Pvt Vincent G Rinkus

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Pvt Vincent G Rinkus

Death 27 Nov 1943
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56249945 · View Source
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Vincent served as a Private, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

Vincent 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32753873

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )Pvt. Rinkus was aboard a troop transport that sunk in the North Africa area and he was lost at sea.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Rinkus, Sr.; two brothers, John W. Jr. and Frank Rinkus; and one sister, Miss Ida Margaret Rinkus.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 56249945
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Vincent G Rinkus (unknown–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56249945, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .