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Bacon, Gilbert Douglas

Rank and Name, Private First Class Gilbert Douglas Bacon.

Unit/Placed in, 6Th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (Provisional) A-Comp. United States Marine Corps


Gilbert is born approx. on 21 Jan. 1927 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Father, Frank E. Bacon.

Mother, Anna E. Bacon.

Sister(s), Dorothy M. Bacon.


Gilbert enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 550540.


Gilbert died of his wounds sustained during the Landings, when his LVT got shot on 7 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Gilbert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GWB7-7BZ

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/

6Th Amphibious Tractor Battalion (Provisional) (Pacific amphtrac units)
Landings on Peleliu 1944
Landings on Peleliu 1944
Marines Disembark
Gilbert Douglas Bacon
His rank Private First Class
1st Marines Division