John Joseph "Jack" Godfrey

b. Mar 24, 1921, d. Jul 12, 2008
FatherPhilo Cady Godfrey
MotherEllen Lego
     John was born in Skaneateles, NY, on Mar 24, 1921.1
     John Joseph "Jack" Godfrey enlisted in the Army Air Force in Apr, 1942.2
     He married Irene Langel on Jun 10, 1944.1,3,4,5,2
     John Joseph "Jack" Godfrey went missing while flying a mission over Czechoslovakia on Aug 24, 1944.2
     John Joseph "Jack" Godfrey was listed as a prisoner of war in Nov, 1944.2
     John Joseph "Jack" Godfrey died on Jul 12, 2008 in at home, Reynoldsburg, OH, at age 87.6 An obituary was published on Jul 13, 2008 in the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH.6 He was buried in Jul, 2008 at Kirkersville Cemetery, in Kirkersville, Licking Co, in OH.7
John Godfrey
Kirkersville Cemetery, Kirkersville, Ohio
Photo by Julia Langel, May 16, 2012
Image credit: Julia Langel


Irene Langel


  1. [S176] Website, Godfrey, John.
  2. [S1959] Newark Advocate, November 7, 1944, 5.
  3. [S766] Columbus Dispatch, March 1, 1968, page 26A, column 3.
  4. [S790] Columbus Dispatch, October 1, 1963, page 8A, column 2.
  5. [S862] Columbus Dispatch, October 24, 1989, page 6D, column 2.
  6. [S1688] Columbus Dispatch, July 13, 2008, 06B.
  7. [S2439] Irene Godfrey and John Godfrey Cemetery Marker, Kirkersville Cemetery, Kirkersville, Licking Co, OH.
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