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Thanks to Jay Martin, grandson of Cpt Jacob Schad (Aircraft Commander, “Jake’s Jernt” 24th Squadron).

The Airplane

The aircraft name is slang for Jake’s Joint. Cpt Jacob Schad was the Aircraft Commander and the aircraft was his “Jernt”.

Jake’s Jernt with Cpt Schad at the wheel.
Photo courtesy of Jay Martin, all rights reserved.

Air Crew

The first air crew for this aircraft was Crew #2413, including:

Cpt Jacob R. “Jake” Schad (Aircraft Commander)
1/Lt Jorge Moreno (Pilot)
1/Lt Clarence E. Rein (Navigator)
1/Lt Marshall E. Seddon (Bombardier)
1/Lt C. A. Schlosser (Engineer)
S/Sgt Jack W. Highfill (Radio)
S/Sgt William G. Buckley (Radarman)
T/Sgt Wilbur D. Kittinger (CFC)
S/Sgt Thomas J. Fisher (R Gunner)
S/Sgt Webster Singer (L Gunner)
Sgt Richard G. Lucas (T Gunner)

For more on Jacob Schad and the crew, see the article by S/Sgt Webster Singer.

Ground Crew

The ground crew for this aircraft was under the command of:

M/Sgt George H. Caldwell (Crew Chief)


Last updated 10/31/2008