668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. LeRoy Richard ("Roy") Shaw

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  37559500

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 12-Nov-1922, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 20-May-1944
Captured: 20-May-1944 12:15, Near Vieux-Rouen, captured immmediately after landing
Hospital: Air Force Hospital Amiens
State of Health: Medial and lateral fracture of the right knuckle
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Return Date: Before 30-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 3-Jul-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 113486

Died: 27-Mar-2014, Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry


LeRoy and Beatrice Shaw

Shaw, LeRoy and Beatrice Formerly of Richfield, passed away peacefully within days of each other after almost 67 years of marriage. Born in Minneapolis LeRoy was a WWII Veteran and former POW who served his country with honor. He was employed at NWA for 43 years. He passed away on March 27, 2014 at the age of 91 years. He is preceded in death by brother Robert. Beatrice of Stacy moved to the cities and worked at 3M in St. Paul. She passed away on March 30, 2014 at the age of 87. She is survived by her sister Joyce Lyksett. Theirs was a true love story. After meeting Roy, they built their home and family in Richfield. Together they are survived by their children: Mark (Ann) Shaw, Linda (Paul) Spekman, Jeffrey (Linda) Shaw and Sandra Loverud. Grandchildren: Michael and Stephen Shaw, Lindsey and Courtney Spekman, Erin Loverud, Chloe and Tacy Shaw. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and many friends. Christian Mass Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 am. Visitation with family one-hour prior. Luncheon will follow Mass. Church of the Assumption, Richfield MN. Private interment with honors at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements - The Neptune Society Minneapolis.

LeRoy and Beatrice Shaw On-Line Obituary, April 13, 2014 Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) (PDF)

MACR 4971 Details

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Plane hit by flak. Started to slow roll losing altitude; then fell straight down out of control.

Two planes were lost over enemy territory, ... From the planes that were lost, three chutes came from one, and two chutes from the other. The crews of the planes were Lt Blair H. Bradford, S/Sgt Clarence M. Gray, S/Sgt Vern E. Molver, Lt Michael E. Kleopfel, S/Sgt Ray Bankston, and S/Sgt LeRoy R. Shaw.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 50

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The San Francisco Examiner
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See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources