FRANK BASTA SR.---- In the Wednesday, October 25, 1944----- Times Leader


Staff Sgt. Frank Basta is Killed, 4 Others Missing and 3 Missing.

Wounded in mid summer Staff Sgt. Frank Basta, 30, of 162 Franklin Street, Plymouth, rejoined his outfit in combat on September 9 and a month later to the day, was killed in action on the Western Front.  Word of his death was received from the War Department by his widow, Mrs. Minerva Basta.  The soldier leaves two children, Joan and Frank Jr., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cron, Rear 166 Franklin Street, Plymouth.  The Purple Heart was awarded to S/Sgt Basta after he was wounded.  He entered the the Army June 6, 1942 and went overseas in March of this year with an infantry unit.  His widow is the former Minerva Wolfe of Plymouth, Twp.