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December 28, 2013
I was saddened to hear of the passing of my Godfather, Monte Basbas. He was a great person that I have the fondest memories of. Rest in peace.

Monte Badasarian
West Chester PA
December 9, 2013
Dear Monte,

My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am sure your wonderful memories of your dad will sustain you during this difficult time...

Marina Selby
November 19, 2013
Judge Basbas flew with my uncle in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Tragically, my uncle (after whom I was named) was killed after the war, when his plane crashed in Japan.

My son, currently a pilot and Captain in the USAF, discovered Judge Basbas' amazaing web site of their WWII Photo Recon squadron when my son was an AFROTC cadet at WPI in Worcester. Imagine learning that Judge Basbas lived nearby!

When my wife and I were at WPI for my son's graduation and commissioning in 2008, we drove over with my son to meet Judge Basbas and his gracious late wife, Audrey. They kindly hosted us for lunch. The Judge regaled us with war stories and shared accounts which we had never heard about my uncle -- e.g., he and my uncle flew the recon mission immediately behind the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb. No one had briefed them on what to expect, so imagine their surprise at viewing the mushroom cloud. Of course, they flew straight through its radioactive atmosphere, but since Judge Basbas lived to 92, there were apparently no ill-effects.

Subsequent to our lunch, we stayed in touch, and Judge Basbas avidly followed my son's Air Force experiences (four tours in the Iraq and Afghan theatres). Judge Basbas could not have been more encouraging and supportive, and my son greatly appreciated the Judge's interest.

What a true gentleman Judge Monte Basbas was. We feel truly privileged to have have known him.

With heartfelt condolences,
George & Jane Dragnich
July 24, 2013
I just learned of Judge Basbas's passing. I never knew him, but the website he created devoted to his old wartime squadron is another great credit to him and his abilities. Rest in peace.
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