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Lynn H Mokler

Military

First Pilot of the 305th BG to complete 25 missions, KIA flying an RAF Miles Master training aircraft.

Killed 17 October 1943. Master III DM127 assigned to HQ, 3rd Air Division. on a local flight crashed.

Flew 35 missions.

In Memoriam

'Major Mokler flew in the Schweinfurt raid. In total he flew 35 missions over Germany. I was told that he concieved the idea of placing front machine guns in the navigators turrets in General Le Mays Group. He was killed October 1943.'
Remembered by Colonel Howard N Tanner, Apple Valley, CA

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

Aircraft

  • 41-24590

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-B] Presque Is 19/10/43; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Harvey Kohler, Navigator: J. S. Vasil, Bombardier: Bill Jones (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Vic Plekavic, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • DM127

    Master
    Miles Master III DM127 assigned to HQ 3rd Air Division, 8th AF USAAF. Crashed on local fight from Elvedon Hall/Sta 116 pilot Lt Lynn H Mokler KIA. 17-Oct-43.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angles, California
Died 17 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 09:29:43 Emily Changes to biography and memoriam
Sources

Howard N Tanner, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 344 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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