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

Honor List of Dead & Missing Army & USAAF Personnel

Army Air Forces Historical Association

Air Force Historical Research Agency

US Army Air Forces Personnel Records (Casualties)
Records of USAAF lives lost in WWII

USAAF General Information

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


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.

2020 Reunion

2020 Reunion Has Been Cancelled


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and with sad hearts, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rohna reunion.

We believe it is the right course of action to take for the health and safety of our members.

We have already rescheduled the reunion in Salt Lake City, Utah to June 10-13, 2021. Even though the travel and hotel industries have been hit hard by this health crisis, they have guaranteed us the same room rates.

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We are looking forward to seeing all of you in June 2021!

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