Richard L Jacobson

Military
media-31425.jpeg UPL 31425 Lt Edward C Unger's crew of the 486th Bombardment Group In England.10th December 1944.

Rear L-R: Lt Dan Dennis, Lt Edward C Unger, Lt John Belay, Lt George Moller, Lt Reinhardt Zirbel.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Walter Griffith, T/Sgt Jack Boyce, Lt Dick "Jake" Jacobsen, Sgt John McBride.

Object Number - UPL 31425 - Lt Edward C Unger's crew of the 486th Bombardment Group In England.10th December 1944. Rear L-R: Lt Dan Dennis, Lt Edward C Unger, Lt John Belay,...

Member of Unger crew

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Units served with

A diagrammatic layout of AAF Station 174 - the USAAF codename for Sudbury airfield - while the 486th Bomb Group were stationed at the airbase as of the 22 June 1944.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Scouting Force 486th Bomb Group 55th Fighter Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747340
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3265) nicknamed "5 Grand" of the 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '5 Grand, USA.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: - 5 Grand - The Easter Egg
  • Unit: 1st Strategic Air Depot 388th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: And Jeff
  • Unit: 3rd Scouting Force 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron 862nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Sudbury airfield looking south west, the bomb dump is to the upper right of the airfield, 29 February 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC188. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Acton
Lieutenant-Colonel Elwyn G. Righetti of the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group stands beside his P-51 Mustang, "Katydid". Print signed 'Best of everything your big loud Elwyn', 1944-1945.
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Seattle, WA, USA 24 August 1922 Son of Inez Carmen [Clough] Jacobson.

Died

Sammamish, WA, USA 18 May 2004

Buried/ Commemorated

7200 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA Cedar Lawns Memorial Park Redmond King County, WA

Based

Sudbury Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based

Wormingford Assigned to 3SF, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date
ContributorAl_Skiff
Changes
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.486th.org roster

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