CHARLES P. MASON, JR., LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 7, 1918
Date of death: September 11, 1944
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1940 Mason, C LB.jpg

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

CHARLES PERRY MASON, JR

Pensacola, Florida

Charlie is a rather quiet fellow at heart, but never misses out on the brighter side of things. He is very sincere in all that he undertakes and has set a high goal for himself — which we are confident he will attain. Charlie has shown marked ability along athletic lines, and is enough of a driver to use his spare time always to best advantage. Charlie is a great one with the fair sex and rarely misses an opportunity to further the noble pursuit of "snaking." The best of shipmates, we hope to see lots of him in the coming years. Success to you. Charlie.

Loss

This photograph is a detail from the book THE SLIPSTREAM, MARK V EDITION(Corpus Christi, TX, [1945], p. 167. The caption reads: "Lt. Charles Perry Mason II addresses a Rotary Club Christmas Luncheon with Chaplain [Thornton C.] Miller and his father, Admiral Mason at the Speaker's table."

Charlie was lost in an aircraft accident near Fallon, NV on September 11, 1944.

He has a memory marker in Florida.

Family

From his father’s Wikipedia entry:

He and his wife raised their grandson C. P. Mason III after his daughter in law was killed in a car crash. C. P. Mason III graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became a naval aviator.


Class Navigation

Class of 1940
Charles is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.
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