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Edward Shively Jr


Edward Shively was a passenger on the last flight of the 43-37776 when it crashed on 27 September 1944.


Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 10th Motor Transport Section


  • 43-37776 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye [W8- ] 11/6/44; on routine navigation night flight 27/9/44 with Mike Primus, Co-pilot: Louis Deputy, Navigator: Rich Herman, Bombardier: Bob Simmons, Flight engineer...


Event Location Date
Born Coatesville, PA 24 February 1919
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 30 September 1940
Died Elmside Farm, Nailstone, UK 27 September 1944

Shively died with the B-17 that he was flying in as a passenger/instructor crashed while on a night training exercise.

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery October 1944

Plot F Row 7 Grave 2
Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Madingley Road
Coton CB23 7PH
United Kingdom


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490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia