Dwight Bacon - 2nd Lieutenant

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Birth: Jan 10, 1918
Date Of Death: Jun 22, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)


Year at ISU: 1941

Second Lieutenant Dwight Garfield Bacon was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 10, 1918. He was the son of Dr. L. F. and Violet Bacon.

Dwight married Virginia Rose Sanborn on November 29, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri.

He left Iowa State College to work in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Our record of his military career is scant. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant in Hondo, Texas and became a navigator. He died in the High Sierras, California on June 22, 1943.

If you have any further information on Dwight Garfield Bacon, please contact the Memorial Union.