CHARLES P. MASON, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Mason, Jr. '40

Date of birth: June 7, 1918

Date of death: September 11, 1944

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


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 of 1940

Charles is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.