SSgt Henry P Salamone

SSgt Henry P Salamone

Maine, USA
Death 26 Nov 1943 (aged 29)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56250125 · View Source
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Henry served as a Staff Sergeant, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Cumberland County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 9, 1942 in Portland, Maine. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a meatcutter and also as Single, with dependents.

Henry 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31152534

Henry also has a "Cenotaph" in the Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Maine with his parents.
( see family links below )

Bio by Russ Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250125
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Henry P Salamone (4 May 1914–26 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250125, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .