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Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch

 
 
Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch Marker
Inscription.  Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch flew the third B25 bomber, "Whiskey Pate" on the Doolittle Tokyo air raids. He was born in Staunton, VA on 26 December 1918 and died near Las Vegas in a training crash on 24 March 1958. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by Ones Who Care; Frank, Grim & Sons, Staunton, VA.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 9.549′ N, 79° 5.007′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Memorial is on 116th Regimental Road 0.2 miles north of Thomrose Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 116th Regimental Rd, Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 116th Infantry Regiment Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gypsy Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); Project Dogwood: Staunton's Tradition Reborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead Monument - Thornrose Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Lewis Creek Watershed
Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); Augusta County Confederates Plaque (approx. half a mile away); Stuart Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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