2nd LT Charles Daniel Borger
Record NO: (68)
Rank / Rate
2nd LT
War of Service
WWII
Date of birth
Apr 20, 1920
Place of birth / home town
Westminster
Family Members
PARENTS: Peter, Hazel, Sister: Azetta (Ann) Richard
High School
Ada
Enlistment Date
Branch
Army Air Corps
Service Number
O-676541
Unit / Ship / duty Station
514th BS 376th Bomb Group
Date of Casuality
Dec 28, 1943
Cause of Death or Status
KIA Enemy Aircraft
Place of Incident
Shot down over Italy or Germany
Place of Burial or Memorial
Salem, Westminster
Awards
★ PURPLE HEART ★ AIR MEDAL★ WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL
The 376th BG proceed to target alone and without fighter support, they are swarmed by German fighters and lose 10 ships and many casualties on this mission. B 24 G.I. GINNIE flown by a different crew successfully completed the Ploesti raid "Operation tidal Wave". 2LT Borger was blown out of the ship as it was breaking apart. He never deployed his parachute. LIMA NEWS, FEB. 3, 1949: Word was received that the body of 2nd Lt. Charles D. Borger is in to this country for burial. Lt. Borger was killed in action December 28, 1943 when his plane was shot down over Italy. He graduated from Ada High School. Surviving are his father, Peter Borger; Dunkirk, a sister, Mrs Azetta (Ann) Richard, Route 2, Lima, His Mother Mrs. Hazael Borger, died in 1944. Upon arrival in Lima, the body will be removed to Chiles and Son Funeral home for services. Burial will be in Salem cemetery, east of West Minster. Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in charge of military rites.