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James Charles Shields, Jr

Male 1918 - 1945  (26 years)


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  • Name James Charles Shields  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 4 Sep 1918  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1920  Jacksonville Ward 3, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1930  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military 31 Mar 1944  Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 5 Feb 1945  Olangapo, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Zigzag Pass, near Olangapo in the Philippine Islands
    Buried Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3620  tng Genealogy

    Father James Charles Shields,   b. 2 Nov 1892, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1971, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Beatrice Agnes Saffran,   b. 21 Aug 1898, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1988, Flagler, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sadie Wheeler,   b. 27 Oct 1918, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1991, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1939  Nassau, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Robert Gary Shields,   b. 31 Jul 1942, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 2006, Shands Hospital, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F1446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1918 - Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1939 - Nassau, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Pvt. James Charles Shields, Jr.

      3nd Battalion, Company M
      24th Division's 34th Infantry Regiment
      Killed in Action 5 February, 1945
      at the Zigzag Pass, near Olangapo in the Philippine Islands.
      Born September 4, 1918, Jacksonville, FL. Graduated Lee High School, 1936, Jacksonville, FL. Enlisted March 29, 1944. Trained at Fort Knox, KY, Camp Gruber, OK (September through October, 1944). Assigned to Fort Ord, CA (November).

      Shipped out on USS General R.L. Howze (AP-134) from San Francisco on December 15, 1944 to Oro Bay, New Guinea on January 2, 1945, then on January 4, to Hollandia Bay, New Guinea, then on January 14, to Leyte Island, arriving on January 17, 1945.

      Shipped on USS Haskell (APA-117) from San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines on January 26, 1945. January 29 landed at San Narciso and marched to Subic Bay. January 30, 3nd Battalion trucked to Matain, near Olangapo. Regiment committed to the clearing of the Zigzag Pass on February 3rd, where he was killed on February 5th.

      He is survived by James C. Shields, III (jshields@nando.net) and Robert Gary Shields (gshields@lc.gulfnet.com).

      We would appreciate contacts from anyone whose father served in the same locations as our father.

      -- James C. Shields, III and Robert Gary Shields --

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Florida Marriage Collection.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=780194&indiv=try

    2. [S302] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      Online publication - NARA. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.Original data - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the NARA, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.
      U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
      about James C Shields JR
      Name: James C Shields JR
      Birth Year: 1918
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: Florida
      State: Florida
      County or City: Duval

      Enlistment Date: 31 Mar 1944
      Enlistment State: Georgia
      Enlistment City: Fort McPherson Atlanta
      Branch: No branch assignment
      Branch Code: No branch assignment
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life

      Education: 4 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Laundry Machine Operator or Receiving Or Shipping Checker (Receiving and shipping clerk. )
      Marital Status: Married
      Height: 00
      Weight: 100

    3. [S347] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Jacksonville Ward 3, Duval, Florida; Roll T625_217; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 48; Image: 956.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=6975359&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    4. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Jacksonville, Duval, Florida; Roll 314; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 452.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=102791557&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    5. [S122] FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45682946
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45682946.

    6. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Florida Marriage Collection.
      Name: Kenneth Lynnward Robinson
      Marriage Date: Sep 1965
      Marriage Place: Alachua, Florida, USA
      Spouse: Betty Lou Jones
      Certificate: 33205
      Volume: 2347
      Source: Florida Department of Health