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Gerry Leonard Mason

Military

Commanding Officer of the 448th Bomb Group based at Seething from April 1944 to November 1944.

25 missions over Himalaya 'Hump' while executive officer, Indo-China Air Transport Wing.

DFC/ AM

Service

People

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York 18 July 1904
Commanding Officer of 448th BG Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 3 April 1944 – 13 November 1944
Died 5 May 1964

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 16:39:25 rossingtonj Changes to role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Seething Control Tower Museum: http://www.seethingtower.org/448-bomb-group.php (bottom of page)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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