Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Edward Richardson Bacon III.
Unit/Placed in, 21st Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Edward is born approx. on5 March 1920 in Chicago.
Father, Edward R. Bacon.
Mother, Katherine (Harrell) Bacon.
Spouse, Blair (Holloway) Bacon.
Edward enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 0-734635.
Edward‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
Captain Harrell R. Hoffman Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert J. Riddle Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Carroll W. Cramer Navigator
2nd Lt. Edward R. Bacon III Bombardier
TSgt. Myron M. Brown Engineer/Gunner
TSgt. John J. Antonio Radio Operator/Gunner
SSgt. Sammy C. Benton Radar Observer
SSgt. Raymond G. Brown Asst. Engineer/Gunner
SSgt. Richard H. Quackenbush Top Turret Gunner
Sgt. Nick J. Mesa Photographer
Edward was KIA on the Bombing Mission to Paramushir island, Russia when they was last seen followed by enemy planes on 8 Nov. 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Edward is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
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
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/