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Cpl Paul Albert Godwin
Airplane Power Plant Mechanic

Cpl Paul A. Godwin, Spt 1945
Paul A. Godwin
15 Spt 1945
Birth Date: 16 August 1920
Birth Place: Clifton, New Jersey

Parents: Leila Frances Gatter Godwin & Paul Stilson Godwin
Siblings:
  • Richard Philip Godwin, San Francisco, California
  • Ruth Leila Godwin Travers, Plantation, Florida
Married: Virginia Ruth Parker, 18 December 1943, New Britain, Connecticut
Progeny:
  • Paul Stilson Godwin II
  • Virginia Lee Godwin Bluis
  • April Ann Godwin Shuman
  • Arthur Parker Godwin
  • Richard Eaton Godwin
Grand Children: - 14
Great Grand Children: 17
Education:
  • Kindergarten, Clifton, New Jersey, 1926
  • Grade One, Monroe Street School, New Britain, Connecticut, 1926 - 1927
  • Grades Two through Six, Vance School, New Britain, Connecticut, 1927 - 1932
  • Grades Seven through Nine, Central Junior High, New Britain, Connecticut, 1932 - 1935
  • Grades 10 through 12, New Britain Senior High, New Britain, Connecticut ,1935 - 1939
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1941 - 1943, 1946 - 1948, Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Entomology Graduate work in invertebrate physiology, 1960 -1961
Military Service:
  • Enlisted U.S. Army Air Corp., August 1942
  • Called to active duty: 9 March 1943
  • Basic Training: Squadron 96A, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Aircraft Mechanics School, Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Aircraft Power Plant Mechanics School, Champaign - Urbana, Illinois, with performance noted in Field Newsletter
  • B-29 Armorer's School, Denver, Colorado, with commendation for performance
  • Assigned to Processing Unit, Clovis, New Mexico
  • Assigned to 31st Academic Squadron, R-3350 Aircraft Engine School, Amarillo, Texas
  • Assigned to B-29 air crew, 877 Squadron, 499th Group, Clovis, New Mexico
  • Assigned to B-29 air crew, 877 Squadron, 499th Group, Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Salina, Kansas
  • Assigned to 62nd Squadron, 39th Group, Dalhart, Texas
  • Assigned to, 60th Squadron, 39th Group, Smoky Hill Army Air Field, Salina, Kansas
  • Overseas Duty Station: Guam
  • Honorably Discharged: 4 December 1945
Employment:
  • New Britain Machine Company, Inc., New Britain, Connecticut, Inspector, Screw Products Division, 1939 - 1941
  • U. S. D. A. Forest Insect Investigations, New Haven, Connecticut, Research Entomologist, 1948 - 1953
  • U. S. D. A. Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Insect Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut, Research Entomologist, 1953 - 1963, Award for Outstanding Performance, 1956
  • U. S. D. A. Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Insect Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut, Project Leader, 1963 - 1969
  • U. S. D. A. Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Insect & Disease Laboratory, Hamden, Connecticut, Connecticut, Chief of Laboratory, 1970 - 1973 , Award for Superior Degree of Performance, 1972
  • U. S. D. A. Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Insect & Disease Laboratory, Hamden, Connecticut, Principle Insect Physiologist, 1974 - 1984
  • Retired 31 October 1984
Publications:
  • Bean, J. L. and P. A. Godwin. 1955 Description and bionomics of a new red pin scale, Matsucoccus resinosae. Forest Sci., 1: 164-176
  • Godwin, P. A. 1956. An insect trap. USDA, ARS-33-22. 4pp., illus.
  • Godwin, P. A. and J. L. Bean. 1956. Predicting emergence of the white-pine weevil from hibernation. Forest Sci., 1: 187-189.
  • Godwin, P. A. , H. A. Jaynes and J. M. Davis. 1957. The dispersion of radioactively tagged white-pine weevil in small plantations. J. Econ. Entomol. 50: 264-266
  • Jaynes, H. A. and P. A. Godwin. 1957. Sterilization of the white-pine weevil with gamma radiation. J. Econ. Entomol. 50: 393-395.
  • Godwin, P. A. H. D. Rule and W. E. Waters. 1964. Some effects of gamma radiation irradiation on the gypsy moth, Porthetria dispar . J. Econ. Entomol. 57: 986-990.
  • ODell, T. M. and P. A. Godwin. 1964. White-pine cone beetle. USDA Forest Service, Forest Pest Leaflet 83. 7pp, , illus.
  • Rule H. D. , P. A. Godwin and W. E. Waters. 1965. Irradiation effects o spermatogenesis in the gypsy moth, Porthetria dispar (L.), J. Insect Physiol. 11: 369-378.
  • Godwin P. A. and T. M. ODell. 1965. The life history of the white-pine cone beetle, Conophthorus coniperda. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 58: 213-219.
  • Godwin P. A. and T. M. ODell. 1967. Experimental hybridization of Pissodes strobi and P. approximatus (Coleoptera : Curculionidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 60: 55-58.
  • Godwin P. A. and W. A. Reeks. 1967. White-pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck). In Important forest insects and diseases of mutual concern to Canada, the United States and Mexico. A. G. Davidson and R. M. Prentice, Eds. Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Finnegan, R. J. and P. A. Godwin. 1967 The Northern pine weevil Pissodes approximatus (Hopk.). In Important forest insects and diseases of mutual concern to Canada, the United States and Mexico. A. G. Davidson and R. M. Prentice, Eds. Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Godwin P. A. 1969. Gypsy Moth. Forest Pest Leaflet 41. (Revised). USDA Forest Service.  Bean, J. L. and P. A Godwin . 1969. Red pine scale. Forest Pest Leaflet 10 (Revised). USDA Forest Service.
  • Hastings, R. A. and P. A Godwin . 1969. White- pine weevil. Forest Pest Leaflet 21 (Revised). USDA Forest Service.
  • ODell, T. M., P. A. Godwin and W. B. White. 1974 Radiographing pupae of tachinid parasites of the gypsy moth and application in parasite-release programs. USDA Forest Service Research Note NE-194
  • Godwin P. A. and T. M. ODell. 1977. Alternate hosts of Blepharipa pratensis (Meigen). USDA Forest Service Research Note NE-245.
  • Doskotch, R. W. , T. M. ODell, and P. A. Godwin. 1977. Feeding response of gypsy moth larvae, Lymantria dispar, to extracts of plant leaves. Environmental Entomol. 6: 563-566.
  • ODell, T. M. and P. A. Godwin. 1979. Attack behavior of Parasetigena silvestris in relation to host density and behavior. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 72: 281-286
  • ODell, T. M. and P. A. Godwin. 1979. Laboratory techniques for rearing Blepharipa pratensis ,a tachinid parasite of the gypsy moth. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 72: 632-81-635
  • E. G. Whitney, and P. A. Godwin. 1979. Changes in the gross morphology of the central nerve cord during metamorphosis of the white-pine weevil Pissodes strobi (Peck) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Int. J. Insect Morphol. & Embryol. 8: 229-236
  • Godwin P. A. and T. M. ODell. 1979. A laboratory study of the interaction of two parasites of Lymantria dispar [Lep.: Lymantriidae] : Blepharipa pratensis [ Ditp.: Tachinidae] and Brachymeria intermedia [Hym.: Chalcididae]. Entomophaga 24: 185-190
  • Godwin P. A. and T. M. ODell. 1981. Parasites, Intensive laboratory and field evaluation of individual species: Blepharipa pratensis (Meigen) (Diptera: Tachinidae). In The gypsy moth: Research toward integrated pest management. C. C. Doane and M. L. McManus Eds. 757 pp. illus.
  • Godwin P. A., H. T. Valentine, and T. M. ODell. 1982. Identification of Pissodes strobi, P approximatus, and P. nemorensis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), using discriminant analysis. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 75: 599-604.
  • Godwin P. A., H. T. Valentine, and T. M. ODell. 1982. Identifying pine bark weevils by discriminant analysis. BioSci. 33: 198.
  • Godwin P. A. & K. S. Shields. 1982. Some interactions of Serratia maarcescens nucleopolyhedrosis virus and Blepharipa pratensis [Dipt.: Tachinidae] in Lymantria dispar [Lep. Lymantriidae]. Entomophaga 27: 189-196.
  • ODell, T. M. and P. A. Godwin. 1984. Host selection by Blepharipa pratensis (Meigen), a tachinid parasite of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L. J. Chem. Ecology 10: 311-319.
  • Godwin P. A. & K. S. Shields. 1984. Effects of Blepharipa pratensis [Dip.: Tachinidae] on the pathenogenicity of nucleopolyhedrosis virus in stage V of Lymantria dispar [Lep. : Lymantriidae]. Entomophaga 29: 381-386.
  • Godwin P. A., 1984. Insects? Who cares? Connecticut Citizens' Bulletin, Vol.12, No.1: 10.
  • Godwin P. A., 1984. Two bees or not two bees: some notes on mimicry. Connecticut Citizens' Bulletin, Vol.12, No. 2: 9.
  • Godwin P. A., 1985. Insects, lost , stolen, or astray. Connecticut Citizens' Bulletin, Vol.12, No.5: 14.
  • Downs, W. and P. A. Godwin. 1987. Forest canopy collection of Trichoptera. Fifth International Symposium on Trichoptera Proceedings. pp. 207-209.
  • Krinsky, W. L. and P. A. Godwin. 1990. Ground beetles in canopy collections Connecticut (Coleoptera: Carabidae) The Coleopterists Bulletin 44: 269-270.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1993. Woodland Sketches -- Enemies of the Hemlock, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., February 1993: 2. ill.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1994. Peters Memorial Woods: Planning for the Future, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., February 1994: 2.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1994. Are You a Bird-Watcher? Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., July 1994: 3.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1995. Woodland Sketches -- April Showers and May Flowers, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., March 1995: 2.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1995. Woodland Sketches -- The Tulip Tree, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., May 1995: 3.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1995. The Flowers of Summer. Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., May 1995: 4
  • Godwin, P. A. 1995. Flowers of the Dog Days. Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Summer 1995: 2
  • Godwin, P. A. 1995. Woodland Sketches -- Katydids, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Summer 1995: 3, ill.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1995. Woodland Sketches -- Woodland Vines. Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Fall 1995: 1, ill.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1996. Woodland Sketches -- Skunk Cabbage - Harbinger of Spring, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Spring 1996: 4.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1996. Woodland Sketches -- Tree Crickets, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. Summer 1996: 2, ill.
  • Krinsky, W. L. and P. A. Godwin. 1996. Long-horned beetles from the forest canopy in New England and New York (Coleoptera: Carabidae) The Coleopterists Bulletin 50: 236-240.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1997. Woodland Sketches -- , Winter Insects. Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Winter 1997: 2.
  • Godwin, P. A.and A. T. Colson. 1997. Dragonflies and damselflies (Insects: Odonata) of Peters Memorial Woods, Clinton, Connecticut. Vernal Pool 1997, 1-5.
  • Godwin, P. A.and M. P. Shuman. 1997. Post-glacial development of White Rock vernal pool, Peters Memorial Woods, Clinton, Connecticut -- a progress report. Vernal Pool 1997, 26-31.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1998. Woodland Sketches -- Spring in April, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Spring 1998: 4
  • Godwin, P. A., A. Izadi, R. W. Bell, V. P. Godwin, K. Gorecki, C. Hlousek, E. Kook, J. Mercado, K. Ueda, W. Weiss. 1998. The growth and survival of the aquatic stages of the Wood Frog Ranasylvatica LeConte in three vernal pools. Vernal Pool 1998, 1- 42.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1998. Vandalism in Peters Memorial Woods. Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. Fall 1998: 3-4.
  • Godwin, P. A., A. Izadi, R. W. Bell, V. P. Godwin, K. Gorecki, C. Hlousek, E. Kook, J. Mercado, K. Ueda, W. Weiss. 1999. The growth and survivalof the aquatic stages of the Wood Frog Rana sylvatica LeConte in three vernal pools: the second year. Vernal Pool 1999, 1- 18.
  • Godwin, P. A. 1999. A Naturalist at Mallard Pond, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. Summer 1999: 2
  • Godwin, P. A. 2000. Woodland Sketches -- Skunk Cabbage. Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Spring 2000: 3
  • Godwin, P. A., and V. P. Godwin, 2000. The growth and survival of the aquatic stages of the Wood Frog Rana sylvatica LeConte in three vernal pools: the third and final year, with a concluding summary. Vernal Pool 2000, 1- 9.
  • Godwin, P. A. 2000. Woodland Sketches -- Indian Pipes and Pinesap, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Fall, 2000: 2
  • Godwin, P. A. 2001. Woodland Sketches B The White Pine Weevil, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Fall, 2001: 2
  • Godwin, P. A. 2002. Woodland Sketches B Harbingers, Trust Topics, A Newsletter of the Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc.., Winter 2002: 2
Continuing Education:
  • Yale University, Radiobiology - V. Bowen, audited for one semester.
  • Yale University, Forest Entomology - W. E. Reifsnyder, audited for one semester, 1960.
  • USDA Forest Service, Applications of statistical methods to forest research. C. A. Bickford, one semester, 1958.
  • USDA, Seminars in middle management - E. R. Draheim, 40 hours. 1967.
  • Pennsylvania State University, Genetic Advanced Study Institute, Genetic improvement for disease and insect resistance of forest trees. 48 hours. 1964.
  • Brookyn, Cooperative Extension Center, A workshop for natural resource professionals, "Vernal Pool Wetlands" - S. Jackson, D. Donahue. 1995
  • University of Connecticut, Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, Workshops on invertebrate biodiversity: Dragonflies and Damselflies - D. Wagner, 8 hours, 1996.
  • Elderhostel:
    • Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, The Civil War - B. Estilo, 40 hours, 1985. Davis and Elkin College, Elkins West Virginia, The Geologic and Natural History of West Virginia - S. Norris, and G. Wells, 40 hours, 1986.
    • Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, Four Great Presidents: The Virginia Connection - R. LaFleur, P. Wirth, K. Brown, 40 hours, 1987.
    • Creek Otter Creek Park, Vine Grove, Kentucky, Social and Natural History of Otter Creek - S. Graham, P. Smith, A. Kleinheinz, 40 hours, 1988.
    • Denali Park, Alaska, Ecology of Denali National Park and Preserve - D. Cavale, D. Soileau, 40 hours, 1990.
    • LeesMcRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina, Appalachian Autumn: The Geologic and Natural History of Western North Carolina - S. Skeate, 40 hours, 1991
    • Mount Allison University, Sackville New Brunswick, Canada, The Natural History of the Coastal Lowlands and the Upper Bay of Fundy - C. Desplanque, A. Smith, C. Mackinnon, H. Durstling, T. Erskine, G. Howell, A. Hanson, 40 hours, 1992.
    • University of Texas, Brownsville, Texas, Birds of the Rio Grande Valley - D Keller, T. Pinelli, L. and R Gamble, J. Kettleman, 40 hours, 1993.
    • LeesMcRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina, Appalachian Spring: The Geologic and Natural History of Western North Carolina - S. Skeate, 40 hours, 1994.
    • Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville, NY. The Geologic Evolution of the Catskill Mountains, and Birds of Prey - Gil Brenner, S. Scherf, B. Robinson, 40 hours, 1996.
    • Southern Illinois University at Carbondal, Illinois. Birds and Spring Woodland Flowers from Xeric Bluffs to Cypress Swamps. 27 April to 2 May 1997.
    • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. The Music of Irving Berlin, and the Making of, My Fairlady. 9 to 15 August 1998.
    • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey. The Birds of Cape May, New Jersey - Dr. John and Betsy Seabright; The Victorians - Vance Enck. 2 to 7 May 1999.
    • Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Revolutionary Lexington and Concord - Dr Kenneth Brociner: Literary Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau - Jayne Gordon; Louisa May Alcott - Jan Turnquist; Nathaniel Hawthorne - Stephanie Guidetti. 7 to 13 May 2000.
I have two studies ongoing . The first is a study of the guild of insects associated with the larval stages of Lymantria dispar(L.) in the canopy of Northeastern hardwood forests. The second is a survey of the insects of the U.S.A. Virgin Island, St. Croix . The former study is in cooperation with the U. S. D. A. Forest Service, the latter with the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States, Department of Conservation and Cultural Affairs, Division of Fish and Wildlife.
I currently hold a five-year appointment as Curatorial Affiliate at the Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Cpl Paul Albert Godwin took his Finial Flight 6 December 2014

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