Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Robert Lyle Bacon.
Unit/Placed in, 501st Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.
Robert is born approx. on 6 Jan. 1920 in Bearden, Tennessee.
Father, Charles E. Bacon.
Mother, Maggie D. (Hamilton) Bacon.
Sister(s), Blanche G. Sherrill P. Mary H. Edna G. Ruth E. and Pollianna Bacon.
Brother(s), William J. and Charles H. Bacon.
Robert enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 0-765431.
Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
1st Lt. Melvin R. Bell Pilot
2nd Lt. Alvin C. McIver Co Pilot
2nd Lt Robert L. Bacon Bombardier
TSgt. Glenn C. Allen Navigator
SSgt. Alphonse R. Ostachowicz Gunner
SSgt. George A. Harvey Gunner
Robert was KIA while on the Mission to Formosa, they were shot and Hit by Enemy AA Fire and the engine caught fire, they crashed at sea on 20 Feb. 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Tillman County, Oklahoma, USA.
Thanks to, https://www.scmilitarymuseum.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/