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Verne E Jordan

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Dad was born in the tiny rural town of Gilbert Arkansas, located on the banks of the famous Buffalo River, on Christmas Day 1924. As a kid when we visited his Grandparents still living there, there was no running water and a 2 seater out back. LOL. Crazy as it sounds there were only 8 in his High School Graduating Class and soon after he enlisted in The Army Air Corp while his Brother Robert joined The Navy. Dad didn’t talk at all about his service but through a lot of research, family photo albums and all the Army Keepsakes he kept in a shoe box, I’ve put together a basic timeline of his service, his Missions and all the time he spent on Base (105) Chelveston. He served in the 8th AAF | 305th BG Heavy | 422nd BSq and went on 22 bombing missions between January 29th and April 19th 1945, all detailed in his Flight Log / Mission Journal which I’m assuming he wrote after they landed because his handwriting is really excellent!! I’m really proud of my Dad’s Service to the United States during WW2!! Truly he was part of “The Greatest Generation”!!!
— Joseph Verne Jordan (JVJ)

Awards: AM (2OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8809

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/45; Hunter 15/1/45; Dow Fd 4/2/45; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 16/2/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Missions

  • 811

    29 January 1945

  • 8AF 830

    14 February 1945

  • 833

    16 February 1945

  • 841

    22 February 1945

  • 843

    23 February 1945

  • 857

    1 March 1945

  • 859

    2 March 1945

  • 861

    3 March 1945

  • 863

    4 March 1945

  • 875

    9 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

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Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Gilbert Arkansas 25 December 1924

Son of Blanche & Stanley Jordan

Enlisted Little Rock, AR 16 November 1943

Little Rock, Arkansas

Based Chelveston January 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Conroe Texas 14 December 1996
Buried Garden Park Cemetery Conroe, Montgomery County, TX 17 December 1996

Garden Park Cemetery
Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2021 15:31:14 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65152502/verne-e.-jordan

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 04:44:19 JVJ Changes to events
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2021 16:30:49 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/68819237/verne-e-jordan-social-security-dea...
https://www.fold3.com/record/90528209/verne-e-jordon-wwii-army-enlistmen...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65152502/verne-e.-jordan

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2021 15:32:47 Amanda Changes to events
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 21:06:25 JVJ Changes to biography
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Joe Jordan

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17 July 2021 21:03:24 JVJ Changes to biography
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 11:53:51 JVJ Changes to biography
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Joe Jordan

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17 July 2021 11:52:02 JVJ Changes to biography
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 10:06:07 JVJ Changes to biography
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 07:43:55 JVJ Changes to media associations
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 07:41:34 JVJ Changes to highest rank and role
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 04:48:24 JVJ Changes to mission associations
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Joe Jordan - Dad’s Keepsakes - Flight Log / Mission Journal

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 04:35:20 JVJ Changes to mission associations
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Joe Jordan - Dad’s Keepsakes - Flight Log / Mission Journal

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 04:18:28 JVJ Changes to mission associations
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Joe Jordan - Dad’s Keepsakes / Flight Log / Mission Journal

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 02:50:25 JVJ Changes to mission associations
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Joe Jordan Dad’s Keepsakes Flight Log / Mission Journal

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 02:22:49 JVJ Changes to mission associations
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Joe Jordan Dad’s Keepsakes / Flight / Mission Journal

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 02:01:34 JVJ Changes to mission associations
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Joe Jordan Dads Keepsakes / Flights from Dad’s Mission Journal

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 01:52:34 JVJ Changes to highest rank, role, mission associations and media associations
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Joe Jordan / Dad’s Keepsakes

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 01:41:10 JVJ Changes to highest rank and role
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Joe Jordan Uniform Patches

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 01:22:31 JVJ Changes to media associations
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 01:08:49 JVJ Changes to awards
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Joe Jordan / Dad’s Keepsakes

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2021 00:13:20 JVJ Changes to unit associations
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2021 23:44:25 JVJ Changes to service number
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Combat Assignment 12/20/44 SECRET Orders: Headquarters 1379 AAF Base Unit North Atlantic Division Air Transport Command Dow Field Bangor, Maine

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2021 23:20:06 JVJ Changes to place associations
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Dad’s Keepsakes

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2021 21:52:47 Amanda Changes to media associations
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Joe Jordan

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:22 AAM AAM ingest
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305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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