Frances Lane Shaw grew up in Graceville, Florida and attended Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University). In 1942, She took a job with the War Department. Shaw worked for the Army Air Forces at Large, 65th Sub-depot in Marianna, Florida.
   In May of 1943, the Civil Aeronautics Administration accepted Shaw as an air traffic controller trainee. She trained at the Municipal Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, and was assigned to the Air Traffic Control Center in Jacksonville, Florida. After 16 months as an air traffic controller, Shaw resigned and returned to work for the War Department, this time as a classification analyst with the Harbor Defenses of Pensacola.

   Frances Shaw's husband, Alfred Shaw, was present at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a destroyer tender aboard the USS Whitney.

Transcript Number 006
Title: Frances Lane Shaw: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Frances Lane Shaw
Interviewer: Kathryn Maret
Date of Interview: July 15, 1998
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette (ca.60 min.): sd. col.
Series: World War II Remembered
Series: Voices of Experience