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Memorials & Monuments
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- Biography -
- Lewis Robert Bacon -

Unknown person Name : Lewis Robert Bacon

Son of : Lewis H. Bacon and Margaret Bacon (née Blair); husband of Mona Dorothy Bacon, of Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon.

Born : 1 April 1923, Cardiff.

Married 1944, Mona Dorothy Fraser, Newton Abbot, Devon.
  Education :

5 September 1933 to 2 August 1935 : Lewis Robert Bacon attended Parkhurst / Hunnyhill School

The family lived at 3 Rooke Street, Parkhurst. His father was a Prison Officer posted to the Isle of Wight during this time.
  Service Details :

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Lewis Robert Bacon, D.F.C., 248 Sqn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 24 February 1945 aged 21.

Buried at : Banff Cemetery, Banffshire, Scotland.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport Borough War Memorial
Newport Corporation and Gas Undertaking War Memorial WW II
Newport County Secondary School War Memorial WW II
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

London Gazette, 4 August 1944. Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross :

Flight Lieutenant Lewis Robert BACON (124695), R.A.F.V.R., 248 Sqn.
This officer has set a fine example of courage and determination in air operations. In June, 1944, he took part in an attack on enemy shipping. Although one engine of his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, this did not deter Flight Lieutenant Bacon from pressing home his attack. Some days later he was again in action against an enemy convoy. In the fight, he was wounded in the arm which was rendered useless. Although suffering considerably, Flight Lieutenant Bacon, assisted by the navigator flew back to base. One engine was out of action and he could only control the aircraft with one hand. Nevertheless, he effected a masterly landing. This officer displayed a high degree of skill, fortitude and resolution.
  Further Information and Links :

248 Squadron history
  Acknowledgments :

Valerie Diebelius, who is recording the Registers of Parkhurst and Hunnyhill Schools
  Page status :
Page last updated : July 2012


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