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Anthony G. Borra Collection (519) Finding Aid

Item Number: 5190000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over 2 linear feet of maps, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, periodicals, and military artifacts document Anthony G. Borra's service in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1970, particularly the 22 months he spent in Southeast Asia. Items of note in this collection include a brass vase made from a 105mm shell and a 1992 Air Force health study on herbicides. Anthony Borra wishes to dedicate his donation to the Vietnam Archive in honor and memory of 1 Lt. Leonard R. Purdy, 1 Lt. Barry L. Brown, 1 Lt. Robert W. Burnes, 1 Lt. Anthony F. Cavalli, Capt. William O. Fuller, CMSgt. Stephen Kish, Capt. Michael K. McCuiston, Capt. John A. Quinn, and in honor of the men and women of the United States Air Force for their dedication, for their service, and for their sacrifices.

Dates

  • 22 February 2002

Biographical / Historical

Anthony G. Borra, originally from Queens, New York City, New York, served in the United States Air Force from 1962 until 1970. He spent 22 months in Southeast Asia as a C-130 pilot with the 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron based in the Philippines (at both Mac Tan and Clark Air Force Base). In country, Borra was based our of Saigon and Cam Ranh Bay with the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing and flew over 1000 combat sortie hours including missions into the A Shau Valley and Khe Sanh during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.7F; Individual Collections-Oversize; Photograph Collection; Periodical Collection; Map Collection; Museum Objects
3
Photographs

VA045566-VA045626: 155 photographs documenting Anthony Borra's 22 months in Southeast Asia as a C-130 pilot
3 photographs of Anthony F. Cavalli that accompany Anthony G. Borra's donation dedication
VA056179-VA056180: Photos of the US Air Force Thunderbirds (See Box 1 Folder 7)

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7
Maps

Chavan, Laos - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Cram's Modern Series Map of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, China, and Mongolia (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Da Nang (Tourane), Vietnam - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Hue, Vietnam - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Qui Nhon, Vietnam - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Special S.E.A. Operational Navigation Chart for Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam - 1:1,000,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
USAF Jet Navigation Chart for the United States (Section 12 Drawer 14)

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Museum Objects

519museum2421: United States Air Force aviator's gloves
519museum2422: United States Air Force aviator's sunglasses with blue case
519museum2423: Prescription aviator sunglasses with brown case
519museum2424: Reading glasses with blue case
519museum2425: United States Air Force garrison cap with captain insignia
519museum2426: Vase made from United States military 105mm shell purchased in Pleiku area
519museum2427: United States Air Force green issue T-shirt
519museum2428: United States Air Force blue uniform shirt
519museum2429: United States Air Force tropical combat coat
519museum2430: United States Army issue field coat
519museum2431: United States Army issue rain poncho

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16
Serials

Air Force Magazine, May 1971
August 1971
September 1971
October 1971
May 1972
March 1973
April 1973
May 1973
Air Force and Space Digest, May 1970
Aviation Week and Space Technology, 28 April 1969
Flying, November 1966
The New York Times Magazine, 13 February 1983
Newsweek, 14 December 1981
Newsweek, 15 April 1985
Time, 15 April 1985
US Air Force Thunderbirds Commemorative Publication

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.7F ]]
  • Box 2(Oversize): [2(Oversize)] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.7F ]]

Inventory

  • DD-214 - AF 899 with amendment
  • New York Times Magazzine article, "Confessions of a Military Wife" by Alex Witchel (6 November 2005)
  • Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding the Vietnam War and its effects
  • Notes regarding Anthony G. Borra's dedication of the materials donated to the Vietnam Archive
  • Vietnam Memorial, Washington, D.C. postcard
  • 2004 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Calendar titled "Rememberances"
  • Vietnamese language pamphlet
  • Yankee Doodle Magazine, 30 April 1968
  • United States Air Force Health Study titled "An Epidemiologic Investigation of Health Effects in Air Force Personnel Following Exposure to Herbicides" 31 August 1992
  • Alliance Magazine Article regarding a play titled Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue by Freddie Ashley
  • Playbill and Review of play "9 Parts of Desire" by Heather Raffo
  • Personal notes to Archive Staff from Borra about donations
  • US Air Force Thunderbirds pamphlet
  • US Air Force Thunderbirds brochure
  • Booklet: Confederate Air Force Fighter Group, Rio Grande Valley Air Show, 14 March 1965
  • Manual: Flying Training, Instrument Flying, 1 April 1968
  • Manual: Aircraft Performance, Reciprocationg and Turbine Engine Aircraft, 25 March 1968
  • Manual: Weather for Aircrews, 1 September 1962
  • Manual: Air Navigation, Volume I, 1 August 1968
  • Box 2(Oversize)
  • Newspaper Article: "All Grunts Together" (Book review of Black Virgin Mountain by Larry Heinemann)
  • Various newspaper and magazine articles regarding the Vietnam War and its effects
  • Various USAF newsletters
3
Photographs

VA045566-VA045626: 155 photographs documenting Anthony Borra's 22 months in Southeast Asia as a C-130 pilot
3 photographs of Anthony F. Cavalli that accompany Anthony G. Borra's donation dedication
VA056179-VA056180: Photos of the US Air Force Thunderbirds (See Box 1 Folder 7)

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7
Maps

Chavan, Laos - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Cram's Modern Series Map of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, China, and Mongolia (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Da Nang (Tourane), Vietnam - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Hue, Vietnam - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Qui Nhon, Vietnam - 1:250,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
Special S.E.A. Operational Navigation Chart for Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam - 1:1,000,000 (Section 12 Drawer 14)
USAF Jet Navigation Chart for the United States (Section 12 Drawer 14)

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11
Museum Objects

519museum2421: United States Air Force aviator's gloves
519museum2422: United States Air Force aviator's sunglasses with blue case
519museum2423: Prescription aviator sunglasses with brown case
519museum2424: Reading glasses with blue case
519museum2425: United States Air Force garrison cap with captain insignia
519museum2426: Vase made from United States military 105mm shell purchased in Pleiku area
519museum2427: United States Air Force green issue T-shirt
519museum2428: United States Air Force blue uniform shirt
519museum2429: United States Air Force tropical combat coat
519museum2430: United States Army issue field coat
519museum2431: United States Army issue rain poncho

Click here to view all Museum Objects
16
Serials

Air Force Magazine, May 1971
August 1971
September 1971
October 1971
May 1972
March 1973
April 1973
May 1973
Air Force and Space Digest, May 1970
Aviation Week and Space Technology, 28 April 1969
Flying, November 1966
The New York Times Magazine, 13 February 1983
Newsweek, 14 December 1981
Newsweek, 15 April 1985
Time, 15 April 1985
US Air Force Thunderbirds Commemorative Publication

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Pub Credit Line
5190000000, Anthony G. Borra Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 22 Feb 2002 [Updated: 15 Dec 2010]