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  P-47D-2-RE Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-8117  
USAAF
5th AF
348th FG
341st FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Harold Jacoby, O-665805 (MIA / KIA) OR
MIA  October 22, 1943
MACR  6606

Aircraft History
Built by Republic at Farmingdale, NY. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 348th Fighter Group, 341st Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On October 22, 1943 took off from Port Moresby piloted by 1st Lt. Harold Jacoby on a mission to escort B-25 Mitchells over Wewak. This P-47 became lost and ran low on fuel. Jacoby bailed out 100 miles up the Fly River over Madiri plantaton.

Memorials
Jacoby was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report 6606 (MACR 6606)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Harold Jacoby

PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-47 Thunderbolt 42-8117

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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P-47

MIA
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