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James W. Bormann Papers

Identifier: TMD294

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 13 color and b/w photographs of members of Company L, 87th Infantry Regiment (1943).


  • 1943


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

James W. Bormann, Jr., was born in White Plains, New York in 1922. He completed four years of high school and was working on a farm at the time of his enlistment in the U.S. Army. He enlisted on November 4, 1942 at New York City. Bormann joined the 10th Mountain Division while it was engaged in mountain and winter warfare training at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to Company L, 87th Infantry Regiment. Bormann also trained at Fort Ord, California for the invasion of Kiska Island, and participated in the invasion on August 15, 1943. Upon returning to Camp Carson, Bormann was assigned to the 398th Signal Company, attached to the 13th Air Force in the Pacific Theater. Following the War, Bormann opened a small, country store, which he operated until 1959. He then started a home heating oil business, which he sold in 1981. He also maintained a real estate license until 1997. Bormann was active with the Methodist Church and served thirty-two years as a member of his local volunteer fire department.


1 photo box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; James Bormann; 2010.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

James W. Bormann Papers
Keli Schmid
June 30, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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