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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
08 Sep 1920 2
Renovo, Clinton, Pennsylvania 2
Death:
16 Sep 1943 2
Black Mountains, South Wales, England 2
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Full Name:
Stanley Basil Mason 2
Person:
Stanley B Mason 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
08 Sep 1920 2
Renovo, Clinton, Pennsylvania 2
Male 2
Birth:
1920 1
Pennsylvania 1
Death:
16 Sep 1943 2
Black Mountains, South Wales, England 2
Cause: B-17 Crash 2
Residence:
Place: Clinton County, Pennsylvania 1
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Birth:
Mother: Florence O. Hackett 2
Father: Joseph W. Marion Mason 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
17 Jan 1941 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
13022083 1
Enlistment Place:
Harrisburg Pennsylvania 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Actors and actresses 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0115 1
Film Reel Number: 1.115 1

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World War II Service History of Stanley B. Mason

Stanley was a Staff Sergeant and served as waist gunner on a B-17 with the 571st Bomber Squadron of the 590th Bombardment Group, Heavy of the Eighth Army Air Force which was based in Framlingham, England.  Stanley was among the original crews of this unit and was killed on September 16, 1943 after a bombing run on the German U-boat basins at Bordeaux, France.  His aircraft, the “Ascend Charlie” had suffered damage during the raid, was unable to stay in formation and crashed into the hills in the Black Mountains of South Wales, England while attempting to return to base killing all on board.  This was Stanley’s eighth mission with the unit and it was the 14th overall mission flown by the 590th.   Stanley was on the bombing run of Regensburg, Germany on August 17, 1943 when his unit won the Distinguished Unit Citation.  He had also flown missions over Bonn, Germany and Vitry-en-Artois, Muelan, Kerlin-Bastard and Watten, France.  Stanley is interred in the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England in Plot B Row 5 Grave 48.

The Crew of the “Ascend Charlie,” also known as “The Turner Crew”

Framlingham, England

The Crew of the “Ascend Charlie,” also known as “The Turner Crew”
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Standing L-R: S/Sgt. Philip Catania (radio operator), S/Sgt. Stanley Mason (left waist gunner), S/Sgt. W. Hoffman (not on plane at time of crash),  S/Sgt. Sven A. Zetterberg (ball turret gunner), S/Sgt. Sherman E. Rambo (top turret gunner), S/Sgt. John J. Peterson (right waist gunner), S/Sgt. Alfred C. Monson (tail gunner)

Crouching L-R: 2nd Lt. Robert L. Schannen (navigator), 1st Lt. Herbert Turner (pilot), 2nd Lt. Frederick M. Broers (co-pilot), 2nd Lt. Orval Tofte (bombardier)

 (Ascend Charlie and crew photographs courtesy of the 390th Bomb Group Memorial Museum)

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