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Sergeant James Edward BACON (1383765) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III JB275
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Death of Death 1943-10-20 Age : 22 years.

Served in 97 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 6. G. 5. at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany

More Details: SON OF EDWARD CECIL AND ELSIE BACON, OF MUSWELL HILL, MIDDLESEX.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Lancaster III JB275 Date of Crash: 21 Oct 43 Unit 97 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantDennis Walter ANGELL (1439554) Air Gunner Lancaster III JB275  IBCC 1943-10-2097 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantJames Edward BACON (1383765) Lancaster III JB275  IBCC 1943-10-2097 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantThomas DEACON (975224) Flight Engi Lancaster III JB275  IBCC 1943-10-2097 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
SergeantSydney Francis HONE (1282166) Air Gunner Lancaster III JB275  IBCC 1943-10-2097 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Pilot OfficerKenneth PAINTER (146391) Pilot Lancaster III JB275  IBCC 1943-10-2097 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Details Took off 1735 20 Oct 1943 from Bourn. Crashed at Falkenberg.
Source Henk Welting's Database

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Sgt J E Bacon 502 Squadron incident 19th October 1941I have been asked to look in to the RAF career of Sgt James Edward Bacon, service number 1383765 by a surviving relative. James died on the 20th October 1943 when he was Bomb Aimer in a 97 Squadron Lancaster III, JB275, OF-H. It took off from RAF Bourne at 17.53 and crashed at Falkenberg, killing 5 of the 7 crew, the others taken POW. Those that died are buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. P/O K Painter KIA Sgt T Deacon KIA Sgt R C Saunders POW Sgt J E Bacon KIA Sgt T Andrews POW Sgt S F Hone KIA Sgt D W Angell KIA In looking at this loss in the records here ([URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=53209[/URL]) there is a reference to an incident two years prior to this in which a Sgt J E Bacon was injured when a 502 Squadron Whitley, Z6502, crashed on take off at RAF Limavady. "Sergeant J E Bacon: injured; Pilot Officer D B Collie, Sergeant R Bagley, Sergeant R C Sawyer, Sergeant S A Smith, Sergeant J B Murray: uninjured; aircraft crashed during take off at RAF Limavady, Whitley [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=Z6502"]Z6502[/URL], 502 Squadron, 19 October 1941." I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether this is definitively the same man, and if so, what are the details behind the incident in 1941 and what the injures were, given if so Sgt James Bacon only returned to Ops in June 1943 with 9 Squadron. ....Read More.Mike4898 on 15th January 2020 06:56:24
Sgt J E Bacon 502 Squadron incident 19th October 1941Mike Same name, different chap. Both aged 22 when they died, and both from Middlesex, however. The 502 Squadron ORB Form 540 gives a list of those involved in the Whitley accident, including their Service Numbers: [URL]https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8413459[/URL] You can read the first few numbers of Bacon's number under the watermark, namely 9077. From that, Air 78/7 has BACON James Edward 907761, and the next card under it is BACON James Edward 1383765. The 502 Squadron James Edward Bacon died in 1942: [URL]https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083134/bacon,-james-edward/[/URL] [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=66729[/URL] [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08948.php[/URL] Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 15th January 2020 01:47:46

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