The Resource Papers

Papers

Label
Papers, ca. 1943-2000
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
ca. 1943-2000
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains an extremely detailed collection recounting Borup's military experiences in the Pacific. Most prominent is an autobiography containing forty pages describing his military life, bombing missions, interactions with other LDS servicemen, and his leadership role in the LDS military branch. It also includes a photocopy of a letter informing Borup's wife that he was missing in action, a telegram forwarded to his wife later affirming his safety, letters from the parents of Borup's fallen comrades expressing thanks for letters previously written by him, a photocopy of an account wherein his B-24 was shot down as part of the bombing raids at Balikpapan after which he was miraculously rescued by a submarine, a photocopy of a talk given by Thomas S. Monson at an LDS conference in which he alludes to Borup's rescue experience, a personal letter thanking Monson for sharing his story, photocopied photographs of a group of LDS servicemen, and copies of newspaper articles citing Borup's commendations, missing in action status, and rescue. Also includes six photocopied newspaper articles, written by Air Force personnel, detailing the dangerous and militarily vital nature of the Balikpapan bombing raids, complete with before and after photographs of the destroyed oil fields. The collection also contains Borup's personal journals recalling his war and post-war experiences. Includes a photocopy of the 31st Bombardment Squadron newsletter in which Borup again describes his account of being shot down over the Pacific and his rescue, which he ascribes to divine intervention. Also includes a photocopy of a newspaper article discussing the organization of the LDS church within his military unit. Also contains a short genealogy of Borup, a list of his priesthood ordinations, an account of his church service, education, and employment, most of which was spent working for the LDS church. Photographs show Borup in full military dress, with his wife, and with other LDS servicemen
Biographical or historical data
Borup served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943-1945. He was assigned to the 13th Air Force, in the Pacific, and served as an engineer and gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber crew. He achieved the rank of staff sergeant.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Papers
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 2
  • (536 pages).
  • 4
  • 1
Governing access note
No restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Theron W. Borup 250 East 600 South, Apt. #11 Saint George, UT 84770-3978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Items were donated by Theron Borup, creator, to the Saints At War Project in 2001.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373499518
Type of unit
  • folders
  • photocopied pictures.
  • photocopied newspaper article.
Label
Papers
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 2
  • (536 pages).
  • 4
  • 1
Governing access note
No restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Theron W. Borup 250 East 600 South, Apt. #11 Saint George, UT 84770-3978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Items were donated by Theron Borup, creator, to the Saints At War Project in 2001.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373499518
Type of unit
  • folders
  • photocopied pictures.
  • photocopied newspaper article.

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