Jacobs, Harrison Chase, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ovid/Sheldrake NY; Nutley/Caldwell, NJ
Last Address
North Korea

Casualty Date
Dec 27, 1950
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
South Bristol Cemetery - Bristol, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1953, Korean War Fallen

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force51st Fighter-Interceptor Group25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, POW North Korea
  1950-1950, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Cornell University
  1945-1949, Cornell University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"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 and died while a prisoner. His remains were not recovered.

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."  Source: WW1, WWII, and Korean Casualty Listings, Ancestry.com

"First Lieutenant Jacobs...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. Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll, http://www.abmc.gov
1st Lt. Harrison Chase Jacobs is listed on the Cornell University Korea/Vietnam Alumni Memorial, but the date of his graduation is as yet unknown. He is also likely to have served in the Army or Army Air Corps, as he would have graduated from high school in 1945 or 1946, and "World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, Ancestry.com" database reflects that he received "Additional Army Awards."

"Name: Harrison Chase Jacobs
Birth Date: 15 Jul 1928
Gender: Male
Home City: Ovid
Home State: New York
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 31 Dec 1953 (Note: This is an official presumptive death date)
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Died While Missing
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Pilot
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Reserve
Rank: First Lieutenant
Pay Grade: First Lieutenant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com

"Name: Harrison C. Jacobs
Inducted From: New York
Rank: First Lieutenant
Combat Organization: 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Death Date: 31 Dec 1953
Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Last Known Status: Missing
US. Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross
Additional Army Awards"
Source: World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, Ancestry.com

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