Joseph Freeman Shelby
Senior Master Sergeant, United States Air Force
Freeman Shelby was botn December 22, 1922, at Lauderdale
Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He died on August 26, 1990, at Washington, D.C.
He was a retired Senior Master Sergeant, U. S. Air Force, a Veteran of World War II
and Korea. He was captured by German Forces and held for eighteen months as a Prisoner of War.
He was a tail gunner in a B-17 aircraft. He
was hidden by a friendly German farmer for two days until he picked up
by the German military. He was held at Stalag 17B
He was buried with full military honors at
Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 21 October 2001 Updated: 28 May 2006