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Newton Henry Mason (24 December 1918 – May 1942) was born in New York City. He enlisted as a seaman in the United States Naval Reserve on 7 November 1940 and on 10 February 1941 was appointed an aviation cadet. Assigned to Fighting Squadron 3 in September, he died following aerial combat against Japanese forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea, between 8 May and 9 May 1942. Ensign Mason was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his skill and courage in battle.


USS Mason (DE-529) was named in his honor.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.


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