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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1912 - 1946
Home State
Pennsylvania
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Pennsylvania
Aug 13, 1971
Service to 1946
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1945
Naval Air Units
Naval Air Units
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1943 - 1943
New Georgia Campaign (1943)
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
Memories
Naval Chronology Of WWII, 1943 February 15, 1943
Joint air command designated Aircraft, Solomon Isla
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1943 - 1943
USS Hornet (CV-8)
USS Hornet (CV-8)
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1942 - 1942
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1942
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
In addition to the Navy Cross, Mason also received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and honors from the governments of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He was a Rotarian, a Mason and a member of th... More
1942
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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Memories
USS Hornet took part in Battle of Midway. USS Hornet (Capt. C.P. Mason) was heavily damaged in the ... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of Midway
Description
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ... More
Memories
USS Hornet took part in Battle of Midway. USS Hornet (Capt. C.P. Mason) was heavily damaged in the ... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Description
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz or in Japanese sources as the Battle of the South Pacific, was the fourth carrier battle of the... More
Memories
USS Hornet took part in Battle of Midway. USS Hornet (Capt. C.P. Mason) was heavily damaged in the ... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Coral Sea
Description
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and naval and air forces from the United Sta... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of Midway
Description
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, ... More
Memories
USS Hornet took part in Battle of Midway. USS Hornet (Capt. C.P. Mason) was heavily damaged in the ... More
1942 - 1942
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
1942 - 1942
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Service Years
1912- 1946
1941
NAS Jacksonville FL
NAS Jacksonville FL
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1940 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Service Years
1912- 1946
1939
USS Langley (CV-1)
USS Langley (CV-1)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1930 - 1932
Naval Air Units
Naval Air Units
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1923 - 1923
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1920 - 1921
Naval Air Units
Naval Air Units
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Pauillac France - France
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1918 - 1918
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Service Years
1912- 1946
1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
Memories
Naval Aviation Chronology 1917-1919
JUNE 13, 1918
The first American-built aircraft to be assembled in

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1917 - 1918
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1916 - 1917
Naval Sea Units
Naval Sea Units
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1913 - 1915
Service from 1912
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Location
Annapolis - Maryland
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1908 - 1912

 
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