Donald William MASON

MASON, Donald William

Service Number: 413220
Enlisted: 16 August 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 198 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 28 September 1918
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, France, 18 June 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, Normandy, France
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Orange Cenotaph, Orange WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, 413220
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 413220
6 Jun 1944: Involvement Pilot Officer, No. 198 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Norman Hector and Myra Mason

Husband of Annie Sevester Mason of Bathurst, NSW


Pilot Officer Donald William Mason 413220 was killed when his Hawker Typhoon aircraft MN132 of Number 198 Squadron RAF crashed in Normandy, France

Pilot Officer Mason was a veteran of more than 100 sorties.  During a flight of six Typhoons on a search and destroy mission against German flak batteries near Caen, France his aircraft was shot down near the village of Boulon

The aircraft impacted at high speed and buried itself in the bank of a small creek, the crash site remained undisturbed until late 1992 when it was exhumed.

PO Mason was subsequently buried with full service honours in the St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, 44 Kilometres south-west of Caen, France