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Mitchell Woods Bacon

Military

Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5698

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Howard Sass

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Survived crash and...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-93065

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. 1 x RTD, 4 x KIA MACR 5698

Associated Place

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Martinsburg, WV 10 April 1910
Enlisted Huntington, WV 27 May 1942

Huntington, West Virginia

Based Saltby 1944 – 7 June 1944

Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Ste-Marie-Eglise, France 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; A/C crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5698

Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot F Row 11 Grave 32

Buried Green Hill Cemetery Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV 1948

Memorialised
Green Hill Cemetery
Martinsburg,
Berkeley County, WV

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 18:37:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/image/310763255?rec=299377951
https://www.fold3.com/record/529911425-mitchell-w-bacon
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56642000/mitchell-w-bacon
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73943541/mitchell-woods-bacon

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