Frank Thomas Hinshaw

                                                    ┌── Americus Fernando Hinshaw
                                                    │    1854-1943 
                        ┌── Clyde Herbert Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1885-1974              │
                        │                           └── Charity Shouse
                        │                                1865-1943 
Frank Thomas Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1919                 │                           ┌── Thomas Garret Hendrix
D: 1942                 │                           │
                        └── Enna Louise Hendrix ────┤
                             1890-1976              │
                                                    └── Mary Yates
Frank Thomas Hinshaw     [ID 04392] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 8 1919, Missouri.1,2,3,4,5  

On Apr 25 1941 Frank T. Hinshaw, born 1919 in Missouri, enlisted at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He declared he had three years of college, was single, without dependents, and employed as a motion picture actor or director.  He was recorded as 70" tall, 153 lbs.5  

The following newspaper article was published in the "Columbia Daily Tribune" (Columbia, Missouri) on Saturday, September 26, 1941:6

Cadet Frank Hinshaw Enters Final Training Period in Air Corps
His basic flight training successfully completed, Aviation Cadet Frank T. Hinshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hinshaw of 116 N. Glenwood, will enter the third and last lap of his aviation cadetship when he reports for advanced flying instruction at Brooks Field, San antonio, Tex.  At Brooks Field Cadet Hinshaw has been ordered to heavier more powerful machines for a final 10 weeks' intensive training, upon the completion of which he will receve his wings and lieutenant's bars as a flying officer in the United States Air Corps Reserve.  Cadet Hinshaw, who entered basic traing at Goodfellow Field, San Antonio, on July 15, took his primary training at Hicks Field, Ft. Worth, Tex.  Before entering training, he attended the University of Missouri, where he was a member of ETA Kappa Nu fraternity, national electrical engineering honorary fraternity, and Tau Beta Pi, national engineering honorary fraternity.

Frank Thomas Hinshaw died Sep 9 1942.1,7,8,9  Frank died as a pilot during World War II.10  He was officially listed as missing in action.7,8,9  A memorial to Frank is in Battery Park, New York City.7,8,9  A memorial stone is also in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri,11 where Frank's parents and family are buried.

(photo)Photo: Frank Thomas Hinshaw 11

(photo)Photo: Frank Thomas Hinshaw memorial stone Memorial Park Cemetery 11


  1. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    A family paper in the handwriting of Clyde Herbert Hinshaw.
  2. 1920 census, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T625-906, ED 6, page 1B, line #71, dwelling #20, family #20.
  3. 1930 census, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T626-1176, ED 7, page 6A, line #45, dwelling #143, family #143.
  4. 1940 census, Columbia, Columbia Township, Boone County, Missouri; roll T627-2086, ED 10-20A, page 3B, line #61, household #62.
  5. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946;
  6. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw citing:
    The "Columbia Daily Tribune", Columbia, Missouri, Saturday, Sep 26 1941.
  7. World War II / Korean War database (,2912,AAAA5bAAFAAAVGhAAA,00.html.
  8. American Battle Monuments Commission:
  9. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas;
  10. Contribution from Frank Machala Hinshaw.

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