1 boxes, arranged, unrestricted, finding aid available
This collection contains the autobiography, some personal papers, and
images of LCDR John Shaw, MC.
John Andrew Shaw was born on Oct. 6, 1910, in Centreville, Miss. He was
called to active duty in the medical corps of the United States Naval
Reserve in the summer of 1941, and was on duty as Officer of the Day at
the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese
attacked Pearl harbor. He served at the naval hospitals at Pearl
Harbor, Aiea Heights, Long Beach, and was the urologist on the USS Haven
serving the Pacific Fleet. After the bombing of Nagasaki, his hospital
ship was sent there to evacuate allied prisoners of war before the
American army of occupation came in. He was released from active duty
with the rank of commander in 1946.
He wrote an autobiography, "The Twentieth Century As It Happened To Me,"
along with a few articles of prose.
Dr. Shaw died early Tuesday morning, April 1, 2003, in Red Lodge,