World War IIUS Army Air Force
416th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force
Service Number: 37336115
Inducted: October 1942
Killed in action - March 4, 1944 over Yugoslavia
Buried: Jan 18, 1950, Plot 82-0-11, Jefferson Barracks NC, St. Louis, MO
Son of William Henry and Ellen Elvira Bullard Ackelson of Wray. Husband of Ida P. Jonson Ackelson of Wray.
Wray Gazette - July 20, 1944
A telegram from the Adjutant General Monday to Mrs. Ida P. Ackelson reported the death of her husband, Sgt. Homer J. Ackelson, on March 4 over Yugoslavia.
He was employed as machine operator at the Wray theatre before he began his Army training in October 1942. After his training he was assigned as a radio gunner to a bomber crew and served in North Africa and Italy.
Besides his wife, who is employed at the local rationing office, he is survived by a son, Jon David, who was a year old last December 22.
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