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Jacobson, Joseph Alfred (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1942-January-28

Birth Date: 1918-February-17 (age 23)

Born: Montreal Quebec

Son of Percy and May Silver Jacobson, of Westmount, Province of Quebec, Canada. B.Com. (McGill).

Home: Westmount, Quebec

Service
RCAF
Unit
106 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pro Libertate (For freedom)
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Observer
Service Numbers
R/56201
106 Squadron (Pro Libertate). Hampden aircraft AT 122 was carrying 1 x 1,000 and 2 x 500 lb. general purpose bombs when it went down over Holland during a bombing raid against Munster, Germany. Sgts D.E. Hodgkinson (RAF), S.G. Harding (RAF), and P/O R.V. Selfe (RAF) were also killed. addendum 2: See page 357. The aircraft crashed near the German border at Lichtenvoorde. The crew was buried there and the Dutch Vicar who conducted the burial service was later arrested and sent to a concentration camp for the sympathetic content of his oration. Detail from the December, 2001 issue of "Short Bursts"

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Handley Page Hampden

(RCAF Photo via Chris Charland)(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)
Handley Page Hampden (Serial No. P5428), of No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Patricia Bay, British Columbia, in the torpedo-bomber training role between May 1942 and February 1944.

Handley Page developed a modern stressed-skin mid-wing monoplane, powered by Bristol Pegasus radial air cooled engines, with its first flight in 1936. It had the most advanced wings available at the time, giving it a remarkably low landing speed of 73 mph for an aircraft of its size, with a top speed of 265 mph. The Hampden had a short, narrow but tall main fuselage with a very slender tail unit. This configuration led to the nicknames "Flying Panhandle" and "Flying Suitcase". At the end of the war, no complete or partial Hampden aircraft were retained for museum display.

The Hampden served in the early stages of the war, bearing the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe, taking part in the first night raid on Berlin and in the first 1000-bomber raid on Cologne. In Canada, Hampdens were built by six companies that formed Associated Aircraft. There were three in Ontario and three in Quebec, hence they were identified as the Ontario Group and Quebec Group. They supplied all the the components to the two assembly plants. The Ontario Group's assembly plant was at the Malton Airport, while the Quebec group's assembly plant was at the St. Hubert Airport. Canadian Museum of Flight and Harold A Skaarup web page

YouTube Handley Page Hampden in Flight

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hampden Bomber

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hampden - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (96), Canadian Aircraft Losses (242)
last update: 2022-01-13 21:37:22

Hampden Mk. I AT122

With 106 Sqn. Bombing Munster. Crashed at Lievelde, Netherlands, cause not known


106 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Pro Libertate

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