Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Jack David Bacon.
Unit/Placed in, Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10), United States Naval Reserve.
Jack is born approx. on 17 Nov. 1924 in Albany, Oregon.
Father, William H. Bacon.
Mother, Dorothy B. (Shank) Bacon.
Brother(s), William H. Bacon Jr.
Jack enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 6555358.
Jack‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBM-1C were,
Ensign J. B. Holleman Pilot
Arm2. Howard M. Rivers Radio Operator
Amm2. Jack D. Bacon Gunner
Jack was KIA when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft and made a water landing in Tanapag Bay, Saipan on 17 June 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.
Jack is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Jack also ha a Memorial Grave at Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA.
Thanks to, https://www.ussgambierbay.org/
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
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/