Robert Linwood Jacobsen

Military

Robert Jacobsen was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by some 50 miles and crashed into Skiddaw Mountain, near Keswick in Cumbria, United Kingdom. All 10 aboard were killed.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-432027
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-447194
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: passenger
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19080550 at enlistment, then O-731036
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-464349
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-366456
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: passenger

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Flaming Mayme
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States the son of Charles Emil and Anna Sigrid (Syverson) Jacobsen, living in New Canada, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Enlisted

Died

Skiddaw, near Keswick, United Kingdom 1943-09-14 in the crash of B-17 Serial 41-9051

Buried

Robert Jacobsen rests at Plot E, Row 6, Grave 61

Revisions

Date8 Nov 2017 15:30:49
ContributorED-BB
Sources

ABMC website
US 1930 Census

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book: Hell on High Ground, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 281-2