Shelley, John K

Individual Personnel Data
Name Shelley, John K
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-814570
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 16 May 1944
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 19 March 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Granted a seven day sick leave of absence effective 19 July 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 19 July 1944.
  • Placed on Special Duty to Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #157 dated 5 August 1944.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Shelley, John KPilotCT
2nd Lt. McCartney, James ThomasCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Adelman, Effrom Milton, "Milton (?)"NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Parker, Max FranklinBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Sapolin, Morton (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Frisbee, Joseph SEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Saunders, Rufus MiltonBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Whittington, Dee WTail GunnerCT
SGT. Flannery, Wade HFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Snyder, Clifford LeroyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 47 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
122 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery with six 155mm guns, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (5 miles S of Boulogne), France
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
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124 3 June 1944 Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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125 4 June 1944 Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Pilot 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
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126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
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128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
M Squadron.
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130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
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132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
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133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
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135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, High Group.
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136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
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138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
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139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Pilot 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
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140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
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141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
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145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, high group 41st B wing.
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146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, lead group, 41st A wing.
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148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy, 41st A wing. Landed away at Wattisham, AAF Station 377, on return due to weather.
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149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy.
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150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Pilot 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead. Gee-H ship.
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153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead, 41st A wing.
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159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
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166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Commander 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead, 41st B wing.
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170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Commander 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
I Group Lead.
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171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Commander 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High Group Lead.
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175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Commander 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
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180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Commander 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
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186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Commander 42‑97948 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship. High Squadron lead.
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190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
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241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
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244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Pilot 43‑38262 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Assumed lead at IP for Gee-H bomb run, but equipment failed 2/3 of the way to the target; relinquished lead to Squadron leader.
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245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Commander 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Commander 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Pilot 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Commander 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
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266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Commander 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Commander 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; Gee-H ship.
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277 28 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Commander 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
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281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Commander 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Commander 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Pilot 44‑8665 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified in mission documents.
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290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Commander 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Group Deputy. This aircraft originally assigned to the Funk Crew; apparently taken by Shelley when 44‑8665 proved unsuitable for lead use.
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