Forgotten tragedy: the sinking of HMT Rohna
More than 1,000 American soldiers were killed on November 26, 1943 when the British troopship Rohna was hit by a German guided bomb in the Mediterranean - greatest single loss of American lives at sea in WW II.
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16 March 26 November abandon ship Admiralty Air Force aircraft American Angriff Atherstone attack on KMF-26 Banfora began Bellomy belt Bizerte board the Rohna boat bomb hit Boone Bougie Breedlove Brewer British Bronstein buddies Captain Murphy Charles Osgood Clan Campbell Clancy commander comrades convoy crew Cunigan Diary Diehl Dochtermann Epifano escort feet Finch fire floating Fritz X German grabbed guided bomb guns head Heinkel Heinkel 177 HMS Atherstone HMT Rohna Horton Ibid Indian Inks interview Jackson James January jumped Karoa knew Kroog lascars later lifeboat looked Loper Luftwaffe March Mediterranean miles National Archives never night North African officers Oran Peach Phillipeville Phythian pilot plane porthole pulled radio raft Rajula recalled remember Report rescue ships Rohna survivors Rohnds rope sailor Schoenacker ship's sinking Smith smoke soldier starboard stayed strafing swam swim Thanksgiving told top deck USS Pioneer Voyage waves Zirkle Zuther