New England Air Museum
Avrel Mason
 
Recent Address:   700 Port St., Apt. 243, Easton, MD 21601
 
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Family Information:   Wife: deceased; Children: Anita, Elaine, Ashley
 
Hometown:   Westfield, NJ
 
Date Entered Service:   December 30 1942
 
Service Number:   211228270 and A08626789
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   770th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker AFB - October 1943
 
Missions Flown:   35
 
Hump Missions Flown:   15-20 (estimate)
 
Targets:   Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Bangkok, Mukden, Shanghai, Rangoon,Yawata, Kobe, others
 
Awards/Decorations:   Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation, WWII Victory Medal.
 
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft Engine Maint. - OCS Yale Univ. Dec 1942-Jun 1943; B-29 School-Boeing Aircraft Corp., Seattle, WA Jun-Sept 1943; Flight Engineer School, Salina, KS September 1943-January 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1028-Aircraft Observer, Flight Engineer (VHB),
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-65336 Assid Test II--Capt. Torvend, Pilot, 42-6278 (unnamed)"
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 29, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Comments:
Mr. Mason passed away May 30th 2008.
 

 


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