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Lonnie L Ackerman

Military

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.

Service

People

  • William Strong

    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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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fox, AR 72051, USA 10 February 1919
Enlisted 2 February 1942
Died Stone County, AR, USA 8 December 1974
Buried Fox, AR 72051, USA January 1975

Fox Cemetery
Fox,
Stone County, AR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2018 18:11:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/89818789-lonnie-l-ackerman/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/55665230?terms=Lonnie%20L%20Ackerman
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171994237/lonnie-l-ackerman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy pp.120-121 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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