William Millis MASON
I can't identify him for 'Don Mason', and this officer below is clearly a navigator and not a pilot, and nor can I find a bar to the DSO award, or do any of the squadrons match up, but is this him:
W/Cdr William Millis Mason, retired 1961 (115986)
Flight Magazine FEBRUARY 18TH, 1943
Award of DFC
F/O. W. M. MASON, R.A.F.V.R., No. 44 Sqn.
—This officer's standard of navigation is exceptionally high and during his many operational
sorties he has obtained some excellent photo graphs. Recently he took part in the raids on.
Milan and Genoa and his personal courage, skill and zeal in ensuring that his aircraft cached the target, greatly inspired the whole squadron.
Flight magazine - December 6th 1945
Award of DSO
Act. Wing Cdr. W. M. MASON, D.F.C..
R.A.F.V.R., No. 97 Sqn.—Since the award of the D.F.C. this officer has completed a second tonr of operational duty. He is a leader of outstanding ability whose high sense of duty and magnificent example have been potent factors in ensuring the success of the many operations completed by his flight. As a navigator Wing Cdr. Mason has consistently displayed exceptional skill and determination.
On one occasion in March, 1945, despite very adverse weather he brought his aircraft to the target, a German oil plant at Bohlen, exactly on time. In the face of intense enemy opposition the target indicator was correctly placed and a successful attack completed.
I'm going to feel really foolish when the correct man is found!
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Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945