John Godfrey

"Johnny"

Woonsocket, RI



John Godfrey's Medals

Airmedal Purple Heart DFC Silver Star
Airmedal Purple Heart Distinguished Flying Cross Silver Star
(4 Oak Leaf Clusters) (8 Oak Leaf Clusters) (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)


Assigned Aircraft

AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBER CALL LETTERS DATES ASSIGNED DESCRIPTION DISPOSITION
P-47D 42-7884 VF-P 2/44-2/25/44 "Lucky" on left nose, dog in horseshoe, red bordered U.S. star insignia, "Reggie's Reply" on left cowling, 3 kill swastikas on left cowling, Spitfire mirror Transferred 2/25/44
P-51B 43-6765 VF-P 3/2/44 Olive drab and grey, regular canopy, no name or emblem, 3 rows of red and white checkers below manifolds, 11 white kill crosses on left cowling in 5/5/1 order Unk
P-51B 42-106730 VF-P unk "Reggie's Reply", natural metal finish, regular canopy, 3 rows of red and white checkers below manifolds with red arrow pointing back toward wings, 24 black kill crosses in 6/6/6/6 order. ETO bands on wings and tail Unk


Victories

(includes only those while in the 4th FG)



Date Enemy A/C Air/Ground Place Number
12/1/43 Me-109 Air unk 1
12/22/43 Me-109 Air Munster, Ger. 0.5
3/6/44 Me-109 Air 20 mi north of Hannover, Ger. 1
3/8/44 Me-109 Air Berlin suburbs, Ger. 2.5
3/23/44 Me-109 Air Munster area, Ger. 2
3/29/44 FW-190 Air Brunswick area, Ger. 2
3/29/44 He-111 Air Brunswick area, Ger. 0.33
4/5/44 Ju-88 Ground Stendal A/D, Ger. 1.5
4/5/44 Me-110 Ground Stendal A/D, Ger. 1
4/9/44 Ju-88 Ground Lingen Plartlune A/D, Ger. 2.2
4/9/44 Me-410 Ground Lingen Plartlune A/D, Ger. 1
4/22/44 Me-109 Air s/w of Kassel, Ger. 3
4/24/44 FW-190 Air n/w of Ludwigshafen, Ger. 1
4/29/44 Do-217 Ground Unk 1
4/29/44 Ju-52 Ground Unk 2
4/30/44 Seaplanes Ground French Lake returning from St. Dizier-Lyon area, Fr. 0.75
5/1/44 Me-109 Air n/w of Saarbruken, Ger. 1
8/5/44 Ju-52 Air s/e of Munden A/D, Ger. 3
8/6/44 Me-410 Air 20 mi s/e of Berlin, Ger. 1
8/24/44 Ju-52 Ground 8 mi n/e of Nordhausen, Ger. 4

TOTAL VICTORIES 4TH FG
Air Ground Total Air Ground Total
18 12.6 30.6 18 12.6 30.6


Career Highlights/Lowlights


IN HIS OWN WORDS

Wingman by John Godfrey

A picture of John Godfrey's gravesite in Rhode Island. Photo courtesy of Bob Zoglio.

Articles about John Godfrey as he battled Lou Gehrig's Disease. Articles courtesy of Don Pierini.


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