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LTC Kermit Arthur Tyler
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1913
Oelwein
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 2010
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Pilot, Wheeler Field, Hawaii, 1941.

Officer Tyler was the Army Air Forces' first lieutenant on temporary duty at Ft. Shafter's radar information center in Hawaii when two privates reporting seeing an unusually sizable blip on their radar screen, indicating a large number of aircraft about 132 miles away and fast approaching. Aware of B-17's returning. He told two (2) privates: "Don't worry about it."

The aircraft were the first wave of more than 180 Japanese fighters, torpedo bombers, dive bombers and horizontal bombers whose surprise attack on Pearl Harbor shortly before 8 a.m. plunged the United States into World War II.

Hr retired as a lieutenant colonel [LTC] in 1961. After his military career, he launched a career in real estate, and was a landlord.

Mr. Tyler is survived by three children, Carol Daniels of Morro Bay, Julie Jones of La Mesa and Terry Tyler of Temecula; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian, and a son, Michael.

NOTE: Requesting burial info. Please E-mail at ejhenderson@bellsouth.net. Thanks, Eugene 
 
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Created by: Eugene J. Henderson
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
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LTC Kermit Arthur Tyler
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Dear Colonel Tyler, Thank you for your meritorious service in the defense of freedom and democracy around the world. Congratulations on your Legion of Merit award. I don't doubt you and Colonel Hank Dettmar have some very interesting stories to share with...(Read more)
- E49
 Added: Mar. 1, 2015
RIP
- gordonphilbin
 Added: May. 7, 2012
Thank you for your service to our country, Colonel Tyler! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
- KATHY
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
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