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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 19, 1921
Date of death: July 6, 1949
Age: 28

Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Mack C. Maison

Salem, Oregon

The Mais did some things well, others not so well. His proficiencies were golf, and bunk drill; his ability was limited in fathoming the Executive and Academic Departments. Yet the most salient indication of a man's success is his ability to inspire confidence in superiors and subordinates. This ability, with his sincerity, will make Mack a real officer. The Army and the women of Oregon bade farewell when Mack left the blue Pacific for the Severn, but a strange attraction always seemed to recall him. Rarely could he walk through the gate when beating the leave deadline. Sometime, someplace we'll meet again, and have another champagne party.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


Mack was lost when his F4U-4 Corsair crashed near Corpus Christi, Texas on July 6, 1949.

He is buried in Oregon.


There is a newspaper report in April 1945 of his completion of initial flight training; he was being transferred to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, for intermediate training.

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Class of 1944
Mack is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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