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Flight Sergeant James Edward BACON (907761) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death of Death 1942-07-14 Age : 22 years.
Served in 119 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 73. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom (Map)
More Details: SON OF THOMAS JAMES BACON AND KATE ELIZA BACON, OF HAYES END, MIDDLESEX.
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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Aircraft Name: Catalina I AH545||Date of Crash: 15 Jul 42||Unit 119 Sqdn||Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom|
|Aircrew details|| |
|Source||Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm Losses Forum Henk Welting's Database|
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|Catalina AH545||Hello Everyone, No.119 lost another Catalina on 14.07.42. I am looking for details on the circumstances of this loss. Regarding the crew, I have the following and possible names: JE BACON - 907761 SL BEAMONT - 533794 P BRAY - 1100949 CW COOKE 959044 AHT DAVIES - 525451 A FENNELL - 47391 RC GRAHAM - 653361 (unsure as reported as dead the following day) WR NORLEY - 911704 JN TEW - 981687 I imagine that some of the above mentioned were passengers only for this flight, but I don't know who were part of the crew (help needed), and if other personel were in board and survived as surprisingly only RAF personel is here reported. Was was the purpose of this flight? Note that there only NCOs but one, something unusual (groundcrew in board?). Any information of this flight would appreciated. Many thanks in advance Phil ....Read More.||Phil Listemann on 28th September 2011 01:56:55|
|Sgt J E Bacon 502 Squadron incident 19th October 1941||I 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 1941||Mike 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|