David Shaw


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David Shaw



 
Born: 28 Jun 1918 Antofogasta, Chile    
Colorado School of Mines Yearbook, 1938
Died: Abt. 1946 Monterrey, Mexico    

Colorado School of Mines Yearbook, 1940    

FATHER

John Ernest Shaw

MOTHER

Lucy Prescott Moore

WIFE

Bernis Kathleen Freeman
born: 08 Feb 1919 Hays, TX

CHILDREN

1. Kathleen Moore Shaw b. 12 Aug 1942 Laredo, Webb Co., TX

2. Josephine Shaw b. 12 Dec 1944 Laredo, Webb Co., TX

As a Canadian citizen, David was a pilot with the RCAF during WWII, stationed in India and he flew bomber missions over Burma. He was a brilliant student who had wanted to become a doctor but his father forced him to go to the Colorado School of Mines. When he came back from the War he was unable to cope with the horrors of bombing civilians and unfortunately developed a severe drinking problem which led to his death. He died in his early 30's. His widow never remarried.