Roland J. Borkman

Roland J. Borkman







Roland J. (Slim) Borkman






Roland (Slim) Borkman served on the SS Absaroka as a Merchant Marine and as an Armed Guard on the SS Algic and the SS Amelia Earhart. Rumors that the US Government gave the Amelia Earhart to China to avoid the cleanup required after Slim sailed on it are untrue and unfounded, perhaps. The fact remains that it was given to the Chinese. Roland lives in Stowe, Vermont and can be contacted by email at slim@stoweaccess.com.





Picture below is of Roland and his beautiful wife in 1943


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Below is the French Diplome awarded to Roland


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Below is the only item left from his original issue, his Navy flat (Pancake) hat


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Below is a list of Roland's ships.


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Picture below is some of the crew of the Amelia Earhart. Slim is second from the left.


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Pictured below is Roland Borkman


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Pictured below is Roland Borkman and a shipmate in the Azores


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Pictured below is the USS Kenmore in China, Roland's designated transportation to San Francisco


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Pictured below - Liberty in Shanghai


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Below is Crew List 1 of the Samuel F B Morse


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Below is crew list 2 of the Samuel F B Morse.


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Below is crew list 3 of the Samuel F B Morse.


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Below is crew list 4 of the Samuel F B Morse.


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Below is crew list 5 of the Samuel F B Morse.


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Below is SS Algic Crew List 1


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Below is crew list 2 of the SS Algic.


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Below is the Ship Movement Card for the SS Algic


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Below is the Ship Movement Card for the SS Amelia Earhart


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Below is the Ship Movement Card for the SS Samuel F B Morse II


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