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Duane R Borst

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Dates of Service 1943-1946.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: The assistant treasurer and manager of the Inland Steel Products Co.

Service

People

  • Jay Smith

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 42-107745 Jay Hawk

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 8 x KIA. MACR 12680.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ashland County, WI, USA 1922
Lived in North Carolina, USA 1942
Enlisted Ironwood, MI 49938, USA 10 June 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Honourable discharge 1946

Honourable discharge from USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2017 16:14:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.55047
https://www.fold3.com/page/84382504_duane_r%20borst/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Borst%2C+Duane+R&...

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