Cerro Gordo County

S/Sgt. Herbert F. Basener



Name:  Herbert F. Basener
Address:  Thornton, Iowa.
Entered Service:  November 3, 1942
Branch of Service:  Air Corps.
Trained: Keesler Field, Mississippi; Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Laredo, Texas; Davis Monthan Field, Tucson, Arizona.
Embarkation:  March 23, 1944.
Returned: July 9, 1945.
Theatre of Operation:  European.
Engagements:  Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe.
Awarded:  European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal.
Discharged:  Santa Ana, California, October 9, 1945.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Served:  35 months.
Civilian Occupation:  Farming.
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Basener.

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 8