Earl Carter Mason

Military

Object Number - UPL 28223 - Lt Earl C. Mason (Bombardier) closeup from Morrison/DeMille Crew picture)

Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5051 'Barrel House Bessie'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Rescued and returned to base.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736681
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13067778
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32373835
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741973
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36255285
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Barrel House Bessie
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

9 September 1917 Springfield, Illinois

Enlisted

22 May 1942 as a Private in the Air Corps in San Francisco, California

Other

rescued after ditching in North Sea

26 November 1943 in B-17 42-5051

Died

7 March 1992
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

Revisions

Date8 Feb 2019 10:38:16
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 1579
NARA WWII ENlistment records
SSDI death Index

Date29 May 2017 18:34:44
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date29 May 2017 18:29:46
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date29 May 2017 18:23:29
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date29 May 2017 18:20:09
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1579 / MACR 1579, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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