671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1st Lt. Robert J. Basnett

Bombardier/Navigator, 671st B.S.

French Legion Of Honor Medal Award

September 29, 2020


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On September 29, 2020, Chicago, IL office French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix,
on behalf of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, bestowed the Legion of Honor Medal Award
on the late Robert J. Basnett.

"The Legion of Honour (French: Légion d'honneur) is the highest French order of merit
for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte and retained
by all later French governments and régimes." (wikipedia)
This prestigious Medal has been recently awarded by the people of France to
American Veterans who fought for the liberation of France during World War II.

Unless otherwise noted, these images were provided to the 416th Bomb Group
Archive by the family of Robert J. Basnett.
Click on an image link below to view a larger display.

French Legion Of Honor Medal with Letter of Gratitude to Robert J. "Bob" Basnett family from French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix
French Legion Of Honor Medal description
Shadowbox of Bob's WWII Medals, Patches, Wings and FLAK shrapnel
Bob's Bombardier/Navigator headgear, with French Legion Of Honor Medal
Bob Basnett Memorabilia

See also:
Robert J. Basnett Photo and Document Collection

Robert J. Basnett Post-War Obituary

Bob Basnett On Flak and Fear

Taped during the September, 2009 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.