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Robert F Ackerman
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1917
Porter
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 8, 1943, Tunisia

Son of Leonard and Beatrice Lillian (McIntosh) Ackerman. They were married in 1911 and divorced in 1923. In 1933 Beatrice married Elvin McMeans.

WWII PFC - killed in action in Ferryville, North Africa

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Body of Chesterton Veteran Is Being Returned To Home

The casketed remains of Private First Class Robert F. Ackerman, of Porter, first World War II man from north Porter county to be killed in action, are being returned from overseas for final burial.

The remains will arrive in Chesterton within the next month accompanied by a uniformed army escort from the Chicago distribution center of the American graves registration division.

The body of Pfc. Ackerman was interred in the 11 Corps-Mateur temporary military cemetery in Tunisia, has been returned to this country for final interment at the request of his next of kin, Mrs. Lillian B. McMeans, his mother, of Porter.

Robert Ackerman was born in Porter Sept. 30, 1917. He attended Porter grade school and was graduated, from Chesterton high school in 1936. He enlisted Jan. 15, 1941 in the U.S. Army. On Christmas eve 1942, he arrived in North Africa with the 91st reconnaissance division. He was killed in action on May 8, 1943 during the last four days of fighting at Ferryville, Tunisia. The Flynn funeral home will be in charge of services.

Vidette-Messenger - May 13, 1948

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Plan Porter Hero's Rites
Robert Ackerman's Body Arrives Wed.; Services Saturday

The body of Pfc. Robert F. Ackerman, of Porter, first World War II veteran from north Porter county to be killed in action, arrived in Chesterton Wednesday, accompanied by a uniformed army escort from the Chicago distribution center.

The body will lie in state at the Flynn funeral home until time of services, 2 p. m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Lloyd Smith officiating. Veteran of Foreign War Post, 2511, will have charge of the military service. Burial will be in Chesterton cemetery.

Pfc. Ackerman was killed in action May 8, 1943, during the last four days of fighting at Ferryville, Tunisia. He was born in Porter, Ind., Sept. 20, 1917. He attended Porter grade school and was graduated from the Chesterton high school in 1930. After being graduated he attended Chesterton high school for one year, taking a post-graduate course. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Jan. 15, 1941, and on Christmas eve, 1942, arrived in North Africa.

His body has been interred in the 11 Corps-Mateur temporary military cemetery in Tunisia and was returned to this country for final interment at the request of his mother, Mrs. Lillian B. McMeans, of Porter.

Vidette-Messenger - June 11, 1948

 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonard H. Ackerman (1890 - 1933)
  Beatrice L. McMeans (1893 - 1980)
 
 Siblings:
  Maynard Ackerman (1911 - 1917)*
  Leroy Ackerman (1913 - 1914)*
  Fay Olive Ackerman (1915 - 1917)*
  Robert F Ackerman (1917 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chesterton Cemetery
Chesterton
Porter County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101679816
Robert F Ackerman
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Robert F Ackerman
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WWII casualty
- Eva Hopkins
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012
 
 
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