WILLIAM B. MASON, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Mason, Jr. '37

Date of birth: August 23, 1915

Date of death: December 2, 1943

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:


Loss

William was lost when USS Capelin (SS 289) was lost in early December 1943, possibly to a mine or surface attack.

His parents were listed as next of kin.

Other

William, as a Lieutenant, was awarded a "commendation for meritorious service" "on the occasion of a serious battery fire on his ship."


Class of 1937

William is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 in Memorial Hall.