Elmer Allen Jordan

media-6914.jpeg UPL 6914 Lt. Elmer A. Jordan
Crew #707 - Howard A. Fisher Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

466th BG Archives

Object Number - UPL 6914 - Lt. Elmer A. Jordan Co-PIlot Crew #707 - Howard A. Fisher Crew 466th BG - 787th BS

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


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Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802098
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: PIlot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron


Aerial photograph of Ashford airfield. Photograph taken by the 34th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron of the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on 11 May 1944, sortie number US/34GR/LOC14. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Ashford
Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120


Event Location Date Description


Madera, CA, USA 14 May 1917


Fresno, CA, USA 17 April 1942


Madera, CA, USA 3 September 2003


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.
Madera, CA, USA


Date4 Apr 2020 14:09:17
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466th BG Archives

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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

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