SSgt James Luther “JL” Shaw

SSgt James Luther “JL” Shaw

Birth
Death 11 Nov 1944 (aged 18)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56314330 · View Source
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James served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24J "Mary Ellen" #42-50960, 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Dallas County, Texas prior to the war.

B-24J #42-50960 took off from San Pancrazio Airfield, Italy on a bombing mission over Mezzocorona, ItaIy. Due to cloudy weather it is unknown what exactly happened to this B-24 and it is believed that they crashed in the Adriatic Sea during the war.

James was declared "Missing In Action" on his mission.

His remains were not recovered.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 16188285

James also has a "Cenotaph" in the Lee Cemetery, Seagoville, Texas.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-50960:

Constandy, Peter C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CT
Daoust, Lucien ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Dever, William P, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Dixon, George E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Johnson, Buford T ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, AR
Kerman, Maurice R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Mader, Walter W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, PA
Orth, William G ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Shaw, James L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Swift, Otis B ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OK

The entire crew perished on this mission.

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56314330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt James Luther “JL” Shaw (24 Nov 1925–11 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56314330, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .