Here are some helpful websites if you want to conduct your own research. Listing here is not an endorsement of any of these sites, simply a primer to help you start your internet research. Most of them do not cost a thing!

National Archives Veterans Records
www.archives.gov/veterans

Honor List of Dead & Missing Army & USAAF Personnel
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/armycasualties/

Army Air Forces Historical Association
www.aafha.org

Air Force Historical Research Agency
www.afhra.org

US Army Air Forces Personnel Records (Casualties)
Records of USAAF lives lost in WWII
www.usaafdata.com

USAAF General Information
www.usaaf.com

North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia, Africa
Records of Burials and listings of Names on the Wall of the Missing
Click to go to the site or you can also search here

The Article that Got Things Started

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

Books

You can order these great books from Amazon. Another self-published book is out of print but might be available at your library: Don Fortune, Sinking Of The Rohna, America’s Worst Troopship Loss of World War II

Carlton Jackson Allied Secret – The Sinking of HMT Rohna Buy on Amazon

James G. Bennett The Rohna Disaster, WWII’s Secret Tragedy Buy on Amazon

Michael Walsh Rohna Memories: Eyewitness to Tragedy Buy on Amazon

Michael Walsh Rohna Memories II: Eyewitness to Tragedy Buy on Amazon

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China Burma India Veterans Association

The China-Burma-India Veterans Association was founded in Milwaukee, WI in 1948 as the only veterans organization representing an entire Theater of Operations as opposed to those founded by various units (e.g. The Hump Pilots Assoc., The Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force, etc.). The CBIVA closed its books in 2005 and contributed its assets to the World War II Museum in New Orleans and the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, TX. Here is a link to their archives.

Camden County, N.J. The Rohna Disaster WWII War Memorial

Visit this site to learn more about the memorial in New Jersey.