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David N Ackerman


Shot down 18 March 1945 in A/C #43-38861, Berlin. Prisoner of War (POW).



  • John Disher

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner/Radar Controller | 100th Bomb Group
    Served as Ball Turret Gunner when shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29965. Plane ditched in Channel. Slighly injured in the ditching, returned to base like the other nine men on board who were rescued by a French boat. Flew a total of 25...

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Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38861 Sweet Nancy II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 30/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-M] Thorpe Abbotts 13/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Ed Gwin, Bill Danielson, Ray Uhler, John Disher (4 Killed in Action); Don Reichel, Bob Landino, Dave Ackerman, Herb...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...


Event Location Date
Born Portland, OR, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 18 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
15 August 2021 17:47:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2020 21:17:11 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2016 09:49:29 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
MACR 13144 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Thompson, MACR 13144