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Second Lieutenant James F Godfrey

Name James F Godfrey
Rank Second Lieutenant
Army Serial # O-1184386
State Michigan
Date of death 1945-01-16
Plot, Row, Grave D, 14, 21
Cemetery Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium, Google Maps
Unit 322nd Field Artillery Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Silver StarAir MedalPurple Heart
Remarks 2LT Godfrey was a member of Battery A. The morning report for August 2, 1944 The morning report for August 23, 1944 on page 23 shows him joining from the 53rd Replacement Battalion. Page 23 can be seen here.

The website of Kevin Harris at www.indianamilitary.org actually has the after action report for January 1945 at Units->322nd FA which mentions 2LT Godfrey's death:

In the first assault on Petite Langlir on 10 January 1945, a forward observer of the Bn, a 1st Lt. James A Logan, was killed by enemy s/a fire and at the same time, Cpl Eugene L. Bracey lost his life from the same causes.
The forward observers had no snow camouflage at the time and lacked other camouflage material such as face nets for use when observing.
2d Lt. James E. Godfrey, another forward observer, was killed on 16 January after the town of Honyelez had been occupied by our infantry by enemy snipers.
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James F Godfrey (O-1184386) James F Godfrey (O-1184386)


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