Joel Milton Acker

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 54242 - 2nd Lt Joel Milton Acker Jr, 384BG.

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 289

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36501970
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39827007
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Merrie hell
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Belton, SC 29627, USA 1915-03-09 Son of Joel Milton Sr and Helen Cheshire Acker.

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Gelsenkirchen, Germany 1943-08-12

Enlisted

Charlotte, NC, USA 1942-02-25 Residence: Mecklemburg County, North Carolina As a Private in Air Corps

Based

Assigned

Grafton Underwood 1943-06-28 - 1943-08-12 Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squasdron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #38 dated 28 June 1943, Ernest J. Sierens Crew. 7 combat missions.

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Re-Interred Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands Plot N Row 18 Grave 14

Revisions

Date24 Dec 2020 20:04:36
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56296198.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296198/joel-milton-acker
Updated S/N per info in the event Description section.

Date24 Dec 2020 19:55:57
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date6 Jan 2017 02:25:02
Contributorbombercommand
Date21 Jun 2016 14:00:38
ContributorLucy May
Sources

384th BG's list of personnel who were Killed in Action: http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/KIAList.php

Date18 Feb 2015 00:13:11
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 289 / MACR 289, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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