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John R. Borum

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John Randolph Borum
Born(1907-12-08)December 8, 1907
Norfolk, Virginia
DiedJuly 20, 1943(1943-07-20) (aged 35)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Naval Reserve
Years of service1942–43
RankLieutenant (junior grade)

John Randolph Borum was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on 8 December 1907. Borum was appointed a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the United States Naval Reserve in 1942. Lt.(jg) Borum was killed in the wreck of a merchantman 20 July 1943 on which he was the armed guard officer.

Namesake[edit]

On 14 August 1943, the destroyer escort USS Borum (DE-790) was named in his honor.

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic World War II : Woodrow Wilson Barr, Jesse Rutherford Jr., Severin Louis Rombach, Randolph M. Holder, William Frank Seiverling Jr., Roy Orestus Hale Jr., John Joseph Gilligan Jr.
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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.


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