Survivors, historians, and next of kin of the casualties have tried for years to obtain information surrounding the bombing and sinking of the ROHNA. A search through libraries, history books, books on naval disasters, sinkings etc. produced virtually no information. It seemed to many as if the disaster never occurred and that the ROHNA never existed. Some survivors found it hard to convince friends, and even family members that they had actually had a part in this incredible historical event, especially when there was no evidence of it anywhere in printed form. No one ever heard of it, even though it at least equaled in scope the tragedy of the Arizona at Pearl Harbor. Many gave up trying to tell their story.During the last few years, however, more information has been forthcoming, articles have been written, and books are now appearing on the subject. And, government documentation was finally released and is available. Whether all of the government documentation has been released is still open to conjecture by many of the survivors.Visitors to our web-site are invited to learn more about this incredible historical event. The following bibliography will be helpful to that end.


John P. Fievet, “World War II’s Secret Disaster,” American History Magazine, August 1,1993


Carlton Jackson, Allied Secret – The Sinking of HMT Rohna, University of Oklahoma Press, 1997

Don Fortune, Sinking Of The Rohna, America’s Worst Troopship Loss of World War II, Sonoma, CA, Don Fortune, 1997.

James G. Bennett, The Rohna Disaster, WWII’s Secret Tragedy. 1998, Xlibris Corporation, 663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200 ,       Bloomington, IN 47403       1-888-795-4274

Michael Walsh, Rohna Memories: Eyewitness to Tragedy  universe,. 2005 A compilation of first-hand stories plus photographs.


Rohna Survivors Memorial Association Video of Memorial Dedication at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.

The History Channel DVD – THE ROHNA DISASTER, WW II’S SECRET TRAGEDY – Based on book with same title.

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This is a quarterly publication for veterans, family and friends of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association. From time to time they have published articles about the Rohna sinking. For web visitors new to this story, Sound-Off provides good background to the ultimate mission the troops on Board the Rohna who were destined for  the China Burma India Theater.


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There are numerous newspaper articles written in the past few years. Most of them contain interviews with survivors. Most library systems are able to locate sources for anyone interested.

There are also many other excellent unpublished articles and essays written by Rohna survivors that are not included here at this time. Later we hope to list them as well. Authors of unpublished articles may request inclusion on this page.

Members of the Association are invited to submit any pertinent reading or reference suggestions for inclusion here.