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Samuel Erastus Godwin

Military

Flew 32 missions, starting 22 April 1944 and ending 16 July 1944

DFC/ Air Medal

Service

People

  • Joseph Catapano

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Dewlaney

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Leonard Glass

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Hancock

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Gilbert Holmes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles McNeil

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Dwight Shea

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Sheehan

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer (?) | 466th Bomb Group

  • Warren Vest

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dunn, North Carolina 3 February 1920
Enlisted Fort Bragg, NC, USA 31 March 1942
466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 25 April 1944 – 8 July 1944
Died Warsaw, NC, USA 3 December 2007

Mr. Samuel Erastus Godwin, age 87, of Warsaw, died Monday, December 3, 2007, at home.
Funeral services will be held today, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. from Warsaw Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Henry Swanzy. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens in Warsaw.
Mr. Godwin was a veteran of World War II, having served as a B24 Bomber pilot in Europe. He received a distinguished flying cross for his service. He was also a charter member of the Warsaw Jaycees and a former mayor of Warsaw.

Buried Warsaw, NC, USA 5 December 2007

Devotional Gardens
Warsaw
Duplin County
North Carolina, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2020 00:10:30 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom
page 108

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2015 05:14:04 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 01:54:56 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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