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1st Lt. Hugh Henry Jacobson
Unit: 8th AAF
20th Fighter Group
77th Fighter Squadron
Ride: P-38 Lightning 42-68111
DOB: 1 March, 1922
KIA: 12 June, 1944



  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron


  • Hugh Jacobson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    P-38J 42-68111 was last seen attacking German convoy near Domfront, FR on 12 Jun 1944. Killed in Action. AM w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster


  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


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24 July 2016 00:22:47 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations