Pvt Peter F Shefulski

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Pvt Peter F Shefulski

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 27–28)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56250275 · View Source
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Peter served as a Private, 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

Peter 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32504173

Peter also has a "cenotaph" in the Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, Pennsylvania.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250275
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Peter F Shefulski (1915–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250275, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .