Carmine R. Bassano


 

Preferred Name: Bass

Nickname/Call Sign: Dick or Bass

Date of Birth: February 22, 1936

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain

Hometown: Bethpage, NY

Biography

Carmine Bassano graduated from Academy of Aeronautics in August of 1958 with AAS in Aircraft Design Technology. He then joined the USAF on 8 December 8, 1958, attended Pilot Training Class 60F and was commisioned in USAFR in March of 1960. Carmine went to Luke AFB in Arizone for the F-100 transition and then to Nellis for advanced training. From there he was assigned to 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron as their new “brown bar”.

Carmine returned to England AFB, LA in August of 1964 and deployed to Tahkli AB, Thailand from September to December 1964 and rotated into and out of Danang,VN on a regular basis.

He returned to England AFB and was released from active duty March of 1965 with the rank of Captain.

Capt. Basamno then began a career with Grumman Aerospace Corp. where he became a “Consulting Pilot” for the Lunar Module and worked closely with the Apollo Astronauts until the program ended with Apollo 17. Afterwards, he joined the F-14 Flight test Program as a Flight Test Engineer for the #3 A/C in the high speed stability tests, travelled to Cornell University and Edwards FTC for some “side force controller” experiments and did stores separation analysis for A6 Intruder w/Cruise Missile.

Carmine was unfortunately caught up in the downturn of A/C industry in late 1970’s turned to the automotive industry as a service Manager and Salesman until retiring in 2011.

Units Assigned

  • 8/1958 Graduate from Academy of Aeronautics, with AAS in Aircraft Design Technology
  • 12/8/1958 Pilot Training Class 60F
  • 3/1960 commissioned in USAF
  • 1960 F-100 transition, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 1961 Advanced Training, Nellis AFB, NV
  • 1963-1964 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 8/1964 England AFB, LA
  • 9/1964-12/1964 Tahkli AB, Thailand
  • 12/1964-3/1965 DaNang, Vietnam
  • 3/1965 England AFB, released from active duty

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

  • 1960 USAF Pilot Training (Class 60-F)
  • 1961 Advanced Pilot Training

Civilian Education

  • 1958 AAS, Academy of Aeronautics
Biography

Biography

Carmine Bassano graduated from Academy of Aeronautics in August of 1958 with AAS in Aircraft Design Technology. He then joined the USAF on 8 December 8, 1958, attended Pilot Training Class 60F and was commisioned in USAFR in March of 1960. Carmine went to Luke AFB in Arizone for the F-100 transition and then to Nellis for advanced training. From there he was assigned to 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron as their new “brown bar”.

Carmine returned to England AFB, LA in August of 1964 and deployed to Tahkli AB, Thailand from September to December 1964 and rotated into and out of Danang,VN on a regular basis.

He returned to England AFB and was released from active duty March of 1965 with the rank of Captain.

Capt. Basamno then began a career with Grumman Aerospace Corp. where he became a “Consulting Pilot” for the Lunar Module and worked closely with the Apollo Astronauts until the program ended with Apollo 17. Afterwards, he joined the F-14 Flight test Program as a Flight Test Engineer for the #3 A/C in the high speed stability tests, travelled to Cornell University and Edwards FTC for some “side force controller” experiments and did stores separation analysis for A6 Intruder w/Cruise Missile.

Carmine was unfortunately caught up in the downturn of A/C industry in late 1970’s turned to the automotive industry as a service Manager and Salesman until retiring in 2011.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 8/1958 Graduate from Academy of Aeronautics, with AAS in Aircraft Design Technology
  • 12/8/1958 Pilot Training Class 60F
  • 3/1960 commissioned in USAF
  • 1960 F-100 transition, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 1961 Advanced Training, Nellis AFB, NV
  • 1963-1964 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 8/1964 England AFB, LA
  • 9/1964-12/1964 Tahkli AB, Thailand
  • 12/1964-3/1965 DaNang, Vietnam
  • 3/1965 England AFB, released from active duty

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

  • 1960 USAF Pilot Training (Class 60-F)
  • 1961 Advanced Pilot Training

Civilian Education

  • 1958 AAS, Academy of Aeronautics