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Arthur M Shiver Jr 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, with dependents 1
Birth:
1918 1
Florida 1
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Place: St.Johns County, Florida 1
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Army 1
Enlistment Date:
17 Jun 1941 1
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Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
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Army Serial Number:
34054079 1
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Cp Blanding Florida 1
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General industry clerks 1
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Box Number: 0746 1
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Arthur Shiver, Jr. 310th Bomb Group, 428thBS, WWII B-25's MTO

North Africa

Arthur was residing in St John's County in Florida and enlisted at CP Blanding, Fla. on 17 June, 1941 as a Private in the US Army.   He was born in Florida in 1918, he is white, citizen and had completed 2 years of College.  Arthur was working in General Industry/Clerks and was still single at enlistment.

310th Bomb Group, 428th Bomb Squad, Ground Support and Transportation Services out of North Africa (arrival in Oct.'42 through) March of 1943. Lt Arthur Shriver was the 428th BS Transportation Officer.

War-Diary; Jan. 1943; Again a Sea Search with nothing sighted.  P-38's got a JU-52 and JU-88.  A haystack mysterous caught fire down by the RR tracks and illuminated the whole area.  ***Lt Shriver along with ***S/Sgt DuVall*** Skoll, Gablinske and Weber rushed down to fight it.*****

**** S/Sgt Erwin B DuVal; http://www.fold3.com/page/44831782_erwin_duval/

428th BS War Diary:  S/Sgt DuVal painted a sign to be placed over the grave " Edward Micka, Lt. J.G., USN., Killed in Action over this field on 9 Novenber, 1942". 

**** http://www.fold3.com/page/283278091_edward_micka_lt_jg_kia_wwii/

The dates are off but every typewriter had a glitch and every clerk was too busy and for the TIME and circumstances, what we DO have is amazingly .......

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WAR-DIARY, Tuesday 2 March, 1943.  428th Bomb Squad; "Another tragedy befell our squadron today.  Lts. Call, Shriver, Harris, Kuhn and Alexander were hit by a 2  1/2 ton truck while they were being towed in from Telergma.  Lt. Call was killed instantly.  Lt Shriver suffered a leg injury and a broken leg.  Lt kuhn's injury wasn't determined as he was still unconscious.  The others had cuts and bruises."  (Lt Kuhn died that same day).

Wednesday 17 March, 1943; Lt Harris was discharged from the hospital.  Lt Shriver and M/Sgt Woods were evacuated to Oran.  ........................................

From Aurthur's proud son John M. (Jay) Shiver, MHA, LFACHE, FAAMA                   

Assistant Professor   George Mason University  

18 August, 2011.....From "Jay"   Arthur is age 93. He and my mother, Lucille, live in Montgomery, Alabama. By way of update, my father did recover from his sever injuries. He still bears the scars and limps heavily, but compensates well. Following his evacuation he was treated in Philadelphia! where he very he was reassigned to Costa Rica and Trinidad for the remainder of WWII. He was later assigned to West Palm Beach, FL where I was born. Then to Ramey AFB in Puerto Rico. He had permanent assignments at Johnson AFB, Japan; Maxwell AFB, AL: Keesler AFB, MS; Ankara, Turkey and numerous temp etirement in 1969 he taught business administration at Troy State University in Montgomery before retiring entirely in 1983. He an mom are in good health.  Jay

Barbara Ennis Connolly, Historian and WWII Researcher, 57th BW Historical Research Team with John T Fitzgerald and Patti Johnson.  PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com 

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