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[[caption]]Stanley Vaugn, Gen. Martin F. Scanion, Gen. Errol Zistel, Admiral Alian Bonnalie at Grover Loaning's party.[[/caption]]

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and barnstormed in the state of New York until the end of that year when he quit active flying as a pilot.

During his later years, although he had a permanent address in Santa Monica, California, he was a avid traveller, regularly visiting his native Sweden. He was a regular attendant at Early Bird Reunions, no matter where they were held. On July 10, 1957, while visiting his neice in Sweden, he died. His body was shipped back to the United States and after a fitting funeral service attended by several Early Birds, was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, california. Surviving are his daughter Mrs. Grace Kuns and other sons and daughters beside several grandchildren.


Lt. Gen Lewis H. Brereton was born June 21, 1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was married to Zena A. Bell and had two children. Lewis H. Jr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Pottinger. He attended St. John's COllege in Annapolis, Maryland and then the U. S. Naval Academy from which he was graduated in 1911. In August of that same year he was transferred to the U. S. Army with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

In 1912, he was assigned to the Air Service, and made his first solo flight January 23, 1913. He received Aero Club FAI Certificate No. 211 and later Expert Aviator Certificate No. 13. As a career Air Force officer he advanced through all grades to Lt. General. He served as Chief of Air Service, First Army Corps, 1917-18; Wing Commander, Army Reconnaisance Wing; Chief of Staff - Air Army of Occupation, 1919; Attache for Air, American Embassy, Paris 1919-22; Commanding General 3rd Air Force, 1941; Far East Air Force, 1941-42; 10th Air Force, India, 1942; 9th Air Force and later all U. S. Air Forces in Middle East, 1942-43; 9th Air Force, England and France, 1943-44; 1st Allied Airbourne Army, 1944-45; Chairman, Military Commission, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-48.

During his military career in two World Wars he received the following awards: Distinguished
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Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with three clusters, Air Medal with two clusters, Legion of Merit and one cluster, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and numerous decorations from Great Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Greece and Poland.

After leaving the Military Service, General Brereton became the President of the Overseas Service Corporation, Washington, D.C. until his retirement from business in 1950. His death occured July 19, 1967 of a heart attack, after undergoing an abdominal surgical operation nine days before.

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[[caption]] More Early Birds who enjoyed Grover Loening's hospitality. In foreground, Stanley Hiller, Charlie Meyers, Oliver Rosto and Curtiss Day.]]
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On Wednesday, July 12, 1967, C. Murvin Wood, 1018 Manatee Avenue East, Manatee, Florida, after having won his shuffleboard match and engaging in a pleasant hour of cribbage with his friends, passed away while making a telephone call.

C. Murvin Wood was born in Bible Grove, Illinois January 9, 1885. he was educated at McKendrick College in Illinois.

In September 1912 he enrolled in the Moisant School in Garden City, Long Island. Instruction was on an Anzani motored monoplane, beginning with "grass cutting" and progressing to short straight-away hops. No flying was permitted unless a dropped feather would fall straight to the ground. Wood made his first circle around the field November 20, 1912. The school moved to Augusta, Georgia for winter training. It was there on February 21, 1913 that he qualified for his FAI Certificate No. 209, which was issued on February 26th.

In September 1913, he gave up his position as Chief Instructor for the Moisant Company to accept an offer from the Republic Of Guatamala to be the instructor for their Army Air Force at Guatamala City. He served in that capacity for the next two years.

During that time, in 1914, an important event took place. He was married, in the President's palance to Mary Dunn. After their return to the United States, three children were born; Clyde M. Jr., Norman Lloyd and Virginia May.

His last flight was on a Boeing 720 jet to Detroit, Michigan, where he was interred in Evergreen Cemetary. As the ceremony was concluding, there was a fly-by of four military jets as a final salute. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia May, now Mrs. Bartley C. Furey and her children. Mrs. Furey and her family reside 18930 Muikirk Drive, Northridge, California.
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