Rank & Name: P/O Richard E Shaw
Date of Death: 26/05/1940


Little is known of P/O Shaw at this time. He was pilot when he and his crew were shot down over France near the Belgian border.

Update: March 2012 - Recently been brought to my attention by Marc Lewendon, who submitted the pictures of the graves of Brogan and Schwind, that their pilot, Richard Shaw is buried in the Netherlands, some 170 miles away from his crew.. I have also received information from Iain Shaw (cousin of P/O Shaw), that Richard is buried next to his brother, who was shot down whilst flying a Mosquito on 'D' day.. For more info on the flight.. view details

Update: Nov. 2012 - I was recently contacted by Bob Muncaster, who has been researching the Schwind family history. He states the following -

"I noticed from your comments that P/O Richard E Shaw was buried at a different cemetery which raised the possibility of an escape attempt. Sadly it appears to be a little more mundane - P/O Shaw is buried next to his brother, Squadron Leader John Leslie Shaw who died in 1944. It appears that Richard Shaw's body was moved at some time."





Further Information

Photo of Richard Shaw submitted by his cousin, Iain Shaw...



Rest In Peace