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William D Ackerson

Military

Shot down 7 October 1944 in B-17 #446469. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6469

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [U] Glatton 29/9/44; Missing in Action Politz 7/10/44 with Vernon Moland, Co-pilot: Scott Millis, Navigator: Leo Higgins, Bombardier: Art Jensen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 7 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster, MACR 9766 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9766 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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