Major Lynn H Mokler of the 305th Bomb Group and a cadet.
First Lieutenant Lynn H Mokler and his crew of the 305th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (WF-B, serial number 41-24590) Printed caption on reverse: '1st Lt. Mokler and crew of the 305th bomb Gp., are shown beside a B-17 Flying Fortress. 22 November 1942. England (GP-64A). U.S. Air Force Photo.'
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.
'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
Units served with
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...
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...
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.
||Los Angles, California
||17 October 1943