The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Harrison C. Jacobs
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service Number: AO-1909723
Date Missing: 12/27/1950
Unit: 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 51st Fighter Interceptor Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: First Lieutenant Jacobs was the pilot of a F-80C Shooting Star fighter interceptor with the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group. On December 27, 1950, while on a combat mission and making a rocket pass, his aircraft was hit by two attacking MiGs 20 miles south of Kwaksan, Korea. He headed out to sea to bail out, but was taken Prisoner of War. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Jacobs was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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