Lear E GODBEY

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36306553
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1922 TENNESSEE
STATEChristian County ILLINOIS
FAMILYMarried: Lillian E GODBEY
RANKTech/Sergeant
FONCTIONRadio
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSales clerksIL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT9 december 1941 Camp Grant ILLINOIS
REGIMENT SQUADRON337th Bomb Squadron
DIVISION GROUP96th Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH29 may 1943godbey lear e tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLaunay-Robert - Clayes
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type 17F-20-DL - s/n 42-3042 "Cabin Heater"

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Macr: 3984
Mission: Bombardment Rennes(35)
Takeoff: station 138 Snetterton Heath , NORFOLK
Shot by Messerschmitt Bf109 - 4.15 pm (Hptm Helmut Felix Bolz of the I./JG Stab 2)
Explosion after hitting a high voltage line
Partially evacuated aircraft

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
BlocRangTombe
L1522
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto
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96th BG Tail Code
Tails code 96BG
 
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Crew of B-17 Fortress - type 17F-20-DL - s/n 42-3042 "Cabin Heater"

1st Lieutenant Jack L Mc MATH Pilot Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Brit Am St-James O-725517 - Krun, TEXAS
F/O Ernie J DICKENSON CoPilot Dead - MIA - Cim Brit Am St-James (50) T-000090 - 20 yo - Elmore City, OKLAHOMA
2nd Lieutenant Edwin Albert MARTIN Navigator Prisonnier - Stalag 7A Moosburg O-729644 - 23 yo - Patterson, CALIFORNIA
1st Lieutenant William L J PETERSON Bomber Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Brit Am St-James O-728312 - Portland, OREGON
T/Sergeant Lear E GODBEY Radio Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James - L.15.22 36306553 - Goreville, ILLINOIS
T/Sergeant Gerald Vernon OLSON Mechanic/Gunner Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Brit Am St-James 39380642 - 29 yo - Swanville, MINNESOTA
S/Sergeant Arthur SHILO Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 13C Hammelburg 39173812 - 23 yo - White Swan, WASHINGTON
S/Sergeant Raymond M MASIERO Gunner Dead - St-Charles Cem. Dover Plains, New York 11041083 - 25 yo - Wingdale, NEW YORK
S/Sergeant Harry J BOEGAHOLZ Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Krems, Autriche

15062633 - 23 yo - Columbus, INDIANA -

Initially Escaped - Helped by the Resistance

Captured on 17/12/1943 dyo the trap at the church of Pantin (93)

Released in May 45 by 13eDB US   + info

S/Sergeant Virgil B GREGORY Gunner Dead - Gregory Cem. Webster Springs, West Virginia 35211287 - 20 yo - Webster Springs, WEST VIRGINIA

42 3042 equipage b17

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INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud