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Gordon E Ackley


Joined 6/19/43. DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. WIA 10/1/43 (Weiner-Neustadt). Returned to Base via ATC 10/4/43. Pilot: Kessler. Flew on Ploesti Raid. On the October 1, 1943, when he was wounded,the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC. On a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 41-24009 'Margaret Ann' was attacked by flak and fighters. Losing #1 radio and hydrolic systems, Pilot Kessler landed at a Canadian base outside of Bari, Italy. Spent a few days at the base working on the plane. Returned to England.


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Mankato, Minn


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd, 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy pp. 133-134