Pvt Chester Devon Stephenson

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Pvt Chester Devon Stephenson

Birth
Utah, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 27)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56250584 · View Source
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Chester served as a Private, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cache County, Utah prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 19,1942 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Carpenter and also as Single, without dependents.

Chester 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 39257087

Chester also has a "cenotaph" in the Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Utah.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio & Family Link by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250584
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Chester Devon Stephenson (18 Apr 1916–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250584, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .