Jordan, Theodore Gustav

Individual Personnel Data
Name Jordan, Theodore Gustav   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-783778   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 22 February 1945
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 26 March 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Related Documents Accident Report # 45-03-26-525 (6.320 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Jordan, Theodore GustavPilotKIA
Flt. Ofcr. Schumacher, Elmer RayCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Kyllo, Orville ENavigatorFCMEW
Flt. Ofcr. Twiford, Ralph, JrBombardierFCMEW
CPL. Thompson, James RRadio Operator / GunnerFCMEW
CPL. Rieder, John CharlesEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Colburn, Cecil RBall Turret GunnerWIA
SGT. Schwertfeger, Norman HTail GunnerWIA
CPL. Bianconi, Natale PFlexible GunnerWIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 11 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8679 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #1 engine feathered.
Sortie Report
284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8679 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Pilot 44‑6923 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Running short of fuel, attempted to land at an emergency airfield near Cranbrook, Kent, but crashed in Brewers Wood, on Hawkridge Farm near Cranbrook, Kent ('500 yards North of Hargridge House'). The pilot was killed and two crewman were injured seriously.
Sortie Report

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