"S/Sgt Lonnie L Ackerman of Fox, AR displays air force decorations he received during eleven operational missions as a crew member on the Consolidated B-24 "Baldy and his brood". The decorations are: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and Air Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster). Norfolk England 29-Jan-44."
"Left To Right: S/Sgt Morris Hall Of Sanger, CA., Presents A Wooden Model Of A Bomber To S/Sgt Oliver R. Germann, Of Moran, Wyo., As S/Sgt. Fred B. Mellums, Springhill, Tenn., S/Sgt. Lonnie L. Ackerman, Fox, Ark., T/Sgt. Buford R. Smith, Insul, Ky., And S/Sgt Joseph A Crowder, Luden, TN., look on. S/Sgt Germann just arrived from a hospital in Africa where he recovered from wounds received in a raid over Italy, to an airbase in England, where he was awarded, in one day, the SS, the DFC(OLC), the PH and the AM(3OLC). England."
On August 16, 1943, landed in Malta in B-24 'Baldy and His Brood' #42-24201 on the mission to Foggia, IT while temporarily assigned to the 9th AAC. After about 20 attacks by German aircraft and the crew shooting down at least 3 German aircraft, pilot Strong headed to Malta knowing the British hospital could tend to his wounded men.
Awards: SS, DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
On August 16, 1943, landed in Malta in 'Baldy and His Brood' ac # 42-24201 on the mission to Foggia, IT while temporarily assigned to the 9th AAC. After about 20 attacks by German aircraft and the crew shooting down at least 3 German aircraft, pilot...
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Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
||Fox, AR 72051, USA
||10 February 1919
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||Stone County, AR, USA
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||Fox, AR 72051, USA
Stone County, AR