Arthur F. McMahon

TOGETHER
Staff Sergeant Arthur F. McMahon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McMahon, 521 Congress Street, and Staff Sergeant Edward Lenfesty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lenfesty, Starr Avenue, are together on a bomber  somewhere in England. When their missions are complete, they expect to return home on furlough together.

Home After Nine Months Overseas
Arthur F. McMahon, Army Air Forces, returning from nine months overseas in the European Theater of Operations, arrived on November 18 at his home, 521 Congress Street, where he is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall J. McMahon.

Again Headed for Combat Theaters
SGT. ARTHUR F. MCMAHON
Sergeant Arthur F. McMahon, tail gunner on a heavy bombardment crew, is completing his last phase of combat training at the Alamogordo Army Air Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico and will soon be sent overseas, according to word received from the Public Relations Office at the Alamogordo Field. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McMahon, 521 Congress Street.

Sergeant McMahon, of St. Patrick's High School, was graduated in the first class of gunner sergeants at Harlingen Gunnery School, Harlingen, Texas on October 28, 1943.

He returned from service in Alaska a short time ago. There, he took part in a number of bomber raids against Kiska and Attu when the Americans were dislodging the Japs and is already a veteran of sky-fighting.


Flak Wounds Postponed Trip Home on Leave
S/SGT. ARTHUR F. MCMAHON 
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.


AT MIAMI BEACH
Staff Sergeant Arthur F. McMahon, 22, of Eau Claire has arrived at Army Air Forces Redistribution Station No. 2 in Miami Beach for reassignment processing, after completing a tour of duty outside the continental United States. Staff Sergeant McMahon, a heavy bomber armorer-gunner, flew 27 missions during seven months in the European Theater of Operations, was wounded in combat, and was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. He is the son of Marshall McMahon, 521 Congress Street.