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.