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Bacon Jr. , Fredrick John

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Fredrick John Bacon Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Dive Bomber Squadron 333 (VSMB-333), United States Marine Corps.


Fredrick is born approx. on 14 Nov. 1923 in Lyme, New York.

Father, Fredrick J. Bacon Sr.

Mother, Grace M. (Wallace) Bacon.

Sister(s), Lilian M. Bacon.

Brother(s), Robert L. Bacon.

Spouse, Helen M. (Jarett) Bacon.


Fredrick enlisted the service in New York with service number # 428895.


Fredrick‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman SBD  were,

1st Lt.           Ralph D. Fitzgerarld          Pilot

SSgt.            Fredrick J. Bacon              Radio Operator/Gunner

Fredrick died in a training flight (accidental) they crashed in the Ocean near Midway on 1 Aug. 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Fredrick is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to,

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/

Buried on Sea
Marine Dive Bombig Squadron 333 (VSMB-333)
Grumman SBD-5 Dive Bomber Plane
Naval Base Midway
His rank Staff Sergeant