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Jacob C Shively

Military

On 17 November, 1942, after leaving the target area near St. Nazaire, B-17F 41-24496 'Chenault's Pappy' was attacked by FW190s. The TTG Aulenbach was killed and 3 crew members as the plane suffered severe damage. A/C landed at Exeter. He was WIA. He flew on Maurice Salada crew. Completed 8 missions. He was hospitalized from 17 Nov 1942 to 23 Mar 1943 at Lands End, Oxford, Diddington.

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Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24496 Chennault's Pappy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24496 'Chennault's Pappy' Delivered Great Falls, Montana, force landed Nashville, Tennessee with Jim Dale; repaired & assigned 423BS/306BG Westover 15-Aug-42; Thurleigh 8-Sep-42. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 20

    17 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 49 B-17s despatched from 91BG (20), 303BG (16) and 306BG (13). Another element of 14 B-24s despatched from 93BG also joins the bombing force on St. Nazaire. The...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Died 11 February 2002

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2014 22:52:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Nov-2014. Aircraft connection per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hery MBE.

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 20:16:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-Nov-2014. Association of wounded event from description and mission/aircraft association.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Volume I by Bishop and Hey p. 46, First Over Germany pg. 48, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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