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Robert Allan Ackerly

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to HQ Squadron as Asst Group Operations Officer. Transferred to 335th Fighter Squadron. Transferred to HQ Squadron as Group Air Inspector.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory.

Post War: Commander, 354th Fighter Group, Commander, 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter-Bomber Wing Wethersfield, England. Commander, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 4th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron
  • Headquarters (354th Fighter Group)
  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 23 January 1919
Lived in Middletown, NY 10940, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 6 October 1944 – 28 January 1945

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 28 January 1945

Transferred to 335th Fighter Squadron.

Transferred Lashenden, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent TN27, UK November 1945

Transferred as commander, 354th Fighter Group.

Died Charleston, SC, USA 24 February 1999
Buried Orange County, NY, USA March 1999

Hamptonburgh Cemetery
Campbell Hall
Orange County
New York, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 14:10:01 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- '1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2016 13:07:45 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=40857220&PIpi=1084...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:52:00 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ackerly&GSfn=Rober...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:47:41 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:43:03 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:36:35 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:34:24 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:31:31 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:28:46 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:24:48 Al_Skiff Changes to role and events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:21:32 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:18:01 Al_Skiff Changes to awards
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2016 14:09:18 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_ac...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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