Corp John C Sneath

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Corp John C Sneath

Rhode Island, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56250455 · View Source
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John served as a Corporal, Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Providence County, Rhode Island prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army prior to the war on February 27, 1939. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

John 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6145722

John also has a "cenotaph" in the Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, Rhode Island.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
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