2nd Lt. Harry Lee "Bobby" Jordon - 419th Squadron
As part of the Veterans History Project for the American Folklife Center of The Library of Congress, Harry Lee "Bobby" Jordan generously contributed the following:
Harry Lee "Bobby" Jordan enlisted in May of 1942 from North Carolina State College and served at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and subsequently as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. He flew to Italy in January of 1945 and flew missions over Germany and Austria, largely in B-17 bombers, with the 301st bombing group, 419th squadron, 15th Air Force. In March of 1945 he was forced to bail out over Florisdorf when his aircraft was hit. As a prisoner of war he was taken to Vienna, then Frankfurt, and eventually to the Dulag Luft prison, where he remained until the end of the war.