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Bacon, Douglas M.

Rank and Name, Gunners Mate Third Class Douglas M. Bacon.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 28 (VT-28), United States Naval Reserve.


Douglas is born approx. on 28 March 1925 in Cedarview, Utah.

Father, Chancy C. Bacon.

Mother, Etta E. (Pierce) Bacon.

Sister(s), Edna, Verda, Pearl, Eva L. and Etta V. Bacon.

Brother(s), William R. Russell C. Edward, Bert R. Ora M. and Melvin J. Bacon.


Douglas enlisted the service in Utah with service number # 5542231.


Douglas‘s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBM-1c were,

Ensign          Richard R. Richardson        Pilot

Arm1.          Edward F. Buchel              Radio Operator

Gm3.            Douglas M. Bacon              Gunner

Douglas was KIA on the mission to attack/damage the Pagan Airfields, Mariana Islands, they were hit by Anti-Aircraft Crashed at Sea and exploded on 5 July 1944, he is honored with a 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has Memorial Graves at Cedarview Cemetery, Cedarview, Duchesne County, Utah, USA.

And Memory Grove Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/provinces/marianas_pagan.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Torpedo Squadron 28 (VT-28)
Grumman TBM-1c Avenger
Embarked from the USS Monterey (CVL-26) Carrier
Douglas M. Bacon
His rank Gunner's Mate Third Class