Robert Fleming Pace Jr. was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Robert Fleming Pace and LaVinia Elizabeth Dykes. The husband of Evelyn Marie Forrest.

He is memorialized at the North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia and at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN.

The HMT Rohna, a British vessel carrying American troops, was hit by a German missile in 1943 off the coast of Algeria, North Africa. The ship sank within one-half hour after being hit. Bomb damage, supplemented by heavy seas and darkness which hampered rescue work, resulted in a loss of 1,015 men, more than half of the total 1,981 American military personnel aboard.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 31 December 1943
Mrs. R.F. Pace of 2004 Laura Street received notification from the War Department yesterday that her husband, T/Sgt Pace has been missing in action in the North African area since Nov 26. Sgt. Pace has been in the service for one year, and arrived overseas in October. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Pace, Sr. of Athens, Tenn., and has five children here, Donald, David, Jo Ann, Gerald and Jeannie.

  • Rank: Technician 4th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 November 1909
  • Date of death: 27 November 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 31st Signal Construction Battalion
  • Theater: Europe, North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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