3nd Battalion, Company M
24th Division's 34th Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action 5 February, 1945
at the Zigzag Pass, near Olangapo in the Philippine Islands.
-- James C. Shields, III and Robert Gary Shields --
Born September 4, 1918, Jacksonville, FL. Graduated Lee High School, 1936, Jacksonville, FL.
Enlisted March 29, 1944. Trained at Fort Knox, KY, Camp Gruber, OK (September through October,
1944). Assigned to Fort Ord, CA (November).
Shipped out on USS General R.L. Howze (AP-134) from San Francisco on December 15, 1944 to Oro
Bay, New Guinea on January 2, 1945, then on January 4, to Hollandia Bay, New Guinea, then on
January 14, to Leyte Island, arriving on January 17, 1945.
Shipped on USS Haskell (APA-117) from San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines on January 26, 1945.
January 29 landed at San Narciso and marched to Subic Bay. January 30, 3nd Battalion trucked
to Matain, near Olangapo. Regiment committed to the clearing of the Zigzag Pass on February 3rd,
where he was killed on February 5th.
He is survived by James C. Shields, III (email@example.com) and Robert Gary Shields
We would appreciate contacts from anyone whose father served in the same locations as our father.