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William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook

Creator:
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Names:
United States. Air Force -- Search and rescue operations -- Alaska.  Search this
United States. Air Force -- Search and rescue operations.  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Transport Command  Search this
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Extent:
0.27 Cubic feet (1 small flatbox, 1 VHS tape)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Place:
Arctic
Date:
1942-1945, 1998-1999, 2004
bulk 1942-1945
Summary:
This collection consists of one scrapbook and some additional materials relating to Dr. William R. Jacobs and his service in the Alaskan Air Transport Command (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) during World War II.
Scope and Contents:
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. The collection also includes copies of letters from Jacobs to his family, 1943-1945; twelve black and white photographs; three issues of the North Star, newsletter for the Alaskan Division, Air Transport Command; miscellaneous magazine articles and correspondence; a report of a medical emergency at Fish Lake, YT, April 1945; and a VHS copy of "Paradocs," which was produced by Dr. Paul Little for the Air Force Television News.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Pauline Jacobs, Mary Heuskinkveld, Gift, 2003, additional material sent by Henry Heuskinkveld in 2003 and 2004, NASM.2003.0050.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aviation medicine  Search this
Arctic medicine  Search this
Rescue work  Search this
Rescue dogs  Search this
Rescues -- Medals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Citation:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook, NASM.2003.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0050
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William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0050
Online Media:

[Scrapbook]

Collection Creator:
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1945
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook, NASM.2003.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0050-ref506

[Photos]

Collection Creator:
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1942-1945
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook, NASM.2003.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0050-ref507

["Paradocs" VHS Tape]

Collection Creator:
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Container:
Video 1, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Date:
2004
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook, NASM.2003.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0050-ref510

[Letters from Jacobs to his family]

Collection Creator:
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1943-1945
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook, NASM.2003.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0050-ref508

[Miscellaneous Material]

Collection Creator:
Jacobs, William Rigby, 1906-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1999
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook, NASM.2003.0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Rigby Jacobs (Arctic Search and Rescue Unit) Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0050-ref509

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