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 John Trevor Godfrey

John Trevor Godfrey

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 12 Jun 1958 (aged 36)
South Freeport, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 2209 · View Source
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World War II United States Army Air Force Fighter Ace. As a member of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force deployed in Europe during World War II, he shot down eighteen enemy aircraft in air combat. Flying first in a P-47D Thunderbolt, then a P-51 Mustang, he teamed with fellow squadron member and wingman Major Don Gentile, who shot down twenty-six German aircraft, to form a lethal combination fighting against the Luftwaffe. In August 1944 he was actually shot down over Germany, and spent the balance of the war in German prison camp. Discharged as a Major in 1945, in 1958, just after his death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, "The Look of Eagles", written together with Thomas D. White, was published about his war experiences.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2209
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Trevor Godfrey (28 Mar 1922–12 Jun 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2209, citing Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .