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James H Godsey


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wolfsburg on 22 Feb 45 in B-17 'Beatty's 8-Balls' #43-39128. Mention in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier by Leonard Streitfeld pg. 121


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-39128 “Beatty's 8-Balls”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/12/45; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 13/2/45; (4m) Missing in Action Wittenberg, Ger 22/2/45 with Hubert Beatty, Co-pilot: Jim Honaker, Navigator: Jim Luna (3 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Urie Zook,...


Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, Texas
Prisoner of war 22 February 1945


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2020 19:02:46 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #43-39128 listed in the "Summary biography".

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12 March 2020 19:01:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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12 March 2020 18:57:58 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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27 September 2014 18:14:27 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12650