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Charles E Ackerman


KIS On 14 Sept 43 plane took off on training mission. Pilot was Squadron. Commander. It somehow flew off course by some 50 miles and crashed into Skiddaw Mountain in Cumbria. All aboard were killed. . Rumor said plane really going to Scotland for special meeting. Was listed as passenger on this plane.


Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-9051 Flaming Mayme

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 342BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon, then 326BS [UX-O] (?407)] /9/42; col with 41-9021 in taxi accident with Roland Sargeant 25/6/43; repaired and transferred 813BS/482BG Alconbury 1/9/43; detailed UK navigation operation 14/9/43,...


Event Location Date
Died 23 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Men of the 381st: Heroes All; 381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; Roll of Honor