Gerald D. McMahon

Flak Wounds Postponed Trip Home on Leave
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall J. McMahon have received word that their son, Staff Sergeant Arthur F. McMahon, was wounded in action over Germany, while serving as a tail gunner in a four-engine bomber. 

Staff Sergeant McMahon was on what was to be his last mission before coming home on a 30-day furlough, when he was hit by flak in a bombing mission over Germany on September 10. He is now in a hospital somewhere in England.  

Staff Sergeant McMahon has received the Purple Heart, Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Good Conduct Medal, and, with his crew, has received a Presidential Citation.

He entered the service in the Air Corps on October 12, 1942 and was in the first class to be graduated from the Harlingen Gunnery School in Texas. He has served as tail gunner on both Flying Fortresses and Liberator bombers.

Before going to England, he took part in a number of bomber raids against Kiska and Attu when the Americans were dislodging the Japs.

He has a brother, Corporal Gerald D. McMahon, serving with a fighter group somewhere in the Pacific.