Francis J Godfrey

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 25208 - Sgt Francis J Godfrey Trained at Pueblo Army Air Base Colorado on B-24 Liberators before transferring to England

Sgt Francis Godfrey was Killed in Action on the 20th February 1945 when B-17 43-38568 crashed in the River Deben at Ramsholt, Suffolk.
This was to be the fifth mission flown by Francis with this crew.
Born 1926 Hartford County Connecticut – Buried In Soldiers Field Wilson Connecticut.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Davey II
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

River Deben, United Kingdom 1945-02-20

Enlisted

Devens, MA, USA 1944-05-03 At Fort Devens

Born

Hartford, CT, USA
Hartford County, CT, USA

Revisions

Date23 Jan 2020 17:30:35
ContributorDarren Jelley
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correction to rank
493rd BG Archives

Date14 Dec 2019 18:28:03
ContributorDarren Jelley
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Correction to Biography to reflect correct number of missions flown with the crew
493rd BG Archives

Date7 Feb 2017 15:04:55
ContributorLucy May
Date30 Jan 2017 16:17:12
ContributorJeff Coleman
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Jeff Coleman

Date7 Dec 2016 19:37:51
ContributorJeff Coleman
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Jeff Coleman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:47
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Helton s Hellcats, A Pictorial History of the 493rd BG, pub 1998, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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