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PFC Gerald E Borchard

  • Birth 12 Jan 1926 New York, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1945 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Plot Gracelawn, Lot 486, Grave 6
  • Memorial ID 91898229

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

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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

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 14 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91898229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Gerald E Borchard (12 Jan 1926–18 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91898229, citing Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .