James Goodson

"Goody"

New York, NY



James Goodson's Medals

Airmedal DSC DFC
Airmedal Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Flying Cross
(3 Oak Leaf Clusters) (8 Oak Leaf Clusters)


Assigned Aircraft

AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBER CALL LETTERS DATES ASSIGNED DESCRIPTION DISPOSITION
Hurricane (Mk unknown) P2621 FT-U Unk Standard markings
Spitfire MkVb BL722 MD-B Unk Tiger on front cowling Transferred 10-11/42
P-47D 42-7959 VF-W 9/6/43 Diving eagle on a star and circle Transferred 2/25/44
P-51B 43-7059 VF-B Unk 14 kill markers on left cowling, diving eagle on a star and circle Unk
P-51B 43-6895 VF-B Unk "Maj Goodson", 14 kill markers on left cowling, diving eagle on a star and circle Unk
P-51B 43-24848 VF-B Spring '44 30 dark kill crosses, "Maj Goodson" in white on AG panel, left cowling cover, natural metal finish, Malcolm hood Unk
P-51D 44-13300 VF-B ?-6/7/44 Unk MIA 6/7/44 while flown by J. Goodson.
P-51D 44-13303 VF-B Unk "Maj. Goodson", 30 kill crosses, full D-Day and ETO bands MIA 6/20/44 while flown by J. Goodson.


Victories

(includes only those while in the 4th FG)



Date Enemy A/C Air/Ground Place Number
6/22/43 FW-190 Air 10 mi n/w of Hulst, Neth 1
8/16/43 FW-190 Air Paris area, Fr. 2
1/7/44 FW-190 Air Hesdin area, Fr. 2
3/16/44 Me-110 Air s/w of Munich, Ger. 2
3/18/44 He-111 Ground Mannheim-Ludwigshafen area, Ger. 2
3/21/44 Me-410 Ground Evreux A/D, Fr. 1
3/23/44 Me-109 Air Munster area, Ger. 2
4/5/44 Ju-52 Ground Stendal A/D, Ger. 1
4/5/44 FW-190 Ground Stendal A/D, Ger. 1
4/5/44 Ju-88 Ground Stendal A/D, Ger. 2.5
4/10/44 Unk Ground Romorantin A/D, Ger. 4.5
4/10/44 HS-126 Ground Romorantin A/D, Ger. 1
4/24/44 Me-109 Air Wiener Neustadt, Ger. 2
5/12/44 Me-109 Air Kassel area, Ger. 1
5/25/44 FW-190 Air Strasbourg area, Fr. 1

TOTAL VICTORIES 4TH FG
Air Ground Total Air Ground Total
15 15 30 13 15 28
2 victories with the 15th Air Force

Career Highlights/Lowlights


PICTURES DONATED BY JIM GOODSON

A brand new P-51B fresh out of the paint shop

A picture of Jim with Ralph Hofer

Jim with his P-47


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