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Ackerman, Gerald Reeder

Rank and Name, Signalman Third Class Gerald Reeder Ackerman.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Gerald is born in Jan. 10, 1924 in Van Duzen, California.

 

Father, Arthur R. Ackerman.

Mother, Pearl R. Ackerman.

 

Gerald enlisted the service in California with service number # 3765226.

 

Gerald was KIA when a Japanese plane probably a Aichi D3A  “Val “drop two semi-armor-piercing bombs the ship on March 19, 1945, Signalman Third Class Gerald R. Ackerman is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Gerald is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/13.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 Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
Japanese Aichi D3A Val
His rank Signalman Third Class