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, effective 4 July 1943.
Duty Flexible Gunner
Last Duty Date 9 March 1944
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 Missing Air Crew Report # 3005 (31.437 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Higdon, Philip EarlPilotPOW
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 / GunnerTR
T/SGT. Jett, James LovelessEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cunningham, Kenneth HenryBall Turret GunnerTR
PVT. Klonowski, Francis DominickTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cronin, Willard JohnFlexible 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
Flak damaged three engines preventing full power.
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: Preuseville, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29723 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
41B Group. 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 & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31058 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
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
Failed To Return
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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