Harold Huntley Bassett

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Harold Huntley Bassett
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Born (1907-04-01)April 1, 1907
Albion, Illinois
Died October 4, 2007(2007-10-04) (aged 100)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Major General

Harold Huntley Bassett (April 1, 1907 – October 4, 2007) was a Major General in the United States Air Force.

Biography[edit]

Bassett was born in April 1907 in Albion, Illinois.[1] He would attend St. John's Military Academy and the California Institute of Technology. Bassett died on October 4, 2007.

Career[edit]

Bassett graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1929. First he was assigned to the Corps of Engineers before transferring to the Air Corps. During World War II he served in the Air Weather Service. Later he was given command of the U.S. Air Force Security Service and the United States Taiwan Defense Command. In 1958 he was given command of the Air Weather Service. His retirement was effective as of October 1, 1959.

Awards he received include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Bronze Star Medal.

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