From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Borsic '62

Date of birth: March 10, 1940

Date of death: March 29, 1967

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1962 Lucky Bag:


From the May 1967 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. James P. Borsic, USN, died on 29 March [1967] when the helicopter he was piloting in a training flight off USS ESSEX crashed in the Atiantic Ocean off Quonset Point, R.I. Memorial services for him and two other men lost in the accident were held at Quonset Point Naval Air Station Chapel on 1 April.

Lt. Borsic was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended Ursuline Catholic High School before entering the Naval Academy, from where he was graduated in 1962. He completed helicopter flight training and was designated a naval aviator in January 1964.

Following the completion of replacement pilot training in HS-1 at Key West, Fla., Lt. Borsic reported to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 9 at Quonset Point where he held successive duties as First Lieutenant, Ground Training Officer, and Aircraft Division Officer. He was designated a plane commander in the SH3A helicopter in August 1965.

He is survived by his widow JoAnn, presently residing at 620 D Forrestal Ave., Quonset Point, R. I. 02819; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Borsic of 806 Struthers Road, Poland, Ohio; a brother, Michael Stephen, and two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Geidner and Mrs. Katherine Heffinger.

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Michael Burns '64 was the co-pilot. (Unclear why his date of death is listed as March 29.)

Class of 1962

James is one of 30 members of the Class of 1962 on Virtual Memorial Hall.