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Prescott, Mason

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Mason Prescott.

Unit/Placed in, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Mason is born approx. on 22 Dec. 1919 in Philips, Maine.

Father, Charles L. Prescott.

Mother, Iona E. (Heath) Prescott.

Brother(s), George Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Charles, John Malcom, Bainbridge Colby, Ervin Heath and Melvin William Prescott..

 

Mason enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 0-667428.

 

Mason‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24  were,

1st Lt.           Clyde A. Friend                 Pilot

1st Lt.           Gerald L. Darr                  Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Mason Prescott                 Navigator

1st Lt.          Nelson Norrie                   Bombardier

T/Sgt.          William H. Adams              Engineer

S/Sgt.           Malcom E. Smith               Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Eugene Hayden                 Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           James I. Buchanan            Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           William M. Bush                Gunner

S/Sgt.           James E. Hoffman             Gunner

Mason was KIA on the Mission to New Guinea presumed was weather/enemy Air craft, they did not returned to the Base on 14 Nov. 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Mason is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.307bg.net/

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KF3P-KGK

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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