Manch, Jacob Earl, MAJ

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AAF 1082-Pilot B-25
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1958, US Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1947



Two Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SFC Ken Logue-Deceased to remember Manch, Jacob Earl (WW II Doolittle Raider Crew#3 Co-Pilot), MAJ.

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Home Town
Staunton, Virginia
Last Address
Nellis Air Force Base
Las Vegas, Nevada

Date of Passing
Mar 24, 1958
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30 Grave 59

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Last Known Activity
AAF Tail#40-2270 Take Off Order 3 Target: Tokyo

Jacob Manch was one of the 80 airmen who, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, disembarked from the U.S.S. Hornet in the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II. Following the raid he remained in the China-Burma-India Theater for a year before returning home.

Pilot Lt.  Robert Manning Bob Gray  Kileen, TX


 Oct 18, 1942  

 Co-Pilot Lt.  Jacob Earl Shorty Manch  Staunton, VA   Mar 24, 1958   
 Navigator Lt.  Charles John Ozuk  Vesta Heights, PA  

Oct 9, 2010 

 Bombardier Sgt.  Aden Earl Jones  Flint, MI   Mar 09, 1983   
 Eng/Gunner Cpl.  Leland D. Faktor  Plymouth, IA


Apr 18, 1942   

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Jacob Earl Manch (ASN: 0-389941), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Co-Pilot of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Manch with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

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HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)17th Bombardment Group, USAAF 12th Army Air ForceChina-Burma-India (CBI)US Air Force
  1940-1941, 1542, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1941-1942, AAF 1082, 17th Bombardment Group, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1942-1943, AAF 1082, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1947-1958, US Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
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