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SGT Rolon Day Borgstrom

SGT Rolon Day Borgstrom

Birth
Thatcher, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Death 8 Aug 1944 (aged 19)
England
Burial Tremonton, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 182931 · View Source
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USAAF WORLD WAR II
SGT. Rolon D. Borgstrom KIA
Hometown: Tremonton, Utah
Squadron: 506th Sq. 44th Bomb Group
Service# 39917713
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot Sgt. Rolon D. Borgstrom Gunner KIA

Target: La Perth Romilly, France
Mission Date: 8-Aug-44
Serial Number: #42-50328
Aircraft Model B-24
Aircraft Letter:Bar-D,
Aircraft Name: PREGNANT PEG-This aircraft was also known as FLYING LOG.
Location: 2 miles northeast of the base near Yaxham.
Cause: engine failure Crew of 10 10KIA

The target was hit visually with excellent results. Our fighters provided excellent coverage. However, one 506th Squadron aircraft went down shortly after the target. The crew was observed to bail our approximately 60 miles east of Paris.

A second aircraft and crew was lost by the 506th Squadron . This second aircraft was one of the eight sent out on the mission to La Perth by the 506th Squadron, but was forced to abort.

As this aircraft had no survivors, there is very little available information about this aircraft and crew. The 506th records only briefly state that, “Bad day for our Squadron as we lost two crews and ships. Lt. Jacobs and crew, in #328, crashed near our field due to engine failures and burst into flames. All crew members being lost...”
The 44th BG Operational Report for August probably clarifies the situation. It states, in part: “The other aircraft aborted [from the mission] because of mechanical reasons [engines?] and returned to the field. While flying the traffic pattern, the aircraft suddenly spun in and crashed with a full load of bombs [6 x 1000 lb.] on board. All crew members perished.”
The crash site was 2 miles northeast of the base near Yaxham.

PREGNANT PEG Crew
2nd/Lt. Myron G. Jacobs KIA Pilot
2nd/Lt. Howard K. Harmon Co Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Frederick F. McDaris Navigator KIA
2nd/Lt. Kenneth P. Ward Bombardier KIA
S/Sgt. Emil L. Grogg Engineer KIA
S/Sgt. Emil L. Grogg Engineer KIA
S/Sgt. Jack V Whalen Radio Op. KIA
S/Sgt. Robert J. Bell Gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Karl D. Breakey Gunner KIA
Sgt. Rolon D. Borgstrom Gunner KIA



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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 182931
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Rolon Day Borgstrom (5 May 1925–8 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 182931, citing Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton, Box Elder County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .