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Charles D Mohrle


He attended UT Austin, but after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps in February 1942. After basic flight training, he was one of the original pilots assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, part of the 405th Fighter Group in South Carolina, which entered combat in Christchurch, England in 1943. He completed 97 combat missions flying a P-47 and was highly decorated. Among other recognition, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and 16 Air Medals. He flew over the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and his Squadron was personally recognized by George S Patton for its support of the Third Army in France.

Flew P-47 #42-27213 "Touch of Texas"



  • James Pelletier

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    P-47 Fighter Pilot.

Units served with

  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy on "D-Day", ...

  • 510th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Christchurch

    Military site : airfield
    The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...


Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA 12 April 1921
Buried Dallas, Texas, USA May 2013

Calvary Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum

Died Dallas, Texas, USA 7 May 2013

aged 92


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2020 19:52:29 jmoore43 Changes to firstname

Removed an extra letter from the first name field.

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2020 19:24:49 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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