Bacon, Frederick John, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 6199, VMSB-333
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate

Staff Sergeant


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Accident
Midway Islands
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial at Sea

 Official Badges 

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments
21st Marine RegimentAviation UnitsMAG-33VMSB-331
  1942-1943, 1st Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (1/21)
  1943-1943, Aircraft Engineering Squadron 41 (AES-41)
  1943-1943, HQSQ-33, MAG-33
  1943-1943, VMSB-331
  1944-1944, 6199, VMSB-333
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The 21st Marine Regiment (21st Marines) was an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. Activated for service in World War II, they fought in the battle of Bougainville.

Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 333 (VMSB-333) was activated 1 August 1943 as at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. In April 1944, a portion of the squadron was sent to NAS Key West, Florida for anti-submarine training and upon their return departed for San Diego, and three weeks after that, Hawaii. The squadron was transferred to Midway Island in July 1944 and began flying anti-submarine patrols in their SBD Dauntless bombers. The squadron on 20 December 1944 was transferred back to Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii for the remainder of the war.

BACON, Fredrick John, Staff Sergeant, 428895, USMC, from New York, Honolulu Memorial + BACON, Frederick John, 428895, VMSB333, MAG23, 3rdMAW, FMF, August 1, 1944, accidental death

Burial at Sea
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