Joseph Franklin Bass was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Knoxville Journal, August 19, 1944:Bass, 21, formerly of Knoxville, was killed in an automobile accident near Cheyenne, Wyoming, Aug. 14. He was stationed at Ft. Warren, Wyoming. Entered service Jan. 24, 1943. Former member of Stair Tech High School, ROTC, United Order of Golden Cross Commandy No. 1072, Methodist Church, Alcoa, Tenn. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Bass, Norfolk, Va.; grandfather W.F. Gardner. The body arrived in Knoxville at 2 p.m. Friday over the L&N Railroad and will be taken to the home of a cousin, Mrs. J.E. Hartsell, 324 East Churchwell Avenue Saturday morning. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Chapel, Rev. Glenn Lipps officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery.Cpl. Joseph Franklin
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 6 April 1923
- Date of death: 14 August 1944
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee,
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