Mason, William Barton, Jr., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, USS Capelin (SS-289)
Service Years
1933 - 1943
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Orange, VA
Last Address
Orange, VA

Casualty Date
Dec 01, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The USS Capelin (SS-289) began her second war patrol on 17 November 1943, but was never heard from after she left for her patrol. Although Japanese records suggest an attack was made on 23 November, the information is incomplete, and the cause of the Capelin's loss is unknown. Lieutenant Commander Mason was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 10 January 1946.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Saratoga (CV-3)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Tautog (SS-199)USS Capelin (SS-289)
  1937-1939, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1939-1940, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1943, USS Tautog (SS-199)
  1943-1943, USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1943-1943 USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1933-1937, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 03, 1940, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jan 02, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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