Shaw, Edward Oliver, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 7595, MCAS Mojave Ca
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Spokane
Last Address
Mojave MCAS

Date of Passing
Jul 31, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CAPT SHAW WAS CREDITED WITH SHOOTING DOWN 13 JAPANESE AIRPLANES DURING HIS TIME IN WAR.

HE WAS STATIONED AS AN INSTRUCTOR AND TEST PILOT AT THE MOJAVE MCAS AFTER HIS RETURN.

WHILE TESTING A F-4F, HE PUT IT INTO A DIVE WHEN THE WING CAME LOOSE CAUSING HIM TO CRASH AND DIE.
   
Other Comments:
THIS WAS WRITTEN ABOUT HIM:

EAGER TO LIVE, HE DARED TO DIE......

WHO SHALL BE SHORT -SIGHTED ENOUGH TO MEASURE A LIFE BY THE MERE TICKING OF A CLOCK?
CAPTAIN EDWARD SHAW WAS BUT 23 YEARS OF AGE, YET HE HAD LIVED RICHLY. DEPRIVED OF THE PRIVILAGE OF LIVING OUT HIS YEARS IN PEACE AND HAPPINESS, WHICH IS THE BIRTHRIGHT OF EVERY AMERICAN BOY,HE MUST BE COUNTED AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE MADE MUCH OF EXISTENCE.
WHEN THE YOUNG MARINE FIGHTER PILOT ACE WAS KILLED YESTERDAY IN A TEST FLIGHT IN CALIFORNIA HE HAD TO HIS CREDIT 13 ENEMY PLANES SHOT DOWN IN AERIAL COMBAT IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. AMONG THE FIRST TO THROW BACK THE JAPS AT GUADALCANAL, HE HAD BEEN REASSIGNED TO INSTRUCTOR DUTY IN THIS COUNTRY.
IT WOULD BE FOLLY TO TRY TO DISREGARD THE PAIN OF SUCH A LEAVE TAKING. WHEN FATE STRODE DOWN THE RANKS OF YOUNG SERVICE MEN, SHAW WAS SINGLEDOUT AS A MAN CHOSEN BY HIS OWN COURSE UPON THE CHECKERBOARD OF NIGHTS AND DAYS, WHO HAD GONE OUT TO MEET DESTINY UNAFRAID.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLVMF-213ComCabs West
  1942-1942, 7599, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1943-1944, 7598, VMF-213
  1944-1944, 7595, MCAS Mojave Ca
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended
Washington State University
  1938-1941, Washington State University
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