Corp Robert David Resler

Corp Robert David Resler

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56249887 · View Source
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Robert served as a Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 19, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Robert 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13112029

Robert also has a "cenotaph" in the Har Nebo Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56249887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Robert David Resler (15 Mar 1921–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56249887, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .