PFC Onni N Wirtanen

PFC Onni N Wirtanen

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1943
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56251348 · View Source
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Onni served as a Private First Class, 31st Signal Construction Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Onni was declared "Missing In Action" when the HMT Rohna, on which he was a passenger, was attacked along with four other ships, by multiple Luftwaffe Heinkel 177 aircraft and sunk. The Rohna was the only ship sunk in this attack.

This attack was the largest loss of U.S. troops, 1,015, at sea due to enemy action in a single incident during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31077425

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56251348
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Onni N Wirtanen (unknown–27 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56251348, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .