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John Trevor Godfrey (March 28, 1922 – June 12, 1958) was a Canadian-born American fighter pilot and flying ace in the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force during World War II. [1] Biography [ edit ] John Godfrey and Don Gentile at RAF Debden

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By late 1943, future Group Commander Col. Don Blakeslee pushed for re-equipment with the lighter, more maneuverable P-51 Mustang. After conversion to the P-51B at the end of February 1944, Gentile built a tally of 15.5 additional aircraft destroyed between March 3 and April 8, 1944. [11] Distinguished Service Cross citation (1st Award) [ edit ] Gentile, Dominic S. Captain (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Forces 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force Date of Action: March 08, 1944 Citation: In August 1942 the three Eagle Squadrons were transferred to the USAAF and formed the 4th Fighter Group. Captain Don Gentile’s best scoring months were from December 1943 to April 1944 and for many of his missions, he flew with his famed wingman, Capt. Johnny Godfrey. Being a ‘publicity kid’ Gentile gained a wide amount of fame. On April 11, 1944, three days after his last three kills, Gentile was awarded the DFC and called ‘one-man air force’ by General Eisenhower.

Flying Ace John Godfrey Loses Battle With Disease". Portland Press Herald. Portland, Maine. June 13, 1958. p.1 . Retrieved June 3, 2023– via newspapers.com. General Dwight D. Eisenhower awards the Distinguished Service Cross to Gentile (left) and Colonel Donald Blakeslee on April 11, 1944.

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In September 1942, the Eagle squadron pilots transferred to the USAAF, becoming the nucleus of the 4th Fighter Group. [1] Gentile became a flight leader in September 1943, now flying the P-47 Thunderbolt. Having flown Spitfires, Gentile and some of the other pilots of the 4th were displeased when they transitioned to the heavy P-47C in April 1943. On 16 December 1943, Gentile claimed one third-share of a destroyed Ju 88. On 5 January 1944, he claimed a Fw 190 west of Tours. [8] Two Fw 190s were claimed on 14 January [9] and a single 190 on 25 February. [10] Air Ace Godfrey Succumbs At 36; Was Long Ill". The Newport Daily News. Newport, Rhode Island. AP. June 13, 1958. p.2 . Retrieved June 3, 2023– via newspapers.com. Don Gentile claimed 30 air and ground kills and accumulated 350 hours of flying time. He is labeled as the ‘Ace of Aces’, ‘One-Man Air Force’, and Godfrey and he were called the ‘Damon and Pythias’ team by Winston Churchill.

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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Air Corps) Dominic "Don" Salvatore Gentile, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-51 Fighter Airplane in the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on April 8, 1944. On this date Captain Gentile destroyed three enemy fighters and assisted in destruction of a fourth in a single engagement. Captain Gentile's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces. [14] Legacy [ edit ] a b c USAF Historical Study No. 85: USAF Credits for the Destruction of Enemy Aircraft, World War II, Air Force Historical Research Agency, p. 70.

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