Lieut Harley B Mason

Lieut Harley B Mason

Birth
Death 17 Aug 2002 (aged 82)
Burial Meridian, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Plot C
Memorial ID 40989089 · View Source
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Pilot 1/Lt Harley B.Mason, POW
Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with oak Leaf Clusters Purple Heart.

Target Cognac, France
USAAF MACR#: 2351
Date Lost: 5-Dec-43
Serial Number: 42-40738
Aircraft Model B-24D-90-CO
Aircraft Letter: J-
Aircraft Name: OKLAHOMAN
Location: Crashed at Painbosuf, France
Cause: AA, direct hit.
Notes: See Mighty Eighth War Diary for picture of OKLAHOMAN


2nd Lt later 1st Lt Harley Mason was a Ploesti Raider having participated in " Operation Tidal Wave " raid on Rumanian oil wells August 1st 1943.

On December 5, 1943 the 389th BG set out against Cognac, France. Poor weather forced the group to bomb St. Nazaire instead. Over the secondary target,THE OKLAHOMAN was hit by flak and came apart. One man, Lt. Harley Mason of the 566th BS, survived and became a POW.


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US ARMY AIR FORCES, WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: Aaron
  • Added: 22 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40989089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Harley B Mason (17 Feb 1920–17 Aug 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40989089, citing Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .