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Weber Lee Ackman

Military

He entered the service on 11 November 1942 from Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a grammar school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as “Jewelers, watchmakers, goldsmiths, and silversmiths.” He became a C-47 Crew Chief and the orders indicate that he participated in Mission DETROIT, and Mission GALVESTON (both in Normandy on D-day); two resupply and evacuation missions, and Operation VARSITY in March of 1945.

Service

Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 83rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kentucky, USA 3 May 1915
Enlisted Cincinnati, OH, USA 11 November 1942
Died Kentucky, USA 6 March 1982

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2018 09:56:52 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Mission Orders

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