Capt. Thomas Lester "Tom" Shields - Captain Shields was a senior pilot and aircraft commander of a B-29A Superfortress with the 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Wing (Medium). During a savage air battle with enemy MiGs on October 23, 1951, his aircraft was badly damaged. He flew it towards the coast where his crew could be rescued. As the last of his crew bailed out, he was still at the controls. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.