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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: October 15, 1917
Date of death: April 9, 1945
Age: 27

Lucky Bag

1941 Jacobs LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Dallas, Texas

Chad, a quiet, good looking Texan, is a lad with a wealth of practical sense. A hard worker, he has an industry developed by constant application to a variety of pursuits. Since he started to work in early youth, he has no frivolous unconcerned attitude towards life, but his is a definitely matured outlook towards its many complexities. Others may "star" now, but Chad is patiently awaiting the day he dons the big stripe and returns to the Fleet. There, pure book learning will not play such a prominent part and success will be the just reward of the officer who is capable of handling men and getting efficient results.

He is not one to lose sight of the joy in living; "good nature" has always been his middle name.

Always tinkering, congenial, shrewd, with a sarcastic retort for anyone that fires his wrath, Chad's ambition is to meet those gorgeous Texas lassies that are swarming Hollywood.

Battalion Football 4,3, 2, 1; Battalion Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; Track Manager 3; Company Pistol 3, 2, 1; Company Softball 2, 1; Boat Club 3, 2, 1.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.


Milton was lost when his aircraft was shot down near Okinawa on April 9, 1945.

His wife was listed as next of kin; they had been married on November 22, 1942, in Vancouver, Washington. He was also survived by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Milton C. Jacobs (NSN: 0-100260), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Executive Officer of a Bombing Fighting Squadron and Division Leader embarked in U.S.S. YORKTOWN from 16 February 1945 to 9 April 1945.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 348 (March 1946)
Action Date: February 16 - April 9, 1945
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Company: Bombing Fighting Squadron
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown

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Milton is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.
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