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Edward J Ackerman

Military

Navigator - Crashed into hillside due to poor visibility near Eastbourne, whilst trying to land at Friston ELG on return from mission to Watten, France on 2 Feb 44 in B-24D #4124282 'Ruth-less'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6385.

Ackerman, Edward J., 2nd LT, 506th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group, killed 2/2/44 in crash at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, on return from operational mission occurring the same day, aircraft (“Ruth-Less”) received battle damage over Watten, France, letters in file “…they left us happy young men full of life and so anxious to help their country…”, “my health has failed from this terrible tragedy which has befallen me. I am at present in a sanitarium recovering from shock…”, buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Brooklyn, NY).

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-24282 'Ruth-Less'

    B-24 Liberator
    Their target was a mysterious construction site at Pas-de-Calais, on the coast of France. Although the purpose of the site was yet unknown, it would turn out to be one of the launching ramps for the German V-1 rocket. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York 17 July 1917

Jul. 17, 1917

Died Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK 2 February 1944

Navigator - Crashed into hillside due to poor visibility near Eastbourne, whilst trying to land at Friston ELG on return from mission to Watten, France on 2 Feb 44 in B-24D #4124282 'Ruth-less'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6385.

Buried Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA

Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale
Suffolk County, New York, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2015 02:55:03 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 09:24:46 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 223-224, 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties, pp. 202-203, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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