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21 Jul 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • USS S-43 disembarked RAAF Flight Officer Cecil John Trevelyan Mason on Anir island near New Ireland to check in with coast watchers. Mason would be captured without knowledge of USS S-43's crew. ww2dbase [S-43 | Anir | CPC]
24 Jul 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • USS S-43 departed Anir island near New Ireland after failing to make contact with RAAF Flight Officer Cecil John Trevelyan Mason for the past three days (S-43's crew did not realize that Mason had been captured by the Japanese); she set sail for Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [S-43 | Anir | CPC]

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