Don Gentile / John Godfrey
4th Fighter Group
signed photo with letter
Vintage 8” by 10” signed photo 1944
This is truly a museum quality item
This set consists of the signed 8"by10" photo, two original newspaper articles and a
hand written letter signed by John Godfrey originally sent with the photo.
The photo is inscribed to Cornelius Greenway.
Cornelius Greenway was an ordained minister and also a decorated WWI vet
who started collecting autographs in the 1920’s. His collection was legendary.

Biography of Don Gentile
Died 1/28/1951 KIFA

Biography of John Godfrey
Died 6/12/1958 of an illness

see larger scan of photo here

see reverse of photo here

Below  is a letter written in 1944 stating
“Dear Reverend here is the photo of Don Gentile and myself as requested.”
Also discusses Godfrey’s injury. This letter was dictated by Godfrey to an assistant
and then signed by Godfrey (same pen)

see larger scan of letter here

Reverse of letter and two ORIGINAL 1944 newspaper articles on Godfrey.
Godfrey talks about returning a check the Reverend included and the
assistant initials it in Godfrey’s name. Also one wartime newspaper article
and the another article giving info on when Godfrey died.

see larger scan of reverse of letter here

also included are these two ORIGINAL 1951 newspaper articles about Don Gentile's death

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