William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook 1942-1945

William Rigby Jacobs (1906 - 1957) was born in Ogden, Utah, and attended Weber College and Brigham Young University for his bachelor's degree and the University of Utah and Rush Medical College for his medical degree. In 1941, Jacobs moved with his family to Lewiston, Idaho, and established a general medical practice. He was commissioned with the Air Force in August of 1942, serving as a flight surgeon with the Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command, in charge of an Arctic Search and Rescue Unit for northern Canada and Alaska. Jacobs served as a medic who parachuted into Arctic rescue situations with sled dogs, and he was awarded the Silver Star for his effort to render aid to a fighter pilot who had parachuted from his disabled aircraft. Jacobs was promoted to captain before being honorably discharged in 1945. Dr. Jacobs died of a heart attack while caring for his Appaloosa horses, which he bred as a hobby

This collection consists of one scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper articles and correspondence relating to Dr. William R. Jacobs and his service in the Alaskan Air Transport Command (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) during World War II

Physical Description:
.28 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)

Place
Alaska
Arctic

Creator
Jacobs, William Rigby 1906-1957
Subject
Jacobs, William Rigby 1906-1957
United States Air Force Search and rescue operations
United States Air Force Search and rescue operations
United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command

Date
1942
1942-1945

Type
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings

Topic
Aeronautics
Aviation medicine
Arctic medicine
Rescue work
Rescue dogs
Rescues--Medals

Physical description
.28 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)

William Rigby Jacobs (1906 - 1957) was born in Ogden, Utah, and attended Weber College and Brigham Young University for his bachelor's degree and the University of Utah and Rush Medical College for his medical degree. In 1941, Jacobs moved with his family to Lewiston, Idaho, and established a general medical practice. He was commissioned with the Air Force in August of 1942, serving as a flight surgeon with the Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command, in charge of an Arctic Search and Rescue Unit for northern Canada and Alaska. Jacobs served as a medic who parachuted into Arctic rescue situations with sled dogs, and he was awarded the Silver Star for his effort to render aid to a fighter pilot who had parachuted from his disabled aircraft. Jacobs was promoted to captain before being honorably discharged in 1945. Dr. Jacobs died of a heart attack while caring for his Appaloosa horses, which he bred as a hobby

This collection consists of one scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper articles and correspondence relating to Dr. William R. Jacobs and his service in the Alaskan Air Transport Command (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) during World War II

Physical Description:
.28 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)

Place
Alaska
Arctic

Creator
Jacobs, William Rigby 1906-1957
Subject
Jacobs, William Rigby 1906-1957
United States Air Force Search and rescue operations
United States Air Force Search and rescue operations
United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command

Date
1942
1942-1945

Type
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings

Topic
Aeronautics
Aviation medicine
Arctic medicine
Rescue work
Rescue dogs
Rescues--Medals

Physical description
.28 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)

ID: 2003-0050