PFC Donald E. Lundy

PFC Donald E. Lundy

Birth
Brockport, Elk County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Nov 1943 (aged 19)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56311554 · View Source
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Donald served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on March 9, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, with dependents.

Donald 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.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33434556

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56311554
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Donald E. Lundy (26 Jan 1924–26 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56311554, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .