Donald R. Jacobson

Four Soldiers Listed as Wounded in Action in European Theater
Four soldiers from Eau Claire and vicinity are listed among 19 Wisconsin men reported by the War Department as wounded in action recently in the European Theater.

The list includes Sergeant Donald R Jacobson, son of Mrs. Florence Jacobson, Eau Claire; Sergeant George B. Kent, son of Mrs. Jeanette Kent, Rock Falls; Lieutenant George S. Peck, son of Mrs. Martha J. Peck, Durand; and Corporal Frank J. Tayerle, son of Peter Tayerle, Route 1, Phillips.

Promotion of Donald R. Jacobson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Jacobson, 320 North Eight Street, from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant was announced in England by Brigadier General Frederick L. Anderson, commanding the Eighth Air Force Bomber Command. Jacobson, a graduate of Eau Claire High School, is a gunner on a Flying Fortress.

Aerial Gunner Awarded Medal
Staff Sergeant Donald R. Jacobson, 20, 320 North Eight Street, has been awarded the Air Medal for "exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in five separate bomber combat missions over enemy-occupied Europe," it was announced recently somewhere in England.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Jacobson, reside here.

Staff Sergeant Jacobson, a graduate of Eau Claire Senior High School, is a waist gunner on a Flying Fortress.