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air force officer.

Lewis Hyde Brereton, American air force officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Air Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Dsitnguished Flying Cross, Knight of the Bath, Commander Franch Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (3 palms), Grand Commander Order of Albert of Belgium. Commander Order of Danilo (Montenegro now Jugoslavia), Grand Officer Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands).


Brereton, Lewis Hyde was born on June 21, 1890 in Pittsburgh. Son of William Denny and Helen (Hyde) Brereton.


Student St. John’s College, 1905-1907. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1911. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1928.


W. K. Pottinger, United States Marine Corps). Married Zena A. Groves, January 24, 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Brereton Diaries, 1946.


Served as ensign, United States Navy, June 3-5, 1911. Member Inter-Allied Control Commsision for Aviation, 1919-1921. Member Society Automotive Engineers.

Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Icy V. Larkin, February 20, 1931.; married Zena A. Groves, January 24, 1946. Children: Lewis Hyde, Elizabeth Denny (wife of Colonel.

William Denny Brereton

Helen (Hyde) Brereton

Icy V. Larkin

Zena A. Groves

Lewis Hyde Brereton

Elizabeth Denny (wife of Col Brereton