Grave: 25. B. 4Isolated Burial
A standard Commonwealth Grave Commission (CWGC) inscribed gravestone.
Pilot Officer Earl W. “Tootie” Mason was born in Pitt, Minnesota in 1917.
When WWII broke out, Earl resolved to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, which he did having gained his high school diploma in June 1940. Having completed his basic training and shipped over to England he went through operational traing and was assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. On September 15th 1941, Earl was killed in a flying accident when he did a slow roll, in his Mk II Hurricane, too near the ground and crashed at High Toynton, near Horncastle. KIFA.
From the CWGC Files:
PILOT OFFICER EARL WALLACE MASON
Service Number: J/15009
Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Canadian Air Force; 121 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Died 15 September 1941
Age 24 years old
Country of Service: Canadian
Additional Info: Son of Nathan and Agnes Mason, of Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Personal Inscription: OUR BELOVED SON. "LEST WE FORGET"
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
15 SEPTEMBER 1941 AGE 24
OUR BELOVED SON. "LEST WE FORGET"