FRANCIS D. JORDAN, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Francis Jordan '29

Date of birth: June 16, 1906

Date of death: October 24, 1944

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Francis was lost when the Japanese "Hell Ship" he was aboard, Arisan Maru, was sunk by an American submarine on October 24, 1944.

He was the executive officer of USS Luzon (PG 47) until that ship was scuttled in Manila Bay on May 6, 1942, shortly before Corregidor was surrendered.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in North Carolina.

Career

Francis was in a Japanese immersion program in 1934-1937.

Prisoner of War Medal

From Hall of Valor:

Lieutenant Commander Francis D. Jordan (NSN: 0-62589), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander


Class of 1929

Francis is one of 28 members of the Class of 1929 in Memorial Hall.