2Lt Mason R Schow

2Lt Mason R Schow

Birth
Death 30 Mar 1945 (aged 23–24)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56753513 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 15, 1946

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Son of Mrs. Edna Schow who resided in Jamestown, New York.

Mason served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24J #44-40947, 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Chautauqua County, New York prior to the war.

B-24J #44-40947 took off from Pitu Airfield (APO 719) on Morotai, North Maluku Province, Indonesia on an armed search for enemy shipping off Borneo. After take off, nothing was ever heard from the bomber again. It is unknown if this B-24 was lost due to bad weather, mechanical failure or enemy action.

Mason was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O2268475

Note: Mason was originally noted as a Flight Officer with the service # T-124383 but was apparently either promoted to 2nd Lt. before or shortly after his flight went missing.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-40947:

Albert, William A, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WA
Bailes, Keith C ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Faust, George H ~ Pvt, Photographer, PA
Holland, Calvin S ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Ivey, Josie W ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, FL
Lape, Dwane E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
McLaughlin, Warren F ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Palmer, Donald N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Runde, Kenneth P ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Schow, Mason R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Worley, Charles D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56753513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Mason R Schow (1921–30 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56753513, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .