Tenth Generation

7749. SN George Walter ACKLEY Jr was born on 18 December 1928 in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.1352,1390,1751,2307,3893 He appeared in the census between 1930 and 1940 in Maine. He was living in 1940 in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.2279 living with maternal grandmother George served in the military from 1946 to 1949 in the US Navy.1390 service # 209 66 80 On 1 October 1946 he served on the in USS Muir DE 770 3010 Kenneth Hart Muir, born 25 July 1916 in Brooklyn,

N.Y., enlisted in the Naval Reserve 23 September 1940 to

serve as apprentice seaman until he was appointed midshipman

14 February 1941. He died in action as officer in charge of

the U.S. Armed Guard on board liberty ship SS NATHANIEL

HAWTHORNE, sunk in the Caribbean 7 November 1942 by U-508.

Although severely wounded, he “ordered the three men near

him to leap clear... and then rushed back to help more... to

escape. He was still urging his gunners over the side when

the ship went down.” For his outstanding courage and

unselfish devotion to his men, Lieutenant (j.g.) Muir was

posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy Cross.
He was living in September 1995 in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.957 George died on 13 January 2006 at the age of 77 in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.1390,1751 He had Social Security Number 718-01-0210 RR. He was buried in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.1390 His Obituary appeared in the George W. Ackley, Jr., 77, died at his home after an extended period of declining health.

Born in Rockland, he was a son of George W., Sr., and Lillian Shea Ackley. He was educated in Rockland schools.

From 1946 to 1949 he served in the United States Navy.

For more than 18 years he worked as a patrol officer with the Rockland Police Department and later worked more than 15 years at Fisher Engineering in Rockland.

A longtime member of the Knox County Republican Party, George enjoyed involvement in any political campaigns of his party.

He was particularly proud to be a 51-year member of Aurora Lodge of Masons, Rockland.

Pre-deceased by one daughter, Carol A. Ackley in 1991 and a sister Marguerite Wood in 1995, George is survived by his stepmother Olive Ackley of Whitneyville, three daughters Cynthia M. Ackley of Rockland, Karen L. Maxcy of Lexington Park, MD, Dianne Benner of Warren; three half-sisters Annie Schencks of Jonesboro, Beulah Stymiest of Brewer, Norma Haynie of Machias; two step-brothers Frank Ackley of Springfield, VA, Dale Ackley of New Lebanon, NY; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Center, 114 Perimeter Road, Unit G&H, Nashua, NH 03063.


Displacement: 1,240 t.

Length: 306’

Beam: 36’8”

Draft: 8’9”

Speed: 21 k.

Complement: 186

Armament: 3 3”; 2 40mm; 10 20mm;

2 depth charge tracks;

8 depth charge projectors;

1 hedge hog


MUIR (DE-770) was laid down by Tampa Shipbuilding Co.,

Tampa, Fla., 1 June 1943; launched 4 June 1944; sponsored by

Mrs. Witten H. McConnochie, sister of the late Lieutenant

(jg.) Muir; and commissioned 30 August 1944, Lt. Comdr.

Theodore A. O'Gorman, USNR, in command.

Following shakedown off Bermuda, British West Indies,

MUIR operated as schoolship in the Chesapeake Bay area from

16 November into December. On 9 December, she sailed for

Europe, arriving off Gibraltar the 26th to begin a year of

convoy duty between the east coast and Mediterranean ports.

She also served as part of a "Killer Group," TG 22.13, so

called because the primary duty was to hunt and destroy

enemy submarines. Towards the end of the European war, MUIR

operated with TF 63 which stymied the German U-boats' final

thrust against Allied shipping in the North Atlantic.

When the news of Germany's surrender was received 8 May

1945, MUIR and her group began locating German submarines to

accept their surrender. On 10 May, she and destroyer escort

CARTER (DE-112) approached U-858 through a dense fog, her

black flag of surrender barely visible even at close range.

She was turned over to two other escort ships for delivery

to a U.S. port.

On 17 May, MUIR joined sister ship SUTTON (DE-771) in

escorting under guard publicized U-234, with high-ranking

Luftwaffe officers and men, plus German civilian technicians

on board, to Portsmouth, N.H., arriving 2 days later. The

escort ship continued on to New York City, mooring the 20th.

From 14 June, MUIR operated off Mayport, Fla. with

escort carrier GUADALCANAL (CVE-60), training carrier pilots

for Pacific duty until Japan surrendered in mid-August. On

27 August, she departed Mayport for Charleston Navy Yard,

Charleston, S.C., arriving a day later.

After visiting Houston, Tex., for Navy Day, 27 October,

she devoted November and December to a cruise testing

"SOFAR," a new long-range, air-sea rescue method. She

traveled 7,500 miles in the Atlantic dropping bombs for

naval ships in the Bahamas to pick up the sound waves and

plot the position of the DE as far away as Dakar, French

West Africa (now Senegal).

In March 1946, MUIR reactivated and was assigned to the

Operational Development Force, with Norfolk, Va., as her

homeport, for service into late 1947. In September 1947,

she decommissioned and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at

Green Cove Springs until 2 February 1956 when she was

delivered on loan under the Military Assistance Program to

the Republic of Korea at Boston Naval Shipyard. Struck from

the Navy list 1 July 1960, she continues into 1969 to serve

the South Korean Navy on loan as KYONG-KI (DE-71).

[Deleted from the South Korean Navy on 28 December

1977, KYONG-KI was taken over by the Philippines. Not

renamed or commissioned, she was (probably) used for spare

parts for other ships.

George has Death Cert # 600439 Maine2266

Living (private).

SN George Walter ACKLEY Jr and Virginia Frances BRACKETT were married on 28 February 1952 in Maine.2278,2307 Virginia Frances BRACKETT, daughter of Percy W BRACKETT and Marguerite LOWE, was born on 5 May 1931 in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.1751,3893 She died on 4 January 1999 at the age of 67 in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.1751,3893 Her Obituary appeared in the Portland Press Herald on 6 January 1999 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States Obituary: Virginia Frances Ackley, 67, died Monday at her home.
She was born here, a daughter of Percy W. and Marguerite Lowe Brackett, and attended local schools.
She was a lifelong Rockland resident.
Mrs. Ackley was a checker at Van Baalen's for 33 years, retiring in October 1998.
She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
A daughter, Carol, died in 1991.
Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia Ackley of Rockland, Karen Maxcy of Lexington Park, Md., and Dianne Benner of Warren; three brothers, Donald H. Brackett and Gerald C. Brackett, both of Rockland, and Richard S. Brackett of Union; four sisters, Mrs.
Salvatore (Grace) Crisostomo and Barbara Brackett, both of Rockland, Mrs. Edgar (Mildred) Davis of Friendship and Marjorie Luge of the Bronx, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Burpee-Strong Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., where a celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday . The Rev. Ralph Moore will officiate.
Burial will follow in Achorn Cemetery. She had Social Security Number 007-26-5642 ME.1751 Virginia was buried in Achorn Cemetery, Rockland, Knox, Maine.40 She has Death Cert # 9900158 Maine2266

SN George Walter ACKLEY Jr-3676 and Virginia Frances BRACKETT-3678 had the following children:



Carol Ann ACKLEY was born on 16 January 1967.1751 She died on 11 November 1991 at the age of 24 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.913,1751,2280 She had Social Security Number 004-76-3121 ME.1751 Carol has Death Cert # 91098002280



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