Muscatine County

Lt. Myron G. Jacobs





Commissions as second lieutenants in the U. S. army air corps have just been awarded to three from this vicinity, Myron Jacobs and Charles W. Narvis, of Muscatine, and Charles Jenkins of Columbus Junction, upon completion of training at air corps centers in Texas.

Jacobs completed the course at the bomber training station at Ellington, Tex. Jacobs and Jenkins are home on furlough before reporting later this month for new assignments.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, December 8, 1943 (photo included)

Lieut. Jacobs To Speak Before CAP Assembly

Lieut. Myron Jacobs of the U. S. Army air corps, who completed his training as a pilot recently and was commissioned at Ellington, Tex., will speak at Monday night’s assembly program of the Muscatine Civil Air Patrol squadron at the high school, it was announced today.

Lt. Jacobs, who was a sergeant in the CAP squadron prior to his enlistment as a cadet in the air corps, is home on a brief furlough to visit his family.

The meeting will be for army air corps cadets and prospective cadets in addition to squadron members. The speaker will review his experiences while in training and the benefits received through his association and training in the Civil Air Patrol, which is now assisting the army air corps in enlistment of aviation cadets. Lt. Jacobs was among the first cadets from the local squadron to receive air corps training.

Details of a squadron stag party to be held the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 15, will announced at the Monday night assembly.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Dec. 9, 1943


Lt. Myron G. Jacobs of rural route No. 2, Muscatine, has completed intensive four-engine bomber pilot training at Liberal Army Air Base, Liberal, Kas., and is now a qualified Liberator bomber pilot.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Jacobs, Lt. Jacobs won his wings and commission on Dec. 5, 1943, and was specially selected for four-engine bomber pilot training at the Kansas “post-graduate school” of the air forces training command.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, March 29, 1944 (photo included)

Items of News of Junction Men in Armed Forces

Columbus Junction
—Mrs. Robert Hanft, of Columbus Junction and Mrs. Myron Jacobs of Muscatine, drove to Colorado Springs, Colo., last week to visit their husbands in camp there. They drove the car of Lieut. Charles Jenkins, who is also stationed there.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, April 17, 1944

Release Brother of Man Who Flew With Lt. Jacobs

Associated Press dispatches today revealed that the Marine Corps had granted a discharge to Pfc. Boyd Borgstrom, of Tremonton, Utah, to resume the chores on a farm which he and four brothers left to serve their country. Three of the brothers died in action and the fourth is missing.

An honorable discharge was granted on special orders by Lieut. Gen. A. A. Vandergrift, marine commandant, who heeded an appeal by Mr. and Mrs. Alben Borgstrom, parents of the brothers.

Sgt. Rolon Borgstrom, 19, who met death while on a bomber mission in Europe Aug. 8, 1944, was serving as a gunner on the bomber piloted by Lt. Myron Jacobs, of Muscatine, who was reported killed in action Aug. 8, in a message received here Aug. 18. A Burlington lieutenant was also a member of the same crew, notification of his death being received at the same time.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, October 6, 1944

Lt. Myron G. Jacobs, Muscatine, was officially listed as killed in action in the European area by the War Department in an Associated Press message from Washington today.

The complete list included the names of 22 Iowans killed in the Asiatic, central Pacific, European, Mediterranean and southwest Pacific areas.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, November 14, 1944


—Second Lt. Myron G. Jacobs, pilot in the army air corps, was killed in action over England in a bomber mission Aug. 8, 1944, according to a message to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Jacobs, 519 Woodlawn avenue, and his wife, Mrs. Betty Jane Jacobs, route No. 2

Three young men have paid the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties, Lieut. Howard Connor, in the Philippines; Pvt. Richard Freers in Guam; and Lieut. Myron Jacobs, while on a bombing mission over Germany.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, December 29, 1944

140 Have Made Supreme Sacrifice in Muscatine Area In War Against Axis Powers; Many Reported Wounded
The names of those who have made the supreme sacrifice in World War No. 2, compiled from records maintained by The Journal, follow:

Second Lt. Myron G. Jacobs, 28, husband of Mrs. Betty Jane Jacobs, rural route 2, killed in action Aug. 8, 1944, over England.

Source: Muscatine Journal, Victory in Europe Edition, May 7, 1945