Jordan, Bert Mervin, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 612-Aerial Gunner
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1967, US Air Force
Service Years
1939 - 1947

Corporal


Two Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Covington, Oklahoma
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 2001
 
Location of Interment
Georgetown IOOF Cemetery - Georgetown, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block 22 Lot 84 SPJ

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Last Known Activity
AAF Tail#40-2282 Take Off Order 4 Target-Tokyo


Bert Jordan 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. He remained in the China-Burma-India theater flying combat missions until 1943 before returning home. In 1945 he served in the Asia-Pacific Theater of Operations.


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 Co-Pilot Lt.  Lucian Nevelon Youngblood  Pampa, TX   Feb 28, 1949   
 Navigator Lt.  Harry C. McCool  La Junta, CO   Feb 01, 2003   
 Bombardier Cpl.  Robert J. Stephens  Hobart, OK   Apr  13, 1959   
 Eng/Gunner Cpl.  Bert M. Jordan  Covington, OK   Apr 03, 2001

   
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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 Corporal Bert M. Jordan (ASN: 6952993), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Engineer/Gunner 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. Corporal Jordan 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: Corporal

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force


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 Unit Assignments
17th Bombardment Group, USAAF 12th Army Air ForceChina-Burma-India (CBI)US Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 612, 17th Bombardment Group, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 612, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1947-1967, US Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
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