Jack Mason (RAF airman)

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Jack Mason
Born 1896
Liverpool, England
Died 1968 (aged 71–72)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Royal Air Force
Rank Sergeant
Service number P/13911
Unit No. 11 Squadron RFC
Battles/wars World War I
 • Western Front
Awards Military Medal

Sergeant Jack Mason MM (1896–1968)[citation needed] was a British World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

In 1917 Mason was a Corporal in the Royal Flying Corps, serving as an observer/gunner in No. 11 Squadron, flying the Bristol F.2b two-seater fighter. His first aerial victory came on 8 June, with Captain Richard Raymond-Barker as his pilot, when he drove down out of control an Albatros D.III over Bohain. On 14 August he drove down an Albatros D.V over Brebières, and on 21 October accounted for three D.Vs over BoiryLécluse, with pilot Lieutenant Ronald Mauduit on both occasions.[1]

In November 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jack Mason". The Aerodrome. 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "No. 30389". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 November 1917. p. 11969.