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11.10.1941 No. 130 Squadron Spitfire P8098 Sgt. A.E. Mokanyk
Date: 11th October 1941 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 130 Squadron
Type: Spitfire IIa
Base: RAF Portreath, Cornwall
Location: At base
Pilot: Sgt. Alexander Elliot Mokanyk R/71124 RCAF Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Failed to recover from a dive in time when beating up the aerodrome and hit a dispersal hut.
Sgt. Alexander Elliot Mokanyk. St. Illogan Churchyard, Cornwall. Row 1. Grave 8. Son of Mr and Mrs William Mokanyk and husband of Mrs. Anne E. Mokanyk (née Klymkiw) Educated at St. Johns Technical School and University of Manitoba studied a pre-medical course. Obtained his private pilots licence prior to the war and enlisted on September 13th 1940. A member of the Winnipeg Winter Club.
Mokanyk Lake, west of Trout Lake was named after Sgt. Alexander Elliot Mokanyk in 1995.
Researched for Ostap Skrypnk and the St. Mary Ukrainian Ukr Orthodox Church, Winnipeg and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below: