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LTJG Harry Brinkley Bass
Birth: Jul. 4, 1916
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1944

*Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Harry Brinkley Bass, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber in Bombing Squadron TWO (VB-2), embarked from the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces over enemy-controlled waters near Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea on 10 March 1942. Lieutenant Bass pressed home, in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, a vigorous and determined dive bombing attack on enemy ships, sinking three of them. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bass' outstanding courage, daring airmanship and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

*Citation(Second Award):
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Harry Brinkley Bass, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber in Bombing Squadron TWO (VB-2), embarked from the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces during the Air Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 May 1942. In the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire and fierce fighter opposition, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bass, leading a flight of his squadron, dived his plane at an enemy Japanese aircraft carrier and released his bomb with calm accuracy. By grim determination and expert appraisal of his objective, he contributed materially to the high percentage of hits inflicted by his particular squadron and assisted in ultimate destruction of the enemy carrier. His individual action was an important factor in the collective success of those United States Naval forces which engaged in the enemy in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bass' outstanding courage, daring airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 307 (October 1942)
Born: July 4, 1916 at Chicago, Illinois 
 
Inscription:
Went down with his plane St. Bonnet southern France
 
Note: Lt. Commander in Air Corps in WW II
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Park
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Lot 23 G 6 in Wooddale Section
 
Created by: Jeff Hall
Record added: Apr 12, 2012
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LTJG Harry Brinkley Bass
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LTJG Harry Brinkley Bass
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LTJG Harry Brinkley Bass
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A simple but sincere Thank You
- Susan
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
In honor of your service for our Country.
- Bobbie Highfill
 Added: Jan. 7, 2013
Thank you sir.
- ghost girl
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
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