Shangri-La Flight 21 meets every other month.
A spirited Naval Aviator, with an outstanding combat record in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart.
A Life Member of the Order of Daedalians, Commander Fred Shirley was designated a Naval Aviator in 1957 and had a highly successful & distinguished career flying both rotary & fixed wing aircraft. His combat experiences included Viet Nam & the Middle East and he completed 7 rescues from 4 different ships, several open-ocean rescues, most notably the recovery of the Apollo 14 Crew.