1Lt Myron Burtwell “Mike” Seavey

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1Lt Myron Burtwell “Mike” Seavey

Birth
Exeter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 26)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56250230 · View Source
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Myron served as a First Lieutenant, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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

Myron 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O1103402

( 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 56250230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Myron Burtwell “Mike” Seavey (22 Dec 1916–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250230, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .