Joseph Percy Acker

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Bill Trimble crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bordeaux-Mérignac airfield in B-17 42-40002 19-Jun-44; force landed Le Pouyau. Evaded capture (EVD). See the page with details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fackerjp.html
Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13054628 / O-670027
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-36895
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Freckles, Umbriago
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little moe
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Maggie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Boots
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Round Tripper
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

West Blocton, AL 14 December 1916

Enlisted

Montgomery, AL 7 January 1942 Montgomery, Alabama

Other

Evaded

Le Pouyau, France 19 June 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Bordeaux-Mérignac airfield in B-17 42-40002 19-Jun-44; force landed Le Pouyau. Evaded capture (EVD)

Other

Discharged USAAF

21 August 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

17 February 1951

Buried

Green Pond Presbyterian Church Cemetery Green Pond, Bibb County, AL 20 February 1951 Green Pond Presbyterian Church Cemetery Green Pond, Bibb County, Alabama

Based

Deenethorpe 19 June 1944 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date13 Apr 2022 08:29:10
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 6001 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database