Bass, Harry Brinkley, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)
Service Years
1938 - 1944
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Prescott, AR

Casualty Date
Aug 20, 1944
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
World War II
Location of Interment
Roselawn Memorial Park - Little Rock, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Lot 23 G 6 in Wooddale Section

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  1944, World War II Fallen
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavySchool Assignments - StaffVB-2BUSS Lexington (CV-2)
VF-29 ShillelaghsVF-74 BedevilersUSS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)
  1938-1939, 000X, USS New Orleans (CA-32)
  1939-1940, 000X, USS Farragut (DD-348)
  1940-1941, 000X, Naval Flight School
  1941-1942, 000X, VB-2B
  1941-1942, 000X, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1943-1944, 131X, USS Santee (CVE-29)
  1943-1944, 131X, VF-29 Shillelaghs
  1944-1944, 131X, VF-74 Bedevilers
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Operation Cockpit
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
Lamar UniversityUnited States Naval Academy
  1932-1933, Lamar University
  1934-1938, United States Naval Academy1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Commanding Officer of VGF-29 from Dec 1942 - Mar 1943
  Official Navy Biography
  Aug 21, 2018, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"At the northernmost point of their flight, Bass' division went low looking for targets and over Camelet, Bass suddenly pushed over steeply and at 200 feet went into a dive. The others couldn't see his target much but thought it to be a motorcycle. Bass went so low on his strafing run that his belly tank hit an object on the ground and tore away, the plane pulled up to 300 ft. but never regained proper altitude. It pulled away to port and plummeted to earth, exploding. The only remains of Bass are his USNA ring and dogtag later found by the Army in the field where he crashed."
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