Saturday, January 27, 2007
Lieutenant Thomas Borders was once an All-America tackle from the University of Alabama, now pilots the "Birmingham Blitzkrieg." One of his crew, Sergeant West, a gunner, shot down the first German plane credited to a member of the Air Forces. Lieut. Borders is famous for his store of humourous stories and always brings back vivid details of his exploits from his leaves in London. He was painted before a green field and a blue and brown camouflaged hangar of the station at which his squadron is based. His square jaw and large frame mark him as an athlete as well as an expert pilot.
Life February 15, 1943