Pvt Leslie I Ackerman

Pvt Leslie I Ackerman

Birth
Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 1 Feb 1944 (aged 21–22)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245241 · View Source
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Private Leslie I. Ackerman, born in 1922, was the son of Percy Kenneth and Bertha L (Haner) Ackerman from Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. Amsterdam is on the Mohawk River 35 miles northwest of Albany.
In the 1925 New York state census 3-year-old Leslie is living with his parents and siblings Edna 9, Charles 9, Florence 5, and Eleanor 1, at #8 Milton Ave., in Amsterdam.In the 1940 census 18-year-old Leslie is living with his parents and older brother Charles 22, at #32 DeWitt Street (pictured today below) in Amsterdam. His father is a laborer in a carpet mill. Leslie is a pin boy in a bowling alley.Leslie enlisted in the infantry 1 Oct 1940 in Albany for the Department of the Philippines. He’d had one year of high school and was single without dependents. His civil occupation was listed under forestry.The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county show Ackerman, Leslie I., Pvt, from Montgomery County, New York as FOD (Finding of Death) 1 Feb 1944. A finding of death was determined at least one year and one day after a soldier went missing in action so it's likely that he went missing 31 Jan 1943. On 31 Jan 1943, the 1st Division had pushed across Algeria from Oran and was just into Tunisia. 31 Jan 1943 was 19 days before the battle of Kasserine Pass, Tunisia.

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56245241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Leslie I Ackerman (1922–1 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56245241, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .