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Mohr, Lt. Roy H. Jr.

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Lt. Roy Henry Mohr Jr.
Born: 1 March 1920 – Forest Park, Illinois
Parents: Roy H. Mohr Sr. & Nellie K. Moran-Mohr
– father was Proviso Township Assessor
Sibling: 3 brothers
Home:
– 840 Thomas Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois
Education:
– St. Bernadine School
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1937
Occupation:
– H. J. Mohr & Sons
– office clerk
Selective Service Registration
– did not register
– he may have been in the Army Reserve
Enlisted:
– U.S. Army Air Corps
– 11 March 1942
– sent to Officer Candidate School
Serial Number: O&733696
Training:
– Santa Ana Air Base, California
– Stockton Field, California
– King City Airfield, California
– Hobbs Airfield, New Mexico
– Pilot Transition-Four-Engine Training
– Qualified: combat pilot
Unit: 388th Bomb Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force
Plane: B-17
Plane’s Name: “Shack Up”
Stationed:
– Royal Air Force – Knettshall Station 136, England
Engagements:
– Eleven missions over occupied Europe
Killed in Action:
– 6 September 1943 – plane hit by enemy fire over Stuttgart, Germany, in #2 engine
– the engine caught fire
– it’s right-wing also had huge hole in it
– the prop came off and hit stabilizer damaging it
– left formation 35 miles from Stuttgart
– the plane could not keep up with formation
– plane attacked by German fighters
– six crew members bailed out – Malesherebes, Boulencourt, Coudray, France
– four members of the crew did not survive
– crashed: Voves, France
Declared Dead: 10 August 1945
Memorial:
– Tablets of the Missing
– Brittany American Cemetery – Saint James, France
Medals:
– Purple Heart

 

 

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