Jacobson, Joseph (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Jacobson, Joseph (NMI)   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 39176552   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner
Last Duty Date 9 March 1944
Reported missing on MACR 3005 (31.437 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bruce Rininsland is commemorated on the same headstone
Related Documents MACR 3005 (31.437 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Higdon, Philip EPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Boyce, Ernest Marshall, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Begab, Meyer (NMI)NavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Johnston, Lawrence Edwin, "Larry"BombardierPOW
T/SGT. Boehm, Richard JohnRadio Operator / GunnerTBD
T/SGT. Jett, James LEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cunningham, Kenneth HBall Turret GunnerWIA
PVT. Klonowski, Francis DominickTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cronin, Willard JFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Jacobson, Joseph (NMI)Flexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 11 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29728 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29927 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37776 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; engines #1 and #3 running rough, as well as radio, interphone, and heated suits problems.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37776 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29723 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1350 hrs over Beachy Head because 'this aircraft took off late and could not find a position open in the formation.'
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30026 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron, low group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31871 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97477 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31740 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37781 Combat Mission Credit
Lost after bombs away when bombs from high group (379BG) hit this aircraft, knocking tail completely off in front of stabilizer; aircraft dived straight down into a spin with all four engines going; no chutes observed. MACR 3005
Sortie Report

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