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Lieut Albert Lloyd Shillington
Birth: May 6, 1918
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1944, Italy

California
1 LT 701 TANK DESTROYER BN
World War II

Oxnard Press Courier article:

LIEUT. ALBERT L. SHILLINGTON DIES ON ITALIAN WAR FRONT

"Another of Oxnard's servicemen has made the supreme sacrifice in the war. First Lt. Albert L. Shillington, U.S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Shillington, of this city, was killed August 23rd in a vehicle accident in the Italian theater of war. This grim news was received in a telegram by the officer's parents on Monday from J.A. Ulio, Adjuntant General of the Army in Washington. Lt. Shillington was 26 years of age. For two years Lt. Shillington had been in the thick of the war, twice wounded, but recovering to continue his hard-won officership in a tank destroyer unit. Before going to Italy he had been wounded in the African campaign, his second wound was inflicted in Italy where he went on at Anzio. For a time after the African campaign he served as an instructor in tank warfare but asked to be transferred to combat service which took him into Italy. The young officer volunteered for military service March 22, 1941 as a private. By diligence, he worked his way up through the ranks, attending officers' candidate school in Texas and was commissioned in 1942 as a second lieutenant. Shorly after, he joined overseas forces and entered the African campaign. Being a student of languages, the officer spoke Spanish fluently and had acquired knowledge of Italian which he used to good advantage in line of duty. In a recent letter to his uncle, R.G. Shillington, the officer had mentioned the possibility of returning home in not too long a time. Although born in New York, May 6, 1918, Lt. Shillington, had grown up in Oxnard, attending the local schools and graduating from Oxnard Union High School in the class of 1937. He was active in high school affairs. Following his schooling, he entered sales work and was so engaged whe he volunteered for service. A letter received by the Press-Courier from Lt. Shillington, written the day before his passing was received by V-mail yesterday and is a tribute to his ability as a soldier. It is being printed in another column. Besides his parents, Lt. Shillington is survived by his paternal grandfather, J. W. Shillington of this city; a brother Robert Shillington, Oxnard; two uncles, R. G. Shillington, Port Hueneme; and Silas Ladd, Oxnard; four aunts, Mrs. Edna Olin, Oxnard; Mrs. Myrtle Penland, Glendora; Mrs. Ada Higgins, and Mrs. Ida Rigby, San Francisco."

(Per genealogy notes of Ned and Sonia Shillington, Albert was adopted.)

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ernest Shillington (1882 - 1969)
  Amy Ella Ladd Shillington (1885 - 1977)
 
 Sibling:
  Albert Lloyd Shillington (1918 - 1944)
  Evelyn M. Turpin (1923 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
Ventura
Ventura County
California, USA
 
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Aug 12, 2010
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Lieut Albert Lloyd Shillington
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