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Gordon Shields


Date and Place of Birth: 1916 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date and Place of Death:    April 10, 1944 England
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Uknown
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Military Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

Gordon J.B. Shields, the son of James and Grace Shields, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1916. A graduate of the High School of Montreal, Shields was a well-known local athlete, playing baseball, hockey and rugby.

He entered service with the Royal Canadian Air Force in February 1942, receiving his navigator’s wings in May 1943. Flight Sergeant Shields was killed in action when his plane was shot down on April 10, 1944. He is buried at Haycombe Cemetery in Bath, Somerset, England.

Montreal Gazette, April 28, 1944

Date Added May 9, 2013 Updated July 23, 2013

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