Robert T. Basha


Mechanical Engineering

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Army, Colonel

US Army, Field Artillery. HHB, 8th Infantry Division, Germany

Jan 5, 1936

Jun 27, 1978

He was a passenger on an Army aircraft that was flying from the unit's barracks at Baumholder, Federal Republic of Germany to the Army training grounds at Grafenwoehr, when it lost its tail rotor and crashed in a garden on the edge of a sugarbeet field near Unteralterheim, Germany.

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, SC


Additional Information

Extracts from Individual Deceased Personnel File
  • Briefing, preparation and arrangements conducted by the Memorial Affairs Office At Dover Air Force Base were outstanding in every reguard.
  • Travel from Dover AFB to Charleston was in accordance with travel itinerary and was without incident.
  • Body was transported by plane to McAlister Funeral Home in Charleston.
  • Casket was received by McAllister Funeral Home in Charleston without any damage.
  • Funeral services and interment were military and dignified.

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Tail Rotor – Vignette written for the Echo by Kelly Durham