Woonsocket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Major John T. Godfrey
Godfrey rose to fighter ace status with 16.33 aerial victories and 13.67 ground kills as a member of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th United States Army Air Force based at Debden, England during World War II. As a wingman for the famous fighter ace Don Gentile (30 combined kills) the two were known as "Captains Courageous" and the "Two-Man Air Force." No other pair of American fliers were responsible for as many victories during the war. He flew aircraft named "Reggie's Reply" in honor of his brother who lost his life in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Woonsocket's favorite son was highly decorated during his two tours of service in Europe. He received the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 1922.
Location. 42° 0.443′ N, 71° 31.695′ W. Marker is in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Memorial is on River Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located next to American Legion Fairmount Post 85. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 870 River Street, Woonsocket RI 02895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Britain (here, next to this marker); Pearl Harbor (here, next to this marker); Battle of the Atlantic (here, next to this marker); Battle of Midway (here, next to this marker); General George S. Patton, Jr.World War II Begins (here, next to this marker); D-Day (here, next to this marker); Battle of Stalingrad (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woonsocket.
Also see . . . John T. Godfrey (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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