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|Raymond Jacobs USMC|
Ray Jacobs joined the Marines in May 1943 in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 17. After boot camp in San Diego, he was trained as a radio operator and assigned to the Raider Training Battalion, F/2/8. During Iwo Jima operations, on February 23rd 1945, he was temporarily assigned to Company E, 2nd Company, 28th Marines, on the combat patrol which secured the top of Mount Suribachi. Ray Jacobs appears in Lou Lowerys photo of the first flag raising as a radioman. At the time of writing, he is one of only two surviving Marines who appear in either of the Iwo Jima flag raising photos. He received the Purple Heart on 10th March 1945. After WWII he again saw service in 1950-51 in the Infantry Training Regiment and completed service as a Sergeant. In his civilian life, he embarked on a 44 year career in television as an operations and editorial director in Albuquerque, Fresno and Oakland, CA.. Today Ray resides in the beautiful area of Lak Tahoe, California.
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| ||Iwo Jima - A Hard Won Haven by John D Shaw.|
Price : £165.00
|Only 660 miles from Tokyo, the small volcanic island of Iwo Jima was recognized as early as 1943 as being a vital location to secure an airbase for allied aircraft, in order to achieve victory in the Pacific. Forseeing this goal, the Japanese began......|
| ||Iwo Jima - A Hard Won Haven by John D Shaw. (AP)|
|Only 660 miles from Tokyo, the small volcanic island of Iwo Jima was recognized as early as 1943 as being a vital location to secure an airbase for allied aircraft, in order to achieve victory in the Pacific. Forseeing this goal, the Japanese began......||NOT|
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|Pilot Officer Andrew Patrick Gilmour added to aircrew database :|
Killed aged 26 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of Andrew Patrick Gilmour and Annie Gilmour, husband of Hilda Gertrude Gilmour, of Laindon, Essex.
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|New victory claim added : He111 claimed on 26th September 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF|
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Killed aged 29 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of James Francis and Amelia Louisa Minnie Platt, of Teddington, Middlesex.
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