Ackerman, John E, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman (BAR)
Last MOSGroup
WWI & WWII SSN/MOS
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 746, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)/G Co
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cleveland
Last Address
18213 Windward Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Casualty Date
Mar 04, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Japan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section E, Row 0, Grave 447

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World War II Fallen
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 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
RTR, MCRD SDUSMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Parachute Regiment27th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, RTR, MCRD SD
  1943-1943, 9962, Parachute Riggers School, San Diego, CA
  1943-1944, 745, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
  1944-1945, 746, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)/G Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Raid on Choiseul
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 04 Mar 1945, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Iwo Jima Island, Bonin "Volcano" Islands.
 
   
Comments/Citation
ACKERMAN, John E., PFC  521/745/746(BAR Man)                        SN: 448630
Born: 23 Aug 1922 Ohio
Enlisted USMCR: 31 Aug 1942 (Home of Record: 18213 Windward Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio)
Died: 04 Mar 1945 (KIA, Iwo Jima Island, Bonin “Volcano” Islands)
Interred:  National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section E, Row 0, Grave 447)
 
6th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Oct 1942 Pvt, 6thRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “15, qual ER; 18-31, sk USNH, San Diego, Calif.”
Casual Company, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, CasCo, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “1-18, sk USNH, San Diego, Calif.; 19, jd in person; 19, to 2dRBn, RDep, Post”
2nd Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, 2ndRecBn, RD, MCB, San Diego, CA “19; jdfr CasCo, RDep, Post; 23, fr USMCR (V) Cl III(c) to Cl III(b); to ParaTrngS”
 
Company A, Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA
Jan 1943 Pvt, Co A, ParaTrngS, Camp Gillespie, MCB, San Diego, CA ”31Aug42; 23, jdfr 2ndRecBn, RD, MCB, Post”
Headquarters Company, Parachute Training School, Camp Gillespie, San Diego, CA
Apr 1943 PFC, HqCo, ParaTrngS, Camp Gillespie, San Diego, CA “Instr; Para”
Jul 1943 PFC, HqCo, ParaTrngS, Camp Gillespie, San Diego, CA “Instr; Para”
Parachute Replacement Company, Schools Battalion, Training Center, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
Jul 1943 PFC, ParaReplCo, SBn, TrngCtr, Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA “Para”
 
2nd Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, 1st MAC, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1943 PFC, Co F, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParRegt, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field (Vella Lavella & Choiseul, B.S.I.) “11, jdfr 26thReplBnPara; 27-31, sk IMAC FldHosp”
Jan 1944 PFC, Co E, 2ndParaBn, 1stMarParRegt, 1stMAC, FMF, In the Field (Bougainville, B.S.I.) “Para; 2, Emb abd LCV’s at Vella LaVella, B.S.I., and sailed therefrom; 3, arr & disemb at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 17, emb abd SS METEOR at Guadalcanal, B.S.I.; 18, sailed therefrom; 19-31, at sea.”
 
Company G, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
Apr 1944 PFC, Co G, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA “745; Msm.”
Jul 1944 PFC, Co G, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA “745”
Company G, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Oct 1944 PFC, Co G, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “746”
Jan 1945 PFC, Co G, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field “746”
Mar 1945 PFC, Co G, 3rdBn, 27thMar, 5thMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Iwo Jima, Volcano Is.) “746; 4, KIA”
 
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-2 stars
World War II Victory Medal
Basic Parachutist Wings
Expert Rifleman Badge
 
   
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