Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. W Mason

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William Mason, of York joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 235 Squadron, operating Blenheims from Bircham Newton, on 2nd October 1940.

 

Above (L to R): Sgt. Mason, Sgt. RR Stretch, Sgt. WC Richards of 235 Squadron.

 

Above image courtesy of the family of Sgt. RR Stretch

 

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Mason was killed on 14th February 1941, still with 235, when flying Blenheim IV Z5970 LA-L. It flew into the ground near Great Croxton, Norfolk and caught fire on return from a night navigation exercise. It may have been damaged by enemy fire.

Sgt. NM Stanger (RNZAF) and Sgt. VC Pond were also killed.

Mason is buried in York Cemetery.

 

          

 

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