John Trevor Godfrey

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John Trevor Godfrey (1922–1958) was an American captain and fighter pilot in the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force during World War II. He achieved 18 air-to-air kills against the Luftwaffe before he was accidentally shot down by his wingman and captured by the Germans on August 24, 1944. Godfrey was friend and wingman to Don Gentile.[1] He was promoted to the rank of major before he was discharged from the Army Air Forces shortly following the war.

Originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he served in the Rhode Island State Senate.

He died on June 12, 1958 of Lou Gehrig's Disease.



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