TSgt Roland E Rousseau

TSgt Roland E Rousseau

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 25–26)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56250064 · View Source
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Roland served as a Technical Sergeant, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on August 4, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

Roland 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 # 31111115

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Roland E Rousseau (1917–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250064, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .