Mosler died in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday September
13, 2018. He was 84 years old.
served as our first Chief European Editor.
His articles and
involvement as part of ACD–AirCargo Club
Germany, an organization he help create, cast
light on the activities of German air cargo worldwide.
His elucidative coverage appeared in FlyingTypers from 2004 until his retirement in 2010.
born in Ratibor, Germany (now Poland), in 1934,
but moved to Frankfurt, finished school, and apprenticed
in international forwarding with Rhenus.
He worked as dispatcher
for ships in the port of Maracaibo, Venezuela,
and most major ports in the Caribbean, as well
as on the Pacific Coast for H. L. Boulton &
in air cargo with Aerolineas Argentinas before
joining Lufthansa for a seven-year stint with
the carrier in Latin America.
Mr. Mosler (Gümo)
also later served as cargo manager Frankfurt for
the German flag carrier.
to the top cargo job in Europe for TWA, handling
sales and services for the airline.
He served on the board of the Frankfurt-based
Air Cargo Club Germany for 25 consecutive years.
He was also active with several other trade-related
The Man In The Hat
Gümo was a
great supporter of the air cargo industry.
Standing about 6-foot-4
above the crowd, he was always impeccably dressed,
his head topped with a variety of period and modern
gentleman’s hats worn with great flourish
Gümo parted with his great collection of
276 hats, helmets, and caps a few years ago. He
never kept much for himself.
Today that collection
resides at the German Hat Museum in Lindenberg,
a small town just outside Lake Konstanz.
sad news,” declared his friend Ingo Zimmer,
Chief Executive Officer, ATC Aviation Services.
“I had the
pleasure to know Gümo for over 20 years and
he was a real gentleman and one of the best hosts
I will ever know.
“I will never
forget his kind invitations for brunch at his
“In that most
comfortable setting the top executives of air
cargo gathered and conducted conversations at
the table that no doubt impacted the air cargo
industry in Germany and beyond.
“I know that
deeply affected me.
was really a special character and it's good that
he created a book of memoirs, so we can read and
“He will be
missed,” Ingo Zimmer said.
dear friend, the great Ralf Rainer Auslaender,
Managing Director of leisure Cargo remembers:
has checked in for his last flight.
“Hard to believe,
we spoke a short while ago contemplating sharing
a good Italian lunch of his beloved gamberonis
(shrimp) on the plate.
supported us as a marketing- and media consultant
in the “early days” of leisure Cargo.
“I shall never
forget our joint trips to the Dominican Republic;
the photo shoot at Punta Cana Airport; the pineapple
field visits and the get-together in Bangkok;
our trips in Germany and the Portuguese sales
meeting that served so well to project the leisure
Cargo brand on the world stage,” Ralf recalled.
“A solid and
tall standing air cargo man has left the scene.
Günter was an original and an exceptional
are with his family.”
“I will truly
friend, Heide Enfield in Frankfurt remembers Günter.
that Günter had been around forever.
knew him since I was a child, we used to live
in the same house and I went to school with his
was a real character with an interesting personality
and he loved being in the center of the air cargo
“May he rest
When I spoke to
Gümo last November, he was very upbeat.
“My hat collection
is once again expanding,” Gümo said.
help it, and now count 19 hats already,“
is still my kind of town.
“All the wonderful
people and the great airport remain close to my
the electric wheelchair for long distances, but
at home for shorter distances, I walk,”
Mosler, you were one of a kind and will always
be with us.
God Bless and Happy