Frank Jacobs
Hometown, StateMichigan
Branch of ServiceNavy
Date of Incident08/09/1942
ConflictWorld War II 1941-1945
IncidentGuadalcanal 8/7/42-2/9/43
RankSeaman 2nd Class
UnitUSS Quincy (CA-39)
StatusMissing in Action
Seaman Jacobs was among 370 crewmen lost when the heavy cruiser USS Quincy, while on patrol during the Battle of Savo Island, was attacked by a large Japanese naval force in the early hours of August 9th. Searchlights from the Japanese column came on and Quincy was caught in a crossfire between three enemy cruisers. The ship sustained many direct hits and three torpedo strikes that resulted in extensive fires and flooding which sunk the ship. Seaman Jacobs' remains were never recovered, and his name is inscribed on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in Taguig City, Philippines. This narrative was researched by National Purple Heart Hall of Honor staff.

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