiple Luftwaffe Heinkel 177 aircraft and sunk. The Rohna was the only ship sunk in this attack.

This attack was the largest loss of U.S. troops, 1,015, at sea due to enemy action in a single incident during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31268098

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec4 Norris A Poore (1924–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56249722, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .