Capt John Woerz Rugee

Capt John Woerz Rugee

Birth
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 27–28)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 56250085 · View Source
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DISASTER CLASSIFIED FOR 50 YEARS - NOW KNOWN

Capt. John W. Rugee of Wisconsin was killed while being
transported aboard a ship laden with 7000 tons of
explosives on 20 April 1944 during World War 11

Here is a link to the whole story:
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/04/22/one-torpedo-7000-tons-of-explosives-580-men-gone/


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin.

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  • Maintained by: Erin Proctor
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56250085
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Woerz Rugee (1916–20 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56250085, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Erin Proctor (contributor 46558171) .