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Bacon, Lester E.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Lester E. Bacon.

Unit/Placed in, 319th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Lester is born approx. on 13 Feb. 1919 in Oakland, California.

Father, Arthur S. Bacon.

Mother, Clara E. (Fawcett) Bacon.


Lester enlisted the service in California with service number # 19052514.


Lester‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.           Robert J. Tilden                Pilot

2nd Lt.          Henry P. Baker                 Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Corbett Laws                    Bombardier

2nd Lt.          Vernon M. Moreland Jr.     Navigator

TSgt.            Keith R. Bash                    Engineer

TSgt.            John W. Twitty Jr.            Radio Operator

SSgt.            Frank W. Athey                 Gunner

SSgt.            Lester E. Bacon                 Gunner

SSgt.            Vernon M. Glogston           Gunner

SSgt.            John W. Kannappel            Gunner

Lester was KIA on a Night Bombing Mission to Hollandia, Papua last seen on Take-off and right course (Presumably weather) on 28 Feb. 1944, 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.


Lester is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/42-41087.html

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/

319th Bomber Squadron
60th Bomber Group
Nazdab Airport Nr.1
His rank Staff Sergeant