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
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/