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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 27, 1922
Date of death: March 19, 1946
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

1945 Shaw LB.jpg

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

John Cyrus Shaw

West Orange, New Jersey

"The armament of a P-10?—er; uh better ask Shaw in 3240; he gets this practical stuff, mister!" Competing for second place in "Artie's" affections are a set of drums, a collection of records of solid jive, a long sack drill, and a good argument to show that he can out-talk anyone. Famous last words— "Resorting to force of arms is admission that you have lost the argument—now, unhand me." His sparkling sense of humor and an intangible gift for making friends kept the company well supplied with drags. Perhaps someday a sympathetic brunette will qualify for his co-pilot, but we'll wager that the O. A. O. will always be a sleek F4U.

Battalion Football 4; Choir 4, 3, 1; Drum Detail 4, 3, 1; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 3, 1; NA-10 4, 3, 1.

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


From Find A Grave:

One of 26 military personnel killed when U.S. Army Air Corps C-47B Skytrain #45-1085 disintegrated in flight and crashed near Hobart Mills, north of Truckee, California. There were no survivors.

The date of the accident was March 19, 1946.

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