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PFC Gerald E Borchard
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1926
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1945
Travis County
Texas, USA

Gerald served as a Private First Class on C-46D (#44-77432), Austin-Bergstrom Field, Texas, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 19, 1944 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

C-46D (#44-77432) took off from Austin-Bergstrom Field, Texas towing a glider. Soon after takeoff they developed engine trouble. The airplane struck terrain and crashed in flames following separation of the number 2 engine.

Gerald died in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash during the war. It is unsure what his role was on this flight.

Service # 12241162


Airmen who perished on C-46D (#44-77432):

Bailey, Charles ~ 2nd lt, Pilot, Illinois
Borchard, Gerald E ~ Pfc, New York
Borge, Robert ~ Pvt, California
Carroll, Arthur H, Jr ~ Corp, Connecticut

Elmlawn Cemetery
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Gracelawn, Lot 486, Grave 6
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91898229
PFC Gerald E Borchard
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 Added: Jun. 14, 2012

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