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Lewis Hyde Brereton


Lewis Hyde Brereton (June 21, 1890 – July 20, 1967) was a military aviation pioneer and lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. A 1911 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he began his military career as a United States Army officer in the Coast Artillery Corps prior to World War I, then spent the remainder of his service as a career aviator. In WW II held command of 3rd AF, 1st Allied Airborne Army, 9th Af, 10th AF and Far East Air Force. Overall command of Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti mission to destroy the Romanian oilr refineries, was vested in Major General Lewis H. Brereton as commander of Ninth Air Force, headquartered in Cairo.



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Died 20 July 1967

July 20, 1967


Arlington National Cemetery


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