WILBUR J. MASON, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilbur Mason '39

Date of birth: January 3, 1916

Date of death: June 1, 1944

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Wilbur was lost when USS Herring (SS 233) was sunk by a Japanese shore battery on June 1, 1944. He was executive officer of the boat.

His brother was listed as next of kin.

He has a memory marker in Michigan.


Class of 1939

Wilbur is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.