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Mason, Charles Perry


Photograph of Admiral Charles P. Mason
Naval Historical Center #NH 92750
Cropped by author

Charles Mason was a pioneering Navy aviator (graduating from flight training as Naval Aviator #52) and commanded Hornet in the South Pacific until her loss in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Promoted to rear admiral, he was briefly the air commander for the Solomon Islands, but was evacuated with severe malaria and pneumonia.

Service record

1940-10-15     
Captain     
Commander, Jacksonville Naval Air Station
1942-4-10

Commander, Patrol Wing 1
1942-6

Commander, CV Hornet
1943-2-15
Rear admiral     
Commander, Aircraft, Solomon Islands
1943-4
  
Commander, Corpus Christie Naval Air Station
1945-6-16



References

Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)



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