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Dale Gustin Ackerson




  • Paul Atkinson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    Colonel, U.S. Air Force. Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1943. World War II and Korean War. ...

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  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


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Born Claybanks Township, Michigan 2 March 1922
Lived in Montague, Michigan 30 June 1942
Wounded In Action - Awarded Silver Star near Arzfeld, Germany 23 January 1945

While on the bomb run, Ackerson's ship was hit by flak which injured the pilot and almost severed one of Ackerson's legs. Despite these serious injuries they continued their bomb run achieving excellent results. Ackerson was awarded the Silver Star for heroism. His leg later had the be amputated.

Died Kalamazoo, Michigan 6 March 1980
Buried Kalamazoo, Michigan 9 March 1980

Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park South
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Section C


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