Kobler, Wayne Francis, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 318th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Penokee, Kansas
Last Address
Aslito Airfield, Saipan, Mariana Islands

Casualty Date
Jun 27, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Saipan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section M Site 1246

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School19th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Gamecocks318th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 19th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Gamecocks
  1943-1944, 318th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Fort Hays State University
  1939-1942, Fort Hays State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was shot down and killed while flying a low-level attack mission on Tinian.
The former Kobler Field on Saipan was named for him.
   
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Sources:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Wayne+F+kobler&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1405050
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