Bruce Wallace Borth
b. 27 February 1919, d. 21 September 1944
- Father: Robert Edmund Borth b. 26 April 1893, d. 1 October 1924
- Mother: Mildred Townson b. 31 December 1895, d. 29 June 1983
- Bruce Wallace Borth was born on 27 February 1919 in New York.
- Robert Edmund Borth and Mildred Townson appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 213 Grape Street. Other members of the household included Bruce Wallace Borth, Robert Edmund Borth Jr. and Margaretha Kammerer.
- Mildred Townson appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1925 in Buffalo, New York, at 213 Grape Street. Other members of the household included Bruce Wallace Borth, Robert Edmund Borth Jr.
- Robert Edmund Borth Jr. and Bruce Wallace Borth appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in West Seneca, Erie County, New York, at Mineral Spring Road residents of St. John's Orphans Home.
- The following appeared on 5 August 1942 in The Evening News: B. W. Borth, son of Mrs. Mildred Borth of 186 Koenig road, has been graduated from the air Force Advanced Flying School at Luke Field, Phoenix, Ariz., receiving the rating of a staff sergeant pilot in the Army Air Corps, according to announcement by the public relations office at Luke Field. Sergt. Borth has received his wings and awaits assignment to active duty.
- The following appeared on 17 July 1944 in The Evening News: Second Lieutenant Bruce W. Borth, 186 Koenig road, Tonawanda, N. Y., has returned home on a 30-day furlough after serving with a veteran Ninth Air Force Troop Carrier Command unit. Lieutenant Borth's unit took part in the greatest airborne operations against the Normandy defenses of Hitler.
A pilot on a paratroop-hauling C-47 plane, he had seen service in Africa, Sicily, England and France. He was stationed at Wheeler Field in Hawaii from September of '37 till July of '41. He decided to go into the "flying" end of the business and finally won his wings in July of '42 at Luke Field, Arizona.
Following his furlough, Lieutenant Borth will return for another tour of duty. The IX Troop Carrier Command to which his outfit is assigned, is headed by Brigadier General Paul L. Williams.
He is the son of Mrs. Mildred Borth, 186 Koenig road, Tonawanda, N. Y.
- Bruce Wallace Borth died on 21 September 1944 at age 25 killed in action as co-pilot of Air Force C-47A "Sea-Ration," crashed in Belgium.
- He was interred at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands.
- The following appeared on 11 November 1944 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: [photo caption] Lieut. Bruce W. Borth, upper left, is missing over Europe; Pvt. John M. Dean, upper right, missing in Europe; Staff Sgt. Francis J. Ott, Lower left, has been killed in France, and Sgt. Milton s. Carlin is safe after being inadvertently dead by the War Department.
- Last Edited: 8 Mar 2017