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Sgt Egenuirz “Jerry” Borowski

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Sgt Egenuirz “Jerry” Borowski

  • Birth 1917 New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 7 Jun 1944 France
  • Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
  • Plot Plot D Row 28 Grave 28
  • Memorial ID 10266375

Eugene or "Jerry" as he was called was one of three sons and seven daughters born to Alexander Borowski and Amelia Jakubowski. The family had a farm in Derry, New Hampshire where they raised their family.

Prior to entering the service, he was a Golden Glove champion who had not lost a fight.
S/Sgt Borowski enlisted on 14 October 1940 being one of the first from Derry to do so. He was a member of the 507th Parachute Infantry Division and on D-Day he had been dropped behind enemy lines. His division suffered the worst causalties. Out of 6,600 some 2,500 were killed that day.

According to his brother, Walter, Jerry died in the yard of a church. This location was but a mile or so from where Walter, now one of four remaining members of Fox Company 2nd Army Rangers was fighting. Their other brother, Frank E., also served in the war as a mess cook and survived the war.

At the time of his death Jerry was survived by a wife and daughter.

Sunset Rambler has sponsored Jerry's grave through Les Fleurs de la Memoire,
an organization based in France who remember the fallen American Soldiers by visiting and placing flowers on their graves. This is a responsibility that they take very seriously and the responsibility is passed down from generation to generation. Thank you to Julie & Dan in France for placing flowers on Eugene's grave - his family appreciates it!!

The names of the three Borowski brothers can be seen on the Derry Monument to World War II at the Veterans Park. (photo on right)

Note: For some unknown reason his military records show his first name as Egenuirz as well as Egeniusz, Egenurtz, Egenorirz.


  • Created by: D. J. Goldman
  • Added: 5 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10266375
  • James Burke
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Egenuirz “Jerry” Borowski (1917–7 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10266375, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by D. J. Goldman (contributor 46843355) .