Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Elmer Allen Jordan

Military

Jordan was co-pilot on Crew #707. His a/c was hit by flack and severely damaged causing the death of three crewmen and the injury of five others on 20 June 1944. He was instrumental in bringing the damaged a/c back to England where his pilot, Howard Fisher initiated a crash landing hear RAF Ashford

Service

People

  • Howard Fisher

    Military | First Lieutenant | PIlot | 466th Bomb Group
    Awarded Silver Star for Gallantry for actions on 20 June 1944

Show more

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Ashford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Madera, CA, USA 14 May 1917
Lived in Madera, CA, USA 1942
Enlisted Fresno, CA, USA 17 April 1942
Died Madera, CA, USA 3 September 2003
Buried 6 September 2003

Mr. Elmer Jordan passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in a Madera hospital. Elmer, age 86, has been a resident of Madera County all of his life. He served in US Army Air Corps as a B-24 Bomber Pilot in World War II. He worked for Madera Irrigation District for 11 years and was a member of the Sunset Avenue Church of Christ.

He is survived by his step-sons, Gary Beene of Le Grand, CA and Larry Beene of Auburn, CA., his sisters Edith Jordan of Madera and Helen Holiday of Nevada. He is the grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 9.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 14:09:17 Brad Sullivan Changes to service number
Sources

Taken from DFC Cert
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/133393839

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2017 01:57:54 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, events and person associations
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - page 91
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1680898
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Jordan&GSfn=Elmer&...

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 14:50:16 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 347

Share