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Gen Earl Larue Naiden
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1894
Woodward
Dallas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1944
Redmond
Deschutes County
Oregon, USA

U.S. Army Air Forces brigadier general (though some accounts show him reverted to colonel) and air power pioneer. West Point graduate in 1915, served with General John J. Pershing in Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916. In World War I, served in France, Italy and England and took part in campaigns in the Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Somme and witnessed the Italian defeat at Caporetto. Commanded Third Attack Group in its move from Galveston, Texas, to Barksdale Field, La. From 1938 to 1942 was chief of operations for General Headquarters Air Force. Commanded training bases in the United States 1942-1943. Also during World War II, helped General Claire Chennault establish the Flying Tigers in China, established U.S. India-China Ferry Command and met and escorted General Joseph Stillwell out of Burma. Chief of staff and later commander of the 10th Air Force in China-Burma-India theater of the war, then made chief of staff of the 13th Air Force, also in CBI. Varied accounts of his departure from CBI and apparent demotion to colonel. Killed in an airplane crash in Oregon in September 1944 while commander of the 317th Wing of the Fourth Air Force. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3 Plot 1958-A
 
Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Dec 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23308269
Gen Earl Larue Naiden
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thinking of you uncle.
- naiden
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015
Lost while Co-pilot of UC-45 # 44-47207.
- Bob Markham
 Added: Jun. 6, 2011
Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jan. 5, 2011
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