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Gilbert O Jacobs

Military

Accident Oct. 9, 1943 on slow-timing flight of B17#41-24529. 4 RTD

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24529

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Syracuse 14/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 546BS/384BG Grafton Underwood [BK-J] 22/9/43; on engine check mission 9/10/43, overshot runway and into a ditch, undercarriage collapsing & blocking nearby road, with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
P 9 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 43-10-09-503 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 321, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=j... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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