MILTON C. JACOBS, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Milton Jacobs '41

Date of birth: October 15, 1917

Date of death: April 9, 1945

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

Loss

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


Class of 1941

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