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Joseph E.
                Shields
Joseph E.
                Shields
Joseph E. Shields
Name:
Joseph E. Shields
Nickname/AKA:
Joe
Born:
2PM, 11/23/1922 in Brooklyn NY
Died
06/07/1991 in Brooklyn NY
Spouse(s):
10/08/1949: Marilyn Ianuzzi
Parents:
Francis James Shields Sr. ("Chief"), Genevieve Kirwan
Siblings:
Dorothy (Dot) Shields, Francis (Frank) J. Shields, Jr., Veronica (Ronnie) Shields, Genevieve (Vee) Shields, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Shields
Children:
Chris (Kee) Mary Shields, Veronica (Ronnie) Marie Shields, Kathryn Mary Shields, Loretta Patricia Shields, Joseph Edward Shields, Michael Francis Shields, Regina Shields
Other Relatives:

Friends:
Fel Kazalski (girlfriend), Phil "Felix" Speciale, Gene Dembinski
Military History:

Enlistment Info

WWII Memorial Page

Education

Personal History:
Joe married Marilyn Ianuzzi on 10/08/1949; they resided at 244 87th St.

Joe worked for the Post Office until he retired on ?.

On his off-time, Joe was a member of the "Off-the-field" club.
Notable Documents:
  • 496 - 07/16/1943 letter to Dot. Joe has 11 missions in, and he describes some of the Arab towns that he's visited. 
  • 602 - 02/06/1944 letter to Dot. 49 Missions completed. Asks Dot not to remember old times in letters; it makes it harder for him. 
  • 693 - 05/23/1944 letter to Dot. At Dot's request, Joe describes some of the missions he's been on and what his combat experiences have been like. What it's like to lose a buddy. 
  • 38 - 02/01/1945 letter to Frank. Joe's having trouble sleeping due to combat dreams; hoping mightily for a discharge, but unclear if he can get one. He weighs less than Frank now. He describes the kind of thoughts he'd have during a mission, and relates a story about some infantry men who were tasked with filling in on combat flights: they refused after just a few missions.
Address(s):
Birth: 205 Gelston Ave, Brooklyn NY

192? - 1933: 9612 3rd Ave.
1930 Census: Family on lines 42-48
 
1933 - 198?:  244 87th St.
1940 Census Page: Family on lines 62-70; Joe is on line 67. Vee is on a different page.

 06/23/1981 - 06/07/199: 28A Gatling Place
Other Info:
Geneanet.org family tree

findagrave.com link





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