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SSgt Harry L Basa

SSgt Harry L Basa

Birth
Death 8 Feb 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Memorial ID 56359956 · View Source
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Harry served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24H #41-29293, 758th Bomber Squadron, 459th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Broome County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Air Corps on October 21, 1942 in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farmer and also as Single, without dependents.

Harry was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, after taking off from Fortaleza, Brazil heading for Dakar, Senegal, disappeared after 3 hours of flight somewhere in the Atlantic during the war.

This crew was on a ferrying mission and were last heard from via Radio at 0403 GMT and no trouble was reported. They were not heard from again. After a 10 day search for them nothing was every found.

Service # 12168367

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29293:

Basa, Harry L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Carlson, Carl A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MA
Elg, Frank C ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
McMillin, Daniel B ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, TX
Myers, Clyde E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
O'Kelley, Thomas L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NC
Schetrompf, Clarence E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Strausberger, Elmer J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MS
Thompson, Donald B ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Whittington, Charles A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56359956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Harry L Basa (1924–8 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56359956, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .