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Bacci, Paul Benjamin

Rank and Name, Ensign Paul Benjamin Bacci.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 83 (VB-83).


Paul is born approx. on 1924 in Massachusetts.

Father, Camello P. Bacci.

Born in France.

Mother, Gertrude M. Bacci.

Born in Italy.

Sister(s), Eleanor and Rita Bacci.


Paul enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-390838.


Paul was KIA shot down on the mission against the Japanese Home Islands on 9 Aug. 1945, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Paul is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SB2C_Helldiver

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Patrol Bombin Squadron 83 (VB-83) embarked from the USS Essex (CV-9) Carrier
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
USS Essex (CV-9) Carrier
Paul Benjamin Bacc
His Rank Ensign