Floyd County

Frank D. Borchers


Is Killed in Philippines

CHARLES CITY – Frank D. Borchers, 33, a mechanic in the United States air corps in the Philippine Islands, was killed in action, his father, D. H. Borchers, was notified by the war department Sunday night. It was the first Floyd county casualty of World War II.

Borchers, whose rank was that of a private first class, attended the Charles City schools. No details of his death were disclosed by the war department.

His father is the only survivor.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Monday, December 22, 1941