Dick Jacobs
Hometown, StateCalifornia
Branch of ServiceNavy
ConflictWorld War II 1941-1945
RankPetty Officer Third Class
UnitUSS Capelin (SS 289)
StatusMissing in Action
The Capelin began her second war patrol on 17 November 1943, but was never heard from after she left for her patrol. Although Japanese records suggest an attack was made on 23 November, the information is incomplete, and the cause of the Capelin’s loss is unknown. Machinist's Mate Third Class Jacobs was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 10 January 1946. His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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