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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com