Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nov

26

1943

Troopship Rohna sunk – over 1000 US troops lost

The troopship Rohna, sunk on the 26th November 1943 in the Mediterranean by German radio guided glider bombs.

What with the swells pushing me around, and doing the same to the others nearby, it wasn’t long before we were becoming separated. The calls for help were faint and shouts for assistance were becoming fainter as the distances widened. My attention was focused on that ship I was trying to get to, and as the darkness became deeper, I was beginning to wonder if I would make it before she moved away.