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1Lt Henry Covington Bass
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1917
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1945, Germany

On March 10, 1945, Lt, Bass arrived at Ludweiler, Germany, near Saarbrucken, joining the 101st Cavalry Group commanded by Col. Charles B. McClelland. He became the leader of the 1st Platoon, which was part of Capt. John Sullivan's Troup B. Capt Maurice E. Powers was the Chaplain of the group.

The Siegfried line had already penetrated and St. Ingbert captured. The group moved into the Harts Mountains, then crossed the Rhine at Worms, March 29th.

April 1st, Easter Sunday, the group moved forward in serveral columns meeting little resistance until they reached the wast bank of the Tauber River. Fighting in the territory between the Tauber and the Danube grew in intensity as the Germans began to resist with the upmost determination. The enemy was finally thrown off balance after a savage encounter at Merkendorf.

Early April 26 the 101st was directed to continue reconnaissance in the 12th armoured Division zone, with the 101st Cav Rcn Squad, Mecz on the left. As it later developed, the enemy held strong positions north of the autobahn. The 101st moved forward in its zone and encountered determined enemy resitance along the Zusam River at Baiershofen and Ellerbach. Henry was killed at Baiershofenon April 26, 1945.

Photo and Exerpt from: "Terrell and Eranda Covington Genealogy" written by William O. Covington Jr

Henry was pothumously awarded the Siver Star and Purple Heart. He left behind a pregnant wife and daughter who was only 3 years old. Henry and Landis married April 15, 1939.

Family links: 
  Oscar Leonidas Bass (1891 - 1937)
  Brenda Neblett Bass (1896 - 1978)
  Virginia Landis Shaw Gullett (1917 - 2009)*
  Henry Covington Bass (1917 - 1945)*
  Henry Covington Bass (1917 - 1945)
  Brenda Nell Bass (1929 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from Tennessee.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Section D, Row 4, Grave 28
Maintained by: Brad
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56652538
1Lt Henry Covington Bass
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1Lt Henry Covington Bass
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1Lt Henry Covington Bass
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- Doug Van Quekelberg
 Added: Feb. 3, 2015
Godspeed 1Lt. Bass.
- Doug Van Quekelberg
 Added: Jun. 6, 2013

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