Edwin William Goddard
St. Matthews, South Carolina
Parents - William Henry and Harriet Kennedy Goddard.
Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant
2133rd Army Air Force Base Unit, Spence Field, Berlin, Georgia
Dec 21, 1923
Jun 6, 1945
Non Battle Death - Killed when 2 trainer planes collided.
West End Cemetery, St. Matthews, SC
Squadron: 2133rd AAFBU (Flight Instructor)
List of Crew:
Pilot Goddard, Edwin W. 2nd Lt.,A.C. Fatal
SP Finewood, Vincent W. A/C., A.C. Fatal
Pilot Schaeffer, Frederick E. 2nd Lt.,A.C. Fatal
SP Gibbs, Jack H. A/C.,A.C. Fatal
Accident Report #45-6-6-17:
Aircraft Number: 41-34134
On June 6th, 1945, 2nd Lt. F.E. Shaeffer, an instructor was flying AT-6D, 42-85951, with a student, J.H. Gibbs in the back seat. 2nd Lt. E.W. Goddard was also flying AT-6D, 41-3413 with student, V.W. Finewood in the backseat. The planes collided at an unknown altitude with no credible witnesses to the incident. It is believed that the crash was a cause of pilot error on the part of the instructors who likely did not see the other plane while teaching their students.