Rank and Name, Ensign Joel Edward Bacon.
Unit/Placed in, Fighting Squadron 22 (VF-22), united States Naval Reserve.
Joel is born approx. on 1922 in Georgia.
Father, Joel F. Bacon.
Mother, Ruby B. (Jackson) Bacon.
Sister(s), Mamie, Cleo and Annie R. Bacon.
Joel enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 0-354680.
Joel was KIA when the plane was hit by AA over Santa Cruz, Luzon crashed in Sea, got in life raft, but they found the life raft empty on 5 Nov. 1944, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, 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.
Joel is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=vFtIAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA108&lpg=PA108&dq=buno+70625&source=bl&ots=LyqctNaMp6&sig=ACfU3U1-zH2jQK10INBh8eDpDYOWAVM69A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjUve7nhZ7wAhVGmqQKHfrRCjIQ6AEwBnoECBEQAw#v=onepage&q=buno%2070625&f=false
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/
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