Jacobson, Joseph Edward, 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
Service Years
1942 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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First Lieutenant


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World War II FallenJewish War Veterans
  1943, World War II Fallen
  1943, Jewish War Veterans

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Last Known Activity
VMF-212 returned to the United States in November 1942 and remained on the West Coast until June 1943 when they sailed for Midway Atoll. The squadron remained on Midway for two months and then returned to Espiritu Santo. By August 1943, VMF-212 was back in the Solomon Islands where they participated in the campaigns to retake Vella Lavella and Bougainville. From October 20 through November 27, 1943 the squadron was based out of Barakoma Airfield and supported operations in the Treasury Islands, Choiseul and Bougainville.

JACOBSON, Joseph E, First Lieutenant, O-014887, USMC, from West Virginia, Manila American Cemetery + JACOBSON, Joseph E, 1STLT, O-014887, USMC, from West Virginia, location Solomon Islands, date of loss October 30, 1943 + JACOBSON, Joseph Edward, 14887, POW & MPDet, HQ USMC, Washington DC, January 11, 1946, missing-killed in action + JACOBSON, Joseph Edward, 1st Lieutenant, USMCR. Parents, Dr. and Mrs. Carl A. Jacobson, 447 Cedar St., Morgantown, WVa

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Pilot Wings
Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation UnitsMarine Barracks NAS MiamiVMF-212Missing In Action
  1942-1942, 7599, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Jacksonville FL
  1943-1943, 7598, Marine Barracks NAS Miami
  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-212
  1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended
West Virginia University
  1938-1942, West Virginia University
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