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Ackerman, Ralph Paul

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Ralph Paul Ackerman.

Unit/Placed in on, Marine Attack Squadron 233 (VMSB-233), Marine Corps.

 

Ralph is born in 1920 in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Father, Paul Ackerman.

Mother, Louise Ackerman.

 

Ralph enlisted the U.S.Army in Illinois with service number # 294851.

 

Ralph died when he failed to return, there was never heard of him on Jan. 23, 1943,  is honored with a Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to 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/

Marine Attack Squadron 233 (VMSB-233)
SBD Dauntless
Naval Air station Norfolk
Ralph P. Ackerrman
His rank Technical Sergeant