Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

F/O Frederick Weber Shantz

Male 1921 - 1945  (24 years)


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  • Name Frederick Weber Shantz 
    Prefix F/O 
    Born 1921  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military WW2 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-159006P 
    Died 25 Mar 1945  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Amelsbüren, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I159006  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Elven B. Shantz,   b. 7 Apr 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1984, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Mabel Weber,   b. 14 May 1893, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1920 
    Family ID F6307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • While death notices at least brought closure, the announcement in April 1945 that Frederick Weber Shantz failed to return after flying a mission over Germany left family and friends hoping that he would be found alive. An investigation following the war, however, revealed that Shantz, along with five other airmen, were killed when their plane was shot down. They were buried together at Amelsbueren, Germany, though a seventh man survived the rest of the war in a POW camp.


      The Cord Weekly 9 Nov 2005

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      Shantz/ Elven Shantz/ 1893-1984/ Patricia Shantz Butler/ 1930-1932/ Alan McLean Butler/ 1929-1994/ Mabel Weber/ 1893-1973/ F/ O Fred W. Shantz/ 1921-1945/ Killed in Action/ Over Germany

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1945 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Amelsbüren, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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