New England Air Museum
Warren C. Shaw, Jr.


Recent Address:

1635 S. Third Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006-4717



Family Information:

Parents: Warren and Helen; Wife: Mildred; Siblings: Doris, Donald


Phoenix, AZ

Date Entered Service:

January 30, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:

462nd Bomb Group


768th Bomb Squadron

Location of Unit:

Walker AAFB, KS; September 1, 1943

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars for India-Burma Campaign and China Campaign, Air Offensive Japan, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, China Defensive

Service Schools Attended:

Aircraft Navigator Jul 1942; Command and General Staff Aug 1945; Navigator Instr. Nov 1945

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1034-Navigator, MOS 2120-Administrative Officer

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

November 24, 1944

Date Discharged from the 58th:

January 14, 1947

Post-WWII Military Service:

From end of WWII to Jan 14, 1947 Mather Field, CA. Recalled to Air Force on June 6, 1951 as 3054 Air Electronics Officer, 43rd A&E Maintenance Sq. 43rd Bomb Wing, Tucson, AZ. TDY 3 months to Guam.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

BSEE degree June 1951, Master of Business Administration, June 1960. Design Engineer in instrumentation systems, 1953 to 1958. Project Engineer in Infrared systems, 1958 to 1964. Manager of High Resolution Camera for SR71 plane for Aerojet General Corp., 1965 to 1971. Project Engineer infrared counter measures systems, 1972 to 1979. Retired.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:



Cadet Jan. to July 1942; Navigator B-18 sub-patrol Caribbean area, 2 months, 200 hours, 45th B.Sq., 6th B.Grp.; 74th B.Sq., 49th B.Gr. Navigator B-17, B-24, B-26 Taskforce-patrol, PBY. Air Sea Rescue, 700 hours, 9 months.  Sept. 1, 1943 - 768th B.Sq. 462nd B.Gp., Walker AAFB Kansas. 1,273 hours sub-patrol, task force patrol, air sea rescue, hump and complete missions.


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