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PVT Frank Joe Reznicek

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PVT Frank Joe Reznicek

Birth
Floydada, Floyd County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 18)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56249903 View Source
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Army Service No. (ASN): 38436107
Frank resided in McLennan County, Texas prior to the war.

Frank served as a Private, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He 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.

Frank was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: James Durham
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56249903
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56249903/frank-joe-reznicek : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Frank Joe Reznicek (6 Jan 1925–27 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56249903, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by James Durham (contributor 46994633) .