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Acker Jr. , George Bernhard

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade George Bernhard Acker Jr.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Long (DMS-12) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

George is born in 1920 in  Philadelphia.

 

Father, George B. Acker.

Mother, Anna K. Acker.

 

George enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 0-128163.

 

George was KIA when the USS Long was hit by a Kamikaze and Sunk on Jan.6, 1945, Lieutenant Junior Grade George B. Acker Jr. is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

George is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/209.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Long (DMS-12) Destroyer
Crew
Location USS Long
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade