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130 Squadron Crest
11.10.1941 No. 130 Squadron Spitfire P8098 Sgt. A.E. Mokanyk

Operation: Training

Date: 11th October 1941 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 130 Squadron

Type: Spitfire IIa

Serial: P8098

Code: PJ-?

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.

Burial details:

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:

KTY - 10.11.2017

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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