Borja, Henry Edward, ARM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Orleans, LA
Last Address
3015 N Rampart ST
New Orleans, LA
(Parents~Ramon & Marianna Borja)

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wall of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VB-13USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, VB-13
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Memorial Headstone in Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery #3 New Orleans, LA
  Nov 19, 2017, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
At the Battle of Leyte Gulf about 1:30 PM USS Franklin's fourth strike group cleared the deck. The Japanese ships were in a panic-stricken condition. Undamaged vessels steamed desperately at high speed, on independent courses, in any direction to get out of the rangeod the bombers. Damaged ships, listing heavily, circled wildy, all guns firing, with no effort at mutual support. Here and there two or three destroyers, or destroyer and burning crusier, steamed in formation using there guns to best advantage. It was a wild, desperate, confused battle. And it cost the dive bomber from Big Ben heavily, for pilot Lt John Finro and his gunner Henry E. Borja. 

Name of Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Aviation Radioman First Class Henry E. Borja (NSN: 6440132), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Aircrewman attached to the U.S.S. FRANKLIN from 4 July 1944 to 25 October 1944.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 342 (September 1945)
Action Date: July 4 - October 25, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Radioman First Class
Squadron: VB-13
Ship: U.S.S. Franklin

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