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Wendell Durward Ackerman


•Sustained Moderately Severe Frostbite over Northwestern Germany on 22 December 1943.
• Transferred to the Detachment Of Patients, 303rd Station Hospital on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #178 dated 30 December 1943.


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29717 Mr. Five by Five

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 8/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Z] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 1/8/43; 544BS...


  • VIII Bomber Command 161

    22 December 1943
    This mission is composed of two forces directed at two separate targets, the communication centers at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany. The force attacking at Osnabruck is composed of two elements. The first element is composed of 227 B-17s (2 are PFF...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born 16 September 1921
Enlisted Manchester, NH, USA 19 August 1942

Residence: Belknap County, New Hampshire
Private, Air Corps

Assigned 23 August 1943 – 30 December 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #79 dated 23 August 1943, without crew. Two combat missions.

Died New Hampshire, USA 24 March 2006

New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA


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