James E. Boring, son of Lillian I. Boring, was born December 24, 1912 in New York state, and worked as mechanic and machinist. He served in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman, and was discharged in Shanghai in March 1946 to work with United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). He was assigned to UNRRA Highway Transport as assembly plant manager, and set up the assembly and overhaul of approximately 4,000 vehicles. Following that success, Boring was assigned by UNRRA to the National Agricultural Engineering Corp (NAEC) as Chief of Transportation.
In January 1949, Boring began his employment with Civil Air Transport, as Chief of Ground Transportation Department in Taipei, Taiwan. Boring married Nadia Saharova (b. ca. 1922, Shanghai, China) in 1953. Boring was transferred to the Air Asia Company Limited as Director of the Ground Transportation Division, when it split from Civil Air Transport in 1955. He remained employed there until 1973, when he and his family returned to the United States. James Boring died September 26, 1982 and was survived by his wife and son, Frank Boring.