Mitchell  W  BACON

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE35431625
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH10 april 1910 Martinsburg, Berkeley County
ETATCharleston, WEST VIRGINIA
FAMILYSingle
RANKStaff Sergeant
FONCTIONRadio
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTLawyers and judgesWV
DATE of ENLISTEMENT27 may  1942 Huntington WEST VIRGINIA
 SQUADRON50th Troop Carrier Squadron 
 GROUP314th Troop Carrier Group
ARMY9th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH7 june 1944bacon mitchell w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHTurqueville - 3 Km de Ste-Mère-Eglise
DATA PLAN

Douglas C-47 - type A - s/n 42-93065

C 47 douglas
Macr: 5698 
Mission: Parachute replenishment on Ste-Mère-Eglise
DDetachment Station 538 Saltby, Leicestershire UK - Crash observed by Capt Merril E. Smith of C-47 43-15214
Shot by the flak at 6:18 am after dropping all the containers

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
F1143
DECORATION

Air Medal + OLC

Purple Heart

am olc

Photo FDLM

 

usaf  9af  troopcarriercommand badge
 
 

Crew of Douglas C-47 - type A - s/n 42-93065 


Captain

Howard W.

SASS

Pilot

Dead

O-729246 - Bristolville, Ohio
2nd Lieutenant
Llyod P. MENEES

CoPilot Dead- Cim Am de Colleville - C  11  4 O-700307 - Anna, Illinois

2nd Lieutenant
William G. LYONS
Navigator

Dead- Cim Am de Colleville - G  20  33

O-697885 - Newark, New Jersey

S/Sergeant
Edward Jr  DALEY
Ch/Eq

Dead- Cim Am de Colleville -  E  28  23

31149309 - Centerdale, Long Island

S/Sergeant
Mitchell W. BACON
Radio

Dead- Cim Am de Colleville - F  11  43

35431625 - Charleston, West Virginia
 C47 douglas

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOUSAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries. - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Aad.archives.gov
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud