Jordan, Bert Mervin, CMSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 737, 11th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Service Years
1939 - 1969
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Covington, Oklahoma
Last Address
Bonham, Texas

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 2001
 
Location of Interment
Georgetown Cemetery - Pottsboro, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the Engineer/Gunner in crew #4 on the Doolittle Raid. After the raid, he served further in the Asiatic Theater. He remained in the USAAF and USAF after the war and served in the US, Germany, England, Japan, Guam, and Canada.  

His DFC citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

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
Crew #4: (Plane 40-2282, target Tokyo.). 95th Bomb Sq. L-R: Lt. Harry C. McCool (navigator), Cpl. Bert M. Jordan (gunner), Lt. Everett W. Holstom (pilot), Sgt. Robert J. Stephens (bombardier), Lt. Lucian N. Youngblood (co-pilot).
(USAF photo)
Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, Crew No. 4

   
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Sources:
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1930
http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/jordan.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.com/batailles_tokyo_e04.php#5
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16394699
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/30235
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USAAC Schools17th Bombardment Group, Medium95th Bombardment Squadron, MediumDoolittle Raiders (composite group)
11th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1939-1941, AAF MOS 747, USAAC Schools
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 747, 17th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 748, 95th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 737, Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 737, 11th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1948-1948 Berlin Airlift (East Gemany)
  1951-1953 Korean War
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  B-29 Superfortress  RB-66 Destroyer  
  1941-1942, B-25 Mitchell
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress
  1958-1961, RB-66 Destroyer
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