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John Borbidge '46

Date of birth: March 8, 1922

Date of death: November 2, 1951

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Inscription: In memory of Lt. John J. Borbidge USN, USNA, Fighter Pilot, Killed in Service, While Flying from an Aircraft Carrier Nov. 2, 1951

In addition to the memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery, there is another in California.

He was assigned to Fighter Squadron (VF) 174 and likely operating from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) in the Mediterranean; the ship departed for a deployment in September 1951 with that squadron embarked.

Class of 1946

John is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 on Virtual Memorial Hall.