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Bacon, Jack David

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

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/

Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10)
Grumman TBM Avenger
Embarked from the USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) Carrier
VC-10 Air Crew
Jack David Bacon
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class