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Jacob C Shively


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.



Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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


  • 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. ...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Died 11 February 2002


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

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

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

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