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"S/Sgt Lonnie L Ackerman of Fox, AR displays air force decorations he received during eleven operational missions as a crew member on the Consolidated B-24 "Baldy and his brood". The decorations are: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and Air Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster). Norfolk England 29-Jan-44."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron


  • Lonnie Ackerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying in B-24 Liberator 41-24201. ...


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14 March 2018 17:46:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations