INDENTFlying Officer Stanley James Mason served on the Western Front from September 1915 with the South Wales Borderers and is listed as Cadet Temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) from 20 December 1917, General List R.F.C.; 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force from 25 May 1918, Aeroplane Officer 1.4.1918; he joined 60 Squadron at Boffles, France 1 April 1918
On 3rd October 1918 Lieutenant Mason flying an S.E.5 from Baisieux shot down a Fokker DV11 in flames, on the 25th he was credited with a similar German aircraft out of control (probable) and on the 29th of the same month flying from Beugnotre shot down another Fokker (60 Squadron Records and R.A.F. Communiqué refer). The History of 60 Squadron suggests that Mason was one of "... perhaps the most prominent and succesful pilots during the British advance..."
Mason was granted a short service commission 19.12.1919 as Flying Officer and on 28 August 1924 was killed piloting a single seater Snipe aircraft at R.A.F. Duxford.