SSgt Trenton Atwood Strole

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SSgt Trenton Atwood Strole

Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56250652 · View Source
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Trenton served as a Staff Sergeant, Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Rockbridge County, Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 2, 1941, prior to the war, in Roanoke, Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a typist and also as Single, without dependents.

Trenton 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33089531

Trenton also has a "cenotaph" in the Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Trenton Atwood Strole (23 Dec 1919–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250652, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .