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WWII KIA Brothers - USN/USMC PH/NGCM Grouping

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Here's an all too familiar story from WWII. Two brothers killed in action.

 

AMM2c Kenneth P. Shields, USN - MIA 12MAR1944 (nothing else known)

 

Sergeant Robert T. Shields, USMC - KIA 20OCT1944, Marine Det. CL-48 USS Honolulu. Killed by aerial attack, torpedo, concussion, buried at sea.

 

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I've tried finding more on Kenneth P. Shields but I keep striking out. Anybody got any good resources on aviation losses?

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Found this on Fold3

 

He was aboard the USS Arcturur on 12/27/1942. His SN was 632 39 13

FFT PAT RON-33


 

 

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Here's the USS Honolulu battle damage report for October 20, 1944, the day the Marine brother died. Two separate incidents, a torpedo hit by a Nakajima B5-N ("Kate") at 1600 that killed 58 and a tragic friendly fire incident at 1930 that blew up a 40mm gunmount and killed 5. Hope that you find out more about the mission when the Navy brother went MIA.

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Very poignant grouping. Thanks for sharing. I have a USN Posthumous Purple Heart from the USS Honolulu for the same action,

 

 

Kurt


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Wow, poingant group and reminder of the price of freedom paid by a family. Good luck in your research Ray.

 

 


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Shields was in VP-33 (at least I believe it was a VP.) That might lead to some more info...

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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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This was their employment at the time...

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Some more...looks like Black Cat ops...very interesting!

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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PBY OPs with VP-33 Blackcats.... JUST WOW.

 

There was a set of combat aircrewman wings in the bag with the PH boxes. Makes sense now.

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It's not his actual name...I'm sure it's an abbreviation. I'm sure his name can be pulled from their unit history as there were only a few KIA officers listed.


Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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